Articles & News on Smart Manufacturing & Industry 4.0

Pepperl+Fuchs announces 2020 Online Summit

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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.

HANNOVER MESSE announces Digital Days virtual event

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The HANNOVER MESSE Digital Days launch on 14 July with a diverse, top-class program. The event begins with the panel discussion “Forward to the New ‒ New Opportunities for Progress?” featuring Siemens board member Klaus Helmrich; Festo chairman Oliver Jung; BDI president Dieter Kempf; Friedhelm Loh Group owner and chairman Friedhelm Loh; Robert Bosch managing director Rolf Najork; and SAP board member Thomas Saueressig.

Microchip Technology releases Analog Design eBook

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Microchip’s Analog Design eBook is intended to expand knowledge with insightful technical articles that will help any engineer.

Siemens announces acquisition of UltraSoC Technologies

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The addition of UltraSoC to Siemens enables a unified data-driven infrastructure, and the creation of a solution to help semiconductor industry customers overcome key pain points including manufacturing defects, software and hardware bugs, device early-failure and wear-out, functional safety, and malicious attacks.

AutoGuide Mobile Robots announces opening of Massachusetts test facility

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Companies considering AMRs for their manufacturing, warehouse or other e-commerce-related distribution applications can virtually visit the test facility now—with the facility opening for onsite visits following Massachusetts’ phased re-opening guidelinesto see how the AMRs would work in their own facilities.  

Association for Advancing Automation (A3) partners to launch Robot Nation podcast

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The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) and industry expert Jim Beretta have partnered to launch the Robot Nation podcast, featuring a series of conversations with experts and thought leaders in robotics and automation.

Optimation announces Wendy Smith as Chief Operating Officer

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Smith has experience in a variety of manufacturing environments including continuous flow, batch processes, hot glass, refractory, finishing and assembly.

PTC LiveWorx on Moving Digitalization from Vision to Reality

  • by Bill Lydon
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The multi-session live event, recorded and available on demand for those who missed it, described how digitalization is a competitive imperative for manufacturing and production companies that want to thrive and survive.

Rise of the Robots: How Robotics Are Rising to New Challenges in the COVID-19 Era

  • by Cory Fogg, Automation.com
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By Cory Fogg
Here are few of areas outside of the factory where innovative robotic solutions are the answers to specific needs.

The Challenge of OT Security in a Converged World

  • by Rick Peters, Fortinet
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Absent an effective OT security plan, OT enterprise and their integrated ICS/SCADA systems are left vulnerable to cyberattacks that could result in financial loss, reputational damage, diminished consumer confidence, and even threaten the safety of citizens—and in the case of critical infrastructures, also threaten national security.