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Find out what's inside the latest issue of Control Engineering Europe magazine (11/02/2019)
In the latest issue of Control Engineering Europe find at why education is key to Industry 4.0 success and take a look at the next generation of gateway solutions that have been optimised for the IIoT.
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OPC UA: More than just a protocol (11/02/2019)
Article image In recent years, OPC UA has become a real ‘movement,’ that appears to be bringing industry together. There are currently around 50 industrial groups working on Companion specifications. The goal is for the creation of plug&play standardised information, which can then then exchanged via the OPC UA mechanism – optionally also with determinism at field level (but not into the public cloud).
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Indegy Joins IBM Security App Exchange Community (04/02/2019)
Indegy has announced the integration of its Indegy Industrial Cybersecurity Suite and IBM’s QRadar Security Intelligence Platform, to bridge the visibility gap between enterprise information technology (IT) environments and industrial, operational technology (OT) environments.
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Electrocomponents acquires Monition 04/02/2019
Electrocomponents has completed the acquisition of Monition, a UK-based pioneer in the design, development and application of leading reliability and condition-monitoring systems. Full Story...

AI and the manufacturing industry 29/01/2019
In a presentation about the rise of cognitive factories and the use of AI on the plant floor Karthik Sundaram, Frost & Sullivan Industrial IoT programme manager, offered insight into the potential impact of AI on the manufacturing landscape. Full Story...

Robot sales in India grow by 30% 29/01/2019
According to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) sales of industrial robots in India reached a new record of 3,412 new units installed in 2017 – an increase of 30% compared to the previous year. Between 2012 and 2017 India saw a compound annual sales growth rate of 18%. Full Story...

Robotised and digitised battery module factory 29/01/2019
Siemens has just opened one of the world's most advanced and robotic battery module factories in Trondheim, Norway where 55 battery modules per shift will be assembled every day for the marine and offshore market. Full Story...

Are we only scratching the surface of automation? 22/01/2019
A report by the Capgemini Research Institute showed that less than one-fifth of global businesses are adopting multiple automation use cases at scale, and reveals that organisations are focusing on operational gains versus strategic long-term growth. Full Story...

Making a business case for artificial intelligence 22/01/2019
A recent Omron conference about the use of artificial intelligence in the manufacturing industry emphasised the fact that the technologies are ready and available — it’s just the business cases that are waiting for their finishing touches. Full Story...

EEMUA e-learning on mechanical integrity 14/01/2019
EEMUA has expanded its ‘for the industry, by the industry’ e-learning offering with the launch of a course aimed at helping organisations maintain the mechanical integrity of plant containing hazardous substances by using periodic examination and testing. Full Story...

Digital Experience Centre showcases transformative digital technologies 14/01/2019
Siemens has opened a fully refurbished ‘Digital Experience Centre’ designed to practically illustrate how companies can successfully embark on a digital transformation journey. Full Story...

Delivering condition monitoring benefits to wider applications 07/01/2019
SKF has launched a condition-based maintenance solution that can bring condition monitoring to applications other than the most critical assets. Full Story...

Eurotech wins Innovation & Leadership Award in the global IoT platforms market 17/12/2018
Based on its recent analysis of the Global Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms market, Frost & Sullivan has recognised Eurotech with the 2018 Global Frost Radar Growth, Innovation Leadership (GIL) Award for being one of the leaders in the industry leveraging innovation to deliver best-in-class solutions to its customers. Full Story...

Emerson acquires Advanced Engineering Valves 17/12/2018
Emerson has acquired Advanced Engineering Valves (A.E. Valves), a manufacturer of valve technology that helps Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) customers operate more efficiently. Full Story...

Dr Melzer of Festo to head Industry 4.0 platform steering committee 17/12/2018
Dr Frank Melzer has become the head of the Industry 4.0 platform steering committee for the digitisation of business in Germany. He took over the role from Bernd Leukert of SAP on 4 December 2018. Full Story...

TSN: Providing Ethernet networks with continuous real-time capability 10/12/2018
Fraunhofer IPMS has developed a TSN IP Core for the simplified implementation of endpoints in TSN-capable Ethernet networks. Full Story...

Rockwell Automation control devices support CIP Security 10/12/2018
CIP Security was created to help protect critical industrial communications as part of a defense-in-depth security strategy. Rockwell Automation has introduced the first industrial control products on the market that allow companies to deploy CIP Security in their operations. Full Story...

FDI tools and components support OPC UA 05/12/2018
FieldComm Group has announced the availability of version 1.3.0 of the FDI development tools for field devices and host systems. These updated tools allow suppliers to develop a broader range of products with fewer tools and better capabilities, while enhancing security and integration capability for their customers. Full Story...

EtherCAT Technology Group offers vendor-independent diagnosis interface 05/12/2018
The EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) has specified a new vendor-independent diagnosis interface, which allows third-party tools to access diagnostic information from EtherCAT networks. Full Story...

EtherNet/IP integrates Hart devices 05/12/2018
ODVA has published enhancements to The EtherNet/IP Specification which outline how to integrate devices built to the HART Communication Protocol into an EtherNet/IP architecture. Full Story...

New Whitepaper: Profitable Safety – Improving real time operational safety to jumpstart the profit engine 03/12/2018
It is now understood that the safety of the operation can have a direct, positive impact on the operational profitability of a plant. Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) can now be viewed not just as a cost center, but as a profit center, and new levels of both safety and profitability can result. This whitepaper explains how real-time safe profitability is no longer a dream – today it is a reality! Full Story...

Festo to demonstate new Automation Platform at SPS/IPC/Drives 2018 26/11/2018
Don't miss the Festo stand at SPS/IPC/Drives 2018 this weeks in Nuremberg to get the low-down on its new Automation Platform. Also on the booth with be a demonstration of its first demo implementation of the Industry4.0 administration shell. Full Story...

Looking into a more connected future 19/11/2018
At the 2018 EMEA Honeywell User Group (HUG) conference Suzanne Gill got the opportunity to speak with John Rudolph, president of Honeywell Process Solutions, about the process industry’s migration towards more connected enterprises. Full Story...



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