Automation & Control News & Articles

Object Oriented Industrial Programming (OOIP), Part 2: Abstraction, Nesting and Interfaces

  • by Gary L. Pratt, P.E.
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Your plant or equipment is assembled from objects–your control should be, too. New tools deliver the productivity of OOP without the complexity.

Automation is Key to Minimizing Manufacturers’ COVID-19 Risk

  • by Ryan Quiring
  • Feature

Many manufacturing firms have extended their safety programs to include COVID-19 mitigation, but large portions, if not all, of their initiatives, are handled manually, making it difficult to keep pace with rapidly changing conditions and disparate guidelines from multiple government agencies. Clearly, automation is required to keep pace.

Digital Transformation for the New Consumer Journey

  • News

With hundreds of billions at stake, Lux Research outlines what companies need to know about AI and IoT’s impact on the consumer journey.

Growing Adoption of Safety Regulations Drives the Temperature Sensor Market

  • News

New ARC Advisory Group research on the global Temperature Sensor market reveals that several government regulations intended to increase the safety of factory workers and minimize workplace fatalities are creating lucrative growth opportunities for the market, especially in the food & beverage and chemical industries.

Emerson Completes Acquisition of Open Systems International, Agrees to Acquire Progea Group

  • News

The Open Systems International acquisition complements Emerson’s portfolio and helps customers in discrete and hybrid end markets accelerate digital transformation. The Progea Group acquisition expands Emerson’s software portfolio, enabling the rapid shift toward the smart grid.

Three Ways Autonomous Machine Vision (AMV) Benefits Plastic Injection Moulding

  • by Zohar Kantor
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Plastic injection moulding is a difficult application for machine vision. The highly reflective surface of plastics is hard to illuminate correctly, and the fact that the same production line can create items of different colours and shapes is problematic for traditional solutions, only capable of inspecting one product at a time. Zohar Kantor, VP Sales of Inspekto, explains how Autonomous Machine Vision (AMV) has overcome these challenges.

Energy Saving Advantages of Subsea Controls a Significant Contributor to Market Growth

  • News

The future of subsea oil and gas operations looks stable, as the industry technology heads toward deepwater oil and gas development sustained by higher oil prices, key technological improvements, and the need to replace maturing shallower water basins.

Autonomous Shuttles: the Future of Last-mile Mobility

  • by Luke Gear
  • Feature

Autonomous shuttles could be a key element that connects the public transportation systems to reduce private car ownership in the future.

CPLANE.ai and ExxonMobil Publish Results of Their Digital Infrastructure Orchestration Pilot

  • News

CPLANE.ai and ExxonMobil have published the results and findings of their digital infrastructure orchestration pilot. As IT/OT Convergence and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) adoption accelerates, new system management challenges must be addressed.

How Analytics and AI-driven Processes Will Revolutionize the Industrial Sector

  • by Jim Chappell
  • Feature

Jim Chappell, Global Head of AI and Advanced Analytics, AVEVA looks at the implications and benefits of artificial intelligence within complex businesses.