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Insights on the Impact of Industry 4.0 for Process Automation
October 17, 2017

Insights on the Impact of Industry 4.0 for Process Automation

By Bill Lydon, Editor, Automation.com
Of the technology trends that I have observed in recent years, few developments have been more exciting than Industry 4.0 for Process Automation. But what does Industry 4.0 mean for your facility?

Factory Security: Don’t Be an Unintentional Shark
October 16, 2017

Factory Security: Don’t Be an Unintentional Shark

By Eric Ehlers, Cisco
Entering a factory in this day and age is a bit like taking a dive into the ocean. There is a plethora of different ecosystems and constant movement. Both can be mind boggling when you view them for the first time. So how can manufacturers protect their ecosystem?

IoT Collaboration Bridging Edge to Cloud: Inside Petasense & OSIsoft’s Effort to Improve Manufacturing
October 10, 2017

IoT Collaboration Bridging Edge to Cloud: Inside Petasense & OSIsoft’s Effort to Improve Manufacturing

By Bill Lydon, Editor, Automation.com
Reducing downtime has been one of the most relevant, shining examples of how Internet of Things (IoT) technology can have a real impact on today’s factory. The recent collaboration between OSISoft and Petasense aims to enhance this effort as this article explores.

Identifying Odor Control Needs in Manufacturing Operations
October 09, 2017

Identifying Odor Control Needs in Manufacturing Operations

Timur Dunaev, BioAir Solutions
Odor problems at manufacturing facilities can be unexpected, and can work against the production the facility is meant to accomplish. Solving the problem requires analyzing how a facility’s processes generate and disperse odorous air, and then identifying an appropriate odor control solution.

Securing Your Data While Traveling the World
October 06, 2017

Securing Your Data While Traveling the World

Despite the amount of communication done long-distance nowadays, travel is an important part of business. With the advent of technology-based business information, security is no longer limited to just your own safety -- the security of your data is top priority too. Here are some easy tips for data protection.

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Growing Automation Professionals: Developing Skilled Labor Improves the Economy
October 03, 2017

Growing Automation Professionals: Developing Skilled Labor Improves the Economy

It is a simple fact in today’s industrial environment that the world needs more automation professionals. Closing this skills gap has been a well-documented priority for a number of organizations, as a result.

Automation Markets Across the Sea
September 29, 2017

Automation Markets Across the Sea

By Jonathan Wilkins, EU Automation
Did you know that it takes over twelve hours to fly from China to the United States? With such a large distance between them, it is not surprising that the regions differ in many ways, from culture to industry.

Automating and Documenting Temperature Transmitter & Sensor Calibrations
September 26, 2017

Automating and Documenting Temperature Transmitter & Sensor Calibrations

By Jim Shields, Fluke
Temperature transmitter calibrations are often performed without taking into account temperature sensor performance. This practice can be problematic for critical process measurements or those that need a higher degree of confidence or accuracy.

iAutomation Teams Up With ABB
September 25, 2017

iAutomation Teams Up With ABB

iAutomation announces partnership with ABB to create a more powerful product offering for customers. iAutomation will be providing product and support for ABB Drives, Motors, Electrification and Safety products throughout the entire East Coast where iAutomation currently operates.

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Sky No Longer the Limit with Package Distribution Drone at PACK EXPO Las Vegas
September 22, 2017

Sky No Longer the Limit with Package Distribution Drone at PACK EXPO Las Vegas

By Tom Egan, PMMI and Elliot Bokeno, Workhorse
In collaboration with electric truck and drone maker Workhorse, PMMI will present an interactive visualization at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2017 of how drones bring packages directly to consumer homes.

An Open Electronic Marshalling Solution? Finally! - Siemens Delivers
September 19, 2017

An Open Electronic Marshalling Solution? Finally! - Siemens Delivers

By Bill Lydon, Editor, Automation.com
Given the number of vendors that have introduced electronic marshalling products, the value of electronic marshalling is clear. With Siemens’ entry into the world of open automation solutions, the value of these solutions should become increasingly clear as well.

Increasing Safety through Remote Proof Testing
September 13, 2017

Increasing Safety through Remote Proof Testing

By Teddy Tzegazeab, Rosemount
Proof testing safety-instrumented systems in liquid level measurement applications has traditionally relied on workers in the field. However, new technology in modern smart devices is enabling this vital task to be performed remotely.

Industrial Internet of Things: Why Mobile Applications are becoming increasingly important for the industry
September 12, 2017

Industrial Internet of Things: Why Mobile Applications are becoming increasingly important for the industry

By Paulo Jorge de Almeida, ecom
Why are applications and software solutions becoming increasingly important in the industry? And, how will they enable process improvement within hazardous areas? This article aims to help provide answers to these questions.

In a Plug-and-Play Automation World, Domain and Business Expertise Come to the Forefront
September 08, 2017

In a Plug-and-Play Automation World, Domain and Business Expertise Come to the Forefront

By Paul J. Galeski, MAVERICK Technologies
Due to open systems and standardization over the past few decades, ease-of-use has increased greatly. As a result, installing or upgrading an automation system today is far simpler from a purely technical standpoint than it was 20 or even 10 years ago.

5 Marketing Automation Trends to Watch Out For
September 07, 2017

5 Marketing Automation Trends to Watch Out For

By Anthony Coggine, Freelance Technology Writer
Marketing automation uses tools like predictive analysis, artificial intelligence, and good old-fashioned algorithms and “if/then” programming to streamline marketing efforts. As marketing automation continues to grow, these are the trends to keep an eye on

Closing the Gap: 10 Tips for Using HMI/SCADA and MES as Your “On Ramp” to the Digital Thread
September 06, 2017

Closing the Gap: 10 Tips for Using HMI/SCADA and MES as Your “On Ramp” to the Digital Thread

By Matthew Wells, GE Digital
In today’s economy, data is a valuable commodity; companies rely on it to run their businesses, be more competitive in the market, and enable increases in productivity. In order to take advantage of data, however, a business needs to connect and automate its back-end systems and processes in order to make sense of the data, identify patterns and formulate solutions.

Streamlining Pressure Calibration for Quality & Productivity
September 05, 2017

Streamlining Pressure Calibration for Quality & Productivity

By Bill Lydon, Editor, Automation.com
Proper pressure instrument calibration requires the coordination of a number of factors to ensure precise accuracy. Improving this pressure calibration process can really boost an instrumentation team’s productivity and overall production.

Smart Mobile Devices and Human Machine Interface: How to turn visibility into action for SCADA and BMS
September 05, 2017

Smart Mobile Devices and Human Machine Interface: How to turn visibility into action for SCADA and BMS

By Lucie Villéger, PcVue Inc.
Historical approaches to monitor, diagnose, maintain and control industrial and building assets must be reconsidered. A new architecture optimized for the mobile SCADA and BMS user is needed.

Helping Houston Heal from Harvey: Charity options for hurricane relief
September 01, 2017

Helping Houston Heal from Harvey: Charity options for hurricane relief

Many of us know well many Texans who are dealing with ravaging flood waters and displacement from their homes. We all want to aid our friends in the Houston area, so if you’re looking for ways to help, anywhere in the world, here are just a few of the charities that are currently focused on helping Houston heal from Harvey.

Transparency Market Research releases Industrial Robots Market Report
August 31, 2017

Transparency Market Research releases Industrial Robots Market Report

Industrial Robotics Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020

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