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Appetite for Engineering 2017: The countdown starts now (20/06/2017)
Article image To both inspire and educate engineers working across the food and beverage sector about the benefits of automation technologies, this year's Appetite for Engineering event will be taking place at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) at Ansty Park in Coventry on 19th October. Suzanne Gill reports. 
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Are you vulnerable to attack? (20/06/2017)
According to Derek Burton too many of industrial systems remain unnecessarily vulnerable to cyber attacks.
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Mobile Apps are transforming the factory environment (20/06/2017)
Article image According to Frost & Sullivan, the factory environment is set to witness a massive transformation with the advent of Industrial mobile applications (apps). Coupled with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT), industrial mobile apps will create new business models and revenue streams aimed at enhancing connectivity, control, convergence and customer satisfaction, plus increase overall plant productivity, responsiveness, supply chain logistics and employee relations.
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Research shows that video in data collection is increasing 08/06/2017
A recent survey, conducted by HBM, shows that video use is accelerating in data collection. Almost half of the respondents (47%) already use video in data recording today, while 54% of the respondents expect video use within their organisation to increase in the next year. Full Story...

Sensor + Test exhibition: visitor numbers 05/06/2017
The organisers of the SENSOR+TEST 2017 Measurement Fair in Nuremberg have released visitor numbers to the show. A total of 8,100 technology professionals attended the sensor, measuring, and testing technology exhibition this year. Full Story...

Industry 4.0 report separates UK ambition from reality 05/06/2017
A report from KPMG says that while many manufacturers are working towards creating the ‘factory of the future’ or digital enterprise, few have worked out how to apply those capabilities across all corners of their operations. Most are still experimenting with discrete pilots or trialling solutions. Full Story...

New Whitepaper: Smoothing out interoperability issues in smart factories 01/06/2017
A new whitepaper from Moxa takes a closer look at the challenges facing systems integrators with OT-to-OT, OT-to-IT, and OT-to-IIoT interoperability. It also highlights the solutions available to ensure nonstop connectivity throughout converged networks. Full Story...

IO-Link Safety specification released 30/05/2017
With the recent release and publication of the IO-Link Safety specification by the IO-Link community and its concept assessment approval by the TÜV SÜD, the way looks paved for the implementation of IO-Link Safety enabled systems and devices.  Full Story...

New Whitepaper: Industry 4.0 - Data and control in future manufacturing 24/05/2017
A whitepaper from the CC-Link Partner Association looks at the key requirements for Industry 4.0 success and proposes CC-Link IE as an Industry 4.0-ready Industrial Ethernet networking solution. Full Story...

Emerson completes Mynah Technologies acquisition 22/05/2017
Emerson has completed the purchase of MYNAH Technologies, a long-time alliance partner and provider of dynamic simulation and operator training software. MYNAH’s solutions enable plant engineers and technicians to test and improve process control strategies and train plant operators in offline, real-world scenarios before implementing them in live production. Full Story...

Global process instrumentation and automation market set to grow 15/05/2017
The value of the global market for process instrumentation and automation is forecast to grow at a five-year compound annual growth rate of 4% between 2016 and 2021, according to figures from Global Automation Research. Full Story...

Sensors & Test exhibition 15/05/2017
As sensors, measuring and test systems gaining more importance in todays increasingly networked world the international trade fair for measuring technology – SENSOR + TEST – takes on ever more importance. This year, the theme of the event, which takes place between 30th May and 1st June in Nuremberg, will be 'Networked measurement technology for mobile applications.' Full Story...

Making digitalisation tangible 15/05/2017
This year’s Hannover Messe set out to make the benefits of digitalisation tangible for visitors, with demonstrations of the potential of intelligent robots, adaptive machines and integrated energy systems. Full Story...

ABBs acquisition of B&R examined 09/05/2017
Alex West, principal analyst at IHS Markit, discusses whether B&R acquisition will give ABB a boost in industrial automation. Full Story...

Emerson completes acquisition of Pentair Valves & Controls 03/05/2017
The acquisition of Pentair Valves & Controls by Emerson is said to enable the company to grow its global footprint in automation and to expand its position in key served markets such as chemical, power, refining, mining and oil and gas. Full Story...

SCHUNK wins HERMES AWARD 2017 26/04/2017
This year’s HERMES AWARD winner is gripping solutions developer, SCHUNK GmbH & Co. KG for a solution that supports human-robot collaboration. Full Story...

fleXstructures wins Robotics Award at Hannover Messe 26/04/2017
fleXstructures GmbH has been announced the winner of the Robotics Award 2017 for applied robotics at Hannover Messe this week, after impressing the judges with its smart software solution for robot optimisation. Full Story...

Opening up the world of predictive maintenance to SMEs 24/04/2017
ALM-enabled Smart Maintenance (ALMeS)  is a new innovation activity launched by EIT Digital’s Digital Industry Action Line with the goal of developing a cost-effective solution based on the collection and analysis of real-time data from machines. Full Story...

IoT set to trigger enterprise digital transformation 18/04/2017
From the results of a global survey – the IoT 2020 Business Report – Schneider Electric has predicted that the Internet of Things (IoT) will trigger the next wave of enterprise digital transformation. Full Story...

Online learning portal for the oil and gas industry 10/04/2017
Robert Gordon University (RGU) has introduced a new set of online short courses designed to help professional development and address skills needs within the oil and gas industry. Full Story...

Intelligent wiring creates transparency 03/04/2017
A white paper from Eaton provides a description of how machine operating costs can be reduced and productivity increased with a device-level, intelligent wiring and communication system. Full Story...

New facility helps Emerson customers achieve operational excellence 03/04/2017
Emerson's new Langenfeld offices, in Germany, showcases automation technology innovations that harness the power of the Industrial Internet of Things to transform business performance in an Industry 4.0 environment. Full Story...

FieldComm Group seeks nominees for 2017 Plant of the Year Award 28/03/2017
Qualified nominees for the 15th annual Plant of the Year Award are now being sought by FieldComm Group, which recognises end user companies in the process automation industry for their valuable application of FOUNDATION Fieldbus, FDI and/or HART Communication technologies. Nominations will be accepted until 31 May 2017. Full Story...



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