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Endress+Hauser’s IIoT technology masters the mining challenge
June 2019, Endress+Hauser
Endress+Hauser aims to improve the processes of its customers with regards to efficiency, quality, safety and sustainability.

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Digital transformation status and progress in process industries
June 2019
Industry research indicates that there has been more than 75% of the process industry participating in Industry 4.0 technology evaluation or pilot projects, there is still less than 25% of the industry moving beyond the pilot phase.

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Does edge computing have the edge?
June 2019, Omron Electronics
Implementing artificial intelligence in industrial manufacturing

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Faster results with a digital twin
June 2019, Siemens Digital Industries
The high-tech company Grenzebach’s portfolio includes the simulation of material flow in complex plants in the glass industry, which it achieves using Siemens simulation solutions. Together, the two companies ...

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Data, light and the smart factory
May 2019
The role of lasers in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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Planning for digital transformation
May 2019
As we’ve learned, digital transformation can be a challenging, if necessary, journey. At each year’s Forum, we learn more about how pioneering companies are overcoming these challenges and the associated ...

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Paving the way for IIoT
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Phambili Interface
Phambili Interface is the sole southern African distributor for Weidmuller connectivity and interface products. A highlight is the perfectly coordinated Weidmuller u-Mation portfolio, which paves the ...

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Barrier-free communication from Zone 0 to the cloud
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Beckhoff Automation
Founded on PC-based control, Beckhoff’s automation systems are ideal for implementing connectivity in production environments in line with current IIoT concepts. Because of their interoperability, openness ...

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Industrial cybersecurity for industrial control systems
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Profitek
The Hirschmann Tofino provides an advanced industrial solution that solves many of the most challenging energy-specific cyber and physical security challenges. The easy-to-deploy appliance protects against ...

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Augmented and virtual ­reality for automation
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview
bizAR Reality develops custom augmented and virtual reality solutions for businesses. The company has successfully designed, developed and deployed award-winning technologies across multiple industries. ...

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Powerful design tools
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, EPLAN Software & Services
Eplan develops CAx, configuration and mechatronic solutions and advises companies on the optimisation of their engineering processes. Products on show at Stand D13 are Electric P8, which supports electrical ...

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Platform for transforming operations
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview
Dassault Systèmes offers collaborative solutions that transform the way products are designed, produced and supported. The DELMIA portfolio helps global businesses re-imagine their engineering operations ...

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New generation HMI/PLC series of controllers
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Turck Banner
The new generation of the TX700 series of HMI/PLC controllers can control and visualise even more complex processes and applications than before. With several interfaces and an integrated OPC UA server, ...

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TwinCAT Vision
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Beckhoff Automation
With TwinCAT Vision, Beckhoff has incorporated comprehensive image processing capabilities into its PC-based control system. On show at Stands D11-D12, TwinCAT software unites a comprehensive range of ...

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Cathay Industrial Biotech benefits from Siemens technology
May 2019, Siemens Digital Industries
Cathay Industrial Biotech (Cathay) is China’s leader in the field of bio-manufacturing. Its areas of expertise include producing polyamide from biomass, which takes place in a totally digital plant using ...

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A gateway to digital transformation
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Rockwell Automation
Industrial automation specialist, Rockwell Automation is showcasing its flagship Allen-Bradley and Rockwell Software product brands, which are recognised worldwide for innovation and excellence. These ...

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Factory automation solution
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Adroit Technologies
As the official authorised distributor for Mitsubishi Electric’s Factory Automation, Adroit Technologies is profiling a range of products including PLCs, drives, HMIs and robots. These together make possible ...

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A product family for the factory of the future
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Siemens Digital Industries
Siemens is showcasing its SIMATIC portfolio of automation products that together prepare factories for digitalisation, totally integrated automation solutions and Industry 4.0. Proven for 60 years, SIMATIC ...

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Management overview of assets
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, IS³ - Industry Software, Solutions & Support
IS³ is showcasing the Integrated Command and Control Centre, which can be used as a management overview of assets. This features AVEVA Software Solutions, including Predictive Analytics, AVEVA Net, Control ...

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Monitoring the health of your asset
May 2019, Automation & Control Solutions
In an ever-changing world where digital transformation coupled with optimised computerisation and interconnectivity is prevalent, the need to remain knowledgeable about asset health in manufacturing is ...

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