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A high-production ERW pipe facility in Wu Han, China was using a semisynthetic coolant and having problems with cleanliness. Welding pass rates had plummeted from 96% to a costly, alarming 60%.

Exploring & Producing Cutting-Edge Solutions

Challenging the elements and pushing the boundaries of the physically possible, the oil and gas industry is a tough, competitive business that requires near-zero tolerances and equally tough, never-let-you-down products. Article by MasterFluid. A truly global industry, oil and gas…

he Faccin’s CNC PGS-Ultra, built with industrial SIEMENS hardware and a perfected user-friendly graphic interface, is so simple to use that even an unexperienced operator can program the machine to produce simple or complex pieces of variable lengths and shapes, and many more.

Energy-Efficient Metal Forming Solutions

Faccin Group, with more than 30,000 units installed around the world and three of the most recognised brands in the metal forming industry – FACCIN, BOLDRINI and ROUNDO – is a leader in the design and fabrication of rolling and…

The high-quality of the machines as well as of the final workpiece, combined with high-level of after sales service, make DAVI the best partner in rolling machines, the one SAMIF will refer to for their next purchase.

SAMIF And Its Fleet Of 4 Bending Machines

In the field of oil and gas, steel plate is the main component for many different applications. Article by DAVI. Saad Ali Alessa Metal Industries Company (SAMIF) is a specialised heavy steel manufacturer with headquarters in Ad Dammam and activities…

This article is part of a technical paper originally published in VDI Wissensforum GmbH/VDI VDE Messund Automatisierungstechnik (ed.), Automation 2021

Increased Reliability And Safety In Coriolis Flowmeter Operation

Using the Heartbeat Sensor Integrity (HBSI) parameter to monitor sensor wear and predicting maintenance needs. Article by Dr. Daniel Persson, Dr. Johan Pohl, Dr. Alfred Rieder and Dr. Michael Wiesmann of Endress+Hauser. During the last decades, Coriolis flowmeters have become…

The Top 3 Applications Of Cobots

The Top 3 Applications Of Cobots

Automation has seen massive growth over the last decade where a variety of industries have unleashed the vast potential of robots. Amongst various implementations, collaborative robots (cobots) have seen an accelerating growth in adoption over the years even though they…

Whether Simple or Complex: Motor Control Systems for Manufacturing Automation

Whether Simple or Complex: Motor Control Systems for Manufacturing Automation

New motor control systems from igus ensure a speedy start-up of linear and rotational systems. Setting up control systems to drive axes is usually time-consuming and can require software programming knowledge. To help manufacturers address this issue, igus has developed…

5 Reasons Why Cobots Are A Game-Changer For SME Manufacturers

5 Reasons Why Cobots Are A Game-Changer For SME Manufacturers

For small to mid-sized manufacturers, any gain in productivity can have a huge impact. Automation offers significant advantages, but many small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) believe that robotics is out of their reach. These organisations cannot afford large, complex robots…

Machines that See More

Machines that See More

When asked which of the traditional five senses they would most regret not having, human beings generally choose sight. Is the same true for industrial equipment? In this article, John Young of EU Automation looks at some of the latest…

Putting a Plant on Autopilot

Putting A Plant On Autopilot

Automating certain processes not only ensures consistency of control, but also enables processes to operate smoothly in the absence of human operators, right around the clock. Find out more about Advanced Process Control (APC) in this article by ABB. Today’s…

Collaborative Robots Open New Horizons In Quality Control Processes

Collaborative Robots Open New Horizons In Quality Control Processes

Today, with manufacturing in real need of flexible solutions, applications of the latest human and robot collaboration are highly demanded. By: Darrell Adams, Head of Southeast Asia & Oceania, Universal Robots Across different sectors and regulatory environments, all manufacturers need…

Automation Trends in Metalworking

Automation Trends in Metalworking

Metalworking has traditionally been slower than other sectors in its uptake of automation technologies. John Young, APAC director at automation parts supplier, EU Automation, looks at three key areas where current and future trends suggest metalworking is increasingly ready to…

Continuing the Automation Legacy

Continuing the Automation Legacy

John Young, APAC director EU Automation, discusses the benefits of bringing legacy control systems into the fourth industrial revolution. The cyclopic is an electric, foldable bike that’s set to be the most compact on the market. The invention takes inspiration…

Industrial Robots VS Cobots—Which Is Right For You?

