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Three Tiers Of Power Analytics: Insights You Need To Ensure Resilience And Efficiency

In this article, we will look at where power analytic capabilities are used – from the device to the edge to the cloud – and examples of applications.


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Crawler Robot Defies The Rough North Sea

A ‘Robotic Crawler’ cleans, inspects and removes steel structures on the Danish gas platform, Tyra, with the help of high-performance polymers from igus.


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C3 System: Ahead Of The Game

The Singapore-developed  C3 system is a smart system that can sense, think and respond in order to optimise patient flow and care delivery, and acts as the ‘brain’ of the hospital


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4 Applications To Consider For Machine Vision

Machine vision is an integral part of today’s smart factory. And with advancements in AI and ML, it’s changing the way manufacturers work.


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SCADA vs IoT: the Role of SCADA Systems in Manufacturing’s Industry 4.0

What will be the role of these process control systems as we prepare ourselves to enter the next phase of manufacturing?


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A Case For IIoT’s Future In Supply Chain Management

How one construction materials hauling company used level measurement sensors and IIoT networks to better manage their operation while simultaneously securing their customers’ supply chain will be explored.


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Modular Approach To Power Electronics

A modular approach to building up fully scalable test bench power setups of various power topologies is proposed


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Mobile Configuration Of Field Devices In The Process Industry

Intelligent field devices in modern process industry plants can provide plant operators with well-founded findings on the plant status.


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The benefits of smart manufacturing are significant. Is your organisation ready for the investment and the reward?

The benefits of smart manufacturing are significant. Is your organisation ready for the investment and the reward?


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Yokogawa believes that the transition from industrial automation to industrial autonomy is already underway. The key to a successful evolution will be to proceed in a linear fashion, one step at a time.


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Motion plastics make igus delta robots cost-effective and low-maintenance. Article by igus.


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Speed And Precision Or Compact To Power Pack

In order to ensure smooth operation, high dynamics and precision are extremely important for the drive systems.


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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.


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Putting Automation In The Hands Of People With Cobots

Whether it is to help humans build automobiles on a production line or assemble intricate parts at a family-run business, collaborative robots represent a paradigm shift not only in automation but also in work dynamics.


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The Future of HMIs

Asia Pacific industry is increasingly interested in investing in HMIs. In fact, Mordor Intelligence, an industry market analyst, predicts that the Asia Pacific HMI market will be valued at US$1,529.39 million by 2023, at a CAGR of 12 percent.


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Controlling Robotic Arms

One of the most common robots in the manufacturing world is the robotic arm. The robotic arm is in most cases programmable and used to perform specific tasks, most commonly for manufacturing, fabrication, and industrial applications.


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How Robots And Humans Are Teaming Up To Take On The World

These two companies are on a mission to prove that workers are better off with intelligent automation – and Zebra is backing their efforts with new venture investments.


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Multi Pixel And Pulse Ranging Technology

MPT uses the triangulation of reflected light common with background suppression sensors to master complex object detection tasks in the near range.


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What A PLC Upgrade Can Do For You

Although some of the first programmable logic controllers (PLCs) installed in the early 1970s are still functioning as designed, many are increasingly vulnerable to failure.


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Five Ways That Motor Circuit Breakers Provide Optimal Protection For Motors

Electric motors drive everything from processes, to commercial heating, ventilating, cooling, and refrigeration. With business productivity so dependent on them, it’s important that they’re properly protected.


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Industry 4.0 applications require complex interlinking and allow intelligent data analyses for increased efficiency. This article explores a new generation of multi-channel condition monitoring system which has been fully integrated with these new requirements and options.


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Loss of hydrocarbon containment is a significant problem in refineries, not only for the potential environmental impact, but also due to the significant...

Loss of hydrocarbon containment is a significant problem in refineries, not only for the potential environmental impact, but also due to the significant…


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As digital plants continue to deploy large numbers of sensors to improve productivity and process operations, they are also taking advantage of digital...

As digital plants continue to deploy large numbers of sensors to improve productivity and process operations, they are also taking advantage of digital…


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Manufacturing Adds Up

The recent emergence of the term Additive Manufacturing (AM) bears witness to an ongoing transformation in the use of additive technologies, away from low volume 3D printing and towards series manufacturing. This article by Renishaw explores the drivers behind this trend to industrial AM, and the technical developments that will be critical success factors in this transition.


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The Peanut Butter Jelly Of Industry

Industrial Control System (ICS) operators recognise the need to improve cybersecurity, but many lack the understanding on how to operate a system in a secure manner. By Dan DesRuisseaux, Cybersecurity Offer Manager, Schneider Electric.


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Benefits Of Secure, Cloud-Connected Control Solution

Today, industrial plants can have all the benefits of SCADA without the typical information technology support challenges faced in conventional architecture. Innovative solutions provide secure connectivity to any SCADA system over the cloud. This makes it possible to do remote system engineering, plant data monitoring and troubleshooting from anywhere in the world – without physical presence near the system. Article contributed by Honeywell.


