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Virtual showcase for state-of-the-art positioning and motion control

With conferences and industry exhibitions currently on hold, Physik Instrumente (PI) has set up a virtual trade show that will inspire and inform anyone with precision positioning and motion control challenges, wherever they are in the world. Each application-focused stand – covering everything from 3D printing or photonic alignment to …

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MTC demonstrates first electronics smart factory

A team of Industry 4.0 specialists at the Manufacturing Technology Centre is developing Europe’s first smart factory demonstrator for the manufacture of electronics assemblies, helping manufacturers go digital, transforming their businesses and meeting the demands of an increasingly challenging market. The MTC’s digital engineering experts are working with key vendors …

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Thomas Burke leads CLPA’s new webinar series on key technologies for smart factories

Thomas Burke, Global Strategic Advisor at CLPA, will host the webinar “Time Sensitive Networking (TSN): A Game Changing Technology Transforming the Smart Factory” on May 28, 2020 at 11:00 AM EDT. The live presentation is the first event of the CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA)’s new webinar series on the latest …

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Europe-wide survey highlights both progress and barriers to smart factory deployment

A Europe-wide survey of over 200 manufacturers with more than 500 employees shows that deployment of Smart Factory initiatives is currently running at around 63 per cent and is set to grow rapidly over the next five years. The remaining 37 per cent identify as being in the “planning stage”. …

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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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Is your network holding you back from creating a Smart Factory?

Increasingly advanced automation using robotics, AGVs, smart machines and integrated logistics means that having a Smart Factory is becoming a necessity to remain competitive. However, none of this can happen without an effective means of carrying the data and control signals required to create an autonomous, interconnected, responsive and flexible …

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Power management in Industry 4.0

Here, Anoop Gangadharan, product marketing manager – Power Measurement Solutions, Yokogawa Europe, explains how accurate measurement is the key to energy efficiency in the implementation of Industry 4.0 As industry evolves to 4.0, energy management assumes new significance as the convergence of IoT, analytics and cloud computing leads to new …

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