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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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The Missing ‘Industry 4.0/Digitalization’ Link – Open Programming Standard Conformance & Certification

The Missing ‘Industry 4.0/Digitalization’ Link – Open Programming Standard Conformance & Certification


By Bill Lydon
Achieving the benefits of digitalization requires organizations to leverage Industry 4.0 and IoT (Internet of Things) concepts, technology, and architecture with open standards.

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Impact of COVID 19 on Manufacturing

Impact of COVID 19 on Manufacturing


ARC Advisory Group and Automation.com recently conducted a web survey to gain insights into the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic on industrial manufacturers and what they are doing in response. ARC supplemented the survey responses with additional interviews from a cross section of industries. Here, we provide a summary of the results of that original survey supplemented with some additional insights from a second web survey performed in the interim. 

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Digital transformation: Getting started, accelerating quickly

Digital transformation: Getting started, accelerating quickly


To gain insight about how organizations are keeping up with the changes and transformations taking place, the Digital Transformation Council and ARC Advisory Group, in conjunction with ISA and Automation.com, conducted a survey of industrial companies.

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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.

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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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AutomationDirect announces 5M and 8M synchronous drive/timing belts

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Moxa introduces EDS-2000 series of unmanaged Ethernet switches

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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.

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OPC Experts Interview:The Technology Behind OPC UA

OPC Experts Interview:The Technology Behind OPC UA


Learn how the science of the open platform communication standard, OPC UA, is applied across the industrial automation sector from an interview with Uwe Steinkrauss, CEO of Unified Automation. This is the second in the series of OPC Experts Interviews.

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Three Tips for Improving Industrial Cyber Security

Three Tips for Improving Industrial Cyber Security


By Mark Howard
Cyber-attacks are a serious concern. While they pose a threat to typical business vulnerabilities, infiltration from a cybercriminal in a manufacturing setting can shut down a plant's operations. This article offers three tips for manufacturers against the rising threat to cyber security.

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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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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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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

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.

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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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