Articles & News on Discrete Manufacturing & Machine Control

Robotic Process Automation Continues Expanding from IT to Non-IT Stakeholders

  • by Grant Hatten
  • Feature

We are now seeing the awareness and utilization of RPA expand into traditionally non-IT domains, promoting exponential growth of RPA across the organization. 

UiPath Collaborates with Deloitte in The Smart Factory @ Wichita to Advance Industry 4.0 Through Automation

  • News

UiPath, a leading robotic process automation (RPA) software company, announced it has become a Builder sponsor of The Smart Factory @ Wichita, a new Industry 4.0 immersive experience center by Deloitte.

MiR Autonomous Mobile Robot Sales Up 42% in 2021

  • News

Mobile Industrial Robots experienced a 42% increase in sales in 2021 over 2020. December alone was a record month for the company, with close to 300 robots shipped, which is more than any previous month.

Universal Robots Reports Record Annual Revenue of More Than $300M

  • News

Universal Robots, the Danish producer of collaborative robots, has reported record annual revenue of USD 311M, 41% up on 2020 and 23% up on pre-pandemic results in 2019.

Portugal Brings More Than 100 Companies to Hannover Messe 2022

  • News

More than 100 companies from partner country Portugal have already registered for Hannover Messe 2022.

Automation Standards Still Need Work

  • by Bill Lydon
  • Feature

Has the industrial automation industry matured enough to avoid a standards war like the 1990s “Fieldbus wars?"

FRABA Opens New Factory in Malaysia

  • News

The new facility will increase manufacturing capacity for large-volume products.

Yokogawa Signs MoU with Aramco to Explore Potential of Minimal Fab Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology

  • News

Yokogawa Electric Corporation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Aramco allowing the two companies to explore potential opportunities for seeding and localizing semiconductor chip manufacturing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, promoting growth in the industrial digital business domain.

Somfy North America Awarded Gold in 2021 Most Valuable Product Awards for Residential Construction

  • News

Somfy’s TaHoma Gateway has been selected as a Gold winner by Product Magazine’s MVP Awards in the Connected Home category for 2021.

Comau Delivers High-volume Electric Drive Assembly Line to Geely Veremt to Double Automation Rate

  • News

Comau has developed and deployed an automated e-drive assembly line for Geely Automobile Holdings at its Geely Veremt plant in Ningbo (China), for the end-to-end assembly of the electric motor, gearbox and inverter.