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Industrial Software That Empowers Organisations To Engineer Smarter And Operate Better

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.


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

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.


Building Supply Chain Resilience During Uncertain Times

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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Asia’s Uneven Risk Landscape Could Impact Economic Recovery


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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Network Security Of Our Hybrid Working Future


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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Augmented Reality In Manufacturing


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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4 In 5 Organisations In APAC Affected By Ransomware And Over Half Paid The Ransom


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


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

Time Is The Essence Of Industry 4.0


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


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

Six Mobility Trends That Are Navigating The Future Of Manufacturing


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


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The Chaos Of Legacy Equipment


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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Improving Automation Performance Of Servo Drives


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


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


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AvosLocker Ransomware Uses AnyDesk in Safe Mode to Launch Attacks, Sophos Reports


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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Building A Future-Ready Manufacturing Sector With Industry 4.0


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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Six Global Supply Chain Trends That Are Likely To Persist In 2022 And Beyond


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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Business Leaders In Southeast Asia To Build Back Better From The Pandemic


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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Top Ten Ranking For Tech Opportunities In 2022


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


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Industry 4.0: Ten Real-World Examples Of Digital Manufacturing


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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Three Supply Chain Predictions For 2022


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


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Oil & Gas Firms To Spend US$15 Billion On Digital Transformation Technologies By 2030, Says ABI Research


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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PLC vs Embedded Control — Which One Is The Best?


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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How Airlines In APAC Are Transforming Digitally To Improve Processes


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


Trusted Data To Deliver Significant Benefits To The Asian Energy Industry

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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Enterprise Data Strategy Is The Bridge To The Post-Pandemic Economy – Cloudera Report


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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Belting For Peak Season: How To Prevent Unplanned Production Stops During High Demand Periods


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


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Roadmap For EV Charging Infrastructure: Transitioning To Zero Emission Mobility With Renewable Energy


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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Top 10 Intelligent Automation Predictions for 2022: Kofax


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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TechInnovation Recap: What The Pandemic Teaches Us On The Future Of Healthcare


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


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

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.


IBM Predicts Top Five Cybersecurity Risks In 2022

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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Hyperautomation – What’s The Hype?


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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How GE Gas Helps Asia Flip The Switch To Clean Energy Transition


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.


4 Digital Infrastructure Predictions Defining The Next Decade

4 Digital Infrastructure Predictions Defining The Next Decade


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


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Choosing The Right Belt Material For Recycling Applications


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.


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

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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Four-in-10 Patients Fear Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Issues Pose Risk Of Illness, Death


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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Lithium-ion Revolutionises UPS Applications For Future IT Deployment


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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Ericsson IndustryLab Report Predicts Manufacturing Transformation By 2030


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


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Computer-on-Modules For Autonomous Intralogistics Vehicles


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’s Construction And Manufacturing Sectors Lead APAC In Sustainability – Autodesk


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.


Demand Planning Within The Manufacturing Industry

Demand Planning Within The Manufacturing Industry


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


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

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.​


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.

Emerson’s Southeast Asia Service Center Offers Local Calibration Services That Cuts Turnaround Time By 80 Percent


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


Skills Shortages Generates Uncertainty For APAC Data Centers

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.


The Secret To Solving Your Supply Chain Blind Spot

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.


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

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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Adopting A Circular Economy To Increase Productivity And Innovation


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


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Siemens’ AM Network platform Has Been Implemented At Schaeffler


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.


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

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 Electric Appoints Chief AI Officer, Creates New AI Hub


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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Smartisation: How Businesses Turn Pandemic Threats Into Opportunities


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


Why more manufacturers are finding ways to combat unplanned downtime.

How Can We Combat Unplanned Downtime In Manufacturing?


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.


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.

Mitsubishi Electric’s New Online Virtual Factory and Showroom Tours


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


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Malaysia’s Budget 2022: US$10.8M For Industry4WRD To Address SMEs’ Main Challenges


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


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Securing The Supply Chain And Critical Infrastructure


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


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4 Ways To Unlock Exceptional Building Performance


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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Active Intelligence Is Key To The Future Of Manufacturing


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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Is 3D Printing Only Beneficial For Strengthening Supply Chains?


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


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How Heating Technology Is Helping To Green Industries


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


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


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


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Customer Perceptions On Responsible Sourcing


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


Warehouse Optimisation In A New Logistics Landscape

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.


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

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.


Strong Appetite For Innovation In The Philippines

Strong Appetite For Innovation In The Philippines


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


GlobalData Predicts Future Robotics Unicorns

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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Cargo Market Can Access Data Benefits But Must Commit To Change


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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AR And VR: Driving The Factory Of The Future


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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Mitigating Ransomware Attacks In The Post-Pandemic World


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


Defending Singapore's Critical Infrastructure

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.


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

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.


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

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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Drive Towards Green Cars Shouldn’t Rely On Mining Seabed, Conservationists Say


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


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3 Key Trends In Predictive Maintenance


According to Deloitte, unplanned downtime is costing industrial manufacturers US$50 billion each year. This figure is alarming but by no means a surprise to industry experts. 


