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 Bundled Know-How for IIoT Applications: Cooperation Between Moxa Europe and Robotron
Scalable IIoT solutions

Moxa Europe and Robotron Datenbank-Software have announced their collaboration in the configuration and provision of IIoT platforms.

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has announced the launch of Geo SCADA as a Managed Service
Service enables customers to effectively share responsibility for the management and maintenance of their Geo SCADA estate

Schneider Electric, a leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has announced the launch of Geo SCADA as a Managed Service. A reported industry first, the OT orientated service will enable customers to share the responsibility of managing and maintaining their telemetry system with Schneider Electric.

ndustrial computers have always been an industry in which Taiwanese manufacturers enjoy an advantage; with a total annual revenue of nearly 8 billion U.S. dollars
Industrial computers industry

According to a research report released by TrendForce in July, in the first half of 2021, DFI, specialising in smart manufacturing, smart healthcare, and intelligent transportation systems/infrastructures, ranked third in Taiwan’s Industrial Computers with a revenue of NT$5.28 billion (equivalent to 186.7 million U.S. dollars).

•	£53 million of government funding awarded though the national Made Smarter programme
Funding for UK manufacturers to boost competitiveness

Five brand new digital manufacturing research centres and projects to help supply chains become more productive are among recipients of £53 million of new government funding to drive the development of the latest digital manufacturing technologies, Investment Minister Lord Grimstone recently announced.

Four cutting-edge UK technology startups will now have the opportunity to develop minimum viable products (MVPs) to help industry titans digitise and improve their manufacturing processes
Start-up real-world manufacturing solutions help industrial giants

Four cutting-edge UK technology startups will now have the opportunity to develop minimum viable products (MVPs) to help industry titans digitise and improve their manufacturing processes, after being selected to go through to the final stage of Digital Catapult’s Made Smarter Technology Accelerator Programme.

 A new £20 million UK-wide initiative has been launched to tackle challenges faced by the UK’s manufacturing supply chains
£20 million charge to fortify global manufacturing supply chains

In the wake of the pandemic, a new £20 million UK-wide initiative has been launched to tackle challenges faced by the UK’s manufacturing supply chains.


Beckhoff Automation has launched its Solution Provider programme
Solution provider programme launched

The launch of technology manufacturer Beckhoff Automation’s Solution Provider programme aims to couple end users with trusted, competent partners. The programme will help to deliver best-in-class solutions by combining innovative and creative products and knowledge.

Rockwell Automation and Kezzler Partner to Offer End-to-End Cloud-Based Industrial Traceability Solutions
Cloud-based industrial traceability solutions

Rockwell Automation, a leading company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, has announced a partnership with Kezzler, a cloud-based product digitisation and traceability platform, to help manufacturers capture the journey of their products from raw material sources to point-of-sale or beyond using cloud-based supply chain solutions that focus on product traceability.

ABB to acquire ASTI Mobile Robotics Group to drive next generation of flexible automation with Autonomous Mobile Robots
Driving the next generation of flexible automation

ABB has announced it will acquire ASTI Mobile Robotics Group (ASTI), a leading global autonomous mobile robot (AMR) manufacturer with a broad portfolio across all major applications enabled by the company’s software suite.

New Tork® productivity guide provides five steps to using “kaizen” for a sustainable competitive advantage
Productivity guide provides five steps to using “kaizen”

The new Tork productivity guide provides five steps to using “kaizen” for a sustainable competitive advantage

Mitsubishi Electric has relaunched its 'Mitsubishi Electric System Integrator Programme' (MSIP), a relationship-based programme with a commitment to partnership and support at its core.
System integrators and automation equipment suppliers – what is the perfect partnership?

As industrial automation systems become increasingly technical and data-driven, the need for automation equipment suppliers and system integrators to work more closely together has increased exponentially.

Building on the success of its first ever open house in 2019 and its debut virtual offering in 2020, FANUC UK will host an automation event in November this year.
Open House for 2021

Building on the success of its first ever open house in 2019 and its debut virtual offering in 2020, FANUC UK has announced it will host an automation event in November this year.

