Automation & Control News & Articles

Siemens helps carbon manufacturer modernize DCS

  • Case Study

Birla Carbon has relied for many years on a distributed control system to optimize the production of carbon black powder. When it came time to modernize their DCS, they implemented an IO migration strategy to minimize plant down­time and hardware replacement costs.

Bentley Systems announces launch of Virtuosity, a Bentley company

  • News

Virtuosity exclusively offers Virtuoso Subscriptions that bundle — with a Bentley infrastructure modeling, simulation, or construction application — the virtually delivered services of Virtuosity’s experts to accelerate and advance the success of an infrastructure practitioner.

Honeywell Cybersecurity Report: USB threat risk to industrials doubles over last 12 months

  • News

The findings from the latest Honeywell Industrial USB Threat Report show that the total amount of threats posed by USB removable media to industrial process control networks remains consistently high, with 45% of locations detecting at least one inbound threat.

Beckhoff Automation announces Hank Lee as West Region District Manager

  • News

To accelerate market share gains for Beckhoff, Lee will work directly with strategic accounts as well as with the experienced local sales and applications engineering team. He reports to Joe Martin, West Region Manager.

Three Ethical Considerations for Manufacturers Investing in Artificial Intelligence

  • by Antony Bourne, IFS
  • Feature

By Antony Bourne
This article highlights what he believes are three major ethical issues facing the industry, as manufacturers weigh up their AI investments and embark upon this new technological direction in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

EU Automation announces online Knowledge Hub

  • News

At the click of a button, visitors can download resources on additive manufacturing (AM), artificial intelligence (AI), Industry 4.0, cyber security, obsolescence, sustainability and the circular economy.

Omdia Report: Artificial Intelligence software market will expand to $98.8 billion by 2025

  • News

The worldwide market for artificial intelligence software will expand to $98.8 billion by 2025, rising by a factor of six from $16.4 billion in 2019—despite the varying effects of the COVID-19 pandemic across different industries, according to Omdia.

Mitsubishi Electric announces three additions to executive team

  • News

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. has named Milton Coleman as its new Vice President of Sales, Katsutoshi Urabe as Sr. Vice President of Strategic Planning and Corporate Development, and Ken Innami as Vice President of Business Development.

Universal Robots announces The Cobot Expo

  • News

The Cobot Expo is free to attend and is open for anyone with an interest in collaborative robotics, July 28-30, 9am-4pm EDT. Attendees are invited to visit booths that feature new insights and resources on the most common cobot applications such as machine tending, packaging and palletizing, product inspection, assembly, welding, dispensing, and finishing.

Lux Research releases Building Robotics Solutions report to provide framework for selecting robots

  • News

In its new report, “Building Robotics Solutions,” Lux Research creates a framework for selecting robotics vendors based on the key capabilities and level of customization required.