Dr VK Saraswat: Indian production system should be design-oriented

The FICCI-EFESO Consulting (India) Survey on Manufacturing Excellence was also released during the event. Read more...

What trends are impacting metal casting?

Various factors are forcing the metal casting industry to reevaluate its approaches to stay competitive. Emily Newton discusses some of the important trends that will have a significant impact on the industry’s future. Read more...

Four ways to improve manufacturing efficiency using managed IT services

Manufacturing organisations have special technology needs. With the right managed IT services provider, manufacturing companies can automate and enhance processes as well as overall productivity of the internal IT teams, says Neelesh Kripalani of Clover Infotech Read more...

TATA-Indian Institute Skills to provide training on factory automation

With automation gaining traction, skills will be a crucial differentiator. Automation and robotics are relatively new age tech and this endeavour will add more strength to the adaption and development of new technologies. Read more...

How will 5G improve industrial automation?

As part of Industry 4.0, more automated systems are relying on the IoT than ever. Since 5G will bring network improvements, it will improve the IoT and consequently improve automation, says Megan Ray Nichols. Read more...

The new normal in manufacturing sector

COVID 19 pandemic has profoundly changed the approach towards manufacturing. With hygiene and safety taking precedence, companies are looking to adopt collaborative robots (Cobots) and IIoT-based intelligent devices in production plants. So, will this be the new normal? Read more...

How will mobile connectivity impact manufacturing?

Industry 4.0 is changing the face of manufacturing. As the world gets ready to switch to 5G technology, wireless connectivity will make it even more promising. Though they may seem insignificant on the surface, mobile networks have potential to revolutionise manufacturing, says Megan Ray Nichols. Read more...

igus develops robot control software for its cost effective automation systems

Different robot kinematics can be programmed and controlled with the software. A digital twin simulates the movements to programme a suitable solution before purchase. Read more...

HARTING to present Industry 4.0 and IIoT solutions in digital form

Under the HARTING Experts Camp lable, the connectivity specialist is now offering a powerful platform to facilitate customer dialogue and communication Read more...

igus GmbH to hold an annual press conference digitally

This press conference will feature about plastics innovations in 2020 Read more...

AVEVA and Axonify collaborate for first Industry 4.0 AI Microlearning solution

This strategic partnership with Axonify makes AVEVA the first leading digitalisation company to deliver microlearning solutions for industrial operations staff Read more...

B&R Innovation Day 2020 highlights value of new technology in manufacturing

The Innovation Day 2020 offered thought-provoking discussions, presentations, live demos, interactive sessions with industry experts, and hands-on technical workshops. Read more...

IMTEX FORMING 2020 & Tooltech 2020 focus on AM and industry 4.0

IMTEX FORMING 2020 & Tooltech 2020, organised by Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA), was inaugurated at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bengaluru recently. Read more...

IMTEX FORMING 2020 & Tooltech 2020 to focus on AM and industry 4.0

This is the largest IMTEX FORMING exhibition held thus far Read more...

Minoo Impex plans to keep up with Industry 4.0

Minoo Impex is one of the leading players in test and measurement instruments market in India. Industry 4.0 – a buzzword across industries – is the biggest driver in electronics industry as well. Read more...

“Industry 4.0 is a critical mega-trend affecting India”

Disruptions like automation and digitalization are changing the skill sets needed for managing manufacturing operations. Companies increasingly prefer to invest in artificial intelligence (AI) rather than up-skilling their employees. Read more...

Schneider Electric opens second Smart Factory in India at Bengaluru

The facility, which manufacturers IT products and drives for Indian and global customers, is one of Schneider Electric’s key smart facilities in this region Read more...

LVD to showcase Industry 4.0 products at Blechexpo in Germany

LVD is all set to showcase its Industry 4.0-ready products at Blechexpo to be held from November 5-8, 2019 at Stuttgart (Germany) Read more...

Why Smart Manufacturing is vital for success of Make in India campaign?

Though Industry 4.0 is at the nascent phase in India, government’s Make in India program and Smart City Mission has created ample opportunities and incentives to develop Smart Manufacturing ecosystem in India Read more...

“Industry 4.0 is inconceivable without functional machine safety”

To compete globally, Indian companies, who are feeling the need of advanced production optimisation tools, have started investing in automation. But the digital transformation poses new challenges with regard to machine safety, says Sagar Bhosale, Managing Director, Schmersal India Pvt Ltd. Read more...

How to leverage virtual and augmented reality in Industry 4.0?

