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How Digitalisation In Oil And Gas Is Creating Security Risks

Sustained low oil prices are driving adoption of digitalisation across the oil and gas industry, ramping up the stakes for cybersecurity.


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Pipeline Management 4.0: A New Paradigm For Pipeline Safety And Profitability

A new paradigm in pipeline management – Pipeline Management 4.0 – is introduced, which integrates leak detection and safety systems to fully address challenges.


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Harnessing The Power Of Digitalisation To Thrive In The ‘New Normal’ Of Low Oil Prices

The scope of what is required in deploying a digitalisation strategy across oil, gas or chemical (OGC) companies is immense and technological solutions are evolving at a fast pace.


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Solving The Manpower Crunch With Mobile Robotics

Chor-Chen Ang, CEO of Sesto Robotics spoke with IAA on the current COVID-19 crisis and the timing of their new Autonomous Mobile Disinfectant Robot.


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La Trobe University Models Coronavirus Infected Lung In 3D

Mixed Reality headset HoloLens 2 underpins clinical education breakthrough at La Trobe University. Contributed by Microsoft.


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The Clinically Integrated Supply Chain

This article explains the drivers and essential steps hospitals can take to enable a clinically integrated, patient-centered supply chain.


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Leuze: Specialised Packaging Machines For Confectionery And Baked Goods

Sensors must continuously and reliably detect a wide range of products and films on the conveyor belts of primary and secondary packaging machines for confectionery and baked goods


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5 Ways Technology Is Changing The Food & Beverage Industry

Five technology developments will be looked at that improve the bottom-line as well as upping efforts in quality control and traceability in the supply chain for manufacturers.


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How Factories Are Tackling Traceability In Food Production

Traceability remains a major concern in the food production industry and thus the MES is being introduced into factories to track and record the production process.


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Assessing Your Options For Rapid Healthcare Capacity Expansion

Hospitals around the U.S. are facing the challenge of adding capacity faster than ever before. What once may have taken months or years of planning is now happening in weeks, even days.


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Interview With Simon Sumner of Pepperl+Fuchs

At the recently concluded ITAP 2019, we caught up with Mr Simon Sumner, Regional Sales Manager for SEA, Factory Automation Division at Pepperl+Fuchs.


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Committed To Region’s Drive Towards Industry 4.0

Industrial Automation Asia managed to catch up with SMC Corporation (Singapore) Managing Director, Mr David Wong, recently during the Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific (ITAP).


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Delta Electronics Discusses Industrial Transformation Strategies

Jackie Chang of Delta Electronics speaks about the trends shaping the industrial automation industry, and strategies to adopt as manufacturers move toward smarter manufacturing.


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Refinery Of The Future

With an all-in mentality, digitalisation has accelerated across the process and capital-intensive industry. Article by Ron Beck, Director of Marketing Strategy, Aspen Technology, Inc.


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Future Of Mobility: A Shift To Electric Cars

Electrification is one of the four disruptive technology-driven trends in the automotive sector, the others being autonomous driving, connectivity and diverse mobility.


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Charging Solution Makes Taipei City Electric Vehicle-Friendly

The rise of environmental awareness is spurring authorities concerned to offer subsidies and tax breaks that encourage more people to use EVs as zero-emission transportation.


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How To Protect Against Biggest Hazards In Oil & Gas Industry?

Every business across the globe confronts risks, some of which may be colossal or deadly. What’s the situation in the oil and gas industry?


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Debunking the Top 4 Myths About Warehouse Maintenance & Upgrading

Many companies still hold the misconception that regular maintenance of warehouse equipment is irrelevant, costly and a waste of resources.


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Digital Nerve Centres Supporting the Supply Chain Ecosystem

Digital Nerve Centres Supporting the Supply Chain Ecosystem According to PwC, 16 of the top 20 bilateral trade routes worldwide by 2030 will include APAC markets – representing US$ 4.7 trillion in trade value by 2030.


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Hazards In Oil And Gas The Biggest Risks And How To Protect Against Them

Hazards In Oil And Gas: The Biggest Risks And How To Protect Against Them For the seventh time, Allianz Global Corporate & Speciality (AGCS) published its Allianz Risk Barometer.


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How Oil And Gas Leaders Are Managing The Shift To Business 4.0

Many companies in the oil and gas (O&G) sector have deployed computer technologies and automation to increase efficiency.


