How American machine builder JSI built a ‘truly connected’ machine using IIoT technology from HMS

Paper slitting machines from American machine builder JSI are well-connected indeed.

By using technology from HMS Industrial Networks, and system design by Millennium Controls, JSI can remotely access and control the machine via the internet and also enable wired and wireless communication between different parts of the machine.

All this allows JSI to offer an even more competitive and connected machine. Paper slitting machine from JSI with a robotic arm allowing blades to be changed automatically.  Continue reading How American machine builder JSI built a ‘truly connected’ machine using IIoT technology from HMS

Industrial internet: ABB signs deal with Huawei to develop robotics and automation solutions

ABB’s two-armed collaborative robot at Huawei Connect
ABB’s two-armed collaborative robot at Huawei Connect

ABB and Huawei say their agreement will help drive industries towards a ‘fully connected era’

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has signed a memorandum of understanding with ABB to robotics and automation technologies, including solutions for the power generation sector.

Under the deal, agreed at the Huawei Connect event earlier this month, the two parties will integrate Huawei LTE-based OneAir products and technologies into ABB robots and industrial automation solutions.

The cooperative mission involves the realization of remote wireless robotic monitoring, management, configuration, big data applications, and visualized intelligent manufacturing to jointly promote full industrial connectivity.  Continue reading Industrial internet: ABB signs deal with Huawei to develop robotics and automation solutions

Be part of our new publication: Industrial Internet

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Contribute articles and advertise in our new digital publication

Robotics and Automation News is planning a new ebook with the working title Industrial Internet.

The digital publication will be distributed through Apple and Amazon stores. Moreover, advertisers and commercial partners will have their content featured on the RoboticsAndAutomationNews.com website and Sensor Data, the accompanying newsletter.

The publication is planned to contain features about the following subjects:

  • Industrial Internet of Things
  • Machine-to-Machine Networks
  • Industrial Networks
  • Wireless Networks
  • Industrial Computers
  • Human Machine Interface
  • Control Systems
  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
  • Ethernet
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Deep Learning
  • Machine Learning
  • Manufacturing
  • Smart Factories
  • Transportation
  • Logistics
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Management

These are the subjects which are planned. However, it partly depends on you. If you are interested in other subjects we have not listed, contact us and let us know.

If you would like to be featured within any of the features listed or any new ones we develop in co-operation with you, we can agree a structure for a commercial partnership.

An example of a typical partnership would be: Article and Advertising package – from $500.

For more information, contact us: sales[at]roboticsandautomationnews.com

 

NXP enters US DoT’s vehicle-to-x Smart City Challenge

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NXP Semiconductors has joined the US Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge as a provider of vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X) technology.

With this partnership, NXP, together with its partner Cohda Wireless, will provide the contest’s winning community with wireless technology that allows cars to securely exchange data, such as hazard warnings, over distances of more than a mile to prevent accidents and improve traffic flow.

The Smart City Challenge is a nationwide competition set to award the winning, medium-sized US city a prize of $50 million through the DoT and its partners, for that city’s ideas to develop the connected city of the future and address the challenges that growing populations present to transportation infrastructure.  Continue reading NXP enters US DoT’s vehicle-to-x Smart City Challenge

Ocado prepares to go global with its ‘world first’ logistics automation platform

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Cambridge Consultants claims to have created an entirely new logistics automation system for Ocado

The British public’s perception of Ocado may be that it’s not a well known company outside the UK. It’s likely not the first name that would come to mind when asked about big grocery chains – what with the ubiquitous presence of Tesco, Sainsbury’s and others.

And in the logistics automation business, it could be described as an absolute beginner.

But Ocado, which claims to be the world’s largest online-only grocery retailer, has set its sights on becoming a global provider of logistics automation platforms.  Continue reading Ocado prepares to go global with its ‘world first’ logistics automation platform

Yamaha buys into autonomous vehicle tech startup

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Veniam already has customers for its autonomous vehicle networking technology, which utilises IoT

Yamaha has bought a tech startup that develops networks for autonomous road vehicles. The Japanese manufacturer most famous for its motorcycles made an investment of $2 million into Silicon Valley startup company Veniam.

The company says this investment represents the first opportunity explored by its new business subsidiary, Yamaha Motor Ventures and Laboratory Silicon Valley (YMVSV), which began operations in Silicon Valley in August 2015.

Veniam is engaged in the service provision and communication hardware development and sale of wireless mesh networking, a technology that is suited to communication between moving vehicles, and between moving vehicles and stationary objects.

In other words, Veniam has developed technology which provides fleets of vehicles with network connectivity for vehicle telemetry and communications, as well as internet access to passengers in the car. Continue reading Yamaha buys into autonomous vehicle tech startup