Automation & Control News & Articles

Redhorse Corporation announces Dr. John Zangardi as President

  • News

In this role, Zangardi will be responsible for the day to day operation of Redhorse Corporation and will be based in Washington, D.C.

Improving Analytics Productivity Across the Enterprise

  • by Takayuki Sugizaki, Yokogawa Electric
  • Opinion

By Takayuki Sugizaki, Yokogawa Electric
Plant managers are faced with the dual challenges of increasing production efficiency while maintaining aging equipment, and corporate executives must do the same across the entire manufacturing enterprise. In the process industries, subject matter experts (SMEs) are those end user employees with the expertise required to understand processes and equipment.

Wunderlich-Malec Engineering announces acquisition of IPP Connect

  • News

The mGrid technology provides access to wholesale renewable power as well as software tools for helping utilities make the business case for investments in renewable delivery systems.

ARC Advisory Group Report: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) key to successful rollout of 5G networks

  • News

This ARC research explores current and historical market performance and related technology and business trends, identifies leading technology suppliers, and provides five-year global forecasts for the Geographic Information Systems market. 

4 Measures Organizations Can Take to Protect OT Systems from Ransomware Attacks

  • by James McQuiggan
  • Opinion

By James McQuiggan
Ransomware is no longer a hit and run type of attack. The criminals are utilizing phishing and other social engineering techniques to gain access to the IT network and pivoting through to the OT networks to copy and exfiltrate the data. It’s only a matter of time before criminal organizations are able to gain access to more OT facilities and organizations.

Innovative Engineering Solutions Contribute to COVID-19 Medical Protection

  • by Bill Lydon
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon
Many organizations in the manufacturing industry have shifted assets in order to innovate and produce solutions that are contributing to the protection of medical personnel on the front lines of the COVID-19 fight. In this article, we highlight two of these innovative engineering solutions that are keeping these crucial personnel safe

Guide to Improving Temperature Measurement Accuracy

  • by Gary Prentice
  • Feature

You may be unsure whether accuracy is important for your particular application, or whether improving accuracy will make enough of a difference in your process results to justify the cost and effort. This article from the InTech FOCUS May 2020 edition, can help. 

Kaspersky ICS CERT Report: 2020 attacks target suppliers of equipment and software for industrial enterprises

  • News

According to the latest Kaspersky ICS CERT findings, these hits were focused on systems in Japan, Italy, German and the UK and targeted suppliers of equipment and software for industrial enterprises. Research has shown that attackers used malicious Microsoft Office documents,

OPC Experts Interview:The Technology Behind OPC UA

  • by Michael Clark
  • Feature

Learn how the science of the open platform communication standard, OPC UA, is applied across the industrial automation sector from an interview with Uwe Steinkrauss, CEO of Unified Automation. This is the second in the series of OPC Experts Interviews.

Three Tips for Improving Industrial Cyber Security

  • by Mark Howard
  • Opinion

By Mark Howard
Cyber-attacks are a serious concern. While they pose a threat to typical business vulnerabilities, infiltration from a cybercriminal in a manufacturing setting can shut down a plant's operations. This article offers three tips for manufacturers against the rising threat to cyber security.