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From climate ambition to action: how industrial organisations are ramping up to reach net zero

Manufacturing and supply chains have played a key role during the pandemic and will continue being the foundation of the modern economy. However, the need to adjust operations quickly over the past 18 months has highlighted glaring vulnerabilities.

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Industrial Internet of Things: A spectrum of adoption

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has progressed a great deal in the past few years, especially regarding adoption ease. Many machines and industrial equipment are already equipped with the capabilities to connect to an existing IIoT infrastructure. But implementing a new stream of data can be paralysing to the uninitiated.

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ROI – The case for automation digitalisation

Automation digitalisation does not just improve production and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE): it also has numerous ways of giving you a good return on investment. Festo’s Andy MacPherson offers this advice to key decision-makers wishing to implement a smart factory strategy.

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How artificial intelligence helps companies become more sustainable

Decarbonisation is a priority for 91.5% of UK and Ireland businesses. But we can’t achieve it without accurate and detailed visibility, that goes beyond human capabilities. Artificial intelligence (AI) has the power to help us make smarter decisions, based on hard facts and enormous amounts of data – ultimately providing companies operational benefits and supporting their progress on the path to sustainability.

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    Hyperautomation – what’s the hype?(16/12/2021)

    According to Gartner, the tech trend of 2021 is hyperautomation – a business approach of automating as many processes as possible. Gartner predicts that, by 2024, hyperautomation will help organisations reduce operational costs by 30%. Successful execution of hyperautomation promises increased efficiency and reduced costs, but what are the barriers to pulling it off? Here, Johan Jonzon, CMO and Co-founder of Crosser, explores.

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    Time-sensitive networking: 5 ways the IEEE Standards will advance Industry 4.0(16/12/2021)

    Across the world, I meet with customers investing hundreds of thousands, even millions, into making the promise of Industry 4.0 a reality. This new paradigm of ubiquitous connectivity is inspiring manufacturers, from the largest automation OEMs to emerging businesses.

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    Pharma’s future is at the edge(16/12/2021)

    According to ABI Research, pharmaceutical manufacturers will spend USD 1.2 billion on data analytics by 2030. The industry is accustomed to one way of operating – large batch size production. As pharmaceutical production moves to a more personalised approach, manufacturers may struggle to keep pace and remain agile. How can the industry catch up?

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    Why the future of industrial automation needs TSN(16/12/2021)

    There is a lot of hype about one of the most significant and transformational developments in standard Ethernet technology – Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN). This is an enabling technology for industrial communications that can help to realise IT/OT convergence and lead to substantial enterprise-wide improvements.

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    Creating competitive automation devices with TSN(14/12/2021)

    Automation device vendors need to keep pace with the latest technologies more than anyone else in order to deliver competitive products that address market requirements. As an enabler for Industry 4.0 applications, Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) is quickly becoming a must-have to deliver state-of-the-art connectivity.

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