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IoT, Automation, Electric Vehicles, and Location Technology are Among APAC Logistics Industry’s Key Investment Priorities

In many ways, this capacity for ongoing change is defined by movement. While social distancing and working from home means that many will feel their lives have slowed down, the infrastructure required to deliver new ways of living and working means that goods and services need to move faster than...

Siemens launches IT and contest for Vietnamese engineers and students

Siemens has officially launched a contest titled “Best Applications of SIMATIC IOT2050″ with an aim to provide an opportunity for automation engineers and students in Vietnam to demonstrate their talent, use their creativity and out-of-the-box thinking in order to come up with...

DHL Express deploys AI-powered sorting robot

The DHLBot is an AI-powered robotics arm implemented in partnership with Dorabot installed in Singapore and South Korea, DHLBots can sort over 1,000 small parcels per hour, increasing efficiency by at least 40 percent. SINGAPORE, Sept. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Amid increasing shipment volumes, DHL...

Schneider Electric envisions Electricity 4.0 for zero-carbon future

As Indonesia marks the 76th anniversary of its independence this year, celebrations across the country have turned into a deep reflection on the future. With technology growing at a rapid pace, the digital revolution is becoming increasingly real by the second. According to the e-Conomy SEA 2020...


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Asia's factory activity hit by rising costs, new Covid-19 wave

TOKYO • Asia's factories hit a rough patch last month as rising input costs and a new wave of Covid-19 infections overshadowed solid global demand, highlighting the fragile nature of the region's recovery. Manufacturing activity rose in export powerhouses Japan and South Korea, though firms...

Oil slumps 4% on concerns over demand and OPEC supply boost

NEW YORK: Oil prices tumbled about 4 per cent on Monday (Aug 2) as weak economic data from China and the United States, the world's top oil consumers, and higher crude output from OPEC producers stoked fears of weakness in oil demand and oversupply. Brent crude oil futures slid by...

Siemens hosts Virtual Smart Mining Forum to explore new trends

Siemens (www.Siemens.com) hosts Virtual Smart Mining Forum to explore new trends and the impact of technology on the mining sector; Launch of a Hackathon to universities to participate using the low-coding platform, Mendix; Siemens hosts an Enterprise and Supplier Development forum to...

Singapore reviewing study findings on use of sustainable aviation fuels at Changi Airport

SINGAPORE: Government agencies are reviewing the findings of a study conducted on the operational and commercial viability of using sustainable aviation fuels at Changi Airport, Transport Minister S Iswaran said on Tuesday (Aug 3). Such fuels can be produced from sustainable resources such as...

Bosch Rexroth to Present Industry 4.0-ready Technologies at ATX West 2021

Bosch Rexroth will join with leading suppliers and users of automation, robotics and smart manufacturing to showcase the company’s industry-leading portfolio of connected industry solutions at ATX West 2021 on August 10-12 in Anaheim, California. Located in booth 4400.At ATX West 2021,...

Small but connected: How Singapore stands its ground as a global logistics hub

On April 7, 2020, an unusual silence reverberated across the streets of Singapore as the country entered a nationwide partial lockdown to contain the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak. Roads and buildings were emptied out as workplaces shuttered and schools closed. Yet, at the...

SP Group partners BCG Energy on solar project in Vietnam

SP Group (SP) and BCG Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bamboo Capital JSC, have formalised a joint venture (JV) to invest in rooftop solar and other renewable energy projects in Vietnam. In a press statement on Monday, SP said that it will own 49 per cent of the JV, while the wholly-owned...

Asia factory activity hit by rising costs, Delta variant

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Asia's factories hit a rough patch last month as rising input costs and a new wave of Covid-19 infections overshadowed solid global demand, highlighting the fragile nature of the region's recovery. Manufacturing activity rose in export powerhouses Japan and South Korea, though...

ABB India ties up with Audi India to provide charging solutions for Audi e-tron, e-tron Sportback

ABB India NSE 0.18 % on Monday announced that it has partnered with Audi India to provide charging solutions for their newly launched, fully electric Audi e-tron and Audi e-tron Sportback. "To ensure a premium charging customer experience, the newly launched Audi e-tron and Audi e-tron...

