Emerson’s New Comprehensive Automation Platform Empowers Decisive Action from Plant to Enterprise

Emerson - As part of its Boundless Automation vision, Emerson is evolving its DeltaV brand into the DeltaV Automation Platform. The newly expanded automation platform will include supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, manufacturing execution systems (MES) and operations management software alongside the distributed control (DCS) and safety systems (SIS) and other technologies that have been part of the brand for decades.

Portable authenticity testing device detects food fraud at the point of sampling

BASF - Bia Analytical Ltd have joined forces with trinamiX GmbH to launch a ground-breaking new portable authenticity testing service that will offer customers along the food value chain a high-speed indication of authenticity at the point of sampling, taking testing out of the lab and into the supply chain.

Three trends set to drive cyber-attacks in 2024

Allianz - Following two years of high but stable loss activity, 2023 saw a worrying resurgence in ransomware and extortion losses, as the cyber threat landscape continues to evolve. Hackers are increasingly targeting IT and physical supply chains, launching mass cyber-attacks, and finding new ways to extort money from businesses, large and small.

TotalEnergies Partners with Major International Companies to Support e-NG Development

TotalEnergies - TotalEnergies is joining seven major companies to create an international coalition supporting the development of production and use of e-natural gas (e-NG), a synthetic natural gas produced from renewable hydrogen and CO2.

Schneider Electric Collaborates with NVIDIA on Designs for AI Data Centers

Schneider Electric - Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced a collaboration with NVIDIA to optimize data center infrastructure and pave the way for groundbreaking advancements in edge artificial intelligence (AI) and digital twin technologies.

Apptronik and Mercedes-Benz Enter Commercial Agreement

Apptronik - Apptronik, a leaderin next-generation general purpose humanoid robots designed to change the way we live and work, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Mercedes-Benz. As part of the agreement Apptronik and Mercedes-Benz will collaborate on identifying applications for highly advanced robotics in Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing.

The All Electric Society Arena points the way to a carbon-neutral industrial society

Hannover Messe - At the upcoming HANNOVER MESSE, the concept of the All Electric Society will be highlighted for the first time and on a large scale with its own arena. The arena will be organized by the ZVEI together with well-known exhibitors. As stated by Gunther Koschnick, Head of Industry at ZVEI, "The aim of the All Electric Society Arena is to discuss the possibilities of an energy supply largely based on renewable energies, and to put them into practice."

Machine manufacturers showcasing security solutions for digital grinding processes at GrindingHub

GrindingHub - The digitalization of production processes, including those involving grinding technology, holds high expectations. We are approaching the physical limits in terms of grinding machine and tool precision. Accordingly, attention is now shifting towards process optimization and networking in the IoT (Internet of Things) as means of opening up new development potential.

New Level and Flow Controller Reduces Complexity in Water and Wastewater Applications

Emerson - Emerson has introduced its next-generation Rosemount 3490 Controller for level and flow measurement applications, which helps to reduce complexity, optimize processes and enhance sustainability. Designed to maximize ease-of-use, the Rosemount 3490 provides comprehensive control functionality for 4-20 mA or HART compatible transmitters and is an ideal solution for water, wastewater and process industry applications.

Industry-Leading 10Mb Ethernet for Automotive, Enabling Software-Defined Vehicles

Analog Devices - Analog Devices and the BMW Group today announced an early adoption of E²B, ADI's 10BASE-T1S Ethernet to the Edge bus technology within the automotive industry. Automotive Ethernet connectivity is a key enabler of new, zonal architectures in automotive design and supports automotive megatrends such as software-defined vehicles.

New Edge Solution Democratizes Operational Data for Faster Digital Transformation

Emerson - Global technology and software leader Emerson has launched the DeltaV Edge Environment, a first-of-its-kind integrated software solution that expands the capabilities of the evolving DeltaV automation platform to provide an operational technology (OT) sandbox for data manipulation, analysis, organization and more.

