Automation 2020: IIoT and Smart Manufacturing

Formerly called Advancing Automation, this ebook series includes articles from a variety of experts on the latest in smart manufacturing, Industry 4.0 topics, and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

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Featured Articles

Demystifying Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

Demystifying Digital Transformation in Manufacturing


When it comes to digital transformation of industrial operations, drivers include workforce changes and customer needs and expectations. This article first appeared in AUTOMATION 2020 volume 1, February 2020.

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HANNOVER MESSE announces cancellation of 2020 event

HANNOVER MESSE announces cancellation of 2020 event


It is the first time in HANNOVER MESSE’s 73-year history that the event will not take place. However, the organizers will not let the show completely vanish.

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In Memoriam: Richard “Rich” Merritt, 1943-2020

In Memoriam: Richard “Rich” Merritt, 1943-2020


Richard “Rich” Jesse Merritt died Saturday, February 8, 2020, at his home in Cedar Rapids. He was 76. He was a giant of industrial automation and control technical communications, serving countless publications and clients over his long career, including Automation.com and ISA’s InTech magazine.

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AutomationDirect announces expansion I/O modules for BRX micro brick PLC

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Emerson introduces v8.2 of DataManager software

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PEAK-System announces PCAN-Router Pro FD 6-channel router and data logger

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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.

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

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Bentley Institute Press announces “Inside MicroStation CONNECT Edition” ebook

Bentley Institute Press announces “Inside MicroStation CONNECT Edition” ebook


The three-volume set focuses on developing a strong understanding of the basics of MicroStation and follows a step-by-step approach that includes exercises and real-world examples complete with illustrations.

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MESA International announces development of 'Model for Smart Manufacturing'

MESA International announces development of 'Model for Smart Manufacturing'


The model will cover several intersecting dimensions including business intelligence, product lifecycle management, value chain management, manufacturing operations, the Industrial Internet of Things, asset management, workforce and cybersecurity.

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Softing joins Endress+Hauser Open Integration partner program

Softing joins Endress+Hauser Open Integration partner program


All the partners are suppliers of control technology, fieldbus infrastructures, measurement technology or actuator technology: Auma Riester, Bürkert, Festo, Flowserve, Hima Paul Hildebrandt, Honeywell Process Solutions, Mitsubishi Electric, Pepperl+Fuchs, Phoenix Contact, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, Turck and recently Softing Industrial Automation.

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KINGSTAR announces release of KINGSTAR 3.8

KINGSTAR announces release of KINGSTAR 3.8

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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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Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - October 2019

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - October 2019


The winning caption for this comic caption contest was submitted by Kenny S, in Montana. Congratulations, Kenny!

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Moore Industries-International, Inc.

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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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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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