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Celebrating 20 years of innovation in open network technology

24/11/2020
The CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA), is celebrating its 20th anniversary. In this time the association has continued to provide open network solutions that leverage th...
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Rockwell Automation acquires AI-enabled CMMS company

24/11/2020
Rockwell Automation has entered into an agreement to acquire Fiix Inc, a privately-held, AI-enabled computerised maintenance management system (CMMS) company....
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Enabling knowledge capture, skills management, and communication for Workforce transformation

17/11/2020
AVEVA has launched AVEVA Teamwork an integrated platform built specifically for industrial workers to facilitate continuous learning and improvement. It is designed to co...


News Archive

  1. 10/11/2020 AVEVA expands Microsoft collaboration with a focus on Cloud and AI

    AVEVA has extended its existing strategic collaboration with Microsoft to focus on accelerating digital transformation in the industrial sector.

  2. 06/11/2020 Ansys collaborates with Microsoft to enhance cloud engineering productivity

    Expanded strategic collaboration between Ansys and Microsoft is resulting in more engineering simulation solutions for Microsoft Azure. 

  3. 03/11/2020 WEBINAR: OPC UA Security deep dive

    Industrial systems are vulnerable to attacks from within the local network and via the Internet as factories are connected to the cloud. OPC UA provides a cohesive foundation for building secure systems. A webinar on 3rd December will discuss the elements of the OPC UA architecture that facilitate the development, deployment and management of industrial systems that are resistant to cyberattacks. It will also cover what end-users need to do to make sure their systems are configured correctly.

  4. 03/11/2020 Driving forward the digital transformation of pharmaceutical processes

    Siemens and Zeta have entered into a strategic partnership with the aim of driving forward the digital transformation of pharmaceutical processes worldwide. Zeta, takes the role of the system integrator, while Siemens acts as the system provider offering software platforms with its Digital Enterprise portfolio.

  5. 02/11/2020 Standardised IIoT Ecosystem empowers innovative business models

    A new whitepaper from the FDT Group describes how the recently released FDT 3.0 standard supports digital transformation for manufacturers seeking an innovative technology that supports today’s new business models.

  6. 26/10/2020 Open software service for IO-Link function blocks

    An open software service, which creates ready-made IO-Link function blocks to integrate data from any IO-Link device into a wide range of common PLC control systems, has been launched by the SICK.

  7. 26/10/2020 Frost & Sullivan ‘Best Practices Award for Growth, Innovation, and Leadership’ goes to…

    AVEVA has been recognised with this year’s Frost Radar Best Practices Award for growth, innovation, and leadership excellence in the asset performance management (APM) market.

  8. 20/10/2020 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 between the two inspection approaches and when it makes sense to use deep learning or traditional machine vision for your factory automation strategy.

  9. 20/10/2020 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.

  10. 13/10/2020 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 with 20 companies from the machine building and electronics industries. The aim is to increase use of Industry 4.0 through joint development of a ‘digital twin’.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 06/10/2020 WATCH ON DEMAND EVENT: Introducing remote control for IIoT

    Join us at a time that suits you to tune into a discussion with Glenn Schulz of the FDT Foundation, 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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 C3.ai and author of Digital Transformation: Survive and Thrive in an Era of Mass Extinction, urged business leaders to ‘drive not delegate the digital transformation.’

  19. 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.

  20. 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.