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Beyond Ethics Towards Economics: Uncovering the hidden benefits of sustainable manufacturing

  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.

Industrial Software That Empowers Organisations To Engineer Smarter And Operate Better

Industrial Software That Empowers Organisations To Engineer Smarter And Operate Better

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

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

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

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

Building Supply Chain Resilience During Uncertain Times

Building Supply Chain Resilience During Uncertain Times

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

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Asia’s Uneven Risk Landscape Could Impact Economic Recovery

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

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Network Security Of Our Hybrid Working Future

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

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Augmented Reality In Manufacturing

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

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

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

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

Time Is The Essence Of Industry 4.0

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

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

Six Mobility Trends That Are Navigating The Future Of Manufacturing

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

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The Chaos Of Legacy Equipment

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

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Improving Automation Performance Of Servo Drives

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

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Manufacturing In Asia: New Age, New Risks

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

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

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

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Building A Future-Ready Manufacturing Sector With Industry 4.0

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

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

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

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

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

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Top Ten Ranking For Tech Opportunities In 2022

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

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Industry 4.0: Ten Real-World Examples Of Digital Manufacturing

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

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Three Supply Chain Predictions For 2022

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

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

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

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PLC vs Embedded Control — Which One Is The Best?

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

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How Airlines In APAC Are Transforming Digitally To Improve Processes

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

Trusted Data To Deliver Significant Benefits To The Asian Energy Industry

Trusted Data To Deliver Significant Benefits To The Asian Energy Industry

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Top 10 Intelligent Automation Predictions for 2022: Kofax

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

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

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

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

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

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

IBM Predicts Top Five Cybersecurity Risks In 2022

IBM Predicts Top Five Cybersecurity Risks In 2022

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

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Hyperautomation – What’s The Hype?

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

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

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

4 Digital Infrastructure Predictions Defining The Next Decade

4 Digital Infrastructure Predictions Defining The Next Decade

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

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Choosing The Right Belt Material For Recycling Applications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Lithium-ion Revolutionises UPS Applications For Future IT Deployment

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

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Ericsson IndustryLab Report Predicts Manufacturing Transformation By 2030

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

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Computer-on-Modules For Autonomous Intralogistics Vehicles

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

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

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

Demand Planning Within The Manufacturing Industry

Demand Planning Within The Manufacturing Industry

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Skills Shortages Generates Uncertainty For APAC Data Centers

Skills Shortages Generates Uncertainty For APAC Data Centers

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

The Secret To Solving Your Supply Chain Blind Spot

The Secret To Solving Your Supply Chain Blind Spot

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

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

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

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

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Adopting A Circular Economy To Increase Productivity And Innovation

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

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Siemens’ AM Network platform Has Been Implemented At Schaeffler

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

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

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

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

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Schneider Electric Appoints Chief AI Officer, Creates New AI Hub

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

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Smartisation: How Businesses Turn Pandemic Threats Into Opportunities

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

Why more manufacturers are finding ways to combat unplanned downtime.

How Can We Combat Unplanned Downtime In Manufacturing?

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

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

Mitsubishi Electric’s New Online Virtual Factory and Showroom Tours

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

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

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

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Securing The Supply Chain And Critical Infrastructure

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

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4 Ways To Unlock Exceptional Building Performance

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

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Active Intelligence Is Key To The Future Of Manufacturing

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

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Is 3D Printing Only Beneficial For Strengthening Supply Chains?

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

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How Heating Technology Is Helping To Green Industries

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

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

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

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Customer Perceptions On Responsible Sourcing

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

Warehouse Optimisation In A New Logistics Landscape

Warehouse Optimisation In A New Logistics Landscape

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

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

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

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

Strong Appetite For Innovation In The Philippines

Strong Appetite For Innovation In The Philippines

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

GlobalData Predicts Future Robotics Unicorns

GlobalData Predicts Future Robotics Unicorns

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

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Cargo Market Can Access Data Benefits But Must Commit To Change

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

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AR And VR: Driving The Factory Of The Future

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

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Mitigating Ransomware Attacks In The Post-Pandemic World

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

Defending Singapore's Critical Infrastructure

Defending Singapore’s Critical Infrastructure

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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3 Key Trends In Predictive Maintenance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Enabling Logistics 4.0

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

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A Supply Chain In Transition

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

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

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

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

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

Industry Must Transform. Here’s A Practical Recommendation

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

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Advancing Manufacturing With Hexagon’s Innovation Centre

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

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Boosting CPG Competitiveness With Universal Automation

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

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Embracing Automation In Manufacturing Processes

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

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

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

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Workforce Digitalisation

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

Healthy People, Healthy Places, Healthy Planet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enabling Industry 4.0 Transformation Through Edge Computing

Enabling Industry 4.0 Transformation Through Edge Computing

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

Leave That Job for the Robots!

