FEATURED ARTICLESin Process Automation
High Precision is the Key to the Future of Robotics
By Graham Mackrell, Harmonic Drive UK
The global market for service and industrial robots is estimated to reach $59.5bn by 2020 and the UK has...
President Obama Immersed in Manufacturing Innovation at Hannover Fair 2016
By Bill Lydon, Editor
As the highest-level attendees of Hannover Fair 2016, President Obama and Chancellor Merkel did the traditional tour of...
The Era of Mass Connectivity: Why Industry Cannot Neglect ICS Network Infrastructure
By Loney Crist, NexDefense
Today’s ICS networks still generate our power and water, move people and make the products we demand; yet, they have...
Industry 4.0 for Process Automation – Process Sensors 4.0 Roadmap
By Bill Lydon, Editor
Industry 4.0 is the change from rigid, preconceived, hierarchical production systems to dynamic, flexible, self-configuring...
NEWSin Process Automation
- igus' motion plastics car wraps up 20000-mile tour across North America
- 2015 MCAA report shows process automation bookings down 4.4%
- PA&E announces partnership with Litron
- Honeywell honors top channel partners in Americas
- OG&E selects OSI technology for Advanced Distribution Management System
- Measurement, Control & Automation Association publishes 2016 Annual Market Forecast
- Advantech B+B SmartWorx partners with B-Scada, Inc.
- Sluggish economy puts pinch on manufacturing technology orders
- Yokogawa receives TUV Rheinland Certification for Functional Safety Management
- Siemens upgrades Ruggedcom Elan software suite
- HIMA names Alexander Horch as Head of Development
- Servomex announces relaunch of Americas Technical Center
PRODUCT NEWSin Process Automation
Tolamatic releases MXB family of belt-drive actuators
With loads up to 520 lbs. (235 kg), speeds up to 100 in/sec (2.54 m/sec) and strokes up to 230 in (5.8 m), the MXB-S belt-drive actuator’s a...
Fluidwell announces N413 batch controller
he N413 is designed for situations where you need a locally printed ticket as evidence of the delivered quantity like tank and truck (un)loading...
FIVES introduces Landis Twin Turret grinding machine
The newly configured design provides a common platform for multiple machine configurations and processes. It features thermal stability, and offers...
MEDIAin Process Automation
RESOURCESin Process Automation
By David W. Spitzer
The book presents the electrical, hydraulic, chemical, and instrumentation information necessary to technically evaluate and...
The report examines cybersecurity threats to ICS and other critical infrastructure that analyzed hundreds of cross-industry threats, breaches and...
The book is intended for those readers involved in factory automation systems as well as process, including readers who are already experienced and...
WHITE PAPERSin Process Automation
If an enclosure is properly cooled, the components within can have a long and useful life. Without proper cooling however, the components in these...
The whitepaper describes the results of an extensive field evaluation at a major U.S. cement plant. The trial primarily tested whether the system...
The white paper describes energy-efficient pumping solutions from Siemens designed to achieve a sustainable reduction of operating costs while...
CASE STUDIESin Process Automation
Emerson Process Management is replacing an outdated SCADA system as well as remote terminal units (RTUs) used throughout HRSD’s vast wastewater...
The solution for fully automated retail markets consisted of implementing central and remote SCADA servers with the ability to handle large numbers...
Vaccines are one of the pharmaceutical industry’s most perishable products. Any break in the “cold chain” could harm their potency and...
EVENTSin Process Automation
Don’t miss out on one of the best learning and networking opportunities that Siemens is offering this year. The Automation Summit Conference will be a valuable asset to attendees by providing the sessions and training you need to improve efficiencies and increase performance in your daily operations.
The 2nd Annual Robotic Process Automation Summit will bring together executives and leaders from across the industries to discuss practical RPA strategies and leverage new technologies in an effort to optimize their organization’s automation structure and increase productivity.
Process Automation Expo -2016 will be the Co-located Event with Automation & Robotics Expo -2016. This will be the leading event on the Process Automation Sector.
TRAININGin Process Automation
This alarm management course is designed to educate key site personnel on industry standards, best practices, business justification, safety implications, business issues and the Seven-Step Approach to Effective Alarm Management.
This course is intended to provide an understanding of the types of computer-based devices, systems and networks used in modern industrial plants as well as the ways in which these elements can be compromised via cyber attacks. Attendees will also learn to build risk management techniques to improve their plant’s cybersecurity.
The online certificate program in Process Instrumentation and Control (I&C) consists of three modules covering the different phases of I&C from a nonmathematical and practical point of view. It includes basic concepts, engineering, and installation of control equipment.