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€2.5 million to put robots in the hands of operators

The Franco-American start-up Fuzzy Logic announces a €2.5 million seed round of financing from two
European DeepTech funds: 42CAP, an industry-specialized German fund based in Munich, and Karista (via
the Paris Region Venture Fund), an early-stage VC firm based in Paris.

Monitoring of energy networks – How to make it easy and secure

Cloud and cyber security in critical energy applications - Digitalization and IoT (Internet of Things) is a clear trend within power plants and substations, just as it is in industrial automation.

EPLAN, Collaboration in the Ecosystem: What Matters
The ecosystem of industrial automation

Today’s ecosystem of industrial automation is characterised by many media disruptions during the processing and transfer of documentation. It is essential to resolve these issues within the development process for machines and plant systems – via targeted collaboration among all stakeholders and systems.

Experts from OMRON, a leader in industrial automation, including sensing, control, vision and robotics solutions for industrial automation shed light on this topic…
Automating production processes with robots

Anyone planning to move towards a smart factory needs to choose carefully when considering possible robotic solutions. Should it be an industrial robot or a collaborative robot (cobot)? The answer will depend on your specific needs.

Mohan Naidu, FPT UK Managing Director, describes five example scenarios for RPA that can help businesses streamline their operations
Robotic Process Automation

Five promising use cases for Robotic Process Automation by Mohan Naidu, FPT UK managing director

Control requirements for effective food production standards compliance
Optimum motor control

Food production safety detection and rejection systems demand accuracy and control sufficient to ensure not just an effective system, but one that maintains throughput and uptime. This combines a need for optimum motor control that can integrate with an automated system with real time data sharing to guarantee that standards are met.

Gen-C Opinion Piece - Smart and safe: 5 benefits of remote CHP monitoring
Benefits of remote CHP monitoring

With the pandemic accelerating the trend of remote working and companies looking for new ways of keeping their workforce safe, remote CHP monitoring systems have grown in popularity at power generation sites across the UK.

Barry Weller, Robot Product Manager at Mitsubishi Electric, looks at five reasons why businesses should consider installing cobots.
Working alongside cobots

Barry Weller, robot product manager at Mitsubishi Electric, looks at five reasons why businesses should consider installing cobots.

George Walker explains how engineers can bridge the gap between local process data and external data sources
Connectivity challenge: Bringing data sources together

George Walker explains how engineers can bridge the gap between local process data and external data sources.

Cyber security is a pressing concern for manufacturers.
What do the latest industrial cyber security measures mean for manufacturers?

With 203,000 new strains of malware created every day according to the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA)’s 2020 threat landscape report, Cyber security is a pressing concern for manufacturers. Industry and academia must work together to solve this issue. The Christian Doppler Laboratory on Security and Quality Improvement in the Production Systems Life Cycle (CDL SQI) in Vienna, Austria, is helping to achieve this. Reinhard Mayr reports.

Nokia and City of Melbourne trial AI technology to keep city streets safe and clean
Trialling AI technology to keep city streets safe and clean

Nokia and the City of Melbourne have conducted a trial using Nokia Scene Analytics artificial intelligence (AI) technology to develop a deeper understanding of waste disposal behaviour.

 LG Motion - Transforming the factory floor to enhance productivity
Transforming the factory floor

We’ve seen a gradual increased presence of robots on manufacturing factory floors, and industries that have embraced automation have seen an increase in efficiency and productivity.

COVID-19 has accelerated the digitalisation of modern production lines
Acceleration of digitalisation for modern production lines

COVID-19 has accelerated the digitalisation of modern production lines says Eddie Storan, who examines the resultant, permanent change in mindset it has brought about.

that a brushed DC motor can be operated as a generator to produce a DC power supply
Intelligent, remote, powered devices

Sunil Kedia, core market new product  development manager at Portescap, looks at the basic relationship between speed, voltage, torque and current when using a brushed DC motor as a generator.

The edge is an essential layer of the manufacturing technology stack
The benefits of leveraging the edge

Martin Thunman, co-founder and CEO of edge analytics platform Crosser, looks at the benefits of processing data at the edge rather than the cloud and how this data can be used to optimise production in manufacturing.

, automation parts supplier EU Automation discusses what manufacturers can learn from the technologies at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
What do sports and Industry 4.0 have in common ?

Neil Ballinger, head of EMEA at automation parts supplier EU Automation, discusses what manufacturers can learn from the cutting edge technologies used in the venues of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, such as robotics, autonomous vehicles (AV), facial recognition systems and more.

How collaborative robots are redefining industries and businesses?

A collaborative robot or cobot is an automatic technology designed in a way that it can interact, assist, and work with and around humans. Safe collaboration with humans is the main property of these cobots that sets them apart from autonomous robots. Unlike autonomous robots, collaborative robots are capable of functioning in interactive ways with their human counterparts.

Moxa Helps Expand Renewable Energy Generation Options with IIoT Connectivity Solution for Floating Solar Plants
Expanding renewable energy generation options

Moxa has announced it is helping to expand renewable energy generation options with IIoT connectivity solution for floating solar plants.

Combining technological expertise

Connectivity across the entire production workflow is a major goal of industrial digitalisation. However according to WFL  Millturn Technologies,  the greatest challenge lies in combining technological expertise from two different disciplines: IT and industrial production.

The golden batch describes the perfect production batch, against which all others are benchmarked
How to achieve the golden batch

The golden batch describes the perfect production batch, against which all others are benchmarked. With efficiency and productivity front of mind for most manufacturers currently, how can industry get closer to achieving golden batches? George Walker explains how operations management systems can help.

 Low code platforms can alleviate the IT bottleneck
Simplicity is key to eliminating IT bottlenecks

Johan Jonzon looks at how low code platforms can alleviate the IT bottleneck.

Neil Ballinger, head of EMEA at automation parts supplier EU Automation, explains the fundamentals of hyperautomation
Automation or hyperautomation?

Neil Ballinger, head of EMEA at automation parts supplier EU Automation, explains the fundamentals of hyperautomation.

The right choice of telemetry unit, software, SCADA and simulation systems will be crucial to maintaining this infrastructure
Smart grid technologies can ensure energy across borders

Etienne Hilgen explains why the right choice of telemetry unit, software, SCADA and simulation systems will be crucial to maintaining this infrastructure.

As the plant and works, manufacturing, and engineering sector evolves at a rapid pace, it will become even more critical for businesses to be proactive in seeking new and innovative solutions
Key benefits of cloud-based asset management systems

Steve Richmond* explains some of the key advantages of using a cloud-based system versus an on-premise system to help you in finding an efficient and reliable EAM solution.

 Leveraging data to increase productivity through predictive maintenance  By Dan Rossek, Regional Marketing Manager at Omron
Leveraging data to increase productivity

By Dan Rossek, regional marketing manager at Omron: Data can elevate the maintenance function from being a quick fix to keep production lines running, to being a vital tool for enterprise success. Omron explains how to raise your maintenance strategy to this level by accessing and repurposing data that already exists.