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Key AI and Industry 4.0 trends for engineers in 2020

Key AI and Industry 4.0 trends for engineers in 2020
With Industry 4.0 and artificial intelligence continually redefining the limits of what is possible for engineers and scientists, 2020 will be a pivotal year. Here are the key trends we can expect to see over the next 12 months. By Jos Martin, Senior Engineering Manager at MathWorks
26th November 2019

CLPA strengthens TSN leadership position for Industry 4.0 at SPS 2019

CLPA strengthens TSN leadership position for Industry 4.0 at SPS 2019
The CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) will showcase its latest open network technology, CC-Link IE TSN, in action at SPS - Smart Production Solutions 2019. By combining Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) with gigabit bandwidth, CC-Link IE TSN has been established as the pioneer in TSN adoption for open industrial Ethernet development. This leadership position will be clearly demonstrated via products and solutions from CLPA’s key technology partners on Stand 106, in Hall 5 from 26th-28th November 2019, in Nuremberg, Germany. 
22nd November 2019

Controlling a textiles factory from home

Controlling a textiles factory from home
A high-end producer of technical fabrics, Samuel Tailored Bonding, has extended its automation control system from the factory to the owners’ house. Using Movicon 11 SCADA from Progea, distributed in the UK through Products4Automaton, it has been made possible to take work home, even when that is manging an entire production plant.
22nd November 2019


Arrow adds wireless networking line in EMEA

Arrow adds wireless networking line in EMEA
Arrow Electronics has signed an agreement to offer the full range of R3 Communications’ ECHORING wireless networking products in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). ECHORING supports ultra-reliable, low-latency wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) communications that deliver similar performance to current wired systems.  
22nd November 2019

Easy IT connectivity for machine tools

Easy IT connectivity for machine tools
Mitsubishi Electric CNCs has demonstrated support for umati machine tool networking technology at EMO 2019. The implementation of umati (universal machine tool interface), which enables machine tools to exchange and share information efficiently, has tremendous potential for optimising production. 
14th November 2019

Schaffner (re)shapes electrical power through Industry 4.0

Schaffner (re)shapes electrical power through Industry 4.0
Schaffner will be presenting their latest innovations from their EMC, Power Quality and Power Magnetics divisions at SPS 2019. The new FN 3287/88 EMC filter series introduces innovations in 3-phase EMC filters and is now available with low leakage currents (<1mA) versions for general machine and plant construction. 
7th November 2019

The need for EMI filtering with factory automation

The need for EMI filtering with factory automation
Increased electromagnetic interference, or EMI, can adversely affect system efficiency and increase down-time by interfering with analogue control signals and industrial communications between devices and systems.  By Dave Armitage, Schaffner USA
7th November 2019

‘Digital’ in manufacturing is no longer an option - its the usual

‘Digital’ in manufacturing is no longer an option - its the usual
The Columbus Manufacturing 2020 report highlighted rising adoption levels of advanced technologies such as IoT and analytics among manufacturers, as physical and digital operations begin to overlap. Some in the industry still struggle to develop an effective digital strategy – but it is clear they must make the jump to stay competitive. Stephen Fox, Business Development Manager at Columbus UK explains why digital is no longer a choice in manufacturing, drawing on the experiences and insights from digital leaders at top UK manufacturing organisations.
5th November 2019

Connectivity solutions for the process industry

Connectivity solutions for the process industry
Softing Industrial Data Networks will show smart gateways for multi-protocol process control and a mobile plug and play solution for configuration and maintenance of field devices at the trade show SPS smart production solutions from 26-28th November, 2019, in Nuremberg. With smart gateways and mobile enterprise solutions, Softing Industrial Data Networks presents itself at the SPS 2019 trade show as a partner for the process industry on its way to digitalisation.
14th October 2019

Predictive maintenance reduces cost the smart way

Predictive maintenance reduces cost the smart way
  Preventing unscheduled down-time is one of the most effective cost reduction measures in any production environment. Mitsubishi Electric offers practical solutions for both machine tools and robots. 
14th October 2019


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