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Fluke Leads Investment in Everactive to Accelerate Growth in IIoT and Sensor Solutions

Fluke Leads Investment in Everactive to Accelerate Growth in IIoT and Sensor Solutions

Fluke Corp has invested in Everactive for its novelty sensor technology in hopes to accelerate IIoT technologies. Fluke recently invested in Everactive, a silicon valley company that produces data intelligence and sensor technology. Everactive has spent the last decade researching and developing sensor and data acquisition technology. They have made sensor technology simpler by eliminating batteries from their equipment altogether.   New Sensor Technology  The goal for this new technology from Everactive is simplification and ease of use. Everactive’s sensor technology aims to pave the way for battery-free solutions.  These sensors utilize multiple methods of energy harvesting, such as thermal...

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Rockwell Provides Free Access to ControlFLASH Plus and FactoryTalk Updater Tools

Rockwell Automation released updates for its free updater tools to provide central visibility and useful software and firmware management. Rockwell Releases New Updater Tools Rockwell recently announced the availability of its updated, free ControlFLASH Plus and FactoryTalk Updater tools. These tools allow producers to track and manage industrial firmware and software more effectively.  Depending on the automation system's complexity, updating your control hardware's firmware can be quite daunting. Valuable production time can be lost during downtime if producers, administrators, or team leaders have difficulty locating the correct firmware and software. Rockwell aims to address the lack of centralized visibility in many plants...

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Honeywell Aerospace Produced and Installed First Flight-Critical Engine Part Using Additive Manufacturing

Honeywell Aerospace Produced and Installed First Flight-Critical Engine Part Using Additive Manufacturing

The flight-critical engine part is an FAA certified #4/5 bearing housing for an ATF3-6 turbine engine. 3D printing obsolete parts is now an ideal option for keeping older model machines and vehicles running. Honeywell has successfully created an FAA certified #4/5 bearing housing for an ATF3-6 turbine engine. This is important due to this housing being obsolete. This certification is a milestone in the aviation industry due to additive manufacturing being a cost-effective and increasingly reliable manufacturing method. This engine part is essential for Honeywell and companies alike because it represents the additive manufacturing industry's potential and capacity.   Honeywell...

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SAP and Siemens Join Forces to Transform Industrial Automation

SAP and Siemens Join Forces to Transform Industrial Automation

With years of experience in their fields, the two companies are working to combine tech with business to provide more value for customers than ever before. By working together, Siemens and SAP hope to eliminate silos in information and process, assist manufacturers in digitalizing, and create software solutions for end to end manufacturing. A leader in digitalization and automation, Siemens Digital Industries offers products and services that allow customers to digitalize their value chain from end to end. The company plans to offer SAP Intelligent Asset Management and SAP Portfolio and Project Management software as part of this collaboration, providing...

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Industry 4.0 Helps Remote Workers Through Pandemic

Industry 4.0 Helps Remote Workers Through Pandemic

In order to aid engineers in operating remotely, Eaton Vehicle Group is using Industry 4.0 technology. Eaton Vehicle Group recently announced that they will be using AR, robotics, and 3D holo systems as part of a flurry of changes that the company says will enable operations to continue during the COVID-19 pandemic. Known for their varied power solutions, Eaton is known today as a world leader in automotive and electrical industries.  Making a huge impact in global markets, the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically increased the number of employees working remotely. In many work areas, the combination of a reliable internet...

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