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President of the Philippines Holds a Meeting with Vingroup Chairman in Hanoi
As part of his state visit to Vietnam, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. of the Philippines held a private meeting with Vingroup Chairman Pham Nhat Vuong and the group’s senior executives in Hanoi. The meeting was attended by a high-level delegation from the Philippines, including Secretary of Foreign Affairs Enrique A. Manalo, Secretary of Trade and Industry Alfredo E. Pascual, Secretary of Agriculture Francisco T. Laurel, leaders of several government agencies and major Philippine companies. 
Nova MSC bags RM35 mil automation project
Nova MSC Bhd has secured an automation project from a Singaporean firm which entails the supply, delivery, installation, testing and commissioning of a fully operational automated administration, labelling and sample processing system.
Aras Founder and Former CEO, Peter Schroer, Invests in Flexxbotics and on Board of Directors
Flexxbotics, delivering workcell digitalization for robot-driven manufacturing, today announced a significant investment from Peter Schroer, founder and former CEO of Aras Corporation. This investment is part of an oversubscribed funding round led by eCoast Angels that included a group of accomplished manufacturing software industry investors and executives from Aras. The funding round signifies a major milestone for Flexxbotics, solidifying its position as an industry visionary and frontrunner in SaaS/hybrid solutions for robot-driven manufacturing.
Siemens and UL Solutions redefine future of certification process with groundbreaking digital-twin technology
Siemens and UL Solutions demonstrate a transformative shift from relying solely on physical tests to reliable integrating digital simulations. Reduced costs, accelerated time-to-market and seamless integration of digital modeling tools will redefine the future of verification. Siemens’ digital twin technology breaks through traditional testing boundaries, serving as a testament to the industrial metaverse’s potential for reshaping product development possibilities.
XTS Technologies World’s First 11-Metre Autonomous Case-Handling Robot, ‘Haipick’
XTS Technologies, a pioneering smart-factories integrator, proudly introduces ‘Haipick,’ the world’s first 11-metre tall Autonomous Case-handling Mobile Robot (ACR) system. The unveiling took place at a collaborative appreciation dinner with Sinma Digital Commerce, themed ‘Move on to a New Journey.’
Meraque’s AGV project leads Malaysia’s technological revolution
MERAQUE Group’s Meraque Training Academy (Merit) is set to train over 500 talents by the end of 2024 to meet the growing demand for drone services. To empower the youth and train them in robotics, Meraque signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Youth and Sports Ministry in November 2023.
Siemens Brings Secure Thermal Digital Twin Technology to the Electronics Supply Chain
Siemens’ Embeddable BCI-ROM technology enables accurate reduced order thermal models of IC packages to be shared for 3D CFD thermal analysis in the electronics supply chain.
Toyota Motor Corporation and READY Robotics Introduce Sim-to-Real Robotic Programming in Industrial Manufacturing
AICHI PREFECTURE, Japan, Jan. 17, 2024 -- READY Robotics, a pioneer in operating systems for automation and robotics, is collaborating with Toyota Motor Corporation and NVIDIA to bring a significant leap forward in industrial robotics. Toyota will employ READY ForgeOS in tandem with NVIDIA Isaac Sim, a robotics simulator developed on NVIDIA Omniverse, to build a state-of-the-art simulated robotic programming environment for its aluminum hot forging production lines.
ABB acquires R&D engineering company to further advance AI and software-driven automation
Latest ABB investment will accelerate capabilities in software engineering and AI-based applications including machine learning and vision. Acquisition will serve as new R&D hub to accelerate development of AI-powered solutions from ABB’s Machine Automation division (B&R) focused on industries such as logistics and manufacturing.
REJOOL adopts Siemens Xcelerator for development of hydrogen compressors
Hydrogen compression startup adopts Siemens’ cloud-enabled industry software portfolio to help establish digital thread for compressor development, manufacturing and supply chain/customer collaboration. Siemens Xcelerator as a Service including NX, Teamcenter X and Teamcenter Share used to streamline digital process to bring technology to market quickly.
Bosch Rexroth Awards Morrell Industrial Southern Territories for Factory Automation
Morrell Industrial has been awarded southern territories by Bosch Rexroth, a world-class, industry-leading manufacturer of factory automation products and technology. Building on their long-standing partnership and deep expertise, Morrell Industrial is expanding its reach to Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas. This expansion will offer a distinct and innovative approach to automation solutions across diverse sectors, including special machine builders, aerospace, food and packaging, test, fast-moving consumer goods, automotive, oil and gas, semiconductors/electronics, and trailer manufacturers.
Siemens selected for multi-phase decarbonization program at HEINEKEN production sites
Decarbonization program targets significant energy savings and 50 percent CO2 reduction at over 15 HEINEKEN breweries and malt houses worldwide by 2025 Supports HEINEKEN’s global Net Zero Production roadmap, which aims to reach net zero in Scope 1 and 2 by 2030 and net zero across the full value chain by 2040. Five-year performance and monitoring service contract from Siemens to ensure ongoing project optimization. Scalable solution designed using an energy digital twin will optimize heating and cooling requirements in production and packaging processes.
SeAH Changwon Special Steel orders second ABB stirring technology for steel plant in South Korea
ABB ArcSave® will improve productivity and resource efficiency of an existing electric arc furnace. The furnace has a steelmaking capacity of 100 tons and produces both carbon and stainless steel. Order follows an installation of ABB’s electromagnetic stirrer on another SeAH electric arc furnace in 2018.
Siemens & Salesforce team up to accelerate servitization and drive manufacturing profitability
Siemens and Salesforce are collaborating to help manufacturers increase service efficiency and create new revenue streams. Teamcenter Service Lifecycle Management (SLM) app connects Siemens’ leading Teamcenter Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) with Salesforce Manufacturing Cloud and Service Cloud, enabling integrated, cross discipline collaboration that drive digital transformation. The new AI-based SaaS integration helps manufacturers build feedback loops between service execution and product development, enabling continuous innovation.
Siemens innovates Sinamics S210 servo drive system with new hardware and software for an even larger range of applications
New V6 software generation with new functions like a single positioner to reduce the load of the controller, and EtherNet/IP to allow third-party controllers to be connected. Simulation via DriveSim Advanced enables virtual commissioning in advance, ensuring drive process requirements are met efficiently and cost-effectively. New hardware architecture with functional enhancements like a second encoder interface and 3C3 (H2S and SO2) coating increases precision and robustness.
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