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VDMA Robotics + Automation starts development of OPC UA Companion Specification for joining technologies
February 14, 2020

VDMA Robotics + Automation starts development of OPC UA Companion Specification for joining technologies

The initiative "Industrial Joining Technologies (IJT)" describes all joining technologies used for manufacturing processes such as riveting, welding, gluing and tightening. The scope of the specification was developed with the help of DIN 8580 and shows which joining processes can be classified under Industrial Joining Technologies (see figure).

Robotic Industries Association report: 2019 North American robot unit orders up 1.6 percent from 2018
February 13, 2020

Robotic Industries Association report: 2019 North American robot unit orders up 1.6 percent from 2018

The largest driver of the growth was a 50.5 percent increase in orders from automotive OEMs and a 16.6 percent increase from the plastics and rubber industry. Orders to automotive component markets were down 6.6 percent, and all other non-automotive industries, including food & consumer goods, life sciences, metals, and semiconductor/electronics, contracted by single digits.

HANNOVER MESSE 2020 to focus on 5G, industrial climate protection
February 12, 2020

HANNOVER MESSE 2020 to focus on 5G, industrial climate protection

With its keynote theme of Industrial Transformation, HANNOVER MESSE 2020 focuses on the opportunities presented by innovative technologies, steadily growing and ever more readily available amounts of data, and a growing awareness of climate protection.

National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) announces support for vocational and technical training efforts to close skills gap
February 12, 2020

National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) announces support for vocational and technical training efforts to close skills gap

A recent industry survey by NTMA through found that more than 90% of manufacturers are struggling to fill open positions. Other data show that the number of job openings in manufacturer is expected to grow even more in the next decade if there is not a significant investment in skills training.

Emerson partners with Belgian research group to enhance digital automation training
February 10, 2020

Emerson partners with Belgian research group to enhance digital automation training

The project further expands Emerson’s initiative to collaborate with higher education institutions and its commitment with both schools to build a globally competitive craft brewing and brewing industry in Flanders,

OleumTech announces partnership with Tranter IT to expand African presence
February 06, 2020

OleumTech announces partnership with Tranter IT to expand African presence

Tranter IT is a technology service provider with an established presence in all 36 states of Nigeria with over 400 employees, of which 270 are engineers.

HANNOVER MESSE announces entries open for 2020 HERMES Award
February 05, 2020

HANNOVER MESSE announces entries open for 2020 HERMES Award

When judging entries for the award, the emphasis will be on the following criteria: degree of technological innovation, benefit for industry, environment and society, economic viability and readiness for implementation.

Verizon partners with Honeywell to integrate connectivity LTE solutions into smart meters
January 29, 2020

Verizon partners with Honeywell to integrate connectivity LTE solutions into smart meters

By integrating Verizon’s Managed Connectivity LTE solutions into Honeywell’s smart meters and other electric, gas, and water solutions, the two companies intend to drive energy savings by more quickly deploying smart electric grid technologies.

Lanner Electronics announces partnership with MBX Systems for Taiwan-based system manufacturing
January 28, 2020

Lanner Electronics announces partnership with MBX Systems for Taiwan-based system manufacturing

The partnership enables MBX customers to have their Lanner-based platforms imaged, tested, configured and shipped directly from Lanner's Taiwan plant, while also giving Lanner and its customers full access to MBX's manufacturing controls, inventory management programs, and global logistics and export compliance capabilities.

ElevenPaths and Nozomi Networks partner to deliver IT and OT security services
January 23, 2020

ElevenPaths and Nozomi Networks partner to deliver IT and OT security services

ElevenPaths will offer Nozomi Networks’ solutions for OT cyber resiliency and real-time operational visibility to customers worldwide.

Dunkermotoren joins Open Industry 4.0 Alliance
January 22, 2020

Dunkermotoren joins Open Industry 4.0 Alliance

The Open Industry 4.0 Alliance acts as a partnership of industrial companies that pragmatically participate in the implementation of cross-vendor industry 4.0 solutions and services for manufacturing facilities and automated warehouses.

HARTING and Expleo announce cooperation agreement with focus on IoT solutions
January 22, 2020

HARTING and Expleo announce cooperation agreement with focus on IoT solutions

HARTING is offering the modular edge computing MICA, which has been designed according to industrial standards for multiple industrial applications, and Expleo is contributing its know-how in connectivity and data-scientific competence.

Zigbee Alliance announces STMmicroelectronics as member of Board of Directors
January 22, 2020

Zigbee Alliance announces STMmicroelectronics as member of Board of Directors

The inclusion of wireless technologies in ST’s microcontroller product portfolio delivers flexibility in device architecture and faster transition for the mass market to add connectivity.