The robot apocalypse is hard to find in America's small and mid-sized factories

CLEVELAND: When researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology visited Rich Gent's machine shop here to see how automation was spreading to America's small and medium-sized factories, they expected to find robots. They did not. "In big factories - when you're making the same thing...

Thailand confident on achieving industry 4.0 ambition

Thailand is making great strides towards complete digitalisation, taking it on the verge of being an Asian digital behemoth, according to the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “Industry 4.0, artificial intelligence (AI),  e-payment and cutting-edge technology are all but...

Ericsson gets 5G radio contracts in China: Sources

STOCKHOLM: Sweden's Ericsson won a 3 per cent share in a joint 5G radio contract from China Telecom and China Unicom, according to sources familiar with the matter. Nokia, which was expected to take away Ericsson's market share in China, did not receive any share, according to a tender...

Farsoon's global 3D printing install base reaches 500

Farsoon has announced its global install base of polymer and metal 3D printing systems now exceeds 500. The company has also said that there is an additional 200+ additive manufacturing machines installed as development or demo systems. Of the 500 machines installed at customer sites,...

Schneider Electric standardizes micro data centers on Stratus edge computing

Stratus Technologies reported June 15 that Schneider Electric has released its EcoStruxure Micro Data Center architectures standardized on Stratus' ftServer edge computing platforms to move traditional data center capabilities to factory floors. These pre-validated architectures...

Ascendas Reit H1 DPU rises 5.4% to S$0.0766; manager eyes redevelopment of TÜV SÜD PSB building

ASCENDAS Real Estate Investment Trust (Ascendas Reit) has bumped up its distribution per unit (DPU) to 7.66 Singapore cents for the first-half ended June 30, up 5.4 per cent from 7.27 cents a year ago. Distributable income rose 18.2 per cent to S$311.0 million, which the manager attributed mainly...

China roundup: Keep down internet upstarts, cultivate hard tech

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. The tech industry in China has had quite a turbulent week. The government is upending its $100 billion private...

China’s ‘MIT of Greater Bay Area’ is a bid to turn southern region into innovation powerhouse

As part of its ambitions to turn the Greater Bay Area (GBA) into an innovation powerhouse, China is building a new university focusing on science and technology in the Southern Chinese region and has enlisted industry veterans from one of the nation’s top universities to lead...

Alternative Energy Power Management

The world continues to move forward in its search for quality energy alternatives. As these sources of energy advance, companies are looking to gain a foothold in renewable energy generation, storage, and microgrid management. They seek advancement in technology that will not only provide for their...

Zerto 9 brings immutability and automation for ransomware resilience

Zerto announced the general availability of Zerto 9, significantly advancing its capabilities in the fight against ransomware. Offering new immutability and automation features, Zerto 9 also provides enhanced cloud data management and protection capabilities for end users and managed service...

ESSCI Organized a Webinar on Mobile Robotics Technology for IndiaSkills and WorldSkills

The Electronics Sector Skills Council of India (ESSCI) hosted a webinar on Mobile Robotics on Wednesday. The objective behind the webinar was to develop an understanding of about IndiaSkills 2021 & WorldSkills 2022 and how a candidate may prepare to win on these competitions. The webinar...

Forward Motion: The Fourth Industrial Revolution Is Happening Now

Current smart technology has ushered in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a new era integrating communications with automating industrial practices and traditional manufacturing.  Through this improved communication, smart devices make human intervention unnecessary as machines...

S'pore firms in service, manufacturing sectors remain upbeat: Surveys

The business expectations of Singapore firms in the manufacturing and service sectors remained positive, although manufacturing firms were less upbeat than they were three months ago. Their sentiments were captured in the latest quarterly surveys released separately by the Economic Development...

India’s Industries Are Getting ‘Smart’ and IIoT Has A Huge Role To Play

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is an extension of the usage of the internet of things (IoT) in industrial sectors. In simpler terms, IIoT makes for a smart manufacturing environment using a fully connected, transparent, automated and intelligent setup, giving enterprises better efficiency...

