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Modular Approach To Power Electronics

A modular approach to building up fully scalable test bench power setups of various power topologies is proposed


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What The Next-Generation Silent Drone Looks Like

Undefined Technologies has revealed the new design of its ion drone   Undefined Technologies, a Florida-based tech startup, has unveiled the new aesthetic design of its silent eVTOL drone powered by ion propulsion. The concept vehicle named “Silent Ventus” uses proprietary technology to fully use the ion cloud surrounding the craft to generate high levels …

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CubicFarm Systems Use 54% to 62% Less Energy Than Typical Vertical Farms

While electricity is the number one input cost in vertical farming, CubicFarms’ Crop Motion Technology delivers more than 2x greater energy efficiency with a single layer of lighting CubicFarm Systems Corp, a leading local chain agricultural technology company, today announced new data that demonstrates 54% to 62% less energy is used in a CubicFarm System module compared to …

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TOPTICA Renews Its Brand Presence

New logo and brand design support the continued growth path Dr. Wilhelm Kaenders (left) and Dr. Thomas Renner (right) present new TOPTICA logo and brand design at LASER World of Photonics 2022 in Munich.   TOPTICA presents itself stronger than ever with a fresh new look. The brand design was launched for the first time …

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Arvato Systems Is TÜV SÜD Certified To ISO/IEC 22237

Global standard for data centers: New ISO certificate maps complete infrastructure Top team at the Arvato Systems data center: Klaus Ruhmöller, Jürgen Matzat, Markus Schwarz, Robin Röseler (from left to right).   Arvato Systems is the first data center operator in Germany to be certified by TÜV SÜD according to the new ISO/IEC 22237 standard. …

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Industrial Software That Empowers Organisations To Engineer Smarter And Operate Better

As the industry continues its digital transformation journey, there is a need for solutions that provide the end-user and OEM with simplified license management, helping to avoid high costs due to overages in pay-per-use and usage-based models.


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ABB Robots Speed Up Material Handling On EV Battery Production

New IRB 5710 and IRB 5720 robots support electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers with improved speed and precision, robust design that enables improved productivity and performance with higher uptime.


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Robotic arm used in factory.

The food and packaging industry, and the robotics industry, are two sectors with a high global demand for innovative solutions, and will be the main focus of Schaeffler’s attention at this year’s Hannover Messe.


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Lightsource bp’s Vendimia project in Spain

The new multi-year partnership will see Lightsource bp leveraging Envision Digital’s AIoT platform for Net Zero.


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ABB has been awarded a major contract by NatureWorks, a leading manufacturer of polylactic acid (PLA), a low-carbon bioplastic made from renewable agricultural resources, to automate their new, greenfield plant in Thailand, converting sugar cane to the polylactic acid (PLA) biopolymer, Ingeo.


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Mercedes-Benz EV-Hochlauf: Neue Batteriefabrik schafft die Voraussetzungen für die Produktion des EQS SUV in den USMercedes-Benz EV ramp-up: new battery plant sets stage for EQS SUV production in the U.S.

Envision AESC to supply Mercedes-Benz high-performance battery cell modules for the production of its all-electric Mercedes-EQ vehicles in Alabama.


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Top Trends In Science, Technology, And Design Via 3M Futures

3M introduces a new platform called 3M Futures which explores five forward-looking science and technology trends impacting the world today — and their implications for tomorrow.


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Micron Increases Performance And Battery Life In 5G Smartphones With uMCP Product

The third edition of the EY Reimagining Industry Futures Study reveals that enterprises are looking to 5G to help alleviate immediate business pressures brought by the COVID-19 pandemic and related global events.


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The partnership sees both companies working together to sell Centrin Data’s data centres and services in China including their Wuhan and Kunshan data centres which have a strong financial customer base.


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Photo - Trinh Pham, Country Manager, Rockwell Automation Vietnam

“By 2025, we aim to achieve double digit growth rates and increase our market share by twofold. We also plan to expand our Vietnam team by 50 percent by the end of this year,” said Pham Kieu Trinh, Country Manager, Rockwell Automation Vietnam.


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Luen Tai Hong liquid egg manufacturing

HKPC sets up intelligent production line for local fresh liquid eggs manufacturer in Hong Kong to significantly enhance production capacity and food safety to help “Made in Hong Kong” brand shine in GBA market.


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AC/DC Current Probe. (From the left CT6845A, CT6846A, CT6841A, CT6843A, CT6844A). 

Hioki recently released its new clamp-type current sensors: AC/DC current probes CT6841A, CT6843A, CT6844A, CT6845A, and CT6846A. The conventional clamp-type current sensors have the convenience of measuring current without having to disconnect the measuring cable.


