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MEPs set out blueprint for a new Industrial strategy

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 28 novembre 2020

Bruxelles. In a report adopted on Wednesday with 486 votes in favour, 109 against, and 102 abstentions, MEPs call on the Commission to come up with a revised industrial strategy, as the original strategy, published in March 2020, coincided with the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic and came out before the Next Generation EU plan was set up. It could therefore not take into account the impact of the pandemic on European industries.The new strategy should have two distinct phases, one focusing on recovery and the other on reconstruction and building resilience. The first should focus on maintaining the smooth functioning of the single market, mainly by recapitalising enterprises, saving jobs and adapting production to a post-COVID “new normal”. The second phase should aim to help reconstruct and transform European industry by pursuing the objectives of the twin transitions and reinforcing the EU’s industrial sovereignty and its strategic autonomy, which require a competitive industrial base and massive investment in research and innovation.MEPs stress that the new strategy should in particular help the EU achieve climate-neutrality, deliver on the European Green Deal, manage the twin green and digital transitions and create high-quality jobs.It should contain a strong social pillar, address the social consequences of structural change and help hard hit regions to recover economically and socially.MEPs also highlight the importance of a research-based European pharmaceutical industry to safeguard high-quality manufacturing and guarantee affordable medicines for all patients in need. They call again for a plan to mitigate the risk of medicine shortages.

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COVID-19: Industrial recovery plan must focus on climate, growth, jobs and research

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 27 aprile 2020

In a debate with commissioners Gabriel and Breton, MEPs called for the EU recovery plan to be balanced across sectors and to strengthen Europe’s strategic autonomy on the global stage.
“All economic ecosystems are hit by the crisis. We need an industry recovery plan with financial aid tailored for each sector, with a focus on our climate ambitions, but also growth and jobs. We therefore need a structured plan on how these instruments will be used across the different sectors » said Industry, Research and Energy committee Chair Cristian Bușoi (EPP, RO). « More investment in research can be a driver for the recovery, with a focus on innovation and data” he added.Commissionner for Innovation and Research Mariya Gabriel highlighted the many steps already taken by the European Commission against COVID-19 and said that the EU has to make the recovery truly transformative towards digitalisation and decarbonisation. Public investment into research should be prioritized and not considered as as adjustment investment like it happened in the past, she said, referring to the Horizon Europe Programme. She also highlighted that Europe’s industry is at the forefront in the development of a vaccine, which should be made available not only for Europe but the whole world.
“This crisis reveals that we have been too far into globalisation. Globalisation is here to stay but will have to be more balanced” said Commissioner for the Internal Market and Industry Thierry Breton. The current crisis is an accelerator of the trends we have observed, and European industrial ecosystems are exposed to the risk of hostile investment strategies by third country operators, he warned. The implementation of a European industrial recovery policy must be able to ensure that the crisis does not worsen Europe’s competitive situation on the global stage, while the level playing field should also be preserved within the internal market, he said.MEPs from the committee highlighted the challenge to balance the recovery efforts across the different industrial ecosystems. While several MEPs called for the recovery to focus on the objectives of the Green Deal, as well as the strategic autonomy of the European Union, and how to build more economic resilience, others raised the challenge of ensuring equal access to treatment when a vaccine against COVID-19 is found, concerns over privacy standards for tracing apps.

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ITRE Chair on industrial strategy: those who set the standards today will have a leverage on the markets tomorrow

