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National English roll out for Made Smarter digital transformation programme

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News Archive

  1. 20/11/2023 ABB launches campaign to accelerate global sustainability

    ABB has launched a new global sustainability initiative, showcasing the power of technology and expertise to accelerate sustainability while enhancing productivity.

  2. 08/11/2023 Video Interview: Adapting to next gen workforce needs – Exploring trends and innovations in process automation

    Suzanne Gill recently sat down with Jonas Trautman, Global Product Marketing Manager for ABB Process Automation, to discuss the outlook for the next generation workforce – he talked about some of the key trends, and how ABB is addressing the changing roles and processes needed to work within increasingly digital environments.

  3. 07/11/2023 Invertek attains ISO 26000 as part of its commitment to CSR

    Invertek, a variable frequency drives manufacturer, has attained ISO 26000 which it will use as a best practice framework for its corporate social responsibility (CSR) which outlines seven key principles that are viewed as the roots of socially responsible behaviour.

  4. 02/11/2023 Joint sustainability model created for industrial investment projects

    Valmet and Metsä Group are jointly developing an operating model to ensure sustainability in technology and maintenance investments.

  5. 30/10/2023 Evos joins EEMUA

    Evos has become the latest company to join EEMUA, the international membership body for companies that own and operate industrial facilities or that are significant purchasers or users of engineering equipment and materials; helping them improve their safety, efficiency, and regulatory compliance.

  6. 24/10/2023 Moxa achieves IEC 62443-4-2 certification for industrial secure routers

    Moxa has achieved the world’s first IEC 62443-4-2 Security Level 2 (SL2) certification for industrial secure routers for its EDR-G9010 and TN-4900 series.

  7. 24/10/2023 Remote substation connectivity for electricity operator

    Westermo is set to deliver remote substation connectivity for a major European electricity operator as part of a project to integrate renewable energy into the grid and decarbonise the electricity network.

  8. 17/10/2023 FANUC completes production of one millionth robot

    FANUC has celebrated a milestone achievement with the production of its one millionth industrial robot. The company, which supplies a range of CNC systems, robots and production machinery, deployed its first robot in 1974. Today, thousands of new robots are built at FANUC’s headquarters in Japan.

  9. 05/10/2023 High Value Manufacturing Catapult toolkit helps SMEs reduce energy costs

    The High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult has launched its pilot Manufacturing Energy Toolkit nationwide to support UK manufacturing SMEs with their energy costs by making their processes more energy efficient.

  10. 03/10/2023 AVEVA achieves AWS Energy Competency status

    AVEVA has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Energy Competency status which recognises expertise in helping end-users use AWS’ cloud technology to transform complex industrial systems and accelerate the transition to a sustainable energy future.

  11. 25/09/2023 New Whitepaper: Weighing meets IO-Link

    Today, businesses face three core challenges: escalating costs, a growing skills gap, and the relentless pursuit of ROI. The solution? Embrace automation and condition monitoring to elevate performance and equipment uptime. Central to this transformation is IO-Link, an open-standard industrial network-communication protocol. Discover how you can harness the power of IO-Link-capable weight sensors to simplify your job and deliver greater value to your customers.

  12. 24/09/2023 Autonomous robotics acquisition

    Rockwell Automation has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ontario, Canada-based Clearpath Robotics, a leader in autonomous robotics for industrial applications.

  13. 18/09/2023 Cobots are key to unlocking human creativity and innovation in manufacturing

    The increasing use of robots that work collaboratively with humans (cobots) will enable innovation, boost productivity and improve workplace safety and mental health in the manufacturing industry, according to research involving 450 European manufacturers, commissioned by Protolabs.

  14. 18/09/2023 CC-Link adopts ix Industrial as a new standard interface

    The CC-Link Partner Organization has added the ix Industrial Gbit Ethernet Interface Type A to its CC-Link IE TSN network communication specifications list as a new recommended standard, in addition to RJ45 and M12 X-coded solutions.

  15. 04/09/2023 SPS - Smart Production Solutions 2023

    Around 1,240 exhibitors are expected to attend the 32nd edition of the trade fair SPS – Smart Production Solutions – in Nuremberg from November 14 to 16, 2023.

  16. 04/09/2023 Agreement sees augmented AI technology adopted for quality assurance

    QualiSense has entered into a five-year agreement with Johnson Electric to become the preferred software vendor for inspection and quality control (QC) using Augmented AI technology.

  17. 29/08/2023 Seeq partners with Databricks to accelerate IT-OT data convergence

    Seeq Corporation is partnering with Databricks, a data and AI company, to simplify access to high quality asset and process data, unify IT and OT data processing and accelerate AI/ML adoption across the industrial manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and energy sectors.

  18. 28/08/2023 Optimisation solution for German pulp mill

    Valmet will deliver a mill-wide optimisation solution to Mercer Rosenthal kraft pulp mill in Germany.

  19. 28/08/2023 TÜV-Süd certifies Siemens for cybersecurity of process control system in the water, wastewater and desalination industries

    The advancing networking and digitisation of automation and IT systems as well as the growing threat of cyber-attacks require increased investments in the protection of plants and systems to ensure security of supply.

  20. 22/08/2023 Growth forecast for industrial cloud platforms

    According to ABI Research, total industrial cloud platform revenue in manufacturing is expected to surpass US$300 billion by 2033 with a CAGR of 22.57%, driven by solution providers enhancing platform operability while expanding partner ecosystems for application development.