Automation & Control News & Articles

Festo Simplified Motion Series Electric Motion Bridges the Gap Between Pneumatics and Servo Motion

  • News

Digital I/O ensures pneumatics-like control, while I/O-Link adds infinitely variable positioning along the axis.

Expanding the Horizons of TSN Technology

  • by Thomas Burke
  • Feature

Protocols provide time-sensitive networking technology with the needed extra application layers for industrial automation applications.

FDT Group and OPC Foundation Release Updated Companion Specification for FDT 3.0

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New server-level universal device information model unifies IT/OT data visualization for the enterprise.

Thomas H. Lee Partners to Acquire Automation Business from Brooks Automation for $3 Billion in Cash

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Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., a premier private equity firm investing in growth companies, today announced a definitive agreement with Brooks Automation, Inc. to acquire its Semiconductor Solutions Group business in a transaction valued at $3 billion.

Bright Machines Introduces Brightware Studio to Liberate Factory Automation

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New software offering to empower manufacturers to configure and optimize assembly automation quickly and easily.

Case Study: 'Quick Monitoring by DTM' for Machine Condition Monitoring Applications

  • Case Study

DTM provides functions such as graph display, trend display and log acquisition to visually confirm changes in sound levels and frequencies.

The Impact of Industrial Automation on Worker Safety

  • by Bryan Christiansen
  • Feature

The value of human life is incalculable. Our industries and manufacturing facilities have not evolved to a stage where worker injuries are completely eliminated. But we have advanced significantly in worker safety compared to the first few epochs of the industrial revolution. This was made possible by a gradual improvement in mechanization and process automation.

Asset Guardian Solutions Limited Continues to Expand as it Keeps up with Global Demand

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Asset Guardian Solutions Limited (AGSL), a leading innovator in protecting Industrial Automation and Control Systems software, is pleased to announce the appointment of two employees to newly created roles within the company, as it experiences record growth due to Global demand for its Enterprise Solution. 

How a Motion Control System Turned Edge Server

  • by Michael Reichlin
  • Feature

Technology that makes it possible to operate multiple virtual machines on a single hardware platform without impacting the controllers’ real-time core is the basis for new edge server systems. This article was originally published in the Automation 2021: Control Systems Ebook.