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MES and Digital Transformation

MES and Digital Transformation


ARC Advisory Group and Automation.com recently collaborated on a web survey to gauge the current take up of various manufacturing execution system (MES)-related functionalities in the context of digital transformation. This article summarizes our key takeaways from this survey using only those respondents who identified as end users.

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Seeq Number 76 Fastest-Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2020 Technology Fast 500

Seeq Number 76 Fastest-Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2020 Technology Fast 500


Seeq Corporation, a leader in manufacturing and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) advanced analytics software, announced today it ranked 76 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and energy tech companies in North America now in its 26th year.

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Harpak-ULMA Supports COVID-19 Manufacturing Initiatives

Harpak-ULMA Supports COVID-19 Manufacturing Initiatives


Harpak-ULMA, an industry-leading packaging solutions provider, announced it is working with multiple medical device manufacturers commissioned to supply high volume syringe supplies as part of BARDA’s rapidly expanding COVID-19 Medical Countermeasure Portfolio.

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Zero-trust Approach to Industrial IT Security Mitigates Risk of Attack and Downtime

Zero-trust Approach to Industrial IT Security Mitigates Risk of Attack and Downtime


The onward march of smart factory and digitalization initiatives has led to a huge increase in the IT connectivity of industrial manufacturing systems. This raises important questions about how to secure them–especially heterogeneous systems.

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Schneider Electric's Annette Clayton Elected as NEMA Board of Governors Chair

Schneider Electric's Annette Clayton Elected as NEMA Board of Governors Chair


NEMA welcomes officers from Southwire Company, Phoenix Contact and Siemens USA.

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Edge Computing Enables IT and OT Convergence with Three Core Benefits

Edge Computing Enables IT and OT Convergence with Three Core Benefits


On the whole, the value of IT and OT convergence with Edge Computing offers three core benefits to enterprises that need to extract data from the operational edge, gain insight, manage mission critical applications, and reduce IT costs and management.

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The AZ Series Compact Driver works with a variety of AlphaStep AZ Series, DC input products.

The AZ Series Compact Driver works with a variety of AlphaStep AZ Series, DC input products.

  • Oriental Motor USA Corporation
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In times of crisis, SkkyHub allows you to work from anywhere.  No VPNs, No security holes.  Industrial IoT Redefined.

In times of crisis, SkkyHub allows you to work from anywhere. No VPNs, No security holes. Industrial IoT Redefined.

  • Skkynet Cloud Systems
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Winmate M133 Series Ultra Rugged Tablet offers a brilliant sunlight-readable 13.3” IPS screen with the size of a laptop in a tablet form factor.

Winmate M133 Series Ultra Rugged Tablet offers a brilliant sunlight-readable 13.3” IPS screen with the size of a laptop in a tablet form factor.

  • Winmate
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Reading this handbook will help you prevent problems and instead optimize air/gas flow meters to operate safely and effectively for the long haul with minimum cost.

Reading this handbook will help you prevent problems and instead optimize air/gas flow meters to operate safely and effectively for the long haul with minimum cost.

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Download the new Process Safety ebook and stay informed on safety best practices for improving OT cybersecurity; implementing and managing a safety instrumented system; and more. 

Download the new Process Safety ebook and stay informed on safety best practices for improving OT cybersecurity; implementing and managing a safety instrumented system; and more. 

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Obtain accurate data in real time to improve process efficiency, ensure product quality, and achieve the desired ROI.

Obtain accurate data in real time to improve process efficiency, ensure product quality, and achieve the desired ROI.

  • ISA
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This new edition reflects the continuing evolution of technology and its effects on automation and control.

This new edition reflects the continuing evolution of technology and its effects on automation and control.

  • ISA
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Learn about the crucial tasks CSTs are responsible for and the skills they need when implementing a new system or plant.

Learn about the crucial tasks CSTs are responsible for and the skills they need when implementing a new system or plant.

  • ISA
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Exor's eSMART HMI Series Features Cloud-Based Solutions

Exor's eSMART HMI Series Features Cloud-Based Solutions

  • Exor Corporation
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MESA Announces Version 7 Release of B2MML-BatchML Specifications

MESA Announces Version 7 Release of B2MML-BatchML Specifications

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Teledyne Imaging Releases New Version of Sapera LT Software

Teledyne Imaging Releases New Version of Sapera LT Software

  • Teledyne DALSA
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Automation Cartoons - November 2020

Automation Cartoons - November 2020


Submit a caption using the form below for this Otto Mation cartoon for a chance to win a mug!

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Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - September 2020

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - September 2020


Following a long perusal of an unprecedented number of hilarious submissions, we present not one but TWO caption contest winners! Caption number one was submitted by Jerry L. from Ontario. Caption number two was submitted by Troy W. from Pennsylvania.

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Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - July 2020

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - July 2020


The winning caption for this comic caption contest was submitted by Alvin A., in New Jersey. Congratulations, Alvin!

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COPA-DATA

COPA-DATA


COPA-DATA is an independent software manufacturer for industrial and energy automation, specializing in HMI/SCADA and more. Its product, zenon software platform, automates control, monitoring, and optimization of machines, equipment, and power supplies.

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Moore Industries-International, Inc.

Moore Industries-Int., Inc.


Moore Industries-International, Inc. designs and manufactures signal interface instruments for industrial process control, system integration, and factory automation. The company's products are used in industries such as: chemical and specialty chemical; oil & gas extraction, refining and transport; and more.

Moore Industries-International, Inc.
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EPLAN Software & Services

EPLAN Software & Services


EPLAN offers software and services in fields of electrical, automation and mechatronic engineering. We develop leading software solutions- also known as CAE- for machine, plant and control cabinet engineering.

EPLAN Software & Services
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Wunderlich - Malec

Wunderlich - Malec


Wunderlich-Malec has successfully designed and implemented engineering solutions for commercial, industrial and government clients throughout North America and abroad since 1981.

Wunderlich - Malec
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Interstates

Interstates


Interstates offers electrical construction, electrical engineering, and control systems services. For over sixty years, the company has tackled complex challenges and developed innovative solutions for industrial manufacturing and processing facilities around the world.

Interstates
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SeQent

SeQent


SeQent is a leading industrial automation software provider and early pioneer in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) space with over two decades of experience and thousands of installations worldwide.

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