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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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Hyundai forays into robotics by completing acquisition of Boston Dynamics from SoftBank

Hyundai Motor Group, Boston Dynamics, Inc. and SoftBank Group Corp. announced the completion of Hyundai's acquisition of a controlling interest in Boston Dynamics from SoftBank, following the receipt of regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. The deal valued the mobile robot...

Intel to work with India's Reliance Jio on 5G network technology

LONDON: Intel on Monday said it will work with India's Reliance Jio to develop 5G networking technology. Intel's venture capital unit last year invested US$250 million in Reliance Industries Ltd's Jio Platforms unit, saying the two companies would find areas of technology partnership. On Monday,...

China's textile industry embraces smart manufacturing

China's textile industry, driven by technological innovation, is embarking on its intelligent manufacturing journey. Nowadays, the textile industry is one of the most active industrial sectors in China in terms of scientific and technological innovation. Some 11 achievements in the textile...

Quantum computing comes to Google Cloud

Google Cloud has tied up with quantum computing startup IonQ to make its quantum hardware accessible through its cloud computing platform. The company’s 11-qubit quantum hardware is available to Google Cloud Platform (GCP) customers, and the company expects to...

This Chennai Startup Leverages AI To Offer Quality Control Solutions In Manufacturing

In 2018, Sekar Udayamurthy, Krishna Iyengar and Vinodh Venkatesan founded Jidoka Technologies to explore the opportunity in automated QC (quality control) solutions. “Jidoka stands for a principle that advocates ‘intelligent automation’ or ‘automation with a human touch....

Hong Kong’s Digital Tech Supporter Cyberport Reports Approval of 54 Applications for Fintech Proof of Concepts

Hong Kong-based digital technology park Cyberport has revealed that the application stage for the initial phase of its Fintech Proof-of-Concept (PoC) Subsidy Scheme has now closed. The initiative reportedly received more than 80 applications. The scheme has been commissioned...

Industrial connectivity on DIN rail-mounted industrial power supplies

The industrial internet of things (IIoT or Industry 4.0) has spurring the inclusion of data-network connectivity on nearly all industrial components — including industrial power supplies. After all, precise monitoring, diagnostics, automation, and control have become critical requirements in...

SLM Solutions' disruption in additive manufacturing

SLM Solutions invites the industry to a game-changing product launch on June 23 at 5pm CEST. The launch will take place digitally and will be accessible to everyone at https://www.slm-solutions.com/the-big-launch. The new product empowers the creation of metal components with previously...

Zume’s pizza robots are now turning waste into compostable packaging

Unilever and PepsiCo have goals to design 100% of packaging to be reusable, recyclable, compostable, or biodegradable by 2025. Companies like Zume – formerly a robotics pizza company – are trying to make the compostable transition easier for brands, brokers and...

Firms stand ready for digital transformation in agriculture

Hanoi (VNA) – IT firms are ready to complete e-commerce platforms for farmers, unveiled Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung at a teleconference on digital transformation in agriculture and rural development held on June 18.Businesses’...

Intel and partners build 5G smart factory to demonstrate Industry 4.0 benefits

Intel has built a 5G smart factory “from the ground up” to demonstrate the benefits of Industry 4.0 digitalisation. The end-to-end smart factory is based in Verona, Italy and is based on Intel Atom and Xeon Scalable processors, Intel FPGAs, and Intel Edge Controls for...

IEEE conducts virtual roundtable on effects of robotics and blockchain in healthcare

IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organisation dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, concluded its virtual roundtable focussed on how technologies like robotics and blockchain are driving transformation in the healthcare sector. With the pandemic emphasising the...

A*Star, Arcstone launch joint lab for smart manufacturing solutions

LOCAL manufacturing software company Arcstone and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) on Thursday opened a joint laboratory to develop smart manufacturing solutions that will boost digital transformation in the industry. A total of S$18 million will be invested over the next...

Siemens acquires Supplyframe for a ‘digital transformation’

The acquisition is part of Siemens’ digital transformation said AJ Incorvaia, senior vice president, Siemens Digital Industries Software, Electronic Board Systems , putting Supplyframe as the nucleus for the company’s digital marketplace strategy to provide market intelligence and...

How Do You Update 900 PLCs In Warehouses With Minimal Downtime?

The drive towards fully automated warehouses is stronger than ever before. Warehouse automation suppliers and industry consultants agree that a bigger spotlight has put on the use of automation in warehouses worldwide. LogisticsIQ’s latest post-pandemic market research study...

DHL Express: COVID-19 hastens our automation journey

Logistics has long been known as a traditional industry associated with manual labour and repetitive tasks. Often held back by legacy processes and dated IT systems, logistics companies are increasingly aware of the need to harness technology to stay competitive in a fast-moving industry. The...

