Automation & Control News & Articles

Top 10 Reasons to Order Industrial Products Online

  • by Sean Beeker
  • Opinion

By Sean Beeker
This article discusses the top ten reasons most often cited for ordering online and it will also present specific examples of how industrial end user purchasers are benefiting from online ordering.

ICONICS announces free use of CFSWorX Connected Field Worker and Remote Expert collaboration product for 2020

  • News

This is to help companies address the growing workforce and supply chain disruption created by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.  

ABB to expedite remote connectivity for customer operations

  • News

ABB is working with customers to ensure the access to field operators and service engineers who cannot be on-site at this time, by delivering control room livestreams, operational insights, process data and plant key performance indicators to users sheltering at home.

Swagelok announces donation of 20000 N95 respirator masks to hospitals in Ohio and Pennsylvania

  • News

The company had previously purchased the masks in support of its operations in Changshu, China, which was subject to a government-mandated shutdown in January as a precaution to slow the spread of the virus.

Emerson Acquisition to Expand Hydropower Offerings

  • News

Emerson announced that it has completed the purchase of American Governor Company, maker of technologies and services for hydroelectric turbine controls.

CoVent-19 Challenge Asks Millions of Designers and Engineers to Respond to the Ventilator Crisis

  • News

The CoVent-19 Challenge is open to teams and individuals anywhere, and finalists will work directly with Stratasys 3D printing experts and the CoVent-19 Challenge team to turn their designs into prototypes for testing.

COVID-19 increases importance of Digitalization and Mobility

  • by Bill Lydon
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon
While the April Hannover Messe event is cancelled, industrial companies remain focused on digital transformation  techniques, methods and ideas. 

ODVA announces joint working group with OPC Foundation

  • News

The collaboration between ODVA and the OPC Foundation will result in secure communications between devices that are a part of a CIP-enabled Industrial Control System (ICS) and other OPC UA enabled applications allowing communication between CIP devices and OPC UA devices as well as with cloud and enterprise level services.

Industrial Internet Consortium announces newest edition of Journal of Innovation

  • News

The latest issue delves into the topic of intelligent transport systems (ITS). In this edition, experts discuss important issues for ITS, including over-the-air updates, security and logistics.

ABI Research Report: Commercial rollout of industrial 5G delayed by pandemic disruptions

  • Opinion

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a delay in the crucial standardization work that would make 5G available for enterprise use cases. The relevant standardization body, 3GPP, has formally announced a deferral of this standardization until at least June 2020, which would delay commercial rollout of industrial 5G until at least 2022.