The latest general meeting of the IICA in Sydney, which took place at Strathfield Golf Club in mid-April, featured a presentation by Manny Romero, the director of ETM Pacific, who explained how the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is changing the control system environment. Romero began by addressing the inherent woolliness of the concept of … Continue reading Explaining the process: IIoT and the future of control systems
35 Open Integration partners gathered together at Endress+Hauser in Reinach, Switzerland, to share their experiences and thoughts for the first time. A highlight of the event was a presentation from representatives of the chemical and pharmaceutical industries outlining how they benefit from the partner program during digitalisation of their processes – and what they would … Continue reading Open Integration partners meet to discuss digitalisation
New research undertaken by Swinburne, PwC, Siemens and the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) – as part of the Australian Industry (Ai) Group Industry 4.0 Forum agenda – has identified the ways in which manufacturing businesses and workforces must adapt to changes being wrought by Industry 4.0. The research report, titled Transforming Australian Manufacturing: Preparing … Continue reading New report: collaboration needed to drive Industry 4.0 innovation and growth
At the Hannover Messe 2019 trade fair, seven leading suppliers from mechanical engineering, industrial automation and software have announced the foundation of the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance. With this cooperation, the companies want to overcome proprietary solutions and give a decisive boost to the digital transformation of the European industry. Founding members of the alliance … Continue reading Open Industry 4.0 Alliance launched at Hannover Messe
With more industrial systems seeking to get ahead in the Internet of Things (IoT) space, there are more and more risks from online hazards. We speak to Schneider Electric’s Peter Clissold about how companies can better protect themselves. The development of the Internet of Things (IoT) has transformed the industrial process and control sector, with … Continue reading Vigilance against cyber threats key to staying up to speed with IoT
The manufacturer of industrial welding exhaust systems, Kemper, has launched a new filtration system that offers digitalisation through an IoT-compatible control module. Kemper’s WeldFil series replaces the company’s previous central 8000 and 9000 extraction systems. The new system is both internet compatible and provides further optimisation with regards to expenditure of energy, maintenance needs and … Continue reading New welding filtration system offers IoT compatibility
Nord Drivesystems has joined fellow manufacturers SMC Pneumatics, Beckhoff Automation, Balluff, ZI-Argus in an expert panel that will address the complexities of Industry 4.0 and industrial internet of things (IIoT)technologies. The panel, Open IIoT, will seek to not only solve automation challenges but to demonstrate tangible customer savings. Nord Drivesystems managing director, Martin Broglia said … Continue reading Nord Drivesystems joins Industry 4.0 and IIoT expert panel
Designed to operate reliably in a wide temperature range of -40 to 85°C, Moxa’s UC Series IIoT Gateways are industrial-grade, wireless-ready Arm-based computing platforms that include a high-performance Linux distribution, Moxa Industrial Linux (MIL) is based on Debian and comes with 10-year support* to address the need for extended life cycle of computing systems in … Continue reading Reliable IIoT Gateway for Today and Tomorrow
Belden, a signal transmission solutions specialist, has expanded the Lumberg Automation LioN-Power product range to help industrial manufacturers address exploding Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connectivity needs through simplified device automation. The updates and additions bring added flexibility through universal digital I/O modules, as well as holistic solutions through new IO-Link system devices. “Manufacturers need … Continue reading Belden expands range of automation tools to meet IIoT demands
The Industrial Internet Consortium, an organisation dedicated to transforming business and society by accelerating the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and the Robot Revolution Initiative (RRI), a council dedicated to developing the robotics market, announced they have agreed to a liaison. Under the agreement, the IIC and RRI will work together to align efforts to … Continue reading IIoT bodies join forces to advance digitisation of industry
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industry 4.0, the Internet of (IoT) Things and now the Internet of Energy – all these terms relate to how industries are adapting to the synergy between the connectivity of the internet and business. Whether it is manufacturing, processing or related industries, having device-to-device or people-to-device connectivity is a … Continue reading The Industrial Internet of Things – where to start
Arrow Electronics has signed a global distribution agreement with Bosch Sensortec to supply Bosch Sensortec products. Bosch is a supplier of MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) sensors worldwide. It has built on an initial base in automotive applications to expand its offering to consumer electronics markets and now provides a diverse portfolio of MEMS devices for the … Continue reading Agreement signed to address IoT
Thyseenkrupp’s IIoT platform, toii, is an in-house development that connects machines of different makes and generations. Toii allows machines to communicate with each other. Due to predictive maintenance, the platform is supposed to forecast the necessity of machine services in the future. The name chosen by the business area is a double play on words … Continue reading Breakthrough in the digital transformation
Aruba Networks’ recent report, The Internet of Things: Today and Tomorrow, found 77 per cent of Australian businesses already have some sort of IoT strategy in place and what this will eventually mean for the businesses of the future. As it stands, around ten billion devices are currently connected to the Internet out of a … Continue reading It’s all about the connection: How IoT drives profitability and growth
IoTium, a secure network infrastructure company for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), announced the general availability of its Network as a Service (NaaS) offering, designed to securely connect legacy onsite systems in mission-critical environments to accelerate the deployment of Industry 4.0 at scale. Target environments applications include building and industrial automation, oil and gas, … Continue reading Secure, scalable, SDN-based network infrastructure for Industrial IoT
Manufacturing systems and processes are becoming increasingly complex, making more rational decision-making in process control a necessity. Therefore, better information gathering and analysis techniques are needed for effective condition-based monitoring.
It’s been hard to miss the curiosity around “the Fourth Industrial revolution” across industry news stories and conversations over the last few years. Scott Moffat, managing director of Pilz Australia reveals how automation is set to be industry’s big game changer.
IBM and Bosch have announced a collaboration for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), making available Bosch IoT Suite services on open standards-based IBM Bluemix and IBM Watson IoT platforms for users to efficiently update their IoT devices.
National Instruments has announced the opening of the NI Industrial IoT Lab at its Austin headquarters.
Collecting the wealth of data created by sensors and actuators in factories is vital to working smarter, though we’re currently only harnessing maybe a 20th of what’s being produced. Jas Singh from ifm Efector shares some thoughts about using the rest.