ISSUES AND INSIGHTS
Introduction One key transformation in manufacturing has been the shift towards Industry 4.0. In recent years, another shift has taken place- the growing awareness of manufacturing on the environment and an increased scrutiny on sustainability in businesses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Could Augmented Reality (AR) be effectively introduced in the industry to support tasks such as maintenance, training, user manuals, collaborative design, and factory automation?
Global Claroty survey reveals the widespread impact of ransomware in the Asia Pacific region.
How manufacturers can form an effective e-waste strategy.
How time-sensitive networking is synchronising operations and driving the future of smart manufacturing.
Luke Gear, Principal Analyst at IDTechEx, explores six key future mobility trends, drawing from IDTechEx Subscription research.
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.
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.
Every digital touchpoint is exposing manufacturers to potential cyber-attacks.
The Sophos Rapid Response team has so far seen AvosLocker attacks in the Americas, Middle East and Asia-Pacific, targeting Windows and Linux systems.
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.
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.
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.
Overcoming talent crunch and supply chain upheaval among biggest success indicators for tech in 2022.
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.
Automation will play a critical role in ensuring peak efficiency in the supply chain.
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.
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.
Transforming traditional processes and realising digital benefits to drive future growth potential of global carriers.
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.
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.
Preventative measures plants can take to keep their conveyor belts running smoothly during the e-commerce peak season.
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.
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.
The 10th edition of TechInnovation presented an array of opportunities to catalyse technology transfer and partnerships for business growth.
Artificial intelligence, edge and cloud computing integration, workforce augmentation, and more, identified as key adoption areas for industrial automation players.
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.
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.
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.
How hybrid multicloud, AI/ML, security, sustainability will impact the digital landscape.
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.
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.
New Zebra study shows the pharmaceutical industry has a trust problem, but industry leaders say they’re trying to become more transparent.
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.
The report forecasts new factory set-ups including, manufacturing-as-a-service and pop-up factories.
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.
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.
Using Advanced Analytics and Data-Driven Insight to Reduce Manufacturing and Supply Chain Vulnerability
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’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.
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.
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.
Companies and suppliers are dealing with an unprecedented number of hurdles to meet increasing demand amid global pressure on supply chains.
Globally, more automotive manufacturers are adopting a circular economy model, and more in Asia are following suit.
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.
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.
Schneider appoints Philippe Rambach as first Chief AI Officer (CAIO) and establishes a global AI Hub focused on data and analytics.
The path to digitisation starts with remote-focused services and experiences, but it requires concerted innovation from both the software and hardware fronts.
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.
Access to best practices in manufacturing at any time, from anywhere.
A recent Industry 4.0 drivers online survey found financial capability as a key challenge in adopting Industry 4.0.
It is important to note that hackers have also noticed the internet connectedness of factories and critical infrastructure.
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.
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.
More than supply chain resiliency: 3D printing is the future for a greener world
This article examines three areas where heating technology can support greener processes.
How HP Singapore put sustainability at the centre of its Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) strategy in Southeast Asia.
OpenText Survey shows that more consumers than ever (89 percent) feel strongly about buying products that are ethically and sustainably sourced.
Semiconductors are the lifeblood of the modern age.
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.
49 percent of IT teams in Singapore say the attacks targeting their organisation were too advanced for them to deal with on their own.
Emerging countries like the Philippines is a thriving, vibrant innovation ecosystem.
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.
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.
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.
If organisations, regardless of their size, are not proactive in preventing such attacks, these trends are likely to continue even after the pandemic subsides.
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.
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
The authors make the case for a deliberate effort to steer technological advances in a direction that enhances the role of human workers.
Tenfold Increase In Ransomware Targeting Individuals And Organisations In Supply Chains In First Half Of 2021: FortiGuard Report
Public and Private Sector Actions Are Gaining Momentum in Disrupting Cybercrime Supply Chains.
Conservationists Are Urging Electric Car And Technology Companies Not To Support Or Use Resources Derived From Deep-sea Mining
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
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.
An inside look at how technology advancements are making automation solutions more accessible to warehouse and logistic operators of all sizes.
Logistics 4.0 is a key avenue through which warehouses can keep pace with increasing demands. By Tan Aik Jin, Zebra Technologies Asia Pacific
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.
The challenges facing industry at the moment are tough: supply chain disruptions, recurring lockdowns and lingering travel restrictions, to name just a few.
IAA spoke with Lim Chong Bong, president of ASEAN, Korea, and India, Hexagon on the recent opening of his company’s innovation centre.
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.
The manufacturing industry was greatly impacted by the disruption to business processes during the pandemic.
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.
Zakir Ahmed, senior VP & GM – Asia Pacific & Japan at Kofax, speaks with Industrial Automation Asia on workforce digitalisation as its 2021 growth strategy.
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
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
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
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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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.
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.
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! 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.
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.