Robotic Solutions Play Big Role In Industrial Automation Of Small Manufacturing Plants As Labour Shortages Grow

Robotic Solutions Play Big Role In Industrial Automation Of Small Manufacturing Plants As Labour Shortages Grow


According to Statista, the global market for robotic solutions is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26 percent and will reach just under US$210 billion by 2025.


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How Small And Growing Logistics Companies Are Realising Big Business Benefits From Automation


An inside look at how technology advancements are making automation solutions more accessible to warehouse and logistic operators of all sizes.


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Enabling Logistics 4.0


Logistics 4.0 is a key avenue through which warehouses can keep pace with increasing demands. By Tan Aik Jin, Zebra Technologies Asia Pacific


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A Supply Chain In Transition


IAA spoke with Ng Kee Wee, VP, supply chain management, electronics manufacturing services, Jabil to discuss supply chain resilience and changes post-Covid.


Due to the endless drive to source from low-cost suppliers, modern supply chains have gotten incredibly complex.

End-To-End Supply Chain Visibility Made Real Through Tooling Digitalisation


Due to the endless drive to source from low-cost suppliers, modern supply chains have gotten incredibly complex.


he challenges facing industry at the moment are tough: supply chain disruptions, recurring lockdowns and lingering travel restrictions, to name just a few.

Industry Must Transform. Here’s A Practical Recommendation


The challenges facing industry at the moment are tough: supply chain disruptions, recurring lockdowns and lingering travel restrictions, to name just a few.


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Advancing Manufacturing With Hexagon’s Innovation Centre


IAA spoke with Lim Chong Bong, president of ASEAN, Korea, and India, Hexagon on the recent opening of his company’s innovation centre.


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Boosting CPG Competitiveness With Universal Automation


As the CPG industry accelerates in the digital era, rapidly changing and less predictable consumer behaviour is redefining how competitive advantage is established and maintained.


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Embracing Automation In Manufacturing Processes


The manufacturing industry was greatly impacted by the disruption to business processes during the pandemic.


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Platform Ecosystems: Accelerating Digital Transformation And Solving The Global Challenges Of Our Industrial Age


Digitalisation has a leading role to play in reducing emissions and combatting climate change, arguably two of the greatest challenges of our age.


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Workforce Digitalisation


Zakir Ahmed, senior VP & GM – Asia Pacific & Japan at Kofax, speaks with Industrial Automation Asia on workforce digitalisation as its 2021 growth strategy.


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


Printed circuit board (PCB) of all sizes are an indispensable part of many of the electronics we depend on every day.


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.


How Delta’s Equipment IoT Solution Helps Machine Manufacturers and Printing Startups in Southeast Asia

How Delta’s Equipment IoT Solution Helps Machine Manufacturers and Printing Startups in Southeast Asia


The rapid evolution of market trends in Asia spurs the rise of new business and consumption models. Southeast Asia’s boom in startup companies is creating a new customer group for machine makers who fill in market gaps left by traditional, less agile businesses. Yet limited business scale and capital means some market-savvy startups have no …

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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.


Are Industrial Robots The Missing Piece To Your Industry 4.0 Puzzle?

Are Industrial Robots The Missing Piece To Your Industry 4.0 Puzzle?


In 2013, the German government unveiled its Industry 4.0 strategy and kicked off a global race toward a new era of digitalisation and smart manufacturing.


Enabling Industry 4.0 Transformation Through Edge Computing

Enabling Industry 4.0 Transformation Through Edge Computing


Industry 4.0, the next evolution in industrial manufacturing, promises to deliver true integration of IT and OT, enabling dramatic improvements in efficiency while reducing costs.


Leave That Job for the Robots!

Leave That Job for the Robots! How Industrial Robots Can Take Over Your Tedious Tasks and Boost Productivity


Here’s why industrial robots are the perfect addition to achieve fast and precise automated production in a range of conditions.


How Procurement Accelerates Digitisation In Food And Beverage

How Procurement Accelerates Digitisation In Food And Beverage New-Generation Industries


While the scale of the pandemic and its effects on society and the economy is unique, for procurement planning, it represents only one of many external factors.


Ransomware And The Industrial Internet Of Things

Ransomware And The Industrial Internet Of Things


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


Standardisation And Universal Automation Is The Way Forward For Industry

Standardisation And Universal Automation Is The Way Forward For Industry


You probably haven’t thought much about screw threads lately, but they make do make an appearance in our daily lives, from bottle tops to flatpack furniture and just about every machine used in manufacturing.


Harnessing The Power of Smart Manufacturing

Harnessing The Power of Smart Manufacturing


With the right technology in place, manufacturers can leverage the power of their data, make informed choices, and prepare for the future, now.


3 Steps To Ensure Digital Transformation Theory Translates Into Factory Productivity Benefits

3 Steps To Ensure Digital Transformation Theory Translates Into Factory Productivity Benefits


Over the last several years, much has been written about the large economic potential of Industry 4.0 and related digitisation initiatives.


A Sustainable Future: Digitalisation And Innovation Pave The Way For Growth

A Sustainable Future: Digitalisation And Innovation Pave The Way For Growth


This time last year, global executives were mid-air on the way to Switzerland for the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos.


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VOD: Business Continuity In Times of Crisis


Missed our Business Continuity In Times of Crisis webinar? Catch the VOD here!


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.


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.


