Month: April 2017

merger and acquisition puzzle pieces

ABB to acquire B&R Automation – Our view

ABB to acquire B&R (Bernecker + Rainer Industrie-Elektronik GmbH) for an undisclosed sum to close ABB’s historic gap in machine and factory automation. Key points...

/ April 19, 2017
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Intelligent Automation – a Boon for Industrial Automation Vendors?

Intelligent Automation is an emerging trend of extraordinary scope and implication. Consequently, we are seeing the term being applied to a broad array of industries...

/ April 18, 2017

Autonomous mobile robots deliver with a strong presence at Automate

Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) are set to be the fastest growing type of industrial service robot. Manufacturing companies and end-users requesting more flexible and automated...

/ April 18, 2017
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UAVs offer solar industry benefits, but at a cost

The use of UAVs (or drones) in the solar industry has been limited to date, though has the potential for change. Two of the biggest...

/ April 18, 2017
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Drone artificial intelligence is key enabler as investment dollars flow

Commercial drones – those used for precision agriculture, mining, site inspection and other applications – are big business. They are a key tool for improving...

/ April 17, 2017