How connected devices increase a business’s vulnerability to cybercrime.
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.
With the right technology in place, manufacturers can leverage the power of their data, make informed choices, and prepare for the future, now.
Over the last several years, much has been written about the large economic potential of Industry 4.0 and related digitisation initiatives.
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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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.
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
Alvin Yap, sales director, Geek+ speaks with IAA on the current state of the logistics sector and trends in logistics automation.
Elliott Middleton, Director of Product Management, Aveva, sets out seven steps to data-driven decision making.
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.
New precision irrigation carriage reduces water and fertiliser consumption by 75 percent – e-chain in a trough guides hoses with additional energy saving.
EVs and internal combustion engine vehicles are likely to reach sticker price parity sometime in the next decade.
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. What risk management lessons can we learn from our experience?
What false expectations are raised using RPA in companies? By Zakir Ahmed, Senior VP and GM, Asia Pacific & Japan at Kofax.
As the coronavirus pandemic evolves, the focus is now firmly on response. But the recovery may be even more challenging.
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
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.
Innovative digital technologies go hand in hand with sustainability when it comes to increasing business performance and resilience.
How has Schneider Electric been managing their global supply chain during the COVID-19 pandemic and what steps have had the most positive impact?
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
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.
EU Automation takes a closer look at the Japanese vision of Society 5.0.
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.
Can healthcare instruments survive signals competing for attention?
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.
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.
A rising wave of automation and digitalisation is sweeping across Asia. Can Singapore stay competitive amid this growing shift towards smart manufacturing?
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.
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.
Infineon Technologies AG is expanding its product offering for battery management systems with a new sensing and balancing IC, the TLE9012AQU.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the manufacturing industry on a massive scale. What will the “New Normal” be for manufacturers?
Efficient signal acquisition is fundamental to applications ranging from industrial process control and measurement to high-speed communications and imaging.
HIMA asks four critical safety questions to achieve post-COVID-19 success in smart and safe automation.
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.
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.
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.
We believe that digitisation is a way to resilience with remote monitoring, predictive and preventive maintenance, and remote operations all leading to ensuring productivity.
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. Yet traditional methods can hamper an industry already facing labour shortages and climate change.
The world changed overnight. Globally, we still have communities under lock-down and we are slowly progressing to “business as unusual”.
While the manufacturing sector is set to restart faster than other sectors, it is necessary for businesses to adapt to the evolving situation.
Schneider Electric explores some of the practical ways its integrated Modicon and AVEVA solutions are already bringing benefits to Industry.
Factories, handcrafted products and premium quality – three attributes that almost always influence the price level.
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
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.
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.
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.
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: How Schneider Electric deployed AVEVA Discrete Lean Management at 70 manufacturing plants in two years for real-time production response and continuous improvement
Ulrich Balbach, CEO at Leuze discusses the company’s brand value and how it is paving the way with its innovative sensor technologies.
Christopher Findlay, honorary professor of economics, Australian National University, shares his thoughts on the implications of banning Huawei from Australia’s 5G network.
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.
The Newcastle University Urban Observatory has developed smart city technology to help understand the impact of social distancing measures.
When it comes to effective waste management, manufacturers can look to implement process technology that delivers high yield at low operating costs.
When power grids, water networks and gas utility systems are targeted by cyberattacks, systems that are essential to our everyday lives are affected.
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.
As smart automation and digital solutions take hold, the role of industrial automation system integrators becomes more important than ever.
With global supply chains significantly disrupted, we are seeing more manufacturers bypassing distributors and retailers to sell directly to customers.
Businesses are realising that they need to innovate quickly to adapt to the new digital world.
Manufacturing supply chains are designed to save costs by moving the manufacturing process to the most efficient locations and by minimising inventory.
With data analytics businesses have the ability to maintain confidence that they are preparing for and will be able to recover from climate hazards.
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.
Industrial plants, hospitals, data centers and, in fact, every type of facility, can’t afford any amount of downtime due to electrical system problems.
From optimising asset performance to raising productivity, to elevating quality, there are countless reasons to pursue Manufacturing Operations 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?
Technological innovations in healthcare are as important as ever. Five technologies are explored that offer significant promise to the healthcare sector.
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
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.
Digital sensors offer a solution to guarantee data consistency and a way to easy, uniform sensor management; an important feature for the biotechnology industry.
Four out of five organisations now do recognise the importance of operational network digitalisation. By Stephan Neumeier, Managing Director at Kaspersky
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
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?
Motors play a significant role in the production of the microchip, powering our modern world. Contributed by Faulhaber.
Mikael van der Sluis, Senior Sales Manager, manufacturing and infrastructure, ASEAN, Aveva, shares his thoughts on why manufacturers need to embrace true digital transformation.
Robert Puschmann of DKSH and Mitchell Beness of HP speak about 3D printing, automation and Industry 4.0. Article by Stephen Las Marias.
