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Join the food engineering debate (20/08/2018)
Article image 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.
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Stemmer Imaging to distribute Odos Imaging TOF 3D cameras (19/08/2018)
Article image Stemmer Imaging, has signed an agreement with Odos Imaging for the distribution of Time-Of-Flight (TOF) 3D cameras across Europe.
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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.
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Automated detection of faults in industrial machines 07/08/2018
Intelligent software that can automatically detect system faults in industrial machines is being developed by researchers in a bid to assist current support engineers and plug an expanding skills gap in the engineering industry. Full Story...

Creating a smart language for additive manufacturing 01/08/2018
A new language is being developed to help unlock the full potential of additive manufacturing (AM), enabling designers, AM engineers and inspectors to communicate. Full Story...

TE Connectivity acquires ABB’s terminal block business 01/08/2018
TE Connectivity (TE) has completed the acquisition of ABB’s ENTRELEC terminal block business. Full Story...

Event: Understanding and applying PROFIBUS, PROFINET and IO-Link 30/07/2018
The Profibus Group – PI UK has organised a free-to-attend seminar at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry, UK on 24 October. Full Story...

Newest version of HARTING PushPull connectors stocked by RS Components 27/07/2018
RS Components is now stocking HARTING PushPull V4 series of connectors, which target a wide range of industrial applications. Full Story...

Seeq secures finances to to fuel IIoT advanced analytics growth strategy 23/07/2018
Altira Group is joined by Chevron Technology Ventures and next47 as Seeq looks to extend solutions for business insight derived from manufacturing dataSeeq Corporation, a leader in manufacturing and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) advanced analytics software. Full Story...

Smart manufacturing activities launched by MESA 23/07/2018
The Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) International is planning a series of activities to uncover common ground in smart manufacturing.  Activities will include the formation of MESA Smart Manufacturing Community Groups and a year-long, use case-based research programme on successes and challenges in deploying Smart Manufacturing solutions.  Full Story...

Emerson completes acquisition of Aventics 23/07/2018
Emerson has completed the purchase of pneumatics company Aventics, in a move which will expand its reach in the fluid automation market. Full Story...

Cloud-to-Plant-Floor Connectivity with FDT Server 10/07/2018
Simplify entry into IIoT with a standardised, scalable and secure solution with mobility. Full Story...

Finnish manufacturing industry reboots 29/06/2018
The ‘Reboot Finland IoT Factory’ corporate and research ecosystem project is funded by Business Finland with the the R&D activities of the participating businesses being supported by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, the University of Oulu and Åbo Akademi.  The aim is to tackle the grand challenges to the strategic competitiveness of the Finnish manufacturing industry.  Full Story...

Industrial robot sales increase 25/06/2018
Global sales of industrial robots reached the new record of 380,550 units in 2017 - an increase of 29 % compared to the previous year according to figures from the International Federation of Robotics (IFR). Full Story...

Emerging cybersecurity trends 19/06/2018
Cybersecurity experts from TÜV Rheinland have listed eight challenges that need to overcome to allow organisations to better protect themselves from the increasing volume and complexity of cyberattacks while preparing for the opportunities of automation and digitalisation of industries Full Story...

SAP and Pepperl+Fuchs strengthen their IoT cooperation in the process industry 19/06/2018
SAP and Pepperl+Fuchs are planning to strengthen their IoT cooperation in the process industry to include coordinated development of joint solutions, as well as sales and implementation. Full Story...

SAP and Endress+Hauser work on joint IIoT solutions 18/06/2018
SAP and Endress+Hauser have recently announced their intention to intensify their cooperation in the development of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications for the process industry. Full Story...

Siemens and Bentley Systems collaborate on Process Industries Academy initiative 13/06/2018
It was announced at ACHEMA this week that Siemens’ Process Industries and Drives and Digital Factories divisions are teaming up with Bentley Systems’ Bentley Institute to establish a Process Industries Academy designed to support the two companies joint vision for cloud services and digital workflows in engineering and operations. Full Story...

Omron and Cisco collaborate to enhance IoT security in manufacturing 10/06/2018
Omron and Cisco Systems have agreed to collaborate by integrating Cisco’s networking and security technology into Omron PLCs. Through this collaboration, the two companies will enhance the security of today’s increasingly intelligent manufacturing sites with IoT. Full Story...

Smart Sensor now also monitors pumps 10/06/2018
The ABB Ability Smart Sensor provides data for the predictive maintenance of low voltage motors. In partnership with pump producer, Emile EggerABB has now developed the solution to remotely monitor pumps. Full Story...

Skills shortages leading to increased interest in new technology 04/06/2018
A recent MHA MacIntyre Hudson survey of manufacturing and engineering clients, found that three-quarters of respondents face recruitment challenges, with 46% seeking to fill skilled vacancies. Full Story...

IO-Link Wireless specification completed 29/05/2018
The IO-Link community has completed work on the specifications for IO-Link Wireless and an approved version has been published. Full Story...

Robots and digitisation will change the way we work 20/05/2018
These are the findings of the automatica Trend Index 2018 surveyed 7,000 employees in the USA, Asia and Europe about the way they believe robots and digitalisation might change the way they work. Full Story...



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