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Large Project-Based Manufacturers Suffer from Disjointed Data Utilization, Causing Lack of Visibility and Control

Large Project-Based Manufacturers Suffer from Disjointed Data Utilization, Causing Lack of Visibility and Control


Project business executives typically have very little visibility into the current real-time status of their projects and therefore the business as a whole. Decision-making becomes extremely difficult for large manufacturers of project business operations with limited, outdated and inaccurate information.

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Siemens Digital Industries Software Partners with Siemens Energy to Simulate Next Generation of Energy Systems

Siemens Digital Industries Software Partners with Siemens Energy to Simulate Next Generation of Energy Systems


Siemens Digital Industries Software today announced the adoption of Simcenter software as the core simulation technology for the Generation Division of Siemens Energy AG in developing its next generation energy systems.

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IFS Outlines Multi-year Sustainability Strategy

IFS Outlines Multi-year Sustainability Strategy


The three-year plan will create positive impact within IFS, its customers and through industry-wide action.

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Large Project-Based Manufacturers Suffer from Disjointed Data Utilization, Causing Lack of Visibility and Control

Project business executives typically have very little visibility into the current real-time status of their projects and therefore the business as a whole. Decision-making becomes extremely difficult for large manufacturers of project business operations with limited, outdated and inaccurate information.

Siemens Digital Industries Software Partners with Siemens Energy to Simulate Next Generation of Energy Systems

Siemens Digital Industries Software today announced the adoption of Simcenter software as the core simulation technology for the Generation Division of Siemens Energy AG in developing its next generation energy systems.

IFS Outlines Multi-year Sustainability Strategy

The three-year plan will create positive impact within IFS, its customers and through industry-wide action.

Industry 4.0 and Machine Service: Why Assets Are The Source of All Customer Strategy

How machine makers and their customers are benefitting from Industry 4.0 technologies, including IIoT and predictive analytics.

Festo in the Fight Against Covid-19

As well as providing components for ventilators and protective facemasks, Festo supplies systemically relevant areas.

Rockwell Automation and Comau Partner to Simplify Robot Integration for Manufacturers

Collaboration offers industrial customers easier, smarter, and more productive ways to design, deploy, and manage robot applications.

Festo Makes Customers Ready for Energy-efficient Production

Festo Energy Saving Services and energy-saving products reduce CO2 emissions.

Mitsubishi Electric and Eplan Strengthen Their Digital Partnership

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and long-term e-Factory solution partner Eplan are strengthening their digital solution's collaboration further as Mitsubishi Electric joins Eplan's new partner network; an initiative to further facilitate the structured implementation of digital manufacturing.

Ewing-Foley Partners With Softing to Expand IT Network Technology Support to Northwest U.S. Customer Base

Ewing-Foley, Inc. (EFI), a manufacturers’ representative firm that provides complete sales and marketing services to the datacom and networking industry, has announced its partnership with Softing Inc., an industry leader in industrial communications technology.

ODVA Updates Terminology in Specifications to Help Create a More Inclusive Industry

ODVA announces that the April 2021 publication of the DeviceNet and ControlNet Specifications have replaced the usage of the words “master” and “slave” within ODVA references.

CESMII, The Smart Manufacturing Institute, Adds Microsoft as Member

Elevating interoperability, community, and innovation as imperatives for the smart manufacturing ecosystem.

Yokogawa to Undertake Proof of Concept Test of 5G, Cloud and AI for Remote Control of Plant Systems with NTT DOCOMO

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces the signing of an agreement with NTT DOCOMO, INC. (DOCOMO) on April 13 to jointly undertake a proof of concept test (PoC) for the remote control of a plant system by utilizing 5th generation mobile communications (5G), the cloud, AI, and other technologies.

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Cyient Announces Intellicyient to Help Customers Accelerate Digital Industrial Transformation with Industry 4.0 Solutions

Cyient Announces Intellicyient to Help Customers Accelerate Digital Industrial Transformation with Industry 4.0 Solutions

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Rockwell Automation's FactoryTalk AssetCentre Software Eases Plant-Floor Asset Management

Rockwell Automation's FactoryTalk AssetCentre Software Eases Plant-Floor Asset Management

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Treon Launches Industrial Node 6 for Condition Monitoring on a Massive Scale

Treon Launches Industrial Node 6 for Condition Monitoring on a Massive Scale

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