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Robotics and Industry 4.0 are just some of the major technology trends impacting the upstream offshore industry. Here, Stephen Hayes, managing director of Beckhoff Automation UK, explores some of the topics identified in SPE Offshore Europe’s... Read more

Urban planners depend on data to learn about housing trends, transportation habits, the most frequently used areas and more. Entire smart cities are based on data science and IoT and it won’t be long before data is the primary element that helps... Read more

A new report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) has revealed the top ten emerging technologies that have the potential to positively disrupt our economy in 2019. Here Sophie Hand, UK country manager at automation parts supplier EU Automation... Read more

Cobots—robots that physically interact with humans in a shared workspace—first appeared on factory floors two years ago, accounting for approximately 5% of global industrial robot sales in 2016. These robotic partners were hailed as ‘the future of... Read more

The Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) has deployed 16 robots in its facility which successfully imitate the actions of real workers. By the end of 2019, the Company plans to automate a total of 32 manufacturing processes... Read more

With ORDERFOX.com, Buyers and CNC Manufacturers can digitise their work processes and benefit significantly. Buyers gain direct access to available capacity, and Manufacturers find available CNC orders instantly – locally, nationally or globally. Read more

Investment in cutting edge technology, including industry-specific software from food and drink IT specialist CSB-System, has enabled leading Austrian sausage producer Wiesbauer to be at the forefront of the development of the smart food factory... Read more

Until recently, the Industrial Revolution was largely associated with drastic engineering efforts that transformed Britain’s industry. Two centuries later, we are experiencing another shift in global manufacturing, the Fourth Industrial Revolution... Read more

The World Economic Forum has named the Renault plant in Cléon (Seine-Maritime, France) as an “advanced lighthouse” for Industry 4.0, giving its backing to the Renault Group's commitment to a human, digital and connected industry of the future. Read more

Artificial intelligence (AI) is making its presence felt in every aspect of our daily lives—from the new breed of virtual assistants in our homes, to the spam filters that eliminate unwanted spam emails from our inboxes. As AI algorithms—and the... Read more

At this year’s Nor-Shipping conference and exhibition, the technology group Wärtsilä will be highlighting its development work on a smart concept for onboard water and waste systems. Read more

In the face of the increasingly publicised effects of biocides upon biodiversity and, along with it, our climate, Houghton International is undertaking a renewed push for companies to embrace FluidWorker... Read more

Continuing its systematic growth strategy, Stemmer Imaging, the machine vision technology provider for science and technology, has announced the acquisition of the Spanish group Infaimon... Read more

The advent of Industry 4.0 will bring with it an increase in dominance and reliance on technology to produce far-reaching efficiencies across a wide variety of sectors. The revolution of Industry 4.0 is giving manufacturers faster, more flexible... Read more

High-tech polymer company Covestro has signed a multi-million euro agreement with global engineering and industrial software company AVEVA to begin the digital transformation of Covestro's entire process engineering window... Read more

The smart factory is now an integral part of Industry 4.0 and Atlas Copco is taking its smart factory vision to the next level. The company's new project “Smart Connected Assembly – Powered by data”  addresses the various difficulties... Read more

The story of the Tower of Babel describes a time where all human beings spoke the same language. When the Babylonians decided to build a tower tall enough to reach heaven, God stepped in and created a multitude of languages so the builders could... Read more

The latest industrial trends, trade novelties, cost-efficient industrial solutions, the latest "conquests” of Industry 4.0 and more than 130 industrial branches at the same place and the same time... Read more

Following two years of construction, Japanese technology group Yaskawa has now opened its new €25-million robot production facility with European robotics development centre in Kočevje, Slovenia. The plant is intended to supplement the existing... Read more

Aspen Technology, Inc. has announced that Rompetrol Rafinare, a KMG International Group member and the largest refinery company in Romania, has purchased Aspen Mtell software and Aspen Fidelis Reliability software licences from the aspenONE Asset... Read more

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