Singapore Polytechnic to train its students using Zebra Technologies’ advanced technology

Zebra Technologies Partners Singapore Polytechnic To Nurture Manufacturing Talent


Singapore Polytechnic to train its students using Zebra Technologies’ advanced technology


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.


Incremental Steps To Creating Value With Industrial Data Analytics

Incremental Steps To Creating Value With Industrial Data Analytics


Elliott Middleton, Director of Product Management, Aveva, sets out seven steps to data-driven decision making.


Digital Twins For Manufacturing: Fad Or Futureproof?

Digital Twins For Manufacturing: Fad Or Futureproof?


In the age of Industry 4.0, the manufacturing industry was gaining more momentum than ever—until the outbreak of Covid-19 threw a spanner in the works.


IAA spoke with Emerson Automation Solutions on what can be learned from top-performing terminals and digital transformation best practice for O&G.

Digital Transformation: Tanks And Terminals


IAA spoke with Emerson Automation Solutions on what can be learned from top-performing terminals and digital transformation best practice for O&G.


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.


The Current Industrial Automation Paradigm is Flawed and Here’s What to Do About It!

The Current Industrial Automation Paradigm is Flawed and Here’s What to Do About It!


During today’s times of profound change, some manufacturing organisations are falling into the trap of trying to maintain existing processes


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?


Robotic Process Automation_ Six Common Misconceptions

Robotic Process Automation: Six Common Misconceptions


What false expectations are raised using RPA in companies? By Zakir Ahmed, Senior VP and GM, Asia Pacific & Japan at Kofax.


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.


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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


Three Steps To Achieve Smart Machine Predictive Maintenance Benefits

Three Steps To Achieve Smart Machine Predictive Maintenance Benefits


In process industries today, all organisations, regardless of their level of smart machine sophistication, are interested in reducing downtime


Singapore is set to open a new manufacturing training office amid a renewed drive to upgrade the country's local workforce.

Singapore Opens Manufacturing Training Office Amid Industrial Transformation Drive


Singapore is set to open a new manufacturing training office amid a renewed drive to upgrade the country’s local workforce.


Green-Powered Digital Transformation Is The Key For Businesses To Thrive

Green-Powered Digital Transformation Is The Key For Businesses To Thrive


Innovative digital technologies go hand in hand with sustainability when it comes to increasing business performance and resilience.


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


Strengthening Security In the Warehouse Despite Legacy Technology

Strengthening Security In the Warehouse Despite Legacy Technology


As businesses continue to embrace IoT, the sheer quantity of connected devices in warehousing today opens innumerable points of access for cyberattacks with costly repercussions.


Welcome To The ‘Imagination Society’

Welcome To The ‘Imagination Society’


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


Advice On Improving Risk Management Record

Advice On Improving Risk Management Record


To improve the risk culture of an organisation businesses need first to adopt a holistic business risk identification process that helps the company identify the most critical part of its business.


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?


Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, offers a unique solution to diversifying the modern supply chain, which due to Covid-19 is a much-needed resource.

A Resilient Supply Chain Through 3D Printing


Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, offers a unique solution to diversifying the modern supply chain, which due to Covid-19 is a much-needed resource.


Regaining Strength Post-COVID19: Interoperability Is Key To Asia’s Industrial Future

Regaining Strength Post-COVID19: Interoperability Is Key To Asia’s Industrial Future


Industry 4.0 has long been hailed as a new frontier for Asia’s businesses, particularly the manufacturing sector which is the lifeblood of many of the region’s economies.


How To Get The Most Out Of Your Digitalisation Dollar: Lessons From Abroad

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Digitalisation Dollar: Lessons From Abroad


A rising wave of automation and digitalisation is sweeping across Asia. Can Singapore stay competitive amid this growing shift towards smart manufacturing?


Infineon Smart Entrance Counter Solution Ensures Crowd Control And Social Distancing

Infineon Smart Entrance Counter Solution Facilitates Crowd Control And Ensures Social Distancing


Governmental regulations all over the world created an urgent need for solutions to secure social distancing in public buildings in order to support slowing down the spread of Covid-19.


Infineon Motor System ICs For Control Of Small Car Electric Motors Offer New Level Of Integration

Infineon Motor System ICs For Control Of Small Car Electric Motors Offer New Level Of Integration


From power lift gate and sunroof to electric seat adjustment and fuel pumps, an increasingly large number of electric motors ensure safety and comfort in modern cars.


New Sensing And Balancing IC For Battery Management Systems In EVs

New Sensing And Balancing IC For Battery Management Systems In EVs


Infineon Technologies AG is expanding its product offering for battery management systems with a new sensing and balancing IC, the TLE9012AQU.


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?


Optimising Instrumentation Signal Chains For Cost, Performance

Optimising Instrumentation Signal Chains For Cost, Performance


Efficient signal acquisition is fundamental to applications ranging from industrial process control and measurement to high-speed communications and imaging.


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.


Use Smart Digital Solutions Forecasting Tools To Manage Power Grids

Use Smart Digital Solutions Forecasting Tools To Manage Power Grids


The stability of power grids supplying energy to our homes and businesses is emerging as a critical success factor for maintaining both physical and economic security.


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.


How To Make Plant Operations Smarter In The Digital Age

How To Make Plant Operations Smarter In The Digital Age


As manufacturing resumes across the globe, many of us are considering how the industry can prepare for the ‘new normal’.