Virtual (VR) and augmented reality (AR) - at present prevalent in gaming, entertainment and education sectors - are relatively low hanging fruits in Industry 4.0. Used effectively, both AR and VR can help solve many issues faced with Industry 4.0, making the best talent even more productive, says Divy Shrivastava. Read more...

Industry 4.0: A Challenge or opportunity

Mega trends those are transforming India economy is urbanisation: Now SMEs can see opportunity by visualising city as a customer, infrastructure development, smart is the new green, innovating to zero: e.g. zero defects, zero debt. Read more...

Industry 4.0 is changing dynamics of manufacturing industry

In this article, Utkarsh Bansal, analyse changing trends that shall revolutionise in manufacturing industry, Read more...

EMAG showcases solutions on Industry 4.0 and EV at EMO 2019

Problems solving requires right tools and the corresponding know-how. Both go hand-in-hand with each other. Thus, EMAG booth at the EMO 2019 – held in September in Germany - featured the latest machine tools and automation solutions. Read more...

LVD to showcase Industry 4.0 products at Blechexpo

The showcased product range comprise of the Dyna-Cell robotic bending cell, ToolCell automated tool changing press brake, ultra-high-speed Electra 10 kw fiber laser cutting machine, and CADMAN® software. Read more...

WSN tech to deliver advanced sensing enabling Industry 4.0

Being relatively less costly, wireless sensor network (WSN) has allowed businesses to deploy hundreds or even thousands of sensing nodes within their facilities, creating IIoT systems, says Mark Patrick. Read more...

HANNOVER MESSE 2020 to show the way forward amid turbulent times

Coinciding with a period of rapid technological change and political and economic uncertainty, HM 2020 will shed light on opportunities arising from changing buyer behaviour Read more...

EMAG to showcase solutions on Industry 4.0, electromobility & UMTI at EMO 2019

EMO will introduce universal machine tool interface (UMTI), a different kind of networking developed by 17 project partners and the German machine tool builders' association (VDW). Read more...

“Industry 4.0 is continuously sensing the durability of the system”

The theory of enhancing the time of any automobile or machinery is a routine service. The idea is to plan for a predictive maintenance of the line, wherein a sudden breakdown can be prevented. Biswajyoti Mandal, Vice President, Read more...

Automation & robotics enhance quality: Ezhilmaran Arumugam

In this interview, Ezhilmaran Arumugam, MD & Co-Founder, Axis Global Automation Group of Companies, highlights importance of automation and robotics for the industry Read more...

Machine tools is the backbone of manufacturing sector: Shyamal Ram

In this interview, Shyamal Ram, Senior Manager Sales, Jyoti CNC Automation Ltd, says that hybrid machines with additive manufacturing features are one of the emerging trends Read more...

Industry 4.0: A must to gain global competitiveness

If Indian manufacturing sector has to win against global competition, there is no escape from integrating principles of Industry 4.0 with the Make in India initiative. Read more...

Igus launches UL certified CAT5e and CAT6 cables for Industry 4.0

CAT5e or CAT6 cables are indispensable for the implementation of Industry 4.0 in automation. Igus has now further developed two highly flexible Ethernet cables, CFBUS.045 and CFBUS.049, specifically for use in the energy chain. Read more...

Schmersal to exhibit safety solutions at Automotive Engineering Show

The Schmersal Group will be showcasing an extensive range of coordinated safety components and safety systems for robots & Industry 4.0 Read more...

High-quality sensor data is crucial for Industry 4.0

Sensors are the links between the digital and the real world. Therefore, sensor technology - a key mechanical engineering component - is one of the most important factors in the implementation of Industry 4.0, says Annedore Bose-Munde. Read more...

“Industry 4.0 is inevitable”

One of the major concerns in the industry today is to convince people to adapt energy efficient technology. According to Palaniswamy PL, Director, Sales, Marketing & Services, Danfoss Drives, India is a very value-for-money concept country. Read more...

Siemens displays smart solutions for Industry 4.0 at Hannover Messe 2019

Its offering ranges from the use of artificial intelligence and edge computing through to the factory and process automation of the future. It also includes energy solutions for network operators and digital enterprises. Read more...

Reaping the benefits of Industry 4.0 in foundry industry

Industry 4.0 will act as a boon for industries functioning in highly competitive environment. Read more...

Hannover Messe 2019 concludes promising tangible digital transformation

Artificial intelligence in industry and robotics, the potential of the new 5G mobile communications standard for industrial applications, lightweight design, and the future of work in a time of increasing digitalisation were this year’s most important topics at the world’s leading tradeshow for industrial technology. Read more...

ABB and Ericsson join hands for wireless automation for flexible factories

The collaboration enhances their joint vision for the future of flexible production with advanced automation and wireless communication. Read more...

