5 reasons why motor management can make or break your factory floor

Motors are the largest consumer of electrical energy in the heavy industry, devouring more than 90% of available power supply. They are the foundation of all industrial processes and directly impact electrical distribution and equipment which is why their design and optimisation is critical to everyone involved in the industrial sector, from end-users and design

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Software AG to become member of Open Industry 4.0 Alliance linking OT and IT

The topics of platform economy and digitalisation began making an impact on industry some years ago as part of the overall concept of Industry 4.0. But successful scaling and implementation of new business models have been hampered thus far by the heterogeneity of industrial components and systems.

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IIoT business intelligence analytics impacts material handling success

Despite risks, tariffs, global uncertainty, the prognosis of the global automated material handling equipment market is strong.

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PTC enhances connectivity to industrial automation assets as KEPServerEX adds secure torque tool link

PTC has released the newest version of its Kepware industrial connectivity software. Kepware is foundational to the industrial connectivity capabilities of PTC’s ThingWorx Industrial IoT platform, and now the KEPServerEX 6.7 solution aims to make it easier than ever for users to connect to all industrial automation assets via a single, secure application.

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Mobile service providers prepare to strengthen security ahead of 5G deployments in IoT, says survey

According to a new global survey fielded by the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network, in partnership with A10 Networks, mobile service providers anticipate significant new revenue opportunities from the coming deployment of high-speed 5G networks and a host of new IoT-driven use cases.

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Iota Communications announces formation of Iota Spectrum Partners

Iota Communications, Inc., a wireless network management and industrial automation company that provides Internet of Things solutions that optimise energy efficiency, sustainability and operations for commercial facilities, announced the formation of Iota Spectrum Partners, LP,

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Ericsson expects 4G and 5G cellular IoT to impact in four sectors

Ericsson unveiled the next steps in the evolution of cellular IoT . The company has also launched new solutions that it says will enable service providers to address a larger part of the Internet of Things market with diverse use cases across verticals including automotive, manufacturing, and utilities.

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Developers use 5G to power robotics innovations as they vie for share of US$300,000

Leveraging the speed, bandwidth and latency benefits of 5G technology, participants in the Verizon 5G Robotics Challenge will create insights, develop new use cases, and conceive innovative products that will advance the robotics industry.

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How do you make money and progress in IoT? Start by being ‘customer-aligned’

The first person I ran into at last week’s IoT Solutions World Congress 2018 in Barcelona was an old friend of IoT Now’s who shall remain nameless. He looked exhausted. I had arrived a few hours after him on the first day.

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Moxa releases IIoT edge gateway for Microsoft Azure IoT Edge to accelerate edge-to-cloud integration

Moxa Inc., a provider in industrial communication and networking, has announced the availability of its Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Edge Gateway that pre-installs 

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IoT Solutions World Congress 2018 will portray an industrial future marked by IoT, AI and blockchain

The fourth edition of the IoT Solutions World Congress (IoTSWC) –international reference event on the innovations of the Industrial Internet of Things–, will bring together, between 16 and 18 October in the Gran Via venue of Fira de Barcelona,

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The Week in IoT: Samsung invests US$22bn, Sierra swats analysts with results, and Siemens splashes the cash

It’s been quite a week for the tech sector. Some vendors are betting the farm to catch up or just to find a niche in the Internet of Things. Others are smirking as they see a return on earlier IoT investments. Jeremy Cowan reports from a volatile marketplace.

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TE Connectivity completes its acquisition of ABB’s Entrelec terminal block business

TE Connectivity (TE), a world provider in connectivity and sensors, and ABB, a world technology supplier in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, announced that TE has closed its previously announced acquisition of ABB’s Entrelec terminal block business.

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M12 Slim Design with HARAX Quick Connect; click and done!

Following the trend of miniaturisation, HARTING is expanding its M12 family in the field of slim design connectors with HARAX insulation displacement Quick Connect connectors – the slim, field-installable solution for automation technology. This allows fast and uncomplicated cabling on site.

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IIoT as an enabler of MRO in the Industry 4.0 era: Part 1

Government-led industrial automation initiatives such as Industry 4.0 and the broader approach of the Industrial Internet of Things, (IIoT), are having a profound effect on manufacturing, says Darren Hobbs, of S3 Semiconductors.

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PICMG agrees with the DMTF to collaborate on Industrial IoT

PICMG, a not-for-profit 501(c) consortium of companies and organisations that collaboratively develop open specifications, has formed a work register with the US-based Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) to collaborate on industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) efforts.

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