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New Plastic Industry Standard Goes OPC UA TSN

As the umbrella organization for Europe’s manufacturers of plastics and rubber machinery, EUROMAP develops recommendations that are recognized as industry standards. In mid-September, the EUROMAP working group gathered in Austria to discuss its recommendation for a real-time communication interface for injection molding machines and robots.

What Do We Actually Mean By: Cloud Computing?

Everyone talks about it, but what do we actually mean by Cloud and Cloud Computing? In fact, the Cloud metaphor is rather old. It was first used in the discussions around APRANET (1977) and CSNET (1981), both predecessors of our today’s Internet. Already back then the term “Cloud” described a vision, where computing power and data were flexibly accessible – independent from physical devices and location.

Let’s Talk about Fog, Mist and Clouds

What sounds like the latest weather report, well-matching to our cold and wet November days, is actually just a small glance on a huge jungle of new and confusing technology acronyms. What is today subsumed under the term “The Fourth Industrial Revolution” has led to an amazing amount of new language elements and word-creations.

What to Expect from Smart Machines and Smart Factories?

Whitepaper: Packaging 4.0
A recent PWC survey has shown that industry has rather high expectations when looking into the migration to Smart Industry or Industry 4.0. Besides increasing the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) by more than 20% and reducing total costs (TCO) to the same extent, 61% of the survey participants plan to actively collect and analyze their own ‘Big Data’.

Nano Cars: Toys for Nano Boys?

Nano Cars: Toys for Nano Boys?

The 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to “The Design and Synthesis of Molecular Machines”. While media are mainly focusing on announcing spectacular new car-races, this new technology might take chemistry to a new dimension.

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