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Trends in manufacturing investment to enable Industry 4.0

07/07/2020
Nokia has partnered with ABI Research to survey over 600 manufacturing decision-makers to assess investment strategies related to 4G/LTE, 5G and Industry 4.0....
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Manufacturers need to rethink global operations

22/06/2020
Manufacturers must redesign and reform their Global Supply Chains or Global Production Networks (GPN) if they want to survive and prosper in the wake of the Covid-19 pand...


News Archive

  1. 17/06/2020 VIEW ON DEMAND WEBINAR: Industrial IoT’s challenge – How can the edge keep up with the cloud?

    Join us at a time that suits you to find out how the edge can keep up with the cloud to enable digital transformation. Our recent webinar explained how Microsoft Azure’s IoT infrastructure can be used to build scalable Industrial IoT applications that run at the edge – either with or without advanced analytics and machine learning models.

  2. 16/06/2020 Let’s talk about overcoming challenges together

    Appetite for Engineering 2020 is due to take place this year on 15 October at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) at Ansty Park in Coventry. Suzanne Gill gathers thoughts about the event from some of this years sponsors.

  3. 08/06/2020 Siemens acquires virtual training provider

    Siemens has acquired the Swedish service and software company Vizendo AB, a provider of virtual operator training for automotive manufacturing.

  4. 08/06/2020 Ethernet Alliance nominates Single Pair Ethernet subcommittee chairman

    Bob Voss, senior principal engineer at Panduit Corporate Research and Development, has been appointed by the Ethernet Alliance as chair of the Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) subcommittee.

  5. 01/06/2020 Flowserve Corporation joins the FDT Group leadership team.

    Flowserve has been a long-term member of FDT Group and a participant on its technical working groups. Recently, it has upgraded its membership to ‘Sponsor’ status and assumed roles on both the FDT Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

  6. 01/06/2020 BCAS training course: Working safely during Covid-19

    The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) is offering a new training course for businesses and employees concerned about safe working practices during the Coronavirus pandemic.

  7. 27/05/2020 Manufacturers are leading the UK’s green recovery

    During the COVID-19 crisis, manufacturers have proven they can work in new, more sustainable ways. As industry looks to rebuild and grow after the lockdown, there is an opportunity to refocus on sustainability goals and work with Government to deliver a green recovery, according to a report from Make UK.

  8. 26/05/2020 Smart sensors are key to revolutionising predictive maintenance in motor driven systems

    A new predictive maintenance focussed report from Interact Analysis (IA) highlights the potential for a new relationship between component manufacturers, OEM machine builders, and end users.

  9. 22/05/2020 Emerson to invest in flow measurement innovation Centre

    Emerson is investing over $100 million to expand its manufacturing space and launch a new innovation centre in the US which will be focused on research, new product development and industry training for its flow measurement products.

  10. 22/05/2020 Joining forces to deliver IoT modules for smart applications

    Arrow Electronics, Panasonic Industry, and STMicroelectronics (ST) have jointly introduced a low-power wireless multi-sensor edge-intelligence solution for smart factory, smart home and smart life applications.

  11. 19/05/2020 Manufacturing is the most attacked industry by cyber criminals

    Cyber criminals are innovating and are increasingly automating their attacks, according to the 2020 Global Threat Intelligence Report (GTIR) from NTT Ltd.

  12. 18/05/2020 Edge computing market set for growth

    Global sales of edge computing infrastructure and services will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.7% between 2019 and 2024, with total sales expected to reach US$ 19.3bn in 2024, according to a report – Market Opportunity Forecasts for Edge Computing – from GlobalData.

  13. 11/05/2020 Yokogawa obtains ISASecure SDLA certification for control system development process

    Yokogawa Electric Corporation’s control system development organisation has obtained ISASecure Security Development Lifecycle Assurance (SDLA) certification from the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI).

  14. 04/05/2020 Cross-industry alliance for Single Pair Ethernet technology

    A technology partnership between Phoenix Contact, Weidmüller, Reichle & De-Massari (R&M), Fluke Networks, and Telegärtner for the Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) has progressed with the creation of the SPE System Alliance.

  15. 04/05/2020 HART-IP developer kit launched for process automation instrument suppliers

    FieldComm Group has announced the availability of a software, hardware and services development platform for HART-IP enabled instruments.

  16. 04/05/2020 Virtual valve repair service

    Emerson has announced its new Remote Assistance service capability to help plant operators immediately respond to industrial valve issues by using augmented reality (AR) technology.

  17. 04/05/2020 Multipix Imaging announces HIKrobot distribution agreement

    Multipix Imaging has announced a new distribution agreement with HIKrobot.

  18. 27/04/2020 Smart factory investment at critical stage

    A research paper, entitled Industry 4.0: Rising to the Challenge, has been published by Siemens Financial Services (SFS) as the first of a series on the investment challenges faced by manufacturers migrating their businesses to Industry 4.0 technologies.

  19. 27/04/2020 5G benefits and barriers

    A whitepaper from Digital Catapult takes a look at the important role 5G is set to play in ensuring connectivity to enable digitalisation of enterprises. It also looks at the current barriers to 5G deployment.

  20. 27/04/2020 IO-Link and JSON

    The IO-Link Community has published a new specification for easy data exchange which describes how data can be exchanged by IO-Link over JSON REST and MQTT – in line with the transparent communication of Industry 4.0.