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Automation trend predictions for 2023

Fernando Colás offers his predictions about automation trends for the coming year....
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Innovations in emerging image sensors

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News Archive

  1. 23/01/2023 New centre for intelligent and secure industrial automation created

    The Josef Ressel Centre for Intelligent and Secure Industrial Automation (ISIA) is housed at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences and its aim is provide a hub for investigating the future of digitalisation and industrial automation, focusing specifically on the potential of digital assistants for industrial machines.

  2. 17/01/2023 Automation came back to life at SPS

    Suzanne Gill looks at some of the highlights of the SPS 2022 event, which was the first physical version of the event since 2019.

  3. 06/01/2023 Smart machine vision moves to the edge

    Given that machine vision technology is merging with Machine Learning (ML) to lead the transition to Industry 4.0, the possibilities are enormous, especially at the edge, according to ABI Research, which forecasts that by 2027, total shipments of camera systems will reach 197 million, with revenue of US$35 billion.

  4. 02/01/2023 A guide to safe automation in flexible manufacturing

    The new Safety Virtual Experience from OMRON provides a 360-degree view of safety solutions for factory floors in automotive and intralogistics applications.

  5. 19/12/2022 Technology training lacking for over half of manufacturers?

    According to research from Visual Components, 55% of manufacturing decision makers in the UK, US, Germany and France admit that their organisation is failing to invest in training on the use of new technologies.

  6. 12/12/2022 Flue gas condensing process for Vantaa Energy in Finland

    Valmet will supply a flue gas condensing process to Vantaa Energy’s new high-temperature incineration plant in Vantaa, Finland. The plant is designed to process household and industry waste that is classified as hazardous and not suitable for recycling.

  7. 12/12/2022 UK manufacturing set to contract in 2023

    The Make UK/BDO Q4 Manufacturing Outlook survey shows manufacturing contracting by -3.2% in 2023. This comes on the back of a forecast -4.4% contraction this year, although Make UK stressed the number for this year is relative to a very strong 2021 which reflected the pandemic bounceback.

  8. 09/12/2022 Over 4 million mobile robots will be installed by the end of 2027

    The mobile robot market is showing no signs of slowing, according to the latest research from Interact Analysis. Despite the market for mobile robot technology being well established, new applications and opportunities continue to emerge.

  9. 05/12/2022 Energy efficiency is the best way to cut costs and reduce emissions

    An independent report highlights ten actions that can help industrial users improve their energy efficiency.

  10. 29/11/2022 EEMUA appoints new Chair of Council

    EEMUA has appointed Jim Lewis as Chair of the EEMUA Council. The Council is the senior body in EEMUA setting the overall direction and policy of the organisation.

  11. 29/11/2022 PLCnext Technology ranked ‘Best in Class’

    International market analysis and consulting firm, PAC Innovation Radar, has ranked Phoenix Contact’s open PLCnext Technology ecosystem as ‘Best in Class’ with an overall score of 1.91 in the category ‘Open Digital Platforms for Machine-edge-centric Industrial IoT in Europe 2022’.

  12. 28/11/2022 Industrial Ethernet Security Harmonization Group whitepaper

    The major standards development organisations, including OPC Foundation, PI, ODVA and FieldComm Group, have released the first whitepaper of their joint working group which is called the Industrial Ethernet Security Harmonization Group (IESHG).

  13. 21/11/2022 The cost of downtime soars

    The cost of downtime to large manufacturing and industrial organisations has rocketed since 2020, according to a new report from Senseye.

  14. 11/11/2022 Exploring the technical realities of a virtual metaverse

    The metaverse has been billed as the future of the Internet and a prime catalyst in changing how we work, communicate, seek information, and consume content and services. But that future and its direction remain unclear, according to ABI Research.

  15. 11/11/2022 Achieving Net Zero – the most ambitious engineering project ever

    A new report from IMechE, entitled ‘Engineering A Net Zero Energy System’ looks at the engineering challenges in achieving the Net Zero goal – which many countries have set for 2050 – that require a switch from fossil fuel to low-carbon energy in less than 30 years.

  16. 03/11/2022 Watlow completes acquisition of Eurotherm

    Watlow, a manufacturer of industrial thermal systems, has completed its acquisition of Eurotherm from Schneider Electric.

  17. 01/11/2022 One-in-three manufacturers on track to meet sustainability targets

    New research from Schneider Electric and Omdia shows that 57% of industrial companies have carbon-neutral targets. However, almost half are yet to fully deploy initiatives to achieve their sustainability goals.

  18. 28/10/2022 Partnership provides flexible communication solutions

    Siemens is collaborating with Hilscher to offer a wide range of communication protocols. By integrating the cifX PC card technology from Hilscher into Siemens’ SIMATIC IPCs, they can provide flexible access to all relevant fieldbus and real-time Ethernet systems.

  19. 25/10/2022 Looking into the future of automation

    The 31st edition of SPS, the trade fair for smart and digital automation, is set to take place from 8 to 10 November 2022, at the Nuremberg Messe. The annual event offers a venue for automation providers to showcase their latest products, solutions and technologies in the field of industrial automation.

  20. 18/10/2022 Whitepaper: Harnessing new power distribution products to design today’s control panels

    A new whitepaper document focuses on power distribution in control panels and how to incorporate more advanced components into your designs to reduce installation time, free up space, use more affordable materials, and simplify identification during servicing.