KROHNE reaches important milestone in Ethernet-APL technology

Krohne - In December 2023, KROHNE made Ethernet-APL demo devices available to selected customers. This step marks an important milestone in the company's own Ethernet APL development project for various sensor types. Ethernet-APL technology is a revolution in the process industry: for the first time, a high data rate (10 Mbit/s) is combined with intrinsic safety for the field level. In addition, the technology enables a two-wire operation including power supply.

Schneider Electric launches EcoStruxure Plant Lean Management boosting productivity and digitalization in manufacturing

Schneider Electric - Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today launched EcoStruxure Plant Lean Management, a digital solution that collects and aggregates data across industrial operations to develop key performance indicators (KPIs) for short interval management (SIM) meetings, where shop floor teams review production cycles and identify issues and actions that need to be implemented.

Gartner Identifies the Top Cybersecurity Trends for 2024

Gartner - Generative AI (GenAI), unsecure employee behavior, third-party risks, continuous threat exposure, boardroom communication gaps and identity-first approaches to security are the driving forces behind the top cybersecurity trends for 2024, according to Gartner, Inc.

FDT Group Certifies First FDT 3.0 DTM From Flowserve Corporation

FDT Group - FDT Group, an international, non-profit industry association supporting the evolution of FDT technology for industrial device management, today announced certification of its first Device Specific DTM based on the latest FDT 3.0 standard supporting the HART protocol from Flowserve Corporation. The newest certified Logix 3820 Series DTM is deployable using their positioners supporting HART 6 / 7, tackling flow control challenges designed for modern IIoT architectures.

Safe I/O modules for Failsafe over EtherCAT

Phoenix Contact - Safety over EtherCAT (FSoE) has established itself as an important safety protocol alongside Profisafe. Phoenix Contact supports this market trend with the compact AXL SE family. Safety solutions based on FSoE can be implemented easily and in a space-saving way in conjunction with the EtherCAT bus coupler.

Daimler Truck and Linde Set New Standard for Liquid Hydrogen Refueling Technology

Linde Engineering - Daimler Truck and Linde Engineering, two leading industrial companies, have reached an important infrastructure breakthrough on the path towards decarbonizing transportation with hydrogen. Over the past few years, engineers from both companies have jointly developed sLH2, a new process for handling subcooled liquid hydrogen.

Honeywell To Drive Distribution Center Efficiency And Enhanced Storage Capacity Through Collaboration With Hai Robotics

Honeywell - Honeywell announced it will team up with Hai Robotics to deliver flexible, high-density storage and retrieval solutions to distribution centers (DCs). The alliance couples Hai’s innovative robotics technology with Honeywell’s Momentum Warehouse Execution Software, enhanced cybersecurity capabilities and experience integrating robotics solutions.

FPT Industrial, CGM and Bimotor power the construction of the world's longest immersed tunnel

FPT Industrial - FPT Industrial is actively involved in the construction of the Fehmarnbelt tunnel between Denmark and Germany, the world’s longest immersed tunnel with a length of 11 miles, which will be the fastest route between Scandinavia and Central Europe.

New Working Group to specify an I/O Device Profile for OPC UA Field eXchange

OPC Foundation - The OPC Foundation is pleased to announce the formation of a new working group to develop an I/O Device Profile for OPC UA and the extensions for the field level, named OPC UA FX (Field eXchange). The group aims to create a standardized profile for I/O devices used in industrial automation applications, allowing for seamless interoperability between controllers, such as PLC and DCS systems, and remote I/O devices, including modular I/Os.

Roger Lemmens Appointed as Chief Operating Officer at Pauwels Consulting

Pauwels Consulting - Pauwels Consulting, a prominent European consulting firm with a focus on Life Sciences, Engineering, and Digital Services, proudly announces the appointment of Roger Lemmens as Chief Operating Officer. This strategic move highlights the firm's commitment to leveraging extensive management expertise and technological innovation for its continued growth and international expansion.

Figure announces commercial agreement with BMW Manufacturing to bring general purpose robots into automotive production

Figure - Figure, a California-based company developing autonomous humanoid robots, today announced that it has signed a commercial agreement with BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC to deploy general purpose robots in automotive manufacturing environments.

