Greenfield
Factory Automation
Neil
Batch Processing
Hand
Process Automation
Reynolds
Packaging Automation
Campbell
On the Edge
A redundant Ethernet switch fabric between the controller and I/O level allows differing levels of redundancy to mix freely in t
Blog Post |

GE Argues for Ethernet Backbone

With Ethernet communications so prevalent and cost-effective at the upper levels of process control, it makes sense to take it to the lowest level of the architecture, replacing the traditional rack-based approach.
Full Post
The Connected Smart Bottle Is Calling
Blog Post |

The Connected Smart Bottle Is Calling

Thinfilm and Diageo plc partner on a prototype that uses printed sensor tags and near field communication to deliver personalized messages from a bottle on the store shelf to consumers’ smartphones.
Full Post
How to Approach Mobile Manufacturing
Blog Post |

5 Questions for Mobile Manufacturing

By answering the right questions, you can reap the benefits of incorporating mobile technology into your operations through careful consideration of key issues.
Full Post
News
|

Engineers Sponsor, Judge High School Automation Awards Competition

Patti Engineering, Inc., control systems integration company based in Auburn Hills, MI with offices in Massachusetts and Texas, served as a Special Award Sponsor for the 2012 Michigan Regional Future
Full Article
Column:
Industry View
|

Global Regulations Help Protect the Healthcare Supply Chain

Nearly all branded healthcare products have been counterfeited.
Full Article
Column:
Enterprise View
|

Building Quality Management into Operational Excellence

Initiatives around Operational Excellence have been internally focused on building a culture of continuous improvement and improving manufacturing processes with Lean techniques.
Full Article
Column:
Finance View
|

Reduce the Costs of Obsolescent Inventory with Monitoring

Continually monitoring inventory for obsolescence eliminates the need to write down the cost of a large volume of inventory all at once, thereby incurring a massive charge against income.
Full Article
Column:
Integrator View
|

Fast-Track Projects Without Taking Shortcuts

Make sure everyone agrees on the functional specification first. Running to get a project done is a complete waste of time if you are running in the wrong direction.
Full Article
News
|

Machine Control and Safeguarding to Benefit from Omron Realignment

Omron Industrial Automation and Omron Scientific Technologies Inc.
Full Article
COM-Express Mini Module
Product
|

Advantech Corporation: COM-Express Mini Module

The SOM-7565 is a Type 10 compliant COM-Express Mini module intended to provide balanced performance with the focus on low (about 8W during heavy loading)-power consumption.
Full Article
Column:
Pinto's Prose
|

New Employment Paradigms

Being laid off is temporary. It may just be the stimulus for finding a more fulfilling job, or becoming self-employed.
Full Article
Mintchell Video Report - Seven Things I Learned at the ARC Forum
Video |

Mintchell Video Report - Seven Things I Learned at the ARC Forum

Gary Mintchell is back from Orlando, Fla., and filed this report on the 2012 ARC Forum. Topics include management changes, OPC UA and new products. (Approximate Time - 8:16).
Full Article
Column:
Feed Forward
|

Leaders Are Learners -- And We Have Just the Opportunity

From the beginning of my career, I have sought information from people who had studied leadership and success. Writers from ancient times to now have written on the subject.
Full Article

Pages

The best of the essentials!
Secrets to Automation Project Success

Sign up to receive timely updates from our editors and download this FREE Automation Project Survival Guide. It’s packed with field-tested best practices from industry experts that can help make your next automation project a success.

Newsletters

Don't miss intelligence crucial to your job and business!
Click on any newsletter to view a sample. Enter your email address below to sign up!
Each newsletter ranges in frequency from once per month to a few times per month at most.