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 13 marzo 2020

Industry, Research and Energy committee (ITRE) committee Chair and rapporteur reacted to the European Commission proposals published on Tuesday.“Industrial leadership will be a key factor in the geopolitical context, as those who set the standards today are those who will have a leverage on the international markets tomorrow.” said Cristian Silviu Bușoi (EPP, RO)“It will be of utmost importance to succeed in designing a new industrial strategy that will enable European industry to manage the great challenges of making the industry fit for the digital age on one hand and of the transformation towards a sustainable industry contributing to a green and competitive economy on the other”.“I consider that EU’s new industrial policy should be based on a strong competition policy and significant transition funding for the industrial regions most impacted by the green transition. We need to align different policy areas such as trade, environment, research, health, investment, competition, energy, climate and creative industries in one coherent approach under the industrial strategy” he said.“We, the ITRE Committee, are looking forward to working closely with all the parts involved in a coordinated and inclusive manner. The coordinators will be shortly deciding on the most effective way to react to the communication” he added.”The objectives are sharable indeed, while there is a lack in identifying the means on how to reach them” said ITRE rapporteur for the report on the future of European Industry Carlo Calenda (S&D, IT). “Furthermore, the document of the European Commission does not take into account the recessive impact of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. The European Commission should exclusively focus on this right now.” In a 2017 resolution, the European Parliament asked for a Union strategy based on digitalisation, an energy- and resource-efficient economy and a circular economy approach.Parliament also asked the Commission to assess the adequacy of market definitions and the current set of EU competition rules, taking into account the evolution of global markets and the emergence of major national players in third countries.MEPs called in particular to pay more attention to the role of foreign-based state-owned enterprises that are supported and subsidised by their governments.

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Emerson Named ‘Industrial IoT Company of the Year’ for Third Year in a Row

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 5 gennaio 2020

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), a global automation technology and engineering company, has been named the “Industrial IoT Company of the Year” by IoT Breakthrough for an unprecedented third consecutive year.The honor recognizes Emerson’s commitment to helping customers in industries such as chemical, life sciences, power, and oil and gas define and execute a practical and successful path to digital transformation. Emerson recently introduced a new, dedicated digital transformation business that combines Emerson’s leading sensing technology, operational analytics and broad services capabilities to deliver targeted digital solutions to customer challenges.
IoT Breakthrough, which received more than 3,700 nominations for the 2020 competition, recognizes companies, technologies and products worldwide that set themselves apart in IoT categories ranging from industrial and enterprise, to consumer and connected home. Winners are selected by a panel of senior-level professionals experienced in the IoT space, including journalists, analysts and technology executives.Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) capabilities can enable a step change in performance, but many companies lack a clear path to get there. A recent survey by Emerson showed more than 70% of companies do not have a vision for data analytics with a clearly defined roadmap to success. Emerson’s new digital transformation business brings together critical resources, along with its existing expertise in consulting, project execution, smart sensor technologies, data management and analytics, to help manufacturers develop and implement pragmatic digital transformation strategies.“The IIoT space is crowded and can be confusing, so the goal of this organization is to help customers achieve measurable business improvement through a focused strategy and relevant technologies,” said Stuart Harris, group president for Emerson’s digital transformation business. “This award reinforces our leadership with capabilities that are proven to deliver measurable results.”To help customers realize the promise of digital transformation, Emerson’s Plantweb™ digital ecosystem is highly scalabe, enabling companies to focus on priority areas with a practical roadmap tailored to their business needs and readiness. This is critical because, according to the same Emerson survey, only 26% of respondents are scaling digital transformation pilots, hindering the potential of new technologies to enable widescale improvement.Emerson continues expanding its Plantweb capabilities through strategic partnerships, investments and innovation, building the industry’s most comprehensive operational analytics portfolio. Together, these dedicated resources are helping guide customers to the right digital transformation strategy and programs that accelerate Top Quartile performance.

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CORE Industrial Partners Portfolio Company Midwest Composite Technologies Acquires ICOMold

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 10 dicembre 2019

CORE Industrial Partners (“CORE”), a Chicago-based private equity firm, announced today the acquisition of ICOMold (the “Company”), a leading digital manufacturer with an expertise in injection molding, by CORE portfolio company Midwest Composite Technologies (“MCT”). The ICOMold transaction follows the acquisition in September of FATHOM, an on-demand digital additive manufacturer that combines 3D printing and traditional manufacturing technologies. The combined company’s global footprint now includes over 185,000 square feet of manufacturing capacity across five facilities on two continents. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, with a second facility in Shenzhen, China, ICOMold specializes in injection molding, including prototype and production tooling and molds, overmolding, insert molding and family molds, and also offers CNC machining across both metals and plastics as well as urethane casting. The Company’s primary manufacturing capabilities are complemented by value-added secondary processing, including ultrasonic welding, hot plate welding, heat pressing, pad printing and silk screening. Combining an interactive, automated quotation system capable of providing feedback in 30 seconds with an intuitive, customer-facing project management portal, ICOMold serves a highly diversified customer base across a variety of end markets, including medical, consumer, industrial, electronics and transportation. The Company holds an ISO 9001:2015 certification. Michael Zhao, Founder and President of ICOMold, said, “On behalf of ICOMold, we’re very excited to join forces with MCT and FATHOM. We firmly believe the technology-enabled customer experience at ICOMold is unparalleled, and we’re confident the capabilities of the combined business and the resources from CORE will allow us to successfully pursue our mutual goal to build a market-leading advanced manufacturing firm for prototype and production parts. We look forward to combining with MCT to help drive further growth into the business and expand our service offerings to our customers.”