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

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

How Procurement Accelerates Digitisation In Food And Beverage

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

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

Ransomware And The Industrial Internet Of Things

Ransomware And The Industrial Internet Of Things

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

Standardisation And Universal Automation Is The Way Forward For Industry

Standardisation And Universal Automation Is The Way Forward For Industry

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

Harnessing The Power of Smart Manufacturing

Harnessing The Power of Smart Manufacturing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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VOD: Business Continuity In Times of Crisis

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

Lubrication Optimisation: Extending Bearing Lifespans

Lubrication Optimisation: Extending Bearing Lifespans

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

Post-Coronavirus Supply Chain Recovery

Post-Coronavirus Supply Chain Recovery

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

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

Zebra Technologies Partners Singapore Polytechnic To Nurture Manufacturing Talent

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

Automating The Logistics Sector

Automating The Logistics Sector

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

Incremental Steps To Creating Value With Industrial Data Analytics

Incremental Steps To Creating Value With Industrial Data Analytics

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

Digital Twins For Manufacturing: Fad Or Futureproof?

Digital Twins For Manufacturing: Fad Or Futureproof?

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

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

Digital Transformation: Tanks And Terminals

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

Precision Irrigation Carriage Reduces Water And Fertiliser Consumption

Precision Irrigation Carriage Reduces Water And Fertiliser Consumption

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Robotic Process Automation_ Six Common Misconceptions

Robotic Process Automation: Six Common Misconceptions

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

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

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

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

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Opportunities Amid A Pandemic: Rockwell Automation On Digital Transformation

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

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

Next-Generation Vehicles Need Safe HMIs

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

Three Steps To Achieve Smart Machine Predictive Maintenance Benefits

Three Steps To Achieve Smart Machine Predictive Maintenance Benefits

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

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

Singapore Opens Manufacturing Training Office Amid Industrial Transformation Drive

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

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

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

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

6 Lessons From Managing A Global Supply Chain During the Pandemic

6 Lessons From Managing A Global Supply Chain During the Pandemic

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

Modernising Factories With Manufacturing Data Analytics

Modernising Factories With Manufacturing Data Analytics

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

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

Six Exciting Uses Of AI In The Automotive Industry

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

Strengthening Security In the Warehouse Despite Legacy Technology

Strengthening Security In the Warehouse Despite Legacy Technology

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

Welcome To The ‘Imagination Society’

Welcome To The ‘Imagination Society’

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

Advice On Improving Risk Management Record

Advice On Improving Risk Management Record

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

Medical Electronic Devices Are Facing A Critical Test

Medical Electronic Devices Are Facing A Critical Test

Can healthcare instruments survive signals competing for attention?

Coronavirus May Mean Automation Is Coming Sooner Than We Thought

Coronavirus May Mean Automation Is Coming Sooner Than We Thought

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

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

A Resilient Supply Chain Through 3D Printing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Infineon Smart Entrance Counter Solution Ensures Crowd Control And Social Distancing

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

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

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

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

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

New Sensing And Balancing IC For Battery Management Systems In EVs

New Sensing And Balancing IC For Battery Management Systems In EVs

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

4 Tips On Building Manufacturing Agility For SMEs

4 Tips On Building Manufacturing Agility For SMEs

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

Optimising Instrumentation Signal Chains For Cost, Performance

Optimising Instrumentation Signal Chains For Cost, Performance

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

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

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

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

Use Smart Digital Solutions Forecasting Tools To Manage Power Grids

Use Smart Digital Solutions Forecasting Tools To Manage Power Grids

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

Collaborative And Sensitive Robots Set To Shape The Future Of Medicine

Collaborative And Sensitive Robots Set To Shape The Future Of Medicine

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

How To Make Plant Operations Smarter In The Digital Age

How To Make Plant Operations Smarter In The Digital Age

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

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

Real-Time Capable Ethernet Becomes Standard

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

Building Operational Resilience With The Right Partnership

Building Operational Resilience With The Right Partnership

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

Fast Returns: Digital Technology For Energy Conservation

Fast Returns: Digital Technology For Energy Conservation

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

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

How Smart Automation Is Revolutionising Modern Livestock Farming

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

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

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

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

The Chain Effect On Manufacturing

The ‘Chain Effect’ On Manufacturing

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

Bringing Digital Transformation Within Reach Of Customers (1)

