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OSX Presents Paper On Autonomous Robots

OSX Presents Paper On Autonomous Robots


Developed a path planning method that enables multiple autonomous mobile robots to move efficiently


APUS: Uncompromisingly Zero (Emissions)

APUS: Uncompromisingly Zero (Emissions)


Zero-emission means for APUS not only that pure water-vapor is the sole emission of the hydrogen fueled power train, but also that considerably noise reduction is achievable. To reach this ambitious goal, APUS has partnered with industry leaders like PowerCell (Hydrogen Fuel Cell), Fraunhofer (High-Voltage applications), COTESA (hydrogen storage solutions) HEGGEMANN (hydrogen supply and safety systems) and Rolls-Royce (aircraft propulsion). The APUS i-2 is a four-seater aircraft accommodating one pilot …

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Next-Generation Silent Drone


Undefined Technologies has revealed the new design of its ion drone   Undefined Technologies, a Florida-based tech startup, has unveiled the new aesthetic design of its silent eVTOL drone powered by ion propulsion. The concept vehicle named “Silent Ventus” uses proprietary technology to fully use the ion cloud surrounding the craft to generate high levels …

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CubicFarm Systems Use 54% to 62% Less Energy Than Typical Vertical Farms

CubicFarm Systems Use 54% to 62% Less Energy Than Typical Vertical Farms


While electricity is the number one input cost in vertical farming, CubicFarms’ Crop Motion Technology delivers more than 2x greater energy efficiency with a single layer of lighting CubicFarm Systems Corp, a leading local chain agricultural technology company, today announced new data that demonstrates 54% to 62% less energy is used in a CubicFarm System module compared to …

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TOPTICA Renews Its Brand Presence

TOPTICA Renews Its Brand Presence


New logo and brand design support the continued growth path Dr. Wilhelm Kaenders (left) and Dr. Thomas Renner (right) present new TOPTICA logo and brand design at LASER World of Photonics 2022 in Munich.   TOPTICA presents itself stronger than ever with a fresh new look. The brand design was launched for the first time …

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Arvato Systems Is TÜV SÜD Certified To ISO/IEC 22237

Arvato Systems Is TÜV SÜD Certified To ISO/IEC 22237


Global standard for data centers: New ISO certificate maps complete infrastructure Top team at the Arvato Systems data center: Klaus Ruhmöller, Jürgen Matzat, Markus Schwarz, Robin Röseler (from left to right).   Arvato Systems is the first data center operator in Germany to be certified by TÜV SÜD according to the new ISO/IEC 22237 standard. …

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Micron Increases Performance And Battery Life In 5G Smartphones With uMCP Product

Enterprises See 5G Applications More Beneficial


The third edition of the EY Reimagining Industry Futures Study reveals that enterprises are looking to 5G to help alleviate immediate business pressures brought by the COVID-19 pandemic and related global events.


Asia-Pacific’s 5G Digital Factory Revenue Primed For US$60 Billion Post-COVID-19 Recovery In 2030

Bringing AWS Closer To Users In Asia Pacific, Japan


The world is digitally transforming at a pace that is accelerating every day. Across Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ), organisations are turning to digital technology to increase efficiencies and transform customer experiences.


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Scientists Develop Portable Generator For Small Safety Devices


The compact, lightweight device generates electricity when shaken and can power 100 LEDs.


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Exploring The Most Used Low Code Modules For Edge Analytics


A survey by Yokogawa found that more than half of decision-makers from global process industries are increasing their investments in industrial autonomy.


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Schaeffler Group Strengthens Robotics Portfolio With New Acquisition


The newest generation of planetary gearboxes by Melior Motion GmbH is ideally suited to high-precision industrial robots with medium to high payload capacity for applications such as welding, mounting, and applying adhesives and paints.


Swapping on Credit Card Device

Q&A With Linxens’ CEO Cuong H. Duong On The Latest Innovations In The World Of Bank Cards


As a global leader in the design and manufacture of microconnectors for the banking industry, Linxens’ products and services enable card manufacturers to easily integrate the latest innovations such as the dynamic three-digit security code or biometrics.


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Insights On The Future Of Hyperautomation


Despite encouraging efforts driven by the governments to create thriving digital ecosystems, most enterprises in Southeast Asia continue to be stuck in the first stage of RPA, which is desktop task automation, said Cyclone Robotics.


