Automation & Control News & Articles

NiceLabel offers free subscriptions of cloud label software to organizations fighting COVID-19

  • News

NiceLabel has launched the non-commercial and non-profit-based initiative in order to help these organizations get much needed deliveries of medical equipment and supplies; respirators, disinfectants, masks or other critical supplies to those in need as quickly as possible.
 

MachineMetrics announces free remote monitoring solutions for manufacturers

  • News

MachineMetrics is offering Free Access of MachineMetrics IoT Platform and remote monitoring applications for any manufacturer involved with the production of Ventilator parts, test equipment, protective equipment, or any COVID-19 related manufacturing support, as well as to help companies produce products, increase production volumes, and bring therapies faster to market. 

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.