Don’t Lose Control of Your Factory Automation

Jim Colby, Littelfuse, Inc The Factories of the Future Will Demand Advanced Circuit Protection Technology to Keep Everything Connected The original Industrial Revolution marked the transition from making things using human and animal power to making them with machines by…
How our cities are becoming smarter

By Diego Grassi, Senior Manager Market Development, u-blox The smart, connected city is one of the most exciting aspects of the Internet of Things (IoT) that Really Matter. We are told that the connected city is going to be a…
Robotics for Intelligent Factories

Manufacturers, looking for new and practical ways to integrate robots into their operations, are finding that robots are a strong influence in manufacturing competitiveness. Why are manufacturers introducing more robots into their production lines? For certain jobs robots surpass humans…
Standardized M2M communication in SMT production

New “The Hermes Standard” communication protocol to advance Industry 4.0 in electronics manufacturing At a meeting in Munich, 16 leading equipment suppliers to the electronics manufacturing industry have agreed on the non-proprietary “The Hermes Standard for vendor-independent machine-to-machine communication in…
What’s Standing Between You and Your Results?

By Jonah Paul, Senior Software Product Manager, National Instruments. Engineers in every corner of the world are tasked with a straightforward yet incredibly complex challenge: solving the unsolvable. As if that weren’t enough, they’re also expected to solve the unsolvable…
Fujitsu’s 100 years of perfecting the Art of Relays

Sharing the experience of one hundred years relay design and manufacturing Hoofddorp, The Netherlands – 20 September 2017.  This year, Fujitsu Components Europe is celebrating Fujitsu’s one hundred years of manufacturing relays.  The Takamisawa Electric Company was established in 1917…