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.


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.


Digital Twin Consortium signs liaison with Open Industry 4.0 Alliance

Open Industry 4.0 Alliance - The Digital Twin Consortium (DTC) today announced a liaison agreement with the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance. The Open Industry 4.0 Alliance joined the DTC to not just exchange information but also to bring digitalization and collaboration to the next level.


Industrial servicing tackles throwaway culture by focusing on circular economics

ABB - Circular economics is going to be a key focus for global businesses in 2024, according to the President of ABB Electrification Service, Stuart Thompson. Companies are taking a circular approach that supplants our throwaway culture by prioritizing – among other factors – the life-cycle management, lifetime extension, circular design and reuse and recycling of products. And this is where modern day industrial servicing is proving to be key to delivering this shift in strategy.


Decarbonizing the industry

Air Liquide - Air Liquide has selected the three winners of its 2023 Scientific Challenge, out of 119 proposals from 29 countries. This 3rd edition of the Scientific Challenge aimed at identifying and accelerating the development of innovative solutions for the decarbonization of industrial ecosystems, in an open innovation approach. The laureates’ projects will receive funding from Air Liquide to develop their proposed solutions and to transform them into market-ready technologies.


Compact Valve Position Indicator Engineered for Quick and Easy Commissioning

Emerson - Today Emerson announced its new TopWorx DVR Switchbox, an entry-level addition to the DV Series of valve position indicators. It combines a durable resin enclosure, compact size and a patented cam design that provides water and wastewater systems, food and beverage production lines and industrial utilities a reliable valve position feedback tool.


Altair Announces Next-Generation Altair HPCWorks 2024

Altair Engineering - Altair, a global leader in computational science and artificial intelligence (AI), announced significant upgrades to Altair HPCWorks, its high-performance computing (HPC) and cloud platform. New tools and integrations include an AI-enhanced user portal, next-generation technology for distributed workflows, advanced HPC monitoring and reporting, and easier-than-ever cloud scaling.


New Ha-VIS eCon switches for robust single pair Ethernet

Harting - HARTING has now launched the Ha-VIS eCon 4000 M12T1 SPE, a single pair Ethernet (SPE) switch with IP67 protection. The robust metal housing stands up to the adversities of harsh outdoor environments (tested for rail vehicles according to EN 50155) and enables secure data communication - also in challenging and demanding indoor industrial scenarios.


OPC UA connects the industry to the Metaverse

OPC Foundation - The OPC Foundation is pleased to announce the completion and publication of its Metaverse work. After needs for a standardized Metaverse solution being raised by Dr. Holger Kenn, Microsoft, in October 2022 the Board of Directors of the OPC Foundation decided to establish a Working Group to ensure OPC UA is well suited for the Metaverse use-cases.


Smart-Ex 03 – the new intrinsically safe 5G

Pepperl+Fuchs - Pepperl+Fuchs presents the intrinsically safe Smart-Ex 03, a new and future-proof 5G- and Wi-Fi 6-enabled smartphone that was developed entirely in-house in Europe. The 6-inch device combines all the expertise and know-how of Pepperl+Fuchs subsidiaries ECOM Instruments as a pioneer in intrinsically safe mobile devices and Aava Mobile as an expert in industrial tablets and wireless technologies.


Radar Sensors—Defying the Elements

Pepperl+Fuchs - The new industrial radar sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs are optimized for distance and speed measurements at medium ranges of over 25 m. The sensor operates according to the frequency-modulated continuous wave (FMCW) method. The devices are able to precisely determine the distance, direction of movement and speed of objects in the sensing range.


SPE and IO-Link: JUMO as a Solution Provider with the Best of Both Worlds for the Customer

JUMO - As a reliable partner on the path to digital transformation JUMO is increasingly positioning itself as a system and solution provider for sensor technology and automation – with smart sensor technology and high-performance automation systems that can be operated intuitively.


Lack of ambition and attention risks making electricity grids the weak link in clean energy transitions

International Energy Agency - First-of-its-kind global study finds the world must add or replace 80 million km of grids by 2040, equal to all grids globally today, to meet national climate targets and support energy security.


Startup without waiting

B&R - Standby mode on the X90 CP150 compact controller provides the option of restarting a machine or vehicle immediately after the engine was shut down for a short time. The CP150, which complements B&R's wide range of products specifically for medium-sized and medium-complexity mobile machines, is the first B&R controller with this newly developed standby mode.


A future-proof way of connecting IT and OT systems

Weidmuller - An increasing number of physical devices are being integrated into networks in the context of automation. This requires a convergence of IT and OT systems. The new modular control systems u-control M3000 and M4000 are leading the way to the future, as they enable automation solutions to be seamlessly integrated into the IoT.


Easier and systematic qualification of AI applications

Fraunhofer - A new software framework is to make it easier for companies to approve or audit applications based on Artificial Intelligence (AI). The framework is being jointly developed by Fraunhofer IPA in conjunction with the Institute of Industrial Manufacturing and Management IFF at the University of Stuttgart as part of the “AIQualify” research project of the German Association for Quality (DGQ).


Umicore and PowerCo proudly present IONWAY

Umicore - Umicore and Volkswagen Group-backed battery company PowerCo are proud to announce the name and branding of their first-of-its kind cooperation. Their Brussels-headquartered joint venture for large-scale industrial production of CAM and pCAM in Europe will bear the name IONWAY.


Renault Group at the forefront of immersive digital simulation

Renault Group - After several years of work and €26 million invested, Renault Group has just inaugurated a building at the Technocentre, the heart of the Group's Engineering, entirely dedicated to driving and immersive simulation, bringing together most of its tools and expertise. On this occasion, Renault Group is also unveiling ROADS, a brand-new immersive driving simulation tool, probably the most powerful in the world.


The perfect time to switch to Single Pair Ethernet

Weidmuller - Single Pair Ethernet has reached market maturity, of that the experts at Weidmüller are certain. This has been made clear by the strong demand at trade fairs over the past year. And the Detmold natives have the matching hardware in their range.


New Virtual Meeting Place for Technology Enthusiasts

Profibus & Profinet International - With the PROFINET Ecosystem Platform, PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) has set up a virtual collaboration space for anyone who would like to actively play a part in the future of PROFINET technology. A center of knowledge for developers and product managers is being established with a new PROFINET website (www.profinet.com) and the associated PROFINET Community Forum.


Recycling organic waste: biodegradable bags not currently recommended

Fraunhofer - Bags made from biodegradable materials for collecting organic household waste have been available on the market for several years. Now researchers in a large-scale pilot study have conducted an extensive investigation into whether these bags fully decompose. In addition, this — the first of its kind — study also took a look into the consumers interest in using biode-gradable bags.


Calendar

20/03 - 21/03: Maintenance, Antwerp Expo (B)

20/03 - 21/03: Pumps & Valves, Antwerp Expo (B)

27/03 - 28/03: Design to Manufacturing (D2M), Kortrijk Xpo (B)

15/04 - 19/04: Wire/Tube, Düsseldorf (D)

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)

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)