Since B&R was acquired by ABB, the automation firm has continued to transform the factory automation space with robotic integration.
Cobots first appeared on factory floors two years ago, accounting for approximately five percent of global industrial robot sales in 2016.
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
As more enterprises enter the implementation stages of their digital transformation projects, they are searching for productivity improvements.
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
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 Aerospace celebrates its five-year milestone for its MRO operation in Singapore, the firm looks to the future with regional ambitions.
Forrester’s Predictions 2020: The Internet of Things report has an eye-opening forecast on cybercrime for the coming year.
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.
The process of digital transformation is happening across a wide range of industries today, and perhaps no more so than in manufacturing.
Autonomous cars will make driving safer, smarter and more efficient. The right technology infrastructure is critical, however.
It’s clearer than ever that we a need to be a part of the solution to the climate change emergency.
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
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; an important trait for Southeast Asia as traditional firms remain skeptical or persistent challenges remain such as a lack of skilled labour.
A human machine interface (HMI) is the main visible automation component that manages all vital machine features.
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.
We are seeing a major shift in sentiment towards sustainability from the major oil & gas companies.
Today, I have the honor of speaking on IoT security policy at the annual CyberNextDC conference organised by the Cybersecurity Coalition.
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 brings sweeping benefits to manufacturing. But seeing that transformation through from start to finish can be tricky.
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.
At the recently concluded ITAP 2019 held at the Singapore Expo, IAA managed to catch up with Mr Syed Suroor Anwar at RS Components.
[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
According to Kaspersky Labs, 47 percent of industrial control systems computers fell victim to cyberattacks in 2018.
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.
More than 32,000 attendees and 1,600 exhibitors from across the Water and Wastewater industry came together in Chicago for WEFTEC.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
To gain traction in the aerospace industry, Australian manufacturer of rotary shank cutting tools, Sutton Tools, has been using linear motor technology.
Cloud adoption has been gaining traction in Asia Pacific and will continue to do so.
Industry 4.0 is a double-edged sword. While it brings wireless and faster communications and processes, greater connectivity can lead to costly cyberattacks.
The essence of digital is accelerating your business. Digital is about enabling connectivity among people and processes.
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.
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.
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.
Today, devices of all kinds across the Oil & Gas industry are equipped with intelligent sensors that gather data.
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.
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).
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.
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.
In automotive manufacturing, electricity makes up the majority of total energy cost compared to natural gas, water and other purchased fuels.
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.
The industry is changing as End User customers are modernising their facilities with IIoT-based technologies.
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.
We should all embrace a solid cybersecurity strategy to defend ourselves against potential intrusion and other cyber-related attacks.
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.
When implemented correctly, robotic automation can spur greater efficiency, deliver better results, lower costs and increase flexibility.
Austmine 2019, the biennial conference of Austmine was held on May 21-23, 2019 in Brisbane and AR was a great topic of interest.
When modernisation takes over, what happens to existing industrial operation and safety systems?
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 Innovative strength, a down-to-earth culture and strong commitment are the values that have made WITRON the company that it is today
According to IHS Markit, half of Internet of Things (IoT) devices shipped globally by 2026 will be destined for the Asia Pacific region.
Machine builder design efficiencies increase when core machine components are easy to select and simple to wire and install.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Microsoft Chief Technology Officer Kevin Scott is bullish on edge computing technology, particularly the industrial edge.
New Collaboration Opportunity Bringing Together Digital Innovators and Experts The intriguing side of digital transformation innovative ways.
Smart manufacturing is all about leveraging the collective benefit of advanced technologies to optimise operations and gain competitive advantage.
Thanks to automotive manufacturers’ platform strategies, component quantities are increasing while at the same time product life cycles are becoming ever shorter.
John Young, APAC sales director at industrial equipment provider EU Automation, gives his advice for keeping your programmable logic controllers safe from cyber-attack.
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.
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.
Ahmad Alshidiq interviewed Soichiro Kuninobu, General Manager, ASEAN Strategic Marketing Group, Factory Automation and Industrial Division, Mitsubishi Electric Asia, about the [email protected] Alliance and the application of the IIoT in manufacturing.
Companies are continuing the transformation to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) characterised by digital, highly automated “smart” systems in virtually every vertical industry.
Still unsure where to start with digitalisation? It seems you’re not the only one.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Over the last several years, the mantra of ‘digitisation is coming’ has rung like a steady bell in the ears of both industrial manufacturers…
Industrial markets are experiencing rapid change brought on by accelerated digitisation and new technologies such as IoT, data analysis, and artificial…
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…
Control Panel Developers And Installers: Understanding What IIoT Solutions Manufactures Are Offering
Developers and Installers increasingly recognising what connectivity means to the end users. Connected solutions manufactures are offerings…
We live in a constantly changing dynamic environment. Therefore, innovation is a key driver for success. It means more than just research and development.
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
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.