With the coming of 5G technology and the implementation of 10+ GbE networks in factories, real-time data processing for OPC UA and other tactile Internet applications is emerging as an important new area of use.

Real-Time Capable Ethernet Becomes Standard


With the coming of 5G technology and the implementation of 10+ GbE networks in factories, real-time data processing for OPC UA and other tactile Internet applications is emerging as an important new area of use.


Building Operational Resilience With The Right Partnership

Building Operational Resilience With The Right Partnership


We believe that digitisation is a way to resilience with remote monitoring, predictive and preventive maintenance, and remote operations all leading to ensuring productivity. 


Fast Returns: Digital Technology For Energy Conservation

Fast Returns: Digital Technology For Energy Conservation


Energy-saving cases and solutions that use digital technology to optimise the operation of utility plants are introduced.


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.


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”.


The Chain Effect On Manufacturing

The ‘Chain Effect’ On Manufacturing


While the manufacturing sector is set to restart faster than other sectors, it is necessary for businesses to adapt to the evolving situation.


Bringing Digital Transformation Within Reach Of Customers (1)

Bringing Digital Transformation Within Reach Of Customers


Schneider Electric explores some of the practical ways its integrated Modicon and AVEVA solutions are already bringing benefits to Industry.


igus Readychain: Productivity Accelerator For Machine And Plant Builders

igus Readychain: Productivity Accelerator For Machine And Plant Builders


Factories, handcrafted products and premium quality – three attributes that almost always influence the price level.


Our Brave New Normal: How AI and Cloud Will Drive Success In The Post-COVID19 World

Our Brave New Normal: How AI and Cloud Will Drive Success In The Post-COVID19 World


Business leaders the world over are coming to terms with a brave new normal: a world of remote working, digital-led interactions, and increased uncertainty.


Integrating Motor Control, Automation, and Energy Systems Create More Efficient Plant Operations and Reduce Cost

Integrating Motor Control, Automation, and Energy Systems Create More Efficient Plant Operations and Reduce Cost


Throughout most industrial operations, electric motors play a critical role in driving conveyor belts, pumps, compressors, agitators, fans, and other critical infrastructure assets.


How can you tell when the time is right to upgrade your ERP software? Here are some tips on how to tell if you are ready to update your ERP.

When Should You Upgrade ERP Software? Here’s How To Know


How can you tell when the time is right to upgrade your ERP software? Here are some tips on how to tell if you are ready to update your ERP.


Building Trust in Your Manufacturing Ecosystem

Building Trust in Your Manufacturing Ecosystem


Gibu Mathew, Zoho Corporation’s VP and GM for Asia Pacific, discusses how digitisation is enabling manufacturing companies to evolve their traditional linear supply chains.


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. 


Case-Study

Case Study: Schneider Electric Deploys AVEVA Discrete Lean Management To 70+ Factories


Case Study: How Schneider Electric deployed AVEVA Discrete Lean Management at 70 manufacturing plants in two years for real-time production response and continuous improvement


Leuze—Forerunner. Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow.

Leuze—Forerunner. Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow.


Ulrich Balbach, CEO at Leuze discusses the company’s brand value and how it is paving the way with its innovative sensor technologies.


Banning Huawei Could Cut Off Our Nose To Spite Our Face. Good 5G Matters

Banning Huawei Could Cut Off Our Nose To Spite Our Face. Good 5G Matters


Christopher Findlay, honorary professor of economics, Australian National University, shares his thoughts on the implications of banning Huawei from Australia’s 5G network.


The Importance Of Colour To Improve Operator Efficiency

The Importance Of Colour To Improve Operator Efficiency


As control systems increase in both scale and data-rich sensors, we need a way to ensure that operators can recognise what is important and act to deliver a more efficient control system.


Smart City

How Smart City Technology Can Be Used To Measure Social Distancing


The Newcastle University Urban Observatory has developed smart city technology to help understand the impact of social distancing measures.


Reducing Emissions And Waste In The Manufacturing Process

Reducing Emissions And Waste In The Manufacturing Process


When it comes to effective waste management, manufacturers can look to implement process technology that delivers high yield at low operating costs.


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.


The Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

The Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Revolution: Best Practices For Singapore


HCI brings a robust set of features to organisations looking to lower TCO, makes support and troubleshooting easier, and allows for an on-demand scale of resources.


3 Ways Choosing the Right Hybrid Industry Automation Integration Partner Can Minimise Project Risk

3 Ways Choosing the Right Hybrid Industry Automation Integration Partner Can Minimise Project Risk


As smart automation and digital solutions take hold, the role of industrial automation system integrators becomes more important than ever.


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.


Adapt To Customer Demand By Leveraging Your Digital Ecosystem

Adapt To Customer Demand By Leveraging Your Digital Ecosystem


Businesses are realising that they need to innovate quickly to adapt to the new digital world.


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.


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.


Register for one or all of the APAC webcasts in the ICONICS Transform Your Business series

Register For One Or All Of The APAC Webcasts In The ICONICS Transform Your Business Series


See solutions to optimise your processes and workflows and how you can achieve savings. During each session, a practical demo will address common questions in manufacturing, smart buildings, and industrial automation.


