Automation & Control News & Articles

Embrace the Edge to Avoid Unscheduled Downtime

  • by Johan Jonzon
  • May 10, 2022
  • Feature

Because unscheduled downtime is far more costly than planned downtime, it’s important that manufacturers have real-time information about their equipment and processes to avoid unexpected faults and failures. Here Johan Jonzon, CMO and co-founder of edge analytics platform developer Crosser, explains how edge analytics provides instantaneous data to prevent unscheduled downtime.

How AI Uncovers ICS Vulnerabilities

  • by Eric Byres, Talha Siddiqui & Derek Kruszewski
  • May 9, 2022
  • Feature

Machine learning and natural language processing outdo manual database research for critical product matching. This feature originally appeared in Automation 2022: Cybersecurity & Connectivity Volume 2.

Manufacturing Technology Orders in 2022 Had Strongest Q1 in More Than Two Decades

  • May 9, 2022
  • News

The first quarter of 2022 had orders totaling $1.47 billion, 26.5% higher than the first quarter of 2021 and the highest Q1 of any year since 1998. The first quarter of 2022 has been extremely impressive for manufacturing technology orders.

Automate LIVE: Highlights from Automate 2022 Show to Stream on Social Media

  • May 9, 2022
  • News

A new element to North America’s largest automation tradeshow and conference enables more to benefit from the latest innovations and best practices in robotics, machine vision, artificial intelligence (AI), motion control and smart automation.

Southie Autonomy Secures $2.5 Million Seed Funding & $5M in Robot Lease Financing

  • May 9, 2022
  • News

Intelligent robotic automation developer Southie Autonomy announced it has raised $2.5 million in seed funding led by BootstrapLabs.

Altra Expands Online Exhibition Stand with Virtual Environments and More

  • May 9, 2022
  • News

Altra Industrial Motion Corp. has expanded its virtual exhibition with new explorable 3D application environments, booths, event areas and products.

Where Bedrock Open Secure Automation (OSA) Fits Into the History of Industrial Automation

  • by Peter G. Martin, PhD.
  • May 9, 2022
  • Case Study

Bedrock OSA is the key to unlocking the value that has been suppressed by proprietary technologies, unnecessary complexity and cyber vulnerability. It provides revolutionary advancements in cybersecurity, openness, ease-of-use, simplicity of design, performance and user value.

Instrument Training Enhances Industry 4.0 Implementation

  • by Jerry Spindler
  • May 6, 2022
  • Feature

For organizations undergoing digital transformation, reliable smart instrumentation and a knowledgeable userbase are the bedrock for implementing IIoT, Industry 4.0 and other modern solutions.

Case Study: Connecting Cloud-based Quality Control to the Edge

  • by Josh Eastburn
  • May 6, 2022
  • Case Study

Intrinsics Imaging’s AI-powered vision system uses edge I/O to integrate cloud analytics into process controls. This case study originally appeared in Automation 2022: Cybersecurity & Connectivity Volume 2.

Yxlon Changes Name to Comet Yxlon

  • May 6, 2022
  • News

At this year's Control trade show, the manufacturer of X-ray and CT inspection systems announced that it will change its name to Comet Yxlon, effective Sept. 8, 2022.

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