IIoT Retrofits for Legacy Equipment
If you’re like most manufacturers, you’re not operating a greenfield site with the latest internet-ready equipment. However, you’re likely facing numerous digitalization initiatives. Here’s how you can do it via strategic retrofits to existing equipment.
James R. Koelsch
Oct 14th, 2021
Georgia-Pacific Leverages its Digital Transformation to Bridge the Skills Gap
Through a partnership with Rockwell Automation, Georgia-Pacific is using remote access to transform itself from an organization of scattered siloes to become a more digitally-savvy company.
Oct 7th, 2021
Siemens Emphasizes Cybersecurity and Real-Time Location at PACK EXPO
Cybersecurity and real-time location technologies are being exhibited by Siemens alongside its stainless steel motor, robotics controller, and digital thread technologies.
Sep 29th, 2021
Deploy ICS endpoint cybersecurity without installation
Trend Micro Portable Security™ 3 scans for malware in your ICS without installation, allowing you to implement endpoint security in factory system where software installation is not allowed.
Oct 8th, 2021
Carlo Gavazzi Exhibits Solid State Relays, IO-Link Sensors
The products can be used in a variety of industries including packaging, mining, food and beverage, and more.
Sep 28th, 2021
Omron Highlights IIoT and 3D Bin-Picking Technologies
From tactical packing operations to data transfer for better decision-making, Omron shows how its technologies can be used for a variety of CPG processing and packaging applications.
Sep 28th, 2021
Rockwell Showcases FactoryTalk Software, Unified Robot Control
IT/OT convergence and digital transformation are the topics dominating Rockwell’s booth this year.
Sep 27th, 2021
Is a Retrofit the Right Option?
While there is a strong business case for retrofitting many pieces of equipment to facilitate digital transformation, it may not always be the best solution.
Sep 24th, 2021
Overcoming the Cultural Barriers to Digital Transformation
Even as technology continues to advance, organizational challenges remain the biggest impediments to Industry 4.0.
Sep 23rd, 2021
How the Ignition Partner Ecosystem Helps Deliver Digital Transformation
Advantech, Bedrock Automation, Cognex, Hilscher, Opto 22, and Stratus Technologies—among others—demonstrate how their products work with Inductive Automation’s Ignition platform to connect legacy systems to the cloud and process data at the edge.
Sep 23rd, 2021
Inductive Automation Explains What’s Next for Ignition
Automation technology trends around mobility and data access are driving quality and process improvements to the Ignition industrial automation platform.
Sep 22nd, 2021
IIoT Connected Assets Guide
Industry IoT Consortium releases a guide designed to help manufacturers network connected assets and products.
Sep 8th, 2021
Industry Support Organizations Adapt to Digital Transformation
The Profibus/Profinet User Organization and the Industrial Internet Consortium announce operational changes reflective of IoT and Industry 4.0-driven changes to the industries they serve.
Sep 1st, 2021
Top Industrial Uses Case for Cloud Computing
A new report from the Infosys Knowledge Institute highlights how manufacturers are using cloud computing to advance operations and for what kinds of applications they’re using the technology most.
Aug 26th, 2021
FDT 3.0: A Secure, Scalable Data Exchange Standard for IIoT
The FDT Group’s platform-independent development tools enable unobstructed communication from sensors to the cloud. Watch this Take Five video to find out more.
Aug 20th, 2021
How Cyber-Physical Systems Extend Mechatronic Capabilities
As exemplified by the Festo Motion Terminal, the use of cyber-physical systems is extending the capabilities of automated devices—even pneumatic ones—in preparation for Industry 4.0.
Aug 15th, 2021
Will the Future of MES and SCADA Be More Closely Mixed?
The growing overlap in functionalities between MES and SCADA are likely to continue with tighter integration in pursuit of a single pane of glass.
Aug 3rd, 2021
Unified Namespace: The Hub and Spoke Model for Your Data
Discover how the Hub and Spoke model for data has seen an increase in usage and what beneficial forces are driving adoption.
Jul 30th, 2021
Can Operations Technology Be Secured and Managed With IT Tools?
Find out how operations technology devices can be discovered, secured, and managed with the same kinds of tools used by IT, with an eye toward downtime avoidance and change management for asset management and cybersecurity.
Jul 26th, 2021
When Artificial Intelligence Comes to Control
Applications of machine learning and other forms of artificial intelligence have been recognized in robotics and analytics. Now the technology is adding some spice to basic control applications.
James R. Koelsch
Jul 15th, 2021
Three Scale-Up Pitfalls for Early-Stage Companies
A manufacturing scale-up project varies greatly depending on the development phase your company occupies. It's essential for early-stage companies to understand common issues that arise when first involving a system integrator and how to solve them.
Jul 12th, 2021
Digital Twin Consortium Launches Open-Source Collaboration Initiative
The goal is to ease barriers to digital twin adoption and increase device interoperability by leveraging an open-source approach to digital twin software development.
Jul 6th, 2021
Edge Computing and Analytics Get a Boost from CESMII
Litmus and ThinkIQ are among 14 companies recently selected to receive financial contributions from CESMII for pilot projects aimed at optimizing operational performance in applications ranging from valve manufacturing to food processing.
Jun 28th, 2021