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Building Supply Chain Resilience During Uncertain Times

What manufacturers can do to avoid the pitfalls of another “black swan event”? IAA’s interview with Suraj Kamath, Director Industry Consulting – Manufacturing APAC, SAS, discusses these issues and more.


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“The tools and systems we’ve put in place offer another way we can help shorten our customers’ time to market.”- Pete Shopp, Mouser Electronics’ senior vice president of business operations.


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ABB robotic

ABB to showcase its latest advanced automated handling and robotics solutions at MACH 2022 (NEC Birmingham, 4-8 April), including a high payload collaborative robot, machine tending systems to suit every production need and a magnetic levitation-based conveyance system.


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Asia Is The Most Attacked Region Experiencing Over 1 in 4 Cyberattacks In 2021

Asia saw more cyberattacks than any other region in the past year, experiencing over 1 in 4 attacks in 2021. Financial services and manufacturing organisations together experienced nearly 60 percent of attacks in Asia.


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Going forward, LG will leverage its renewable energy expertise to unlock value for customers in new ways.


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Disruptive year puts the spotlight on the value of business resilience as Singapore claims the region’s top ranking, according to 2021 FM Global Resilience Index.


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Asia-Pacific’s 5G Digital Factory Revenue Primed For US$60 Billion Post-COVID-19 Recovery In 2030

The world is digitally transforming at a pace that is accelerating every day. Across Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ), organisations are turning to digital technology to increase efficiencies and transform customer experiences.


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Huawei has launched a cloud and artificial intelligence innovation lab in Singapore, aimed to accelerate adoption of cloud and AI technologies in the city.

Siemens has appointed Isabel Chong as the new Head of Digital Industries for ASEAN, effective 1 February 2022. She succeeds Raimund Klein, who ended his tenure at Siemens in December 2021.


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The compact, lightweight device generates electricity when shaken and can power 100 LEDs.


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The more distributed its users, and the more devices that connect remotely, the greater the potential attack surface area for threat actors. Keeping this attack surface limited and protected is arguably one of the biggest challenges facing businesses today.


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Asian man with VR headset touching a virtual screen

Could Augmented Reality (AR) be effectively introduced in the industry to support tasks such as maintenance, training, user manuals, collaborative design, and factory automation?


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Robot arm

Robotic solutions for when six axes aren’t enough, key considerations when choosing the number of axes, and when seven-axis robots might be the best solution.


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Programming Software Code Application Technology Concept

IBM is the first partner to offer cloud infrastructure and technical managed services as part of the RISE with SAP offering.


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GO-ESG-SUMMIT-2021

For ASEAN to accelerate and meet the requirements by its global partners for greater sustainable trade and commerce, leaders must adopt a mega shift in behaviour and mindset. They must recognise that sustainability will require fundings and it should be accepted as an investment to the business; not a cost to doing business.


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Dr David Low and Mr Takeshi Oshima

Mitsubishi Electric Asia, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, has announced its participation as a Tier 2 member of the Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC), a unit of Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).


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Hioki launches CAN Units to enable central management of CAN signals and analog data.


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sustainability ABB

The study examines the current take-up of the Industrial Internet of Things and its potential for improving energy efficiency, lowering greenhouse gas emissions and driving change.


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Global Claroty survey reveals the widespread impact of ransomware in the Asia Pacific region.


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Oil And Gas

During the 2021 Pertamina Energy Webinar held in Jakarta, Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Indonesia’s Minister of Finance, believes that PT Pertamina (Persero), the largest Indonesian state-owned enterprise (SOE) in the energy sector, is a pillar in reaching the Government of Indonesia’s target of Net Zero Emissions by 2060.


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Amkor Technology Selects Bac Ninh, Vietnam For Factory Expansion

The Institute of Microelectronics (IME) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and Soitec (Euronext Paris) have announced a research collaboration to develop next-generation silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductor devices to power electric vehicles and advanced high-voltage electronic devices.


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At its recently concluded Winterstock event, Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG) unveiled Lenovo TruScale High Performance Computing as a Service (HPCaaS), delivering the power of supercomputing to organisations of all sizes through a cloud-like experience.


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Crosser Flow Studio

A survey by Yokogawa found that more than half of decision-makers from global process industries are increasing their investments in industrial autonomy.


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Hypertherm DynaMAX

In addition to the new DynaMAX name, systems will now begin with a 3 or 5 depending upon the performance, feature, or technology of a particular model.


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Siemens VersiCharge

Smart AC charger enables electric vehicles (EV) to be charged quickly, safely and cost-effectively.


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How manufacturers can form an effective e-waste strategy.


