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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Schneider Electric introduces PowerLogic ION9000T power meter

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Endress+Hauser introduces Promag W 300/400/500 flowmeters

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

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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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Siemens makes additive manufacturing capabilities, 3D printers available to medical community

Siemens makes additive manufacturing capabilities, 3D printers available to medical community


The Siemens AM network is available globally and covers the entire value chain – from upload and simulation to checking the design up to the printing process and associated services.

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Opto 22 announces continuation of support and services

Opto 22 announces continuation of support and services


Opto 22 supports the manufacture of materials and products needed for essential medical supply chains, transportation, energy, communications, food and agriculture, chemical manufacturing, nuclear facilities, the operation of dams, water and wastewater treatment, emergency services, and the defense industrial base, all deemed vital by CISA

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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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