One year after acquiring the majority stake in Compact Dynamics GmbH, Schaeffler has now acquired the remaining 49% stake in the company from SEMIKRON. Through the acquisition of the high-performance electric motor manufacturer, Schaeffler is expanding its expertise in the field of electric motors.
BSI, the business standards company, has launched a new Smart Cities specification for safeguarding data and information security in cities. 'PAS 185 Smart Cities – Specification for establishing and implementing a security-minded approach' lists requirements for creating a framework for the security-minded management of a city.
NAMUR, the User Association of Automation Technology in Process Industries, has outlined requirements for the application of Ethernet in the field in its position paper “An Ethernet communication system for the process industry.”
Nearly two thirds (61%) of the engineering and technical workforce consider the recruitment of engineering and technical staff with the right skills as a barrier to achieving their business objectives over the next three years, results from the 2017 Skills and Demand in Industry report, published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) show. 75% agree that tackling the skills problem is fundamental to making the Government’s Industrial Strategy viable.
The Executive Board of the IFR International Federation of Robotics has elected Japanese Junji Tsuda (Yaskawa Electric Corporation) as its new President. Mr. Tsuda succeeds Joe Gemma (KUKA, USA), who is leaving the rotating post as head of the global federation of robot manufacturers, having served his two-year term. Steven Wyatt (ABB, Switzerland) has been appointed as IFR's new Vice President.