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Pushing the limits of manufacturing for oil and gas (14/10/2018)
Article image The University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) and Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), have joined forces to explore how some of the latest advanced manufacturing tools and processes can drive more efficient, smarter ways to reduce cost and increase productivity across BHGE’s operations.
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Embedded Vision Standard work has commenced (14/10/2018)
Work on creating a common embedded vision standard has begun. With support from machine vision industry players and associations the first meeting of the respective standard group took place on 22-23 August in Hamburg.
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What has the IIoT ever done for industry? (07/10/2018)
Article image A Whitepaper document from Novotek UK and Ireland looks at how emerging technologies – such as digital twinning, artificial intelligence and next-generation SCADA systems –can be used to benefit the industrial business, particularly in terms of improving maintenance operations.
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Industrial cybersecurity services aim to address skills gap 07/10/2018
Honeywell has introduced new cybersecurity consulting services designed to help industrial and critical infrastructure customers identify and eliminate dangerous security weaknesses. Full Story...

RS Components signs distribution agreement with Control Techniques 07/10/2018
RS Components (RS) has signed a global distribution agreement with Nidec Corporation for the Control Techniques brand products, which target maintenance professionals and machine builders. Full Story...

Safety over EtherCAT approved as Chinese National Standard 30/09/2018
The safety technology for EtherCAT, FSoE, is now a recommended National Standard (GB/T) in China, effective October 1, 2018.  Full Story...

Data analytics and cloud computing is driving MES growth in discrete Industries 30/09/2018
The MES market is growing with the adoption of cloud computing and data analytics in distinct industry applications around the world, with continued growth likely as companies focus on improving productivity and process efficiencies. Full Story...

Industrial tooling smart hub for assembly line production 30/09/2018
Desoutter Industrial Tools has introduced an industrial smart hub for assembly line production. Called CONNECT, it is designed to boost flexibility, uptime and productivity. Full Story...

Caterpillar integrates OSIsoft Connected Services for Cat Asset Intelligence 30/09/2018
Caterpillar has integrated OSIsoft’s Connected Services into its Cat Asset Intelligence platform, a suite of subscription-based AI services for analysing fuel consumption, equipment health and other critical operations in real time. Full Story...

The OPC Foundation welcomes its 600th member 23/09/2018
The OPC Foundation has welcomed Volkswagen as its 600th OPC Foundation member.  Full Story...

Siemens advances its 3D data visualisation capabilities through acquisition 23/09/2018
Siemens is said to acquire Lightwork Design, a computer software and technology licensing company specialising in 3D rendering software development and virtual reality (VR) experience generation.  Full Story...

Free online training to cut human error in oil and gas incidents 18/09/2018
A new training initiative to help prevent oil and gas incidents by focusing on human behaviours has been launched by the International Well Control Forum (IWCF), the independent, not-for-profit organisation which sets international training standards for well control. Full Story...

Yokogawa receives technological excellence awards for its FlowNavigator software tool 18/09/2018
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it has received a Technology Award from the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE) for its achievements in the development of an IIoT-enabled flow configuration tool.  Full Story...

Online tool can assess your readiness for Industry 4.0 adoption 10/09/2018
Festo has developed an online tool to help companies assess their readiness for Industry 4.0 adoption. Industry 4.0 Quick Check enables current Industry 4.0 maturity levels to be measured and highlights what the next training and development priorities should be. Full Story...

New Whitepaper: Maximising precision in industrial particulate inspections 03/09/2018
Particulate inspections of oil samples help prevent corrosion and wear in plant equipment. The same methods can also be used for quality control inspection of oil and gas pipelines. This whitepaper explains how the Olympus CIX100 automated microscopy system provides a particulate inspection workflow that images and measures particles in more detail than any other method. Full Story...

Robot equipment company acquires creator of cobot gripper 02/09/2018
Purple Robotics, which developed the first vacuum gripper designed specifically for cobots, has been acquired by OnRobot just two months after the OnRobot merger of three robotics companies from the USA, Hungary, and Denmark to create one global player with a strong focus on the market for industrial robot accessories. Full Story...

Yokogawa wins chemical injection metering valve orders for oil fields off coast of Norway 02/09/2018
Yokogawa has received orders to provide 59 high-performance FluidCom chemical injection metering valves for two offshore oil fields that are being developed by Equinor ASA, a Norwegian energy company. Full Story...

Graphene laminated pipes could reduce corrosion 27/08/2018
Researchers at The University of Manchester and TWI have discovered ways of using graphene to prolong the lifetime of pipes used in the oil and gas industry. Full Story...

Megger acquires Baker Instrument 27/08/2018
Megger Group has announced it has entered into an agreement to purchase the Baker Instrument business from SKF Group. Full Story...

Siemens and Bentley Systems strengthen strategic alliance 27/08/2018
The strategic alliance between Siemens and Bentley Systems, which started in 2016, is to be further expanded. Full Story...

Join the food engineering debate 20/08/2018
On 18th October at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry, the Appetite for Engineering 2018 event will once again bring the UK food and beverage industry together to debate topical food engineering issues. Full Story...

Stemmer Imaging to distribute Odos Imaging TOF 3D cameras 19/08/2018
Stemmer Imaging, has signed an agreement with Odos Imaging for the distribution of Time-Of-Flight (TOF) 3D cameras across Europe. Full Story...

Award launched to develop skills in budding engineers 07/08/2018
A new award, designed to help develop high-level technical skills in the next generation of engineers, has been launched by Siemens in partnership with the University of Lincoln, UK. Full Story...



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