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When Big Data And IoT Meet JD’s Logistics


Behind the scenes, JD’s technology – a combination of big data and algorithms – plays an essential role in enabling a highly efficient logistics network that is flexible enough to be applied for normal and emergency conditions. So, how is it done?


IoT-Enabled Smart Cities: Evolution and Outlook


This article looks at the Internet of Things (IoT) as an enabling technology for the Smart City.


How Cheap Must Batteries Get For Renewables To Compete With Fossil Fuels?


Renewables combined with energy storage could provide a viable route to a sustainable grid.


How To Make Your Plant Resilient And Innovative While Reducing Any Risk Of System Failure


Schneider Electric addresses the misperception that modernising control systems means jeopardising operational safety and money.


How Digital Transformation Drives Sustainability: The Last Lane On The Road To Industrial Carbon Neutrality


Schneider Electric experts work with supply chain partners to identify and extract energy savings and sustainability benefits throughout the entire product creation, delivery, and support lifecycle.


Baidu Launches A “Robocar” And Prepares A Future Between AI And Autonomous Driving


Baidu, Inc., the Chinese Internet giant, is flexing its muscles for the future and proposes itself as a leader in AI and mobility.


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Schaeffler Webinar: Introducing a New Era of Condition Monitoring


Date: 5 October 2021 Time: 2pm SGT   Schaeffler is pleased to introduce a new era of condition monitoring to improve the reliability, productivity and profitability in your manufacturing operations. Register for this free webinar, produced in collaboration with Industrial Automation Asia magazine, to learn how with Industry 4.0-based condition monitoring systems you can easily, …

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How Can Big History Help Us Think About The Future?


As We Move Deeper Into the 21st Century, We Must Address The Challenges We Created In Those Previous Industrial Revolutions


Energy, Two Choices: Reduce It Or Pay For It!


The successes of Mitsubishi Electric’s energy management have resulted in multiple CDP awards for Climate and Water and are the source of a drive to share its experience and know-how.


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Vertical, Versatile, And Viable: Is This The Farming Of The Future?


Vertical farming and the future of automation in agriculture. By John Young, APAC country manager, EU Automation


Address Cloud Security For Operational Technology And Industrial Control Systems


Proactively protecting ICS is a crucial aspect of successfully mitigating risks in the Fourth Industrial Revolution era. By Peerapong Jongvibool, senior director, Southeast Asia and Hong Kong, Fortinet


ARC Asia Forum Focuses On Accelerating Digital Transformation

ARC Asia Forum Focuses On Accelerating Digital Transformation


The ARC Industry Forum Asia event (July 13-15) will discuss industrial digital transformation and the latest technologies available from market leaders.


Tailor-Made Access

Tailor-Made Access


Every application places different demands on the safety concept and the selection of safety solutions varies accordingly. Like, for example


Healthy People, Healthy Places, Healthy Planet

Healthy People, Healthy Places, Healthy Planet


Rebooting urban living to deliver wellness safety & sustainability. By Swarup Biswas, VP for Customer Solutions and Portfolio Growth, Johnson Controls.


How Robotic Screw Locking Workstations Can Increase Productivity and Quality in Multilayer PCB Manufacturing

How Robotic Screw Locking Workstations Can Increase Productivity And Quality In Multilayer PCB Manufacturing


Delta recently helped a PCB plant in China to improve production efficiency by introducing its original articulated robot and machine vision system.


Leaner, Stronger, Smarter: 2021 Supply Chain Predictions For Asia

Leaner, Stronger, Smarter: 2021 Supply Chain Predictions For Asia


Now more than ever, a leaner, stronger, and smarter supply chain is crucial for organisations and industries to adapt and excel in this new normal.


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Register Now: Create Your Own Industry 4.0 High-End Controller


Register now and learn how create your own industry 4.0 high-end controller!


Ransomware And The Industrial Internet Of Things

Ransomware And The Industrial Internet Of Things


 How connected devices increase a business’s vulnerability to cybercrime.


The Digital Supply Chain

The Digital Supply Chain


Graham Conlon, VP, head of SAP Digital Supply Chain, SAP Asia Pacific & Japan discusses the 2020 edition of ITAP, the digital supply chain, and SAP’s role in the SIRI.


6G: New Generations Of Wireless And The Impact On Measurement

6G: New Generations Of Wireless And The Impact On Measurement


The end of 2020 will see only two percent of the world’s eight billion mobile subscriptions using 5G.  But, even though the vision for 5G is still far from being realised, the work on 6G has begun.


