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Basler Joins 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation

Basler Joins 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation


As the first camera manufacturer in the member group, Basler supports the platform in bringing together the fields of Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) and establishing 5G in the industrial sector.

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Simulation Drives Next-Gen Decision Intelligence

Simulation Drives Next-Gen Decision Intelligence


A revolution is afoot, and investments in Decision Intelligence help shore up predictive analytics efforts, introduce a prescriptive simulation capacity, and empower executives to make optimal operational, tactical and strategic decisions.

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Robotic Process Automation Continues Expanding from IT to Non-IT Stakeholders

Robotic Process Automation Continues Expanding from IT to Non-IT Stakeholders


We are now seeing the awareness and utilization of RPA expand into traditionally non-IT domains, promoting exponential growth of RPA across the organization. 

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Automation Salary Survey 2020-21 Shows Road to Recovery for the Workplace

Automation Salary Survey 2020-21 Shows Road to Recovery for the Workplace


While most of the Automation Salary Survey 2020-21 results focus on variations in salary, we also surveyed participants about other effects of the pandemic on the workplace, like changes in job functions, opportunities for remote work, and laid off or furloughed employees. COVID-19 is still affecting the workplace, but the survey results show signs of recovery.

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Two Standards, One Integrated Industrial Cybersecurity Plan

Two Standards, One Integrated Industrial Cybersecurity Plan


Although it would be ideal to always select common controls and implementations for both IT and OT, organizations have had challenges in doing so. A new ISAGCA whitepaper explains how to apply ISO/IEC 27001/2 and the ISA/IEC 62443 series to secure operational technology environments. This article originally appeared in the December 2021 issue of Intech magazine.

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AWS IoT TwinMaker Simplifies Digital Twin Implementations

AWS IoT TwinMaker Simplifies Digital Twin Implementations


The AWS IoT TwinMaker provides a comprehensive set of tools and services to federate, model and make use of data from any source including sensors, controllers, video, drawings, 3-D models, ERP, logistics and energy to create digital twins leveraging existing and new data sources.

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Keller offers low-cost, embeddable analog and digital pressure transmitters designed for easy integration into new and existing applications.

Keller offers low-cost, embeddable analog and digital pressure transmitters designed for easy integration into new and existing applications.

  • Keller America Inc
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Festo's DFM series guided drives provide exceptional precision and sturdiness for a variety of tasks.

Festo's DFM series guided drives provide exceptional precision and sturdiness for a variety of tasks.

  • Digi-Key Corporation
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The BLV Series R Type brushless DC motor (BLDC motor) speed control system offers the design of motor and driver significantly reduced in size and weight, yet high-power, and contributes to the battery driven automation.

The BLV Series R Type brushless DC motor (BLDC motor) speed control system offers the design of motor and driver significantly reduced in size and weight, yet high-power, and contributes to the battery driven automation.

  • Oriental Motor USA Corporation
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This edition of AUTOMATION 2021 tackles the many places where cybersecurity planning and ICS modernization intersect. Here, you can learn how to prevent internal and external cybersecurity breaches with zero trust OT network segmentation.

This edition of AUTOMATION 2021 tackles the many places where cybersecurity planning and ICS modernization intersect. Here, you can learn how to prevent internal and external cybersecurity breaches with zero trust OT network segmentation.

Cybersecurity & ICS Modernization Ebook
Emerson's Machine Automation Solutions can provide a range of resources to help end users understand and implement big data solutions that use IIoT and edge computing technologies.

Emerson's Machine Automation Solutions can provide a range of resources to help end users understand and implement big data solutions that use IIoT and edge computing technologies.

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In this edition of Advancing Automation, Dell Technologies OEM Solutions in collaboration with Intel provides insights into the megatrends pushing for digital transformation and the technologies that are enabling it.

In this edition of Advancing Automation, Dell Technologies OEM Solutions in collaboration with Intel provides insights into the megatrends pushing for digital transformation and the technologies that are enabling it.

Digital Transformation Ebook
The latest issue of InTech magazine is now available. Download your copy today to read more about using ISA95 for industry 4.0 & smart manufacturing, the benefits of a closed-loop digital twin, wireless networks for condition monitoring; and more.

