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The Edge-to-Enterprise Strategy
As advances in automation technology make plant-floor-to-corporate-office connectivity a tangible reality, Aveva claims to be the first supplier to deliver a complete edge-to-enterprise system.
December 12, 2019
How Developing a Batching System’s Phases Is all About Balance
There are a lot of parts to be aware of when developing a flexible batching system. However, if you want to ensure operational efficiency, developing well-balanced phases is the most integral piece.
December 9, 2019
How IO-Link Benefits OEMs and End Users
Already popular in Europe, the IO-Link industrial communication technology is reportedly growing by double digits in the U.S. Learn why this point-to-point data communication method is increasingly preferred across industry for delivering device data.
December 3, 2019
Manufacturing Digitalization That Works
Though digitalization is a process that is often seen as great, the benefits are not the same for everyone. Asking how digitalization is going to benefit your organization may be important to your digital future.
November 11, 2019
Certification Emphasizes Cybersecurity of Schneider Electric’s Processes
TÜV Rheinland has certified the automation supplier’s Secure Development Lifecycle process to ISA/IEC 62443-4-1 cybersecurity standards. This was a highlight to this week’s Triconex and Foxboro user group meetings in Austin.
October 25, 2019
The Machine Economy is Upon Us
The IOTA Foundation has been working on an IoT communication protocol that will enable machines to autonomously conduct transactions in a fee-free, secure, and trustworthy exchange.
October 18, 2019
Bringing Industry 4.0 to the Australian Defense Force
This article lays out the four key benefits when adopting Industry 4.0 technologies in your organization.
October 7, 2019
Is OEE Too Abstract?
OEE has long been a popular method for calculating asset performance, but some are beginning to question its value in providing direction to staff on how to improve production.
September 24, 2019
Today’s Digital Transformation Reality
Dana Inc. and Streamline Innovations show how digital transformations can start today in the discrete and process industries using Ignition to overcome legacy infrastructure’s digital shortcomings.
September 20, 2019
Siemens PLM Name Change Reflects New Reach
Siemens PLM becomes Siemens Digital Industries Software to reflect the inclusion of manufacturing operations management capabilities, IOT analytics, and app development aimed at building new systems and integrating and extending existing ones.
September 5, 2019
Network Resiliency on the Manufacturing Floor
Unplanned downtime is a significant detriment to any business. In order to make sure that processes remain uninterrupted, consider implementing these resiliency protocols when designing your industrial network infrastructure.
September 2, 2019
Combining IIoT and AI to Elevate Machine Health
Augury’s Halo platform—a turnkey offering that combines sensors, artificial intelligence, and vibration experts—can diagnose the “acoustic footprint” of a machine, flagging a problem before it impacts performance.
August 31, 2019
Making the Case for the Smart Manufacturing Ecosystem
New advances in technology are helping manufacturers tackle all kinds of new problems, but the organizations that learn how to leverage the emerging innovation-driven ecosystem are the ones who will compete and grow in the decades to come.
August 30, 2019
Air Products Extends Business with Cloud-Based Services
By connecting equipment in the field to to its own ProcessMD platform using Siemens Mindsphere, Air Products has been able to deliver its expertise to customers to help them reduce downtime and energy costs.
August 29, 2019
Epson Expands Industrial Automation Reach
Extending its high-speed, high-precision technologies across a range of price points, Epson is positioning itself to be a major player in small part handling robots, vision, and feeder systems.
August 27, 2019
5 Essential Security Features for Control, Edge, and IIoT Systems
Regardless of the connected automation device you’re looking to install, key security features to look for include network interfaces, firewalls, data communication options, encryption and certificate management, and user accounts.
August 16, 2019
Achieving Energy Efficiency Through Industry 4.0
Examining the installation of IoT technology in a pharmaceutical production environment can help illustrate how IoT can aid energy conservation efforts, provide predictive analytics for machine and manufacturing processes, and help pharma companies reach ISO 50001 targets.
August 16, 2019
How Industrial IoT Can Build Next-Gen Automation Systems
A look at how IoT technologies are addressing automation system demands, including the need for real-time communications; cybersecurity compliance; and use of Time-Sensitive Networking, OPC UA, and MQTT.
August 16, 2019
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