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Business Continuity In Times of Crisis

Register for IAA’s Business Continuity In Times of Crisis Webinar here!


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Composite 3D Printing: An Emerging Technology With A Bright Future

Composite 3D printing is a young technology, but one with huge, largely untapped, potential.


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Cars Will Soon Be Able To Sense And React To Your Emotions

Will cars be able to sense and react to your emotions?


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For many manufacturers, flexible, adaptable, and safe autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) are optimising workflows throughout manufacturing and warehouse environments.


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

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


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Leveraging a Standardised IIoT Ecosystem: Empowering Innovative Business Models

How FDT 3.0 Optimises Next Generation Automation Solutions


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Empowering Secure Remote Access Through Innovative Business Models

In the industrial automation field, the increased pace of innovation and global competition has made product differentiation more important than ever.


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How Today’s Technology Is Key To Industrial And Manufacturing Sector Business Continuity In A Post-COVID-19 World

The COVID-19 has highlighted the need for business continuity informed by technological trends. By Ravi Gopinath, Chief Cloud Officer, AVEVA 


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When A Pandemic Accelerates The Journey To Digital Twins

When hundreds of millions of workers were forced to quarantine themselves, the ability to work remotely became a basic requirement for business continuity.


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Stratus 10 edge computing

What’s pushing edge computing forward, and what’s in store for enterprises in the post-pandemic Cloud era?


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Leveraging AI For Inventory Management 4.0

Jonathan Wilkins, director of industrial parts supplier EU Automation, explains the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) for inventory management.


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The Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

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


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Exceed Expectations With The New MiR250

Mobile Industrial Robot has recently launched the newest addition to their product range of collaborative, mobile robots – the new MiR250.


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Line Confocal Imaging (LCI) is a unique optical technology for metrology requiring resolutions down to 50 nm.

LCI has developed a novel off-axis confocal design that offers a line scan capability with benefits over the traditional coaxial approach.


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Do Logistics In A Better Way With MiR Robots

Bring your internal logistics up to speed with MiR’s autonomous mobile robots that automate repetitive and injury-prone material transportation and work safely alongside your employees to boost productivity.


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Industrial IoT and consumer IoT can benefit each other, but actualising these benefits requires a deep understanding of the topics; something that can seem overwhelming due to the sheer amount of possibilities and technologies.

Industrial IoT and consumer IoT can benefit each other, but actualising these benefits requires a deep understanding of the topics


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The Future of AI and Four New Demands on ERP Systems

ERP systems need to lose their cumbersome heritage and open up to third-party applications, in order to help businesses benefit from technological innovations more quickly.


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New AURIX TC3xx Microcontroller Generation Delivers High-Performance For Automotive And Industrial A

Infineon’s TC3xx devices provide up to six independently operating 32-bit TriCore processor cores, as well as improved vehicle communications, data security, and functional safety.


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Collaborative robot systems work alongside humans for improved safety

Collaborative robot systems play an increasingly central role in improving the safety and efficiency of manufacturing processes, working seamlessly with their human counterparts.


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Embedded Motion Control

Embedded motion control is a major emerging trend that’s being driven by the interconnectedness of many different systems.


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Digitalisation – Path To A New World

In the age of digitalisation, the automation landscape of the classic pyramid is changing. This change is being accompanied by new products, cloud services and apps.


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The next chapter in additive technology is written by Figure 4 technology – a new manufacturing solution using non-contact membrane DLP, state-of-the-art plastic resins, and a light-based UV curing process


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Robotic Opportunities And Challenges For Cable Manufacturers

Today, manufacturing is hardly conceivable without industrial robots and their areas of use are increasing continuously. But due to the permanent three-dimensional movements in the automated factory, the cables that supply the robot are subjected to extreme levels of stress.


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Greater Data Visibility With Intelligent Sensors

Just as customers rely on their sellers to perceive and respond to the changing trends in automation, automation systems depend on sensors to detect and react to environmental changes to stay updated and ensure accuracy in their processes.


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Safe Guidance For Maximum Precision Machining

Energy chains from igus safely guide cables and hoses in Mikromat’s robotic machining systems.


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


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The Peanut Butter Jelly Of Industry

Can emerging technology and legacy equipment go well together?


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Embracing The Rise of IoT In Southeast Asia

Giuseppe Di Lieto, General Manager, Gefran Siei Asia, shares with us on Gefran’s recent products development and how embracing the internet of things brings the company forward in the region.


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PATLITE is a diversified, highly technology engineering and manufacturing company founded in 1947. The company is a leading provider of innovative LED...

