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A real-time, smart water solution for water network optimisation (21/03/2017)
Schneider Electric recently introduced Water Network Optimisation (WNO) Suite, a Water and Wastewater industry solution powered by Aquis 7.0 and built on its Wonderware System Platform.
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Putting down the pencil and paper in favour of automated data collection solutions (07/03/2017)
Article image InfinityQS International is calling for greater adoption of automated data collection technologies to attain enterprise visibility and begin to adopt Industry 4.0. A recent survey of 260 manufacturers found that 75% are still manually collecting data.
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On the way to production runs of one (27/02/2017)
Work being undertaken by Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology is putting us on the road towards ever shorter production runs, with the help of digital twins.
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Ericsson and Intel launch 5G initiative with Honeywell, GE and the University of California Berkeley 27/02/2017
Ericsson and Intel Corporation are launching the 5G Innovators Initiative (5GI2), an open industry initiative designed to explore, test and innovate with 5G network and distributed edge technology and to accelerate the adoption of 5G wireless and infrastructure innovation. Honeywell, GE and the University of California Berkeley, are the first participants to join the initiative. Full Story...

Industrial robot deployments grow as manufacturers adopt connectivity technologies 24/02/2017
The global market for robotics in manufacturing is steadily gathering pace, says Frost & Sullivan. This, it says, is driven by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).  Full Story...

Emerson opens oil and gas education facility 14/02/2017
Emerson has opened new education facilities at its Solutions Centre in Aberdeen, to provide a range of training courses and competency assessment programmes, enabling engineers and technicians to enhance the automation technology skills required to maximise the operational performance of the assets on which they work. Full Story...

Panduit to showcase its industrial automation infrastructure solutions at Industry 4.0 Summit 14/02/2017
At the event, which takes place from April 4 - 5 in Manchester in the UK, Panduit will give visitors access to an interactive demonstration about 'Defining IIoT/Industry 4.0 Physical Infrastructure' across a manufacturing environment. Full Story...

UKIVA plans machine vision conference 06/02/2017
With its first ever Machine Vision Conference & Exhibition, the UK Industrial Vision Association (UKIVA) has developed a new event for the imaging industry in the UK which will take place at ArenaMK in Milton Keynes on 27 April. Full Story...

Siemens and Bentley Systems formalise strategic alliance 30/01/2017
Siemens and Bentley Systems have formalised a strategic alliance agreement to drive new business value by accelerating digitalisation to advance infrastructure project delivery and asset performance in complementary business areas. Full Story...

Pipeline management and SCADA solution for oil and gas pipeline project 23/01/2017
Yokogawa United Kingdom has received an order from the British Pipeline Agency Limited (BPA), a provider of engineering and operational services to the oil and gas pipeline sector, to supply a management and control system for a multi-product fuel pipeline system. This project will replace BPA’s existing pipeline management and SCADA systems. Full Story...

NI opens Industrial Internet of Things lab 16/01/2017
NI has recently opened a new Industrial IoT Lab at its Austin headquarters in the US. Full Story...

B&R achieves ISO 9001:2015 certification 03/01/2017
B&R is one of the first Austrian companies to pass an ISO 9001:2015 recertification audit by TÜV AUSTRIA, the latest version of the ISO 9001 quality management standard. Full Story...

e-F@ctory Alliance grows 03/01/2017
APT Automation has become the latest member of Mitsubishi Electric’s e-F@ctory Alliance. Full Story...

EtherNet/IP nodes take 25% of market share 03/01/2017
According to figures from IHS Markit, an international analyst firm, EtherNet/IP represents the largest number of new nodes shipped of industrial Ethernet networks in 2015, at nearly 25% share of market. Full Story...

CC-Link IE and PROFINET interoperability specification launched 13/12/2016
The CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) and PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) announced the launch of a new joint specification at sps/ipc/drives to allow for easy interoperability between CC-Link IE and PROFINET. Full Story...

Phoenix Contact and Flowserve join Open Integration program 13/12/2016
Endress+Hauser’s Open Integration Partner Program aims to mitigate risks when commissioning customer plant by ensuring that operators can easily integrate their devices and components into automation systems.The eight companies already in the programme -AUMA Riester, HIMA Paul Hildebrandt, Honeywell Process Solutions, Mitsubishi Electric, Pepperl+Fuchs, Rockwell Automation, R. STAHL and Schneider Electric - have been  joined by Phoenix Contact and Flowserve.  Full Story...

Remote control of a North Sea platform 13/12/2016
Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) is to provide advanced automation and safety solutions to enable remote onshore operation for an offshore platform in the North Sea, reducing overall production costs and improving safety. Full Story...

Time-Sensitive Networking: A key technology in automation networks? 28/11/2016
Belden used the recent SPS/IPC/Drives event to highlight the importance of Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) in future of automation networks.  Full Story...

Siemens to bring MindSphere to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform 28/11/2016
At the SPS/IPC/Drives 2016 event last week Siemens discussed its plans to make its open IoT ecosystem MindSphere available on Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform during the course of 2017.  Full Story...

NAMUR and ODVA to collaborate to optimise Industrial Ethernet 28/11/2016
NAMUR and ODVA are collaborating to develop an EtherNet/IP proof-of-concept system for process automation in a bid to advance the adoption of industrial Ethernet in the process industries. Full Story...

The importance of being agile 21/11/2016
Representatives from across the food manufacturing supply chain, industry trade bodies and academics, recently got together at a Siemens-hosted roundtable event to debate the issues that agile manufacturing raises for the food and beverage industry. Full Story...

Rockwell and Endress+Hauser open joint test plant 09/11/2016
Rockwell Automation and Endress+Hauser recently opened their first joint test plant in Europe for the validation of new products. Full Story...

Yokogawa commits to the IIoT 09/11/2016
Yokogawa has recently made some significant moves which demonstrate its commitment to the development of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Firstly it has set up a new division – the Architecture Development Division California – to pursue the development of core technologies to facilitate IIoT architectures. Secondly it has acquired a developer of cyber security software for the IIoT. Full Story...



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