Automation & Control News & Articles

Sensor Technology helps ALARIS Medical Systems enhance pump drive design

  • Case Study

Sensor Technology has harnessed the phenomenon of SAW or Raleigh waves, which were first observed over 100 years ago and which form a major part of the destructive force of an earthquake.

ForwardX Robotics announces Intel IoT Solutions Alliance

  • News

The partnership reinforces ForwardX’s ability to address customer pain points and deliver solutions across increasingly competitive industries.

Siemens and SAP SE announces partnership to accelerate industrial transformation

  • News

Through this agreement, both SAP and Siemens will be able to complement and integrate their respective offerings in order to offer customers solutions for product lifecycle management (PLM), supply chain, service and asset management.

Sophie Borgne named Engineer Powerwoman 2020

  • News

The prize, which is usually awarded during the opening of the WomenPower career conference, became part of the digital event after the corona pandemic caused the cancellation of HANNOVER MESSE. Engineer Powerwoman 2020 marks the eighth time that Deutsche Messe is honoring a pioneer in the STEM field who through her commitment, her ideas and her work promotes technical innovation within her company.

Pushing Plant Computing to the Edge and to the Cloud Factories

  • by Bill Lydon, Automation.com
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon
Time synchronization and accelerate the continued integration of Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) groups. This trend has been facilitating changes in organizational structures, and the creation, in many cases, of integrated IT/OT groups.

Phoenix Contact announces Smart Communities online conference

  • News

During each one-hour session, industry experts will lead discussions about the latest technology developments in smart infrastructure and buildings. The free events will be held every other Tuesday, beginning on July 14, from 11 a.m. until noon.

Digital Transformation Leads to Integrated Factories

  • by Bill Lydon, Automation.com
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon,
Implementing Digital Twin concepts is quickly becoming fundamental for organizations achieve real-time integrated manufacturing.

The Growing Impact of the Cobot Revolution

  • by Bill Lydon, Automation.com
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon
Accelerating the application of collaborative type of robots is the integration of vision systems with artificial intelligence, and this integration is enabling a range of new applications.

Festo announces Virtual Exhibition July 15 and 16

  • News

Festo is hosting a real-time visit to an exhibition booth at the First Festo Virtual Exhibition on 15th and 16th July 2020.

Autonomous Forklifts During the Pandemic

  • by Thomas R. Cutler
  • Opinion

Though predicted years ago, COVID-19 has made autonomous forklifts an immediate reality for small footprint manufacturing facilities.

ABB helps Italian company power water purification plant

  • Case Study

The purification plant will treat wastewater from 26 municipalities across two provinces, servicing the needs of more than 90,000 inhabitants.

Kryon announces completion of Forrester Economic Impact Study

  • News

The study was commissioned by Kryon to answer the ever-present question for any company taking its first steps toward an RPA implementation. On June 17, 2020, Kryon hosted a webinar featuring Forrester to discuss the results of the TEI.

Emerson helps Oklahoma Gas and Electric automate power plant

  • Case Study

Located in Luther, Oklahoma, the Redbud plant comprises four identical 1X1 units generating a combined output of 1,230 megawatts.

Association for Advancing Automation (A3) partners to launch Robot Nation podcast

  • News

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) and industry expert Jim Beretta have partnered to launch the Robot Nation podcast, featuring a series of conversations with experts and thought leaders in robotics and automation.

Optimation announces Wendy Smith as Chief Operating Officer

  • News

Smith has experience in a variety of manufacturing environments including continuous flow, batch processes, hot glass, refractory, finishing and assembly.

OnRobot introduces smart Screwdriver

  • News

Programming the OnRobot Screwdriver is done by entering the appropriate screw length and torque value into the user interface that is integrated into the teach pendant of any robot.

PTC LiveWorx on Moving Digitalization from Vision to Reality

  • by Bill Lydon
  • Feature

The multi-session live event, recorded and available on demand for those who missed it, described how digitalization is a competitive imperative for manufacturing and production companies that want to thrive and survive.

PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) publishes OPC UA specification for PROFINET

  • News

This specification describes a standardized OPC UA object model for PROFINET devices which enables PROFINET devices from a wide variety of different manufacturers to transfer device data to asset management systems in a standardized way, for example. Standardization makes information collection significantly easier for tool manufacturers, regardless of the manufacturer, but this is just the beginning of PI’s vertical integration strategy.

Rise of the Robots: How Robotics Are Rising to New Challenges in the COVID-19 Era

  • by Cory Fogg, Automation.com
  • Feature

By Cory Fogg
Here are few of areas outside of the factory where innovative robotic solutions are the answers to specific needs.

The Challenge of OT Security in a Converged World

  • by Rick Peters, Fortinet
  • Feature

Absent an effective OT security plan, OT enterprise and their integrated ICS/SCADA systems are left vulnerable to cyberattacks that could result in financial loss, reputational damage, diminished consumer confidence, and even threaten the safety of citizens—and in the case of critical infrastructures, also threaten national security.