June 2021

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Stealth Introduces New Fanless 2U Rackmount Servers

June 17, 2021
The Fanless 2U Rackmount Servers come in two models: The SR-2950 and the SR-2960.
End-to-end visibility aimed at giving companies more granular insight into warehouse inventories and plant material capacities is becoming increasingly common in supply chain management.
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Supply Chain Optimization and the Future of Industry

June 17, 2021
Beset by cost and availability pressures on all sides, more companies are turning to sophisticated supply chain technologies to navigate the ever-changing production landscape...

The Machine-To-Machine Marketplace

June 16, 2021
The convergence of technologies—especially Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and blockchain—is setting the stage for a new “machine economy” where self-sufficient systems...
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Antaira Releases New Compact 6-Port Managed 802.3bt PoE & Non-PoE Industrial Ethernet Switches

The LMP-C602G-SFP-bt(-T)-V2 series of light Layer 3 industrial managed Ethernet switches feature a 48 to 55V DC high voltage power input and a 12 to 48V DC wide voltage power ...

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Netzer Introduce VLX-60 Two-Plate Ring Absolute Encoder for Harsh Environments

June 15, 2021
The VLX-60 is a new member of the VLX series of electric encoders, a product line based on Netzer Precision Motion Sensor proprietary technology.
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Introducing the World’s First CIP Safety Over EtherNet/IP Safety Light Curtain

June 14, 2021
The Allen-Bradley 450L GuardShield safety light curtain is reported to be the first of its kind to provide CIP Safety over EtherNet/IP.
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The ILPS-18S Series Spring Loaded LVIT Linear Position Sensor Economical High-Performance Gauging Probe

The ILPS-18S Series of spring-loaded inductive linear position sensors is designed for dimensional gauging and position measurements in commercial, industrial, and military applications...
A new SCADA system gives Pluspetrol greater insight into its remote operations.

Using SCADA to Monitor Jungle Field Sites

June 12, 2021
Pluspetrol replaced its aging SCADA systems with Inductive Automation’s Ignition platform to track multiple geographically dispersed sites in the Ecuadorian jungle.
Dick Slansky, Senior Analyst, ARC Advisory Group
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How Advances in Artificial Intelligence and 3D Printing Are Changing Manufacturing

June 9, 2021
Additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence, and machine learning are disrupting every industry—most notably manufacturing and aerospace and defense industries.
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Cable Design Considerations for Dynamic Applications

June 7, 2021
Answers to questions about the types of industrial cables used in a variety of automation applications.
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Dell’s Edge Computing Strategy to Complement the Cloud

May 20, 2021
Rather than serving as an alternative to the cloud, Dell’s new edge products bolster and enhance the cost-savings, scalability, and increased computing power the cloud offers ...
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Is Combining SCADA and MES a Good Idea?

May 12, 2021
System consolidation offers a number of cost and complexity reduction benefits. But when it comes to mission critical systems, do the benefits outweigh the risks? A system integrator...
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Molecular tagging and blockchain keep cannabis safe across the supply chain.
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Securing Cannabis Across the Supply Chain

May 10, 2021
Applied DNA Sciences and and TruTrace Technologies team up to tag, test, and track cannabis products from seed to sale.
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A Proactive Strategy for Control System Maintenance

May 10, 2021
Why proactive control system maintenance covering I/O health and performance, HMI/SCADA, and controllers is critical to avoiding unplanned downtime and providing line of sight...

Artificial Intelligence for Mobile Robot Fleet Management

May 6, 2021
As the deployment of large fleets of autonomous mobile robots becomes more common, coordination and interoperability are becoming challenges. However, artificial intelligence ...
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The Rise of Flexible Feeding System Technology

April 27, 2021
Why flexible feeding systems, which incorporate robotics, vision, and motion technologies are beginning to replace the vibratory bowl feeders that have long been used sort small...
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Safety Certification Issued for Industrial Collaborative Robot Technology

April 15, 2021
Veo Robotics’ FreeMove system receives ISO 13849 safety certification from TÜV Rheinland.
Steve J. Malyszko, P.E., Chief Executive Officer at Malisko Engineering

Don’t Shortchange Your Operational Technology Network Investment in Your Race to Digital Transformation

Feb. 22, 2021
In order for a highly successful digital transformation and return on investment, special attention needs to be paid to OT network design, architecture, configuration, security...