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smartLink offers extended functionalities for Plant Asset Management

The smartLink product family from Softing enables end customers to make efficient use of connectivity at the interface between OT and IT. The products allow simple and scalable integration of device data into plant asset management applications. The versions of…

What trends are improving the Global Robot Sensor Market forecast?

According to a recent study from market research firm Graphical Research, the global robot sensor market size is set to register a significant growth during the forecast timeframe. This is due to the strong demand for automation technologies across various…

Distributed AI in metalworking

From homicidal supercomputer Hal in 2001: A Space Odyssey to The Terminator’s Skynet, artificial intelligence (AI) hasn’t always had the best representation in popular culture. In industry, however, AI and machine learning technologies have become widely adopted as a way…

What other industries can learn from pharmaceutical manufacturing

The pharmaceutical industry is unique as it must apply to stringent regulations and guidelines regarding quality and safety. Most of these regulations are also put in place by regulatory bodies for either the point of sale or point of use,…

Futureproof … competitive factories need to leverage the power of data

Boosting responsiveness, productivity and flexibility on the factory floor is the key to enhanced competitiveness. Efficient data management using the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is therefore increasingly important in extending communication beyond the production cell and ensuring the successful…

VOTW- 7th axis robot in a welding application

The application video of the igus 7th axis robot working alongside the staff at RHEWUM helps increase their workspace from 1300 to 5500mm. With the drylin ZLW tooth belt linear system, it is quick and easy to set up, low…

Digital Catapult’s five-year journey to develop Smart Manufacturing

Manufacturing companies from across Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK have the opportunity to take part in a series of fully funded workshops to introduce the technologies, tools and techniques of Industry 4.0 in their workplace. The FutureScope Smart…

Robotic superhero meets identical twin in fusion energy machine

A Jenga-playing robot used to maintain a fusion energy machine has been reunited with its identical superhero twin for the first time since 1999. A Jenga-playing robot with a human touch used to maintain a fusion energy machine – where…

AKA Robotics completes series A financing

Shenzhen AKA Robotics Technology Co. (‘AKA Robotics’), a leading intelligent special robot company, recently completed its Series A financing round, which was led by Legend Capital. This round of funds will be used to invest in R&D and accelerate its…

Can technology help prevent wildfires?

Fires can breakout for numerous reasons, and they can be difficult to predict.   Firefighters are currently battling California’s largest wildfire this year and, with a heat wave sweeping the state, concerns of further fires breaking out are growing. There…