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COVID-19 will result in a surge in mobile robot use cases

02/04/2020
A whitepaper from ABI Research has identified the short- and long-term impact that the global pandemic is likely to have on industrial, collaborative, and commercial robo...
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Tell us how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting your work

31/03/2020
We have posed a few quick questions to help us better understand how the current Covid-19 pandemic is affecting you and how your engineering functions are currently being...
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Yokogawa acquires specialists in AI for image analytics

30/03/2020
Yokogawa Electric Corporation has acquired Denmark-based Grazper Technologies ApS (Grazper), which develops advanced artificial intelligence (AI) technologies for analysi...


News Archive

  1. 27/03/2020 automatica is postponed until December

    Due to the increasing global spread of Coronavirus and based on the recommendations of the German Federal Government and the Bavarian State Government, Messe München has postponed automatica 2020.

  2. 26/03/2020 No HANNOVER MESSE in 2020

    It has been announced by event organisers that HANNOVER MESSE will now not take place at all this year due to the increasingly critical situation surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic.

  3. 23/03/2020 Could pay-per-use IIoT models transform manufacturing?

    relayr has entered into a strategic partnership with trade association MAKE UK that will focus on how the implementation of IIoT pay-per-use models could transform the manufacturing industry. Together they intend to host a series of conferences, roundtables and workshops.

  4. 23/03/2020 TE Connectivity announces integration with Analog Devices’ MeasureWare

    TE Connectivity has announced its integration with Analog Devices (ADI) MeasureWare, a plug-and-play suite of hardware measurement kits and software studio tools designed to help fulfill the growing need for precision measurement.

  5. 16/03/2020 NEC and Siemens partner to provide AI monitoring and analysis solution to accelerate digitalisation

    NEC Corporation is collaborating with Siemens in the IoT field to provide a monitoring and analysis solution for manufacturing that connects MindSphere and NEC's System Invariant Analysis Technology (SIAT). As part of the agreement, NEC is joining the MindSphere Partner Program.

  6. 16/03/2020 ecom receives Hazardex Award

    ecom, a Pepperl+Fuchs brand, has received the PPTex (personal protection technologies for hazardous areas) Innovation category of this year's Hazardex Award for its selection of mobile end devices, accessories, peripherals and digital services.

  7. 08/03/2020 Volkswagen’s Zwickau factory set to be extensively digitised for mass electric car production

    The Volkswagen brand expects to be building up to one and a half million electric cars a year by 2025. In order to enable this level of mass production, its Zwickau factory will be converted to e-mobility and extensively digitised by the end of 2020.

  8. 08/03/2020 Standard industrial interface for SPE set published

    The international standard for Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) interfaces in industrial applications has been published with IEC 63171-6.

  9. 04/03/2020 HANNOVER MESSE 2020 postponed

    We have heard from the organisers of HANNOVER MESSE that a decision has been made to postpone this annual event until 13 to 17 July.

  10. 02/03/2020 The industrial cybersecurity imperative

    Awareness of the challenge that cyber-attacks represent has increased significantly, along with associated investments. However, both the sophistication of attacks and the number of possible attack vectors have also increased. An ARC Strategy Report shares many key industrial and other cybersecurity-related learnings.

  11. 23/02/2020 Top robotic trends for 2020

    From 2020 to 2022 almost two million new units of industrial robots are expected to be installed in factories around the world. The International Federation of Robotics explores why.

  12. 18/02/2020 IO-Link description file database grows

    The IODDfinder is centralised, cross-manufacturer database containing IO-Link description files

  13. 18/02/2020 Spend on simulation software grows as use cases prove its benefits

    Traditionally, simulation software was only been employed to tweak production lines. Today, however, it is being utilised to test new concepts, accelerate product development, and demonstrate regulatory compliance, according to a new report from ABI Research, enititled ‘Industrial Simulation Use Cases: How Simulation Software Benefits Manufacturers’ Operations application analysis report.’

  14. 17/02/2020 Food Processing Awards 2020: nominations are open!

    Nominations are now open for entry into the annual Food Processing Awards, which acknowledge and engineering excellence and innovation in the food and beverage processing sector. This year the award ceremony will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Coventry on the evening of the annual Appetite for Engineering event on 15th October. 

  15. 11/02/2020 PROFINET gets boosted security measures at protocol level

    PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) has always recognised security as being one of the most vital components of an industrial communication system. 

  16. 03/02/2020 Simplifying deployment of hyperspectral imaging

    Pleora Technologies and perClass BV have announced a technology partnership to simplify the deployment of machine learning hyperspectral imaging for inspection applications.

  17. 27/01/2020 SPS 2019 put a spotlight on industry trends and innovations

    Despite the challenging economic climate, the 30th SPS exhibition once again broke records. The number of exhibitors with their own booths was bigger than ever before, with exhibitors showcasing an ever wider range of products and solutions designed to help industry meet their current and future challenges.

  18. 27/01/2020 HARTING and Expleo Group cooperate on smart factory projects

    The HARTING Technology Group and Expleo have a cooperation agreement in the area of data-controlled services and IoT solutions for industrial customers.

  19. 24/01/2020 EtherNet/IP now integrates IO-Link devices

    The ODVA has published enhancements to The EtherNet/IP Specification, which outline how to integrate devices built to the IO-Link Communication Standard into CIP architectures.

  20. 20/01/2020 Cobot leasing programme launched

    Universal Robots (UR) has launched a new cobot leasing programme in collaboration with DLL, a global vendor finance company.