Articles & News on Smart Manufacturing & Industry 4.0

Robot Shuttles Double as Robotaxis

  • by Dr. Peter Harrop
  • Feature

As IDTechEx predicted in its report, "Robot Shuttles and Autonomous Buses 2020-2040," robot shuttles are converging with robotaxis.

Mobile Robot Revenues Set to Grow by 24% in 2020 Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

  • News

  • Mobile robots will take logistics sector by storm, with a 10-fold investment increase predicted between now and 2024. 

  • COVID-19 will be a significant driver in long-term mobile robot growth.

  • Sales of AMRs set to radically outstrip AGV revenues.

How STEM Education Can Unleash the Power of Automation

  • by Dave Tilstone
  • Feature

Automation is the key to sustained economic prosperity for American manufacturing.  However, in order to truly tap into its potential, the U.S. must ensure that the industry has the necessary talent pool to work in tandem with these new technologies. The key is a viable STEM education system that will create a pipeline of necessary talent.

Smart, Compact Electromechanical Actuators Improve Productivity and Space Efficiency for Industrial AGVs

  • by Chad Carlberg
  • Feature

Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) can improve industrial productivity by 50 to 70 percent but require adequate room to move about increasingly space-constrained factory floors.

Network Connectivity: The New Era for Oil & Gas

  • by Shobhit Jain
  • Feature

As industries strive to disrupt markets with new innovations, digitalization has proven to be a key driver in enhancing a company’s bottom line. The oil and gas industry is no exception.

The Business Case for a Manufacturing Mindset Shift

  • by Ankit Sharma
  • Feature

How holistic thinking and Industry 4.0 technology are helping companies climb to the top of the manufacturing class.

Digitalization Stack Buildout: AVEVA Acquires OSIsoft

  • News

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.

TrendMiner Expands Global Network to Support Demand for Self-service Data Analytics

  • News

TrendMiner has announced the global expansion of its partner ecosystem to the regions North and South America, the Middle East, Russia, Asia Pacific and Australia.

ISA Hosts Virtual Digital Transformation in Deepwater Production Conference

  • News

The ISA hosted the Virtual Digital Transformation in Deepwater Production Conference on Sept. 16, 2020, featuring 11 speakers and panelists representing Shell, VisCo, BP, and more.

Fluke Leads Series C Investment in Everactive to Accelerate Growth in IIoT Solutions

  • News

Fluke Corporation announced that it led an investment in Everactive, a Silicon Valley-based technology company that sells category-defining batteryless, wireless Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions.