Feb. 3, 2018 - The theoretical benefits of Industry 4.0 are well-known, but how can we speed up its adoption and what practical tools are available to those who want to establish a factory of the future? Ivo Maltir, vice president of Desoutter, a specialist in industrial assembly solutions, examines the challenges and opportunities involved.
Jan. 31, 2018 - The Fourth Industrial Revolution is well underway and as state-of-the-art technology drops in price, many more industries are benefiting from smart factories. As a recent PwC survey found 72 per cent of companies expect to achieve advanced levels of digitization by 2020, the reach of these technologies is only set to increase in 2018. With industrial digital technologies playing such a significant role in the transformation of the sector, what should manufacturers be investing in?
Jan. 23, 2018 - Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has launched its Honeywell Connected Plant Uniformance Cloud Historian, describing it as a software-as-a-service Cloud hosting solution for enterprise-wide visualization and analysis that helps customers improve asset availability and increase plant uptime.
Nov. 10, 2017 - Asteelflash says it is implementing a pilot program at its Fremont, Calif., facility targeted towards building a smart factory.
Nov. 9, 2017 - Bsquare, a provider of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions, has released the findings from its first annual IIoT Maturity Study, which explores the current IoT adoption progress of business buyers in manufacturing, transportation, and oil and gas.
Nov. 7, 2017 - Advantech, Mitsubishi Electric, Omron, NEC, IBM Japan and Oracle Japan have established the Edgecross Consortium in an effort to overcome boundaries between companies and industries, help realize collaboration between factory automation and IT, and create new value centred on edge computing.
Sep. 25, 2017 - Samsung Electronics has joined the OPC Foundation, an Industrial IoT organization providing data and protocol interoperability, security and reliability from its specifications and open source implementations.
Sep. 12, 2017 - The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and the Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) International, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together to advance their shared interests.
Sep. 8, 2017 - Wibu-Systems has become a Dell IoT Solutions Partner.
Aug. 26, 2017 - Cloud solutions are on everyone’s lips: digitalized data in app-based strongholds in the clouds are being tasked with automating processes and rendering them more efficient. The EMO Hannover 2017 will be showcasing viable approaches and providing fit-for-purpose navigational aids on the data highway to the smart factory of the future.
Aug. 26, 2017 - Schneider Electric has introduced new EcoStruxure software solutions, saying it is bringing “measurably profitable asset and operation reliability to the industrial market for the first time.”
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