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Wood Adopts Connected Worker Solution Enabled by Honeywell Forge


Honeywell Forge Workforce Productivity is being adopted by Wood, a global leader in consulting, projects and operations solutions in energy and the built environment.

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Impact of COVID 19 on Manufacturing

Impact of COVID 19 on Manufacturing


ARC Advisory Group and Automation.com recently conducted a web survey to gain insights into the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic on industrial manufacturers and what they are doing in response. ARC supplemented the survey responses with additional interviews from a cross section of industries. Here, we provide a summary of the results of that original survey supplemented with some additional insights from a second web survey performed in the interim. 

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ANCA starts manufacturing ventilators for Australian COVID-19 fight

ANCA starts manufacturing ventilators for Australian COVID-19 fight


This initiative directly addresses the critical supply of mechanical ventilation equipment to support COVID-19 patients requiring ventilation to survive. Banding together with other Australian manufacturing businesses, the consortium can harness various industry capabilities to make more ventilators sooner.

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Wood Adopts Connected Worker Solution Enabled by Honeywell Forge

Honeywell Forge Workforce Productivity is being adopted by Wood, a global leader in consulting, projects and operations solutions in energy and the built environment.

Impact of COVID 19 on Manufacturing

ARC Advisory Group and Automation.com recently conducted a web survey to gain insights into the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic on industrial manufacturers and what they are doing in response. ARC supplemented the survey responses with additional interviews from a cross section of industries. Here, we provide a summary of the results of that original survey supplemented with some additional insights from a second web survey performed in the interim. 

ANCA starts manufacturing ventilators for Australian COVID-19 fight

This initiative directly addresses the critical supply of mechanical ventilation equipment to support COVID-19 patients requiring ventilation to survive. Banding together with other Australian manufacturing businesses, the consortium can harness various industry capabilities to make more ventilators sooner.

Digital transformation: Getting started, accelerating quickly

To gain insight about how organizations are keeping up with the changes and transformations taking place, the Digital Transformation Council and ARC Advisory Group, in conjunction with ISA and Automation.com, conducted a survey of industrial companies.

Bentley joins Digital Twin Consortium

Digital Twin Consortium aims to influence the direction of digital twin technology development, become the focal point for digital twin thought leadership, and promote, evolve, and refine digital twin best practices and benefits.

Industrial-Grade Secure Remote Access in a World of Physical Risks

By Honeywell Cybersecurity
Although a part of disaster planning and recovery in increasing resilience, industrial-grade secure remote access also represents a strategic investment that can help grow a company’s operational excellence and capabilities.

MassTech & MassRobotics announce ‘Robot Stories’ student-focused ‘STEMinar’

The ‘Robot Stories’ series is targeted primarily at middle and high school students who get the opportunity to interact with several roboticists about what the future of robotics looks like. The series will be broadcast on Wednesday afternoons starting tomorrow, May 20th, with additional episodes launched on May 27th, June 3rd, and June 10th.

Interact Analysis Report: Most countries will surpass 2019 levels of manufacturing production by 2024

Interact Analysis’s latest update to its Manufacturing Industry Output Tracker (MIO) forecasts a steady but varied recovery for global manufacturing, notwithstanding the fact that some sectors have been hit harder than others during the COVID-19 crisis.

Westermo helps Max Bögl enhance data communication for urban transport

High levels of network availability required specialized wireless technology designed specifically for transportation applications. Westermo was selected by Max Bögl to provide the data communication network technology. 

Aquatech announces BreakOuts live event series

Taking place on May 26th at 16:00pm-17:00pm (CEST), the first live event is expected to attract a crowd of up to 500 delegates. Bridging the themes of innovation and digitalisation from the physical Aquatech events, the online discussion will kickstart with utilities, European partnerships and global engineering thought leaders from across Europe and the Middle East.
 

Crisis Further Highlights Importance of Connected Human Workers Across Industrial World

Connected work and connected worker technology make it possible for humans on the frontlines to perform at their safest, most productive best. As the current global situation clearly indicates, humans will always be essential in manufacturing and production – and they deserve to be supported and empowered by technology.

Becoming a Robot: Automation Helps Honor Pandemic Affected 2020 Graduates

To bring its graduates their special day of recognition while still maintaining social distancing standards, Arizona State’s Thunderbird School of Global Management partnered with Double Robotics to provide a unique solution

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