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Bringing brownfield plants back to life
February 2024, Schneider Electric South Africa
Today’s brownfield plants are typically characterised by outdated equipment and processes, and face challenges ranging from inefficient operations to safety hazards. However, all is not lost, as these plants stand to gain a lot from digitalisation and automation.

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Bringing brownfield plants back to life
May 2024, Schneider Electric South Africa
Today’s brownfield plants are typically characterised by outdated equipment and processes, and face challenges ranging from inefficient operations to safety hazards. However, all is not lost as these plants stand to gain a lot from digitalisation.

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Testing next-generation automotive e-drives
May 2024, Siemens South Africa
Emotors, an independent e-drive manufacturer, has taken advantage of test solutions from the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio of industry software to aid in the development and constant improvement of its e-drive systems for hybrids, plug-ins and full electric vehicles.

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Simplifying AI training
May 2024, Beckhoff Automation
The TwinCAT Machine Learning Creator from Beckhoff is aimed at automation and process experts and adds the automated creation of AI models to the TwinCAT 3 workflow.

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Closed-loop production chain for metal additive manufacturing
May 2024, Siemens South Africa
AMAZEMET has adopted solutions from the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio of industry software to help build its etal additive manufacturing materials and supporting post-processing equipment.

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Exploring the role of AI in digitisation
May 2024
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is providing companies with the advanced technology necessary to navigate their digitisation journeys more easily. But more than that, AI is transforming IT infrastructure, enhancing business operations, and reshaping job roles, all while decision makers stay cognisant of the ethical considerations. By understanding the opportunities and challenges presented by AI in digitisation, we can harness its power to help organisations move towards a more agile, intelligent, and competitive future.

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AI can speed up rollout of renewable energy solutions
May 2024
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is taking over in every industry and sector, and has the potential to drive an efficiency and productivity revolution. In the renewable energy sector, AI modelling could assist with optimising power plant design, ensuring that various renewables sources are effectively integrated and load balanced, provide optimised and continuous monitoring, and much more.

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Control architecture leads to faster, easier product development for refrigeration
May 2024, Opto Africa Automation, Editor's Choice
What’s the secret to providing superior service and staying competitive in a changing market? You might learn something from ALTA Refrigeration’s experience. Over ten years, it transformed itself from a custom engineering services company into a scalable industrial equipment manufacturer, using an edge-oriented control architecture to manage a growing installed base.

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Comprehensive protection of the network against attacks
May 2024, Phoenix Contact
In recent years, the generation of data to create ever better transparency and control of production has become a decisive competitive factor. IIoT has also contributed to more manufacturing systems being connected to IT or cloud systems. This places higher demands on access security, which Phoenix Contact meets with the Secure Edge Box.

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Embracing security as a core component of your technology
May 2024
ABI Research recently undertook a comprehensive study to learn more about the product security assurance landscape from the perspective of enterprise customers, surveying 302 enterprise customers, and conducting in-depth interviews to complement the qualitative survey.

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AI in manufacturing: a process engineer’s perspective
May 2024, Editor's Choice
The expert will tell you what to do, the philosopher will tell you why to do it, and the engineer will get on and actually do it. As the hype around AI intensifies, the number of ‘experts’ is increasing exponentially. In contrast, the number of engineers who actually know how to implement AI technology remains small.

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Generative AI for immersive real-time visualisation
April 2024, Siemens South Africa
Siemens will deepen its collaboration with NVIDIA to help build the industrial metaverse.

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Award-winning Gen AI solutions
April 2024
Amazon Web Services recently hosted an exclusive event in South Africa on ‘Elevating Possibilities with Partners - a Showcase of GenAI Excellence’. This event brought together ten esteemed partners, including Synthesis Software Technologies, to highlight innovative advancements in the field of Generative AI.

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AI is driving data centres to the edge
April 2024, Schneider Electric South Africa
The data centre has become the cornerstone that links our digitally interconnected world. At the same time, the rapid growth and application of AI and machine learning (ML) is shaping the design and operation of data centres.

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Full-scale central control room simulator
April 2024, Valmet Automation
Valmet will deliver a full-scale central control room simulator to Nordic Ren-Gas, the leading Nordic green hydrogen and e-methane developer in Finland.

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Re-imagining business operations with the power of AI
April 2024
inq. has introduced a range of artificial intelligence solutions to assist organisations across industry verticals in optimising business operations and improving internal efficiencies.

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Safe, sustainable cycling helmet technology
April 2024, Siemens South Africa
Lazer Sport, one of Europe’s leading cycling helmet manufacturers, has adopted the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio of industry software to bring to market KinetiCore, its new proprietary rotational impact protection technology.

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Defending against modern-day cyber threats
April 2024
The anatomy of cyber threats has changed, meaning that organisations can no longer rely on traditional cybersecurity solutions to protect their perimeter, but should instead rethink their data protection strategy and become proactive in their defence against breaches.

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Data centre sector 2024 market outlook
April 2024
As the world adapts to the digital transformation of almost every aspect of everyday life, the data centre sector, which plays such a pivotal role in digitalisation, is constantly evolving.

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Reinventing the workforce in the age of generative AI
April 2024
Generative AI has burst onto the scene. It appeared fast, and is evolving even faster. Its impact on value chains will fundamentally transform the nature of work, reshaping how businesses deliver value, and delivering better experiences for employees and customers.

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