AMI CONSOLIDATOR ARCHIVE

The Manufacturing News Consolidator

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Below is the archive collection of that news categorized by Innovation, Workforce Development, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Other News.

Innovation News

What is AIOps? Injecting intelligence into IT operations

Cloud platforms, managed service providers, and organizations undertaking digital transformations are beginning to reap the benefits of an emerging IT trend: the use of AI-powered IT operations technology to monitor and manage the IT portfolio…

A plan to strengthen Illinois manufacturers

To strengthen small to mid-sized manufacturing companies in Illinois, Northern Illinois University’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET) and the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) have received a grant to develop and adopt Industry…

Product News: AVEVA’s comprehensive operations-control software

AVEVA announced that it will be making its Operations Control solutions available as a single subscription for the first time, promising industrial organizations of all sizes to develop collaborative workforces, scale effectively, and optimize operations…

Recycling Facility to Process All Household Plastic Waste in Sweden

Swedish Plastic Recycling (Svensk Plaståtervinning) is investing 1 billion Swedish krona — more than $116.5 million — to develop a state-of-the-art plastics recycling facility at its existing facility in Motala, Sweden. The new operation will…

Industry Support Organizations Adapt to Digital Transformation

The automation industry has changed dramatically over the past decade with the advent of Industry 4.0 and the drive for greater connectedness and digitalization of all plant floor devices and related data. In response, technology…
Workforce Development News

Smart vs. Intelligent: It’s All in the Silos

We hear a lot about intelligent enterprises, smart operations, smart manufacturing, and so on. But what do the terms “intelligent” and “smart” really mean in these contexts? Is there any difference between them? Being “smart”…

Breaking down barriers to keep manufacturing connected

There’s no denying that the manufacturing industry plays a crucial role in the UK’s economy. It provides employment for around 2.6 million people, makes up 44% of total UK exports, and contributes 11% towards Gross Value Added…

Executives Bullish about Post-Pandemic Trade Prospects

Despite ongoing pandemic-related restrictions, U.S businesses have a positive outlook toward international trade and travel this year, according to a new report released on March 11. However, the recovery they predict depends on robust international flows of…

Parallel Paths to Reducing Plastic Waste in the Environment

The Alliance to End Plastic Waste, an international non-profit organization, welcomed five new members to its membership ranks: Amcor plc, Atlantic Packaging Co., Inter Pipeline Ltd., Kirin Holdings, and Novacel. These additions bring to 57…

Digital Twins in Health Already Helping in Disease Treatment

Digital twins in health care have begun to help practitioners understand patient conditions, even novel ones such as COVID-19’s impact on the lungs. A digital twin is a virtual representation of a physical object or system…

The ABCs of DEI

The changing social climate has companies reevaluating their approach to diversity, equity and inclusion. Many businesses faced a call for action in 2020 to clearly state their positions on the social justice and civil rights…
Mergers & Acquisitions News

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Other News

Bringing Artificial Intelligence to Remote Access

IBM announced a new collaboration with engineering consultancy firm Black and Veatch to combine IBM’s Maximo Application Suite of software products with Black and Veatch’s experience in the field of real-time data analytics. Remote access…

Is White House Crackdown on Ransomware Having Any Effect?

ISMG’s Scott Ferguson detail White House efforts to combat ransomware via geopolitical and law enforcement means, as well as by boosting the cyber resiliency of the U.S. private sector and government agencies.

ExxonMobil Presents High-Loft, Ultra-Soft Nonwovens at Index 20

In collaboration with Reifenhäuser Reicofil, a global supplier of nonwoven, meltblown, and composite production lines, ExxonMobil has developed high-loft, ultra-soft nonwoven fabrics that can be tailored to specific applications. The “breakthrough solution” will be presented…

Siemens’ Simatic Micro-Drive

Siemens is extending its drive portfolio in the safety extra-low-voltage range for 24-48V EC motors by introducing a new servo drive system named Simatic Micro-Drive. The new system with UL and CE marked components consists…

Recalculating Autonomous Lift Trucks

If you were at ProMat or Modex about 10 years ago, you may have stopped by a booth where Egemin and MFC Cat, now part of Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas, were exhibiting a hybrid lift truck.…

Enabling Flexible Batch Production With Integrated Machining

WFL Millturn Technologies has always been involved in the field of automation. From articulated robots to gantry loaders, every system combined with a MILLTURN brings a high-tech element and a breath of fresh air into…
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