Bringing Digital Transformation Within Reach Of Customers

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

igus Readychain: Productivity Accelerator For Machine And Plant Builders

igus Readychain: Productivity Accelerator For Machine And Plant Builders

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Building Trust in Your Manufacturing Ecosystem

Building Trust in Your Manufacturing Ecosystem

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

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

Three Ways To Foster Resilient Supply Chains

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

ASEAN Manufacturers Feel The Impact Of COVID-19

ASEAN Manufacturers Feel The Impact Of COVID-19

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

Case-Study

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

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

Leuze—Forerunner. Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow.

Leuze—Forerunner. Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow.

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

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

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

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

The Importance Of Colour To Improve Operator Efficiency

The Importance Of Colour To Improve Operator Efficiency

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

Smart City

How Smart City Technology Can Be Used To Measure Social Distancing

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

Reducing Emissions And Waste In The Manufacturing Process

Reducing Emissions And Waste In The Manufacturing Process

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

3 Ways To Reduce Insider Cyberattacks On Industrial Control Systems

3 Ways To Reduce Insider Cyberattacks On Industrial Control Systems

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

The Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

The Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Revolution: Best Practices For Singapore

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adapt To Customer Demand By Leveraging Your Digital Ecosystem

Adapt To Customer Demand By Leveraging Your Digital Ecosystem

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

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

Building Trust in Your Manufacturing Supply Chain

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

Erich Gerber, senior VP EMEA & APJ, TIBCO.

How Data Analytics Is Coming To The Environment’s Rescue

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

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

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

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

Circuit Breaker Selectivity For Power Availability

Circuit Breaker Selectivity For Power Availability

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

Manufacturing Operations Transformation

Manufacturing Operations Transformation

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

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

Six Key Steps To Smart Manufacturing Transformation

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

5 Technologies Bringing Healthcare Systems Into The Future

5 Technologies Bringing Healthcare Systems Into The Future

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Measuring Consistency From Laboratory To Process

Measuring Consistency From Laboratory To Process

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

Rise Of Industry 4.0 And Digitalisation In Industrial

Rise Of Industry 4.0 And Digitalisation In Industrial

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

How Pilz Is Unlocking The Future Of Robotics’ Design

How Pilz Is Unlocking The Future Of Robotics’ Design

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From A Grain Of Sand To A Smartphone

From A Grain Of Sand To A Smartphone

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

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

Why Manufacturers Need To Embrace True Digital Transformation

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

DKSH and HP Discuss Industrial Transformation Through 3D Printing

DKSH and HP Discuss Industrial Transformation Through 3D Printing

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

How B&R Is Transforming Factory Automation

How B&R Is Transforming Factory Automation

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

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

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

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

Five 2020 Predictions For Intelligent Automation In Asia

Five 2020 Predictions For Intelligent Automation In Asia

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

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

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

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

Three Best Practices For Implementing Rapid Global Rollouts Of Digital Transformation

Three Best Practices For Implementing Rapid Global Rollouts Of Digital Transformation

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

Effective Cybersecurity Solutions And The Cybersecurity Tech Accord

Effective Cybersecurity Solutions And The Cybersecurity Tech Accord

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

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

Schaeffler Sees Promise In Aerospace MRO Space

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

Is OT Security Ready For The Next Wave Of Cybercrime?

Is OT Security Ready For The Next Wave Of Cybercrime?

