Articles & News on Smart Manufacturing & Industry 4.0

Cobots maximize return on investment

  • by Oliver Giertz
  • Feature

Cobots hold the promise of increasing the efficiency and quality of human work, bringing greater reliability, consistency and precision to a variety of manufacturing and assembly operations. However, do these potential benefits hold true for all users?
 

DORIS, Schneider Electric, AVEVA Align to Deliver Oil and Gas Digital Twins

  • News

DORIS Group, Schneider Electric, and AVEVA have agreed to develop a strategic partnership to deliver Digital Twin technology for the upstream oil and gas markets. These new solutions will support the goals of oil & gas organizations to improve asset performance, increase sustainability, and maximize return on capital on projects.

Sanitization monitoring system for workstations

  • News

Banner Engineering's Clean Workspace Monitoring System establishes scheduled workspace sanitizing as an integral part of the return-to-work process.

Era of Empowerment for Automation Professionals

  • by Bill Lydon, Automation.com
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon
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. 

Wired and Wireless Networks Advance in Power

  • by Bill Lydon, Automation.com
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon
Both wired and wireless networks have been undergoing a significant evolution during the past decade, enabling greater opportunities to those who leverage the advancements in the next one.

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

  • News

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.  

Enhanced Integration Drives Need for Enhanced Cybersecurity

  • by Bill Lydon, Automation.com
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon
There is an increasing recognition that an integrated cybersecurity approach is required for an entire manufacturing and production company. Many manufacturing companies are realizing with the integration of IT, OT, automation and other functions that designating one leader responsible for all cybersecurity for the company is most effective.

Pushing Plant Computing to the Edge and to the Cloud Factories

  • by Bill Lydon, Automation.com
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon
Time synchronization and accelerate the continued integration of Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) groups. This trend has been facilitating changes in organizational structures, and the creation, in many cases, of integrated IT/OT groups.

ForwardX Robotics announces Intel IoT Solutions Alliance

  • News

The partnership reinforces ForwardX’s ability to address customer pain points and deliver solutions across increasingly competitive industries.

Siemens and SAP SE announces partnership to accelerate industrial transformation

  • News

Through this agreement, both SAP and Siemens will be able to complement and integrate their respective offerings in order to offer customers solutions for product lifecycle management (PLM), supply chain, service and asset management.