Lubrication Optimisation: Extending Bearing Lifespans

Lubrication Optimisation: Extending Bearing Lifespans


IAA spoke with Christian Ploner, Go-to-Market Manager Service Solutions and Min Ling Chan, VP, Head of Industrial R&D, Industrial Asia Pacific, Schaeffler on Concept1 and automation trends to expect in 2021.


Network Resilience In Times Of Crisis


AA interviewed Heng Kwee Tong, head of engineering and customer solutions at SPTel, on network resiliency, managing costs, and automating in times of crisis.


Post-Coronavirus Supply Chain Recovery

Post-Coronavirus Supply Chain Recovery


A DHL perspective on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on supply chains and logistics.


Digital Agility Forges Digital Resilience

Digital Agility Forges Digital Resilience


End-to-end value chain optimisation enables you to reduce value leaks, sustain productivity and ultimately make better decisions quicker.


Automating The Logistics Sector

Automating The Logistics Sector


Alvin Yap, sales director, Geek+ speaks with IAA on the current state of the logistics sector and trends in logistics automation.


Precision Irrigation Carriage Reduces Water And Fertiliser Consumption

Precision Irrigation Carriage Reduces Water And Fertiliser Consumption


New precision irrigation carriage reduces water and fertiliser consumption by 75 percent – e-chain in a trough guides hoses with additional energy saving.


The Road To Electric Vehicles With Lower Sticker Prices Than Gas Cars

The Road To Electric Vehicles With Lower Sticker Prices Than Gas Cars – Battery Costs Explained


EVs and internal combustion engine vehicles are likely to reach sticker price parity sometime in the next decade.


Covid-19 has impacted global supply chains to varying degrees, with medical and food supplies being two notable casualties. What risk management lessons can we learn from our experience?

A Supply Chain Lesson In 2020: What Toilet Papers Can Teach Us About Resilience


Covid-19 has impacted global supply chains to varying degrees. What risk management lessons can we learn from our experience?


Coronavirus: How AI, 3D Printing And Blockchain Can Help Overcome Supply Problems In A Crisis

Coronavirus: How AI, 3D Printing And Blockchain Can Help Overcome Supply Problems In A Crisis


As the coronavirus pandemic evolves, the focus is now firmly on response. But the recovery may be even more challenging.


Three Tiers Of Power Analytics: Insights You Need To Ensure Resilience And Efficiency

Three Tiers Of Power Analytics: Insights You Need To Ensure Resilience And Efficiency


In this article, we will look at where power analytic capabilities are used – from the device to the edge to the cloud – and examples of applications.


Marcelo Tarkiieltaub, regional director of Southeast Asia, Rockwell Automation

Opportunities Amid A Pandemic: Rockwell Automation On Digital Transformation


IAA interviewed Marcelo Tarkiieltaub, regional director of Southeast Asia, Rockwell Automation on digital transformation best practice.


Automotive HMIs have become a crucial part of modern automobiles. By Robert Huntley for Mouser Electronics

Next-Generation Vehicles Need Safe HMIs


Automotive HMIs have become a crucial part of modern automobiles. By Robert Huntley for Mouser Electronics


6 Lessons From Managing A Global Supply Chain During the Pandemic

6 Lessons From Managing A Global Supply Chain During the Pandemic


How has Schneider Electric been managing their global supply chain during the COVID-19 pandemic and what steps have had the most positive impact?


Modernising Factories With Manufacturing Data Analytics

Modernising Factories With Manufacturing Data Analytics


The Covid-19 pandemic has changed how many companies view the necessity for digital transformation and their use of data.


Cars are tech-powered devices that can enhance your life, and machine learning is behind the wheel of innovation. By Vincent Tang, regional VP, Asia, Epicor

Six Exciting Uses Of AI In The Automotive Industry


Cars are tech-powered devices that can enhance your life, and machine learning is behind the wheel of innovation. By Vincent Tang, regional VP, Asia, Epicor


How Digitalisation In Oil And Gas Is Creating Security Risks

How Digitalisation In Oil And Gas Is Creating Security Risks


Sustained low oil prices are driving adoption of digitalisation across the oil and gas industry, ramping up the stakes for cybersecurity.


How Microgrids For Data Centres Increase Resilience, Optimise Costs, And Improve Sustainability

How Microgrids For Data Centres Increase Resilience, Optimise Costs, And Improve Sustainability


How microgrids use advanced analytics to intelligently manage energy assets is explored.


Welcome To The ‘Imagination Society’

Welcome To The ‘Imagination Society’


EU Automation takes a closer look at the Japanese vision of Society 5.0.


Digital Transformation In Pharmaceuticals

Digital Transformation In Pharmaceuticals


With the current pandemic surpassing all countries globally, the life sciences industry is under pressure to find a vaccine through clinical trials and deliver high quality medicines.


