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

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


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ASEAN Flags

As manufacturers increasingly pivot towards ASEAN, what challenges remain for electronics manufacturers in search of low cost, high-yield production.


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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


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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?

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


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


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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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Marcelo Tarkiieltaub, regional director of Southeast Asia, Rockwell Automation

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


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

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


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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


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

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


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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.


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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?


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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.


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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

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


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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.


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Welcome To The ‘Imagination Society’

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


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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.


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Ultimate Guide To Automation: What Is Automation And How Can An SME Owner Automate Process?

What is automation and how can an SME owner automate process?


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Medical Electronic Devices Are Facing A Critical Test

Can healthcare instruments survive signals competing for attention?


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Coronavirus May Mean Automation Is Coming Sooner Than We Thought

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


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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.

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.


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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.


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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?


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Infineon Smart Entrance Counter Solution Ensures Crowd Control And 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.


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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.


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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.


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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?


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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.


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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.


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5 Lessons SMEs Can Learn From The COVID-19 Crisis

Looking back, there are things we wished we could have prepared for during these uncertain times. Although we can’t turn back the clock, we can use the bad times to prepare for the good ones.


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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.


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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.


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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’.


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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.

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.


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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. 


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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.


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

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.


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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”.


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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.


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


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igus Readychain: Productivity Accelerator For Machine And Plant Builders

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


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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.


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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.


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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.

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.


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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.


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

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.


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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. 


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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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Smart City

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


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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.


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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.


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The Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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

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


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Erich Gerber, senior VP EMEA & APJ, TIBCO.

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


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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.


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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.


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Manufacturing Operations Transformation

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


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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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For many firms, the outbreak of COVID-19 has meant staff working from home and more use of teleconferencing, rather than face-to-face meetings.

COVID-19 demonstrates that manufacturers need to be as focused on their suppliers’ capabilities as they are on their factory floors.


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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


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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


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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.


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

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


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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.


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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.

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


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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.


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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.


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Why Are PLC, SCADA And HMI Perfect For Industrial Automation?

Industrial automation is when you use automated control like Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), Computer Numerical Control (CNC), Remote Terminal Unit (RTU), which are well synchronised with each other.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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


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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.


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

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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Keysight Expands Scienlab EV And EVSE Charging Test Portfolio

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


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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.


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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


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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.


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

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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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[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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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[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.


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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.


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[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!


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[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.


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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.


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[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.


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[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.


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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.


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Acceleration: The Next Steps In Digitising The Industrial World

Digital transformation brings sweeping benefits to manufacturing. But seeing that transformation through from start to finish can be tricky.


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The Four Common Traits Of Successful Cloud Migrations

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


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The Need For Better ISC 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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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).


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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.


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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.


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New Ways Automakers Are 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.


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Industrial Applications of Programmable Logic Controller

A programmable logic controller, or PLC, is a computer with a microprocessor used for industrial automation that can automate a specific process, machine function, or an entire production line.


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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.


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The Industry 4.0 Era Is Driving The Need For Industrial Edge Data Centers

We are now well-entrenched in the Industry 4.0 era, or the 4th Industrial Revolution, and are seeing advancements in technology that will require increasingly greater computing power at the network edge, driving the need for industrial edge data centers.


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How AI And Robotics Are Transforming Factories Of The Future

With advancements in AI, a truly smart factory can realise more capabilities by deploying intelligent robots that can learn and think like their human counterparts.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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SME Go Automation Singapore 2019

Get ready for the connected industry!


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SCARA Robot’s Role In Manufacturing Transformation

SCARA Robot’s Role In Manufacturing Transformation Smart manufacturing today combines the customisation, craftsmanship and closeness to customers of the pre-industrial era with the speed and efficiency of modern manufacturing.


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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.  


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The Right Way to Start Robotic Automation

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


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10 Major Challenges & the Benefits of Automation for Small Manufacturing Business Owners

Small manufacturing businesses face multifaceted issues like recruitment of younger workers, training older generation of workers and increased labour costs, especially in a country with high living costs such as Singapore. 


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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.


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Modernising Emergency Shutdown Systems 7 Steps To Approval

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


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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.


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Predictive Maintenance Beats Prescriptive, But Requires an Effective Industrial Edge Infrastructure

One of the many benefits Internet of Things technology brings to companies in the commercial and industrial space is predictive maintenance.


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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


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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.


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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.


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it also includes converting that data into information

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.


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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.