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EAP220 - Variable speed drive

As pressure to minimise industrial energy consumption mounts, how can industry reduce its environmental impact?


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The newest generation of planetary gearboxes by Melior Motion GmbH is ideally suited to high-precision industrial robots with medium to high payload capacity for applications such as welding, mounting, and applying adhesives and paints.


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Time synchronisation, or having all devices on a network share a common time reference, is critical in an automated manufacturing process.

How time-sensitive networking is synchronising operations and driving the future of smart manufacturing.


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IDTechEx expects commercial autonomous cars, or robotaxis, to be market-ready and match or exceed human safety by as early as 2024.

Luke Gear, Principal Analyst at IDTechEx, explores six key future mobility trends, drawing from IDTechEx Subscription research.


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Legacy Floppy

How to manage a complex network of new and legacy equipment? Here Johan Jonzon, CMO and co-founder of Crosser shares insight into how manufacturers can successfully manage data from both new and legacy equipment.


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Focused male plant manager operating industrial machine

At some point, automation hardware inevitably becomes obsolete. It’s hard to know exactly when to retrofit or redesign, but there are indications that cannot be ignored.


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Manufacturing In Asia: New Age, New Risks image 3

Every digital touchpoint is exposing manufacturers to potential cyber-attacks.


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Swapping on Credit Card Device

As a global leader in the design and manufacture of microconnectors for the banking industry, Linxens’ products and services enable card manufacturers to easily integrate the latest innovations such as the dynamic three-digit security code or biometrics.


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The Sophos Rapid Response team has so far seen AvosLocker attacks in the Americas, Middle East and Asia-Pacific, targeting Windows and Linux systems.


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Is leveraging on Industry 4.0 technologies key to remaining resilient in the manufacturing industry? Sandeep Bhargava from Rackspace Technology sheds some light on the matter.


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Cas Brentjens

Multinational enterprise software company Infor provides the top three supply chain predictions for 2022 and global supply chain trends that are likely to persist in the long-term.


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Emc testing

Now in its eighth year, the popular Demystifying Electromagnetic Compatibility (DEMC) conference will be held in a virtual format in January 2022.


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Hydron Energy Image

Schaeffler pilots project with Hydron Energy to generate green hydrogen from seawater on the Dutch island of Texel. A similar design could be used in offshore wind farms in a few years’ time.


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TMX: The Building Back Better from the Pandemic: A Look into Supply Chains in the New Normal report

Nearly two years into the pandemic, business leaders in Southeast Asia are set to build back better by investing in a robust omnichannel approach, diversifying their supply chains, and focusing on employees and business continuity, according to a new industry report released today.


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Overcoming talent crunch and supply chain upheaval among biggest success indicators for tech in 2022.


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The article takes a look at ten examples of real-world manufacturing examples from Asia Pacific (APAC) that have adopted digital manufacturing with varying success.


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ProNest Production Manager

Hypertherm, a U.S. based manufacturer of industrial cutting systems and software, recently announced the release of Production Manager, an optional module for its ProNest advanced CAD/CAM nesting software.


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Geo Connect Asia 2022 Seminar

The second edition of Southeast Asia’s flagship geospatial and location intelligence event grows to host fast-developing industry solutions.


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Industrial port and container yard

Automation will play a critical role in ensuring peak efficiency in the supply chain.


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igus drylin

Easy to clean, lubrication-free and maintenance-free: the new drylin ZLW toothed belt axis is based on hygienic design principles and uses FDA-compliant materials.


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petroleum gas container ship oil refinery

Oil & Gas firms face a myriad of operational, commercial, and existential threats. According to global technology intelligence firm ABI Research, Oil & Gas firms are turning to digitalisation to combat these threats and will spend US$15.6 billion on digital technologies in 2030.


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Vertical Transistor Architecture

The new vertical device architecture demonstrates path to scaling beyond nanosheet, which can enable 85 percent energy reduction compared to scaled finFET transistors.


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EAP245 - PLC versus embedded control image

Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are at the core of almost any automated system. They’ve been used in manufacturing for decades and are known for their reliability and ability to withstand harsh operating conditions. However, embedded systems can perform the same function for a fraction of the price.


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Miniaturised Carbon Dioxide Sensor For US HVAC Applications Is Now Available Globally

Sensirion’s SCD42 miniaturised carbon dioxide (CO2) sensor is designed for products that fall under California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24), suitable for US HVAC applications, is now available worldwide through Sensirion’s distribution network.


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Despite encouraging efforts driven by the governments to create thriving digital ecosystems, most enterprises in Southeast Asia continue to be stuck in the first stage of RPA, which is desktop task automation, said Cyclone Robotics.


