• Theme: Robotics - Automation - Industrial IT

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    Various smart technologies are being developed to increase farming efficiency, with heavy focus on automated machines and GPS guidance.   Autonomous Farming Case IH, which provides innovative solutions for agribusiness, recently introduced an automated concept tractor in the US. The prototype driverless tractor was...

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    Watch our exclusive video report. Is a cyber war actually taking place? In any case, hot or cold, the next conflict will be cyber. French journalist Pierre Haski recently argued on medium.com that the recent US election campaign was a real battlefield. The theft of Democratic Party data last summer and the Dyn server...

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    The IT industry has been promoting big data for years. But some companies have found the data they needed was closer to home…dormant. And exploiting those dark data could be worth millions.   For at least 10 years, the IT industry promoted the concept of big data: the idea that huge volumes of external data will be...

    Given the growing importance of custom products and shorter product life-cycle, the Internet of Robotic Things (IoRT) could optimize manufacturing environments.   According to the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA, smart robots offer new, customer-oriented solutions that improve...

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    Festo announced innovative application concepts for its superconductor technology at SPS. Georg Berner, Project Coordinator for the SupraMotion future concepts, talked to DirectIndustry e-magazine about SupraGripper and SupraMotion.   DirectIndustry e-magazine: What is the technology behind SupraGripper? Georg Berner:...

    Global technology leader Siemens has announced a software update for its high-end motion control system, dubbed Simotion. In a major step forward, version 4.5 is equipped with object-oriented programming and open platform communications unified architecture (OPC UA). This allows mechanical engineers to implement large...

    Technology developer Luxrobo hopes everyone will soon create their own robots and IoT gadgets thanks to MODI. Described as “the world’s first DIY IoRT platform,” the modular kit allows users to built their own devices without soldering or in-depth knowledge of electronics. MODI offers a series of magnetic...

    Robotic arms are already an integral part of mainstream industry, but the technology might also have a future in 3D printing. For example, Stratasys recently showcased new demonstrators that rely on industrial robotic arms. The Infinite-Build 3D demonstrator addresses the requirements of aerospace, automotive and...

    Mitsubishi Electric has presented a spectrum of integrated automation components and services, described as an “e factory” for the journey toward Industry 4.0. Unveiled at the SPS IPC Drives Expo 2016, it was developed to help companies explore new solutions for the automation and digitalization of industrial...

    Skkynet subsidiary Cogent Real-Time Systems has announced the latest release of the Cogent DataHub, which offers open platform communications unified architecture (OPC UA) support. This new version can connect to almost any industrial system, from legacy equipment to state-of-the-art Industry 4.0 and IIoT projects....

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