Digital Transformation Upstream Oil and Gas

Digital Transformation Upstream Oil and Gas


 Digital technology is transforming the oil and gas industry, improving efficiencies and boosting safety. Contributed by Emerson


Harnessing The Power Of Digitalisation To Thrive In The ‘New Normal’ Of Low Oil Prices

Harnessing The Power Of Digitalisation To Thrive In The ‘New Normal’ Of Low Oil Prices


The scope of what is required in deploying a digitalisation strategy across oil, gas or chemical (OGC) companies is immense and technological solutions are evolving at a fast pace.


Medical Electronic Devices Are Facing A Critical Test

Medical Electronic Devices Are Facing A Critical Test


Can healthcare instruments survive signals competing for attention?


Coronavirus May Mean Automation Is Coming Sooner Than We Thought

Coronavirus May Mean Automation Is Coming Sooner Than We Thought


COVID-19 has accelerated the road to digitalisation, but is that a good thing?


The Clinically Integrated Supply Chain

The Clinically Integrated Supply Chain


This article explains the drivers and essential steps hospitals can take to enable a clinically integrated, patient-centered supply chain.


4 Tips On Building Manufacturing Agility For SMEs

4 Tips On Building Manufacturing Agility For SMEs


The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the manufacturing industry on a massive scale. What will the “New Normal” be for manufacturers?


Four Critical Safety Questions For Post-COVID-19 Success In Smart And Safe Automation

Four Critical Safety Questions For Post-COVID-19 Success In Smart And Safe Automation


HIMA asks four critical safety questions to achieve post-COVID-19 success in smart and safe automation.


C3 System: Ahead Of The Game

C3 System: Ahead Of The Game In Healthcare


The Singapore-developed  C3 system is a smart system that can sense, think and respond in order to optimise patient flow and care delivery, and acts as the ‘brain’ of the hospital


How Today’s Technology Is Key To Industrial And Manufacturing Sector Business Continuity In A Post-COVID-19 World

How Today’s Technology Is Key To Industrial And Manufacturing Sector Business Continuity In A Post-COVID-19 World


The COVID-19 has highlighted the need for business continuity informed by technological trends. By Ravi Gopinath, Chief Cloud Officer, AVEVA 


Collaborative And Sensitive Robots Set To Shape The Future Of Medicine

Collaborative And Sensitive Robots Set To Shape The Future Of Medicine


Sensitive and collaborative robots look set to play a defining role in the future of robotics in medicine. By Sebastian Schuster, Global PR & Content Manager, Kuka.


Animal husbandry is a labour-intensive industry on many Southeast Asian farms to this day.

How Smart Automation Is Revolutionising Modern Livestock Farming


Animal husbandry is a labour-intensive industry on many Southeast Asian farms to this day. Yet traditional methods can hamper an industry already facing labour shortages and climate change.


4 Applications To Consider For Machine Vision

4 Applications To Consider For Machine Vision


Machine vision is an integral part of today’s smart factory. And with advancements in AI and ML, it’s changing the way manufacturers work.


Smart Factories Reveal the Hidden, Positive Impact Of Holistic Digitisation On Workforce

Smart Factories Reveal the Hidden, Positive Impact Of Holistic Digitisation On Workforce


The world changed overnight. Globally, we still have communities under lock-down and we are slowly progressing to “business as unusual”.


When A Pandemic Accelerates The Journey To Digital Twins

When A Pandemic Accelerates The Journey To Digital Twins


When hundreds of millions of workers were forced to quarantine themselves, the ability to work remotely became a basic requirement for business continuity.


Improve Your Machine Vision Application with New Generation Camera Technologies

Improve Your Machine Vision Application with New Generation Camera Technologies


Do you want your machine vision applications to be more successful, reliable, and cost-effective now and in the future? By Allied Vision.


Digitalisation, diversification and collaborative relationships are the key to supply chain resilience.

Three Ways To Foster Resilient Supply Chains


John Young, APAC director at automation parts supplier EU Automation, suggests three key ways in which forward-thinking manufacturing companies will respond to the current period of uncertainty.


ASEAN Manufacturers Feel The Impact Of COVID-19

ASEAN Manufacturers Feel The Impact Of COVID-19


In light of the continued impact of COVID-19, IAA conducted a survey on how the pandemic has changed business as usual for many regional manufacturers. 


Food Safety: 4 Technologies Changing The Game

Food Safety: 4 Technologies Changing The Game


Four technologies are explored that improve food safety across the global supply chain.


