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Emerson helps BP Alaska enhance process safety with wireless pressure gauges
August 23, 2019

Emerson helps BP Alaska enhance process safety with wireless pressure gauges

Rosemount Wireless Pressure Gauges work to contribute to decreased personnel and environmental risk by providing visibility into well integrity without the need to physically enter the well, protecting personnel from potentially hazardous conditions.

How to Take Control of Equipment Lifecycle Risks Before They Cause Downtime
August 23, 2019

How to Take Control of Equipment Lifecycle Risks Before They Cause Downtime

By Dave Mayer, Rockwell Automation
Running production equipment for decades comes with inherent risks, like spares shortages and technology obsolescence. And if you don’t control these risks, they’ll control you. Real-time data can help you get ahead of challenges like spares shortages and technology obsolescence.

Going From a Crisis to a Competition: How the US turned around its manufacturing sector
August 22, 2019

Going From a Crisis to a Competition: How the US turned around its manufacturing sector

By Mark Howard, United States Country Manager, EU Automation
Even though the US economy is the largest in the world by nominal GDP, it was a crisis in the manufacturing sector that prompted the US Government to act to save the industrial sector over the last decade. This article investigates how the US has turned it around.

The IIoT Opportunity: Accelerating Insights with Advanced Analytics
August 20, 2019

The IIoT Opportunity: Accelerating Insights with Advanced Analytics

By Michael Risse, Seeq Corporation
As manufacturers transition to Industry 4.0, it becomes critical to accelerate the extraction of insights from ever-exploding quantities of process data.

Big Data or Just Data? - Being smart with big data and analytics
August 19, 2019

Big Data or Just Data? - Being smart with big data and analytics

By Mark Howard, EU Automation
Almost 20 years after the phrase big data was coined, manufacturers have come to realize that the secret to getting the most out of big data isn’t quantity, but quality. This article discusses how to achieve the greatest business value with big data.

Brüel & Kjær Vibro helps Kazakhstani refinery enhance machinery protection
August 19, 2019

Brüel & Kjær Vibro helps Kazakhstani refinery enhance machinery protection

BKV’s VC-8000 SETPOINT machinery protection system was chosen due to its compatibility with the existing installation and its ability to replace such legacy systems.

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Industrial Cyber Security in Russia is Now a Serious Thing
August 16, 2019

Industrial Cyber Security in Russia is Now a Serious Thing

In this article you will find a few tips dedicated to foreign manufacturers to help them find their way in this marketplace and export control and automation systems in compliance with Russian Cyber Security standards.

Finding HMI Performance for the Long Run
August 15, 2019

Finding HMI Performance for the Long Run

By Linda Htay, IDEC Corporation
While it is true that an HMI needs the right technical capabilities, it is equally important for designers to examine how robust an HMI will be over the long run. This article looks at some of the quality, durability and environmental features designers should place high on their requirements list.

The Meat Retreat
August 14, 2019

The Meat Retreat

By Darcy Simonis, ABB Food and Beverage
While many of us are cutting animal products from out diets, it is vital the manufacturers adapt and work closely with their customers to develop a transparent, secure and efficient process.

Steps to Accessing the Value of the Digital Twin
August 08, 2019

Steps to Accessing the Value of the Digital Twin

By Eric Green, Dassault Systèmes
Across all industries, there is increasing discussion regarding the benefits of implementing a digital twin. At its simplest, a digital twin is a virtual model of a process, product or service -- but not just a static model.

Smart Optical Sensors Put Industry 4.0 to Work
August 07, 2019

Smart Optical Sensors Put Industry 4.0 to Work

By Sergey Komarov, TT Electronics
Powered by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), connected devices and smart equipment are streamlining manufacturing and supply chain processes on a global scale. Smart sensors are integral to this sea change, extending the legacy sensor’s inherent abilities―to collect, store and monitor data―to new levels that capitalize on data to optimize processes.

Inside Bosch Rexroth’s Factory of the Future Experience
August 06, 2019

Inside Bosch Rexroth’s Factory of the Future Experience

By Bill Lydon, Automation.com
Continuous manufacturing improvement is fundamental to remain competitive. Understanding new technologies, methods, and what these technologies and methods make possible is important for manufacturers to prosper in the new wave of manufacturing digitalization.

Preparing for the Evolving Energy Grid
August 05, 2019

Preparing for the Evolving Energy Grid

By Mark Howard, EU Automation
According to data from the Energy Information Administration, wind power is set to surpass hydroelectric as the largest renewable energy source in the United States in 2019. As the nation transitions to greener energy, how can plant managers maintain facilities and substations on this ever-evolving grid?

Inside JST's efforts to automate process automation cleaning process
August 02, 2019

Inside JST's efforts to automate process automation cleaning process

Cleaning, an integral part of many manufacturing and maintenance process, is often critical to the performance of a broad range of technologies and refers to the use of agents such as solvents, acids or bases to remove unwanted particulates and other contaminates.

Specifying Fire and Gas Detection Systems to Improve Operations
August 01, 2019

Specifying Fire and Gas Detection Systems to Improve Operations

By Edward Naranjo, Emerson
Accuracy, response speed and measurement range must be understood when designing, installing and maintaining fire and gas detection systems.

IoT & the Product Development Process
July 31, 2019

IoT & the Product Development Process

By Paul Welch, Arena Solutions
While IoT helps create better user experiences and greater customer satisfaction, there’s also a clear need to manage the requirements that define how IoT capabilities will work in the first place.

“Regulate Me!”- Artificial Intelligence Comes of Age
July 30, 2019

“Regulate Me!”- Artificial Intelligence Comes of Age

By Laura Sallstrom, Access Partnership
Regulation should be targeted at actions and human behavior, not at a type of technology. Regulatory approaches that take this into account – like the ethics by design concept – are a good way forward.

The Need for Green in 3D Printing
July 29, 2019

The Need for Green in 3D Printing

By Ben Smye, Matmatch
It has been 35 years since the first instance of what we now think of as additive manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing. Lauded for its rapid production speed and minimal waste, the process is becoming a staple of product prototyping. However, there is still room to improve the sustainability of this process.

Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) announces Managing and Assessing Trustworthiness for IIoT in Practice white paper
July 29, 2019

Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) announces Managing and Assessing Trustworthiness for IIoT in Practice white paper

The white paper’s best-practice approach to managing trustworthiness is comprised of four phases: baselining the system, analyzing potential trustworthiness events, implementing trustworthiness targets and governance, and iterating and maintaining the resulting trustworthiness model.

Automating a Workforce with Augmented Reality
July 26, 2019

Automating a Workforce with Augmented Reality

By Seth Patin, Founder and CEO, LogistiVIEW
AR technology ensures consistency, so an unskilled workforce can think and behave in the same way as those workers with years of experience. Workforce technology is all about efficiency, consistency, repeatability, and safety, regardless of the person performing the task.