Nano Dimension offers world’s first side mounted technology for additively manufactured PCBs

The novel technology can print and solder components to the top, bottom and sides of the PCB Read more...

EEPC India is helping SMEs in technology upgradation: Ravi Sehgal

On the eve of Hannover Messe 2019, Ravi Sehgal, Chairman, EEPC India, speaks about the performance of India’s engineering sector and steps taking EEPC to nurturing exports. Read more...

From scalability to customisation: Why Industry 4.0 is helping growth

Industry 4.0 is about doing things differently. That is the only way to win the market today. Terri Hiskey believes it’s not just about improved performance and efficiency but also about investments into new manufacturing technologies that enhance agility, flexibility, and speed-to-market when designing and launching new products and services. Read more...

NITI Aayog and ABB facilitate adoption of AI technologies by MSMEs

Aligned with the national objective of ‘AI for All’, a workshop was conducted to discuss various facets of AI based technology adoption across key sectors of the Indian economy Read more...

FZI to exhibit Intelligent IoT solution for logistics and production at Hannover Messe

FZI will also showcase safe use of AI in production, intelligent solution for autonomous parking of electric vehicles, use of robots in space missions, among others Read more...

Tech leaders discuss convergence of IT & OT at India Confex 2019

Technology experts from Tata Communications, Bosch, Infor, Microsoft and others gathered at the event Read more...

Motors industry: Driven by technology

Essential government initiatives such as 100 per cent electrification of vehicles might be the push needed to complement the growth of electric motors market over the coming years, says Neellohit Banerjee. Read more...

LANCOM Systems to present SDN for Industry 4.0 at Hannover Messe 2019

LANCOM will also display for the first time at a trade fair, the IAP-4G+ LTE router for harsh environments Read more...

IAMD show to display solutions at Hannover Messe 2019

The displays will include smart hydraulic, pneumatic, actuator and drive components for manufacturing Read more...

Schneider Electric launches low-voltage circuit breakers Masterpact MTZ in India

Schneider strengthens its Industry 4.0 play with this next generation product, which has embedded Class 1 metering Read more...

Adaptation of industry 4.0 is seeking more H&P systems

Nowadays, end consumers are looking for robust and reliable pneumatics hydraulics systems which are worth the money that is being paid. Read more...

EMO Hannover 2019 to be held in September

This will be the 22nd edition for the world's leading trade fair for metalworking. Read more...

Digitalization paves path for sustained growth for machine tools industry: Vijay Pratap Singh

In this interview, Vijay Pratap Singh of Siemens India, explains how digitalization is radically changing the production environment in machine tools industry. Read more...

Siemens introduces digital experience and application centre for machine tools industry

The Centre will provide a hands-on experience for machine tool builders and act as an essential link between technology and skill upgradation in the Industry 4.0 era. Read more...

Schneider Electric celebrates 50 years of its first PLC Modicon

Modicon, short for Modular Digital Control, helps in improved profitability for customers in terms of reduced marketing time and production downtime. Read more...

AXISCADES and Altizon partner to offer solutions for ‘Factory of the Future’

Partnership will focus on the Industry 4.0 needs of Aerospace, automotive and heavy engineering space Read more...

Stratasys and NTTF launch additive manufacturing certification course in India

Launched at Stratasys India User Forum, the training program is designed to help students to learn new technologies in 3D printing and make them future industry ready. Read more...

QuEST partners with Airbus to foster innovation in India

Flagship applied engineering contest Ingenium 2018 to focus on solutions around Industry 4.0 Read more...

Industry 4.0 is incomplete without machine safety '

Industry 4.0 would be inconceivable without functional machine safety. But the digital transformation poses new challenges for experts in safety technology. Read more...

IMTMA hosts 12th National Productivity Summit in Chennai

The summit showcased competitiveness and sustainable growth in manufacturing as Industry 4.0 adoption scales up across India Read more...

Riding the Industry 4.0 wave

India can fast-track its transformation as the manufacturing hub of the world by blending advanced manufacturing technologies and Industry 4.0 with low cost labour available in the country, says Sameer Gandhi. Read more...

Metal cutting specialist Seco partners MachineMetrics to offer manufacturing analytics

MachineMetrics’ manufacturing analytics engine will provide Seco and its customers a technological resource for their advancement into Industry 4.0 Read more...

SCHUNK launches world's first gripper with certified PROFINET interface

With a variable gripping force between 50 N and 600 N, SCHUNK EGL PROFINET parallel gripper covers an extremely wide range of components. Read more...

Igus smart plastics increases plant safety, reduces maintenance costs

The new intelligent plastic solutions offer many options for predictive maintenance Read more...