PATLITE is a diversified, highly technology engineering and manufacturing company founded in 1947. The company is a leading provider of innovative LED…


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“Get Digital. Now!” was the Festo message at the Industrial Transformation ASIA PACIFIC (ITAP) 2018, where they presented the latest technologies, solutions and training programmes for the production world of tomorrow.


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Overcome 3 Key Challenges Of Moving To 400GE

100GE is widely deployed in data centres around the world today, but 400GE is needed to support the bandwidth and response times of 5G.


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Interview with James Quincey, Chief Executive Officer at The Coca-Cola Company

Coca-Cola announced its “World Without Waste” vision earlier this year, which focuses on the entire packaging lifecycle. We spoke with Coca-Cola’s CEO, James Quincey, about the company’s sustainability campaign and how it manages its global supply chain.


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ROCKWELL Strategies In Plant Floor Management

Industrial companies must be able to respond quickly to the everyday issues that can constrain production and drain revenue. Key to addressing this is understanding where efficiencies can be gained within a plant. By Du Xiao Han, Business Manager, Architecture & Software, Rockwell Automation, Southeast Asia.


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IIoT is connecting every stage of the manufacturing process and making plant floors infinitely more complex than before. By Tan Aik Jin, Manufacturing Solutions Lead, Zebra Technologies Asia Pacific.


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Igus Supports Robots For Logistics In Smart Factory At 2018 RoboCup German Open

They play football, master rescue operations and undertake the logistics in a smart factory: robots from 14 countries had competed against each other in April at the 2018 RoboCup German Open. The Carologistics team from Aachen became the German champion in the Logistics league – with support from igus.


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Artificial Intelligence: Changing The Supply Chain Game

Businesses today manage ever-complex supply chains, facing new challenges in both the planning and execution phases. Fast-changing markets are resulting in shorter product life cycles and consequently, the need for flexibility. Article contributed by BOGE Kompressoren Asia Pacific.


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Leading The Way: Smart Cities Are Improving Standards Of Urban Living

Escalating numbers of urban residents has increased the strain on public services, infrastructure and resources. One potential solution to this is smart technology. Jonathan Wilkins, MD at EU Automation, discusses developments in some of the world’s most advanced smart cities.


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Bringing Clarity To Edge Computing Through Leading Archetypes

Edge computing is growing fast, and network architectures must adapt to support this growth. By Martin T. Olsen, VP of Global Edge and Integrated Solutions, Vertiv.


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Since the first industrial revolution, humans have tried to reduce the time it takes to transport people and goods around the world. As the global population grows, we need transport that is energy efficient and innovative, as well as fast. By Darren Halford, Sales Director, EU Automation.


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The Best Investment For Industry 4.0

Through the following introduction, ICP DAS presents to you the most worthy investments for your factory to step forward into Industry 4.0.


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Automation Markets Across The Sea

Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director at obsolete industrial parts supplier, EU Automation explains the main differences between the manufacturing markets in the US and the Asia Pacific region. Did you know that it takes over twelve hours to fly from China to the US? With such a large distance between them, it is not surprising that the regions differ in many ways, from culture to industry. The fourth industrial revolution, Industry 4.0, that brings the Internet of Things (IoT) to industry, first began in Germany. Manufacturers worldwide aim to compete with companies by investing in the technology introduced during this period. According to the Global Competitiveness Index, manufacturing is an important industry in both the US and Asia.


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Doctor Robot Will See You Now

The healthcare industry, which is facing a severe human resource crunch, is getting a shot in the arm in the form of automation technology. Now, there are automated equipment and even robotic workers. Will robot scientists be next on the horizon? By Swaminathan Vangal-Ramamurthy, GM, Robotics Business Division, Omron Asia Pacific


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How Asian Manufacturers Plan To ‘Make It’ In Industry 4.0

Many countries are looking to technology to ensure that they stay ahead in the manufacturing race whether they are focusing on low-cost or high-value goods. By Jason Low, APAC Lead for Specialty Printing Group, Zebra Technologies Asia Pacific


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A View On Blockchain For Business — Transformational Blockbuster For 2018, Or ‘Slow Burn’?

Could the Blockchain be the transformational blockbuster of 2018? By Erik Johnsson, Chief Architect, Epicor Software. Most people associate blockchain with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. It is the technology that many are built on. However, blockchain is now being billed as a technology that will improve visibility, productivity and security for business. In fact, some have gone as far as to say that its system for record-keeping, transparency and verification could replace the role of trust in our society. So, what is blockchain and why is it important for business?


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Robots Versus Procrastination

Increased automation can do more than take over jobs, it also improves human productivity. By Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director at obsolete industrial parts supplier, EU Automation


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What Are The Three Industries Disrupted By Automation?

