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Optimas Solutions Enhances Portfolio with PPE and MRO Products to Focus on Urgent Demand Given COVID-19

Optimas Solutions Enhances Portfolio with PPE and MRO Products to Focus on Urgent Demand Given COVID-19


Opens 30,400 sq. ft. distribution center in St. Louis for PPE, MRO products, along with standard parts.

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Need to Manage Risk and Increase Safety Will Propel the Machine Safeguarding Solutions Market

Need to Manage Risk and Increase Safety Will Propel the Machine Safeguarding Solutions Market


New ARC Advisory Group research on the global Machine Safeguarding Solutions market reveals that safety is an integral part of today’s factories, particularly in mature economies.

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Automation is Key to Minimizing Manufacturers’ COVID-19 Risk

Automation is Key to Minimizing Manufacturers’ COVID-19 Risk


Many manufacturing firms have extended their safety programs to include COVID-19 mitigation, but large portions, if not all, of their initiatives, are handled manually, making it difficult to keep pace with rapidly changing conditions and disparate guidelines from multiple government agencies. Clearly, automation is required to keep pace.

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Optimas Solutions Enhances Portfolio with PPE and MRO Products to Focus on Urgent Demand Given COVID-19

Opens 30,400 sq. ft. distribution center in St. Louis for PPE, MRO products, along with standard parts.

Need to Manage Risk and Increase Safety Will Propel the Machine Safeguarding Solutions Market

New ARC Advisory Group research on the global Machine Safeguarding Solutions market reveals that safety is an integral part of today’s factories, particularly in mature economies.

Automation is Key to Minimizing Manufacturers’ COVID-19 Risk

Many manufacturing firms have extended their safety programs to include COVID-19 mitigation, but large portions, if not all, of their initiatives, are handled manually, making it difficult to keep pace with rapidly changing conditions and disparate guidelines from multiple government agencies. Clearly, automation is required to keep pace.

Digitalization Stack Buildout: AVEVA Acquires OSIsoft

Industrial Software company AVEVA announced the acquisition of OSIsoft famous for the PI Historian for the purchase price of  $5 billion, expanding the company’s digitalization offerings.

Pandemic Accelerates Manufacturing Digitalization

Attending the AVEVA World Digital Virtual Press Roundtable provided thoughts and insights about the impacts of the pandemic and recovery.

Collaborative Robots Vital for Connected Manufacturing Operations

To get the full benefit from human-robot collaboration, manufacturers must develop integrated strategies that combine data analytics, design, and a new partnership ecosystem.

Era of Empowerment for Automation Professionals

Automation professionals are critical to successfully selecting and applying these technologies and guiding management to maximize their productivity. This role will continue and expand, as more companies look to make informed productive technological investments and implementation decisions to yield profitable results. 

Women in Manufacturing Association announces virtual format for 10th annual event

The Women in Manufacturing Association (WiM) will hold its 10th annual SUMMIT on September 28 – October 1, 2020 in a virtual format. The virtual conference will harness the latest in technology to deliver the content and interactive experiences for which WiM conferences are known.  

Phoenix Contact announces Smart Communities online conference

During each one-hour session, industry experts will lead discussions about the latest technology developments in smart infrastructure and buildings. The free events will be held every other Tuesday, beginning on July 14, from 11 a.m. until noon.

Three Ethical Considerations for Manufacturers Investing in Artificial Intelligence

By Antony Bourne
This article highlights what he believes are three major ethical issues facing the industry, as manufacturers weigh up their AI investments and embark upon this new technological direction in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

EU Automation announces online Knowledge Hub

At the click of a button, visitors can download resources on additive manufacturing (AM), artificial intelligence (AI), Industry 4.0, cyber security, obsolescence, sustainability and the circular economy.

HANNOVER MESSE announces Digital Days virtual event

The HANNOVER MESSE Digital Days launch on 14 July with a diverse, top-class program. The event begins with the panel discussion “Forward to the New ‒ New Opportunities for Progress?” featuring Siemens board member Klaus Helmrich; Festo chairman Oliver Jung; BDI president Dieter Kempf; Friedhelm Loh Group owner and chairman Friedhelm Loh; Robert Bosch managing director Rolf Najork; and SAP board member Thomas Saueressig.

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