MARINES CREATE INNOVATIVE VEHICLE MAINTENANCE TOOL USING ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

QUANTICO, VA -- Marine Corps System Command’s Advanced Manufacturing Operations Cell collaborated with 1st Supply Battalion and industry partners to develop a 3D-printed metal steering wheel removal device. This innovative solutions helps solve a common problem among vehicle maintenance...

Light & Strong Deploys Plataine's AI-based Solution for Digital Manufacturing

WALTHAM, Mass., June 16, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Light & Strong, a manufacturer of advanced composite parts for the aerospace and defense industry, deployed Plataine's AI and IIoT based software to optimize and automate its operations. The new solution will deliver...

Vodafone, Amazon partner to launch 'edge computing' in UK

STOCKHOLM: Vodafone said on Wednesday (Jun 16) it has partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to launch "edge computing" services for its business customers in the UK. "Edge computing" uses augmented reality and machine learning to analyse bulk data where it was gathered - whether factory floor,...

S. Korea to deploy mobile robots, AI-based surveillance system in border areas

South Korea plans to deploy moving robots on guard missions and establish an artificial intelligence (AI)-based surveillance system in border areas to beef up border security, the arms procurement agency said Tuesday.Under the "rapid acquisition" project worth 2.8 billion won ($2.5 million), the...

ASC 100: Digitimes identifies 3 major trends that will reshape global supply chains

Digitimes, an Asia-based premium source of tech supply chain information, undertook a six-month study on the financial reports of 4,725 publicly listed corporations across 11 countries in Asia and compiled its first annual report on the top 100 Asian... ARTICLE BY DIGITIMESasia 

Siemens to supply digitalised switchgear to 3 steel makers

NEW DELHI: Siemens on Tuesday said it will supply advanced power transmission equipment with integrated digital technologies to Icon Steel, Geetai Steels and Gajkesari Steels & Alloys. The installation includes 11 bays of state-of-the-art 132 kilovolts (kV) gas-insulated switchgear (GIS),...

MARii ERP accelerates digitalisation for entrepreneurs

ENTREPRENEURS, particularly for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), can now strengthen their digital agenda via the MARii Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platform developed by the Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii). MARii CEO Datuk Madani...

Essentium Research Reveals Need for Additive Manufacturing Education and Upskilling Throughout Manufacturing Organizations

AUSTIN, Texas, June 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Essentium, Inc., a worldwide leader in industrial additive manufacturing (AM), today announced the third in a series of findings from independent global research on the current and future use of industrial 3D printing. The survey found an...

Packaging Machine Solutions Make an Evolutionary Leap with CoreTigo's IO-Link Wireless Communication

NETANYA, Israel, June 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Packaging Machinery professionals use IO-Link Wireless to drive machine flexibility, adaptivity and capacity to new levels. Designed for industrial automation, the cable-grade reliable and scalable communications protocol and...

Exploring the art of the possible in the 5G factory of the future

There have been many column inches extolling the virtues of 5G. We’ve been told it will revolutionise manufacturing, improve efficiency and productivity, and ultimately lead us to the smart factories of the future. But for most manufacturing firms, the idea of 5G and its lauded benefits still...

The importance of highly available industry edge solutions

Schneider Electric - Around the world, edge computing is emerging as a linchpin of digital transformation initiatives. From remote locations within airports, seaports, or transportation networks for rail or road traffic, to dangerous or inhospitable niches located on factory floors, IT...

Initiative launches to support digital transformation in North West

The £5.6 million CW4.0 initiative is aimed at helping manufacturers through every stage of digital transformation. It will offer expertise on understanding emerging technology and help businesses looking to trial and implement new tech such as sensors, advanced scanning, artificial...

Omron announces Armo-Tool as Certified Systems Integrator partner

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., June 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Omron Automation Americas recently announced Armo-Tool Ltd., an automation solution provider in North America, as a new partner in its Certified Systems Integrator program. Armo-Tool's strong knowledge of automation and...

Coronavirus outbreaks at Thai factories threaten export sector, recovery

BANGKOK (REUTERS) - A series of coronavirus outbreaks in Thai factories is raising concerns that the export sector could be hit hard, threatening to further undermine an economy as it struggles to recover from the pandemic's crippling blow to the crucial tourism industry. The virus has swept...

Cupix Enhances 3D Digital Twin Platform

CupixWorks 2.0 is a major update to CupixWorks from Cupix. It allows building owners, general contractors, and project managers to capture their site in a 3D digital twin and manage it remotely via 3D spatial contexts with life-like 3D navigation. Users can take themselves to levels, areas,...

Future of performance management

The successful ingredients of any business lies in the way performance management is addressed and managed. It's crucial for the success of any business entity. Employee engagement, Customer Relationship Management, Thought Leadership, High performance cultures, Professional growth of employees,...

How to boost Indian manufacturing

Can the Production Linked Incentive scheme be a game changer? One of the grander schemes launched in India during the ongoing pandemic that has been uniformly lauded is the Rs 1.97 trillion (US$27 bn) Production Linked Incentive Scheme for boosting manufacturing. Over five years, selected...