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Global Total Semiconductor Equipment Sales On Track to Top US$100 Billion in 2021 for First Time, says SEMI

Regionally, China, Korea, and Taiwan are projected to remain the top three destinations for equipment spending in 2021.


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Transforming traditional processes and realising digital benefits to drive future growth potential of global carriers.


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Trusted Data To Deliver Significant Benefits To The Asian Energy Industry

By embracing the power and capabilities of modern data technologies, energy companies can be well placed to meet future challenges and extract value from all of their assets.


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The global research report finds that nearly all senior business decision-makers (96 percent) surveyed report data strategies as essential to their organisations’ positive performance, including an average of 5.97 percent higher profit growth.


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Medigate Team

Claroty shared on 8 December 2021 its intent to acquire Medigate, a healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) Security company. The industrial cybersecurity vendor now has amassed US$635 million in funding.


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Peak season sorting

Preventative measures plants can take to keep their conveyor belts running smoothly during the e-commerce peak season.


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An in-depth look into what makes the technology of VFlowTech’s batteries cost-efficient for utility scale implementation ensuring the installation of green EV charging stations are powered by renewable sources.


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Vingroup, Vietnam’s largest conglomerate, said on Sunday (12 December 2021) that it had officially begun the construction of the VinES Battery Manufacturing Factory in Ha Tinh, a province on the North Central Coast of Vietnam.


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ABB Electromagnetic flowmeter

ABB adds mobile connectivity to AquaMaster4 flowmeter, enabling 60 percent lower power consumption and identifying leaks ten times faster than the market standard in an industry where every drop counts.


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HKU researchers holding anti-covid-19 stainless steel

The team at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) has been liaising with industrial partners to generate prototypes of public stainless steel products such as lift buttons, doorknobs, and handrails for further tests and trials.


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Kofax, a supplier of Intelligent Automation software for digital workflow transformation, unveiled its top 10 predictions for 2022 as businesses navigate the new challenges accelerated – and in some cases, caused – by the global pandemic.


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The 10th edition of TechInnovation presented an array of opportunities to catalyse technology transfer and partnerships for business growth.


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Rockwell Automation Outlines Tech Trends Driving Industry 5.0 at 30th Annual Automation Fair

Artificial intelligence, edge and cloud computing integration, workforce augmentation, and more, identified as key adoption areas for industrial automation players.


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IBM Predicts Top Five Cybersecurity Risks In 2022

As we are soon heading on to the following year, IBM Vietnam recently issued its predictions for the future of cybersecurity in 2022 developed from its IBM X-Force and Security experts.


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Amcor unveils new healthcare packaging facility in Singapore to serve accelerating customer demands in Asia Pacific.


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ESPRIT CAM Reduces Time To Program 7-Axis Lathe With Laser From Three Days To One image 3

The manufacturer has machine tools that incorporate laser cutters and was only able to produce the tubes using a specific computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) program which automates much of the programming process, saving time and reducing errors.


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According to Gartner, the tech trend of 2021 is hyperautomation — a business approach of automating as many processes as possible. Gartner predicts that, by 2024, hyperautomation will help organisations reduce operational costs by 30 percent.


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Turbines

In this interview, IAA finds out how improved repair capabilities for energy-efficient GE HA gas turbines will introduce new technology instrumental in easing the transition towards renewables with cleaner, efficient gas power.


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4 Digital Infrastructure Predictions Defining The Next Decade

How hybrid multicloud, AI/ML, security, sustainability will impact the digital landscape.


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When you have a wide, heavy rubber belt, the motor power required to move it and the increased mechanical strain on the system can lead to rising costs, both in energy use and maintenance requirements.


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Silicon Carbide Power Electronics Enabling A Surge in 800V Platforms, Discussed by IDTechEx

The IDTechEx report finds Renault, BYD, and Hyundai all announced new 800V vehicle platforms which will adopt silicon carbide MOSFETs in their power electronics through to 2025.


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ADLINK

The Qualcomm QRB5165 processor, customised for robotics applications, is architected for running complex AI, deep learning workloads, and on-device edge inference efficiently while using lower power.


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New Zebra study shows the pharmaceutical industry has a trust problem, but industry leaders say they’re trying to become more transparent.


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Innovative artificial intelligence capability leverages deep learning to enhance operational processes, safety, and reliability.


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The author suggests organisations that are reliant on IT systems and data to keep their operations running at optimal efficiency explore the power of lithium-ion as a backup power source.


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The report forecasts new factory set-ups including, manufacturing-as-a-service and pop-up factories.


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The combined capacity of 7 gigawatt-peak (GWp) solar power system is one of the largest cross-border interconnect clean energy project in Southeast Asia and will help Singapore and Indonesia in meeting their green goals.