Circuit Breaker Selectivity For Power Availability

Circuit Breaker Selectivity For Power Availability


Industrial plants, hospitals, data centers and, in fact, every type of facility, can’t afford any amount of downtime due to electrical system problems.


Manufacturing Operations Transformation

Manufacturing Operations Transformation


From optimising asset performance to raising productivity, to elevating quality, there are countless reasons to pursue Manufacturing Operations Transformation.


6 Key Steps For A 70% Leap In Production Capacity Increase Via Smart Factory Transformation

Six Key Steps To Smart Manufacturing Transformation


How can SEA manufacturers leverage smart factory transformation to adapt to the “new norms” in localised work and lifestyle, cater to diverse consumer groups and evolve to match the future labor landscape?


5 Technologies Bringing Healthcare Systems Into The Future

5 Technologies Bringing Healthcare Systems Into The Future


Technological innovations in healthcare are as important as ever. Five technologies are explored that offer significant promise to the healthcare sector.


What Is A Power Management System, And How Does It Help Optimise Uptime And Efficiency?

What Is A Power Management System, And How Does It Help Optimise Uptime And Efficiency?


This is the third post in this blog series, looking at ways that intelligent solutions are helping facility teams optimise power and energy performance while meeting business and sustainability goals.


Rockwell Digital Transformation Virtual Forum: How Manufacturing Operations Can Benefit From Embracing Technologies In 3 Key Areas

Rockwell Digital Transformation Virtual Forum: How Manufacturing Operations Can Benefit From Embracing Technologies In 3 Key Areas


We are living and working in unprecedented times. Companies must find new ways to keep business and system in operations through the current pandemic and continuously improve to better respond to business interruptions in future. Join us online and find out what our recommendations are.


Measuring Consistency From Laboratory To Process

Measuring Consistency From Laboratory To Process


Digital sensors offer a solution to guarantee data consistency and a way to easy, uniform sensor management; an important feature for the biotechnology industry.


Rise Of Industry 4.0 And Digitalisation In Industrial

Rise Of Industry 4.0 And Digitalisation In Industrial


Four out of five organisations now do recognise the importance of operational network digitalisation. By Stephan Neumeier, Managing Director at Kaspersky


How Pilz Is Unlocking The Future Of Robotics’ Design

How Pilz Is Unlocking The Future Of Robotics’ Design


The Robot Operating System (ROS) is a set of software libraries and tools that help you build robot applications. Pilz builds on that foundation on its journey towards industry 4.0. By Pilz


Electrifying Cars: Infineon Ready For Strong Growth In Mild Hybrid Vehicles

Electrifying Cars: Infineon Ready For Strong Growth In Mild Hybrid Vehicles


Infineon Technologies AG expects significant growth in automotive 48 V systems in the coming years and is expanding its portfolio of suitable power devices.


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?


From A Grain Of Sand To A Smartphone

From A Grain Of Sand To A Smartphone


Motors play a significant role in the production of the microchip, powering our modern world. Contributed by Faulhaber.


The manufacturing sector continues to transform itself through digital transformation. The use of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), cloud, and analytics solutions play an integral role in this transformation.

Why Manufacturers Need To Embrace True Digital Transformation


Mikael van der Sluis, Senior Sales Manager, manufacturing and infrastructure, ASEAN, Aveva, shares his thoughts on why manufacturers need to embrace true digital transformation.


DKSH and HP Discuss Industrial Transformation Through 3D Printing

DKSH and HP Discuss Industrial Transformation Through 3D Printing


Robert Puschmann of DKSH and Mitchell Beness of HP speak about 3D printing, automation and Industry 4.0. Article by Stephen Las Marias.


How B&R Is Transforming Factory Automation

How B&R Is Transforming Factory Automation


Since B&R was acquired by ABB, the automation firm has continued to transform the factory automation space with robotic integration.


The Rise Of The Cobots—Friends, Not Foes, In Today’s Manufacturing Landscape

The Rise Of The Cobots—Friends, Not Foes, In Today’s Manufacturing Landscape


Cobots first appeared on factory floors two years ago, accounting for approximately five percent of global industrial robot sales in 2016.


Five 2020 Predictions For Intelligent Automation In Asia

Five 2020 Predictions For Intelligent Automation In Asia


Five Robotic Process Automation (RPA) developments are expected to impact Asia in 2020, including the potential elimination of paper, rise of hiring for RPA skills, and more.


Finding A Trusted Partner: How Two Companies Achieved Successful Transformation With Schneider Electric And AVEVA

Finding A Trusted Partner: How Two Companies Achieved Successful Transformation With Schneider Electric And AVEVA


As more enterprises enter the implementation stages of their digital transformation projects, they are searching for productivity improvements.


Three Best Practices For Implementing Rapid Global Rollouts Of Digital Transformation

Three Best Practices For Implementing Rapid Global Rollouts Of Digital Transformation


In 2017 Schneider Electric launched an initiative to improve its supply chain – with one part of that being the Smart Factory Program which aimed to digitise 80 of our global factories


Effective Cybersecurity Solutions And The Cybersecurity Tech Accord

Effective Cybersecurity Solutions And The Cybersecurity Tech Accord


Schneider Electric has joined more than a hundred other industry thought leaders and forward thinkers as a signatory to the Cybersecurity Tech Accord.


