BMW Group Selects NVIDIA to Redefine Factory Logistics

NVIDIA - BMW Group has selected the new NVIDIA Isaac robotics platform to enhance its automotive factories — utilizing logistics robots built on advanced AI computing and visualization technologies, the companies announced today.

The right control cabinet in a matter of minutes

Festo - With the Cabinet Guido Online from Festo engineers and designers working on water technology are able to create purpose-built, ready-to-install control cabinets in record time – and make considerable savings compared to conventional custom-designed control cabinets. It enables engineers and designers to configure and order their new control cabinet solution in a smart and intuitive way.

Affordable, Office-friendly, Full-Color 3D Printing

Stratasys - Making fast, full-color design realism accessible to designers and teams everywhere, Stratasys today unveiled the new J55 3D Printer. At about a third the price of enterprise-class PolyJet printers, the J55 combines realism and productivity, including high fidelity and five simultaneously printed materials that enable nearly 500,000 colors, PANTONE Validation, realistic textures and transparency in one printed part.

Chameleon’s tongue for industrial automation wins design prizes

Festo - Grasping workpieces like a chameleon’s tongue – that’s the functional principle of Festo’s adaptive shape gripper DHEF. The gripper can thus pick, gather and place objects of many different shapes without any need for manual changeovers. This is why it won renowned distinctions in 2020 including the iF Design Award and the Red Dot Design Award.


Technical Work on OPC UA Safety Completed
A new world of automation

Industrial networks

IODDfinder – The smart solution
Wi-Fi Alliance brings Wi-Fi 6 into 6 GHz
Bluetooth launches new direction finding feature

Drive technology

5 facts about hydraulics that may surprise automators
Efficient, intelligent, compact and quiet


New cable management kit pairs with any cobot arm

Vision, Sensors & Switches

Top Spots in ABI Research’s Industrial Machine Vision Camera Vendor Competitive Assessment

Factory Equipment

e-spool flex: guide cables without slip ring
Mimaki Expands Portfolio with Large-Scale 3D Printer
Safety as a strategic process
Additive manufacturing being put into practice

Process Equipment

Alfa Laval launches innovative boundary-breaking heat transfer technology for heavy industry duties
ELRi – the intelligent liquid ring vacuum pump
thyssenkrupp gains second order for modular chlorine plant

Logistics Equipment

Speed record: Printing on cables at over 60 km/h
Agility Robotics to sell first Digit robots to Ford
DJI Demonstrates Direct Drone-To-Phone Remote Identification
Seismic Acquisition with the Use of Unmanned Drones and Vehicle

Company & Sector News

NAMUR Annual General Meeting postponed to 2021
Industrial Pioneers Summit offers AI and ML for practitioners
2nd Lightweighting Summit to be held on “Lightweight Tuesday”
European industries unite to call for an ambitious EU industrial strategy
Keen interest in artificial intelligence

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