Beckhoff launches ultra-compact C6015 Industrial PC for process industries

The ultra-compact C6015 IPC is the ideal space-saving, high-performance IoT edge device to fully utilise these advantages for new and legacy systems in the process industries Read more...

Industry 4.0: Transforming auto making processes

Industry 4.0 – an amalgamation of information technology and manufacturing technologies - is bringing together robots, data and connected devices for creating a productive environment. With its advanced technological solutions for manufacturing, Industry 4.0 is transforming the production landscape in automotive and auto component industry, says Rakesh Rao. Read more...

Automation Expo 2018 to work towards Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 has become a reality with technologies such as smart sensors, advanced robotics, Internet of Thing (IoT) devices, advanced analytics, Artificial Intelligence and machine learning. IIoT creates the ‘smart factory’, wherein machinery, storage systems and production are capable of carrying out complex tasks. Read more...

India will become a key player in the global machine tools industry

Wendt India draws its technological superiority from Wendt GmbH which is a part of Winterthur Technology Group (WTG ) Switzerland and sound and ethical management practices from Murugappa Group. While Wendt GmbH is the pioneer in super abrasive tooling solutions and high precision grinding machines for insert grinding and steel industries for over 8 decades, the 100 year Murugappa Group is the market leader in diverse businesses such as engineering, abrasives, finance, general insurance, cycles Read more...

Adoption of Industry 4.0 is at a nascent stage in India

Over the last 35 years of manufacturing and marketing experience supported by a policy of innovation, Ahire Machine Tools Pvt Ltd (AMT) group is a force to be reckoned in Machine Tools Industry. Read more...

Industry 4.0 offerings expanded

Siemens adds four Mindsphere application centers for digital innovations in Pune, Noida and Gurgaon(two). Siemens in India announced the expansion of its Industry 4.0 offerings with the launch of four MindSphere application centres across the country. Read more...

Industry 4.0 can leapfrog Indian manufacturing

The government is hoping India to become the fifth largest manufacturing country in the world by the end of year 2020 through Make in India initiative. K Shankar feels that a digital push to Industry 4.0 as a policy will allow the country to achieve this highly ambitious goal. Read more...

Manufacturing 2020: A smart fusion of digital & industrial world

Industry 4.0 can be considered as a ‘Fusion of online world and the world of industrial production’. By adopting Industry 4.0, Niteen Inamdar believes that India can acheive operational excellence and become a global manufacturing powerhouse by 2020. Read more...

Manufacturing for Industry 4.0

At 27%, India stands slightly behind the global average of 33% in terms of level of digitisation encapsulated within its economy. Vijay Wadhwan believes that India has the potential to become the digital factory of the world by being at the forefront of change and adoption of the global digital revolution. Read more...

Beckhoff to showcase its PC-based control technology at Achema 2018

At Achema 2018, leading trade show for the process industries (June 11-15, Frankfurt, Germany), Beckhoff will present its open PC-based control technology for all vertical process industry markets. Read more...

Industry 4.0 model could be achieved in a series of steps: Siemens report

A new research paper released by Siemens Financial Services (SFS) titled 'Practical Pathways to Industry 4.0' has identified six key challenges facing manufacturers in the process of moving to an Industry 4.0 model. The research paper also found that digital skills and access to finance for digital transformation are the top two challenges to a successful transition. Read more...

Awareness of standard parts among small toolmakers is increasing

The Germany-based FIBRO GmbH is one of the leading global players in the fields of standard parts and rotary tables. According to Vivek Nanivadekar, Executive Director, FIBRO India Precision Products Pvt Ltd, the demand for die & mould is on the high as OEMs look to increase the local contents in the final product. Read more...

Hannover Messe: Taking Industry 4.0 to the next level

With ‘Integrated industry – Connect & collaborate’ as the theme this year, the trade show will highlight how connectivity in industry facilitates completely new forms of business, work and collaboration. Curtains will be raised for this year’s Hannover Messe, one of the world’s leading trade shows for industrial technology, on April 23, 2018. To be held from April 23-27 with the theme of ‘Integrated industry - Connect & collaborate’, the trade fair will witness participation from over 5,000 exh Read more...

Indian manufacturers need to adopt Industry 4.0

India is well poised to become the world’s fifth largest manufacturer by 2020, says P L Muthusekkar, Managing Director, NORD Drivesystems Pvt Ltd - a leader in drive technology. But to reach there, Indian manufacturers will have to adopt new technologies and ensure manufacturing processes are smarter. Read more...