The latest issue of InTech magazine is now available. Download your copy today to read more about using ISA95 for industry 4.0 & smart manufacturing, the benefits of a closed-loop digital twin, wireless networks for condition monitoring; and more.

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This ebook covers the best of ISA's IIoT & Smart Manufacturing Conference that was held May 2021. The day-long virtual event brought together end users and experts from around the world to exchange advice and insights on smart manufacturing.

This ebook covers the best of ISA's IIoT & Smart Manufacturing Conference that was held May 2021. The day-long virtual event brought together end users and experts from around the world to exchange advice and insights on smart manufacturing.

ISA's IIoT & Smart Mfg Ebook
Automation & Control Trends Analysis 2021-2022. Download this special report on the top 12 trends that are manifesting the manufacturing digital revolution.

Automation & Control Trends Analysis 2021-2022. Download this special report on the top 12 trends that are manifesting the manufacturing digital revolution.

Automation & Control Trends Ebook
A best-selling, practical introduction to the principles, technologies, and strategies of industrial process control.

A best-selling, practical introduction to the principles, technologies, and strategies of industrial process control.

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Develop confidence in uncertainty analysis results and use measurement uncertainty to select instrumentation systems.

Develop confidence in uncertainty analysis results and use measurement uncertainty to select instrumentation systems.

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Understand each phase of the ISA-TR84.00.07 FGS design life cycle and learn how to develop an FGS design.

Understand each phase of the ISA-TR84.00.07 FGS design life cycle and learn how to develop an FGS design.

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Avoid reinventing the wheel. This ideal reference defines each phase of a project and then provides practical knowledge for each.

Avoid reinventing the wheel. This ideal reference defines each phase of a project and then provides practical knowledge for each.

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Minimize risk and avoid breakdowns. Follow the methods in this book to smoothly execute analyzer systems projects.

Minimize risk and avoid breakdowns. Follow the methods in this book to smoothly execute analyzer systems projects.

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Learn how to implement programmable controllers from design and programming to installation, maintenance, and start-up.

Learn how to implement programmable controllers from design and programming to installation, maintenance, and start-up.

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New Products

Microchip's Family of Time Sensitive Networking Ethernet Switches Provides Turnkey Solution for Industrial Automation Networks

Microchip's Family of Time Sensitive Networking Ethernet Switches Provides Turnkey Solution for Industrial Automation Networks

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Nanotec's NEMA 24 Stepper Motor Has Best-in-class Power Density

Nanotec's NEMA 24 Stepper Motor Has Best-in-class Power Density

  • Nanotec Electronic, US, Inc.
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Faulhaber Raises the Bar with New AM3248 Stepper Motor

Faulhaber Raises the Bar with New AM3248 Stepper Motor

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Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest: January 2022

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest: January 2022


"Well, your date with the Roomba is off."

Congrats to Paula G. of Arizona for submitting this hilarious winning caption!

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Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest: December 2021

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest: December 2021


"Wow, how long did it take to 3D print that?!"

Congrats to Jim B. of Missouri for submitting this winning caption!

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Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest: November 2021

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest: November 2021


"It's an informal dinner; of course you can loosen your conveyor belts! Happy Thanksgiving to all!"

Congrats to Pete L. of Pennsylvania for submitting the winning caption for our Thanksgiving cartoon!

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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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GE Digital

GE Digital


Our years of hard won insights in power generation, utilities, oil and gas and manufacturing mean we are uniquely positioned to help our customers better operate, optimize and analyze their work to deliver greater results today and in the future.

GE Digital
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Moore Industries-International, Inc.

Moore Industries


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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Arthur G Russell Co Inc

Arthur G Russell Co Inc


Arthur G. Russell selects the most appropriate platform and technologies, solves complex automation problems, and provides the most cost-effective automation solution available. Since 1945, we have been designing, building, and installing automation systems and equipment, Arthur G. Russell has helped get thousands of products into the marketplace. We know that quality and dependability are as important on the assembly line as in the final product. That's why we work with you from the start, custom designing an automation system that will exceed your expectations and be flexible enough to grow with you as your product demands change.

Arthur G Russell Co Inc
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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
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.

SeQent

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