Day: July 15, 2017

  • Fujitsu extends product portfolio with connectors from Neltron

    Fujitsu extends product portfolio with connectors from Neltron

    Fujitsu Electronics Europe is extending its line card portfolio to include products from Neltron Industrial. The Taiwan-based company manufactures ROHS compliant connectors of various types. With this partnership, FEEU is seeking to widen the range of its offerings and to create new synergies between them, strengthening its role as a Value Added Distribution Partner for…

  • Toyota showcases its new advanced autonomous car platform to Boston robotics community

    Toyota showcases its new advanced autonomous car platform to Boston robotics community

    Boston has become one of the main centres for robotics technologies in recent years, with many well-known companies emerging from the area.  Perhaps with this in mind, the Toyota Research Institute decided to showcase its latest developments in autonomous vehicle technology, something it’s calling “Platform 2.0” – basically, its new driverless car – to attendees…

  • HMS Industrial launches new smart grid connectivity gateway

    HMS Industrial launches new smart grid connectivity gateway

    New IXXAT SG-gateways from HMS Industrial Networks enable data exchange between infrastructure and energy networks based on IEC61850 or IEC60870-5-104, and common fieldbus and industrial Ethernet systems, says the company. While industrial communication between devices and systems is typically done with fieldbus and industrial Ethernet, modern infrastructure and energy networks are based upon other protocol…

  • New report highlights 5G opportunities for operators

    New report highlights 5G opportunities for operators

    New business models are emerging as enterprises and solution providers get ready for the next generation of mobile networks, according to a new report.  In its latest report, 5G Deployment Models Are Crystallizing, Arthur D. Little examines the opportunities that exist for telecom operators to facilitate new business ecosystems enabled by the next generation of…

  • Americans positive about future of manufacturing but wouldn’t want to work in it

    Americans positive about future of manufacturing but wouldn’t want to work in it

    Americans are optimistic about the future of manufacturing despite saying they wouldn’t want to work in the sector.  The US manufacturing industry suffers from an important image problem that undermines its competitiveness, says a new opinion survey by Deloitte and the National Association of Manufacturers. Only 50 per cent of Americans think manufacturing jobs are…

  • Next generation pick-to-light offers dynamic automation scalability

    Next generation pick-to-light offers dynamic automation scalability

    By Thomas Cutler Until now pick-to-light equipment has represented a significant fixed capital expense with little consideration for variable use, often driven by seasonality, warehouse/distribution variance, and project management flux. From manufacturers to 3PL (third-party logistics) companies, these swings in low or high usage represented a level of waste as purchased lights went unused and…