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

Get Your Enterprise Ready: 5G Is On The Horizon

Get Your Enterprise Ready: 5G Is On The Horizon

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

Three Key Ingredients For The Successful Digital Transformation Of Manufacturing

Three Key Ingredients For The Successful Digital Transformation Of Manufacturing

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

Keysight Expands Scienlab EV And EVSE Charging Test Portfolio

How AWS is fuelling an autonomous future

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

Industrial Plant Sustainability And Profitability In The New Digital Economy

Industrial Plant Sustainability And Profitability In The New Digital Economy

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

Cloud networking with people files dropping through mobile phone

How industrial IoT and consumer IoT can benefit from each other

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

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

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

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

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

How OnRobot’s growth is fueling regional competitiveness for SMEs

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

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

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

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

Discover A Community Of Experts Opening The Path To Digital Transformation

Discover A Community Of Experts Opening The Path To Digital Transformation

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

Sustainability Is Not A Dirty Word In Oil And Gas Anymore

Sustainability Is Not A Dirty Word In Oil And Gas Anymore

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

How To Regulate IoT Cybersecurity

How To Regulate IoT Cybersecurity

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

Industry Outlook 2020

Industry Outlook 2020

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

Acceleration: The Next Steps In Digitising The Industrial World

Acceleration: The Next Steps In Digitising The Industrial World

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

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

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

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

Interview With Mr Syed Suroor Anwar Of RS Components

Interview With Mr Syed Suroor Anwar Of RS Components

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

DAVID CHIA BECKHOFF AUTOMATION

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

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

New ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance Helps Reduce Threats Through Collaboration

New ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance Helps Reduce Threats Through Collaboration

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

JOSEPH TING

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

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

A Digital World In Water Innovation On Display

A Digital World In Water Innovation On Display

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

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

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

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

RICHARD HABERING IGUS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How To Avoid Information Overload In Your Process Control Room

How To Avoid Information Overload In Your Process Control Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Achieving Better Surface Finish With Linear Technology

Achieving Better Surface Finish With Linear Technology

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

The Four Common Traits Of Successful Cloud Migrations

The Four Common Traits Of Successful Cloud Migrations

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

The Need For Better ISC Cybersecurity

The Need For Better ICS Cybersecurity

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

Creating A More Secure Digital Ecosystem By Connecting The Dots

Creating A More Secure Digital Ecosystem By Connecting The Dots

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

The Importance Of Safeguarding An IIoT Network

The Importance Of Safeguarding An IIoT Network

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

Coating Processes With Increased Material And Energy Efficiency

Coating Processes With Increased Material And Energy Efficiency

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

Business Transformation In The New Digital Industrial Economy

Business Transformation In The New Digital Industrial Economy

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

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

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

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

Mitigating The Negative Effects Of Electrical Harmonics

Mitigating The Negative Effects Of Electrical Harmonics

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

The Industrial Edge Will Bring Flexibility And Optimisation To Manufacturers

The Industrial Edge Will Bring Flexibility And Optimisation To Manufacturers

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

Rise Of Smart Data In Manufacturing

Rise Of Smart Data In Manufacturing

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

Making Use of Big Data

Making Use of Big Data

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

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

Leveraging Power Monitoring To Drive Down Manufacturing Plant Costs

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

Drivers Of Supply Chain Innovation

Drivers Of Supply Chain Innovation

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

Control Panel Developers And Installers: Modernising Into A Smart Factory

Control Panel Developers And Installers: Modernising Into A Smart Factory

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

Moving From Automation To Collaboration

Moving From Automation To Collaboration

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

Cybersecurity: Smart At Home, Smart At Work

Cybersecurity: Smart At Home, Smart At Work

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

SME Go Automation Singapore 2019

SME Go Automation Singapore 2019

Get ready for the connected industry!

Beyond Automation: How Festo helps manufacturers enhance competitiveness image 2

Beyond Automation: How Festo Helps Manufacturers Enhance Competitiveness

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

The Right Way to Start Robotic Automation

The Right Way to Start Robotic Automation

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

Austmine 2019: The Reality of Augmented Reality

Austmine 2019: The Reality of Augmented Reality

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

Modernising Emergency Shutdown Systems 7 Steps To Approval

Modernising Emergency Shutdown Systems 7 Steps To Approval

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

Schneider Digitising Southeast Asia’s Process Automation

Schneider Digitising Southeast Asia’s Process Automation

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

Efficient, Process-Controlled Access Guarding Without Muting Sensors

WITRON Efficient, Process-Controlled Access Guarding Without Muting Sensors

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

Retrofitting Internet Of Things

Retrofitting Internet Of Things

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

How New Generation Motor Starters Are Driving Machine OEM Workplace Efficiencies

How New Generation Motor Starters Are Driving Machine OEM Workplace Efficiencies

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

it also includes converting that data into information

Are You Listening To What Your Devices Are Saying?

