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ABB launches OptiFact™ to unlock full potential of factory data
OptiFact collects, manages, and analyzes data from hundreds of factory devices centrally, saving up to 25% time in data collection and analysis. The new platform, which complements ABB Robotics’ existing digital solution suite, helps factory operators increase production uptime by up to 20%. Pilot projects confirm OptiFact’s ease of use, ability to speed decision-making and optimize operations.
Siemens and Progressture Solar Collaborate to Drive Malaysia's Green Energy Transition
Siemens, and Progressture Power Sdn Bhd (Progressture Solar) have joined forces in a groundbreaking partnership to drive Malaysia's green energy transition agenda forward through digitization technologies. The two companies officially inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Smart Nation Expo 2023 to advance converged energy solutions that integrates energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE).
Skkynet Reports Strong Sales Growth and Robust Profitability in Third Quarter
Skkynet Cloud Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce its quarter-end operating and financial results for the period ended July 31, 2023.  The Company reported a record second quarter revenue of $630,040 compared to $530,075 for the same period in 2022, a 19% year over year revenue growth. Comprehensive income from operations for the 3-month period was $69,680 compared to $17,280 for the same period in 2022 due to increased sales.
ABB to roll out electric powertrain system for ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel’s new steel mill in Hazira, India
ABB is partnering with SMS group to supply all the medium-voltage (MV) motors and MV drives for a new hot strip mill at Hazira, in Gujarat. Gearless solution to provide greater reliability for the roughing mill. Low-voltage (LV) drives will also support auxiliary equipment. New plant will produce around 5.5 million tons of steel strip per year.
ABB to invest $280 million in its European Robotics hub in Sweden
Significant upgrade of the site in Västerås follows recent investments in China and the United States. 65,000 m2 integrated Robotics Campus replaces existing site bringing together automated manufacturing, R&D, customer experience and training centers to develop next generation AI-enabled technologies, strengthening the company’s global leadership. Campus will strengthen ABB’s “local for local” set up increasing production capacity by 50% to enhance ABB’s ability to meet growing demand for flexible automation and robotics solutions close to its European customers.
Ascento rolls out latest autonomous security patrolling robot with new $4.3m funding round to tackle global security guard personnel shortage
Robotics startup launches latest autonomous outdoor security patrolling robot, Ascento Guard. This next gen security tech allows companies to save cost and do more work.
Rockwell Automation Offers More Functionality on the Plant Floor, Releases New, Fully Managed Switches
Rockwell Automation, Inc., the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, today announced the release of a new line of Stratix switches that offer increased functionality. Stratix 5200 switches are easier to set up, configure and offer enhanced security features.
Honeywell Leverages Quantum Computing Encryption Keys To Bolster Utilities' Data Security Against Cyber Threats
Company becomes the first to integrate quantum-computing-hardened encryption keys into smart meters for gas, water and electric utilities. Quantinuum's advanced technology provides heightened protection against threats to end users and critical infrastructure
Siemens’ climate-neutral campus in Zug highlights investment in excellence and Switzerland
Investment of CHF250 million creates climate neutral campus for 1,700 colleagues. State-of-the-art sustainability flagship built by combining real and digital worlds. Inauguration of R&D facility marks final addition to the Siemens Campus in Zug. Siemens Smart Infrastructure business aims to advance technology for a greener future.
Comau Elevates Stellantis Automotive Plant with Advanced Automation for SUV Production
Comau has introduced advanced automation solutions at the Stellantis Automotive Plant in Betim, Minas Gerais, as part of a major initiative to produce Fiat's leading SUV models, the Pulse and the debut Fastback Coupe, specifically for the Brazilian market.
Emerson Accelerates Factory Automation Capabilities With Agreement to Acquire Afag
Acquisition expands Emerson’s factory automation served market by $9 billion and enhances exposure to key growth markets in discrete and hybrid
Q2 2023 Global Semiconductor Equipment Billings Dip 2% Year-Over-Year
Global semiconductor equipment billings dipped 2% year-over-year to US$25.8 billion in the second quarter of 2023, while quarter-over-quarter billings slipped 4%, SEMI announced today in its Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Market Statistics (WWSEMS) Report.
Tata Steel and ABB Collaborate to Explore Technologies to Reduce Carbon Footprint of Steel Production
Tata Steel Ltd and ABB, a global technology leader, have formalized their collaboration by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), aimed at jointly developing innovative solutions to reduce the carbon footprint associated with steel production.
Honeywell and Arbin Instruments Join Forces to Transform Large-Scale Lithium-Ion Battery Manufacturing
Honeywell has announced a significant upgrade to its Battery Manufacturing Excellence Platform (MXP) to assist lithium-ion battery manufacturers and gigafactories. This development stems from a collaboration with Arbin Instruments, which integrated an advanced autonomous formation system into the platform. This innovation directly addresses the pressing concerns of battery manufacturers, including the need to boost the production capacity of battery cells while simultaneously reducing the space required and lowering energy costs.
Mujin Secures $85M in Series C Funding to Accelerate Intelligent Robotic Automation
Japan’s fastest-growing intelligent robotics company, Mujin, secures capital to pave the way for a new era of robotic automation.
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