Tag Archives: industry 4.0

Fast track degree programme accelerating engineers towards Industry 4.0

An innovative training solution from Siemens Digital Industries is helping upskill their customers and suppliers to capitalise on the opportunities of Industry 4.0. The one year ‘top up’ degree programme gives engineers a BEng Hons (Bachelor of Engineering) in Control and Automation. Co-designed and co-delivered by Siemens Digital Industries and …

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Taking the lead with digital metrology

According to Manufacturing Confidence, a report by the Midlands Manufacturing Resilience Commission (M2R), digital industrialisation could be worth as much as £455 billion to Britain’s economy over the next decade. Here Mike John, managing director at industrial metrology supplier The Sempre Group, explores how involving metrology in plans to digitalise …

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element14 Community and Molex host webinar on Industry 4.0 manufacturing

element14.com, an Avnet Community, is hosting a free webinar sponsored by Molex focused on how Industry 4.0 and IIoT can change, scale and integrate manufacturing.  The webinar will cover the enabling of 4th generation manufacturing and provision of end-to-end and component-level solutions for machine builders and robot manufacturers. Join this …

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Apprenticeship degree programme hailed a success

Siemens’ degree apprenticeship programme is on target to deliver its 25th Industry 4.0-trained engineer. The innovative skills solution added a ‘top up’ year to the four-year Higher Apprenticeship programme, giving participants a BEng (Bachelor of Engineering) in Control and Automation. This has now become a degree apprenticeship using the new …

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Renishaw expands Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing data capabilities as a member of the umati community

To continue to provide customers in the CNC machining industry with vital data to help realise the benefits of Industry 4.0, global engineering technologies company, Renishaw, has become a member of the umati community, alongside its existing role on the Standards Committee of MTConnect. As an active member of both …

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Update on omlox, the world’s first positioning standard for industry

omlox is the world’s first open locating standard! omlox paves the way to Industry 4.0 and supply chain transparency by unifying all locating technologies in one open, interoperable standard. While supporting location technologies like GNSS, 5G/LTE, WIFI, RFID or BLE, omlox has a specific emphasis on ultra-wideband (UWB), as THE …

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Farnell launches Industry 4.0 ebook featuring views of industry experts

Farnell has today launched a new ebook “The Industry 4.0 Interviews 2020”. The ebook features the views of global experts from Festo, Omega, Molex, Panasonic and Schneider Electric on the development of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and related technologies. The ebook provides insights for panel builders, systems integrators and …

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Cyberattacks on robots could threaten Industry 4.0

Modern manufacturing relies on interconnected robots to make industry 4.0 a reality. Here Neil Ballinger, head of EMEA sales at automation equipment supplier EU Automation, explains how industrial robots could be hacked and what can be done to mitigate the threat of cybercrime. In recent years, manufacturing companies have invested …

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Kistler launches world’s first charge amplifier with IO-Link technology

A new flexible, miniature charge amplifier with IO-Link, a world first from Kistler, complies with industrial communications networking standard (IEC 61131-9) and combines analogue and digital communication technology to pave the way for Industry 4.0. The new charge amp is ideal for applications over a wide range of industry sectors, …

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Time to futureproof your factory

As some global manufacturing sectors face unprecedented pressure, there has never been a more opportune time to implement game-changing automation technologies. Those businesses that have been adopting technologies able to provide greater transparency, higher productivity and better process management will be better placed to move forward and adapt to the …

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