Accessing the Far Regions of Automation
As more organizations invest in remote access capabilities, providing information technology support can come with a few issues when it comes to troubleshooting and connectivity.
Sep 28th, 2020
Guidance on Industrial Blockchain Use
Sep 24th, 2020
Technology Matters: IIoT Missteps, Cybersecurity Readiness, and Volkswagen's Industrial Cloud
Sep 22nd, 2020
Banner Engineering Launches Business Unit
Banner Engineering Corp.
Sep 16th, 2020
Volkswagen Looks to the Cloud for Productivity Gains
Sep 2nd, 2020
Compressed Air Measurement Helps Reduce Energy Use
Installing Festo’s E2M energy efficiency modules helped medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers tackle their environmental footprint, not only saving money but using the data to provide predictive maintenance as well.
Aug 18th, 2020
The Smart Businesses Guide to Intelligence at the Edge and IIOT
Technology that enables business continuity and agility in every condition is essential today and into the future.
Aug 14th, 2020
Designing Fault-Tolerant IIoT Systems
Combine MQTT with industrial broker software and Sparkplug B compatible devices to create a foundation for mission-critical IT/OT systems.
Aug 10th, 2020
Industry 4.0: Thriving Through Transformation
As the global pandemic continues, manufacturers should look towards Industry 4.0 technology as a way to operate at optimal performance and keep its workforce safe and healthy.
Aug 7th, 2020
Digital Transformation for Small and Medium Manufacturers
Small and medium manufacturers have largely been hesitant to make the transition to a smart manufacturing system due to concerns over the cost and time investment. However, those hesitations may not actually be true when the implementation is done right.
Dr. Ananth Seshan
Jul 9th, 2020
The ‘Christmas-tree’ stack lights of yore are all grown up. Thanks to the rise of smart communication technologies, today’s Andon systems are IIoT- and intelligent-messaging-enabled indicators of real-time shop-floor KPI performance.
Lauren Gibbons Paul
Jul 7th, 2020
Conducting Virtual FATs: Best Practices
Brand-new guidance from PMMI's OpX Leadership Network addresses the critical need for virtual factory acceptance testing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jun 30th, 2020
How Aveva Insights is Used in Schneider Electric's Batam Factory
Learn how Aveva Insights software is used to monitor machine operating parameters and send alerts if operating parameters are not within set levels. Also see how machines are retrofitted for IIoT with plug-and-play sensors and edge computing technology.
Jun 30th, 2020
Enterprise Connectivity and Home Version Announced for Ignition
The Ignition software platform from Inductive Automation can now connect more easily to SAP ERP systems; also a personal home version of the software is available for the maker community.
Jun 26th, 2020
Bosch Updates Industry 4.0 Software to Digitalize Manufacturing
Along with its launch of the second release of the Nexeed Industrial Application System, Bosch has rolled out a ‘Manufacture #LikeABosch’ campaign to raise awareness for industrial digitalization.
Jun 19th, 2020
Doosan Bobcat Moves from Paper-Based to Digital Production
Implementation of FactoryTalk InnovationSuite is helping Doosan Bobcat create a five-year technology advancement program to take its operations digital and enable data-driven decision-making at all levels.
Jun 18th, 2020
Is The Digital Transformation Changing Industry’s Approach to Quality?
An update to the Automation World survey on the use of automation for quality inspections detects some surprising changes in the era of digitalization. Quality may be becoming associated more with process feedback than classical inspection technologies.
James R. Koelsch
Jun 16th, 2020
Digital Twin Consortium Founded
Ansys, Dell, and Microsoft are among the founding members of a new consortium created to develop standard terminology and reference architectures around digital twin technology, in addition to sharing use cases across industries.
Jun 11th, 2020
Where the Pandemic Is Impacting Automation
Though it’s still too early to tell for certain, distinct technology areas—ranging from 5G, cloud/edge, and artificial intelligence to articulated robots—are expected to grow significantly in response to the business impacts of COVID-19.
Jun 9th, 2020
FDT Group Releases Data Exchange Standard for Next-Gen Automation
The new FDT 3.0 standard and developer toolkits are secure, scalable and platform-independent, enabling remote access to device and network data across the enterprise without PLC/DCS host intervention.
Jun 8th, 2020
A Step Approach to Industry 4.0
Figuring out how to approach Industry 4.0 can be an intimidating process. Starting with simple retrofitting steps coupled with obsolescence management is one way to make the process more easily manageable.
Jun 4th, 2020
Maximizing Productivity with the Power of Data
Bringing your manufacturing processes into the fourth industrial revolution.
May 21st, 2020
Cloud Cost Factors: 7 Considerations
Manufacturers looking to move data to the cloud face unique challenges due to the nature of industrial business and existing capital investments. Here’s advice on how to assess those challenges from a cost vantage point.
May 19th, 2020
Technology Matters: Maintenance and the Digital Transformation, Virtual Assistants, IoT Adoption and COVID-19
A review of key developments we’ve recently covered to help you stay on top of what’s happening in the world of industrial automation.
May 14th, 2020
Open Manufacturing Platform Expands
Three steering committee members and new working groups have been added to the The Open Manufacturing Platform to help guide manufacturers through digital transformation.
May 13th, 2020
Is the Purdue Model Still Relevant?
The Purdue Model has provided a hierarchical structure for industrial communications to keep computing and networks deterministic. But in the age of IoT, data flow is no longer hierarchical. So what model should industry use now?
May 12th, 2020
IoT Adoption: Before and After COVID-19
New survey data from the Eclipse Foundation on Internet of Things technology adoption provides an interesting pre-pandemic outlook on the digital transformation of industry—an outlook that could change significantly over the next year.
Apr 14th, 2020