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    The Belgium-based Imec Research Institute has developed an IoT chip that supports five LPWA (low-power wide area) networks. This system on chip consumes only 8 milliwatts in receive mode and 113 mW when transmitting data. It operates in the 780-930 MHz ISM band, networks, including Sigfox and Wireless M-Bus, geared...

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    Industry 4.0 has proven a popular theme again among European companies at Hannover Messe this year. But the picture appears different in the United States, where the term is barely uttered. However, that doesn’t mean America is lagging behind.   Defining Tomorrow’s Factory Industry 4.0 is a collective term used in...

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    Though 4G networks are not yet deployed all around the globe, the next-generation mobile standard has already begun to take shape. 5G was the megatrend at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February. Yet its definition won’t be complete until 2020.   “On the Path to 5G,” “Building Next-Gen Standard,” “5G: the...

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    What if virtual reality were real reality? If it were possible to really feel extreme sensations while escaping into new universes? At this year’s CES in Las Vegas, French software company THEORY introduced a VR simulator called hypersuit. The user wears a VR headset while lying prone on the apparatus to experience...

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    STAHL announced at SPS 2015 it will equip its Eagle and Manta series of rugged Panel PCs with third-generation Bay Trail processors, replacing the Intel Atom N270 processors currently in use. The company says this new family of processors will multiply by four the speed of computers designed for hazardous...

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    Visitors of the Datalogic booth at the SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg could see the market’s most compact high performance fiber laser marker in action, which promises to render adhesive labels passé. Marking the Automotive Industry One touch of his smartphone, and product manager Lorenzo Bassi gets the UniQ going: The...

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    Watch our exclusive report. Is the era of mass customisation upon us? Long seen as a promising concept, the process that combines mass production and personalization, is now effective in the factory. At SPS in Nüremberg, Siemens showcased a production line that turns out customized products at the same time. As...

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    Modular production sites, like smart factories, are on the verge of commercial viability. These intelligent factories consist of independent stations that communicate with each other and with the product via standardized interfaces. The underlying concept is “plug and produce.” Plug & Produce “Our prototype of...

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    Pioneer in the simplification of programming, Crouzet Automation (now a brand of InnoVista Sensors) presented its em4 at SPS. The device is the first fully-connected remote PLC that allows applications to enter the Internet of Things, while enabling the user to control equipment via smartphone or other mobile devices....

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    The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 are reshaping the factory floor in what industry leaders hail as smart manufacturing. This new framework fills the gaps in factories and supply chains that were previously considered “integrated,” using a greater number of always-on sensors. Embedded in...

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