Using SCADA to Monitor Jungle Field Sites

A jungle isn’t a place you normally associate with modern automation technology, but for Pluspetrol it was the best way to solve a long-standing problem: How to easily access process information generated by five field sites in the Ecuadorian jungle from its headquarters in...

Why Transmission & Distribution Utilities Need Digital Twins

As with any new technology, Digital twins can create as many questions as answers. There can be a natural resistance, especially among senior utility executives who are used to the old ways and need a compelling case to invest in new ones.  So is digital twin just...

Learn the latest in cutting-edge tech & boost your business

Augmented Reality: if you haven’t heard of it, you are not alone. You’ve probably experienced it without even knowing it. Augmented reality allows brands to offer unique and immersive digital experiences, and engage customers in an unforgettable way. This emerging trend is...

Robotic 3D Scanning Smart Cell Extends Measuring Performance

Gantry Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM) have been extensively used throughout manufacturing industry to support the precision inspection of large parts in the aerospace, construction and agricultural equipment, die and mold. military and heavy fabrication industries. With the rise of 3D...

With Smart MechatroniX, Bosch Rexroth Offers New Solutions for the Factory of the Future

With the new Smart MechatroniX solution platform, which combines best-in-class linear motion technology components with electronics and software, Bosch Rexroth is responding to market trends in factory automation on the way to the Factory of the Future. The resulting solutions...

China introduces Data Security Law, strong legal support for development in digital age

China, home to the world's largest number of internet users, officially issued the full text of Data Security Law, after it was approved during the 29th session of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress on Thursday. Experts and industry insiders said on Friday that the...

Building Human-Digital Twins: How The Industrial Sector Can Embrace Intelligent Automation

“Robots are going to take all our jobs! They are going to replace us!” Have you ever heard something like this? Younger generations are especially concerned about the threat of machine replacements. Nearly 40% of Gen Z workers fear robots could replace them, according to a 2019...

New 3D printing process helps build tailor-make artificial body parts, other medical devices

Using a new 3D printing process, University of Nottingham researchers have discovered how to tailor-make artificial body parts and other medical devices with built-in functionality that offers better shape and durability, while cutting the risk of bacterial infection at the same time. "But for the...

Belgium startup interested in Vietnam’s automation industry

Brussels (VNA) - Zorabots, a company specialized in robot and automation in Eastern Belgium, is looking towards Vietnam as a potential market.  Fabrice Goffin, co-founder and CEO of Zorabots said their robots can speak 53 languages including Vietnamese. Explaining why he chose Vietnam...

Robots make more business sense with AI –  just don’t expect fireworks

Robots are secretly becoming practical these days. You wouldn’t necessarily know it: there has been no flashpoint moment or Elon Musk figure in the robotics field. Boston Dynamics horrified the world with dog-like robots in the 2010s; NASA recently charmed us with a helicopter-carrying Mars...

Vietnam capable of achieving twin targets: ADB Country Director

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam has sufficient conditions to achieve the twin targets of curbing the COVID-19 pandemic and securing economic growth in 2021, according to Country Director of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Andrew Jeffries.Talking to the Vietnam News Agency...

Vietnam’s FPT tapped to transform Kim Tin’s tech stack

Vietnam-headquartered IT services group FPT has kicked off a major digital transformation project for Vietnamese construction materials manufacturer Kim Tin Group.  The agreement for the project, which was officially signed on 4 June, is considered to mark the beginning of one of the...

CoE on industry 4.0 tech at Visakhapatnam Steel Plant soon https://www.thehansindia.com/business/coe-on-industry-40-tech-at-visakhapatnam-steel-plant-soon-690124

Visakhapatnam: A Centre of Excellence (CoE) on industry 4.0 technology being set up by Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), an autonomous society under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in 1991 to promote software exports, is expected to be operational at Visakhapatnam...

Azbil to Develop Digital Solutions for Intelligent Building Management Systems

TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 10 June 2021 - Azbil Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange Code: 6845) announced that it has started developing new digital solutions for use with intelligent building management systems (IBMS), with support from the Singapore Economic Development...

Google plots a course to address AI in manufacturing

A survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Google Cloud has found that the pandemic is driving up adoption of artificial intelligence (AI). The global survey of 1,154 senior manufacturing executives found that 66% of manufacturers are using AI on a daily basis. The technology is...

Japan policy blueprint focuses on green, digital, sticks to fiscal target for now

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga plans to accelerate investment in green projects and digital transformation, setting his eyes on new sources of economic growth in the post-COVID era, according to a draft blueprint of policy priorities for the coming fiscal year released on...

SAP Industry 4.0: Empowered People

Empowering a business’ most valuable asset, people, is critical to success in Industry 4.0 No amount of automation, AI or ML will supplant the ingenuity of the human mind. From the C-suite to the shop floor, people will always be central to any organisation. Better informed people make...

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