• 5 Jun
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    Industrial cybersecurity strategies need radical rethink to address fast evolving threat horizon

    The paradigm shift brought forth by Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is significantly enhancing the digital and connectivity capabilities of Industrial Control Systems (ICS) across multiple verticals including manufacturing, oil and gas, critical infrastructure, and nuclear power.

  • 5 Jun
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    DIN-rail power supply with IO-Link port is Industry 4.0 ready

    PULS Power has introduced its first power supply providing systems designers real-time information on power, temperature and status data, supplied directly from the power supply via their proprietary IO-Link port.

  • 4 Jun
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    Learn how a switch to robots could help transform your competitiveness

    If you’ve ever considered adding robots to your production line but don’t know where to start, then ABB’s Switch to Robots seminar could be exactly what you need.

  • 3 Jun
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    Manufacturing recruitment set to plummet

    The number of British SME manufacturers planning to increase staff headcount in the coming months has plummeted to just 30 per cent, its lowest level for a decade, raising crucial questions around growth, productivity and competitiveness for the UK.

  • 31 May
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    Trusted, reliable machine safety solutions – No need for a song and dance

    Banner Engineering has been producing safety light screens for more than five decades. The success of this product continues with the recently launched SLC4 and LP models. To complement the range the company also offers a comprehensive range of safety controllers, safety interlocks, two-hand controls and emergency stop buttons.

  • 29 May
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    Closing the engineering gender pay gap

    The Royal Academy of Engineering has commissioned Women into Science and Engineering (WISE) to quantify the gender pay gap for engineers in the UK, identify the underlying causes and recommend effective solutions.

  • 29 May
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    Better together: human and robot co-workers

    An interdisciplinary research team from the universities of Göttingen, Duisburg-Essen and Trier has observed that cooperation between humans and machines can work much better than just human or just robot teams alone. The results were published in the International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies.

  • 29 May
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    ECA appoints new Technical Director

    Highly respected electrical engineer and business leader Mike Smith has joined leading engineering services body ECA as Director of Technical.

  • 29 May
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    Quieter, stronger and faster to fill: new igus e-chain standard for small and medium sizes

    The new E2.1 range has now become the igus standard for small to medium sizes. Previously only available for special applications, this energy chain offers a long service life, quiet operation and easy filling. The E2.1 is suitable for use in general engineering, woodworking and metalworking industries, and in machine tool construction.

  • 29 May
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    New standards for Single Pair Ethernet

    Phoenix Contact, Weidmüller, Reichle & De-Massari, Belden, and Fluke Networks are developing mutually compatible components for Single Pair Ethernet.

  • 29 May
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    Magic Software launches FactoryEye for empowering manufacturers’ transition to Industry 4.0

    Magic Software has announced the general availability of its newest data intelligence product, FactoryEye. Built specifically for manufacturers, FactoryEye is a high performance, low-code, flexible and hybrid platform that ensures the smooth integration between manufacturers’ legacy core IT systems, cloud systems, and factory machines by collecting and analysing big data from multiple silos.

  • 29 May
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    Mitsubishi Electric Chairman and CLPA Global Director discuss CC-Link IE TSN launch

    At Hannover Messe 2019 Mr. Masaki Sakuyama, Chairman of Mitsubishi Electric, visited the CLPA’s stand and discussed the impact of the CLPA’s latest open industrial Ethernet technology, CC-Link IE TSN, on the factories of the future.

  • 29 May
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    Thin client management software expanded for global use

    The new ThinManager version 11.0 software from Rockwell Automation includes support for 11 local languages in 12 countries, making it easier for global organisations to configure, deploy and manage thin client devices in their operations using their native language and character sets.

  • 29 May
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    Empowered edge computing for intelligent industrial IT infrastructure

    Rittal and Innovo Cloud have created digital twins as well as the necessary infrastructure ecosystem for connected Industry 4.0 scenarios. Intelligent computer power is increasingly moving to the edge of networks. According to analysts at IDC, one in four end-points will, within three years, not just capture data at the edge, but also execute AI algorithms.

  • 29 May
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    New angled locking cable for IEC C14 power connectors from Schaffner

    Schaffner has introduced a new series of locking cables for any IEC C14 application. The newest connector in the IL13 family is ideal in space limited locking situations due to its angled construction which allows the connector to be used with devices standing next to a wall or in table-top applications.