Trust Automation announces Teddy Ross as Chief Operations Officer
January 21, 2020

Trust Automation announces Teddy Ross as Chief Operations Officer

Mr. Ross holds a degree in Industrial Management from Northeastern State University and brings 30 years of operations and production management expertise to Trust Automation.

SymphonyAI Group announces Dominic Gallello as CEO of Symphony IndustrialAI
January 21, 2020

SymphonyAI Group announces Dominic Gallello as CEO of Symphony IndustrialAI

Gallello is an established technology executive with a background in engineering vertical software solutions at companies, including MSC Software, Autodesk, Macromedia and Intergraph Japan.

Netwrix announces 7 IT trend predictions for 2020
January 16, 2020

Netwrix announces 7 IT trend predictions for 2020

Netwrix experts predict that the three main challenges for organizations will be targeted ransomware, attacks on AI-based solutions and data privacy challenges. According to Netwrix, organizations will also need to satisfy data access requests, increase cybersecurity awareness, deal with IT skills shortage and justify security investments.

AInnovation earns top ranking in Multiple Object Tracking (MOT) Challenge
January 16, 2020

AInnovation earns top ranking in Multiple Object Tracking (MOT) Challenge

AInnovation, dedicated to bringing AI to the industries of manufacturing, retail and finance, deploys various CV and other algorithms to its ManuVision platform, based on which, the Quality Assurance all-in-one Machines are provided to a range of customers in different industries like garment, motor, consumer electronics, helping to identify defective products. It

ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance announces 23 organizations as new members heading into 2020
January 16, 2020

ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance announces 23 organizations as new members heading into 2020

ISAGCA is organized into four general focus areas for cybersecurity including: Awareness & Outreach; Compliance & Prevention; Education & Training; and Advocacy & Adoption.

Tripwire joins ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance; releases Industrial Appliance line of cybersecurity hardware
January 15, 2020

Tripwire joins ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance; releases Industrial Appliance line of cybersecurity hardware

Tripwire’s Industrial Appliance provides industrial organizations a one-box solution for gaining visibility into their operational technology (OT) networks through a passive asset discovery approach.

Universal Robots announces "National Cobot Awareness Month" for January
January 13, 2020

Universal Robots announces "National Cobot Awareness Month" for January

UR cobots allow employees to move from repetitive, low-value tasks to higher-value activities that increase productivity and quality as well as work conditions.

Critical Manufacturing partners with HCL Technologies to support MES clients
January 13, 2020

Critical Manufacturing partners with HCL Technologies to support MES clients

The partnership involves Critical Manufacturing’s Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) customers in the complex manufacturing for hi-tech, semiconductor, and medical device manufacturing industries.

Volaris Group announces acquisition of Tribute Software
January 10, 2020

Volaris Group announces acquisition of Tribute Software

Based in Hudson, Ohio, Tribute Software provides integrated ERP software solutions. Tribute systems power millions of dollars in transactions every month and supply thousands of users with critical information.

National Inventors Hall of Fame announces 2020 inductees
January 10, 2020

National Inventors Hall of Fame announces 2020 inductees

These innovators, whose landmark inventions range from the hard hat to the sports bra, will be celebrated as the newest class of Inductees during the NIHF Induction Ceremony.

Nozomi Networks announces Cisco Compatible certification for Guardian cyber security solution
January 07, 2020

Nozomi Networks announces Cisco Compatible certification for Guardian cyber security solution

This latest Cisco integration provides visibility into OT and IoT assets so IT teams can holistically secure ubiquitous access, streamline connectivity, and ensure they apply security best practices across all their networks.

International Federation of Robotics announces Steven Wyatt as President
January 07, 2020

International Federation of Robotics announces Steven Wyatt as President

The IFR President, Steven Wyatt, has a decade of international experience gained in the flexible automation industry. He is currently global Head of Portfolio and Digital for ABB’s Robotics & Discrete Automation business.

Siemens announces partnership with Arm to to help automakers deliver electronic design and automotive solutions
January 07, 2020

Siemens announces partnership with Arm to to help automakers deliver electronic design and automotive solutions

This partnership was formed to address the challenges facing the industry in developing platforms to realize active-safety, advanced driver assistance, in-vehicle infotainment, digital cockpits, vehicle-to-vehicle/vehicle-to-infrastructure and self-driving vehicles.

AddUp and Oak ORNL announce collaboration to advance metal additive manufacturing tooling applications
January 06, 2020

AddUp and Oak ORNL announce collaboration to advance metal additive manufacturing tooling applications

A $2.7 million cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) between AddUp Group, a global machine and solutions provider for metal additive manufacturing (AM), and the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) aims to advance laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) technology for the manufacturing of metal molds with complex geometries for the tooling industry.