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Tencent Brazil data center

Tencent Cloud highlights commitment to global digitalisation in newly launched data center covering Brazil and other Latin American countries


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Germany’s largest distributor of pharmaceuticals – Transpharm Logistik, part of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries – relies on application-specific modular autonomous robots from Toolify Robotics, a start-up from Ulm University of Technology, to pick promotional materials.


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Singapore takes the lead as the only country in APAC to achieve two out of the five United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, according to latest research report by Autodesk.


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Hexagon Industrialises

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has revealed its plans to build the industry’s most flexible and open additive manufacturing (AM) ecosystem to help overcome complexities in 3D printing processes and support customers in effectively building their product development and manufacturing workflows.


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Demand Planning Within The Manufacturing Industry

Using Advanced Analytics and Data-Driven Insight to Reduce Manufacturing and Supply Chain Vulnerability


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Schneider Electric To Launch EcoStruxure Automation Expert In Singapore

EcoStruxure Automation Expert, the world’s first software-centric industrial automation system, enables hardware-agnostic automation system design to mix and match hardware from different vendors and automate them with a single software platform.


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Automotive Disruption Radar: Thailand And Indonesia Poised To Be Electric Vehicles (EV) Ecosystem Hubs In South East Asia

Thailand and Indonesia are positioned to become an EV ecosystem hub in South East Asia, according to Roland Berger’s 10th edition Automotive Disruption Radar (ADR).


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Remote Meter Reading

Unlike Japan’s 62 million smart residential electricity meters, over 50 million residential LPG and city gas meters are currently offline.


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MediaTek

Its new Filogic solutions combine advanced Wi-Fi and Bluetooth features with the latest voice processing and power-management technologies.


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First Look At ADLINK’s Embedded MXM Graphics Modules For Edge Computing And AI

ADLINK’s embedded MXM graphics modules are the first modules to use NVIDIA’s embedded GPUs based on NVIDIA Ampere architecture, bringing edge computing and embedded AI to numerous vertical markets including healthcare, manufacturing, transportation, and more.


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Siemens Addresses NVH Challenges With Performance Prediction

Siemens Digital Industries Software adds NVH system prediction capabilities to its Simcenter portfolio for early design and virtual prototyping.


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Stepping Up Capabilities For A Resilient, Digitally Inclusive Industry 4.0 Future

The journey to the factory of the future starts with connecting factory assets—adding sensors to machines and equipment to collect data, then monitoring and adjusting operations accordingly.​


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Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets.

The revamped facility offers Southeast Asia customers local calibration services for a broader range of instrumentation devices.


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Skills Shortages Generates Uncertainty For APAC Data Centers

The Asia Pacific region mirrors trends in Europe, where 42 percent of data center operators believe there is not enough skilled labour to deliver increased capacity requirements.


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The Secret To Solving Your Supply Chain Blind Spot

Averaging across industries, companies can now expect supply chain disruptions lasting a month or longer to occur every 3.7 years, and the most severe events take a major financial toll.


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OMRON Launches World's Fastest CT X-ray Inspection with New VT-X750-V3 AXI System

The VT-X750-V3 delivers advanced, true 3D inspection of electronic substrates to meet the growing needs of fifth-generation mobile communication systems (5G), electric vehicles (EVs), and autonomous driving application products.


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Raw Material Inflation And Global Supply Chain Challenges Are Driving Global Price Increase

Companies and suppliers are dealing with an unprecedented number of hurdles to meet increasing demand amid global pressure on supply chains.


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Globally, more automotive manufacturers are adopting a circular economy model, and more in Asia are following suit.


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Siemens’ AM Network digitalises the additive manufacturing workflows (order-to-delivery process chain) of their customers and partners, as well as enables them to apply additive manufacturing on an industrial-grade and to scale their business.


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Igus infographic

The lubrication-free bevel gears made of igus high-performance plastics transmit forces at a 90 degree angle. For example, they can undertake format adjustments in food technology.


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General Electric To Split Into Three Companies: Aviation, Healthcare And Energy

Multinational conglomerate General Electric announced recently, it will split into three separate, publicly-traded companies in the latest move by the industrial giant to shore up its fortunes.


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Schneider appoints Philippe Rambach as first Chief AI Officer (CAIO) and establishes a global AI Hub focused on data and analytics.


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The path to digitisation starts with remote-focused services and experiences, but it requires concerted innovation from both the software and hardware fronts.


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Why more manufacturers are finding ways to combat unplanned downtime.

Here, John Young, APAC sales director at automation parts supplier EU Automation, assesses some of the latest research on manufacturer downtime and the steps manufacturers are taking to address the problem.


