Articles & News on Smart Manufacturing & Industry 4.0

HANNOVER MESSE announces postponement of 2020 event

  • News

HANNOVER MESSE 2020 has been postponed to the week of 13 to 17 July. Deutsche Messe AG is thus responding to global developments related to the Coronavirus.
 

 

HANNOVER MESSE USA 2020: A North American Stage for Industrial Digitalization

  • News

HANNOVER MESSE USA will highlight the entire scope of Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions from digital ecosystems to engineered parts & solutions; automation, motion & drives; energy solutions, augmented reality, AI & robotics; and more.

Industrial Internet Consortium announces Long Term Evolution (LTE) for Metro Testbed

  • News

The first testbed for the rail transportation industry, the LTE for Metro Testbed shows the feasibility of adapting LTE for Metro technologies for the urban rail sector.
 

ABB and Covariant announce partnership to deploy integrated AI robotic solutions

  • News

ABB, a supplier of industrial robots, and Silicon Valley AI start-up, Covariant, announced a partnership to bring AI-enabled robotics solutions to market, starting with a fully autonomous warehouse order fulfilment solution.

Demystifying Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

  • by Louis Columbus
  • Feature

When it comes to digital transformation of industrial operations, drivers include workforce changes and customer needs and expectations. This article first appeared in AUTOMATION 2020 volume 1, February 2020.

Moscow announces 5G for Business monthly digest

  • News

“5G for Business” is devoted to the fifth-generation wireless technology, its application to different fields and sectors, and related opportunities to the city’s business. The first issue is dedicated to the theme of 5G and its use in immersive technologies, including artificial intelligence (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and 360 ° video.
 

How Bright is the Future of Automation?

  • by Mark Howard
  • Opinion

When machines run 24/7, with or without supervision, their components can wear out quickly. This article explains the potential of lights-out manufacturing.

Open Systems International announces Dr. Thierry Godart as Senior Vice President of Industrial Technology

  • News

Dr. Godart is known for developing high-performance teams and applying groundbreaking technologies to improve business productivity and sustainability. He comes to OSI well equipped to provide strong strategic leadership to the company’s industrial energy management business unit.

Sustainable Manufacturing Through Obsolescence

  • by Mark Howard
  • Opinion

The amount of worldwide e-waste generation is expected to exceed 50 million tons by 2020. Americans specifically, throw away an estimated 55 billion USD in e-waste material each year. This article explains how manufacturers can achieve sustainable manufacturing through obsolescence management.

Bentley Systems announces call for nominations for Year in Infrastructure 2020 Awards

  • News

The awards, which are judged by independent juries of industry experts, recognize infrastructure projects for digital innovations that improve project delivery and/or asset performance. The deadline for nominations is May 1, 2020.