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Industrial automation news moves fast, and professionals around the globe know just where to get the latest: The mission of, a subsidiary of ISA – International Society of Automation, is to create, select, organize and present great industrial automation information for a global professional audience. In 2022, the team enjoyed another year of churning out features, white papers, ebooks and product posts on a wide range of topics, but news and trends articles topped the list of most read items.

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10. Deutsche Messe Converts Hall 27 on Hannover Fair Grounds to House Ukrainian Refugees
By Bill Lydon,
The Germany-based industrial automation trade fair organization Deutsche Messe supported Ukraine by converting part of its Hannover Messe exhibition grounds to accommodate more than 1,000 Ukrainian refugees.

9. IFR Presents World Robotics Report 2022
From the International Federation of Robotics (IFR)
The International Federation of Robotics presented its World Robotics Report 2022, which revealed which industries were most active in the use of robotics in a year that saw an all-time high for robots being installed in factories around the world.

8. Motion’s 2021 Supplier of the Year Award Winner: Gates
From Motion Industries, Inc.
This news piece celebrates industrial distributor Motion Industries, which was designated as a Gates Corporation “2021 Supplier of the Year.”

7. Siemens Acquires Brightly Software to Accelerate Growth in Digital Building Operations
From Siemens
Siemens reveals the details of its plan to grow its building automation business by acquiring a leader in cloud-based asset- and maintenance-management software.

6. Comau and Mullen Automotive Team Up for Full-scale Automotive Body Assembly in US
From Comau
Comau’s collaboration with Mullen to build out an automotive body shop at Mullen’s AMEC Manufacturing facility in Mississippi will support production of the California automaker’s FIVE EV Crossover electric vehicle.

5. Next-Generation Biotechnology Manufacturing: Genentech Small-Batch Biologics
By Bill Lydon,
Bill Lydon sits down with Genentech’s Benedicte Lebreton, VP, head of Technical Development for Biologics US about the new Genentech Clinical Supply Center.

4. Why You Should Turn Off Bluetooth When You’re Not Using It
By Lily Hay Newman, WIRED
This practical piece admonishes readers to minimize their Bluetooth usage to avoid exposure to vulnerabilities.

3. Top 10 Intelligent Automation Trends to Look Out for in 2023
By Sayantani Sanyal, Analytics Insight
This feature predicts the top trends for 2023, such as widespread adoption of RPA across industries, the rise of collaborative robots and the growing impact of augmented intelligence.

2. The Effects of Automation on Jobs
By Eric Halvorson, Digi-Key
This feature discourages fear and encourages excitement around automation’s impact on jobs. “As manufacturing evolves, we know that jobs will as well, and for the better,” Halvorson writes.

1. Five Trends for Industrial Automation in 2022
By Eric Halvorson, Digi-Key
Here, Halvorson predicts trends for industrial automation in 2022, including an increase in sustainable and environmentally responsible business practices, reshoring of manufacturing and an increased focus on cybersecurity.

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