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Manufacturing: Feed Innovation or Starve
July 29, 2016

Manufacturing: Feed Innovation or Starve

By Bill Lydon, Editor
The cumulative leverage of applying a variety of new methods and products, in order to improve manufacturing efficiency and quality, is underrated. A great way to keep professionals aware of the latest automation trends is to host related trade events and symposiums.

Honeywell IoT Analytics Efforts Showing Strong Focus on Security and Efficiency
July 29, 2016

Honeywell IoT Analytics Efforts Showing Strong Focus on Security and Efficiency

By Bill Lydon, Editor
Data integrity, protection and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) were the themes at the heart of Honeywell Process Solutions’ IoT analytics presentations and product introductions at the HUG 2016 conference.

Honeywell's Experion Orion Console boosting plant efficiency
July 28, 2016

Honeywell's Experion Orion Console boosting plant efficiency

More than 130 Experion Orion Consoles have been sold globally. One of the earliest implementations of Experion Orion Console was at ICL Brasil’s Cajati chemical plant, near Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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FIPA builds End-of-Arm-Tooling to enhance FANUC robotics
July 27, 2016

FIPA builds End-of-Arm-Tooling to enhance FANUC robotics

Built in FIPA’s American facilities, and installed in the testing and demonstration laboratory at FANUC headquarters in Rochester Hills, Michigan, this custom EOAT solution features four flat vacuum cups especially designed for heavy-duty ejector for process reliability.

Emerson Industrial's Unidrive AC delivers power for German textile company
July 27, 2016

Emerson Industrial's Unidrive AC delivers power for German textile company

Freudenberg needed to replace an AC drive within their nonwoven production facility in Kaiserslautern, Germany. The need for a small footprint drove them to the Unidrive SP AC drive from Emerson.

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Bill's Deep Dive: The Harting IIC MICA
July 25, 2016

Bill's Deep Dive: The Harting IIC MICA

By Bill Lydon, Editor, Automation.com
In this week's Deep Dive, Bill explores the HARTING MICA, an open and modular computing platform, which was awarded with the 13th annual HERMES AWARD at the 2016 Hannover Fair Opening Ceremony in April.

Heaven Hill Brands selects Westfalia Technologies to automate Bardstown facility
July 25, 2016

Heaven Hill Brands selects Westfalia Technologies to automate Bardstown facility

Using Westfalia’s automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) integrated with a layer pick system, Heaven Hill will optimize the storage and processing of full pallet and layer-picked orders of liquor products.

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OT Security Management and its Importance in the Manufacturing Industry
July 25, 2016

OT Security Management and its Importance in the Manufacturing Industry

By Eli Mahal, NextNine
Monitoring equipment and taking informed decisions is easier through IIoT and the remediation of technical problems and predictive maintenance is more efficient through remote access.

Cyber Security: Where Does the Reasoning Begin?
July 22, 2016

Cyber Security: Where Does the Reasoning Begin?

By Bill Lydon, Editor, Automation.com
Usually during cybersecurity presentations, the speakers talk about serious consequences of cyber security and then overwhelm people, who are not familiar with the topic, with deep levels of details and intricacies. This one answers a simple question: Where does the reasoning begin?

ProSoft Connect demonstrates the benefits of a Container and Microservices cloud architecture
July 22, 2016

ProSoft Connect demonstrates the benefits of a Container and Microservices cloud architecture

By Keith Blodorn, ProSoft Technology
This paper describes the Container and Microservices architecture and illustrates how ProSoft customers benefit from it.

The Benefits of ICS Network Monitoring Throughout the Entire Industrial Control System’s Lifecycle
July 22, 2016

The Benefits of ICS Network Monitoring Throughout the Entire Industrial Control System’s Lifecycle

By Preston Futrell, NexDefense
ICS network monitoring can help maintain the reliability of mission critical equipment. It does so by providing real-time visibility of misconfigurations, remote connections operating improperly and incorrect commands unintentionally introduced by simple human error.

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Surlean Foods chooses noax' industrial hardware for weighing and packaging in custom-food manufacturing
July 22, 2016

Surlean Foods chooses noax' industrial hardware for weighing and packaging in custom-food manufacturing

To meet customers’ complex custom-batch processing requirements, Surlean Foods chose noax industrial touchscreen computers to support their business operations.

Levarys chooses Qorvo's ZigBee chips to facilitate smart home automation
July 21, 2016

Levarys chooses Qorvo's ZigBee chips to facilitate smart home automation

Levarys’ Luna Smart Home System consists of thermostats, smart radiator valves; temperature, door and window sensors, and smart plugs that are wirelessly connected to the gateway.

10 Things You Need to Know About Precision Displacement Measurement
July 21, 2016

10 Things You Need to Know About Precision Displacement Measurement

Chris Jones, Managing Director at Micro-Epsilon UK, outlines the 10 most important factors to consider before purchasing a non-contact displacement measurement sensor.

Emerson helps launch waste-to-energy plant in Poland
July 20, 2016

Emerson helps launch waste-to-energy plant in Poland

Emerson automation experts provided control system design, engineering and commissioning services that were critical to the successful and on-schedule completion of the project.

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HIMA delivers burner management systems to INPEX' Australian facilities
July 20, 2016

HIMA delivers burner management systems to INPEX' Australian facilities

HIMA is providing BMS design, engineering and integration from the office in Houston, Texas, while commissioning and additional services will be delivered by local HIMA professionals in Australia.

ICS Networks: Three Major Security Pitfalls
July 20, 2016

ICS Networks: Three Major Security Pitfalls

By Barak Perelman, Indegy
The emergence of cyber-threats is forcing industrial sectors to take a long, hard look at how they protect their control systems. This article discusses how best to ensure that your ICS networks remain secure.

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Menzel delivers motors to drive ventilation for Asian mining operation
July 19, 2016

Menzel delivers motors to drive ventilation for Asian mining operation

The two three-phase squirrel cage motors with 1,700 kW, 992 min-1 and 6000 V required especially adapted housings to match the desired motor dimensions.

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What if we automated ISA’s Automation Standards?
July 18, 2016

What if we automated ISA’s Automation Standards?

By Tom Finan, Ark Network Security Solutions
What’s needed is a method to accelerate compliance with ISA’s automation standards, one that ensures that achieved compliance actually enhances an entity’s security posture. Imagine if organizations could obtain automated, continuous, and real-time awareness about whether their chosen control solutions are working and making them safer.

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Thomson provides motion control products to ASABE tractor design competition
July 18, 2016

Thomson provides motion control products to ASABE tractor design competition

In this annual event, engineering students design and build garden-sized tractors and then compete in a variety of performance events. Thomson provided students with motion control technology such as actuators, as well as financial support for the competition.