Category: News & Analysis

How to keep your machines secure over the next 15 years?

Connectivity is becoming a commodity forming a risk for machine builders and factory owners. Nowadays, an average machine is connected to an internal network, to talk to SCADA and MES systems, or to the internet for remote access and data analysis. However, software running in the machines’ controllers and operating systems get older and new vulnerabilities are discovered to make such systems insecure. In worst case scenarios this leads to production stops. So, how do you guarantee that your installed machines are protected now and in the future?

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Brick-laying robot gets approval from NHBC

Yorkshire-based Construction Automation created the Automatic Brick Laying Robot (ABLR) which can build external walls, laying all the bricks, blocks and mortar, while running on a track around the foundations of the building. It has been under assessment by the NHBC team for more than a year – undergoing rigorous testing and inspections of the robot in action. T

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Ionity lands €700 million investment from BlackRock, automakers to expand EV fast-charging network

Ionity, an electric vehicle fast-charging charging network provider whose owners include Daimler AG and Volkswagen Group, has scored a €700 million ($783 million) investment from BlackRock Global and existing shareholders to expand its footprint across Europe. The company, which was founded in 2017, installs ultra-high-speed EV charging stations.

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