New research highlights implementing an Industry 4.0 model could be achieved in a series of steps

A new research paper released by Siemens Financial Services (SFS) titled 'Practical Pathways to Industry 4.0' has identified six key challenges facing manufacturers in the process of moving to an Industry 4.0 model. Read more...

Factories of the future in India: Connected, smart, and collaborative

Gartner Inc forecasts that 20.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide by 2020, up by whopping 143% from 2017. Read more...

ABB opens smart factory for electrical safety and energy efficiency products in Bangalore

ABB India has inaugurated one of the first smart factories in Bangalore for the production of electrical protection and connection solutions. The facility will be located on the existing factory premises of Nelamangala in Bangalore, the start-up and IT capital of India. Read more...

“ExxonMobil solutions help firms to move towards Industry 4.0”

Lubricants are used in a wide range of applications across the industries. According to Shankar Karnik, General Manager Industrial, ExxonMobil Lubricants Private Limited, lubricants have become imperative to catalyse growth and improve productivity of companies (irrespective of their size). Read more...

Additive manufacturing for factories of the future

Software and IT solutions will be high on the agenda at Hannover Messe 2018, which is no wonder in view of their pivotal role in connecting the individual links in the industrial value chain. Read more...

The art of making drives smart

Power transmission and fluid power experts at Hannover Messe 2018 will illustrate smart solutions that hinge not only on Industry 4.0 technologies, but also on tweaking existing systems on an ongoing basis. Read more...

The ‘3-i’ automation concept from OMRON assures smarter factories

OMRON, global leader in advanced industrial automation, reaffirmed its unique ‘3-i’ concept for making the Indian factories smarter by exhibiting its key ILOR + S portfolio at the company’s Automation Centre located in Mumbai. Read more...

CeMAT 2018’s knowledge platform for Logistics 4.0

CeMAT 2018 will feature another excellent set of forums. Together with major partners such as VDMA (Germany’s mechanical engineering industry association), BVL (Germany’s logistics association), the Fraunhofer IML Institute and the EHI Retail Institute, CeMAT will illuminate the opportunities presented by new Logistics 4.0 concepts while highlighting the latest best-practice solutions. Read more...

Taking Industry 4.0 to the next level

Hannover, In every smart factory scenario of the future, the starring roles will be played by two main factors: people and machinery. Read more...

Fraunhofer Institutes to explore full potential of Industry 4.0

Researchers from three Aachen-based Fraunhofer Institutes are working together in the Fraunhofer High Performance Center for Networked, Adaptive Production to realise the complete connectivity of machines and sensors Read more...

Beckhoff offers solutions for enabling Industry 4.0

Ajey Phatak, Head - Marketing, Beckhoff Automation Pvt Ltd. With solutions that can improve overall OEE and provide connectivity with higher level software, Beckhoff is helping the industry to become Industry 4.0 compliant. In this interview, Phatak explains importance of automation for machine tools industry. Read more...

The future belongs to Industry 4.0

…says Hans Bangert, Managing Director of Bosch Rexroth (India) Ltd since July 2015, who believes that the combination of Indian IT expertise with German engineering strength would be mutually beneficial for developing solutions for Industry 4.0. Read more...

SIS India to offer end-to-end solutions for Industry 4.0

Smart Industry Solutions India (SIS India) will be a one-stop platform to access end-to-end manufacturing solutions exhibited by technology-leading companies Read more...

High-end read device with high-performance image capture

Siemens is expanding its portfolio of optical read devices to include the Simatic MV500 series with significantly improved functionality and a modern design. The first device of the new series is the optical reader Simatic MV540. Read more...

Blue Star chooses PTC's Thingworx IoT platform for Industry 4.0 and advanced analytics

PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) announced that Blue Star Limited, India’s leading air conditioning and commercial refrigeration company has selected the ThingWorx IoT Platform from PTC to monitor its factory operations to improve operational efficiency and factory quality. Read more...

Industry 4.0 technologies are cost-effective for customers

Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Private Limited, a 100% owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH, is the largest software development center of Bosch, outside Germany. This indicates that it is the technology powerhouse of Bosch in India with a global footprint and presence in US, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. Read more...

'Air Alert' - ELGi's Industry 4.0 initiative for data driven customer service and product improvement

ELGi Equipments (BSE: 522074 NSE: ELGIEQUIP), one of the world’s leading air-compressor manufacturers, showcased 'Air Alert', its Industry 4.0 initiative. Read more...

ESPRIT delivers solutions for Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing

DP Technology is helping factories of the future prepare for the digital transformation that’s taking place in manufacturing, with solutions including digital twinning, digital threads, machine-aware manufacturing, knowledge-based machining and cloud-enabled databases. Read more...