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The Difference Between Soft Starters and Variable Frequency Drives
Explore the differences and similarities between soft starters and VFDs with regard to motor speed control, cost, performance parameters and tuning capabilities, and for which applications each technology make the most sense.
September 15, 2022
How Does an Information Digital Twin Democratize Industrial Data?
Sean Gregerson, VP of asset management at Aveva, explains Information Digital Twins, data democratization and what it means for industrial use of operations data; and why the gap between collected data and analyzed data remains so large at most companies.
August 19, 2022
How to Select the Right Valve
Learn about the different types of commonly available automated valves, valve sizing and performance issues, how piping and valve materials can impact valve choice, and deciding among electric, pneumatic, and hydraulic valve actuators.
July 20, 2022
Why Choose the Cloud for Engineering and Simulation Software?
How Emerson's DeltaV Simulation Cloud is used to effectively train operators, what industries are using it, and how cloud-based engineering and simulation software stacks up to on-premises software.
June 28, 2022
unPACKed with PMMI Podcast: The Cybersecurity Frontlines
Small and medium-sized manufacturing operations are now the companies that hackers and bad actors target the most
March 18, 2022
How Does a Digital Twin Work in Practice?
Learn how digital twins can be used to represent pieces of equipment as well as entire plant floor operations, the specific value provided by a digital twin to improve production operations, and what industry segments are using this technology most.
March 15, 2022
Is Internet of Things Control via SCADA Too Risky?
Ben Manlongat of system integrator Outbound Technologies explains the risks of remotely accessing SCADA data—even if it's "read only"—and how to secure this critical automation system component.
January 23, 2022
How to Connect Legacy Equipment for Data Acquisition and Analysis
In this episode of the "Automation World Gets Your Questions Answered" podcast series, we connect with Luke Stephenson of Enterprise Automation to understand the best methods for connecting older devices and machines for data analysis.
October 19, 2021
Can Operations Technology Be Secured and Managed With IT Tools?
Find out how operations technology devices can be discovered, secured, and managed with the same kinds of tools used by IT, with an eye toward downtime avoidance and change management for asset management and cybersecurity.
July 26, 2021
Is Fieldbus Technology Still Effective?
Learn about the combined use of fieldbus and Ethernet industrial networking technologies, even as Ethernet increasingly becomes the plant floor network of choice, in this discussion with Duane Grob of system integration company Avanceon.
June 15, 2021
How to Train Workers for Highly Automated Environments
Learn how new training tools help onboard workers and sharpen the skills of experienced workers in this podcast discussion with Vincent Higgins of Honeywell Process Solutions.
June 13, 2021
Moving Control System Maintenance to a Proactive Strategy
In this episode of the "Automation World Gets Your Questions Answered" podcast series, we connect with Bart Winters of Honeywell Process Solutions to learn about shifting your industrial control systems from a reactive to a proactive maintenance strategy.
May 9, 2021
UnPACKed with AW Podcast: Getting along (and ahead) with Robots
In the first episode of UnPACKed with Automation World, Director of Content, David Greenfield takes us into some of the truths and myths about automation during the past year.
May 3, 2021
What Are Digital Workflows for Manufacturing?
In this episode, we connect with James Destro of ServiceNow to learn how digital workflow software can provide visibility into plant floor equipment and direct operations on a day-to-day basis to connect people, functions, and systems.
March 25, 2021
Know Before You Fail: Avoid Costly Downtime with Predictive Maintenance
unPACKed with PMMI tackles obvious predictive maintenance benefits: reduced downtime and increased machine lifetime.
March 25, 2021
What Factors Are Influencing Automation Technology Today?
In this episode, we connect with Justin Kolbe of Henkel to learn how economic and technology factors are affecting the development and use of industrial automation technologies.
November 8, 2020
What is Industrial Single Pair Ethernet?
In this episode of the “Automation World Gets Your Questions Answered” podcast series, we connect with McKenzie Reed of Harting to learn about one of the more recent advances in industrial communications technology—Single Pair Ethernet (SPE).
September 27, 2020
Integrating Edge Computers with Legacy Systems
In this episode, we connect with Josh Eastburn and Benson Hougland of Opto 22 to learn more about connecting edge computing technology with legacy automation technologies in industrial environments.
January 17, 2020
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