HKU researchers holding anti-covid-19 stainless steel

Researchers from HKU Develop World’s First Anti-COVID-19 Stainless Steel


The team at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) has been liaising with industrial partners to generate prototypes of public stainless steel products such as lift buttons, doorknobs, and handrails for further tests and trials.


Schneider Electric To Launch EcoStruxure Automation Expert In Singapore

Schneider Electric To Launch EcoStruxure Automation Expert In Singapore


EcoStruxure Automation Expert, the world’s first software-centric industrial automation system, enables hardware-agnostic automation system design to mix and match hardware from different vendors and automate them with a single software platform.


OMRON Launches World's Fastest CT X-ray Inspection with New VT-X750-V3 AXI System

OMRON Launches World’s Fastest CT X-ray Inspection with New VT-X750-V3 AXI System


The VT-X750-V3 delivers advanced, true 3D inspection of electronic substrates to meet the growing needs of fifth-generation mobile communication systems (5G), electric vehicles (EVs), and autonomous driving application products.


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Large Spaces Are Its Kingdom


Singapore-headquartered smart robotics company LionsBot introduces autonomous warehouse cleaning robot Rex that can clean a football field in one hour – without human oversight.


Improve Factory Productivity With NEC's New Video Analysis Technology

Improve Factory Productivity With NEC’s New Video Analysis Technology


A new video analysis technology, “Value-added Time Measurement Solution,” from NEC Corporation promotes quality control and locates production bottlenecks.


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HUAWEI CLOUD: Everything as a Service


HUAWEI CONNECT 2021 opens with Eric Xu, Huawei rotating chairman, delivering a keynote speech Innovating Nonstop for Faster Digitalisation that included the launch of HUAWEI CLOUD UCS.


Changhong CHiQ To Enter Indonesian Market With Release Of Signature Smart TV Series

Changhong CHiQ To Enter Indonesian Market With Release Of Signature Smart TV Series


The smart home appliances brand CHiQ will enter the Indonesian market with the goal of making available to the country’s shoppers products that raise the bar both in the terms of ease-of-use as well as intelligence.


Fuel Cell-Powered Drones

Safer, Fuel Cell-Powered Drones?


The alliance establishes Iris Automation as exclusive detect and avoid technology provider.


Soft Robotics Launches SoftAI To Accelerate Adoption Of Robotics In Food Processing

Soft Robotics Launches SoftAI To Accelerate Adoption Of Robotics In Food Processing


The SoftAI system will address the most pressing challenge for the food industry, i.e. the inability to meaningfully automate operations.


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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.


Piaggio Fast Forward Granted New U.S. Patent

Piaggio Fast Forward Granted New U.S. Patent


The company combines in-depth knowledge of the outdoor and indoor built environment with a unique library of behaviors designed through millimeter accurate observation of how people move with one another through the world, from sidewalk etiquette to entering and exiting buildings with one another and beyond.


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LG Chem Unveils New Cover Window Technology That Can Fold Both Ways


LG Chem develops a foldable cover window technology for foldable IT devices that is as hard as glass but folding areas are as flexible as plastic.


Robotics Integration To Transform Southeast Asia Into World’s Factory

Robotics Integration To Transform Southeast Asia Into World’s Factory


James McKew, Regional Director of APAC, Universal Robots, highlights how Southeast Asia can possibly become the next manufacturing powerhouse.


Achieving Cobot Safety In Future Automation

Achieving Cobot Safety In Future Automation


Robot manufacturers and system integrators need to ensure the robots and cobots built for human-robot collaboration are safe to use.


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.


Business Continuity In Times of Crisis

REGISTER: Business Continuity In Times of Crisis


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


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

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


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


Automate Material Transport Workflows Throughout Manufacturing And Warehouse Environments

Automate Material Transport Workflows Throughout Manufacturing And Warehouse Environments


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


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


Empowering Secure Remote Access Through Innovative Business Models

FDT Technology: 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.


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

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 


When A Pandemic Accelerates The Journey To Digital Twins

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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Key Trends In Edge Computing


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


Leveraging AI For Inventory Management 4.0

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.


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.


Exceed Expectations With The New MiR250

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.


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

Measuring The Impossible With 3D Line Confocal Sensors


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


Do Logistics In A Better Way With MiR Robots

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.


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.

How IIoT 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


The Future of AI and Four New Demands on ERP Systems

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.


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

Infineon AURIX TC3xx Microcontroller Generation Delivers High-Performance For Automotive And Industrial Applications


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.


