Martin BuchwitzHomeIndustrial Automation: Why the Success Story ContinuesWithout automation, the same thing that happened to many industrial nations would have also happened in Germany: a high level of de-industrialization.January 10, 2014HomeThe Transformation of Automation TechnologySince the invention of the programmable logic controller, there have been a lot of technological milestones in automation: digital control, field bus systems, PC-based control engineering, SCADA software, Industrial Ethernet, touch and gesture technology for operator guidance, etc.July 3, 2013ControlThe Changing World of AutomationFor a long time, exciting and revolutionary developments in automation technology seemed like a thing of the past.April 2, 2013IIoTA Matter of Trust: Automation Data Within the CloudWith globally distributed production facilities, machine and production data from all factories need to be consolidated and evaluated, and operating figures need to be illustrated. This can be implemented easily with a centralized cloud solution. But some still have reservations.February 11, 2013HomeSiemens Shows the Importance of SoftwareThe low-key presentation of S-1500 family hardware during the SPS IPC Drives 2012 press conference doesn’t mean hardware has lost all importance. It just indicates that software, and especially the TIA Portal, has significantly gained in importance.January 8, 2013HomeAutomation Is Becoming Increasingly MobileAutomation technology is currently finding its way into more and more areas of everyday life.November 1, 2012HomeGerman Mechanical Engineering On Course for GrowthWhen the VDMA, the German engineering federation, predicted a 2 percent increase for German machinery production in 2013, some people couldn’t believe their eyes.October 4, 2012HomeCan We Control Complexity?The technical developments of the last centuries are stunning. Realizing the Internet has only played a significant role since the middle ‘90s, this becomes particularly clear, especially considering the development of mobile devices and what we call “the internet of things.”July 12, 2012HomeHannover Messe 2012 Sees Positive ResponseAbout 185,000 people visited Hannover Messe 2012, one of the world’s largest showcases for industrial innovation.June 5, 2012HomeTrends 2012: Energy Efficiency, Usability and Integration2012 promises to become a very exciting year in all sectors—economic, technical and political—in Germany and around the world.April 9, 2012Page 1 of 2Next PageTop StoriesIIoTProfinet: Designed for Openness and DeterminismA look at Profinet’s development, from its Profibus fieldbus origins to its adpatability amid industrial Ethernet’s evolution, and how it provides the determinism required by many industrial users.Supply Chain ManagementHow to Pivot from Vision to ValueIIoTThe New MESA Smart Manufacturing ModelAnalyticsFinance’s Role in AnalyticsSponsor ContentWhat will Industries of the Future empower you to create?