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According to accidents reported under RIDDOR in 2017, 9% of fatal injuries were found to be caused by contact with moving machinery. In the self-reported list of non-fatal injuries, moving machinery was found to have caused 7% of accidents. By Jonathan Wilkins, Marketing Director, EU Automation.


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Using a digital twin enables process optimisation, better control room operator and field operator learning for greater safety, reduced energy consumption, better plant and skid design, prediction of equipment failure, and root cause analysis. By Jonas Berge, Senior Director, Singapore, Emerson Automation Solutions.


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Exploring The World Of Virtual Commissioning

In 1895, pioneer of astronautic theory, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, developed the concept of the space elevator, a transportation system that would allow vehicles to travel along a cable from the Earth’s surface directly into space. While early incarnations have proven unsuccessful, scientists are still virtually testing new concepts. Here Robert Glass, Global Food And Beverage Communications Manager at ABB explores the concept of virtual commissioning and how system testing can benefit the food industry.


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Good design practices derived from industry standards dictate that control systems must keep process control functions separate and operationally independent from safety functions. By John Boville, Hybrid Industry Marketing Manager, Process Automation Innovation and Marketing, Schneider Electric.


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Entrade AG initially thought they would pursue a traditional role of building their state-of-the-art micro power generation plants. Then digitisation happened and changed everything. By Ali Haj Fraj, Senior VP Machine Solutions, Business Unit Industry, Schneider Electric.


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Networking Technologies for Motion Control Applications

Global competition is pressuring device or machine builders to deliver equipment that increases throughput while reducing operating costs and energy consumption. By: Rejwan Ali, Marketing Engineer, National Instruments.


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Rockwell Automation Gives Operators a Single View of Process and Electrical System Data

MILWAUKEE: Process and electrical operators have traditionally accessed their data through two separate systems, making timely and proactive decision-making difficult. A Rockwell Automation solution looks into this challenge. The IntelliCENTER Integration Unit integrates the intelligent electrical devices from the electrical distribution system into the process-automation control and software environment. Integrating both systems into a single control and software platform avoids the need for a separate eSCADA and gives process and electrical operators a single, unified view of their data.


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Automation has transformed safety, efficiency and reliability of manufacturing, but now it’s also being used to focus on the heart of any business – profitability. Article by Schneider Electric.


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SCHNEIDER - How 'Smart Manufacturing' Opens Doors to Improved Plant Productivity

Manufacturers across the globe are digitising their operations in ways that include improvements to design, engineering, operations and maintenance. By Peter Herweck, Executive VP Industry Business, Schneider Electric. Manufacturers across the globe are digitising their operations in ways that include improvements to design, engineering, operations and maintenance. These companies are investing in digitisation to achieve one common goal: increased productivity.  In our company as well as in many others, the search is on for connected tools that can help to produce the same output with less input or increase output with the same level of input. Of course, one aims for the best of both, do more with less.


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Prevent Mistakes With The Industrial Internet Of Things

With a new generation of employees entering the workforce, technologies such as HMI/SCADA and digital threads of information are allowing you to guide younger operators, address training issues, and reduce the negative impact of human errors. By Alvin Ng, GE Digital.


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RPA has many advantages, but its application to the manufacturing sector is one not covered enough. We explore several critical use cases of RPA for manufacturers.

RPA has many advantages, but its application to the manufacturing sector is one not covered enough. We explore several critical use cases of RPA for manufacturers. By Mark Johnston.


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Faulhaber stepper motors bring lens filters to the right position every time for razor-sharp images from the surface of Mars. By Thorsten Sienk, freelance specialist writer, Bodenwerder


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Maximising Reliability With Robots

The days when conventional construction teams went to work on the sewer system, digging up roads and crippling the traffic for weeks are a thing of the past. By Zsolt Pekker, MD, Klartext von Pekker


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To ensure a successful RPA deployment and minimise disruption, a number of factors need to be considered.

To ensure a successful RPA deployment and minimise disruption, a number of factors need to be considered. By Mark Johnston.


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I Want My IoT: Sensors For Nothing And Software For Free

I Want My IoT Sensors For Nothing And Software For Free While many predict that the sensors, networking, and software will become so cheap it is almost free, this article discusses why that rationale does not stack up. By Jonas Berge, Director, Applied Technology, Emerson Automation Solutions


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Laying The Foundation For Next-Gen Digital Workforce

With increasing advancements in digital technology and automation, the workforce is changing at an increasingly rapid pace. What will this digital transformation look like and how will it impact the workforce of today.