Leveraging AI For Inventory Management 4.0

Leveraging AI For Inventory Management 4.0


Jonathan Wilkins, director of industrial parts supplier EU Automation, explains the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) for inventory management.


3 Ways To Reduce Insider Cyberattacks On Industrial Control Systems

3 Ways To Reduce Insider Cyberattacks On Industrial Control Systems


When power grids, water networks and gas utility systems are targeted by cyberattacks, systems that are essential to our everyday lives are affected.


Reaching Customers Directly — An Investment Worth Making In Times Of Supply Chain Disruption

Reaching Customers Directly — An Investment Worth Making In Times Of Supply Chain Disruption


With global supply chains significantly disrupted, we are seeing more manufacturers bypassing distributors and retailers to sell directly to customers.


As the manufacturing process becomes increasingly complex, digitisation is enabling organisations to evolve traditional linear supply chains into interconnected digital supply networks

Building Trust in Your Manufacturing Supply Chain


Manufacturing supply chains are designed to save costs by moving the manufacturing process to the most efficient locations and by minimising inventory.


Utilising digital technology to optimise water management in the capital city of Thailand.

ABB Technology Helps Ease Bangkok’s Water Crisis


As climate change continues to impact water supplies, coastal cities around the world are exploring how technology can make water continues to flow.


Erich Gerber, senior VP EMEA & APJ, TIBCO.

How Data Analytics Is Coming To The Environment’s Rescue


With data analytics businesses have the ability to maintain confidence that they are preparing for and will be able to recover from climate hazards.


How Factories Are Tackling Traceability In Food Production

How Factories Are Tackling Traceability In Food Production


Traceability remains a major concern in the food production industry and thus the MES is being introduced into factories to track and record the production process.


The Road To Oil Market Recovery Will Be Slow And Choppy

The Road To Oil Market Recovery Will Be Slow And Choppy


Oil markets can expect more pain to come in the weeks and months ahead as they face an uphill battle back to “normal.”


COVID-19 To Accelerate Adoption Of Technology-Enabled Smart Cities Resilience Approaches

COVID-19 To Accelerate Adoption Of Technology-Enabled Smart Cities Resilience Approaches


City governments are adjusting to a new reality, with COVID-19 driving urban resilience and digital transformation strategy agendas, finds ABI Research.


Assessing Your Options For Rapid Healthcare Capacity Expansion

Assessing Your Options For Rapid Healthcare Capacity Expansion


Hospitals around the U.S. are facing the challenge of adding capacity faster than ever before. What once may have taken months or years of planning is now happening in weeks, even days.


IBM, IMDA, M1 And Samsung To Collaborate On Singapore’s First 5G Industry 4.0 Trial

Singapore Blazes Ahead With First 5G Industry 4.0 Trial, Partnering IBM


IBM, IMDA, M1 and Samsung has announced Singapore’s first 5G Industry 4.0 trial, to demonstrate the transformative impact of 5G for enterprises.


The current situation around COVID-19 will most probably induce a shift in the verticals that look into 5G deployment.

The Future Of 5G In The COVID-19 Era


The current situation around COVID-19 will most probably induce a shift in the verticals that look into 5G deployment.


ABB has revealed its electric propulsion, power, energy storage, control and automation technology will be at the heart of the first tug in South Asia capable of switching between low emission liquefied natural gas (LNG) engines and zero-emission battery power. 

ABB To Power South Asia’s First LNG Hybrid Tug For Efficient and Sustainable Operations


ABB’s technology will be at the heart of the first tug in South Asia capable of switching between low emission LNG engines and zero-emission battery power. 


Smart factories drive exponential growth of data-driven sensors, increases the use of mobile devices in plant operations, and converges the traditionally separate OT and IT systems.

Orchestrate Your Smart Factory Through An Industrial Network


Smart factories drive exponential growth of data-driven sensors, increases the use of mobile devices in plant operations, and converges the traditionally separate OT and IT systems.


From Automation To Autonomy: The Next Iteration Of Industry


Yokogawa believes that the transition from industrial automation to industrial autonomy is already underway. The key to a successful evolution will be to proceed in a linear fashion, one step at a time.


With the onset of COVID-19, is it time to reassess the global manufacturing supply chain?

COVID-19’s Impact On The Industrial, Collaborative & Commercial Robotics Sector


With the onset of COVID-19, is it time to reassess the global manufacturing supply chain?


UPS has revealed that its freight forwarding operation at Changi Airport has received IATA CEIV Pharma Certification for pharmaceutical logistics.

UPS enhances Singapore healthcare supply chain capabilities


UPS has revealed that its freight forwarding operation at Changi Airport, Singapore, has received IATA CEIV Pharma Certification for pharmaceutical logistics.