Jim PintoHomeProcess Instrumentation FuturesUsed to measure, display, record and control process variables such as pressure, temperature, flow, level, load, speed, distance or angle, process instruments can be as simple as direct reading thermometers or as complex as multi-variable process analyzers and controls.November 19, 2013ControlProcess Safety FuturesProcess safety systems have arrived at a juncture of transformation.October 21, 2013IIoTAutomation Cloud Computing FuturesCloud computing is one of the hottest technology fields today. In manufacturing, clear targets for cloud computing include IT-related applications such as manufacturing execution systems (MES) and production planning systems (PPS).September 19, 2013HomeManufacturing Automation FuturesSome three decades ago, when American automakers felt threatened by Japanese competition, they had a vision of beating their rivals with “lights out” manufacturing—highly automated factories with robots left to build cars on their own. But manufacturing will always need people.August 15, 2013HomeAutomation Infotech FuturesInformation technology (IT) has been a dominating influence in many large manufacturing and process automation companies. But computer expertise is no longer just the domain of a select few, and responsibility to keep things running has shifted away from the centralized IT department.July 9, 2013ControlAutomation Technology FuturesThe concept of Internet-connected machines that collect data and communicate, often called Machine-to-Machine (M2M) or the Internet of Things (IoT), has been around for years. Now several leading companies have identified this as a strategic market with enormous potential.July 8, 2013ControlIndustrial Computer FuturesAs a new class of industrial computer, the PAC signals a post-PC era of thin clients and mobile devices. Processors are now so powerful that even inexpensive gadgets can handle most tasks.June 7, 2013NetworksFrom Fieldbus to Industrial EthernetCompared to traditional, non-Ethernet-based industrial solutions, Ethernet technology delivers substantially higher performance and several other advantages.April 30, 2013HomeCyber Security – Product or Service?PLCs and RTUs can be vulnerable to hackers, but producers can protect their assets with due diligence.March 13, 2013NetworksMobile Devices in AutomationTethered-hardware thin-clients and mobile equivalents—tablets, smartphones and other portable devices, deliver vastly improved productivity and yield drastically reduced total cost of ownership.March 1, 2013Page 1 of 10Next PageTop StoriesBusiness IntelligenceE-Commerce Tech Giant Enters the Industrial Technology SpaceWith its new AWS Supply Chain and Monitron predictive maintenance products, Amazon extends its reach into the industrial marketplace.IIoTProfinet: Designed for Openness and DeterminismSupply Chain ManagementHow to Pivot from Vision to ValueIIoTThe New MESA Smart Manufacturing ModelSponsor ContentWhat will Industries of the Future empower you to create?