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New Industrial Imaging Products at ASNT Fall 2019 Conference & Exhibit

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 18 novembre 2019

Varex Imaging Corporation (Nasdaq: VREX) will exhibit its latest industrial Nondestructive Testing (NDT) imaging products at the Annual Meeting for the American Society for Nondestructive Testing in Las Vegas from November 18-21, 2019. ASNT Fall is a global event to share ideas and expertise in the field and is attended by many NDT specialists ranging from researchers to leading experts.
At the show, Varex will be introducing their new ‘Varex Industrial’ brand which has been created to cover their expanding Industrial and Security Inspection portfolio. This portfolio includes two recent acquisitions: Direct Conversion (2019), a leading manufacturer of Photon Counting Linear Array Digital Detectors which can be used in industrial, security, and food inspection. This follows the acquisition of VMI (2018) who specialize in digital solutions for NDT applications. “We are launching ‘Varex Industrial’ as a brand to promote our growing industrial and security business and to let our customers know that we are committed to the industrial marketplace. To date we have been primarily known as a supplier of medical components. ‘Varex Industrial’ offers NDT and Security customers access to our products as well as our expertise and services,” commented Carl LaCasce, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Industrial Imaging for Varex Imaging Corporation. A team of engineers and experts will be on hand to at ASNT Fall to guide you through the services Varex offers as well as their X-ray tubes and linear accelerators, digital detectors and other image processing solutions. These components are designed for industrial imaging systems used in electronics inspection, casting and weld/pipeline inspection, metrology, industrial cone beam computed tomography, materials science and in-line quality control for automotive, aerospace and electronics manufacturing.

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Cognex to Present at Baird 2019 Global Industrial Conference

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 3 novembre 2019

Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX) today announced that Robert J. Willett, Chief Executive Officer of Cognex, will discuss the company’s performance and future prospects at Baird’s 49th annual Global Industrial Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Willett’s presentation will be on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Cognex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of image-based products, all of which use artificial intelligence (AI) techniques that give them the human-like ability to make decisions on what they see. Cognex products include machine vision systems, machine vision sensors and barcode readers that are used in factories and distribution centers around the world where they eliminate production and shipping errors.
Cognex is the world’s leader in the machine vision industry, having shipped more than 2 million image-based products, representing over $6 billion in cumulative revenue, since the company’s founding in 1981. Headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, USA, Cognex has offices and distributors located throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For details visit Cognex online at

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2019 Global Industrial Conference

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 26 ottobre 2019

Allied Motion Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AMOT) (“Company”), a designer and manufacturer that sells precision and specialty controlled motion products and solutions to the global market, announced that Richard S. Warzala, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Michael R. Leach, Chief Financial Officer, will present and be available for investor meetings at Baird’s 2019 Global Industrial Conference in Chicago on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. The Company presentation is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. Central Time (2:30 p.m. Eastern Time). A link to the live webcast of the presentation, along with presentation materials, will be available at in the Investor Relations section. A replay of the webcast will be available for 90 days.

