Articles & News on Smart Manufacturing & Industry 4.0

Festo introduces BionicMobileAssistant robotic hand

  • News

The BionicMobileAssistant is a prototype of a robot system that moves independently in three dimensions and can identify objects, grip adaptively and work together with humans.

Continued Evolution for Process Automation

  • by Bill Lydon, Automation.com
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon
The Process Automation industry has been heavily impacted by the influx of new technologies and, as we enter the next decade, several organizations are providing roadmaps in order to help process automation companies enable the best practices to leverage these technologies and drive competitiveness and productivity forward.

Bosch Rexroth announces free 4-day virtual event on Factory of the Future

  • News

Bosch Rexroth has gathered experts from across the global Bosch organization, from July 13-16,  to present topics that take attendees on an exploration of the Factory of the Future.

Senseye announces ROI Lock initiative to guarantee manufacturers ROI

  • News

ROI Lock is supported by an AA- rated global reinsurance company and will apply to eligible customers monitoring 50 or more assets for a minimum of 12 months.

How Industry 4.0 Can Get Factories Running At Full Speed

  • by Chris Turlica, MaintainX
  • Opinion

By Chris Turlica, MaintainX
Modern factories are as sophisticated as any server farm or computer lab, and to keep them firing on all cylinders we’ll need high-tech solutions too.

Digitalization Driving Manufacturing to New Heights

  • by Bill Lydon, Automation.com
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon
Manufacturing and production companies are realizing digitalization requires structure, organizational changes, and integration of information technology (IT), operations technology (OT) and automation technology.

EPLAN's Cogineer helps Hanseatic Power Solutions automate control cabinet engineering

  • Case Study

Hanseatic Power Solutions GmbH (HPS) automated its control cabinet engineering in several steps and has just implemented EPLAN Cogineer. The company has now used a "before and after" comparison to record actual time savings. Electrical planning alone now takes only 20% of the original time.

Sandvik helps Swedish school enhance sustainable energy efforts

  • Case Study

Sandvik has installed 330 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels onto the roof of the Göranssonska Technical High School in Sandviken, Sweden.

OPC Foundation announces addition of Google Cloud to member community

  • News

OPC UA is an industrial, protocol-agnostic framework for the Industrial Internet of Things and Industrie 4.0 that contains mechanisms for secure, reliable, manufacturer and platform-independent information exchange, as well as options for semantic information modeling and self-description of devices.

Pepperl+Fuchs announces 2020 Online Summit

  • News

Pepperl+Fuchs’ 2020 Online Summit is a free digital platform that will allow customers and other interested parties to learn about the latest trends and solutions in factory and process automation—even during the COVID-19 pandemic.