Microsoft Closing The Gap With UiPath

This week, Gartner released its much-anticipated Magic Quadrant for Robotic Process Automation ((RPA)) software. As we had expected in our prior writeup on UiPath (PATH) on SA, Microsoft (MSFT) has vaulted itself into leadership quadrant from visionaries quadrant. Microsoft vaulting...

Bosch launches S-E Asian innovation hub in Singapore, in partnership with EDB New Ventures

SINGAPORE - German giant Bosch has launched its South-east Asia innovation hub in Singapore, as it seeks to develop a regional collaboration network for start-ups. Its in-house innovation and start-up incubation platform, Grow, was set up in partnership with the Singapore Economic Development...

Aztech Global H1 profits more than double to S$29.4 million as tech market heats up

MAINBOARD-LISTED tech dealer Aztech Global's earnings surged in the first half as customer orders drove up sales volume in the smart devices market. Net profit more than doubled to S$29.4 million for the six months to June 30, from S$13 million in the year-ago period, according to unaudited...

Growth of robotics hastens lights-our manufacturing setting

The rapidly falling price of robots is speeding up the shift towards lights-out manufacturing, where factories are fully-automated in a lights-out environment with minimal human intervention to run day-to-day operations. According to a recent analysis by Frost & Sullivan,...

BMW deploys more hydrogen fuel cell trucks for logistics in Leipzig

BMW is expanding the fleet of hydrogen fuel cell trucks it uses to manage parts movements at its Leipzig plant in Germany. BMW’s logistics provider, BLG Logistics, is deploying 37 different vehicles as part of the H2Intradrive project at the Leipzig plant, aimed at testing hydrogen...

ABB to power first US fully electric tug

Marine power and engineering specialist ABB will deliver an integrated electric propulsion system and advanced vessel control technology for Crowley’s pioneering eWolf tug, built for sustainable and safe operations at the Port of San Diego. Upon delivery by Alabama-based shipbuilder Master...

West Michigan organizations to partner on Industry 4.0 workshops for companies

A partnership among West Michigan organizations supporting advanced manufacturing has announced an opportunity for area companies to learn more about Industry 4.0.  ARTICLE BY MiBiz

Qualcomm optimistic on 5G, connected device sales as supply bottlenecks ease

NEW YORK: Qualcomm on Wednesday (Jul 28) predicted a rise in sales of chips for 5G phones, including Apple's iPhone, as the company said it had mitigated supply shortfalls that have contributed to a global chip shortage. Qualcomm total revenues rose 63 per cent to nearly US$8 billion, boosted...

Bosch sets up regional innovation hub in S'pore

German giant partners EDB's New Ventures, seeks to build start-up collaboration network German giant Bosch has launched its South-east Asia innovation hub in Singapore, as it seeks to develop a regional collaboration network for start-ups. Its in-house innovation and start-up incubation...

Schneider Electric Earns Award for Supply Chain Initiative

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced that it has received a Top Project of the Year Award from Environment + Energy Leader for its Gigaton PPA (GPPA) supply chain renewables collaboration with Walmart. The GPPA...

Nexus Pharmaceuticals Opens State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Facility

Nexus Pharmaceuticals, a U.S.-based healthcare company and domestic pharmaceutical manufacturer, recently opened Project Tomorrow—the company’s new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Pleasant Prairie, WI. Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers and U.S. Representative Bryan Steil (WI-01)...

Aviation uses additive manufacturing in engine design

As the Army continues to modernize, improving Army aviation is one of its top priorities. One of the key supporting efforts is the development of a new turbine engine to provide next-generation power to the chosen Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft aircraft and the enduring Apache and Black Hawk...

Delta Showcases Containerised Plant Factory and Building Automation Solutions for Eco-friendly Living at JTC's Punggol Digital District in Singapore

SINGAPORE, July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta, a global provider of power and thermal management solutions, has introduced a containerised smart plant factory and its building automation solutions at Punggol Digital District (PDD), Singapore's first smart business district...

Vodafone and Unisys team up to boost IT services in digitalisation bet

British telecom operator Vodafone said on Wednesday it had partnered with information technology firm Unisys to launch 'Vodafone Digital Factory' to boost its range of IT services as businesses digitise their activity amid the pandemic. MADRID: British telecom operator Vodafone said on Wednesday...

