Articles & News on Operations & Management

e-Magic enables cloud-based energy metering

  • News

The University of Colorado (CU) will be using e-Magic TwinWorX software on Microsoft Azure IoT to implement a scalable cloud-based solution to manage real-time energy usage data.

Industrial Digital Transformation Made Easy with MQTT

  • by Arlen Nipper
  • Opinion

By Arlen Nipper
This article will look at the problems with proprietary manufacturing protocols and discuss how the open-standard MQTT can enable Digital Transformation.

What's Fueling Our Data? Improving energy efficiency in data centers

  • by Simone Bruckner
  • Opinion

By Simone Bruckner
With global data traffic more than doubling every four years, it’s no surprise that the environmental impact of data centres is coming under scrutiny. 

Festo partners with MassRobotics to enhance robotic development

  • News

Festo has entered into a strategic partnership with MassRobotics, based in Boston, to further global market growth and innovation initiatives dedicated to the development of the next generation of robotics.

Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT) announces two additions to Board of Directors

  • News

Newly elected to the board were Glynn Fletcher and Blake Consdorf for three-year terms effective April 2. 

 

Ultimation Industries releases video on how to build overhead conveyor system

  • News

The video shows manufacturers, distributors and others how to build an overhead conveyor system that takes advantage of generally unused vertical space above the working area.

Tompkins announces Denny McKnight as CEO

  • News

After 45 years of holding the position, former CEO and Founder Jim Tompkins has decided to shift his focus and continue to actively support the firm by remaining in the role of chairman of Tompkins International.

ODVA announces enhancements to EtherNet/IP Specification

  • News

The latest enhancements to The EtherNet/IP Specification provide network diagnostics, methods to lower bandwidth and resource requirements for devices, and the addition of IIoT building block infrastructure.

Phoenix Contact, Weidmüller, Reichle & De-Massari (R&M), Fluke Networks, and Telegärtner partner to create SPE System Alliance

  • News

The partners in this group are pursuing the goal of driving the development of SPE further forward for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and may branch out to other areas as well. The System Alliance has now also been joined by Datwyler, Kyland, Microchip Technology, Rosenberger, SICK, O-Ring, Draka/Prysmian Group, and University 4 Industry.

Wurth Elektronik announces task force for medical device manufacturing

  • News

As a European supplier of electronic components, the Waldenburg based company thus wants to ensure that the production of urgently needed medical technology can be further expanded worldwide.