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Manufacturing Output: China And US to Lead The Way In Accelerated Global Recovery From COVID-19 Shock

  • by Adrian Lloyd
  • Feature

As pharmaceuticals companies Pfizer and Moderna give us cause for optimism on the vaccine front, our research shows that earlier estimations of the damage caused to manufacturing output in 2020 by the COVID-19 pandemic have seen positive adjustments, and that recovery is therefore going to be faster. So, we have what is potentially good news on two fronts.   

International Federation of Robotics Announces IERA Award 2020 Finalists

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The finalists of the 16th Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics & Automation (IERA) showcase the latest skills robots have acquired to assist humans at work: OnRobot’s applicant is an intelligent gripper named RG2-FT: With the fingertips it “feels” and picks up delicate materials like thin glass or test samples and passes them on to humans.

HARTING Applied Technologies is 'Toolmaker of the Year 2020'

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HARTING Applied Technologies GmbH has won the "Toolmaker of the Year 2020" competition, emerging as the overall winner in a top-flight field of participants with more than 200 companies.

Rockwell Automation Acquires Fiix Inc., Cloud Software Company for Leading Edge Maintenance Solutions

  • News

AI-enabled computerised maintenance management system modernises operations planning, management and equipment failure prediction.

Memorandum of Understanding Formalizes Collaboration between NEMA and the Unified Bulk Joint Industry Project

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NEMA announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the NEMA Cable Tray Section and the Unified Bulk Joint Industry Project (UBJIP) to develop harmonized cable tray requirements that are within the scope of NEMA Cable Tray Standards, Metal Cable Tray Systems, and Cable Tray Installation Guidelines.

NUM Donates Advanced CNC System to Taiwan's National Formosa University

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NUM’s Taiwan subsidiary has donated a complete CNC hardware and software package to the National Formosa University in Huwei.

IoT Leaders Join the Zigbee Alliance’s IP Working Group to Promote IP-Based Convergence for the Commercial Market

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Major industry players form the project connected home over IP commercial strategy group to promote the standard and define commercial use cases.

Hengli Intelligent Plant Achieves Operational Excellence with Aspen Technology

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Leading Fortune Global 500 Chinese Refinery deploys Aspen DMC3 at its integrated refining and chemical plant in Dalian.

MES and Digital Transformation

  • by Janice Abel
  • Feature

ARC Advisory Group and Automation.com recently collaborated on a web survey to gauge the current take up of various manufacturing execution system (MES)-related functionalities in the context of digital transformation. This article summarizes our key takeaways from this survey using only those respondents who identified as end users.

Seeq Number 76 Fastest-Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2020 Technology Fast 500

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Seeq Corporation, a leader in manufacturing and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) advanced analytics software, announced today it ranked 76 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and energy tech companies in North America now in its 26th year.