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CASE STUDY: Reducing Fire Risk Through Retrofitted Modules

Retrofitted modules reduce fire risk through leakage monitoring of existing installed electrical devices and wiring; safety is improved and long term maintenance costs reduced. Contributed by Mitsubishi Electric Asia


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How Digital Operations Management Improves Profitability In This Challenging O&G Environment

Digital Operations Management is about a journey of digital transformation, through elimination of wasted work, automation of work flows and “transformation”  on how work is performed and evolved. By Eddy Lek, Marketing Manager (Global Solution – Industry Solutions), Schneider Electric. 


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CASE STUDY: Safety Service Tools

Kirschenhofer Maschinenbau GmbH, the special machine manufacturer, guarantees safe tool changes for truck catalytic converters with Turck’s BL ident I/O system and TBEN-S I/O modules. By Ralf Moder, Sales Specialist, Turck


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Drilling And Bonding With Precision

Drilling 15,000 holes in less than 20 seconds with TwinCAT multi-core technology. By Stefan Ziegler, Marketing Communications, Beckhoff Automation


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Universal Robots EXCLUSIVE: Breaking Limits In Robotics

EXCLUSIVE: Breaking Limits In Robotics Jürgen von Hollen, president, Universal Robots gave his thoughts on the future of robotics, and his vision for the company he now helms, Universal Robots.


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Safety Case Compliance For Major Hazard Installations

This article will address functional safety and the link to the technical aspects of safety case submission under Singapore’s new Ministry of Manpower’s Major Hazards Installations Regulations. By Jamie Hudson, Principal Safety & Risk Engineer at HIMA Consulting


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With a new generation of employees entering the workforce, technologies such as HMI/SCADA and digital threads of information are allowing you to guide younger operators, address training issues, and reduce the negative impact of human errors. By Alvin Ng, GM, ASEAN, GE Digital


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Proper planning is critical to the success of any task. Production scheduling is crucial within process manufacturing for both customer satisfaction and operational efficiency. The crucial role of plant scheduling will be discussed further. By Roch Gauthier, senior director product management and Pramodkumar Lakhmapure, country manager (SEA), AspenTech


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Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (Industrial IoT) can help plants improve reliability, energy efficiency, productivity, and safety while reducing emissions and maintenance costs. By Jonas Berge, Director, Applied Technology, Plantweb Solutions, Emerson Automation Solutions (Singapore)


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Zippermast: Tape Measure Meets Zip

A motor from Faulhaber provides the unique design of the ‘Zippermast’ with reliable retraction and extension.


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The Evolution Of Robotic Applications And Its Impact On Businesses

Collaborative robots are designed from the start to work alongside human workers, instead of replacing them. This is important to secure future jobs and alleviate concerns that robots will ultimately replace human workers.


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Universal Robots Helps Betacom Light Up New Zealand

A New Zealand outdoor lighting manufacturer has invested in robotic technology to ensure it stays ahead of the competition.


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Designing A Smart Machine

Smart machine are here, and they are getting better and smarter every year.


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Conquering Complexity – Driving Efficiency

The importance of software innovation for design and production optimisation will be discussed. By Dr Filipe Soares-Pinto, senior VP Asia Pacific Sales, AspenTech.


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An Introduction To Plug-And-Play Motion Subsystems

Embedding mechanical motion subsystems into machines improves performance and reduces cost.


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Improving Accuracy With Servomotors And High Speed Network

Servomotors are important in improving accuracy across operations.


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Case Study: Simple Differential Equation

At the differential gear production plant of a Chinese auto parts supplier, Turck is showing how its IO-Link solution for signal connection is easy, fast and efficient.


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The Robotic Generation

Advances in robotics is revolutionising a multitude of industries. At the core of this is good design and as approach that should emphasis cooperation, not competition between man and machine.


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IoT In The Process Sector

The Internet of Things is a relatively new phase, but the implications are huge for many industries. More data from an exponential increase in sensors means a much increased optimised plant or process, reducing costs, whilst increasing safety and performance.


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Modernising The Industrial Ethernet Network With Increased Visibility

The factory of the future will be increasingly automated. Industry 4.0 will play an important part in this transition.


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Manufacturing And 2D Imaging

IAA interviewed Wayne Harper, senior technical director, Zebra Technologies Asia Pacific on on 2D imaging in the manufacturing and logistics sectors.


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Moving Towards The Future With Industrial Robots

As robotic technology continues to advance, robots are becoming closer physically to humans, working side-by-side.


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IO-Link Instead Of Fieldbus

Laempe Mössner Sinto uses IO-Link in a new core shooter machine and achieves shorter cycle times with Turck’s QR24-IOL IO-Link encoder.


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Intelligent Use Of Non-Productive Time

Robots can free up additional capacity for machine tools and increase productivity.


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Innovation Goes Hand In Hand

The British company Steeper has developed the bebionic myoelectric hand prosthesis, controlled by myoelectric signals generated from muscle contractions in the arm with the help of Faulhaber. By Zsolt Pekker, with content provided by Faulhaber


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