Professor Rustam Stolkin announced as chairman of Expert Group on Robotic and Remote Systems (EGRSS)
January 06, 2020

Professor Rustam Stolkin announced as chairman of Expert Group on Robotic and Remote Systems (EGRSS)

Professor Stolkin was unanimously elected to chair the Expert Group on Robotic and Remote Systems (EGRRS) at a recent inaugural meeting, which brought together 40 experts from 14 OECD member countries as well as three international organisations including the European Commission.

Zigbee Alliance announces Resideo Technologies as member of Board of Directors
January 03, 2020

Zigbee Alliance announces Resideo Technologies as member of Board of Directors

Along with other Zigbee Alliance promoter member companies, Resideo also will play a role in the Connected Home over IP project, which aims to simplify development for manufacturers and increase device compatibility for consumers.

Industrial Internet Consortium and Trusted IoT Alliance announce combination of memberships
January 03, 2020

Industrial Internet Consortium and Trusted IoT Alliance announce combination of memberships

Effective immediately, the organizations will work together under the IIC umbrella to drive industry collaboration and research, foster open systems development and promote best practices for trusted IoT systems such as blockchain and related distributed ledger technologies (DLT).

Ericsson and Microsoft collaborate on connected vehicle cloud solution
December 20, 2019

Ericsson and Microsoft collaborate on connected vehicle cloud solution

The integrated solution allows automakers to deploy and scale global vehicle services such as fleet management, over-the-air software updates and connected safety services.

Siemens partners with Navantia to digitalize shipbuilding processes
December 16, 2019

Siemens partners with Navantia to digitalize shipbuilding processes

Using Siemens’ Xcelerator platform, Navantia will implement a digital twin for its new F-110 Frigate program, thus meeting the Spanish navy requirements. Siemens is the industrial supplier who has been able to present an end-to-end project that virtually covers the whole lifecycle process of a vessel

Verizon helps Virginia shipbuilding company implement 5G service
December 13, 2019

Verizon helps Virginia shipbuilding company implement 5G service

With 5G’s increased bandwidth and ultra-low latency, NNS will be equipped to meet network connectivity demands and will test new ways its engineers can use augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) to support everything from architectural design to employee training.

Senseye partners with ATS Global to accelerate smart factory strategies
December 12, 2019

Senseye partners with ATS Global to accelerate smart factory strategies

ATS will support Senseye's clients with the design, implementation, or integration of automated machine data systems such as historians or manufacturing execution systems with its predictive maintenance software suite, Senseye PdM.

Zigbee Alliance announces IKEA as member of Board of Directors
December 11, 2019

Zigbee Alliance announces IKEA as member of Board of Directors

This decision validates the IKEA’s commitment to universal open IoT standards for its smart home product offerings and complements IKEA’s overarching vision to create a better life at home for as many people as possible.

B&R and ABB announce integration of robotics and automation solutions
December 09, 2019

B&R and ABB announce integration of robotics and automation solutions

With the ability to offer machine flexibility and precision, merging robotics with machine control into one unified architecture will enable manufacturers to embrace the trend of mass customization and optimize their lot size one processes.

Seeq announces achievement of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Industrial Software Competency status
December 06, 2019

Seeq announces achievement of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Industrial Software Competency status

To receive the AWS Industrial Software Competency designation, APN Partners undergo rigorous AWS technical validation related to industry specific technology as well as an assessment of the security, performance, and reliability of their solute

Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol and Callisto Integration announce strategic partnership
December 05, 2019

Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol and Callisto Integration announce strategic partnership

Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol and Callisto work with each manufacturing customer to deliver initial solutions that have tangible results, and then collect more data from more sources, provide more insight and analysis, roll out to more manufacturing lines and plants, and provide a roadmap to a full manufacturing execution system for true automation.

ST Robotics providing hands-on robotics training to university students
December 04, 2019

ST Robotics providing hands-on robotics training to university students

More than 30 other educational institutions have benefited from ST Robotics’ systems. These include: MIT, Cambridge University, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Lyon, Newcastle University Australia, National Autonomous University of Mexico, University of Antwerp, St Andrews University, and Queens University Belfast, and the University of Waterloo.

Senet announces partnership with Zenseio
December 04, 2019

Senet announces partnership with Zenseio

Senet has certified the Zenseio LSMP2 - Professional Multi-purpose Telemetry Station, providing the agriculture market with a pre-integrated, network-tested solution designed to modernize how soil conditions, water usage, weather conditions, and other parameters are monitored.