Enabling employee productivity through technology

Enabling employee productivity through technology

Charlie Camphin, WorkForce Software Vice President of Sales, APJ Employee productivity, or how effectively employee time is managed, is key to ensuring a business can execute its overall strategy. In the competitive manufacturing industry, a sustained increase in employee productivity can give the business a competitive advantage. Manufacturing businesses that implement workforce management technology can […]

World Robotics Report 2016: Collaborative robots as market driver

World Robotics Report 2016: Collaborative robots as market driver

Universal Robots welcomes new report that documents how “cobots” are now the hottest growth segment in industrial automation with forecasts showing no signs of slowing. The World Robotics Report 2016 recently released by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) forecasts that compact, user-friendly collaborative robots will become a key driver in the automation market. The […]

Robot revolution: rise of the intelligent automated workforce

Robot revolution: rise of the intelligent automated workforce

Danushka Bollegala Senior Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool Losing jobs to technology is nothing new. Since the industrial revolution, roles that were once exclusively performed by humans have been slowly but steadily replaced by some form of automated machinery. Even in cases where the human worker is not completely replaced […]

How new technology is changing market research

How new technology is changing market research

-Bill McMurray, Managing Director, Asia Pacific and Japan, Qualtrics  The rapid evolution of technologies such as mobility, data analytics, and cloud computing, is changing the way organisations gain insight into their markets. This technology is making it easier for manufacturers to accelerate business decisions through insight gained from market research platforms. Of all the new […]

3D happy with EMEX

“We have been exhibiting at Emex for the past five years, with good results. However this year we had an outstanding success with multiple large orders for our new UP BOX 3d printers. The UP BOX allows customers to 3d print in a multitude of industry plastics, including wood! ” -Bruce Jackson, 3D Printing Systems […]

NZ manufacturing start-up bucking convention, taking on the world

NZ manufacturing start-up bucking convention, taking on the world

Manufacturing is in decline in much of the Western world. However, New Zealand-owned start-up PGE Injection Moulding is bucking this trend. The company is already exporting its expertise with its first products being used in marine safety applications by a US-based company. Established three years ago, PGE specialises in titanium injection moulding – a complex […]

Networked Manufacturing

Networked Manufacturing

– Dieter Adam, CEO of the NZMEA The next wave of technological developments, described as Industry 4.0, have the potential to substantially change the nature of manufacturing, around the world and in New Zealand. Though its future and realities are uncertain, it could represent huge opportunities for those who can leverage technology, and risks if […]

Solid Edge ST9 software provides new cloud capabilities

Solid Edge ST9 software provides new cloud capabilities

The latest release of Siemens’ Solid Edge software (Solid Edge ST9) for mainstream computer-aided design (CAD) provides flexible and easy access to the full capabilities of Solid Edge with cloud-based licensing, user preferences, and collaboration tools. In addition, the new built-in data management capabilities, with zero IT support requirements, enable users to easily index their […]

Five steps to protecting Industrial Internet of Things infrastructure

1. Implement layer-7 inspection technologies for improved visibility Granular visibility of ICS protocols is a helpful step to increasing intelligence over data traffic. Linking this visibility to users and inspecting file-bearing applications is an essential part of this process. Next-generation firewalls employing advanced deep-packet inspection technology can help to deliver this capability. 2. Apply zero-trust […]

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