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Warehouse workers are valuable team members and deserve a quality work environment.


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Food equipment manufacturers will have to embrace new ways of working by investing in new capabilities such as advanced data and analytics, robotics...

Food equipment manufacturers will have to embrace new ways of working by investing in new capabilities such as advanced data and analytics, robotics and automation.


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Orthotic Devices Developed Using 3D Printing Technology

Traditional techniques for creating an orthotic start with making a mold. Typically, this involved wrapping the subject’s foot in a plaster of paris cast.


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Industry as a whole is utilising technologies and solutions enabled through the industrial internet of things (IIoT). Gartner predicts that 25 billion...

Industry as a whole is utilising technologies and solutions enabled through the industrial internet of things (IIoT). Gartner predicts that 25 billion…


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Hygiene and food safety are serious business for companies in the food and beverage (F&B) industry and they are often faced with tremendous pressure.


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Globalisation has created sprawling supply chains, often encompassing multiple production sites and several countries.


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So how can the sector face these pressures and protect brand reputation, employee safety and profitability? The answer lies in digital transformation.


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F&B industry supply chain efficiency is critical to both corporate profits and to the well-being of the customers who consume the manufactured processed foods.  By Michael Jamieson, Segment President for the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry, Schneider Electric.


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Connected and autonomous vehicles will have a disruptive influence on the mobility solutions within our cities. They will most likely be electric vehicles, and this itself poses a challenge around establishing the most appropriate charging infrastructure. Article contributed by Arcadis.


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Digital Transformation of City Operations

It is said that 21st century is the century of cities. Governments across the globe have realised that for the nations and states to grow economically, cities need to grow economically. This paradigm shift views Cities as the ‘engines of economic growth’. By Sayaji Shinde, Business Head – Smart Cities and Infrastructure, Asia Pacific, AVEVA Group Plc.


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Defining Strategies For Water Sustainability

IAA spoke with Shanmugavel Subramaniam, Schneider Electric’s Water Segment Leader for East Asia & Japan, on what defines their vision, strategy and ambition in the water & waste water segment in the region.


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Leapfrogging Barriers In Industrial Innovation

Industry 4.0, which has democratised manufacturers’ access to advanced technologies, is paving the way for the rise of smart factories underpinned by real-time cyber-physical systems that monitor processes and communicate with internal stakeholders across the value chain. By Anneliese Schulz, VP, Asia, Software AG.


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Despite all the attention paid to alternative energy, oil is still the key driver of the world’s economy. It is worrying, therefore, that the outlook for the global oil and gas industry in 2018 continues to be uncertain. By Erich Gerber, General Manager, Asia Pacific and Japan at TIBCO.


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Capitalise On The Horsepower Of Digital Transformation

To be successful in digital transformation, companies need a clear roadmap that aligns with business objectives and pegged to measurable outcomes. By Dr. Filipe Soares-Pinto, SVP of Sales and Operations, Asia Pacific and Ron Beck, Energy Industry Marketing Director, AspenTech.


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The Art of Composing A Self-Orchestrated Supply Chain

The supply chain is becoming more complex as consumer demands evolve around the rise of ecommerce. Retailers and businesses tend to have a knee-jerk reaction towards this and have been startled into shifting gears fast in an attempt to adapt their operations. By Ashish Pujari, GM and VP, IoT and Digital Supply Chain, SAP Asia Pacific & Japan.


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Intelligent Wastewater Management Key To Responsible Business

Smart factories offer efficiencies across the production process. However such intelligence is still slow to fully integrate into the wastewater management process. By Eric Lai, Asia Pacific Regional Business Director of Industry, Grundfos.


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Digitising The Water Network

The need for real-time information can make or break the performance of water supply management of a plant. By Jayati Shukla, Offer Manager (Water & Wastewater), AVEVA Asia Pacific.


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Tapping Into The Service Economy

IAA interviewed Stefan Ferber, CEO, Bosch Software Innovations on his company’s involvement with Blockchain Technology and how it is impacting the industry.


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Mixing And Filling In IIoT Mode

With an IoT gateway, automation suppliers are paving the way for a secure cloud solution which will enable machine and system builders as well as end customers to significantly improve their overall equipment effectiveness, Dr Michael Hoffmeister, management expert, Festo.


