HMIs and servos driving high-precision automation projects

The vision of futureproof, automated factories is one of high-speed, agile production lines capable of quickly delivering products to customers. The backbone of these automated systems are the perhaps less visible servos and HMIs, which are key for precision motion…

Integrated information system infrastructure aimed at IoT

Hagihara Industries, whose two pillars of business, both in Japan and overseas, are synthetic resin products and industrial machinery, has moved forward with ICT developments with the aim of improving operational efficiency. The company is currently replacing its old hardware,…

How IIoT is improving manufacturing

The Internet of Things (IOT) refers to the huge and ever-growing network of intelligent devices and computers that are connected and sharing vast amounts of real time data. When we talk about the Industrial Internet of Things, we’re referring to…

OQ Technology granted its first satellite IoT patent

OQ Technology, a global 5G IoT satellite operator, has been granted a patent for its IoT (internet of things) ‘wake-up’ technology by the US Patent and Trademark Office. It is the first out of the company’s six patent applications in…

Manufacturing at the Edge (Future Factories: Episode 1)

The Modern Factory Floor Factories of tomorrow are a very different landscape from the factories of old. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has enabled plant operators to monitor every aspect of the manufacturing process. From a single sensor on…

How IoT connectivity refines retail

Across the board retailers are seeing the value in adopting IoT-enabled solutions, putting the customer experience at the centre of their strategies. The retail space has seen swift changes in the last two years. It goes without saying the pandemic…

Making sustainable cities the future

There’s zero doubt that human-induced climate change is edging us ever-closer towards an environmental tipping point. Despite the much-anticipated discussions focused on decarbonisation policies at COP26, and warnings by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), much work still needs…

Painless entry into IIoT market

As industrialisation intensifies, demand for computing performance and durability has become increasingly more exacting. Seeking breakthroughs in highly durable and reliable industrial PC solutions, Avalue’s latest releases – 15-inch and 21.5-inch SPC-series (SPC-1533-B1/SPC-2133-B1) rugged industrial-grade panel PCs, offer significant improvement…

Enea’s 2022 IoT trends

Nation states will ramp up mobile cyber-attacks; hyperscalers will mimic Google and introduce powerful proprietary encryption protocols; and new edge clouds could make the last mile vulnerable. These are amongst the major trends Enea has highlighted in a new report…

How sensors will enable IoT technology of the future

Sensors have now become pervasive across almost all market segments, from wearable devices which utilise them to monitor users’ movements and vital signs, to sensors attached to industrial machines for Condition Based Monitoring (CbM) to give early warning of wear…