The Game Changer for Process Industries: Ethernet-APL

Pepperl+Fuchs - The key technology Ethernet-APL fulfils all promises and brings digitalization to every corner of a process plant: the fast and efficient communication of large amounts of data is barrier-free and reliable in potentially explosive areas.


ACHEMA Opening: Strong call for international cooperation

ACHEMA - At the ACHEMA Opening German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action and thought leaders from the financial sector, the chemical industry and suppliers pointed out how the process industry is positioning itself within new global framework conditions. Their conclusion: The process industry is vital for the transformation of the economy and society as a whole and international cooperation is the order of the day to overcome the manifold challenges.


Applied AI and Cutting-edge Technology Start-ups Dominate this Year’s 100 New Members of the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers Community

World Economic Forum - The World Economic Forum announces today the 2024 cohort of Technology Pioneers. The select group of 100 leading tech start-ups are focused on applying new breakthroughs in AI to develop clean energy solutions, healthcare innovation and progress in biotech, space and neurotechnology. These companies will contribute cutting-edge insights and expertise to the Forum’s global initiatives over the next two years and help scale their impact.


KNAPP Integrates First Pocket Sorter in Pharma Logistics

Knapp - In a span of 15 months, KNAPP broke new ground in pharmaceutical warehousing by implementing a cutting-edge, fully automatic pocket sorter system from its AutoPocket series in Lithuania. Used widely in fashion and retail solutions and favoured for its high-performance operation, this powerful sorter system is now being used in pharma distribution for the first time.


ENEOS and PFN Begin World’s First AI-Based Autonomous Operation of Crude Oil Processing Unit

Preferred Networks - ENEOS Corporation (ENEOS) and Preferred Networks, Inc. (PFN) announced today that they started continuous autonomous operation of an atmospheric distillation unit for processing crude oil in January 2024.The atmospheric distillation unit currently operated autonomously with an AI system is located in the ENEOS Kawasaki Refinery.


DuPont Announces Plan to Separate into Three Independent, Publicly Traded Companies

DuPont - DuPont today announced a plan to separate into three distinct, publicly traded companies. Under the plan, DuPont would execute the proposed separations of its Electronics and Water businesses in a tax-free manner to its shareholders with New DuPont continuing as a premier diversified industrial company following completion of the separations.


XenomatiX wins the Geospatial World Excellence Awards 2024

XenomatiX - At the Geospatial World Forum this year, held in Rotterdam from May 13-16, XenomatiX, developer of true solid-state LiDAR, received the esteemed Geospatial World Excellence Award for Technology Innovations 2024. This highly recognized award aims to acknowledge exceptional innovation in the geospatial industry.


Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance Announces the AR Safety Infographic

AREA - Today, the Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance (AREA) announced the AR Safety Infographic, a new tool that explores the benefits and potential safety risks of using AR in the workplace. By carefully considering safety before deploying AR solutions, organizations may be able to avoid issues before they occur.


AGV wireless evolution

HMS Networks - Mercedes-Benz, a globally recognized automotive manufacturer, is renowned for its innovative technology, craftsmanship, and luxury design. At their state-of-the-art automotive factory in Ludwigsfelde, over 70 AGVs move automotive parts to the assembly line. These AGVs transport everything from heavy engines to smaller electronics across distances ranging from 300 to 800 meters.


Endeavor 3D Integrates Materialise CO-AM with HP Technology to Drive Industrial Volume Production

Materialise - Endeavor 3D, a leading contract manufacturer of additive manufacturing, has announced its strategic relationship with Materialise and HP to onboard the Materialise CO-AM Software Platform to bolster its HP 3D printer production capacity. This relationship marks a significant milestone in Endeavor 3D's commitment to meeting the rising demand of industrial volume production with 3D printing, particularly in highly regulated and demanding industries.


