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Emerson's Cloud-Hosted Software Helps Repsol to Boost Performance

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Migration of Repsol’s exploration data to the cloud delivers significant performance and collaboration improvements.

Shell Selects Polarion Software from Siemens to Digitalize and Streamline Global Capital Project Data

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Siemens Digital Industries Software today announced that Royal Dutch Shell has selected Polarion Requirements software as the foundation for managing and streamlining the flow of requirements across Shell’s global Capital Projects ecosystem.

Evonik Becomes a Member of the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab to Accelerate Innovation with AI

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Evonik expands cooperation with IBM in the field of digitization. The two companies extend their strategic partnership ahead of schedule until 2025. Taking this decision early creates more opportunities for longer-term projects.

Beckhoff Records 923 Million Euros in 2020, Increasing Revenue from Previous Financial Year

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Automation innovator maintains stable operation during COVID-19 crisis.

To Adopt Industry 4.0, We Must Look to the Lighthouses

  • by Dieter Heimerdinger
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Recognised by the World Economic Forum (WEF), Lighthouse facilities can also act as a guiding light for the manufacturing industry, as it navigates the technologies of Industry 4.0. But what makes a Lighthouse factory, and what can other manufacturers learn from them? Here, Dieter Heimerdinger, vice president of supply, Sandvik Coromant, at high-tech engineering group Sandvik, explains.

ADLINK Technology Joins Senseye Ready Partner Ecosystem to Enable Rapid ROI from Predictive Maintenance

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Senseye, the Machine Health Management company, welcomes ADLINK Technology Inc. to the Senseye Ready Partner Ecosystem, enabling customers to utilize ADLINK’s range of machine condition monitoring (MCM) devices to achieve plug and play integration with Senseye’s predictive maintenance software suite (Senseye PdM).

Industry 4.0 Put into Practice: German Edge Cloud Supplies Smart Solutions for Rittal's Haiger Factory

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At its Haiger plant, Rittal consistently manufactures keeping with Industry 4.0 standards. Solutions from Rittal’s sister company German Edge Cloud are also used in the smart factory. A live dashboard system ensures transparency throughout the entire production process, enabling rapid intervention if necessary. A cycle of analytics, alerts and live dashboarding uses data to generate findings and optimisations.

Automation for Everyone: KUKA at the Digital Hannover Messe 2021

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KUKA CEO Mohnen: "One effect of the pandemic: we are becoming faster, more digital, and we are finding new solutions."

SmartFactory-KL Participates at Hannover Messe 2021

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"We create visions and subject them to technical testing," said Prof. Martin Ruskowski, Chair of SmartFactory Kaiserslautern. "So it is with the GAIA-X project and also for Production Level 4 and the digital Hannover Messe. As researchers, we are always in unexplored territory. But, we do not let that deter us."

Festo: Stable Position for the Future

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In the 2020 financial year, the Festo Group had to cope with a 7.5% decline in turnover due to the pandemic, but was able to close with an overall operating result above the previous year. The workforce was also guided through the crisis in a stable manner. After a strong first quarter, the company expects a catch-up year in 2021. With smart and intelligent products as well as digital learning platforms, Festo supports the structural change in industry and society–from electromobility to vaccine production and laboratory diagnostics to energy efficiency and climate-neutral production.