The use of robotics in pharmaceutical manufacturing to peak in three to five years: Poll

The pharmaceutical industry has been slow towards the adoption of robotics and automation due to its highly regulated nature. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, might have given the industry the much-needed push to increase the adoption of robotics to ensure continuation of operations amid lockdown...

Machine vision system inspects mixed model automotive components

Machine vision has long served the automotive manufacturing industry, but evolving needs require adaptable solutions. Suppliers developing multiple variations of the same part type need a machine vision solution that can inspect mixed models without requiring new hardware, additional floor space,...

Siemens, Dow and MxD Partner to Enhance Digitalization in the Process Industries ​with Process Automation Test Bed

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Siemens is collaborating with Dow to showcase the future of automation with a process industry test bed at MxD, a state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing institute and innovation center near downtown Chicago. This new test bed offers a hands-on demonstration of how...

Dassault Systemes lifts 2021 outlook on surging software sales

REUTERS -French software company Dassault Systemes on Tuesday hiked its 2021 forecasts on the back of strong momentum across its activities, including in its industrial systems and life sciences businesses. The group, which makes 3D design software and technologies for manufacturing,...

3G airwaves to be auctioned to boost 5G coverage in S'pore

Airwaves for 3G mobile services in Singapore will be going on the auction block under a proposal by the sector's regulator to boost 5G services, currently limited by the scarcity of 5G airwaves for islandwide reach. The auction, slated to take place towards year end, comes as rights to the 2.1 GHz...

Managing Operations Technology with IT

It’s no secret that the worlds of OT (operations technology) and IT (information technology) are becoming ever closer. The growing connection of plant floor devices to enterprise networks for Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things initiatives is driving this convergence of OT and IT....

Thua Thien Hue: Digital transformation ultilised as driving force for socio-economic growth

Thua Thien Hue (VNA) – The central province of Thua Thien Hue has been building foundations for digital transformation serving local administration reform and creating a driving force for socio-economic growth.As early as 2014, the province launched five shared...

Shanghai Electric's New Partnership Agreement at WAIC 2021 Set to Upgrade and Transform Industries with Digital Empowerment

SHANGHAI, July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Shanghai Electric ("Shanghai Electric" or "the Company") (601727.SS and 02727.HK) shared the same stage with global companies for the Industry Intelligence Conference at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference 2021 (WAIC 2021)...

Singapore's manufacturing sees 8th straight month of growth, jumps 27.5% in June

SINGAPORE - Manufacturing output in Singapore recorded an eighth straight month of growth last month, boosted by a low base a year ago amid Covid-19 restriction measures. Industrial production expanded 27.5 per cent year on year, just above the 27.2 per cent median estimate in a Bloomberg poll...

New V275 Verification System from OMRON improves label compliance and quality monitoring

The new V275 Verification System is ideal for inspecting and verifying labels and barcodes in medical device manufacturing, automotive labelling, food and beverage secondary and tertiary packaging labels and other applications requiring comprehensive label quality monitoring. OMRON, a global...

ABB to acquire ASTI Mobile Robotics Group to drive next generation of flexible automation with Autonomous Mobile Robots

ABB will acquire ASTI Mobile Robotics Group (ASTI), a leading global autonomous mobile robot (AMR) manufacturer with a broad portfolio across all major applications enabled by the company’s software suite. This will expand ABB’s robotics and automation offering, making it the...

Siemens Expands Innovation In Diverse Geometric Modeling With Latest Parasolid Release

(Siemens Digital Industries Software: Plano, TX) -- Siemens Digital Industries Software has released the latest version of Parasolid software, its open geometric modeling technology employed by over 4 million users across the world. The scope of Parasolid Convergent Modeling technology...

Mitsubishi Motors Thailand signs MoU with Eternity Grand Logistics to do a pilot study on Commercial Use of BEVs

Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co., Ltd., recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with Eternity Grand Logistics Public Co., Ltd. to launch a pilot study on the commercial viability of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) in Thailand. The study aims to understand and explore BEVs in commercial...

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