HERMES AWARD 2024: The 2D Grasping Kit is setting new benchmarks in terms of flexible and intelligent automation

Schunk - The 2D Grasping Kit reliably handles repetitive, monotonous handling tasks and is easy to operate even without expert know-how. The intelligent solution also convinced the jury of the HERMES AWARD 2024, which honored the innovative 2D Grasping Kit with the coveted technology prize at the Hannover Messe.


Powerhouse for promising upswing

Hannover Messe - More than 130,000 visitors from 150 countries, 4,000 exhibiting companies, 300 startups and over 300 economic and political delegations from all over the world, HANNOVER MESSE impressively demonstrated its ability to internationally synthesize the best of technology innovations, business trade fair and economic and political agenda-setting. In other words, a veritable “powerhouse for the promising upswing” in Germany and Europe.


Snowflake launches Arctic: the most open, enterprise-grade Large Language Model

Snowflake - Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, today announced Snowflake Arctic, a state-of-the-art large language model (LLM) uniquely designed to be the most open, enterprise-grade LLM on the market. With its unique Mixture-of-Experts (MoE) architecture, Arctic delivers top-tier intelligence with unparalleled efficiency at scale. It is optimized for complex enterprise workloads, topping several industry benchmarks across SQL code generation, instruction following, and more.


Introducing the Composability Framework V1.1

Digital Twin Consortium - Today, Digital Twin Consortium (DTC) announced Version 1.1 of the Digital Twin Capabilities Periodic Table (CPT), an architecture and technology agnostic requirements definition framework for organizations that want to design, develop, deploy, and operate digital twins based on use case capability requirements versus the features of technology solutions.


FieldComm Group and FDT Group Explore Strategic Business Collaboration

FieldComm Group - FieldComm Group (fieldcommgroup.org) and FDT Group (fdtgroup.org) are pleased to announce the completion of a term sheet outlining a plan to create a single business aimed at advancing integration technology and harmonizing control system applications across multiple protocol topologies supporting both process and factory automation.


IO-Link / J1939 radar scanner provides 3D movement data

Turck - Turck's MR15-Q80 3D radar sensor with IO-Link and a J1939 interface measures distance, position and movement of objects for collision avoidance or height control applications


Materialise and Renishaw Announce Partnership to Increase Efficiency of Metal 3D Printing

Materialise - Renishaw’s innovative scanning algorithms combined with Materialise’s accelerated build processors shorten production time. Seamless workflow integration and customizable print parameters at the part level enhance control and productivity.


Compact UHF reader with EtherCAT

Turck - Turck is presenting the Q150 UHF RFID reader with an integrated Ethernet interface. The IP67 reader communicates directly with PC or PLC systems in Industrial Ethernet networks with the four most important protocols without the need for an additional interface. The Q150-EC is the only reader in its performance class with EtherCAT


TAS Cloud simplifies condition monitoring, system management and remote maintenance

Turck - Turck is expanding its Turck Automation Suite (TAS) IIoT and service software platform with the TAS Cloud industrial cloud service for remote maintenance and condition monitoring. Customers can put together their own individual cloud solution from six modules and thus also customize the billing of their services. Users only pay for services that they actually use.


Infineon world market leader in automotive MCUs for the first time

Infineon - Infineon Technologies continued to expand its leading market position in automotive semiconductors in 2023. According to the latest research by TechInsights the global automotive semiconductor market grew by 16.5 percent in 2023, reaching a new record size of US$69.2 billion. Infineon’s overall market share increased by one percentage point to about 14 percent in 2023, solidifying the company’s position as the global leader in the automotive semiconductor market.


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.


Emerson’s New Compact, Rugged PC Built to Connect Industrial Floor to Cloud

Emerson - Emerson today announced the new PACSystems IPC 2010 Compact Industrial PC (IPC), a rugged industrial computer designed to handle a wide range of machine and discrete part manufacturing automation applications. The new solution is designed to serve manufacturing sites and OEM machine builders who need a ruggedized, compact, durable IPC to cost-effectively support their Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and other digital transformation initiatives.


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.


Calendar

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

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

13/11 - 14/11: Asset Performance Conference 2024, Flanders Meeting & Convention Center, Antwerpen

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

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