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Mitsubishi Electric’s Virtual Factory Tour, now available through online videos, will walk you through the various technologies and solutions behind the manufacture of its FA products.

Access to best practices in manufacturing at any time, from anywhere.


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Schaeffler

Schaeffler will source 100,000 tons of the steel, which is produced virtually CO2-free and with the use of hydrogen, from 2025.


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Interview With Geert Elie From WITT To Discuss Comparison Of Leak Testing Methods

Many industrial products have to be leak-tight. For example, food, cosmetics, or pharmaceutical packaging, but also products such as lights in the automotive industry, electronics, or plastic components. But how can manufacturers test the leak-tightness of their products?


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CNC machining has made revolutionary strides over the past few decades. What started as manual machining during the Industrial Revolution evolved into NC machining, and today it has become a fully automated, systematic manufacturing process found in virtually every country and industry.


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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Industry 4.0 showcase

A recent Industry 4.0 drivers online survey found financial capability as a key challenge in adopting Industry 4.0.


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Pfeiffer-Vacuum

The extremely quiet, efficient, oil-free pumps that reduces your CO2 footprint.


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It is important to note that hackers have also noticed the internet connectedness of factories and critical infrastructure.


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Singapore-headquartered smart robotics company LionsBot introduces autonomous warehouse cleaning robot Rex that can clean a football field in one hour – without human oversight.


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Although, there are varying opinions about the strategies building owners and managers should employ to recover from the effects of the pandemic, its structural effects, and resulting economic disruption, “business as usual” shouldn’t be part of the plan.


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In 2020, the APAC region accounted for 43 percent of the global general manufactured goods market. With a strong focus and huge investment in the region, production systems and operations need to evolve and innovate to improve speed and productivity to meet this rising demand.


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More than supply chain resiliency: 3D printing is the future for a greener world


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Concentrated solar power

This article examines three areas where heating technology can support greener processes.


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Valmet Develops New Industrial Internet Solution

Valmet’s new Industrial Internet solution helps to monitor gas transportation containers and their pressure data as well as the amount of gas and energy without any pressure or level measurement instruments.


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EVCT-Empowers

EV Charging Technology (EVCT), a home-grown Singapore EV solutions company, is one of the first two charging operators to be approved by Land Transport Authority (LTA) for its ECC Grant.


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DBS Towers

Across Australia and Asia, the industrial cybersecurity company supports companies in the oil and gas, utilities, manufacturing, water, and electrical power industries, and of late, the food and beverage sector, and notably, the pharmaceutical sector for the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines.


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The Lighthouse Over SEA’s ‘Factory Of The World’ image 2

How HP Singapore put sustainability at the centre of its Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) strategy in Southeast Asia.


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Ennoconn to integrate its Digitalisation-as-a-Service strategy with Google’s advanced cloud solutions and services to create next-gen digital industrial products and new revenue models.


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Dairy Farming Promotion Organisation of Thailand (DPO) has introduced a new “National Milk” product range in SIG’s on-the-go combiblocXSlim carton packs with SIGNATURE Full Barrier packaging material, where the small amount of polymers used is linked to certified forest-based renewable materials – an innovation in Asia.


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SCG Office Building

Siam Cement Group (SCG)’s Cement-Building Materials Business utilises cloud-based solution with enhanced SAP S4/HANA to streamline and enhance operations.


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Igus: Ready-to-Connect 7th Axis

UR (Universal Robots) and robolink robots acquire a 5-times larger action radius thanks to a completely new solution.


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Schneider Electric Introduces New Sulfur Hexafluoride-Free Switchgear

The new sulfur hexafluoride (SF6)-free Switchgear enables companies in Singapore to eliminate the world’s most potent greenhouse gas.


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NP Robotics Research and Innovation Centre

The Robotics Research & Innovation Centre (RRIC) is launched to co-create customised robotics solutions with industry and develop talent pipeline for the growing sector.


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IES-INCA Seals Partnerships With BOP Hub To Boost Technology Commercialisation In Singapore

The IES-Incubator and Accelerator (IES-INCA), Singapore’s deep tech incubator for entrepreneurial engineers, announces the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with BOP Hub Ltd, an incubator for Social Enterprise businesses operating in base-of-the-pyramid communities throughout Asia.


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The TBM Council APAC was formed to cultivate a regional community of technology and financial leaders who leverage data on cost, consumption, quality and performance to improve alignment and continuously optimise technology spend.


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Improve Factory Productivity With NEC's New Video Analysis Technology

A new video analysis technology, “Value-added Time Measurement Solution,” from NEC Corporation promotes quality control and locates production bottlenecks.


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OpenText Survey shows that more consumers than ever (89 percent) feel strongly about buying products that are ethically and sustainably sourced.