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4th industrial revolution on the energy sector

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 25 aprile 2019

The fourth industrial revolution or as it is also called “Industry 4.0” is an era of innovation characterized by the transition to automated digital production, managed by intelligent systems in real time. The new type of industrial production is based on such technologies as big data, automation, blockchain, Internet of things, artificial intelligence, smart grids. It is obvious that the coming industrial reality will have a significant impact on all spheres of life. Experts of the VIII Global Energy Prize Summit`s round table devoted to the fourth industrial revolution, considered the impact of “Industry 4.0” on the energy sector, assessed the benefits of technological innovations and possible risks.
Despite the possible risks, many countries are introducing new technologies as a platform for future energy systems. In particular, in the chain of production, transportation, distribution, storage and consumption of energy. There are technologies that allow you to control energy processes from beginning to end. For example, according to Sauro Pasini, the Global Energy Prize expert, President of the International Flame Research Foundation, artificial intelligence and big data help predict the operation of the service networks, and to reduce downtime. In addition, continuous real-time data flows make it possible to create a digital version of any product or process, allowing manufacturers to predict results more accurately, identify problems more quickly and create quality products. Artificial intelligence makes an independent decision about what action to take upon detection of a failure. According to Sauro Pasini, the connection of the virtual and physical world will solve the problems before they arise. The expert gave an example of the technology of modeling the “digital twin” power plant with the parameters and data of the real installation. This simulation makes it possible to eliminate possible errors and track key performance indicators. He also noted that the fourth industrial revolution is not enough to consider only from a technological point of view. The formation of a new working class 4.0 with the skills and personal qualities necessary to work in an intelligent factory will be crucial. Only in this way it will be possible to properly implement the new realities of the industrial revolution and make technological advances available to companies and the entire civilization. It is also important to address the political norms and legal constraints of the new reality. Who will be responsible for the errors of the machine running on artificial intelligence.
The idea of the decisive role of political support for the new industrial revolution was supported by Dominique Fache, Member of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee, Member of the Board of Directors of Technopark Sofia-Antipolis, Chairman of the RTF Board of Directors. In his view, technological change would be feasible only if it was backed up by political will. The expert also predicted that in the next 5-10 years there will be revolutionary changes in the energy sector. Energy storage technologies, solar energy and electric vehicles are the areas that will ensure these global transformations.

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The Rising of Hebei Industrial Design

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 18 ottobre 2018

Hebei International Industrial Design Week 2018 (HIDW for short) made its debut on NY Times Square Screen on 30th September, 2018, voicing another momentous sign of the achievement on industry transformation driven by industrial design after Hebei’s release of “Measures on Supporting Industrial Design Development”. Hebei Industrial Design Innovation Center (HIDC for short), established on 26th April, 2018, is regarded as a critical innovation engine for accelerating the integration and development of Hebei industrial design and manufacturing by the paths of design atmosphere building, industry matching and platform forging. Enjoying the reputation of the carrier of Hebei industrial design’s “Enlightenment Movement”, HIDC has vitalized the Hebei manufacturing industry through a series of events called “Design Lecture” and “Design & Industry Matching Conference” within 6 months.Industrial design, which has never been enslaved to design field, plays a significant role in comprehensively integrating product’s function, structure, quality, shape, package and service with the utilization of technology, engineering, aesthetics, psychology and economics. Areas of culture and creativity, business, technology, maker, architecture, Internet, AI, and urban planning could be increasingly energized by the development of industrial design and innovation. Among all the blossoms of industrial design, HIDW stands out as it makes industrial design visible and prevailing.Lou Yongqi, Dean of College of Design and Innovation in Tongji University, Jukka Savolainen, Director of the Design Museum Finland, Srini Srinivasan, President-elect of the World Design Organization, Masayuki Kurokawa, World-renowned Architect and Industrial Designer will deliver design themed keynote speeches in terms of education and creativity in HIDW opening ceremony. International Pioneer Design Experience Pavilion, another eye-catching highlight in HIDW, features VR, sound, interaction, power and other innovative new media installation devices, conveying the transmitting and bridging effects among solution, industrial design, experience design and technological product, also showing the various facets of technology and design. International Pioneer Design Experience Pavilion is curated by Sean C.S. Hu, CEO of Hu’s Art Company, curator of Taipei’s 2018 Nuit Blanche.

