Automation & Control News & Articles

Ground-breaking Automotive Industry Initiative: German Edge Cloud Now a Member of Catena-X

  • News

GEC joins Catena-X Automotive Network, alongside BMW, Deutsche Telekom, Robert Bosch, SAP, and other leading names.

IEC 61499 Programming Standard: Will it Become Mainstream?

  • by Bill Lydon
  • Feature

Giving a boost to the idea of a multivendor converged IT/OT industrial control system based on open standards, the 4diac open-source IEC 61499 project could dramatically accelerate industrial digitalization.

CAS Software Presents Consistent Customer and Sales Processes for Industry 4.0 at Hannover Fair

  • News

Aiming to offer holistic solutions along the Customer Journey, CAS Software presents integrable CRM/XRM and CPQ configurator solutions from one provider for industry, mechanical engineering, and equipment construction at the digital Hannover Fair April 12-16, 2021.

Digital Integration of Manufacturing Supply and Engineering Chains Is Vital for Competitive Success

  • News

Fujitsu livestream at Hannover Messe Digital Edition 2021 highlights the competitive advantage available to manufacturers from full digital integration of supply chains with engineering chains. Official media highlight tour demonstrates how Fujitsu Integrated Shopfloor addresses strategic choices that discrete manufacturers face today.

TotalCare Contracts: Controlling Costs in a Challenging Future

  • by Nelson Silva
  • Feature

Maintenance and service costs will come to the forefront in the aftermath of the pandemic. Periodic contracts could bring some welcome certainty.

IBM Partners to Help Transform Industrial Business Execution

  • News

Celonis, IBM and Red Hat partner to deliver more flexibility and choice in how customers deploy process mining, intelligence and automation technology to core enterprise system functions.

NEMA MG 1 Motor and Generators Standard Now Available for Free Digital Download

  • News

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announced its NEMA MG 1 Motors and Generators Standard is now available for free.

Festo Increases Turnover with Electromobility

  • News

In 2020, Festo was able to increase sales in the "machines and systems for battery production" segment by 40%. The demand for automation for battery cell production and other e-vehicle components is increasing. Festo sees great opportunities for further growth in this segment.

New Scale Robotics Gains Certified System Integrator Status from Universal Robots

  • News

Trusted UR+ partner to sell and deploy UR cobots with the new Scale Q-Span Workstation Kits.

Accelerating Sustainability with Flexible Packaging Automation

  • by Frank Jeurissen
  • Opinion

Plastic packaging is ubiquitous in our daily lives. It plays an important role in protecting food as it moves through the economy and has a role in reducing food waste and its climate impact.