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ABB-Launches-The-World-Fastest-Electric-Car-Charger

ABB is launching an innovative all-in-one Electric Vehicle (EV) charger, which provides the fastest charging experience on the market.


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PTC And Volvo Group Announce Digital Engineering Collaboration

Building on Years-Long Collaboration with PTC, Volvo Group to Expand Use of PTC Technologies. Volvo Group’s Use of PTC Technologies to Establish a Digital Thread of Connected Data to Drive Productivity Across All Levels of the Organisation.


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Pepperl Fuchs Building

Mr Matthias Gunkel, managing director and executive vice president of the Factory Automation Division for Asia Pacific of German industrial sensors and components company Pepperl+Fuchs since 2016, will retire on 1 October 2021.


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ComfortDelGro and Engie win tender to provide electric vehicle charging to over 200 public car parks in Singapore by 2022.


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Vingroup tower

Vingroup, the largest private conglomerate in Vietnam, and Google Cloud have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support Vingroup’s ongoing digitisation and innovation strategy.


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Huawei conference

HUAWEI CONNECT 2021 opens with Eric Xu, Huawei rotating chairman, delivering a keynote speech Innovating Nonstop for Faster Digitalisation that included the launch of HUAWEI CLOUD UCS.


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Schaeffler Continues To Expand The Availability Of OPTIME Solution In Asia Pacific

OPTIME from Schaeffler allows for comprehensive condition monitoring that is both easy and affordable.


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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill teams up with SAS, the US-based multinational developer of analytics software, to transform the drug development process to prevent infectious disease threats from turning into a pandemic like COVID-19.


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Warehouse Optimisation In A New Logistics Landscape

It’s becoming increasingly evident that organisations who do not have an omni-channel fulfilment strategy risk losing out on major avenues and opportunities for growth.


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A Rise in Cyberattacks During COVID-19 Boosted Security Skills in 73 Percent of IT Teams

49 percent of IT teams in Singapore say the attacks targeting their organisation were too advanced for them to deal with on their own.


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Changhong CHiQ To Enter Indonesian Market With Release Of Signature Smart TV Series

The smart home appliances brand CHiQ will enter the Indonesian market with the goal of making available to the country’s shoppers products that raise the bar both in the terms of ease-of-use as well as intelligence.


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Shipping cargo

Signatories of the Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonisation urge world leaders to align shipping with the Paris Agreement temperature goal.


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Strong Appetite For Innovation In The Philippines

Emerging countries like the Philippines is a thriving, vibrant innovation ecosystem.


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Natural Gas As A Key Alternative Energy Source In Sustainable Renewable Energy Transition

This mini review highlights the technological pathways of utilizing natural gas in a transition to sustainable renewable energy systems, with a focus on the natural gas components and resources point of view for ASEAN member states.


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Fuel Cell-Powered Drones

The alliance establishes Iris Automation as exclusive detect and avoid technology provider.


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Warehouse setting

Crown’s V-Force Energy Storage Systems (ESS) include lithium-ion batteries and chargers and are now available for Crown’s entire forklift truck portfolio.


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GlobalData Predicts Future Robotics Unicorns

Right from healthcare, customer service, security patrols, and education and entertainment, startups are offering robotics-enabled solutions ranging from last mile delivery to industrial automation.


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ADM Building

The Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM) unveils the ADM Food Technology (Pinghu) Co., Ltd., a fully automated flavor production facility situated in Pinghu, Zhejiang Province, China.


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INTEGRA Automated Pipetting Solutions Assist Antibiotic Development Image 2

INTEGRA’s automated liquid handling solutions can streamline routine pipetting tasks for more efficient and accelerated workflows.


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Aerial view of a cargo ship

Recent events such as the Maersk Eindhoven and Essen container losses in the Pacific have put into sharp focus the need for digitalisation in the cargo market. Until recently, the data has not been available, but this is quickly changing. The author examines why the market must grasp the benefits that data can deliver.


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Soft Robotics Launches SoftAI To Accelerate Adoption Of Robotics In Food Processing

The SoftAI system will address the most pressing challenge for the food industry, i.e. the inability to meaningfully automate operations.


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Electric 12 metre bus concept

The Quantron AG is launching its own QUANTRON vehicle, the electric QUANTRON 12 metre low-floor bus, at the end of this year.


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Man playing with VR equipments

The author highlights how manufacturing companies in every industry can leverage AR/VR to facilitate efficient equipment management and optimise the production process, as well as usher in the next era of manufacturing, which is Industry 4.0.


