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A new chapter for COPA-DATA CEE/ME
COPA-DATA has been developing software for the industrial automation and energy sectors since 1987. The subsidiary COPA-DATA CEE/ME has made a significant contribution to its success with its responsibility for market development and customer support in Central and Eastern Europe as well as the Middle East. Since its founding ten years ago, COPA-DATA CEE/ME has continually grown and generated a turnover of €4.3m in 2019.
Why 2020 will be the better than 2019 in automation
The shift towards digital transformation in industry has already taken place. Manufacturers have increasingly been encouraged to invest in new technologies, with automation as a key technological driver. 2019 saw the trial of the first 5G smart factory in the UK, but what will 2020 have in store? As we look ahead to a new decade, Stefan Reuther, Chief Sales Officer of COPA-DATA, gives three predictions for industrial automation in 2020.
Automation made easy: latest version of the zenon software
The latest version of the zenon Software Platform from COPA-DATA is now available. The independent manufacturer has made its automation software for the manufacturing and energy industry even more secure, efficient and user-friendly. Together with zenon 8.10, COPA-DATA is also releasing a new version of its zenon Analyzer 3.30 reporting and analytics software.
Expanding network in the changing energy sector
Britain’s electricity grid broke records in May 2019, running for seven days without coal power , the longest stretch since the Industrial Revolution began. In a rapidly changing energy sector, smart grid software supplier, COPA-DATA UK, is expanding its network by renewing membership to the Energy Industries Council (EIC) and joining NOF Energy and the Scottish Renewables Forum.
Exploring the latest in energy automation
Held at Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum, COPA-DATA will host its second annual zenon Energy Day on 9th May 2019. The event will explore how control and monitoring technology can be used to improve operations in the sector, through a series of talks from industry representatives. Attendance is free but spaces are limited, therefore attendees are encouraged to secure their space on the COPA-DATA website.
Tightening IoT security with software
Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, smart meters and integrated cloud services are bringing new considerations for organisations in relation to hackers, cyber security and data protection. Here, Martyn Williams, Managing Director of COPA-DATA UK, explained how software is playing an important role in securing networks of IT and operational technology in the energy industry.
The Growing Need to Store Excess Energy
Energy storage isn’t just for those rechargeable household AA batteries. Improved methods of storing and distributing energy from the energy grid could dramatically improve the way the world accesses power. In fact, using batteries to store energy on a large scale could help create a more economic and environmentally friendly energy grid. Here, Jürgen Resch, Energy Industry Manager at energy grid software provider COPA-DATA, explains.
Staying secure in the smart era: Three rules for cyber security
Almost half of manufacturers have fallen victim to cybercrime, according to the Cyber Security Manufacturing Report 2018, published by EEF. One of the biggest challenges for manufacturers is choosing from the range of products and services available to protect against these crimes.
How to face the three challenges for renewables
Alan Binning, Regional Sales Manager at smart grid software provider COPA-DATA UK, explores three common issues for renewables - managing demand, combining distributed systems and reporting.
Digital twins are changing the energy industry
Improved operations, a reduction in unplanned outages and better managed variations in market conditions; it's the idyllic aim of power leaders across the globe, but how is the digital twin concept making this goal a reality? Author: Martyn Williams, Managing Director at COPA-DATA UK.
Continuous improvement to reap long-term ROI rewards
According to research from Barclays Corporate Banking, over half of manufacturers are reporting improved productivity thanks to the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies. Despite this, two thirds state that they are yet to experience a Return On Investment (ROI). Author: Lee Sullivan, Regional Sales Manager at COPA-DATA UK
An overview of the zenon Energy Day 2018
At Microsoft’s British headquarters in Thames Valley Park, Reading, software provider COPA-DATA, invited leaders from the UK’s energy industry to its zenon Energy Day 2018. The event, which was held on 24th Tuesday, April, welcomed industry experts and energy suppliers to address the current challenges the sector is facing — renewable generation, substation automation, IoT and cyber security.
COPA-DATA releases latest software versions
COPA-DATA has presented new versions of its automation and reporting software with zenon 8.00 and zenon Analyzer 3.20. Users will benefit from a number of performance improvements, extensive functionality for smart factories and energy distribution, as well as predictive analytics calculations. As well as module and industry-specific extensions, the focus of this year’s release is adaptations to product infrastructure.
On the way to zero down-time for renewable generation
Managing remote power generation sites has its own challenges, not least in terms of the efficient monitoring of operations. Slovenian renewables producer, Gorenjske Elektrarne, has resolved these challenges using a novel and technologically advanced IoT solution which combines COPA-DATA’s software zenon with Microsoft’s Azure cloud services.
Five energy trends to look out for in 2018
The International Energy Outlook 2017 report predicts that world energy consumption will increase by 28% between 2015 and 2040. But, what changes will have to take place to meet this growing demand? In this article, Jürgen Resch, Energy Industry Manager at COPA-DATA, gives his outlook on what 2018 has in store for the industry.
COPA-DATA wins the 2017 Microsoft IoT Award
Microsoft has crowned COPA-DATA, the Austria-based software manufacturer for industrial automation, as its global Microsoft Partner of the Year in the IoT category. The award was presented at this year's Microsoft Inspire, the company's worldwide partner conference, which was held between July 9 and 13, 2017 in Washington, D.C., USA. This award is a recognition by Microsoft of COPA-DATA's innovations and software solutions based on Microsoft tech...
Software for the smart factory
Investments in smart manufacturing are set to drive a 27% increase in efficiency over the next five years, boosting the global economy by a colossal $500bn. This is according to the recent Smart Factories and the Modern Manufacturer report. Here, Lee Sullivan, Regional Manager for COPA-DATA UK examines one of the key choices manufacturers will make during their digital transformation - choosing the right software.
Steps to the smart grid
Experts estimate that fossil fuels will be completely exhausted in the next century and as a result, there is a global effort to invest in a more diverse range of energy generation techniques. However, substantial investments in smart infrastructure are required to ensure the successful implementation and longevity, of renewable technologies. Adrian Kimberley, Regional Sales Manager for industrial software expert, COPA-DATA UK, discusses th...
Step by step to the Smart Factory
COPA-DATA will demonstrate its smart factory solutions at the SPS IPC Drives trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany, from November 22nd to 24th. At booth 590, hall 7. The company and its partners are presenting how customers can gradually achieve sustainable networking of their production with zenon.
Why the pharmaceutical industry is so vulnerable to cyber attacks
A whitepaper investigating the state of security in the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector has been released by COPA-DATA. The whitepaper includes, the reasons why the pharmaceutical industry is so much more vulnerable to attacks and examines some of the most effective security tools that companies have at their disposal in the era of Industry 4.0.