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Five Reasons Why Manufacturing Executives

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.


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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.


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EU AUTOMATION Big Data, or Just Data?

Doug Laney’s three Vs — volume, velocity and variety — provide a useful definition of big data. However, now big data is the norm in manufacturing environments, perhaps it’s more important to think about a fourth V — value.


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From the most recent smartphone to the latest fashion, keeping up-to-date with trends can be tiring. In the manufacturing industry...

From the most recent smartphone to the latest fashion, keeping up-to-date with trends can be tiring. In the manufacturing industry, future-proofing your factory may seem like a daunting task, especially as parts become obsolete as quickly as new advancements emerge.


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Industrial Edge Represents a “New Frontier” Says Microsoft CTO; We Couldn’t Agree More

Microsoft Chief Technology Officer Kevin Scott is bullish on edge computing technology, particularly the industrial edge.


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Schneider Electric New Collaboration Opportunity Bringing Together Digital Innovators and Experts

New Collaboration Opportunity Bringing Together Digital Innovators and Experts The intriguing side of digital transformation innovative ways.


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Why Advanced Connectivity Controllers Are Helping OEMs To Unlock The Power Of Big Data (1)

Smart manufacturing is all about leveraging the collective benefit of advanced technologies to optimise operations and gain competitive advantage.  


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Trends In CNC Automation: Efficient, Connective, Simple

Thanks to automotive manufacturers’ platform strategies, component quantities are increasing while at the same time product life cycles are becoming ever shorter.


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ProtectingYourPLC

John Young, APAC sales director at industrial equipment provider EU Automation, gives his advice for keeping your programmable logic controllers safe from cyber-attack.


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Smart Sensors For Industrial Applications

Industrial Automation Asia speaks with Vishal Goyal, Senior Technical Marketing at STMicroelectronics, to gather insights regarding sensors in smart industries. 


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How Smart Technology Is Transforming The Industrial World

Whether you call it Industry 4.0, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), or Smart Manufacturing, the power of technology is being felt throughout the industrial world and fundamentally changing value chains and production methods.


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Augmented Reality: Various Industries Have The Same Trend

In the past few years we have started to see more and more posts and adverts about glasses and head-mounted displays, augmented reality (AR), mobile computing and many more.


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Mitsubishi Electric Asia recently announced its collaboration with leading partners and experts to form the first strategic partnership in Singapore

Ahmad Alshidiq interviewed Soichiro Kuninobu, General Manager, ASEAN Strategic Marketing Group, Factory Automation and Industrial Division, Mitsubishi Electric Asia, about the e-F@actory Alliance and the application of the IIoT in manufacturing.


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Companies are continuing the transformation to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) characterised by digital, highly automated “smart” systems

Companies are continuing the transformation to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) characterised by digital, highly automated “smart” systems in virtually every vertical industry.


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Still unsure where to start with digitalisation? It seems you’re not the only one. While today’s out of the box technology solutions make it cheaper...

Still unsure where to start with digitalisation? It seems you’re not the only one.


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One of the most important benefits of digitisation is the ability to capture and analyse data and to derive business value and profitability from that data.

One of the most important benefits of digitisation is the ability to capture and analyse data and to derive business value and profitability from that data.


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Guido Ceresole, Zone VP SEAP, Gebo Cermex, discusses how ‘The Factory of the Future’ can help enhance efficiency, while bringing unprecedented agility...

Guido Ceresole, Zone VP SEAP, Gebo Cermex, discusses how ‘The Factory of the Future’ can help enhance efficiency, while bringing unprecedented agility and greater business opportunities.


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From advanced robotics in R&D labs to computer vision in warehouses, technology is making an impact on every step of the manufacturing process.

From advanced robotics in R&D labs to computer vision in warehouses, technology is making an impact on every step of the manufacturing process. Article by CBInsights.


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Schneider Electric is leading the digital transformation of industrial automation markets. Therefore, delivered through our EcoStruxure architecture...

Schneider Electric is leading the digital transformation of industrial automation markets. Our IoT technologies are delivered through our EcoStruxure architecture and are ready for smart manufacturing.


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The fourth industrial revolution is well underway and as state-of-the-art technology drops in price, many more industries are benefiting from smart factory

The fourth industrial revolution is well underway and as state-of-the-art technology drops in price, many more industries are benefiting from smart factory


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Over the last several years, the mantra of ‘digitisation is coming’ has rung like a steady bell in the ears of both industrial manufacturers...