Industrial Robots VS Cobots—Which Is Right For You?

Industrial robots have offered benefits to many organisations ever since it was first introduced, but collaborative robots (cobots) have been a game-changing force recently. Article by Darrell Adams, Head of Southeast Asia & Oceania, Universal Robots. Cobots made automation accessible…

Smart Manufacturing For Increased Flexibility In Asia Pacific

Digital transformation requires secure, reliable, seamless connectivity to all industrial assets, and the use of smart machine technology positions OEMs to more effectively meet the demands of manufacturers for more flexibility. Article by Kumaravelu Sokka, Rockwell Automation. Flexible manufacturing is…

Industry 5.0: The Future Of Manufacturing In 2035

Industry 5.0: The Future Of Manufacturing In 2035

The Factory of 2035 will look vastly different than the factory of today. Ever since the first Industrial Revolution when mechanisation, water, and steam power started to automate work previously carried out manually, more work has been taken on by…

Collaborative Robots And The 4 Cardinal Questions For Successful Adoption

Collaborative Robots And The 4 Cardinal Questions For Successful Adoption

Cobots can be a game changer for companies, especially for those preparing for the next phase of growth when the economy recovers. Here are four key questions when considering where cobots can be put to work in your facility. Article…

The integration of 5G in IIoT systems will accelerate the realization of Industry 4.0 with high-speed, low-latency, and large-volume data transfer.

5G Integration In IIoT Systems Accelerates Industry 4.0 In The Wake Of Pandemic

The integration of 5G in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) systems will accelerate the realization of Industry 4.0 with high-speed, low-latency, and large-volume data transfer. This, according to latest research from market analyst Frost & Sullivan. In its report, Frost…

Automation And Digitalisation Pave The Way Forward For Smart Metal Industries

Automation And Digitalisation Pave The Way Forward For Smart Metal Industries

High precision robots working in a digitally driven factories are creating new avenues of growth for the sector. Article by Jorge Isla, ABB. As one of the most versatile and yet demanding parts of manufacturing, metal working has been preordained…

Impact Of COVID-19 And How The Crisis Is Shaping Universal Robots

Impact of COVID-19 And How The Crisis Is Shaping Universal Robots

In this Q&A, Martin Kjærbo, Universal Robot’s (UR) VP of Operations and Supply Chain, discusses how Universal Robots as a manufacturer is handling the COVID-19 pandemic, what the new challenges are, and how the crisis will shape Universal Robots going…

Robots On Subscription: RaaS Model In The APAC Region

Robots On Subscription: RaaS Model In The APAC Region

In 2018, two out of every three newly deployed industrial robot installations worldwide were in Asia. However, growth appears to be slowing, with just a one percent annual increase in 2018. In this context, what are the opportunities presented by…

Automation Trends for 2020

Automation Trends for 2020

As we move into a new decade, what will 2020 mean for automation? John Young, APAC director at EU Automation, takes a look at the trends set to shape automation in the year ahead. Over 20 years since Kevin Ashton…

Flexible Gripping Delivers the Future of Automation Today

Flexible Gripping Delivers the Future of Automation Today

In this article, James Taylor, General Manager, APAC at OnRobot, provides his insights on breakthrough gripper technologies that are bringing collaborative automation to a broader audience. People, cars, our homes, almost everything is more connected than ever before, and that…

Grippers for Collaborative Applications

Grippers for Collaborative Applications

Collaborative scenarios for the production of tomorrow will be commonplace, just like PCs are in the workplace today. In this interview, Markus Glück of SCHUNK GmbH & Co. KG, explains where the current challenges and opportunities lie in this collaborative…

Siemens On Data, Digitalisation, And Umati

Siemens On Data, Digitalisation, And Umati

In an interview with Asia Pacific Metalworking Equipment News, Uwe-Armin Ruttkamp of Siemens Digital Industries talked about how digitalisation is helping machine builders and users, the utilisation of data to improve manufacturing processes, as well as how umati will help…

Why You Need ERP in the Metalworking Industry

Why You Need ERP in the Metalworking Industry

Todd Abrahams of Monitor ERP System talks about why the metalworking industry should adopt ERP systems in the manufacturing line. Monitor ERP System AB was established in 1974 by Åke Persson in Hudiksvall, Sweden. The company provides complete ERP (enterprise…

