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Issue 05/2018

From solar PV to wearables – digital printing technologies are booming

Interview with Alan Hodgson, Chair, Technical Committee 119: Printed electronics

Alan Hodgson participated in several sessions during the Printing for Fabrication conference organized by the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) in Dresden, Germany, in September.

Issue 04/2018

The vital role of standards in our smart world

Message from Frans Vreeswijk, IEC General Secretary & CEO

The fourth industrial revolution is blurring the traditional boundaries between the physical, digital and biological worlds.

Issue 03/2018

Good things come in pairs in Industry 4.0

Digital twins are real-time digital images of physical objects, or processes, that are optimizing performance in smart factories

Imagine opening your email and finding a medical prescription to treat an illness you didn’t know you had, without any prior physical tests and perhaps before you even felt unwell. Your doctor could have decided on the treatment after examining a digital replica of you, including real time data about your diet, lifestyle and current environment.  

2017
Issue 08/2017

Measurement-based control for industrial systems in the digital world

New series of standards for better testing of industrial and process measurement transmitters

Industrial automation is not new: it has evolved over the years from simple functions as technologies have improved. Measurement-based control has always been at the core of industrial automation. As the nature of manufacturing changes rapidly, new standards are needed for making accurate measurements for industrial control systems.

Issue 08/2017

SMB Meeting in Vladivostok

SMB Chair shares key decisions and developments

IEC e-tech talked with Ralph Sporer, new IEC Vice-President and Chair of the Standardization Management Board (SMB) during the General Meeting in Vladivostok, Russia. Sporer shared key decisions and expected impact as well as thoughts regarding his first year at the helm of the SMB. 

2015
Issue 09/2015

Future directions

New White Papers highlight technology trends and industry needs

Two new IEC White Papers have recently been published, covering Industry 4.0 and strategic asset management of power networks.