As Schaeffler celebrates its five-year milestone for its MRO operation in Singapore, the firm looks to the future with regional ambitions.

Schaeffler Sees Promise In Aerospace MRO Space


As Schaeffler Aerospace celebrates its five-year milestone for its MRO operation in Singapore, the firm looks to the future with regional ambitions.


Is OT Security Ready For The Next Wave Of Cybercrime?

Is OT Security Ready For The Next Wave Of Cybercrime?


Forrester’s Predictions 2020: The Internet of Things report has an eye-opening forecast on cybercrime for the coming year.


Get Your Enterprise Ready: 5G Is On The Horizon

Get Your Enterprise Ready: 5G Is On The Horizon


Although 5G’s long-term RoI — or “killer app”— is yet to be determined, the potential implications of the “massive IoT,” connectivity, ultra high-reliability, and low latency are very promising.


Three Key Ingredients For The Successful Digital Transformation Of Manufacturing

Three Key Ingredients For The Successful Digital Transformation Of Manufacturing


The process of digital transformation is happening across a wide range of industries today, and perhaps no more so than in manufacturing.


Keysight Expands Scienlab EV And EVSE Charging Test Portfolio

How AWS is fuelling an autonomous future


Autonomous cars will make driving safer, smarter and more efficient. The right technology infrastructure is critical, however.


Industrial Plant Sustainability And Profitability In The New Digital Economy

Industrial Plant Sustainability And Profitability In The New Digital Economy


It’s clearer than ever that we a need to be a part of the solution to the climate change emergency.


Cloud networking with people files dropping through mobile phone

How industrial IoT and consumer IoT can benefit from each other


Industrial IoT and consumer IoT can benefit each other, but actualising these benefits requires a deep understanding of the topics. By Dr. Johannes Bauer, UL Principal Security Advisor, Identity Management & Security


The Future Of Manufacturing: How Schneider And Microsoft Are Partnering To Address The Opportunities And Challenges Of AI

The Future Of Manufacturing: How Schneider And Microsoft Are Partnering To Address The Opportunities And Challenges Of AI


History teaches us that when you’re in the middle of sweeping technology-driven change, the struggle to simply keep pace can make it hard to maintain perspective.


Since its founding in 2015, OnRobot has been on a mission to simplify the barrier to entry for firms seeking improved efficiency through automation

How OnRobot’s growth is fueling regional competitiveness for SMEs


Since its founding in 2015, OnRobot has been on a mission to simplify the barrier to entry for firms seeking improved efficiency through automation; an important trait for Southeast Asia as traditional firms remain skeptical or persistent challenges remain such as a lack of skilled labour.


HMI: A Comprehensive Solution For Bridging The IT/OT Divide

HMI: A Comprehensive Solution For Bridging The IT/OT Divide


A human machine interface (HMI) is the main visible automation component that manages all vital machine features.


Discover A Community Of Experts Opening The Path To Digital Transformation

Discover A Community Of Experts Opening The Path To Digital Transformation


Digitisation is about much more than just technology. It’s also about collaboration and people. If you already understand this, you’re off to a good start.


Sustainability Is Not A Dirty Word In Oil And Gas Anymore

Sustainability Is Not A Dirty Word In Oil And Gas Anymore


We are seeing a major shift in sentiment towards sustainability from the major oil & gas companies.


How To Regulate IoT Cybersecurity

How To Regulate IoT Cybersecurity


Today, I have the honor of speaking on IoT security policy at the annual CyberNextDC conference organised by the Cybersecurity Coalition.


Industry Outlook 2020

Industry Outlook 2020


In this annual market outlook, we find out from executives on what they have in store for 2020 and their thoughts about the trends and opportunities in the manufacturing automation industry in the region and around the globe.


Acceleration: The Next Steps In Digitising The Industrial World

Acceleration: The Next Steps In Digitising The Industrial World


Acceleration: The Next Steps In Digitising The Industrial World brings sweeping benefits to manufacturing. But seeing that transformation through from start to finish can be tricky.


Survey Reveals What Industrial Automation End Users Value In Certified Alliance Partner Integrators

Survey Reveals What Industrial Automation End Users Value In Certified Alliance Partner Integrators


For years, industrial automation has provided the advantages of improving productivity and quality while reducing errors and waste, increasing safety, and adding flexibility to the manufacturing process.


Interview With Mr Syed Suroor Anwar Of RS Components

Interview With Mr Syed Suroor Anwar Of RS Components


At the recently concluded ITAP 2019 held at the Singapore Expo, IAA managed to catch up with Mr Syed Suroor Anwar at RS Components.


DAVID CHIA BECKHOFF AUTOMATION

[Video] Interview With Mr David Chia, Regional Managing Director, Beckhoff Automation


[Video] Interview With Mr David Chia, Regional Managing Director, Beckhoff Automation In the last of our exclusive interview series with professionals in the industry, Ahmad Alshidiq chats with Mr David Chia of Beckhoff Automation, regarding matters of the Internet of Things and the enablers of Industry 4.0


New ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance Helps Reduce Threats Through Collaboration

New ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance Helps Reduce Threats Through Collaboration


According to Kaspersky Labs, 47 percent of industrial control systems computers fell victim to cyberattacks in 2018.


