SMS digital and Voith cooperate to push IIoT platform development

Voith and SMS digital, the digital subsidiary of SMS group, announce plans to bundle competencies in platform development. The aim of the cooperation is to offer platform services for their industrial Internet of things (IIoT) solutions. The two companies are joining forces to digitalise business with smart applications and efficiently …

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Smart factories just got a whole lot smarter, and it’s about time…

As Industry 4.0 drives the adoption of cutting-edge machines, robots and sensors in manufacturing, network technologies that facilitate their communications to create an interconnected smart factory become even more crucial. Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) offers a key tool to futureproof industrial Ethernet for the Factories of the Future. John Browett, general manager …

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Yokogawa to establish Open Process Automation Test Bed for ExxonMobil

Yokogawa has been selected by ExxonMobil to be the Open Process Automation (OPA) system integrator responsible for establishing the company’s OPA Test Bed. Development work and experiments conducted on the Test Bed will support ExxonMobil’s effort to move towards a standards-based, open, secure and interoperable process control architecture. ExxonMobil will …

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Anritsu demonstrated receiver testing using Synopsys DesignWare IP for PCI Express 5.0 at PCI-SIG Developers Conference 2019

Anritsu demonstrated leading-edge PCI Express (PCIe) 5.0 technology using the Anritsu Signal Quality Analyzer-R MP1900A high-performance Bit Error Rate Tester (BERT) and Synopsys DesignWare IP for PCI Express 5.0 during the PCI-SIG Developers Conference 2019, held June 18-19 in Santa Clara, CA. The demonstration showed how to generate stressed signals …

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Emerson completes acquisition of Zedi’s software and automation businesses

Emerson has completed the purchase of Zedi’s software and automation businesses. The addition of Zedi’s cloud supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) platform will further enable Emerson, a global leader in automation, to help oil and gas producers increase production and lower operating costs through cloud-based monitoring, control and optimisation. …

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High-performance connectors in the Formula Student race

Three student teams from Swiss universities are competing with electric race cars they design, build and manufacture themselves. Stäubli’s ultra-reliable high-performance and flexibly configurable connectors are along for the ride. Even before the big FIA Formula E championship race was established, Formula Student was putting its own electric race cars …

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From siloed assessment to a fully-blown radar for third-party risk

Jake Holloway from Crossword Cybersecurity PLC highlights the third-party assurance (3PA) challenges facing the industrial sector and its complex supply chains, outlining why technology has a big role to play in simplifying processes and managing risk. Businesses need to manage many risks, with their impact and complexity growing all the time, …

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IET celebrates Pride in STEM

Today, IET Venues are celebrating #LGBTSTEMDay for diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). This international day recognises the global challenges LGBTQ+ scientists and engineers face, from discrimination in their own institution or country, and IET Venues are proud to support them to conduct their research safely and successfully whether …

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Portable polarisation-sensitive camera could be used in machine vision, autonomous vehicles, security, atmospheric chemistry and more

When the first full-length movie made with the advanced, three-color process of Technicolor premiered in 1935, The New York Times declared “it produced in the spectator all the excitement of standing upon a peak … and glimpsing a strange, beautiful and unexpected new world.” Technicolor forever changed how cameras — …

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New Technical Lab supports implementation of ultrasonic water metering across Greater China

ams, Qingdao iESLab Electronic and innovative water utility company Jiangxi Water Group have announced plans to extend their China Water Utilities’ Platform, an industrial alliance founded to promote the benefits of ultrasonic water metering and NB-IoT technologies based on Ali Cloud. With the launch of the new Jiangxi Water Utility’s Technical …

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