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Business people wearing masks in coronavirus meeting, the new no

Shure, a global manufacturer of audio equipment, launches the Stem Ecosystem, a new and cost-effective audio conferencing ecosystem which alleviates the major pains in virtual meetings currently experienced by IT professionals and everyday users, for the first time in Southeast Asia.


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Security Breach Hacker Cyber Crime Privacy Policy Concept

If organisations, regardless of their size, are not proactive in preventing such attacks, these trends are likely to continue even after the pandemic subsides.


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Futuristic smart city with 5G global network technology

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


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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.


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Defending Singapore's Critical Infrastructure

A successful attack on critical infrastructure could disable or destroy production lines and industrial processes, leave cities in the dark or shut off critical lifesaving technologies. The repercussions are grave and difficult to bounce back from.


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igus: New Online Tool Helps With The Configuration Of Customised, Maintenance-Free Linear Drive Systems

Lead screw, gear rack or toothed belt drive? Miniature or heavy-load axle? Motor or hand wheel? Looking for the right linear module is time-consuming. This is exactly why igus GmbH has now developed the drive technology configurator.


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Business Computer Online Update. Software Upgrade Progress

Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG) to deliver an integrated, cost effective, virtualised edge computing solution with VMware. In addition, organisations can now plan their data center cloud and edge infrastructure solutions using Lenovo Open Cloud Automation management software.


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Alps Alpine Develops Ambient Air Sensor Module Useful For COVID-19 Prevention

Alps Alpine’s new ambient air sensor module monitors the surrounding environment with high-accuracy sensing of carbon dioxide (CO2), temperature, humidity, and other parameters.


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Malaysia Airlines modernises its fuel analytics platform with GE Digital's Fuel Insight and FlightPulse aviation software. Photo Courtesy of Malaysia Airlines.

Malaysia Airlines chooses Fuel Insight and FlightPulse to transform its fuel efficiency program. GE Digital’s Aviation Software solutions help operators meet sustainability goals by monitoring and reducing fuel usage and emissions.


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IBM And Mercedes Develop

Service builds on IBM hybrid cloud expertise in developing connected vehicle solutions based on open-source technologies.


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Motorist management team: (from left to right) Jake Ler (Chief Marketing Officer), Damian Sia (Chief Executive Officer), Eugene Foo (Chief Operating Officer). Photo credit: Motorist.sg.

Funds will be deployed to explore growth opportunities in Singapore and Malaysia, and kickstart its expansion into Thailand.


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Piaggio Fast Forward Granted New U.S. Patent

The company combines in-depth knowledge of the outdoor and indoor built environment with a unique library of behaviors designed through millimeter accurate observation of how people move with one another through the world, from sidewalk etiquette to entering and exiting buildings with one another and beyond.


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AVEVA’s  Operations Control solutions are available as a single subscription for the first time, as subscription-based models are predicted to grow at a pace nearly four times that of traditional software over the next five years in the industrial automation markets, ARC Advisory Group said.


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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.


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Beautiful architecture building exterior cityscape in Singapore

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.


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LG foldable window technology

LG Chem develops a foldable cover window technology for foldable IT devices that is as hard as glass but folding areas are as flexible as plastic.


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Covid-19 Driven Advances In Automation And Artificial Intelligence Risk Worsening Economic Inequality

The authors make the case for a deliberate effort to steer technological advances in a direction that enhances the role of human workers.


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Tenfold Increase In Ransomware Targeting Individuals And Organisations In Supply Chains In First Half Of 2021: FortiGuard Report

Public and Private Sector Actions Are Gaining Momentum in Disrupting Cybercrime Supply Chains.


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Increasing Demand For Network Detection And Response In The First Half Of 2021 In APAC: ExtraHop

ExtraHop Networks, Inc., the leader in cloud-native network detection and response, announces on 2 September 2021, that it had more than doubled its business across the Asia Pacific region in the first half of 2021.


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POSCO Starts High-Purity Nickel Production For Secondary Batteries

The investment from POSCO in the facilities of SNNC transforms it into a high purity nickel refining factory and plans to produce 20,000 tons (only nickel contents) per year by 2023.


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Conservationists Are Urging Electric Car And Technology Companies Not To Support Or Use Resources Derived From Deep-sea Mining


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Robots efficiently sorting hundreds of parcels per hour(Automated guided vehicle) AGV.

Evolving E-commerce Fulfillment Operations And Technical Improvements In Robotics Tech And AI Are Rapidly Growing The Commercial Robotics Market


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Emerson introduces the new Copeland™ variable speed scroll compressor and inverter drive solution to deliver high energy efficiency and performance for commercial AC applications.


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Guest of honour Mr. Gan Kim Yong, Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry, will kick off the SEMICON SEA 2021 conference, 23-25 August 2021.


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