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Nord Drive Systems Expands Capacities at Pune, India

India: Automation

Nord Drive Systems Expands Capacities at Pune, India

01/23/2017 - Nord Drive Systems has committed INR 45 mn (approx. EUR 600,000) to the expansion of its Indian subsidiary. The investment was used to establish a new service area at the company's facility in Pune. read...

Recognition for World's Largest Laes Facility

UK: BBC Explores Cutting Edge Technology

Recognition for World's Largest Laes Facility

12/27/2016 - The BBC has recognised the world’s largest liquid air energy storage (Laes) technology plant near Manchester, a facility that has received automation support from Bristol based automation experts, Optimal Industrial Automation. read...

Remote Gas Detection Solutions

France: Bertin and Onera Launch Joint Laboratory

Remote Gas Detection Solutions

12/16/2016 - Bertin Technologies and Onera, the French aerospace lab, have signed a three-year research and innovation partnership agreement to create Cubix, a joint laboratory (spectral imager-based payload) dedicated to the development of a new generation of multispectral remote gas detector cameras. read...

Discover One-Stop Turnkey Solutions for Process Automation and Explosion Protection

Process Automation and Explosion Protection

Discover One-Stop Turnkey Solutions for Process Automation and Explosion Protection

12/15/2016 - Since many decades, automation, process technology and explosion protection form a very close interrelation. All three fields experienced tremendous technological progress and by now have reached a level of complexity which could only be handled by high-qualified experts. read...

Smart Manufacturing: Digitizing the Industry

Technology

Smart Manufacturing: Digitizing the Industry

12/15/2016 - Smart manufacturing is a capability to use digital technologies for more efficient, more effective and ecologically more sustainable value creation systems. The emergence of smart services brings about not only new challenges but also great opportunities. read...

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Are There Blind Spots in the Supply Chain?

Germany: Logistics 4.0

Are There Blind Spots in the Supply Chain?

12/01/2016 - According to a recent survey 46 per cent of German companies are already feeling the impact of digitalization. At the same time, 42 per cent of large companies say that they are still blind in some areas of the supply chain. read...

NEWS

FDI Device Package and Host Registration Now Available

FieldComm Group to Open Registration for All FDI-enabled Products

FieldComm Group has announced the availability of testing and registration for FDI Device Packages and FDI Host Systems to the industry integration standard. read...

War and Peace: “Chemputer” Produces Tailor-Made Medicine – or Drones

Chemputer: Downloading Chemicals

War and Peace: “Chemputer” Produces Tailor-Made Medicine – or Drones

It sounds like a scene from a science fiction movie: A newly developed method produces customized molecules in the reactor according to a building plan – to some extent the 3D printer for chemistry. Although the “Chemputer” was actually supposed to synthesise customized medicine, British defence and aerospace multinational BAE has secured the method. Now drones are expected to be developed in the chemical bath. read...

Chemical Industry Welcomes Favorable EU Energy Package

EU Energy Policy

Chemical Industry Welcomes Favorable EU Energy Package

As the EU settles on the outlines of a future common energy policy in its recently released ‘Winter Package’, Interest groups position themselves along the sidelines. While environmentalists criticise a „lack of vision on renewables“, the chemical industry welcomes the agenda. read...