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‘Power of Industry’ will propel Hannover Fair 2001 June 3, 2019

PMI slips again as tariffs have an impact

Manufacturing index stays in growth range, but slides to a 17-month low of 52.1%.

By Bob Vavra
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 May 17, 2019

Mitsubishi Electric acquires Iconics to advance IIoT offerings

Manufacturing, building automation products strengthened by deal, company officials say.

By Bob Vavra
Data Acquisition May 7, 2019

Apple, SAP to expand enterprise partnership

CEOs Tim Cook, Bill McDermott discuss move to Mac functionality, data security.

By Bob Vavra
‘Power of Industry’ will propel Hannover Fair 2001 May 1, 2019

PMI stumbles to 2 ½-year low as border concerns emerge

On 10th anniversary of manufacturing rebound, the purchasing manufacturers' index (PMI) falls to 52.8%.

By Bob Vavra
Control Systems April 15, 2019

Taking control of controls

Ford’s 10-year operational evolution started with network standards.

By Bob Vavra
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 April 3, 2019

Hannover Messe 2019, Day 2: New partnerships, new Partner Country

Open Industry 4.0 alliance formed, Indonesia named Partner Country for 2020, TSN testbed released

By Bob Vavra
Control Systems April 1, 2019

Hannover Messe 2019, Day 1: Innovation challenged by human concerns

Supply chain leaders won’t link with digitalization; AI has human workers nervous.

By Bob Vavra
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 March 25, 2019

Hannover Fairs USA will launch Digital Industry conference in September

CFE Media to present GAMS event at event’s executive conference.

By Bob Vavra
Workforce Development March 4, 2019

Kareem’s STEM camp auction raises almost $3 million

Abdul-Jabbar to help fund his Camp Skyhook with proceeds from sale.

By Bob Vavra
‘Power of Industry’ will propel Hannover Fair 2001 March 1, 2019

PMI slips in February, but fundamentals remain solid

Trade wars, supply issues among the concerns, but index firmly in growth mode.

By Bob Vavra
Workforce Development March 1, 2019

Kareem’s STEM camp auction a slam-dunk

Abdul-Jabbar selling basketball career items to fund his children’s camp.

By Bob Vavra
Edge Computing, Embedded Systems March 1, 2019

Hannover Messe focuses on AI, machine learning

Hannover Messe 2019 will focus on how artificial intelligence and machine learning impact manufacturing.

By Bob Vavra
Research February 21, 2019

DMDII receives Defense Dept. funding to strengthen research

Grants totaling $30 million over next five years will fund advanced manufacturing projects.

By Bob Vavra
Data Acquisition February 5, 2019

‘Data is the currency of the future’

Embrace digital manufacturing and use data to provide customer value.

By Bob Vavra
Research February 1, 2019

PMI rebounds as manufacturing’s fundamentals remain solid

Index increases to 56.6% as new orders, production levels point to a positive start to 2019

By Bob Vavra
‘Power of Industry’ will propel Hannover Fair 2001 January 3, 2019

PMI plunges in December over manufacturing slowdown concerns

Index drops almost 10% to 2-year low as production, new orders slump.

By Bob Vavra
Diagnostics, Asset Management December 20, 2018

Global low-voltage motor market bounces back

Oil & gas revenue increases lead 4% sector growth according to a report from IHS Markit.

By Bob Vavra
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 December 18, 2018

IIC, OpenFog groups to collaborate

Combined organization to focus on cloud computing and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) research.

By Bob Vavra
Workforce Development December 17, 2018

Study finds Skills Gap worsening, impacting production and growth

Report from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute points to digital skills needed for the future.

By Bob Vavra
‘Power of Industry’ will propel Hannover Fair 2001 December 17, 2018

ABB to realign around digital industries

Four divisions focus on robotics, electrification, industrial automation, and motion.

By Bob Vavra
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 December 11, 2018

Hannover Fairs USA launches new trade event

Digital Industry USA (DIG/IN USA) will highlight digital manufacturing Sept. 10-12 in Louisville.

By Bob Vavra
‘Power of Industry’ will propel Hannover Fair 2001 December 11, 2018

System Integrator Giants 2019

CFE Media announces the 2019 System Integrator Giants

By Bob Vavra
Diagnostics, Asset Management December 3, 2018

PMI jumps 1.6 percentage points in November

New orders climb and business expands even as tariffs, worker issues remain.

By Bob Vavra