Taking metal to the cloud

Taking metal to the cloud

Here’s a look at how cloud computing is transforming metalworking. Article by John Young, EU Automation. Metalworking has played a pivotal role in the evolution of mankind, so much so that there are entire periods of history named after metals.…

The Role of IoT Technology in the Metal Fabricating Industry

The Role of IoT Technology in the Metal Fabricating Industry

Ultimately, the metalworking industry needs differentiation and tools to help stakeholders to level up their products and services for customers. Here’s how. Article by Helen Masters, INFOR. Singapore’s government, led by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, has in recent years…

Predictive Maintenance and Machine Learning Will Revolutionise Reliability

Predictive Maintenance and Machine Learning Will Revolutionise Reliability

Having a predictive maintenance plan in place, powered by machine learning, will give you unprecedented insight into your operation and will lead to serious benefits in efficiency, safety, optimisation, and decision making. Article by Richard Irwin, Bentley Systems. One of…

Whether it is to help humans build automobiles on a production line or assemble intricate parts at a family-run business, collaborative robots represent a paradigm shift not only in automation but also in work dynamics.

Putting Automation in the Hands of the People with Collaborative Robots

Collaborative robots (cobots) have been changing the rules of the industrial world over the past decade. With sensors and built-in safety functions, these dexterous industrial robots can work safely alongside humans, enabling greater flexibility in a wide range of industries around the world.

While predictive maintenance is a ‘trendy’ topic in the industry currently, it’s important that companies do not deploy such system just to have it in their plant.

Predictive Maintenance for the Metalworking Industry

While predictive maintenance is a ‘trendy’ topic in the industry currently, it’s important that companies do not deploy such system just to have it in their plant. With clear goals and proper planning during implementation, companies should achieve better maintenance schedule planning, reduced downtime and better spare parts management. Article by David Chia

The metalworking industry is entering a new era where new forces created by the explosion of data, robotics, automation, and artificial intelligence (AI), amongst others, are changing the dynamics for manufacturing companies.

Smart Data in the Metalworking Industry

The metalworking industry is entering a new era where new forces created by the explosion of data, robotics, automation, and artificial intelligence (AI), amongst others, are changing the dynamics for manufacturing companies. Article by Stephen Las Marias. To be successful…

Data is a key to start the journey towards Industry 4.0, and robust analysis of machine data can enable efficiency-optimized production, and potentially lead to new business models.

Making Use of Big Data

Data is a key to start the journey towards Industry 4.0, and robust analysis of machine data can enable efficiency-optimized production, and potentially lead to new business models. Article by Beckhoff Automation Pte Ltd. Industry 4.0 is a buzzword that…

Marposs is strongly supporting the DIGIMAN project, an initiative that aims to address the industrial scenario, outlined by the Industry 4.0 paradigms, through the development of Cyber Physical Systems. 

Marposs Supports The DIGIMAN Project

Marposs is strongly supporting the DIGIMAN project, an initiative that aims to address the industrial scenario, outlined by the Industry 4.0 paradigms, through the development of Cyber Physical Systems. These systems respond to market demands with a framework that embraces and completes…

Embedded motion control is a major emerging trend that's being driven by the interconnectedness of many different systems

Embedded Motion Control

Embedded motion control is a major emerging trend that’s being driven by the interconnectedness of many different systems, such as new edge device applications in the Internet of Things and the industrial IoT, as well as other trends such as…

One of the most common robots in the manufacturing world is the robotic arm. The robotic arm is in most cases programmable and...

Marvel Of Robotic Arms

One of the most common robots in the manufacturing world is the robotic arm. The robotic arm is in most cases programmable and used to perform specific tasks, most commonly for manufacturing, fabrication, and industrial applications.

Companies require unique automation solutions for their specific production environment, but businesses can’t redesign facilities for every process.

Intelligent Tools to Shape a Smart Manufacturing Ecosystem

Every company requires unique automation solutions for their specific production environment, but businesses can’t redesign facilities for every different process and application. In this article, Niels Ole Sinkbæk Sørensen, General Manager, OnRobot, APAC, explores why it is crucial that companies…

In the past you, could make an investment in a business technology and ignore it after installation. But today, technological advances are moving so fast...

