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Engineering: No Place For A Woman?


This year, in conjunction with International Women’s Day 2022 and World Engineering Day 2022, four female leaders within Hexagon Manufacturing share: How far have we come, and how much further do we have to go to #breakthebias and to #buildbackwiser for a better future.


Geo Connect Asia 2022 Seminar

Geo Connect Asia 2022: Set To Return With Twice The Size And Capacity


The second edition of Southeast Asia’s flagship geospatial and location intelligence event grows to host fast-developing industry solutions.


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Schaeffler Appoints Alfred Lee As President Industrial Asia Pacific To Lead The Industrial Division In Asia Pacific


Mr. Alfred Lee joins Schaeffler as President Industrial Asia Pacific, bringing close to 30 years of professional experience in the process and automation industry.


Schaeffler Continues To Expand The Availability Of OPTIME Solution In Asia Pacific

Schaeffler Continues To Expand The Availability Of OPTIME Solution In Asia Pacific


OPTIME from Schaeffler allows for comprehensive condition monitoring that is both easy and affordable.


Low Carbon Society For Kuala Lumpur: From Blueprint To Implementation

Low Carbon Society For Kuala Lumpur: From Blueprint To Implementation


A low carbon city is a society where people collaborate and put efforts into reducing the amount of carbon dioxide emissions, whether emitted from the hustle and bustle of daily life, or from commercial and industrial activities.


Medical Autoclaves: Reducing Risk In Batch Sterilisation

Medical Autoclaves: Reducing Risk In Batch Sterilisation


Medical autoclaves and steam sterilisers rely on accurate, precise and reliable temperature measurements to comply with process requirements.


How Digitalisation In Oil And Gas Is Creating Security Risks

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.


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

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.


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

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.


Solving The Manpower Crunch With Mobile Robotics

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.


La Trobe University Models Coronavirus Infected Lung In 3D

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.


The Clinically Integrated Supply Chain

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.


Leuze: Specialised Packaging Machines For Confectionery And Baked Goods

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


5 Ways Technology Is Changing The Food & Beverage Industry

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.


How Factories Are Tackling Traceability In Food Production

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.


Assessing Your Options For Rapid Healthcare Capacity Expansion

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.


Interview With Simon Sumner of Pepperl+Fuchs

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.


Committed To Region’s Drive Towards Industry 4.0

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).


Delta Electronics Discusses Industrial Transformation Strategies

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.


Refinery Of The Future

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.


Future Of Mobility: A Shift To Electric Cars

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.


Charging Solution Makes Taipei City Electric Vehicle-Friendly

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.


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

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?


Debunking the Top 4 Myths About Warehouse Maintenance & Upgrading

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.


Digital Nerve Centres Supporting the Supply Chain Ecosystem

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.


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


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.


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

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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Wake Up and Smell the Coffee – It’s Time to Modernise the Warehouse


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


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

Automation And Customisation Needed In The F&B Processing & Packaging Equipment Market


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.


Orthotic Devices Developed Using 3D Printing Technology

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.


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

What do your motors really do?


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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F&B Manufacturers Turn To Technology As Business Challenges Mount


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.


Remote Monitoring For The Industrial Supply Chain

Remote Monitoring For The Industrial Supply Chain


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


Four Ways Technology Is Helping F&B Producers Increase Efficiency And Profitability

Four Ways Technology Is Helping F&B Producers Increase Efficiency And Profitability


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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Bringing End-to-End Traceability to the F&B Industry Supply Chains


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.


Who’s Driving Your Future?

Who’s Driving Your Future?


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.


Digital Transformation of City Operations

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.


Defining Strategies For Water Sustainability

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.


Leapfrogging Barriers In Industrial Innovation

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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The Era Of Analytics In Oil And Gas: Changing Landscape


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.


Capitalise On The Horsepower Of Digital Transformation

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.


The Art of Composing A Self-Orchestrated Supply Chain

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.


Intelligent Wastewater Management Key To Responsible Business

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.


Digitising The Water Network

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.


Tapping Into The Service Economy

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.


Mixing And Filling In IIoT Mode

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.


Digital Disruption For Smarter Food Manufacturing In Asia

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.


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

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.


A Path To A Successful Digital Transformation In F&B Manufacturing

A Path To A Successful Digital Transformation In F&B Manufacturing


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.


Reducing Operating Costs Of Power Generators With Cloud-Based Remote Management

Reducing Operating Costs Of Power Generators With Cloud-Based Remote Management


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


A world without downtime

A World Without Downtime


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


4 Ways In Which IoT Is Changing The Fleet Management And Logistics Sector

4 Ways In Which IoT Is Changing The Fleet Management And Logistics Sector


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


Three Things Industry 4.0 Will Change About How You Work

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.


Climbing The Ranks In Automation

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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Automation And Globalisation


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


EU Automation Guiding The Industry

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


F&G System Upgrade Improves Safety At Petrochemical Plant

CASE STUDY: 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


Master Cost Competitiveness – Ride The Next Wave In Commodity Chemicals

Master Cost Competitiveness – Ride The Next Wave In Commodity Chemicals


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


Mechatronics Drive System Ensures Positioning Accuracy Of CT Machine

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