Over the last several years, the mantra of ‘digitisation is coming’ has rung like a steady bell in the ears of both industrial manufacturers…


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Industrial markets are experiencing rapid change brought on by accelerated digitisation and new technologies such as IoT, data analysis, and artificial...

Industrial markets are experiencing rapid change brought on by accelerated digitisation and new technologies such as IoT, data analysis, and artificial…


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According to a recent ARC survey, 93 percent of industrial stakeholders agree that both edge and cloud processing will form the basis of their industrial...

According to a recent ARC survey, 93 percent of industrial stakeholders agree that both edge and cloud processing will form the basis of their industrial…


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Developers and Installers increasingly recognising what connectivity means to the end users. Connected solutions manufactures are offerings...

Developers and Installers increasingly recognising what connectivity means to the end users. Connected solutions manufactures are offerings…


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Simple To Use Monitor Circuit Breakers As A Result Of Innovation

We live in a constantly changing dynamic environment. Therefore, innovation is a key driver for success. It means more than just research and development.


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Demand for energy in SEA has driven the use of renewable energy sources, which require efficient storage and distribution of energy in the form of batteries

Demand for energy in SEA has driven the use of renewable energy sources, which require efficient storage and distribution of energy in the form of batteries


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Internet of Things, when extended to industrial equipment require sensors to be plugged into physical assets of the manufacturing plants.

Internet of Things, benefits of iot in manufacturing when extended to industrial equipment require sensors to be plugged into physical assets of the manufacturing plants.


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OEMs who build machines for industrial end users are finding themselves at a crossroads. Should they maintain their traditional business model

OEMs who build machines for industrial end users are finding themselves at a crossroads. Should they maintain their traditional business model.


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Today, buildings worldwide account for more than 40 percent of global energy consumption. Never before has the need for an environment of high-performance

KFM Holdings teams up with Schneider Electric to equip Malaysia PM Office with Building Management Systems. Never before has the need for an environment of high-performance buildings become as critical to the effort of the planet’s carbon footprint reduction.


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There is no denying that we are well into the swing of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Early adopters of digitisation are seeing measurable benefits...

There is no denying that we are well into the swing of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Early adopters of digitisation are seeing measurable benefits…


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Ensuring the good functionality of electrical distribution infrastructure in the industry is one of the top priorities if you want your business to keep running without breakdowns.


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Schneider Electric Digitisation of Electric Utilities Meralco’s Innovative Approach

Digitisation of Electric Utilities Meralco’s Innovative Approach Digitisation of Electric Utilities Meralco’s Innovative Approach Ferdinand Balagtas from Meralco shared with Schneider Electric in Singapore the next steps in their digitalisation journey.


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Selecting RF Discretes: Diodes And Transistors For An ‘Always Connected’ World

As digital transformation unfolds around the globe, a new reality is emerging: Digitisation’s productivity gains depend on clean and reliable electrical power.


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More than ever, the world needs bold ideas for reducing emissions and transitioning to renewable resources. A recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change special report stressed the need to cut global emissions by 45 percent by 2030 to minimise the risk of irreversible changes to our environment.


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The concept of identifying and mitigating hazards at the incident level is easy to understand. However, the resources, policies and priorities needed to improve safety in our homes, places of work, communities and society are more difficult to identify and activate.


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Industry Outlook 2019

In this annual market outlook, we find out from executives on what they have in store for the coming year and their thoughts about the trends and opportunities in the market.


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Even power connections that are perfectly installed tend to loosen over time; avoiding this can head off serious problems. By Emir Boumediene, Manager of Simulation & Mechanisms, Architecture & Innovation, Schneider Electric.


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We all know that downtime for any business can be expensive, even devastating. But did you know the cost of downtime is rising?


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The era of digital transformation is impacting every industry — and manufacturing is seeing cutting edge innovation delivering some impressive results. Employing the Internet of Things technology to improve connectivity, productivity and efficiency are vital to any business competing in this digital economy.


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How Industrial Edge Applications Are Driving Much Needed Manufacturing Productivity Gains

Consider how IIoT analytics and industrial edge concepts are being applied to productivity improvements in discrete manufacturing. One of the key components of the “smart” manufacturing process is predictive analytics.


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E-Mobility, Digitalisation, Key Opportunities For Schaeffler

The Internet of Things and digitalisation finding its way into factories has started a fourth industrial revolution. Future scenarios in practice often referred to under the heading “Industry 4.0” are characterised by highly individualised products in very flexible manufacturing conditions.