A problem shared’ – new virtual assistance support service from ABB provides instant access to virtual face to face expert technical advice
New virtual assistance support service

Getting to grips with robotic automation is now said to be even easier with the launch of ABB’s Virtual Assistance support service. The service uses a virtual platform to provide fast access to expert support to help solve technical queries and issues face to face, reducing downtime and increasing productivity.

Smart Hub Lanarkshire announces summer events  Online events will showcase new robotics technologies and how these can be used in different manufacturing environments
Online robotic technologies events

Smart Hub Lanarkshire – a state-of-the-art new centre that can help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the manufacturing sector to grow and prepare for the future – has announced a programme of free summer online events to help SMEs learn about the benefits of robotic technologies.

FANUC UK has announced Polestar Interactive as the first strategic network and systems integration partner for its Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform,
Strategic network and systems integration partner announced

FANUC UK has announced Polestar Interactive as the first strategic network and systems integration partner for its Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform, FIELD (FANUC Intelligent Edge Link and Drive) system.

New and easy to use robot programming

Comau is pleased to announce that it has successfully released its Comau Next Generation Programming Platform, a protocol that implements the Uniform Robotics Data Interface (URDI) communications standard to simplify robot programming.

Researchers at the National Robotarium, hosted by Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, have secured £586,000 to develop 3D laser beams whose shape can be changed
3D laser beams innovation set to transform UK manufacturing

The National Robotarium is to develop made-to-measure 3D laser beams which has the potential to transform the capabilities of UK manufacturing.

Siemens and Oracle set to ease transition to the smart grid for energy suppliers
Transition to the smart grid

Siemens has collaborated with Oracle, a global strategic cloud provider, on a high-performance processing solution that will help energy suppliers to better manage the substantial data processing demands that will come with market wide Half Hourly Settlement (HHS).

IoT security certification providing assurance to users

Eurotech, a leading supplier of hardware and software components to develop and deploy edge computing and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, has announced its Multi-service IoT Edge Gateway, ReliaGATE 10-14 and Everyware Software Framework have been PSA Certified Level 1. This independent IoT security certification offers customers and partners standards-based compliance and will help organizations overcome barriers to global IoT adoption.

Future collaboration to cater to the BeNeLux market

Panasonic Factory Solutions, a division of Panasonic Industry Europe, and SMD-Tec, a leading technical distributor for high-tech capital goods for the production of electronic products in BeNeLux with more than ten years of experience in the markets, announce their future collaboration.

Coventry-based precision engineering business, Harris RCS, has taken delivery of its first two industrial robots to reap the benefits of factory automation.
Midlands manufacturer reap the benefits of smart factory innovation

Coventry-based precision engineering business, Harris RCS, has taken delivery of its first two industrial robots to reap the benefits of factory automation. The Automata Eva machines will drive the manufacturer’s digital transformation, automating more mundane tasks which will allow staff to develop new skillsets to support the company’s future growth.

Project Dignity is the first UK winner of Samsung Electronics’ Solve for Tomorrow competition, a global initiative delivered in partnership with Digital Catapult
First UK winner of Solve Tomorrow competition

Project Dignity is the first UK winner of Samsung Electronics’ Solve for Tomorrow competition, a global initiative delivered in partnership with Digital Catapult that challenges young people to use technology in creative ways to help improve their community and positively impact their surroundings.

Researchers at Newcastle University Business School are to look at how small businesses have understood and complied with government regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic
How have small UK businesses responded to pandemic guidance?

Researchers at Newcastle University Business School are to look at how small businesses have understood and complied with government regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Digitalisation and decarbonisation of industry will be the key themes at Hannover Messe 2022
Hannover Messe 2022 focuses on digitalisation and decarbonisation

Hannover Messe will return in 2022 between the 25th – 29th April as a physical event, following a two year absence. It will run in parallel with a range of digital services for exhibitors and visitors. Digitalisation and decarbonisation of industry will be the key themes at next year’s show.

 FutureOn's new software to revolutionise oil and gas industry and subsea planning
Digital twin technology in the energy fast lane

FutureOn, a global software company and digital twin pioneer, has announced it has partnered with the cloud-based well planning company, Oliasoft, to launch a new software offering designed to disrupt business as usual across the oil and gas industry, and revolutionise subsea planning.