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EtherNet/IP now integrates IO-Link devices

24/01/2020
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 archite...
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Cobot leasing programme launched

20/01/2020
Universal Robots (UR) has launched a new cobot leasing programme in collaboration with DLL, a global vendor finance company....
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Survey highlights progress and barriers to smart factory deployment

20/01/2020
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 s...


News Archive

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 02/12/2019 Sparse modelling-based embedded AI computing kit

    The world's first embedded computing kit for Artificial Intelligence (AI) which uses Sparse Modeling technology has been introduced by Congatec and Hacarus.

  14. 02/12/2019 Standard process diagnostics added to EtherNet/IP

    ODVA has published enhancements to ‘The EtherNet/IP Specification’ which outline integration of NAMUR NE 107 diagnostics for process automation into CIP architectures.

  15. 02/12/2019 Eurotech collaborates with Microsoft to accelerate IoT solutions

    Eurotech has joined Microsoft Azure Certified for Internet of Things (IoT), to help ensure that its customers are able to get IoT solutions up and running quickly with hardware and software that has been pre-tested and verified to work with Microsoft Azure IoT services.

  16. 29/11/2019 UKs strongest robot delivered to Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC)

    FANUC UK has delivered model from its strongest ever robot series to neighbouring research and technology organisation, the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), in Coventry.

  17. 22/11/2019 Remote support for BP’s Trinidad Cassia compression platform

    Honeywell is to design and deliver the Integrated Control and Safety System (ICSS) that will help BP remotely manage its offshore compression platform off Trinidad and Tobago’s southeast coast.

  18. 22/11/2019 Rockwell and ANSYS form strategic partnership

    A new strategic partnership between Rockwell Automation and ANSYS aims to help customers develop simulation-based digital twins of products, processes or manufacturing.

  19. 21/11/2019 Jens Holzhammer named as managing director of Moxa Europe

    Moxa has named Jens Holzhammer as managing director of its European operation. Holzhammer will zero in on verticalisation and promising niche markets by intensifying end-user relationships and optimising indirect sales channels.

  20. 19/11/2019 Guiding principles for digitalisation launched

    Government, Industry and the Trade Unions have come together to launch a new set of Guiding Principles for Digitalisation to help companies and the workforce make the most of the increasing drive towards a new digital era for manufacturing.