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Digital Disruption For Smarter Food Manufacturing In Asia

Eric Lai, regional business director of industry at Grundfos Asia Pacific, posits that a new wave of heightened consumerism today has great implications for the food manufacturing industry — a paradigm shift is needed. Fast-growing economies, increasing spending power and greater awareness of health and nutrition are driving up domestic consumption. This is expected to continue, with the size of the global middle class forecasted to reach 4.9 billion by 2030. The bulk of this growth will come from Asia, representing 66 percent of the global middle-class population in 2030.


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The Promise Of The Edge And IIoT In Asia’s Manufacturing Industry

To remain competitive in today’s always-on world, organisations require near-instant access to data and resources. That is where the edge comes into play: the place where computing occurs, in between the data centre and the cloud. By Michael Ti, Head of Industrial Automation, Stratus Technologies. In Singapore and Asia, edge computing poses a great opportunity to enable improved real-time decision-making – especially in Asia’s booming manufacturing sector. In a rapidly growing industry, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is lighting the way for a highly automated future.


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When food and beverage companies look to begin their digital transformation in manufacturing operations, often the first question is, ‘where do I start?’ By Keith Chambers, Director of Operations & Execution Systems, Aveva.


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How remote management can be used to cut costs and improve maintenance. By Henrik Arleving, IIOT Innovation Architect, HMS Industrial Networks


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How close are we to a downtime free age? By Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director, EU Automation


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Four ways have been identified for transport, logistics and fleet management companies to make the most of technologies such as IoT to revolutionise their business and make it fit for a digital future. By Tim Sherwood, VP, Mobility & IoT Solutions, Tata Communications


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Three Things Industry 4.0 Will Change About How You Work

Industry 4.0 is revolutionary and will involve a significant shift in how people work. Listed are three specific mindset changes that will need to take place as Industry 4.0 changes the nature of work over the coming years.


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Climbing The Ranks In Automation

Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director at obsolete industrial parts supplier, EU Automation, explores the role of countries emerging as leaders in manufacturing.


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Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director at obsolete industrial parts supplier EU Automation, discusses how technology has changed how businesses operate internationally.


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Merging Real & Virtual Worlds In The Automotive Industry

In recent years, automobile manufacturers, large or small, have begun to realise the benefits of digital technologies, and how to leverage them. By Bisheng Liu, VP, digital factory services, Siemens


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Industry 4.0 – Opportunities For Small And Medium-Sized Enterprises

Industry 4.0 is changing the manufacturing landscape and providing more opportunities for SMEs. Contributed by Faro ‘Industry 4.0’, ‘cyber-physical systems’ or the ‘Internet of Things’: the paradigm shift in the production economy is cheerfully progressing under various names. What they all refer to is the digitalisation and networking of production processes and environments.


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EU Automation Guiding The Industry

Automated guided vehicles are mobile robots that follow markers or signals during navigation. Since the 1950s, the market has rapidly increased and AGVs are used across numerous industry sectors. By Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director, EU Automation


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F&G System Upgrade Improves Safety At Petrochemical Plant

Petrochemical Corporation of Singapore invests in plant and personnel safety with installation of an upgraded fire and gas system. By Fire and Gas Solutions, Honeywell Process Solutions


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To help producers master manufacturing cost competitiveness, we have encapsulated the necessary steps in the following five-prong strategy. By Eric Kaufman, Industry Marketing Director and Pramodkumar Lakhmapure, Area Sales Manager, Southeast Asia, AspenTech


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Mechatronics Drive System Ensures Positioning Accuracy Of CT Machine

Schaeffler and Siemens Healthcare work together to develop a drive system that enables Computer Tomography (CT) machines to be moved from one hospital treatment room to another. Contributed by Schaeffler


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Top 5 Industry 4.0 Trends In Manufacturing

There are new possibilities offered by big data, 3D printing, machine learning and augmented reality in the manufacturing industry. Leveraging on these into a new way of doing business is a key factor in Industry 4.0 to gain a competitive edge, and for companies to be more profitable and scalable. By Farah Nazurah Binte Mohamed Sidek


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Mechatronics Drive System Ensures Positioning Accuracy Of CT Machine

Schaeffler and Siemens Healthcare work together to develop a drive system that enables Computer Tomography (CT) machines to be moved from one hospital treatment room to another. Contributed by Schaeffler


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