CNH: €150 million investment in Harvesting Center of Excellence

CNH Industrial - CNH announces the latest phase in its five-year investment plan concerning its R&D and production facility in Zedelgem, Belgium. The €150 million sum is focused on further development and production of the new CR11, the next generation flagship combine harvester from our New Holland brand. This next phase will result in a completely redesigned assembly line and logistics area.

Economic optimism doubles, yet almost half of CEOs do not believe their businesses will be viable in a decade as tech and climate pressures accelerate

PwC - The proportion of CEOs who believe global economic growth will improve over the next 12-months has more than doubled year-on-year. At the same time, the proportion of CEOs concerned about their long-term business viability has risen to 45% as tech and climate pressures accelerate, according to PwC’s 27th Annual Global CEO Survey, published today.

Gartner Survey Shows Half of Supply Chain Organizations Plan to Implement GenAI in the Next 12 Months

Gartner - Half of supply chain leaders plan to implement generative AI (GenAI) in the next 12 months, with an additional 14% already in the implementation stage, according to a survey by Gartner, Inc. The survey data also showed that chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) are dedicating 5.8% of their function’s budget, on average, to GenAI.

Astrobotic Uses Ansys to Prepare for Historic Lunar Mission

Ansys - Leveraging  Ansys DME and multiphysics simulation solutions, Astrobotic's Peregrine lunar lander is poised to make one of the first CLPS deliveries to the Moon. Scheduled to launch early January and land late February, Peregrine will ferry 20 payloads from seven countries and will help NASA explore the lunar surface to prepare for human missions as part of the Artemis program.

World's first self-charging protective communications headset

3M - At CES 2024, 3M will debut the world's first self-charging protective communications headset that converts outdoor and indoor light into clean electrical energy. The headset uses a patented solar cell technology called Powerfoyle that recharges a built-in lithium-ion battery and eliminates the need for single-use batteries. So, whether you are working outdoors in the sun or inside with artificial light, your headset will continuously charge.

Air Liquide to build a world-scale CO₂ capture unit

Air Liquide - Air Liquide will build, own and operate a world-scale carbon capture unit in the industrial basin of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, leveraging its proprietary Cryocap technology. The new unit will be installed at the Group’s hydrogen production plant located in the port of Rotterdam and will be connected to Porthos, one of Europe’s largest carbon capture and storage infrastructure aiming at significantly reducing CO₂ emissions in this large industrial basin.

Smart robotic automation solutions from ABB to support sustainability targets for Volvo Cars

ABB - ABB today announced the strengthening of its long-standing partnership with Volvo Cars to supply more than 1,300 robots and functional packages to build the next generation of electric vehicles. This will support the Swedish car manufacturer to achieve its ambitious sustainability targets.

GSA welcomes agreement on future of 5G and 6G spectrum at WRC-23

Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) - The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) today welcomed the agreement reached by governments and regulators at WRC-23 on the future of 5G and 6G spectrum. ITU has agreed to identify the upper 6 GHz spectrum for IMT in Europe, RCC, ASMG and Africa regions, in addition to other countries in Latin America and Asia.


22/04 - 26/04: Hannover Messe, Hannover (D)

14/05 - 16/05: Advanced Manufacturing, Antwerp Expo (B)

15/05 - 16/05: Advanced Engineering, Antwerp Expo (B)

15/05 - 16/05: Food Tech Event, Brabanthallen, 's-Hertogenbosch (Nl)

28/05: Industrie & Maintenance, Namur Expo (B)

05/06 - 06/06: Vision, Robotics & Motion, Brabanthallen, 's-Hertogenbosch

10/06 - 14/06: ACHEMA, Frankfurt am Main (D)

18/09 - 19/09: Kunststoffen, Brabanthallen 's-Hertogenbosch (Nl)

08/10 - 11/10: Motek, Stuttgart (D)

15/09/25 - 19/09/25: Schweissen & Schneiden, Messe Essen (D)

08/10/25 - 15/10/25: K, Düsseldorf (D)