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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 o...
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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 buil...
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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 deve...

News Archive

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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).

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 04/05/2020 Multipix Imaging announces HIKrobot distribution agreement

    Multipix Imaging has announced a new distribution agreement with HIKrobot.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 21/04/2020 ODVA enters into agreements with FDT and Fieldcomm Group

    ODVA has announced that it has entered into separate agreements to further integrate FDT and FDI technologies into EtherNet/IP. Additional device description work on the next generation xDS for CIP devices also continues to move forward.

  13. 17/04/2020 When simulation can help save lives

    Vyaire Medical is using simulation and digital twin technologies to help reduce development times for respiratory products.

  14. 16/04/2020 Repurposing to combat COVID-19

    In the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic, manufacturing companies across the globe have been adapting their production plans in an effort to combat the virus, says analytics company GlobalData.

  15. 14/04/2020 Coronavirus will force manufacturers to enhance automation and digitalisation

    COVID-19 will force manufacturers to rely more on automation and digitalisation for long-term operations to reduce the financial impact from epidemics and other potential economic challenges according to Jan Zhang of Interact Analysis.

  16. 14/04/2020 Reinvigorate the workforce to improve productivity

    Manufacturers must focus on workforce wellbeing to help overcome the productivity crisis according to James Herbert.

  17. 14/04/2020 Huge growth expected for 5G in manufacturing

    The market for 5G cellular connections in manufacturing is expected to reach US$10.8 billion by 2030, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 187%, according to global tech market advisory firm, ABI Research.

  18. 02/04/2020 COVID-19 will result in a surge in mobile robot use cases

    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 robotics.

  19. 31/03/2020 Tell us how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting your work

    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 fulfilled. This anonymous survey will help us to ensure we bring you all the information you need, in the right format, in the current environment.

  20. 30/03/2020 Yokogawa acquires specialists in AI for image analytics

    Yokogawa Electric Corporation has acquired Denmark-based Grazper Technologies ApS (Grazper), which develops advanced artificial intelligence (AI) technologies for analysing images.