Demand-Driven Smart Manufacturing
The new MESA International Smart Manufacturing Model provides the answers the industry is seeking on production agility, resource effectiveness, and quality control.
Jan 20th, 2022
Is Internet of Things Control via SCADA Too Risky?
Ben Manlongat of system integrator Outbound Technologies explains the risks of remotely accessing SCADA data—even if it's 'read only'—and how to secure this critical automation system component.
Jan 18th, 2022
How Industry is Using Cloud, Edge, and Fog Computing Today
Comparing 2021 survey data on industrial cloud, edge, and fog computing use to a similar 2019 survey shows how the pandemic is transforming industry’s use of these technologies.
Jan 7th, 2022
ArcelorMittal Launches 5G Steel Initiative
ArcelorMittal France is launching a private 5G network with Ericsson and Orange Business Services to deliver high data throughput for all connected devices, including autonomous vehicles and remote-controlled machinery.
Jan 6th, 2022
Accelerating the Industrial Enterprise
Using insights and lessons learned from industry executive surveys, discover a framework that companies can use to assess their own growth efforts and build accelerated growth into the DNA of their business.
Brian R. May
Dec 16th, 2021
Producing Omega-3 Oils from Marine Algae
A broad automation project, for a joint venture by Evonik and DSM, enables initial annual production to meet about 15% of the industry’s current total demand for omega-3 oils.
Dec 13th, 2021
5 Causes of Poor Data Quality
From human error to poor integration, several factors can hamper the value of your data and the digital transformation that depends on it.
Dec 8th, 2021
UniversalAutomation.Org Founded to Facilitate Interoperable Automation
Several automation technology suppliers and end users have partnered to create an independent, not-for-profit association to accelerate the development and deployment of vendor-agnostic 'plug-and-produce' software.
Dec 1st, 2021
Making Legacy Equipment Connections Work
System integrator Luke Stephenson of Enterprise Automation share his insights on why MQTT and cloud computing are critical components of legacy equipment data collection and analysis.
Nov 4th, 2021
Connecting the Factories of Tomorrow, Today
With the rise of the Industrial Internet of Things, production systems are driving toward a seamlessly connected future, in which all mechanical, electrical, and intelligent interfaces work together as one complete package.
Nov 3rd, 2021
Integrators Dish on Industrial Technology Trends
The value of remote access for viewing control system data and training purposes, along with lessons from automation project failures, were among the key takeaways from 2021 for industrial system integrators.
Oct 28th, 2021
Evaluating Technology Support For The Internet of Things
As manufacturers digitally transform their operations, finding the right technologies can be an overwhelming process. Don’t overlook your supplier’s ability to provide the right level of support when assessing technological capabilities.
Lauren Gibbons Paul
Oct 19th, 2021
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
Bosch Rexroth’s CtrlX Store Brings 'Smartphone Principle' to Industrial IT
The new marketplace allows turnkey applications to be installed on any CtrlX CORE unit.
Sep 28th, 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