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The Industrial Internet Consortium Announces the Optimizing Manufacturing Processes by Artificial Intelligence Testbed

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 22 giugno 2018

The Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC), the world’s leading organization transforming business and society by accelerating the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), today announced the Optimizing Manufacturing Processes by Artificial Intelligence (OMPAI) testbed. The OMPAI testbed is led by IIC members Wanxiang Group and Thingswise and supported by Dell Technologies, Xilinx, China Unicom, and China Academy of Information and Communication Technology (CAICT). It is also the first IIC testbed to leverage The Linux Foundation’s EdgeX Foundry open edge computing framework.The OMPAI testbed explores the application of artificial intelligence (AI) and industrial internet technologies, deployed from the edge to the cloud, to optimize automotive manufacturing processes. It also seeks to create an ecosystem that will foster the exchange of IT/AI/OT domain knowledge and the co-development of smart manufacturing applications. For example, deep learning may be able to improve quality assurance of an automobile part to substantially increase the detection of defects and reduce the need for manual inspection.Vincent Wang, Chief Innovation Officer of Wanxiang Holdings, said, “As a leading multinational corporation in automotive and renewable energy, with factories in Europe, North America and Asia, we believe that an industrial IoT platform will be a key enabler for our digital transformation and global synergy. We are glad to work with technology leaders to validate AI, edge-cloud collaborative computers, and high-speed cellular networks to optimize manufacturing productivity and quality. This is the first step toward an open, inclusive IIoT platform on which we will continue with further testbeds, incorporating new ideas, new data usage models and creating greater value add. We invite worldwide enterprises, innovators and entrepreneurs to enrich the ecosystem together.” IIC testbeds are where the innovation and opportunities of the industrial internet happen. IIC member companies partner to create solutions that are not only connected but also share data. The outcomes from testbeds are the cornerstones of a feedback loop from concept to reality and back to guidance for further innovation.

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Preparing Youth for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 31 Maggio 2018

Educators teach to the test. They have to. Tests are powerful tools that tell people what they believe is important. What happens when vast amounts of what schools test can be answered in seconds on student’s smartphones? Rising numbers of college graduates are having difficulties finding jobs at the same time as employers complain they cannot find people with skills. In an exclusive new interview with C. M. Rubin, Founder of CMRubinWorld, OECD principal Andreas Schleicher reveals that it’s not uncommon to find “a few academics and government officials who determine what millions of students will learn” and these leaders “will often defend the scope and integrity of their discipline.” Schleicher is currently leading over 70 countries in their efforts to design and implement education policies and practices for a new world. “The reason why it is so hard to move school systems is that there is a much larger invisible part under the waterline. This invisible part is about the interests, beliefs, motivations and fears of the people who are involved in education, parents and teachers included.” He adds, “It will be our imagination, our awareness and our sense of responsibility that will enable us to harness the opportunities of the 21st century to shape the world for the better.”
Andreas Schleicher is Director for Education and Skills and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. He is the author of the newly released book, World Class: How to Build a 21st Century School System.Founded by C. M. Rubin, CMRubinWorld launched in 2010 to explore what kind of education would prepare students to succeed in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Its award-winning series, The Global Search for Education, is a celebrated trailblazer in the renaissance of the 21st century, and occupies a special place in the pulse of key issues facing every nation and the collective future of all children. It connects today’s top thought leaders with a diverse global audience of parents, students and educators. Its highly readable platform allows for discourse concerning our highest ideals and the sustainable solutions we must engineer to achieve them. C. M. Rubin has produced over 700 interviews and articles discussing an expansive array of topics under a singular vision: when it comes to the world of children, there is always more work to be done.

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Air China Opens Beijing-Hailar-Chita Services

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 19 marzo 2012

Beijing, (PRNewswire) Air China recently opened Beijing-Hailar-Chita rotations. The flights, CA917/8, are operated with B737-300 on Wednesday and Friday, offering more travel options to the market. The city of Chita is the administrative center of Zabaykalsky Krai, Russia and an important hub of the Trans-Siberian Railway and roads. To its west is Ulan-Ude and to its east Svobodny. It provides easy access to China’s Manzhouli. Around the city are rich deposits of tin, aluminum, gold, copper, molybdenum, fluorspar, iron ore and coal as well as large stretches of forests and hydraulic resources, which contribute to Chita’s position as one of eastern Siberia’s important industrial centers.

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