Automation & Control News & Articles

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.

Hannover Preview 2020: Digitalization and Mobility Reach Higher Importance in COVID-19 Environment

  • by Bill Lydon
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon
There was great anticipation for another electrifying Hannover Messe event at the Hannover Messe 2020 Preview. While the April event has been cancelled, the February event still revealed a trove of quality information and innovation

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.

Bentley Institute Press announces “Inside MicroStation CONNECT Edition” ebook

  • News

The three-volume set focuses on developing a strong understanding of the basics of MicroStation and follows a step-by-step approach that includes exercises and real-world examples complete with illustrations.

MESA International announces development of 'Model for Smart Manufacturing'

  • News

The model will cover several intersecting dimensions including business intelligence, product lifecycle management, value chain management, manufacturing operations, the Industrial Internet of Things, asset management, workforce and cybersecurity.

Softing joins Endress+Hauser Open Integration partner program

  • News

All the partners are suppliers of control technology, fieldbus infrastructures, measurement technology or actuator technology: Auma Riester, Bürkert, Festo, Flowserve, Hima Paul Hildebrandt, Honeywell Process Solutions, Mitsubishi Electric, Pepperl+Fuchs, Phoenix Contact, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, Turck and recently Softing Industrial Automation.

ABB announces free digital software and services

  • News

From Friday March 27, ABB’s Robotics and Discrete Automation business will make key software services available free of charge to its customers until December 31st, 2020.

ARC Advisory Group announces ARC European Industry Forum virtual event

  • News

The annual ARC European Industry Forum, “Driving Digital Transformation in Industry,” May 18-20, 2020, will move online as ARC’s first-ever virtual forum.  The event will use virtual event tools to offer live streaming of user presentations, expert panel discussions, and audience interaction.

HANNOVER MESSE announces cancellation of 2020 event

  • News

It is the first time in HANNOVER MESSE’s 73-year history that the event will not take place. However, the organizers will not let the show completely vanish.

Siemens makes additive manufacturing capabilities, 3D printers available to medical community

  • News

The Siemens AM network is available globally and covers the entire value chain – from upload and simulation to checking the design up to the printing process and associated services.

Conquering Manufacturing Bottlenecks with Industrial IoT

  • by Marc Dekker
  • Feature

While bottlenecks still exist in today’s manufacturing environment, the good news is that the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) is providing new ways to solve them.

Opto 22 announces continuation of support and services

  • News

Opto 22 supports the manufacture of materials and products needed for essential medical supply chains, transportation, energy, communications, food and agriculture, chemical manufacturing, nuclear facilities, the operation of dams, water and wastewater treatment, emergency services, and the defense industrial base, all deemed vital by CISA

ISA announces Quick Start Guide: An Overview of the ISA/IEC 62443 Series of Standards

  • News

The guide explores how and why IT and OT/ICS need unique types of protection against cyber threats and offers recommendations on patch management.

In Memoriam: Richard “Rich” Merritt, 1943-2020

  • News

Richard “Rich” Jesse Merritt died Saturday, February 8, 2020, at his home in Cedar Rapids. He was 76. He was a giant of industrial automation and control technical communications, serving countless publications and clients over his long career, including Automation.com and ISA’s InTech magazine.

How Manufacturing Can Attract the Best and Brightest Next Generation Workers

  • by Paul Donnelly
  • Opinion

As more experienced workers retire from the manufacturing workforce, the sector faces a future with a growing skills gap and a greater number of unfilled jobs.

Demystifying Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

  • by Louis Columbus
  • Feature

To stay competitive, manufacturers must continually reinvent themselves and find new ways to improve—whether by delivering differentiated products, controlling costs, or improving quality.

PTC announces LiveWorx as digital event in response to COVID-19

  • News

The virtual event for PTC’s products and strategy will include some examples of how customers are using PTC technologies in the war against COVID-19.