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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 e...
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IO-Link description file database grows

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

News Archive

  1. 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. 

  2. 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. 

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 20/01/2020 Survey highlights progress and barriers to smart factory deployment

    A Europe-wide survey of over 200 manufacturers with more than 500 employees shows that deployment of smart factory initiatives is currently running at around 63% and is set to grow rapidly over the next five years. The remaining 37% identify as being in the ‘planning stage’.

  9. 20/01/2020 AVT Reliability acquires Van Geffen

    The Dutch asset condition monitoring specialist, Van Geffen, has become part of the AVT Reliability Group following its acquisition by UK-based AES Engineering Ltd.

  10. 13/01/2020 Blockchain and the manufacturing supply chain

    Blockchain is changing the way trust, transparency and revenue in manufacturing supply chains. Is viewed, says Karthik Sundaram, program manager – industrial at Frost & Sullivan.

  11. 13/01/2020 Chell Instruments acquired by SDI Group

    UK-based Chell Instruments has been bought by the SDI Group of scientific and technology product manufacturers.

  12. 10/01/2020 5G will require a new approach on the factory floor

    By 2026 there will be 5.3 million 5G connections on the factory floor according to ABI Research.

  13. 06/01/2020 OPC UA Safety technical work has been completed

    PI, in cooperation with the OPC Foundation, has recently completed the technical work for OPC UA Safety.

  14. 06/01/2020 Are we set for a surge in AI investment?

    According to new findings of research undertaken by IFS, a global enterprise applications company, manufacturers are planning to aggressively invest in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies.

  15. 03/01/2020 Enhancing pipeline inspection with optical gas imaging

    FLIR Systems has published a new application spotlight that highlights the role that its optical gas imaging (OGI) cameras are playing in detecting gas leaks from oil and gas pipelines.

  16. 16/12/2019 Partnership aims to deliver advanced analytics solutions

    Elisa Smart Factory, an industrial IoT and data analytics provider, has signed a collaboration agreement with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), an IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation, which will see the companies jointly undertaking efforts to market and deploy Elisa Smart Factory IIoT and advanced analytics solutions to a broad spectrum of industry manufacturers.

  17. 16/12/2019 Audi tests the use of exoskeletons in production

    Audi is currently conducting a comparative study of two exoskeletons in its production facilities - the Paexo from Ottobock and the Skelex 360 from Skelex.

  18. 09/12/2019 Watch on demand webinar: Creating networks that are fit for digitalisation projects

    The success of any Industry 4.0, IIoT, or digitalisation project will ultimately depend on the reliability of the communication network. Control Engineering Europe’s latest webinar offers advice on creating great networks. Register to watch the webinar now.

  19. 09/12/2019 Growth predicted for cobot market

    A new collaborative market report from Interact Analysis has found that the growth rate of collaborative robots (cobots) is leading the robotics industry. It also says that logistics will surpass automotive to be the second largest end user of cobots by 2023, with electronics in first place.

  20. 02/12/2019 Digitising field data with mobile devices

    Yokogawa Electric Corporation and MetaMoJi Corporation have jointly developed SensPlus Note – a low cost solution for the digitisation of plant data on mobile devices.