Achieving Operational Excellence With Modern Technology

In the past you, could make an investment in a business technology and ignore it after installation. But today, technological advances are moving so fast that you need to keep up with latest developments, or risk losing out to competitors…

Making Custom Machine—Building Accessible To All Manufacturers

The world is going digital. That doesn’t just change how we work and learn and shop, or what we do for fun; it changes how products are manufactured. Even the smallest machinery suppliers have to be able to create modular,…

Designing in the CAD system, programming and preparation of the production data in the CAM system, simulation of machining on a virtual machine...

Network Your Production with TNC Controls

Network your production with TNC controls! Designing in the CAD system, programming and preparation of the production data in the CAM system, simulation of machining on a virtual machine, tool preparation, tool measurement, tool management – all this has long…

The Megatrends That Push Manufacturers Towards Industry 4.0

The Megatrends That Push Manufacturers Towards Industry 4.0

Disruptive technologies and megatrends are shaping the future of manufacturing. The fourth industrial revolution has been gathering momentum in recent years and is set to be transformative for Southeast Asian manufacturers. Industry 4.0 refers to the digitisation of the manufacturing industry, and a realisation of the potential of the Internet of Things, combined with artificial intelligence and data science. Done right, Industry 4.0 will enable manufacturers to improve efficiencies whilst reducing costs.

Cobots – Revolutionising Businesses in Southeast Asia

Intelligent technologies, like robotics, offer great potential for businesses to get smarter and more efficient. This is an advantage recognised by Southeast Asian business leaders.

Delving Into The Robotic Domain

Delving Into The Robotic Domain

Asia Pacific Metalworking Equipment News is pleased to conduct an interview with Dr Zhang Jing Bing, Research Director for IDC Worldwide Robotics at IDC Asia Pacific.

Creating Custom-Made Goods For The Masses

Creating Custom-Made Goods For The Masses

The next phase in manufacturing sees 3D visualisation systems at the heart of more efficient, cheaper, highly customisable goods. By Louis Loh, Sales Leader for DELMIA at Dassault Systèmes

Integrated Measurement Technology For Maximum Quality

Integrated Measurement Technology For Maximum Quality

A power plant somewhere in Europe, in operation for many years or even decades. A component, such as a burner bend, is damaged and needs to be replaced as soon as possible. A spare part is needed immediately, since downtime causes high costs. Schmehmann Rohrverformungstechnik GmbH has the solution. By Hexagon Manufacturing

Real-Time Data For Process Optimisation: Practical Software For Machining

Real-Time Data For Process Optimisation: Practical Software For Machining

Industry 4.0, Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), digitalisation, networked production – these topics seem to be everywhere. So much so that the mere mention of the buzzword “Industry 4.0” causes uncertainty among many technicians in medium-sized companies. This is because they are unsure what “Industry 4.0” will actually mean for their own day-to-day work and their future-proof production strategy and production planning. By Florian Böpple, Digital Manufacturing Manager at Walter.

From Hype to Happening: Exploring The Realities of Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

Despite the hype surrounding machine learning and artificial intelligence, many companies still see these technologies as tools of the future. And, while some are too busy worrying about how AI might rob them of their jobs, the brands looking to…

Smart IoT Strategies: Enhancing Machine-to-Machine Integration And Enabling The Smart Connected Factory

Machine-to-machine integration and the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) are reinventing manufacturing as we know it, giving birth to the Smart Factory that is connected, intelligent and aware—enabling newfound levels of productivity and predictability. By Vincent Tang, Regional Vice President,…

What Makes Smart Factories “Smart”?

The fourth industrial revolution, also known as Industry 4.0, is sweeping across Asia Pacific with more manufacturers building smart factories. Nearly half of manufacturers in Asia Pacific will have fully connected factories by 2022, serving customers with shorter timelines and…

Three Game-Changers For The Manufacturing Industry In 2018

IoT being built into the product design, manufacturers adopting a more service-centric business model, and 3D-printing reaching the tipping point of realising business benefits on a large scale. These are the three game-changing predictions that Anthony Bourne, IFS Global Industry…

Future of IT Infrastructure Is Always On, Always Available, Everywhere

How Big Data Is Changing The World Of Manufacturing

The manufacturing sector has played a very important role as an economic engine of countries across the world.  Global competition in this sector is fueling a race to convert factories into digital hubs.  By Dr. Darshan Desai and Om Desai, Experfy

Optimising IIoT Time To Value With IT-OT Alignment In Manufacturing

There is a popular saying that “if you want to go quickly, go alone, but if you want to go far, go together”. These wise words are particularly applicable in manufacturing, where effective production requires the precise coordination of a…

