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How do you stop an industrial worker from bypassing the very mechanisms put in place to protect him? Install the safety systems, but also shape the mindset of the employees behind those systems.
Asked what can help manufacturers develop a strong safety culture, readers suggested showing workers the gruesome results of unsafe acts.
Just as in manufacturing, sensors, wireless networks and control technology make it easy to harvest yield data. This means that, like manufacturers, farmers are looking to dig more value out of the field to feed Big Data and also the world.
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Like commercial IT centers before them, the computing power behind today’s factories and processing plants is embracing virtualization as security and cloud computing gain importance.
Nomacorc, which makes synthetic wine closures, updated its manufacturing software to help improve business intelligence and operator performance.
Centralizing logic, motion, HMI and vision system data collection, PC-based control helped an inspection OEM reduce costs and streamline design for life sciences customers.
A look at the role of OPC UA in providing device and system interoperability and security needed for successful Internet of Things applications.
With the majority of large capital projects in process industries running over schedule and over budget, Emerson’s Project Certainty concept aims to bring things back into alignment with a complete transformation of the automation process.
Printing out your meal may not sound appealing, but 3D technology could revolutionize food manufacturing. There could come a day in the near future when it’s a tablet to table kind of lunch.
The Italian pasta maker is using the Internet of Things and analytics to provide traceability in the supply chain and transparency to consumers.
Having a specific, goal-oriented strategy in place is critical to breaking the paralysis-by-analysis stranglehold on your company’s automation technology mindset.
There are many reasons to get connected, but just how to get started toward IIoT might not be apparent. Belden outlines five key steps.
ThyssenKrupp Elevator deploys its MAX proactive maintenance system to extend its remote monitoring capabilities and reduce downtime.
Clorox, Goodyear, Kimberly-Clark and PCMC received this year’s Manufacturing Safety Excellence Awards from Rockwell Automation.
SEMA Garage offers its manufacturing members access to the 3D printing technology for automotive part prototypes and production parts.
ICS threats can be malicious attacks from the outside or operator error. To address both, PAS has a new version of Cyber Integrity, adding patch management, security policy workflows and enhanced visibility from the operator dashboard.
Kepware’s new IoT Gateway streams real-time machine and sensor data directly into Big Data applications.
Automotive and industrial equipment manufacturers realize the application of embedded software is critical to realizing the growth potential of IIoT.
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