JOSEPH TING

[Video] Interview With Mr Joseph Ting, VP, Digital Customer Experience, Yokogawa


Ahmad Alshidiq interviews Mr Joseph Ting, VP, Digital Customer Experience, Digital Transformation Platform Center, Yokogawa about the matters of the Internet of Things and the enablers of Industry 4.0.


A Digital World In Water Innovation On Display

A Digital World In Water Innovation On Display


More than 32,000 attendees and 1,600 exhibitors from across the Water and Wastewater industry came together in Chicago for WEFTEC.


[Video] Interview With Mr Tetsuo Kobayashi, Director, Business Development Group, Azbil

[Video] Interview With Mr Tetsuo Kobayashi, Director, Business Development Group, Azbil


In our exclusive interview series with professionals in the industry, Ahmad Alshidiq chats with Mr Tetsuo Kobayashi, Director, Business Development Group, Azbil, and delve into the matters of the Internet of Things and the enablers of Industry 4.0.


RICHARD HABERING IGUS

[Video] Interview With Mr Richard Habering, Head of Business Unit, igus Smart Plastics


In this exclusive interview series with professionals in the industry, Ahmad Alshidiq interviews Mr Richard Habering, Head of Business Unit, igus Smart Plastics, about matters of the Internet of Things and the enablers of Industry 4.0.


[Video] Interview With Mr Jonas Berge, Senior Director, Applied Technology, Emerson

[Video] Interview With Mr Jonas Berge, Senior Director, Applied Technology, Emerson


Ahmad Alshidiq interviews Mr Jonas Berge, Senior Director, Applied Technology, Emerson, during the Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific 2019. Watch as we delve into the matters of the Internet of Things and the enablers of Industry 4.0!


[Video] Interview with Mr Lim Khay Guan, CEO & MD of Endress + Hauser SEA

[Video] Interview With Mr Lim Khay Guan, CEO & MD of Endress + Hauser SEA


In this exclusive interview series, Ahmad Alshidiq chats with Mr Lim Khay Guan, CEO and MD, Endress + Hauser SEA during the Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific at the Singapore Expo.


How To Avoid Information Overload In Your Process Control Room

How To Avoid Information Overload In Your Process Control Room


Do you feel ever overwhelmed by all the information you need to process in your daily life? According to Deloitte there are 45 times more data flows across countries than goods, with greater economic impact.


[Video] Interview With Mr Bob Lahey, Global Product Manager, Advanced Digital Services, ABB

[Video] Interview With Mr Bob Lahey, Global Product Manager, Advanced Digital Services, ABB


Ahmad Alshidiq, Senior Editor for IAA, interviews Mr Bob Lahey, Global Product Manager, Advanced Digital Services, of ABB during the Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific on 23 October 2019 at the Singapore Expo.


[Video] Interview With Mr Tommy Leong, Zone President, East Asia & Japan, Schneider Electric

[Video] Interview With Mr Tommy Leong, Zone President, East Asia & Japan, Schneider Electric


Ahmad Alshidiq interviews Mr Tommy Leong, Zone President, East Asia & Japan, of Schneider Electric during the ITAP on 22 October 2019 at the Singapore Expo.


Achieving Better Surface Finish With Linear Technology

Achieving Better Surface Finish With Linear Technology


To gain traction in the aerospace industry, Australian manufacturer of rotary shank cutting tools, Sutton Tools, has been using linear motor technology.


The Four Common Traits Of Successful Cloud Migrations

The Four Common Traits Of Successful Cloud Migrations


Cloud adoption has been gaining traction in Asia Pacific and will continue to do so.


The Need For Better ISC Cybersecurity

The Need For Better ICS Cybersecurity


Industry 4.0 is a double-edged sword. While it brings wireless and faster communications and processes, greater connectivity can lead to costly cyberattacks.


Creating A More Secure Digital Ecosystem By Connecting The Dots

Creating A More Secure Digital Ecosystem By Connecting The Dots


The essence of digital is accelerating your business. Digital is about enabling connectivity among people and processes.


The Importance Of Safeguarding An IIoT Network

The Importance Of Safeguarding An IIoT Network


The IIoT is essentially a network connectivity system of industrial devices working in sync to collect and interpret data in order to enable new-age insights and streamline business processes.


Coating Processes With Increased Material And Energy Efficiency

Coating Processes With Increased Material And Energy Efficiency


The key to reducing the unit costs of coating and painting metal parts is the optimisation of all steps along the process sequence. Article by Doris Schulz.


Business Transformation In The New Digital Industrial Economy

Business Transformation In The New Digital Industrial Economy


During Industry 4.0, or the Fourth Industrial Revolution as we often call it, companies who rethink the way they do business and how they make money are ones who will succeed.


Digital Convergence Of Power Management And Process Automation To Boost Oil And Gas Profitability

Digital Convergence Of Power Management And Process Automation To Boost Oil And Gas Profitability


Today, devices of all kinds across the Oil & Gas industry are equipped with intelligent sensors that gather data.


Mitigating The Negative Effects Of Electrical Harmonics

Mitigating The Negative Effects Of Electrical Harmonics


In a recent interview for i-SCOOP, Jean-Pascal Riss and Nicolas Larue teamed up to share their insights about the best ways to manage the harmonics created by variable frequency drives.


