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Whitepaper: Deep learning versus machine vision

Deep learning technology might seem cutting edge, but it’s a perfect complement to machine vision inspection applications now. This whitepaper explains the differences be...
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Live video streaming of inspection and repair offshore reduces personnel numbers

ROVOP has delivered its first remote platform-based inspection, repair and maintenance workscope, which can help reduce the number of personnel required offshore....
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Pepperl+Fuchs becomes a founding member of the IDTA

Pepperl+Fuchs is supporting the Industrial Digital Twin Association (IDTA). The association was established by the German trade associations ZVEI, VDMA, and Bitkom, along...

News Archive

  1. 13/10/2020 OPC Foundation welcomes Emerson to its board of directors

    The OPC Foundation has announced that Emerson has joined its board of directors and welcomes Peter Zornio, chief technology officer for Emerson Automation Solutions, as Emerson’s representative on the board of directors. Emerson has also joined the OPC Foundation Field Level Communications (FLC) initiative.

  2. 13/10/2020 A partnership for open automation platform

    As a part of a new agreement Phoenix Contact will license its PLCnext runtime environment to Yaskawa and has agreed upon joint further development. Yaskawa plans to use the PLCnext runtime system in the fields of motion controls and robotics, initially in Europe and the USA.

  3. 06/10/2020 ONLINE EVENT: Introducing remote control for IIoT

    Join us on 20th October to find out how FDT 3.0 - FDT IIoT Server (FITS) – the latest version of the FDT standard which standardises the communication and configuration interface between all field devices and host systems – can simplify your IIoT journey.

  4. 02/10/2020 HMS Networks acquires a majority of Procentec

    HMS Industrial Networks AB has acquired 70% of all shares in the Dutch company Procentec B.V. which offers solutions and services for diagnostics and monitoring of industrial networks.

  5. 02/10/2020 Whitepaper: Industrial Cybersecurity – Improving Our Response

    A whitepaper from MESA International, entitled 'Industrial Cybersecurity: Improving Our Response' highlights both alerts and advice for end-users of automation and control systems (ICS/OT/IACS/SCADA) and includes selected advisory notes for practitioners of industrial cyber-physical security.

  6. 29/09/2020 automatica exhibition dates change again

    The automatica exhibition, which was originally rescheduled to take place from December 8–11 2020 will not take place due to the ongoing effects of the current pandemic.

  7. 28/09/2020 Agility is the key in IIoT innovation

    Agility is the key to driving forward digital transformation in industrial applications into 2021 and beyond, according to Linda Tsai, IIoT president of Advantech.

  8. 28/09/2020 Drive, don’t delegate the digital transformation

    In a keynote address to delegates at the recent ENGenious Online event, Tom Siebel, CEO of and author of Digital Transformation: Survive and Thrive in an Era of Mass Extinction, urged business leaders to ‘drive not delegate the digital transformation.’

  9. 22/09/2020 Positive manufacturing upturn in the wake of COVID-19?

    New findings from the InfinityQS 2020 Global Client Survey show that there are green shoots of recovery emerging within the manufacturing sector.

  10. 22/09/2020 Collaboration to accelerate adoption of continuous pharmaceutical manufacturing

    Emerson has signed a joint commercialisation agreement with Integra CMS, a specialty consulting company focusing on specification and implementation of continuous pharmaceutical manufacturing systems, to provide comprehensive technologies and services for continuous processes.

  11. 15/09/2020 Next VISION exhibition to take place in 2021

    Messe Stuttgart has announced that it will stage the next VISION exhibition from 5 to 7 October 2021.

  12. 15/09/2020 Yaskawa and Phoenix Contact agree on a partnership for open automation platform

    As a part of a new agreement Phoenix Contact will license its PLCnext runtime environment to Yaskawa and has agreed upon joint further development. Yaskawa plans to use the PLCnext runtime system in the fields of motion controls and robotics, initially in Europe and the USA.

  13. 08/09/2020 Virtual training week for engineers

    CFE Media and Technology (CFE) has announced an exciting development, with the launch of its first Virtual Training Week for Engineers, during the week commencing 5 October. The aim is to bring together industry leaders, technical experts and market research firms to provide engineers with a unique continuing education opportunity.

  14. 08/09/2020 International flow measurement conference goes virtual

    Reflecting ongoing worldwide restrictions the 2020 North Sea Flow Measurement Workshop has been transformed into a virtual event which will take place from 26 to 29 October 2020.

  15. 07/09/2020 EU funding for transformational AI-terahertz defect detection technology

    EU backs innovation enabling quality checks in real-time to ensure product compliance and reduce raw material waste; benefiting consumers and the environment.

  16. 27/08/2020 Research finds analytics critical to industrial transformation

    A research study produced jointly by LNS Research and MESA (Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association) International, has revealed a critical correlation of analytics to industrial transformation success.

  17. 26/08/2020 SPS 2020 goes virtual

    Due to the ongoing travel restrictions and other fundamental changes caused by the coronavirus pandemic, SPS 2020 will not go ahead in its physical form.

  18. 25/08/2020 AVEVA and OSIsoft combine to help accelerate digital transformation

    AVEVA is set to acquire OSIsoft, a provider of real-time industrial data software and services. The companies will combine their product offerings, bringing together industrial software and data management to help customers in industrial and essential organisations accelerate their digital transformational strategies.

  19. 18/08/2020 Robot sensor market has a healthy future

    According to a recent study from market research firm Global Market Insights, robotics and automation have emerged over the past few years to become an indispensable part of modern-day manufacturing.

  20. 18/08/2020 New advanced technology centre for Lotus

    Lotus is to create a dedicated and specialist advanced technology centre, which will also be home to a new headquarters for the company’s engineering consultancy, on the University of Warwick’s Wellesbourne Campus.