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Schneider's Ampla MOM software improves data visibility for Australian mining company
December 09, 2016

Schneider's Ampla MOM software improves data visibility for Australian mining company

Australian Metals, Mining and Minerals (MMM) company, has selected Schneider Electric’s Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) solution. Schneider Electric provided a solution that has provided improved global visibility and understanding of their Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).

Kistler's maXYmos process monitoring system boosts P.J. Hare's quality control
December 09, 2016

Kistler's maXYmos process monitoring system boosts P.J. Hare's quality control

P. J. Hare focuses its development work primarily on hydraulic presses for use in the automotive supply sector. Because customers require traceable quality control, Hare integrates this aspect directly into the production process for its special-purpose machinery with the help of systems from Kistler.

Magic Software's Magic xpi to facilitate data exchange for ZF Lemforder
December 07, 2016

Magic Software's Magic xpi to facilitate data exchange for ZF Lemforder

To continue its operations, Lemforder had to replicate the automatic exchange of order and production data that had previously existed between its ERP and its local production system.

Honeywell provides IIoT connectivity to Delek Refining
December 06, 2016

Honeywell provides IIoT connectivity to Delek Refining

Delek Refining will use an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)-based Connected Performance Services (CPS) offering to improve the performance of its refinery in Tyler, Texas.

CADENAS software used to automate LUCAS' robot quote generation
December 02, 2016

CADENAS software used to automate LUCAS' robot quote generation

The assemblies of LUCAS are modular and built with numerous variable properties. The primary goal therefore was to automate the preparation of offers.

Why KPIs Help Take the Guesswork Out of System Integration
December 02, 2016

Why KPIs Help Take the Guesswork Out of System Integration

By Glenn Johnson, Magic Software Americas
KPIs can be used at multiple levels for system integration projects to evaluate their success at reaching targets. Taking the time to calculate KPIs can keep your project on track.

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Honeywell's control and safety systems selected for Turkish natural gas pipeline
December 01, 2016

Honeywell's control and safety systems selected for Turkish natural gas pipeline

The system will ensure safe operations of compressor stations along the entire length of the pipeline. The Southern Gas Corridor is a critical part of the European Union’s strategy to enhance its energy security.

Talent Bridges the Gap Between IT and OT in the Industrial Internet of Things
December 01, 2016

Talent Bridges the Gap Between IT and OT in the Industrial Internet of Things

By Dave Vasko, Rockwell Automation & IoT Talent Consortium
Only about 14 percent of companies have been able to fully connect their manufacturing floors with their IT departments, because manufacturers just don’t have the talent they need with skills in security, cloud, industrial communications and data analytics technologies

Festo Fosters Manufacturing Resurgence in Southern Ohio
November 30, 2016

Festo Fosters Manufacturing Resurgence in Southern Ohio

By Cory Fogg, Automation.com
Thanks to the recent efforts of companies like Festo, the Rust Belt might hold a brighter future both for American manufacturing and the young American workforce.

Senix helps Murray Irrigation automate level measurement
November 30, 2016

Senix helps Murray Irrigation automate level measurement

Murray Irrigation, Australia's largest privately owned irrigation company, is automating its 3,000 kilometers of gravity-fed irrigation channels in New South Wales with over 2,200 Senix ToughSonic REMOTE 14 ultrasonic sensors

Magic Software's Magic xpi platform fosters application integration for Suntory Food & Beverage
November 30, 2016

Magic Software's Magic xpi platform fosters application integration for Suntory Food & Beverage

On the look out to replace its existing ETL solution with an EAI solution, Orangina Suntory France implemented a first project using the Magic xpi Integration Platform to connect the French group’s CRM and ERP applications.

Emerson provides Roxar reservoir modeling software to Kuwait Oil Company
November 30, 2016

Emerson provides Roxar reservoir modeling software to Kuwait Oil Company

Emerson’s Roxar RMS reservoir modeling software includes a variety of different modules covering well correlation, mapping, structural modeling, petrophysical modeling, local model updates, facies modeling, fracture modeling and uncertainty management.

Rotork delivers flow control to Suncor oil sands project
November 29, 2016

Rotork delivers flow control to Suncor oil sands project

Suncor is a Canadian integrated energy company. Rotork has been a supplier of flow control products and services to Suncor for over 30 years, providing reliable solutions in some of the most demanding operating environments.

Creating the Next-Generation Historian with the Cloud
November 28, 2016

Creating the Next-Generation Historian with the Cloud

By Jan Pingel and Matthew Burd, Honeywell Process Solutions
Having a greater handle on the IIoT technologies that will be required to support massively scalable enterprise historians is more important than ever.

Industrial Automation Technologies to Shape 2017
November 23, 2016

Industrial Automation Technologies to Shape 2017

By Jonathan Wilkins, EU Automation
Innovation is the driver of progress in industrial automation. This article discusses a few key technologies that will shape industrial automation in the year ahead.

Intertec provides automated cooling for Middle Eastern refinery
November 22, 2016

Intertec provides automated cooling for Middle Eastern refinery

The environmental protection solution is being provided as part of an upgrade to the burner management systems at the core of the plant's refining processes.

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Top-Down Security Approach – The Final Stage for OT Protection and Compliance
November 22, 2016

Top-Down Security Approach – The Final Stage for OT Protection and Compliance

By Shmulik Aran, NextNine
This article, the fourth and final article in a series on OT security management for the manufacturing industry, will discuss a top down approach for protecting ICS systems

Strict But Supple: Automation in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing
November 21, 2016

Strict But Supple: Automation in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing

By Robert Harrison, COPA-DATA
Biopharmaceuticals represent the fastest growing sector of the pharmaceutical industry, making up about 20 per cent of the market. Annual growth rates of the biopharma subsector are around eight per cent - double that of more traditional pharmaceutical sectors.

Egemin to build third automated warehouse for potato products manufacturer Agristo
November 18, 2016

Egemin to build third automated warehouse for potato products manufacturer Agristo

The fully automated deep freeze warehouse will be built in Wielsbeke (90 km West of Brussels) on a 25-hectare lot. Alongside the storage facilities, Agristo is also erecting production buildings and green zones.

Recruiting, Training and Retaining: How to educate the future manufacturing workforce
November 17, 2016

Recruiting, Training and Retaining: How to educate the future manufacturing workforce

By Mark Humphlett, Infor
The fast pace of change creates many challenges for manufacturers, including difficulty in keeping the workforce up to date on new tactics and industry-wide emerging strategies.