Potential IIoT Impact On Manufacturing

Potential IIoT Impact On Manufacturing

There is much ado about connectivity, digitisation, and data within the manufacturing industry. Tim J. Shinbara, Jr., vice president, technology at The Association For Manufacturing Technology weighs in on potential hurdles businesses can face and the role IIoT plays in…

Reducing Your Cyber Security Risk

How can manufacturers protect themselves from falling victim to security attacks? By Farah Nazurah The integrated nature of Industry 4.0-driven operations means that cyberattacks can have devastating effects, evident in the unprecedented “WannaCrypt” global cyberattack in 2017. Cyber security strategies…

Accelerating The Transformation To Industry 4.0

The theoretical benefits of Industry 4.0 are well-known, but how can we speed up its adoption and what practical tools are available to those who want to establish a factory of the future? By Ivo Maltir, vice president, Desoutter Digitalisation…

Eleven Insights Into The Future Of Manufacturing

From the onset of the industrial revolution to today’s technology driven economy, manufacturing has provided jobs, spurred growth, and enabled consumers to enjoy a higher quality of life. Contributed by Parsec While many factors affect the strength of manufacturing, it…

Intelligent Manufacturing In The Context Of Industry 4.0

Intelligent Manufacturing In The Context Of Industry 4.0

Intelligent manufacturing takes advantage of advanced information and manufacturing technologies to achieve flexible, smart, and reconfigurable manufacturing processes. By Herbert Köbel, head of competence centre software, Leuze Electronic

Solving Problems Without Programming

With the help of artificial intelligence, researchers have developed a two-armed robot that can manufacture products without having to be programmed. By Sandra Zistl A click is heard as one hand snaps a grey part into place on a rail.…

Cloud

Creating New Opportunities With Cloud Computing

What are some key concerns for adopting cloud computing platforms for manufacturers? By Thomson Matthews, software product manager, Anca There is lots of buzz around the cloud, a key technology driving a new era of smart manufacturing. Some potential adopters…

Industry 4.0 Opportunities for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Industry 4.0: Opportunities for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises is changing the manufacturing landscape and providing more opportunities for SMEs. Contributed by Faro

IHS Markit technology: Top 8 Technology Trends for 2018 global technology market

IHS Markit technology: Top 8 Technology Trends for 2018 global technology market

IHS Markit technology: Top 8 Technology Trends for 2018 global technology market From the Internet of Things to the cloud to artificial intelligence, industries are seeing a new wave of technologies.

Connecting Systems & Talent: Digitalisation In Manufacturing

Connecting Systems & Talent: Digitalisation In Manufacturing

Vincent Tang, regional vice-president, Asia, Epicor Software, speaks to APMEN on how digitalisation and the latest digital tools—such as enterprise resource planning software—can help achieve core business goals.

Artificial Intelligence Puts The “Smart” In Smart Factory

Artificial Intelligence Puts The “Smart” In Smart Factory

While popular Industry 4.0 technologies tend to focus on robotics and the Internet of Things, less tangible technologies such as artificial intelligence are poised to make as much of an impact. By Jonathan Chou

The Role Of Smart Sensors In Machine Automation

The Role Of Smart Sensors In Machine Automation

APMEN speaks to Peter Wienzek, business development systems manager at ifm, to find out the importance of smart sensors in improving manufacturing processes.

Connecting Machinery For A Digital Transformation

From band saws to milling machines, a new digital platform is able to connect sophisticated processing solutions for an optimal and flexible approach. Contributed by ThyssenKrupp

Mitsubishi Electric Cyber Security

Steps For Machine Security In The Internet Of Things

Steps For Machine Security In The Internet Of Things Emerging new information technologies are revolutionising manufacturing. As advances in technology enable increasingly connected machinery, what steps should you take to improve security? By Jonathan Chou

The Smart Factory Is Here Top IIoT Capabilities For The Modern Manufacturer

The Smart Factory Is Here Top IIoT Capabilities For The Modern Manufacturer

The Smart Factory Is Here Top IIoT Capabilities For The Modern Manufacturer With the smart factory being a hot topic nowadays, three critical IIoT capabilities of the smart factory will be discussed. By Fritz Cleveland, director of marketing, Sensonix/Banner Wireless

Plant Modernisation For The Metal Industry

Plant Modernisation For The Metal Industry

Virtual commissioning in the digital factory shortens the commissioning phase and speeds up the ramp-up. Contributed by Küttner Automation

Sensing the Future of Industry 4.0

Sensing the Future of Industry 4.0

Almost every technological device today is equipped with smart sensors in one way or another. By Frederik Troester, head of connected devices and solutions, ASEAN, Bosch

Is The Future Of Manufacturing Augmented?

