ARC Europe Viewpoints

Feb
01
2019
Florian Güldner — Company and Product News

Delivering Business Outcomes with Industrial IOT

Business models are changing in the age of IIoT. Many industrial enterprises are moving from large capital expenditures toward a "pay-as-you-go" model; commonly referred to as equipment-as-a-service (EaaS), or in some cases “Servitization”.
Jan
29
2019
Naresh Kumar Surepelly — Acquisition or Partnership

KEB Partners with Brusatori Motori Elettrici

KEB Automation and Brusatori Motori Elettrici announce the partnership between the two companies with an agreement based on the acquisition by KEB Automation of 30%.
Jan
25
2019
Valentijn de Leeuw — ARC Report Abstract

Information Modeling for the Process Industries

Data or information modeling enable information interoperability by specifying the content of specific information and where it is stored.  Models for asset information enable these types of data to be managed efficiently.
Dec
18
2018
Fabian Wanke — Acquisition or Partnership

TRUMPF Acquires Laser Diode Division of Philips

The high-tech company TRUMPF is acquiring 100 percent of Photonics GmbH from Philips, headquartered in Ulm, Germany.  This opens up a new market segment for TRUMPF in addition to its existing business with high-power diode lasers and expands its product portfolio.
Dec
17
2018
Constanze Schmitz — Company and Product News

Hitachi Buys ABB’s Power Grids Division

ABB will sell its Power Grids division to Japan’s Hitachi. The Swiss engineering group intends to return 100% of the estimated net cash proceeds of $7.6-7.8 billion (80.1% of the division) from the sale to its shareholders.

Dec
17
2018
Fabian Wanke — Company and Product News

Siemens Invests in Industrial 3D Printing

There is no question that additive manufacturing has developed into an independent production division, which makes it possible to realize completely new components and structures in small numbers but also increasingly in individualized mass production. Siemens is heavily investing since years into additive manufacturing (AM).
Dec
12
2018
Frank Thomas — Company and Product News

Automation Summit 4.0 on SPS-Fair 2018

Like in the years before the WEKA Media Group organized an Automation Summit 4.0 during the SPS/IPC/Drives fair in Nuremberg, Germany. To cater to the continued interest in topics concerning Industrie 4.0, four sessions were offered on the first two exhibition days: Edge Computing, TSN and OPC UA, IoT Platforms and Smart Sensors. These subjects represented the “hot topics” of the exhibition and all sessions included presentations by well-known companies and industry experts.
Dec
10
2018
Thomas Menze — Industry Trends

Industrial Cybersecurity: Status Quo and Trends 2018

To navigate today’s tidal wave of digital transformation and to make disruptive technologies work, manufacturers, municipalities, utilities, and all other organizations need to roll out the right mix of technologies at just the right time. This means driving and managing change in processes, people, ecosystems, and technologies while keeping safety and cybersecurity at the forefront.
Dec
07
2018
Valentijn de Leeuw — Industry Trends

IoT World Solutions Congress - Worth Your While

ARC Advisory Group attended the IOT Solutions World Conference (IoTSWC) on the grounds of the FIRA Barcelona last October and we were very impressed. The venue is modern and in contrast to automation fairs, there was an atmosphere of quiet and calm, that favored concentration and quality conversations. With over 300 companies and record attendance of over 16000 visitors this may seem counterintuitive, but that was our impression. The growth of both exhibitors by more than 40 percent and visitor numbers by 25 percent is impressive. Even though this was just the fourth edition of the event, the size was one of a grown-up world-scale fair.