Artificial Intelligence Advances Food Safety
Landing AI is helping food producers overcome not only the limitations of their human workforce but of traditional machine vision as well, using machine learning to better evaluate issues around food safety.
Sep 22nd, 2020
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Aug 6th, 2020
Can IO-Link and SPE Work Together?
Sep 17th, 2020
Data Analysis Helps Glassmaker See Through Its Processes
Sep 15th, 2020
RōBEX Names New President
Sep 11th, 2020
IIoT Blind Spots: Where are They and Do You Have Them?
A crucial component of automation advancement, yet one that is lacking at most manufacturers, is the deployment of IIoT connectivity across an entire enterprise, including key areas such as receiving, warehousing, and shipping.
Sep 11th, 2020
Organizations Join Forces to Address Digital Transformation Challenges for Oil and Gas
To address the digital transformation challenges oil and gas companies have historically faced, Doris Group, Schneider Electric, and Aveva have partnered to create digital twin technology to help face these challenges.
Sep 9th, 2020
A Cannabis Equipment Supplier Turns to Automation to Extract CBD at Commercial Scale
Precision Extraction Solutions’ new CBD extraction equipment uses modular systems and PC-based controls from Beckhoff Automation to enable reliable, high-performance large-scale processing.
Aug 27th, 2020
Aveva to Acquire OSIsoft
The combination of the two companies’ software technologies will reportedly enable Aveva to further advance its ability to deliver big data, cloud, and artificial intelligence-driven insights.
Aug 25th, 2020
Cisco Aids Dairy Farmers of America’s Digital Transformation
To optimize operations and workforce continuity in support of the nation's food supply during the pandemic and beyond, Cisco and system integration firms are installing communication technologies to accelerate the advance of milk product production.
Aug 20th, 2020
Compressed Air Measurement Helps Reduce Energy Use
Installing Festo’s E2M energy efficiency modules helped medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers tackle their environmental footprint, not only saving money but using the data to provide predictive maintenance as well.
Aug 18th, 2020
Much Ado About Data Quality
Ensuring proper data quality for digital transformation initiatives lies in a two-pronged approach that emphasizes technology and human communication.
Aug 12th, 2020
How COVID-19 is Impacting Automation Decisions
The pause in many ongoing projects as the pandemic hit gave companies more time to think about how to move forward with their automation projects. The result is an increased use of remote access and data analytics.
Aug 4th, 2020
OPC Foundation Joins APL Project; Announces OPC UA Motion
Highlighting its role in the development of new industrial process and discrete communications, the OPC Foundation has joined the advanced physical layer for industrial Ethernet project group and is working with ODVA and Sercos on a new motion technology.
Jul 28th, 2020
The Importance of Material Tracing
Traceability on a processing or production line is incredibly important, especially when it comes food products, where having the ability to track every ingredient down to the source is crucial to the health and safety of the consumers.
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Jul 27th, 2020
Reverse Engineering the Organization
A new book reveals how “future-back” thinking—defining what the company will look like decades from now and working backwards—can encourage innovative ideas that will create breakthrough growth.
Jul 24th, 2020
Remote Technologies From Honeywell Enable Continued Operations
Encouraged by the COVID-19 pandemic to push remote capabilities out to a wider swath of industries, Honeywell Process Solutions has released products and services geared toward remote operations, safety, commissioning, lifecycle services, and more.
Jul 21st, 2020
Festo Explores How Digitization Affects Energy, Education
From digital pneumatics to bionic birds, the automation supplier discusses the technologies that will shape the factory of the future.
Jul 15th, 2020
Changing the Controller Redundancy Paradigm
Honeywell highlights how its Experion PKS HIVE products are designed to change industry’s approach to controller redundancy by creating a mesh of controllers in which backup can be provided by any available controller’s compute power.
Jul 7th, 2020
Digitization and Adaptation to a Changing World
The Aveva World digital conference focused on the factors accelerating industry’s digital transformation and how Aveva is not only supplying the technologies to support this, but using them to transform the way they do business themselves.
Jun 25th, 2020
Emerson Plantweb Optics
The summer 2020 update to Emerson Automation Solutions Plantweb Optics software will include augmented reality capabilities for troubleshooting equipment and real-time collaboration.
Jun 23rd, 2020
Emerson Adds Augmented Reality for Asset Management
This summer’s update to Plantweb Optics will include augmented reality capabilities to help users locate troublesome assets and correct issues with the aid of experts via real-time collaboration.
Jun 23rd, 2020
Georgia-Pacific’s Approach to IT/OT Convergence
Like many industrial organizations, Georgia-Pacific was struggling with the loss of operating expertise created by a retiring workforce. Coordinating the company’s IT and OT departments is helping to solve the issue and improve the way the company operate
Jun 19th, 2020
Closing the Loop Between CAD, PLM, Digital Twins, and the Cloud
Siemens Digital Industries Software adds to its Xcelerator portfolio to enhance design, engineering, and manufacturing software, and partners with IBM on service lifecycle management.
Jun 18th, 2020
By Seeing Patterns, Analytics Software Models Improve Process Control
Translating raw data into usable information has been a difficult task for industrial companies. Using TrendMiner, a self-service industrial data analytics software, Sitech was able to overcome this problem.
Jun 17th, 2020
Noosa Yoghurt Cuts Downtime, Product Loss With Valve Upgrade
The TrueClean CIP’able air blow check valve from Central States Industrial enabled the yogurt maker to save hours of downtime and many pounds of product every week, with an expected savings of $350,000 a year.
Jun 11th, 2020
Software as a Service Enters Engineering and Manufacturing Circles
PTC introduces Atlas, a SaaS-based product development platform, and teams up with Rockwell Automation and Microsoft to deliver Factory Insights as a Service.
Jun 11th, 2020