Automation World covers news and trends around industrial automation software and hardware for professionals in the discrete and batch/hybrid manufacturing industries.


What the CIO’s Evolution Means for Manufacturing

Chief information officers are stepping beyond the traditional confines of corporate IT to take on a more active role in the integration and management of production systems.

Safety Considerations of E-Stops

Emergency stops are of great importance to robust safety systems in industrial settings.

3D Design and Augmented Reality Tech Aids Custom Configuration

Acoustic guitar manufacturer Dowina shows how Vectary’s platform can be used for millions of custom configuration possibilities.

A Mobile Robot for Matrix Production Setups

KUKA’s new KMP 1500 omnidirectional autonomous mobile robot is designed to work flexibly in matrix production operations.

Robotic Automation and Industry’s Changing Future

From the use of robots to handle repetitive and hazardous tasks to alignment with corporate sustainability goals, robotics are proving to be the answer to industry’s labor shortage...

NIST’s New and Improved Cybersecurity Framework

NIST's ongoing efforts to enhance CSF resources and foster community feedback show its commitment to continually improving cybersecurity practices.

Addressing the Plant Floor Security Challenge

Technologically speaking, IT and OT domains have largely converged. Culturally speaking, there is still a bit of work to do, which leaves industrial operations open to significant...
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BASF Completes Successful Ethernet-APL Tests with ABB DCS

In its first greenfield Ethernet-APL project in Europe, BASF required potential suppliers to conduct Ethernet-APL performance tests before final contracts were awarded.


Product Spotlight: EZ5 Series Human-Machine Interface

EZAutomation, a division of the AVG Group, has released its EZTouch EZ5 series of  HMI/operator interface panels in 4, 7, 8, 10, 12 and 15-inch display sizes with free ...

Fault-Tolerant Edge Computing

Stratus Technologies has released its new Stratus ztC Endurance platform, a new family of fault-tolerant computing platforms for sustainable operations. The platform introduces...
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Robot Gripper Suction Cup

The FLIW (Foam Lip Wide) from Piab is a new addition to the company’s PiGrip series. Configurable in a multitude of combinations, it is well suited for any picking application...
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Hermetically Sealed Position Sensors

Offering rugged operations and performance with low power consumption, Newtek’s HI series of hermetically sealed 4-20 mA LVDTs ensure consistent data output and are offered with...


Omron and Roeq Expand AMR and Top Module Collaboration

The partnership between Omron and Roeq enables greater focus on intralogistics projects for faster execution.

Schneider Electric Adds Cobots

At Modex 2024, the company showcased this new cobot line with demonstrations of its Lexium RL 3 and RL 18 models as well as information about the forthcoming RL 5 and RL 7 models...

Airskin Demonstrates Application on KUKA Robot at Modex 2024

KUKA showcased how its industrial robots, such as the Agilus, Quantec and Cybertech, can be outfitted with Airskin’s safety skin to allow the robots to operate collaboratively...

Remote Control and Monitoring of Robots

Olis Robotics is working with Kawasaki Robotics Inc., to enable users of Kawasaki robots to reduce troubleshooting and downtime costs by up to 90%,


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