• Theme: Robotics - Automation - Industrial IT

    Dancing laser beams opened PTC’s 2017 edition of LiveWorx that took place in late May at the Boston Exhibition Center. Clients, partners and even Barack Obama’s CTO, Aneesh Chopra, made it to New England for  the launch of ThingWorx 8, the software editor ’s new version of its IoT platform. ThingWorx enables customers...

    Yaskawa Motoman will introduce its YRC 1000 robot controller at São Paulo’s FEIMAFE 2017 tradeshow this month. The new model can control up to eight robots at a time, is more compact and has a faster processor. The company proposes custom solutions to respond to specific client needs. CEO Icaru Sakuyoshi said the...

    Mobile and collaborative robots, virtual assembly lines, digital manufacturing. It’s not science fiction, but the fourth industrial revolution. Whether it’s Germany’s Industry 4.0, Made in China 2025, or France’s Creative Industry, the goal is the same—build tomorrow’s factory. The nature of international competition...

    Last month, more than 126,000 people in more than 100 countries were victim of a massive worldwide ransomeware attack, a form of hacking designed to encrypt the target’s data pending payment of a ransom. The WannaCry cyberattack infected U.K. National Health System, Spanish Telcommunication company Telefonica, French...

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    A regular exhibitor at Hannover Messe, German leader Festo presented new potential uses for its superconductivity technology. We met with Susanne Krichel, portfolio manager at Festo. Watch our video interview.

    Singapore-based Otsaw Digital recently introduced its O-R3 automated ground-aerial surveillance system, a world first. It combines an autonomous robotic security vehicle and a companion drone. Thanks to machine learning, the surface vehicle can avoid obstacles, spot abandoned bags and other suspect objects, and use...

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    Today, industry faces cyber threats that are constantly evolving. The growing use of IT applications in the OT environment is enlarging digital footprints, at the cost of increasing exposure to cyberattack. Effective industrial cybersecurity requires a holistic approach. Andrew Avanessian is a vice president at...

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    Tel Aviv-based industrial cyber security company Indegy was founded to prevent operational disruptions from cyber attacks, malicious insiders and human error. DirectIndustry e-magazine talked to Dana Tamir, VP of Marketing, about providing comprehensive visibility into and management of industrial control networks....

    Arburg’s concrete application of Industry 4.0 is a flexible, automated production line producing customized luggage tags by injection molding and additive manufacturing. This answers the question everyone’s asking: What really is Industry 4.0? At Hannover Messe, we followed Arburg’s production of a smart luggage tag...

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    Service robots, AGVs, virtual reality. We’re at Industrie Lyon, the largest French industrial trade show. Every two years, 1000 small and medium-sized companies introduce their latest technologies. One of this year’s leading themes is cybersecurity. We’re talking to Manoel Bizien, a Stormshield engineer. Specializing...

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