Top 11 Industrial Automation Articles for 2021

Top 11 Industrial Automation Articles for 2021
Top 11 Industrial Automation Articles for 2021

The mission of, a subsidiary of ISA –The International Society of Automation, is to create, select, organize and present great industrial automation information for our readers around the globe. In 2021, curated about 2,600 industrial automation feature, news and new product articles in ISA’s five key categories: smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0; continuous & batch processing; discrete manufacturing and machine control; operations and management; and cybersecurity and connectivity. We don’t want you to miss any of the information you need to do your job more effectively, so here’s a countdown of the top 11 most-viewed articles for 2021.

11. Industrial Robot Market to Return to Growth: 4.6% CAGR Forecast for 2021- 2024
From Interact Analysis
This news piece forecasts success for the industrial robots sector over the next few years. Global shipments are expected to increase by more than 9% in 2021, and a CAGR of 4.6 is expected for the period 2021-2024.
10. Amazon Industrial Digitalization Platform
By’s Bill Lydon
In this feature, Bill Lydon discusses the struggles discrete and process manufacturers face to create integrated manufacturing systems using disparate automation systems within a facility. Amazon Web Services provides a flexible and open solution for achieving effective holistic operations, from sensor to enterprise.
9. Positive Technologies Uncovers Vulnerabilities in PAX Point-of-Sale Terminals That Could Be Exploited to Commit Fraud
From Positive Technologies
Positive Technologies advises banks to install new firmware versions on POS terminals to address flaws.
8. ServiceNow Launches Manufacturing Solutions to Power New Era of Smart Manufacturing
From ServiceNow
ServiceNow announced new industry-specific solutions for manufacturers at Knowledge 2021, ServiceNow’s flagship digital experience for its customers, partners and developer community.
7. To Adopt Industry 4.0, We Must Look to the Lighthouses
By Dieter Heimerdinger of Sandvik Coromant
Sandvik Coromant Vice President of Supply Dieter Heimerdinger explains what makes a lighthouse factory and what other manufacturers can learn from them.
6. InTech Focus: Process Control & Safety Control 2021

An Intech Focus Ebook
This edition of InTech Focus understands that digitalization and innovation are transforming process control and process safety, and how automation professionals are critical to successfully selecting and applying new technologies.
5. Siemens Sets Up Private 5G Network with Focus on Industrial Applications in Exhibition Hall
From Siemens
Siemens announces that the 1.4 million square meter Deutsche Messe exhibition site in Hannover, Germany, will become 5G-ready.
4. IEC 61499 Programming Standard: Will it Become Mainstream?
By’s Bill Lydon
Bill Lydon explains how the 4diac open-source IEC 61499 project could dramatically accelerate industrial organization, giving a boost to the idea of a multivendor converged IT/OT industrial control system based on open standards.
3. Schneider Electric Appoints Barbara Frei Executive Vice-President of Industrial Automation Business

From Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric, the leader of digital transformation of energy management and automation, announces the appointment of Barbara Frei as the new executive vice-president of its Industrial Automation global business.
2. The Future of Blockchain in Intellectual Property
By Sumit Prasad of Sagacious IP
Sumit Prasad explicates five potential use-cases that Blockchain-based Intellectual Property Management presents in the current state of intellectual property industry.
1. Deloitte Gains Cybersecurity Talent with Acquisition of aeCyberSolutions

By’s Melissa Landon
This news item announces Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory’s acquisition of industrial cybersecurity business aeCyberSolutions, marking Deloitte’s fifth cyber acquisition of 2021.
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