The term ‘disruptive innovation’ refers to a new technology that disrupts an established product, shaking up or creating a new industry. By Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director at industrial obsolete automation equipment supplier at EU Automation. There are examples of disruptive technology across every industry sector. In consumer technology, the personal computer and the smartphone have permanently changed the way we do things. Not only can new technologies create new markets, they can also have a huge impact on the industry. 


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Switching To A Smart Factory With AI, VR & AR

The fourth industrial revolution is well underway and as state-of-the-art technology drops in price, many more industries are benefiting from smart factories. By Nick Boughton, Sales Manager, Leading Systems Integrator, Boulting Technology As a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers survey found 72 percent of companies expect to achieve advanced levels of digitisation by 2020, the reach of these technologies is only set to increase in 2018.


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Robots At The Forefront Of Smarter Factories For 2018

The year ahead looks hardwired for greater innovation in the robotics industry. By Lieu Yew Fatt, MD, Omron Electronics Singapore


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When robots are used in harmony with humans as a tool to help mankind, the future holds greater potential in new economic and scientific breakthroughs. By Swaminathan Vangal-Ramamurthy, GM of Robotics Business Division, Omron Asia Pacific


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Choose The Best Encoder For Your Robot Design

Choosing the best encoder for your robot design is an important process that pays dividends through the chosen applications lifecycle. Here, advise will be given on this important process. Contributed by Renishaw


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Advanced manufacturing is driving the need for increased connectivity and ever more sophisticated data-gathering and analytics capabilities. By Terri Hiskey, vice president product marketing, manufacturing at Epicor Software


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Using Big Data Analytics For Equipment Preventive Maintenance

Many hi-tech companies have embarked on implementing Industry 4.0 manufacturing by deploying sensors around their costly machines and equipment to collect, transmit, aggregate and analyse operating data under an Internet of IoT architecture. Contributed by Advantech


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Getting Fit For Growth – A Three Step Strategy For Digital Transformation

Industry 4.0 trends now require new, more sophisticated levels of collaboration across geographies on everything from product roadmaps and engineering specifications to production line management and information about parts. By Terri Hiskey, VP, Product Marketing, Manufacturing at Epicor Software Corporation


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Few technologies are as transformational as IoT and AI. By Lee Hickin, IoT Business Lead, APAC Region at Amazon Web Services


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Benefits In Applying Different Fastener Coatings

With the ever increasing energy costs, as well as adverse weather conditions, sizeable savings can be made by simple minimising corrosion defects with the easy application of different coatings on fasteners. Contributed by Bossard Engineering Team


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Three Steps For Reducing Total Cost Of Ownership In Pumping Systems

This article explains how to reduce the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) with a limited investment can provide reductions in pumping systems TCO while maintaining sustainability objectives. By Lionel Gaudrel, strategic marketing manager,  and Arnaud Savreux, offer application expert manager, Industry Business, Schneider Electric


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Festo International Press Conference 2017

Industrial Automation Asia was one of the publications invited to attend Festo’s annual International Press Conference from July 4-5, 2017.


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CASE STUDY: Creating An Energy-Efficient, Automated Data Centre Monitoring System

Panduit SmartZone DCIM Solutions help CyrusOne improve cooling efficiency while increasing operational effectiveness and decreasing energy costs. Contributed by Panduit


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What Does Manufacturing 4.0 Mean For Asian Manufacturers?

Asian manufacturers should see the Internet of Things (IoT) Manufacturing 4.0 as an essential tool that will allow them to benefit from data-driven decision-making and enhanced productivity. By Wayne Harper, Senior Technical Director, Zebra Technologies Asia Pacific


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With rising competition from developing low-cost manufacturers in the Mekong region due to low labour and operating costs, established manufacturers in Southeast Asia (SEA) are facing strong competition. By Frank McLoughlin, VP – Business Solutions Group, Epicor International at Epicor Software


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Companies that do not strategically invest in AI will slowly lose market share to companies whose core businesses are built around AI.


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Standardisation The Last Hurdle To A Connected Future

Standardisation: The Last Hurdle To A Connected Future Richard Soley, Executive Director, Industrial Internet Consortium and Chairman and CEO of the Object Management Group (OMG) shared his insights on the adoption of the Internet of Things and the immediate challenges associated with the technology.


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The Rise Of Collaborative Technologies

Bazmi Husain, Chief Technology Officer of ABB Group, shares his views on the trends impacting his business and solutions necessary to leverage those trends.


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Embedded – National Instruments Control Design Guide

With the Internet of Things, smart machines are a necessity. Increasing demand for higher-productivity machines, higher throughput, shorter design times, and reduced operating cost, builders need to create flexible…


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The Digital Future of Manufacturing: Are Asian Manufacturers Ready?