Is The Future Of Manufacturing Augmented?

What does the future hold for augmented reality and other forms of human data interaction in manufacturing?

Digitalisation Of The Manufaturing Sector (Part II)

Digitalisation Of The Manufaturing Sector (Part II)

In Part II of the “Digitalisation Of The Manufacturing Sector”, we look at its evolution towards an Industry 4.0 manufacturing model. By Imtiaz Ahmed, Asia Pacific Mobil SHC Brand Manager, ExxonMobil Lubricants

Digitalisation Of The Manufaturing Sector (Part I)

Digitalisation Of The Manufaturing Sector (Part I)

How can Asian manufacturers maintain their competitive edge in the next 40 years? The answer lies in its evolution towards an Industry 4.0 manufacturing model. By Imtiaz Ahmed, Asia Pacific Mobil SHC brand manager, ExxonMobil Lubricants.

Smart Sensors Are Bringing About A Paradigm Shift In Production

Smart Sensors Are Bringing About A Paradigm Shift In Production

The smart factory employs smart sensors to intelligently detect and process data to improve productivity. By Michael Kaspar, product manager for photoelectric sensors & fibres, Sick

Moving & Handling Of Tomorrow Warehousing Industry

Moving & Handling Of Tomorrow Warehousing Industry

The evolution of technology pushes all those involved in the warehousing industry to start considering new means & ways not only for the today’s, but most importantly, for the tomorrow’s warehouse operation and its environment. By Petros N. Zenieris, The Business Criterion.

Smart Machines Need Smart Engineering

Smart Machines Need Smart Engineering

Whether you call it the Internet of Things (IoT), Industrie 4.0, or the age of the digital machine, it’s clear that we’re entering a new industrial revolution. In the industrial machinery market, the impact of new technology will see manufacturing computerised – with production lines featuring smarter, more connected and more complex machines. By Mirko Bäcker, marketing director EMEA, manufacturing engineering, Siemens PLM Software.

Putting The Automation On Automotive

Putting The Automation On Automotive

With articulated robots and advanced software applications that can simulate every stage of production, one company’s robotic solutions help a luxury automotive maker construct their signature models. Contributed by Comau.

IoT In Manufacturing: Starting The Growth Engine

IoT In Manufacturing: Starting The Growth Engine

Drawing on a study of 795 executives from a range of sectors in Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas, Sreenivasa Chakravarti, head innovation and transformation group, manufacturing business unit of Tata Consultancy Services shares his insights on strategic decisions involving investing in the Internet of Things (IoT).

Industry 4.0 Needs Horizontal Integration

Industry 4.0 Needs Horizontal Integration

An increasing demand for a quality Manufacturing Execution System (MES) for Industry 4.0 clearly manifests itself. The functions and properties an MES system must have are detailed in the VDI guideline 5600. But is that relevant for Industry 4.0? The Future Concept MES 4.0 casts a light on the issue.

Making The Right Move

Making The Right Move

Technology adoption in manufacturing is essential for certain companies to push forward their agendas. For other companies, it may be fine to play the follower’s role.

Making Intelligent Decisions With Smarter Data

Making Intelligent Decisions With Smarter Data

Analysing a huge amount of data and breaking them down into easy-to-understand visuals can help manufacturers make correct decisions quickly.

The Age Of New Materials Sandvik Coromant: Is The Future Now?

The Age Of New Materials Sandvik Coromant: Is The Future Now?

Throughout history, materials and advances in material technology have influenced humankind. Now we just might be on the verge of the next shift in this type of technology, enabling products and functions we never believed possible. Contributed by Sandvik Coromant

Industry 4.0 is becoming the talk of the industry, but with all the big terms that it has spawned, manufacturers might be intimidated by this seemingly disruptive revolution, especially when it comes to data. In a nutshell, what is the Industry 4.0, and how can one manage data smartly? By Michelle Cheong

Managing Your Data Smartly

Industry 4.0 is becoming the talk of the industry, but with all the big terms that it has spawned, manufacturers might be intimidated by this seemingly disruptive revolution, especially when it comes to data. In a nutshell, what is the Industry 4.0, and how can one manage data smartly? By Michelle Cheong

In times to come, the manufacturing space will be so interconnected that nothing will escape the eyes of those manning the operations – all in the name of increased efficiency and productivity. By Matej Kranjc, managing director of ASEAN and ANZ, National Instruments.

