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Automation 2020: Industrial Cybersecurity

This ebook series includes articles from a variety of experts on the latest in cybersecurity strategies and technologies for industrial networks.

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Innovative Engineering Solutions Contribute to COVID-19 Medical Protection

Innovative Engineering Solutions Contribute to COVID-19 Medical Protection


By Bill Lydon
Many organizations in the manufacturing industry have shifted assets in order to innovate and produce solutions that are contributing to the protection of medical personnel on the front lines of the COVID-19 fight. In this article, we highlight two of these innovative engineering solutions that are keeping these crucial personnel safe

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Guide to Improving Temperature Measurement Accuracy

Guide to Improving Temperature Measurement Accuracy


You may be unsure whether accuracy is important for your particular application, or whether improving accuracy will make enough of a difference in your process results to justify the cost and effort. This article from the InTech FOCUS May 2020 edition, can help. 

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4 Measures Organizations Can Take to Protect OT Systems from Ransomware Attacks

4 Measures Organizations Can Take to Protect OT Systems from Ransomware Attacks


By James McQuiggan
Ransomware is no longer a hit and run type of attack. The criminals are utilizing phishing and other social engineering techniques to gain access to the IT network and pivoting through to the OT networks to copy and exfiltrate the data. It’s only a matter of time before criminal organizations are able to gain access to more OT facilities and organizations.

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The ELX series EtherCAT® Terminals from Beckhoff, with intrinsically safe inputs/outputs, enable direct connection of field devices in hazardous areas classified Zones 0, 1 and 2.

The ELX series EtherCAT® Terminals from Beckhoff, with intrinsically safe inputs/outputs, enable direct connection of field devices in hazardous areas classified Zones 0, 1 and 2.

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Keller’s Econoline is a cost-effective multipurpose pressure transmitter for efficient process controls.

Keller’s Econoline is a cost-effective multipurpose pressure transmitter for efficient process controls.

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Electromechanical actuators (EMAs) are a more precise actuator option. Download our free white paper for selecting an EMA.

Electromechanical actuators (EMAs) are a more precise actuator option. Download our free white paper for selecting an EMA.

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Elevate your IP, minimize time to market, succeed at any scale with Dell Technologies’ Next Generation OEM Solutions.

Elevate your IP, minimize time to market, succeed at any scale with Dell Technologies’ Next Generation OEM Solutions.

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WebView™ is a real-time HMI designed to connect directly to your OPC UA, DA, MQTT, or Modbus data sources. Unlimited client and data connections.

WebView™ is a real-time HMI designed to connect directly to your OPC UA, DA, MQTT, or Modbus data sources. Unlimited client and data connections.

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CPX series displays from Beckhoff are Zone 2/22 classified for harsh process environments. The range of panels includes a wide selection of screen sizes, installation options and features.

CPX series displays from Beckhoff are Zone 2/22 classified for harsh process environments. The range of panels includes a wide selection of screen sizes, installation options and features.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Case Study:  Coffee Pod Maker Uses ERP to Double Business Volume

Case Study: Coffee Pod Maker Uses ERP to Double Business Volume


Pod Pack leverages DELMIAworks to automatically prompt line operators to run the appropriate inspections, trace and manage inventory, and achieve better utilization and uptime on existing equipment.

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Understanding IIoT Batteries and Power Protection at the Edge

Understanding IIoT Batteries and Power Protection at the Edge


Industrial batteries are evolving to meet the demands of the digital world. Lithium-ion technology offers numerous advantages over lead-acid batteries for backing up mission critical applications.
 

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ONDO announces opening of South Africa office

ONDO announces opening of South Africa office


The decision has come following the considerable interest towards ONDO agriculture automation solutions from local companies and the vast potential of the regional market.

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Swagelok releases GB series ball valve

Swagelok releases GB series ball valve

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Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - May 2020

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - May 2020


Submit a caption for this month's Otto Mation Comic. If your caption is selected as the winner, we will send you a newly-designed Automation.com & Otto Mation mug.

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Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - February 2020

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - February 2020


Otto Mation is moving to the new Automation.com website! As we enhance our site, Otto still wants you to enhance his comics with your captions. If your caption is selected as the winner, we will send you a newly-designed Automation.com & Otto Mation mug.

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Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - January 2020

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - January 2020


The winning caption for this comic caption contest was submitted by Frank K, in Pennsylvania. Congratulations, Frank!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Interstates

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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.

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SeQent

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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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