Industry 4.0 is changing the manufacturing landscape across Asia. Prasad Satyavolu, Head of Innovation, Manufacturing & Logistics, Cognizant asked is Asian manufacturers are ready for this transition.


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The Royal Perth Hospital looks to Advantech to deliver superior care to its patients. By iHealthcare Team, Advantech Co. Ltd


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From A for aquavit to Z for Zinfandel wine—whenever something is bottled in the beverage industry, it needs to be labelled as well. Krones AG looked to igus GmbH for a lubrication solution for its labelling machines. By Lars Braun, industry manager, packaging industry, Igus Germany


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Mark Johnston, from Industrial Automation Asia (IAA), spoke with Dr Bo Zhou, founder and CEO of FuturMaster, on supply chain management, the company’s plans for 2017, its growth strategy and the global economic and technological developments impacting its business in the years ahead.


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Being informed about the correct decisions to be made regarding technology choice impacts a company’s bottom line. Contributed by Infineon Technology


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Automation technology ensures highly repeatable, top quality roasting results. By Rolf Stachelhelhaus, Manager, Beckhoff Automation


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Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most evocative and confusing terms in technology. In making sense of it, Talend’s Jason Bissell says AI is an everyday reality today but with plenty more to deliver in the future.


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The Future Of The Warehouse

The warehouse is being transformed through the adoption of technology. A recent study by Zebra looked at the company’s warehouse vision for APAC. Industrial Automation Asia (IAA) spoke with Stuart Scott, solutions marketing lead, Zebra Technologies Asia Pacific on this study and the future of the warehouse.


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Implementing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) makes factories smart and confers a host of operational benefits. Contributed by Industrial IoT Team, Advantech


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Addressing IIoT Challenges Through Protocol Conversion

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing many sectors and offers many varied opportunities. By Jeff Thornton, director of product management, Red Lion Controls


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Industry 4.0: The Evolution Continues

Industry 4.0 is revolutionising the manufacturing sector for lower costs and increased efficiency and productivity. By Stefan Hensel, B&R


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The Cost Of Safety

This article will talk about what action can be taken to ensure the safety of operators and machines during the planning process.


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Best practices are presented for integrating mobile, wireless and data capture technologies into warehouse management.


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Nourishing Industrial Productivity With Robotic Automation

Robotic technology is increasingly being employed by companies to improve efficiency and productivity.


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Adapting Quickly To Economic Changes

Innovations in Advanced Process Control (APC) help companies optimise the production process, eliminate waste, reduce the overall energy cost in the manufacturing process and improve asset efficiency, product quality and yield.


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Ten Applications Where You Need a Digital Panel Meter

The benefits of using a digital panel meter display device will be discussed, with ten application examples given to illustrate the range of possible uses.


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Storage Terminal Solves Expensive Metering Problem

Non-intrusive ultrasonic flow meter provides solution to expensive metering problem. Contributed by Oliver Foth, head of marketing, Flexim.


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Physical Infrastructure For A Resilient Converged Plantwide Ethernet Architecture

Physical infrastructure deployment for Converged Plantwide Ethernet (CPwE) using best practices and a building block approach will be discussed.


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Will robots replace humans? This is a question often asked, but many companies are focusing more on collaboration instead.


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Automation Of Thai Manufacturing Offers A Bright Future

As factories are becoming increasingly automated, robotic solutions are finding usage across the full spectrum of applications.


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The Connected Enterprise Demands Smart Equipment

Meeting end users’ expectations with the right mix of processes, technology and people.


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Finding Direction In The Era Of Connected Things

IAA interviewed Robert Yu, director of marketing (Asia), Exosite, on the company’s plan for Asia and the future of IoT.


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The Transformative Power Of Analytics & IoT

IAA interviewed Andrew Zeon, analytics & IoT Solutions director, Software AG (Asia Pacific & Japan) on his company’s use of IoT.


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Improving Enterprise Through Analytics And IoT

IAA interviewed Vasily Malanin, IoT and Advanced Analytics Lead (Asia Pacific) at Microsoft, on the potential of IoT for startups, what is holding greater adoption back, and what is the perception of IoT in the Asia Pacific region.


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Transforming Fleet Management With IoT

IAA interviewed Evgeni Makarov, COO, BaseRide Technologies on the company’s direction and the importance of key partnerships for IoT development.


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Pepperl+Fuchs: Leading The Change In IIoT

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT, Industrie 4.0) has been identified as a key capability in Singapore’s Advanced Manufacturing thrust and the Singapore is looking towards Pepperl+Fuchs as a leader in this direction.


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Market Outlook 2017

The economic climate is uncertain but there are a varied array of opportunities ahead for businesses in the industrial automation space to leverage and take advantage of. Six companies gave their view on their 2016 performance and where they see the opportunities going into 2017.


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