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Augmented Reality Makes Reality Even Better for Plant Operators

Companies investing in IIoT and industrial innovation are continuing to push the envelope, exploring new technologies to benefit plant operators. One of the most cutting-edge of these technologies is augmented reality. By Simone Gianotti, Business Development Manager, Industry Digital Offer, Schneider Electric.


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SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC

In order to provide end customers with the machine productivity levels they demand, OEM-built machines have to incorporate motor control automation technologies optimised for rapid time-to-market, operational efficiency and simplification as well as increased machine uptime. By Baris Aytekin, Global Product Manager, Schneider Electric.


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The Future of Design and Collaboration

The future of design and collaboration is also changing. Increases in computer capabilities and miniaturisation of devices change the way designers and specifiers make decisions. By Asha Devasia, Global Channel Management And Digital Transformation Lead at Schneider Electric.


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In a challenging economic environment, it is imperative that SME’s work to be more efficient and competitive. One way for them to advance is through adoption of automation and robotics. By Shermine Gotfredsen, GM, SEA & Oceania, Universal Robots.


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The marketplace need for smart machines has rendered the traditional machine design process inefficient and design time and costs have increased as a result. By Paul Stephens, Solution Marketing Manager, Schneider Electric.


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Powering Augmented Reality In Manufacturing With Edge Computing

Introducing augmented reality can increase the efficiency of business processes and enable new services and business models. Yet, real-time data analysis and graphical processing places increasing demands on IT. The pump manufacturer Flowserve managed to solve this through a decentralised IT architecture bringing computing closer to the edge, and this is expected to be a prerequisite for future digital production processes.


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Solving Manufacturing’s Two Biggest Challenges With IIoT

Today, manufacturers face two significant process challenges that make the original efficiency question especially tricky. By Cyril Perducat, EVP of IoT and Digital Transformation, Schneider Electric.


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Disrupt Or Be Disrupted: Innovation For The Sake Of Customers

In the world of innovation, we must welcome disruption. It prompts technological advancements. It drives a competitive spirit that results in improved performance for all companies. By Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman & CEO, Schneider Electric.


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IAA interviewed Hiroki Kobayashi, Senior Research Engineer, Engineering Division 1, and Masayuki Harano, Product Manager: Sensors, Field Design Division, from Hioki on the company’s high-precision AC/DC Probe and its involvement in Worldwide Harmonised Light Duty Driving Test Procedure.


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How Machine Builders Apply Augmented Reality to Solve End User Business Problems

The AR market is forecast grow to nearly US$61.4 billion by 2023. Although this figure represents growth across all industries, manufacturing is one of the areas that will lead the charge into this new field of technology. By Ayush Kedia, Offer Launch Manager for IIoT, Digital Plant, Schneider Electric.


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IAA talks to Glen Burrows, VP and GM, APJ OEM & IoT Solutions, Dell EMC about IoT in Asia Pacific and what the company has in store for 2018.


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Data: The Key To Unlocking The Value Of IoT In Manufacturing

2020 will be a big year for manufacturers. Deloitte predicts that Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia will break into the top 15 nations on manufacturing competitiveness, joining China, Japan, India, South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore. By Rick Scurfield, President, NetApp Asia Pacific.


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Advancing The Oil And Gas Industry Through The Connected Infrastructure

David Turner, Segment Manager Oil & Gas/Upstream/EPC, Asia Pacific, Rockwell Automation, explores how the oil and gas industry has much to learn from other sectors when it comes to incorporating technologies that create a connected infrastructure. The oil and gas industry has much to learn from other sectors when it comes to incorporating technologies that create a connected infrastructure with the aim of improving nearly all aspects of oil and gas production – even as the industry landscape fluctuates and evolves.


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IoT Data Traffic ‘Per Node’: The New Critical Metric For IoT System Designers

How will the fourth industrial revolution impact manufacturing jobs in the years ahead? By Jeff Morgan, Manufacturing Research Engineering, Trinity College Dublin


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As the demand for new water and wastewater infrastructure grows, owner-operators are looking to improve how they manage and mitigate the risk associated with large capital projects. By Aidan Mercer, Industry Marketing Director, Utilities and Government, Bentley Systems


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Collaborative robots continue to be a major growth vector for the industry representing US$12 billion of sales by 2025, according to a Barclays report. By Shermine Gotfredsen, GM at Universal Robots, SEA & Oceania


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