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ISA Whitepaper: Implementing an industrial cybersecurity program

ISA/IEC 62443 provides a powerful tool to reduce the risk of financial, reputational, human, and environmental impact from cyberattacks on industrial automation and contr...
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Partnership produces ground-breaking advanced thermal waste converter

Siemens Digital Industries in the UK has teamed up with sustainable solutions provider, Xetrov Group, to boost production of its thermal waste converter, the Clean6 Vorte...
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Robot density nearly doubled globally

The International Federation of Robotics says that the use of industrial robots in factories around the world is accelerating at a high rate. 126 robots per 10,000 emplo...

News Archive

  1. 14/12/2021 Advances in brain-inspired computing

    USC Viterbi researchers have developed an efficient and sustainable hardware device for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) applications.

  2. 14/12/2021 Transforming EDF’s nuclear engineering capabilities

    AVEVA has signed a long-term partnership with EDF, to elevate its 3D nuclear engineering program and help deliver leading-edge energy-efficient performance.

  3. 13/12/2021 OPC reaches FLC initiative milestone

    Three years after its launch, the OPC Foundation's Field Level Communications (FLC) initiative has completed the second release candidate of the OPC UA FX (Field eXchange) specifications and has started the review and release process for them.

  4. 06/12/2021 Ethernet/IP network specification complete for Ethernet-APL physical layer

    ODVA has announced that The EtherNet/IP Specification has been enhanced to enable EtherNet/IP networks to support the Ethernet-APL physical layer for process automation.

  5. 06/12/2021 EEMUA releases new guide to mechanical connector selection and lifecycle

    EEMUA 243, ‘Guide to mechanical connector selection and lifecycle’, provides an overview of the selection, installation and maintenance of a variety of mechanical pipe connector designs which can be used as an alternative to hot work.

  6. 29/11/2021 Siemens launches a digital and vendor independent App Store.

    The marketplace serves as a transaction mechanism specifically for the Siemens Industrial Edge platform – an IT platform which enables the scalable deployment of IT technologies and apps in the production environment.

  7. 22/11/2021 Why are AMRs being adopted on factory floors?

    In 2022 logistics will overtake manufacturing as the largest overall user of mobile robots, but this disguises a key trend: autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) are making major inroads into factories. It’s a trend that’s most advanced in China, but it is spreading globally. 

  8. 16/11/2021 New technology for the production of green hydrogen

    Semcon is collaborating with Norwegian company Hystar to develop new technology for hydrogen gas production.

  9. 15/11/2021 FDT Group appoints new managing director

    The FDT Group has announced that Steve Biegacki will become the new Managing Director, following the announcement that Glenn Schulz, who has held the role for 13 years, will retire at the end of 2021.

  10. 12/11/2021 Video Interview: Upgrading your DCS is now an easy call to make

    Suzanne Gill, editor of Control Engineering Europe, speaks to Roy Tanner, systems marketing manager at ABB in the US, about the latest features of ABB DCS systems that make upgrades an easy call to make!  

  11. 09/11/2021 SPS returns as a hybrid event

    SPS (smart production solutions) 2021 exhibition is set to take place in a physical format, from 23 – 25 November 2021 in Nuremberg, with an accompanying digital event.

  12. 09/11/2021 TÜV SÜD launches ATEX certification service

    TÜV SÜD has launched its ATEX Directive certification service for both CE marking and UKCA mark compliance.

  13. 01/11/2021 Emerson to provide advanced automation for plastics recycling plant

    ReNew ELP, a UK-based recycling company, has selected Emerson as the digital automation partner for its new plastics recycling plant. Emerson’s automation technology and software will help achieve safe, efficient operation of a hydrothermal process to convert end-of-life plastics back into their original feedstock to produce new plastic products.

  14. 01/11/2021 Neles acquires the valve and pump businesses of Flowrox

    Neles has acquired the valve and pump businesses of the Finland-based technology company Flowrox, which expands its offering and exposure to the mining and metals industry.

  15. 25/10/2021 Crosser and Moxa join forces for IT/OT edge convergence

    Moxa Europe and Crosser, a pioneer in edge analytics for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), have announced a cooperation agreement to help manufacturing companies connect their devices to offer better collaboration between systems, processes, and people.

  16. 25/10/2021 New report reveals the potential of Maintenance 4.0

    Ultimo has published its 2021 Enterprise Asset Management Trend Report after conducting an international survey of asset management professionals from the UK, Germany, Holland and Belgium. 

  17. 19/10/2021 Putting robots into the hands of operators

    The Franco-American start-up Fuzzy Logic has announced a €2.5 million seed round of financing from two European DeepTech funds.

  18. 11/10/2021 Are manufacturers complacent about digital transformation?

    New research has revealed that the manufacturing industry is dangerously underestimating the role that technology will play in building a sustainable operation that can thrive in the face of future pandemics, the climate crisis, and economic and political instability.

  19. 10/10/2021 Don’t ignore your stored motors

    Karl Metcalfe, technical support at the AEMT, offers some advice on how to ensure stored electric motors are properly maintained to make sure they are ready for operation when required. 

  20. 03/10/2021 Manufacturers remain complacent about digital transformation

    New research has revealed that the manufacturing industry is dangerously underestimating the role that technology will play in building a sustainable operation that can thrive in the face of future pandemics, the climate crisis, and economic and political instability.