Collaborative robot systems work alongside humans for improved safety

Safety In Collaborative Robot Systems


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


Embedded Motion Control

Embedded Motion Control


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


Digitalisation – Path To A New World

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.


A New Equation To Prototyping With Additive

A New Equation To Prototyping With Additive


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


Robotic Opportunities And Challenges For Cable Manufacturers

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.


Greater Data Visibility With Intelligent Sensors

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.


Ultimate Guide to Automation

Ultimate Guide to Automation


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


The Peanut Butter Jelly Of Industry

The Peanut Butter And Jelly Of Industry


Can emerging technology and legacy equipment go well together?


Embracing The Rise of IoT In Southeast Asia

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.


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

IoT Solution In A Smart Factory


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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Festo Gets Digital At ITAP


“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.


Overcome 3 Key Challenges Of Moving To 400GE

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.


ROCKWELL Strategies In Plant Floor Management

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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How The IIoT Is Transforming Plant Floor Management


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.


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

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.


Artificial Intelligence: Changing The Supply Chain Game

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.


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

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.


Bringing Clarity To Edge Computing Through Leading Archetypes

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.


Transport’s Moving Forward

Transport’s Moving Forward


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.


The Best Investment For Industry 4.0

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.


Automation Markets Across The Sea

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.


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

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


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

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?


Robots Versus Procrastination

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


What Are The Three Industries Disrupted By Automation?

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. 


Switching To A Smart Factory With AI, VR & AR

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.


Robots At The Forefront Of Smarter Factories For 2018

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


Omron: Human and robots working together

Humans And Robots: Working Together


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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Coming To A Factory Near You…Google Glass Is Back


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


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

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


A Future-Ready Singapore Requires IoT Combined With AI

A Future-Ready Singapore Requires IoT Combined With AI


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


Benefits In Applying Different Fastener Coatings

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


Three Steps For Reducing Total Cost Of Ownership In Pumping Systems

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


Festo International Press Conference 2017

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.


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

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


What Does Manufacturing 4.0 Mean For Asian Manufacturers?

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


How Agile Technology Could Be The Key To Manufacturing Prosperity

How Agile Technology Could Be The Key To Manufacturing Prosperity


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


Four Trends In Artificial Intelligence That Affect Enterprises

Four Trends In Artificial Intelligence That Affect Enterprises


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


Standardisation The Last Hurdle To A Connected Future

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.


Embedded – National Instruments Control Design Guide

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…


The Digital Future of Manufacturing: Are Asian Manufacturers Ready?

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.


CASE STUDY: Royal Perth Hospital Delivers Superior Care With Automation Solution

CASE STUDY: Royal Perth Hospital Delivers Superior Care With Automation Solution


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


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Case-Study: Making Labelling Machines Run Smoothly


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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Optimising The Supply Chain For Global Uncertainty


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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CASE STUDY: All-In-One Control Platform Optimises Coffee Production


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


The Reality Of The AI Revolution

The Reality Of The AI Revolution


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.


The Future Of The Warehouse

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.


Smart Manufacturing With Industrial IoT

Smart Manufacturing With Industrial IoT


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


Addressing IIoT Challenges Through Protocol Conversion

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


Industry 4.0: The Evolution Continues

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


The Cost Of Safety

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.


Six step to flawless fulfilment

Six Steps To Flawless Fulfilment


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


Nourishing Industrial Productivity With Robotic Automation

Nourishing Industrial Productivity With Robotic Automation


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


Adapting Quickly To Economic Changes

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.


Ten Applications Where You Need a Digital Panel Meter

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.


Storage Terminal Solves Expensive Metering Problem

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.


Physical Infrastructure For A Resilient Converged Plantwide Ethernet Architecture

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.


Safety Solutions For Intelligent Human-Robot Collaboration

Safety Solutions For Intelligent Human-Robot Collaboration


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


Automation Of Thai Manufacturing Offers A Bright Future

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.


The Connected Enterprise Demands Smart Equipment

The Connected Enterprise Demands Smart Equipment


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


Finding Direction In The Era Of Connected Things

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.


The Transformative Power Of Analytics & IoT

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.


Improving Enterprise Through Analytics And IoT

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.


Transforming Fleet Management With IoT

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.


Pepperl+Fuchs: Leading The Change In IIoT

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.


Market Outlook 2017

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.