It’s About Time: Evolving Network Standards For The Industrial IoT

In times to come, the manufacturing space will be so interconnected that nothing will escape the eyes of those manning the operations – all in the name of increased efficiency and productivity. By Matej Kranjc, managing director of ASEAN and ANZ, National Instruments.

Syed Shah caught up with Scott Summerville, President, Microscan, on machine vision and the implication of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) for his company and the manufacturing.

A Clear Vision For Industrial IoT

Syed Shah caught up with Scott Summerville, President, Microscan, on machine vision and the implication of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) for his company and the manufacturing. on machine vision and the implication of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) for his company and the manufacturing. 

Augmented Reality Enhances Device Performance

Cognizant Augmented Reality Enhances Device Performance

Technology that enhances device performance is sweeping the world from smartphones to scanners used in major logistics work. By Jayajyoti Sengupta, APAC head, Cognizant.

The Role Of Machine Vision In IIot

The Role Of Machine Vision In IIot

The Industrial Internet of Things will profoundly change automated production processes. How do machine vision technologies help to cope with these challenges? By Dr Maximilian Lückenhaus, director, marketing and sales, MVTec Software

The Perfect Digital Twin Increases Machining Efficiency

The Perfect Digital Twin Increases Machining Efficiency

The Perfect Digital Twin Increases Machining Efficiency Digitalisation of tool selection and assembly creation can increase machining efficiency. By Sandvik Coromant

When Industry 4.0 took off in Germany it rapidly made it to the headlines. With the digital agenda of the federal government it received highest political priority. But where stands Industry 4.0 in reality? By Dipl-Ing Nikolaus Fecht and Dr Andreas Thoss on behalf of EuroBLECH.

EuroBLECH: Where Are You Going Industry 4.0?

When Industry 4.0 took off in Germany it rapidly made it to the headlines. With the digital agenda of the federal government it received highest political priority. But where stands Industry 4.0 in reality? By Dipl-Ing Nikolaus Fecht and Dr Andreas Thoss on behalf of EuroBLECH.

Digital platforms are being developed on the basis of which users can apply their tools more efficiently, cut back on waste, and minimise tasks that were previously carried out manually. By Walter

Digitalisation In Practice

Digital platforms are being developed on the basis of which users can apply their tools more efficiently, cut back on waste, and minimise tasks that were previously carried out manually. By Walter

The Digital Future Of Machine Tools

The Digital Future Of Machine Tools

Machine tool builders such as DMG Mori are focusing on machining solutions that combine both the Internet of Things and increased user operability. The Digital Future Of Machine Tools

Implementing IIOT: The Time Is Now

Implementing IIOT: The Time Is Now

Implementing IIOT: The Time Is Now Applying the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to factories confers a host of operational benefits. By Advantech

Staying Localised & Responsive In The Internet Of Things

Staying Localised & Responsive In The Internet Of Things

Dr Robert Blackburn, chairman of the board of executive directors and chief executive officer at Hoffmann Group and Pinaki Banarjee, managing director, Hoffmann Asia Pacific and India, share their insights with APMEN on how to stay ahead in today’s increasingly digitised world.

Bringing Industry 4.0 To Life

Bringing Industry 4.0 To Life

The manufacturing world has already decided to get on board the Industry 4.0 bandwagon. But where exactly is this wagon going to take us in a world that is getting very interconnected as we speak? Craig Charlton, SVP, Asia Pacific Operations, Epicor gives us the lowdown

Digitalisation In Practice

Walter Digitalisation In Practice

Digital platforms are being developed on the basis of which users can apply their tools more efficiently, cut back on waste, and minimise tasks that were previously carried out manually. By Walter

Top 4 Industry 4.0 Trends In Manufacturing

Top 4 Industry 4.0 Trends In Manufacturing

There are new possibilities offered by big data, 3D printing, machine learning and augmented reality in the manufacturing industry. Leveraging on these into a new way of doing business is a key factor in Industry 4.0 to gain a competitive edge, and for companies to be more profitable and scalable.

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