The Industrial Edge Will Bring Flexibility And Optimisation To Manufacturers

The Industrial Edge Will Bring Flexibility And Optimisation To Manufacturers


Similar to the previous three industrial revolutions which capitalised on steam power, assembly lines, and computers, respectively, Industry 4.0 also presents opportunity by capitalising on the Internet of Things (IoT).


Rise Of Smart Data In Manufacturing

Rise Of Smart Data In Manufacturing


The manufacturing industry is entering a new era where new forces created by the explosion of data, robotics, automation, and artificial intelligence (AI), amongst others, are changing the dynamics for manufacturing companies.


Making Use of Big Data

Making Use of Big Data


Data is a key to start the journey towards Industry 4.0, and robust analysis of machine data can enable efficiency-optimised production, and potentially lead to new business models.


New Ways Automakers Are Leveraging Power Monitoring To Drive Down Manufacturing Plant Costs

Leveraging Power Monitoring To Drive Down Manufacturing Plant Costs


In automotive manufacturing, electricity makes up the majority of total energy cost compared to natural gas, water and other purchased fuels.


Drivers Of Supply Chain Innovation

Drivers Of Supply Chain Innovation


A recent study concludes that customer experience is the top factor driving supply chain innovation, and the key to innovation is placing customers in the centre of supply chains.


Control Panel Developers And Installers: Modernising Into A Smart Factory

Control Panel Developers And Installers: Modernising Into A Smart Factory


The industry is changing as End User customers are modernising their facilities with IIoT-based technologies.


Moving From Automation To Collaboration

Moving From Automation To Collaboration


Humans have a history of working with robotics since as early as 1937 when a robot powered by a single motor was engineered for industrial applications.


Cybersecurity: Smart At Home, Smart At Work

Cybersecurity: Smart At Home, Smart At Work


We should all embrace a solid cybersecurity strategy to defend ourselves against potential intrusion and other cyber-related attacks.


SME Go Automation Singapore 2019

SME Go Automation Singapore 2019


Get ready for the connected industry!


Beyond Automation: How Festo helps manufacturers enhance competitiveness image 2

Beyond Automation: How Festo Helps Manufacturers Enhance Competitiveness


Seeing the recent rise in demand and competition in the region’s manufacturing industry, we ask Festo about their strategy in helping customers achieve increased efficiency and improved productivity with automation solutions.  


The Right Way to Start Robotic Automation

The Right Way to Start Robotic Automation


When implemented correctly, robotic automation can spur greater efficiency, deliver better results, lower costs and increase flexibility.


Austmine 2019: The Reality of Augmented Reality

Austmine 2019: The Reality of Augmented Reality


Austmine 2019, the biennial conference of Austmine was held on May 21-23, 2019 in Brisbane and AR was a great topic of interest.


Modernising Emergency Shutdown Systems 7 Steps To Approval

Modernising Emergency Shutdown Systems 7 Steps To Approval


When modernisation takes over, what happens to existing industrial operation and safety systems?


Schneider Digitising Southeast Asia’s Process Automation

Schneider Digitising Southeast Asia’s Process Automation


Ahmad Alshidiq catches up with Tommy Leong, Zone President of East Asia & Japan, Schneider Electric and discusses, among others, about the Southeast Asian opportunity for the industry and how is Industry 4.0 shaping up in the region.


Efficient, Process-Controlled Access Guarding Without Muting Sensors

WITRON Efficient, Process-Controlled Access Guarding Without Muting Sensors


Efficient, Process-Controlled Access Guarding Without Muting Sensors Innovative strength, a down-to-earth culture and strong commitment are the values that have made WITRON the company that it is today


Retrofitting Internet Of Things

Retrofitting Internet Of Things


According to IHS Markit, half of Internet of Things (IoT) devices shipped globally by 2026 will be destined for the Asia Pacific region.


How New Generation Motor Starters Are Driving Machine OEM Workplace Efficiencies

How New Generation Motor Starters Are Driving Machine OEM Workplace Efficiencies


Machine builder design efficiencies increase when core machine components are easy to select and simple to wire and install.


it also includes converting that data into information

Are You Listening To What Your Devices Are Saying?


True digital transformation means not only collecting relevant data from intelligent assets – it also includes converting that data into information that empowers people at all levels of the organisation to work smarter and more productively.


Precision Sensors For Real-Time Position Measurement

Precision Sensors For Real-Time Position Measurement


Precision Sensors For Real-Time Position Measurement Advances in manufacturing technologies have created the need for higher accuracy and faster processing. Article by Shinrin Takahashi, Control Products Marketing Department, Advanced Automation Company, Azbil Corporation.


Five Reasons Why Manufacturing Executives

Five Reasons Why Manufacturing Executives Are Embracing Industrial Transformation Programs


Two major trends are accelerating the pace of modern industrial transformation: increased pressure to improve productivity and boost ROI and the relatively low cost of IT-driven data acquisition and analysis.


Valve series VUVG and VUVS—Your Everyday Valves Image 2

Valve series VUVG and VUVS—Your Everyday Valves


Valves are like the executive body in the control process. They largely determine the dynamic response and at the same time must be able to withstand high dynamic forces themselves.