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

Precision Sensors For Real-Time Position Measurement

Precision Sensors For Real-Time Position Measurement

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

Five Reasons Why Manufacturing Executives

Five Reasons Why Manufacturing Executives Are Embracing Industrial Transformation Programs

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

Valve series VUVG and VUVS—Your Everyday Valves Image 2

Valve series VUVG and VUVS—Your Everyday Valves

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

EU AUTOMATION Big Data, or Just Data?

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.

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

Automation In APAC: Trends For 2019

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.

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

Industrial Edge Represents a ‘New Frontier’

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

Schneider Electric New Collaboration Opportunity Bringing Together Digital Innovators and Experts

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.

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

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

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

Trends In CNC Automation: Efficient, Connective, Simple

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.

ProtectingYourPLC

Protecting Your PLC

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

How Smart Technology Is Transforming The Industrial World

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.

Augmented Reality: Various Industries Have The Same Trend

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.

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

Tapping On The Application Of Industrial Internet Of Things

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

Machine Builders Should Integrate Industrial UPSs As Manufacturers Retool For Industrial IoT

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. While today’s out of the box technology solutions make it cheaper...

Mastering Your Digital Transformation

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.

Expanded OPC UA Over TSN Standards Open Doors To New Levels Of Industrial Productivity

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...

Building The Factory Of The Future

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.

How Technology Is Transforming Manufacturing

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. Therefore, delivered through our EcoStruxure architecture...

Innovation Is Both The Key And The Challenge To Efficiency Improvement

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

Switching To A 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

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

For Machine OEMs, Digitisation-Driven Unprecedented Productivity Now A Reality

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...

Harnessing The Power Of Collaboration To Advance The Digital Transformation Of Industry

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...

Proper Balancing Of Edge And Cloud Applications For Increasing Productivity

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…

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

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…

Simple To Use Monitor Circuit Breakers As A Result Of Innovation

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.

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

Sustainability In Southeast Asia

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

Industrial IoT: How Connected Things Are Changing Manufacturing

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.

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

Machine Builder Digitisation: A Turning Point For Competitive Advantage

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

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

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.

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

Why People Remain At The Heart Of The Factory Of The Future

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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Preventing Breakdowns on Electrical Distribution Infrastructure with Good Monitoring System

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.

Schneider Electric Digitisation of Electric Utilities Meralco’s Innovative Approach

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.

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

The Unsung Role Of IT Power Equipment In Digital Transformation

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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All In On Energy And Innovation

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.

Industrial Safety In Southeast Asia

Industrial Safety In Southeast Asia

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.

Industry Outlook 2019

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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Why is Power Connection Integrity Such a Hot Topic?

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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Coordinated Motor Starters: The Right Choice For Reduced Downtime And Increased Safety

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

How Manufacturing Can Harness Digital Innovation And Reap The Benefits Of Growth

How Manufacturing Can Harness Digital Innovation And Reap The Benefits Of Growth

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.

How Industrial Edge Applications Are Driving Much Needed Manufacturing Productivity Gains

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.

E-Mobility, Digitalisation, Key Opportunities For Schaeffler

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.

Augmented Reality Makes Reality Even Better for Plant Operators

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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Building More Efficient Machines With Variable Speed Drives

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.

The Future of Design and Collaboration

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.

Making Automation Possible for SMEs

Making Automation Possible for SMEs

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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Executing The 3 Key Steps For Improving Machine Builder Efficiency

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.

Powering Augmented Reality In Manufacturing With Edge Computing

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.

Disrupt Or Be Disrupted: Innovation For The Sake Of Customers

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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Current Sensors In Gas Emission Evaluation

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.

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

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.

Growth Of IoT Projects In Asia

Growth Of IoT Projects In Asia

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.

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

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.

Advancing The Oil And Gas Industry Through The Connected Infrastructure

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.

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

Does The Next Industrial Revolution Spell The End Of Manufacturing Jobs?

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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A TOTEX Approach In Water And Wastewater Infrastructure

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

Cobots – The Game-Changer Of Industrial Automation

Cobots – The Game-Changer Of Industrial Automation

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