Automation & Control News & Articles

Yokogawa to help Turkish company monitor Saudi Arabian water project

  • News

The Jubail-Riyadh water transmission system, owned by the state-run Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), will transport water from desalination plants near Jubail on the Persian Gulf coast to Riyadh, the growing capital city of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

FDT 3.0 Standard and Development Tools Now Available

  • by Lee Lane, FDT
  • Opinion

By Lee Lane, FDT Chairman of the Board of Directors
Created on the long legacy of the rock solid FDT standard, we now release the features and capabilities that are needed for IIoT, remote monitoring, mobility, and IT/OT integration.

How Field Tablets are Changing the Game in Instrumentation

  • by Fabrício Andrade, Endress+Hauser
  • Opinion

Device libraries have been a common problem for many field communicators, and the complicated update procedure has been a nightmare for many users. Vendors sometimes struggle to understand what really happens in the field, and the chat groups on WhatsApp prove that the challenges still exist out there.

PRM’s New Features Optimize Plant Maintenance

  • News

PRM centralizes management of large volumes of data from instrumentation and equipment.and fully supports communication standards such as HART, FOUNDATION fieldbus™ (FF-H1), PROFIBUS, PROFINET, ISA100 and FDT/DTM (Field Device Tool/Device Type Manager4) interface standards

FDT 3.0 Common Components Decrease Development Efforts and Increase Interoperability

  • by Manfred Brill, FDT
  • Opinion

The FDT ecosystem is evolving to incorporate modern web-based and mobile applications in the process, hybrid and discrete manufacturing markets.

Association for Advancing Automation announces series of five virtual events

  • News

The in-person Collaborative Robots, Advanced Vision & AI Conference is postponed until the Fall of 2021. However, A3’s Robotic Grinding and Finishing Conference, slated for December 2-3 in St. Paul, Minnesota, will be held in-person if possible, and online if not.

KEMET and Yageo announce merger completion

  • News

In accordance with the terms of the merger agreement, Yageo has acquired all of the outstanding shares of KEMET’s common stock for US $27.20 per share in an all-cash transaction with an equity value of approximately US $1.6 billion.

Security at the Edge with Microsegmentation

  • by Courtney Schneider
  • Feature

The IIoT connects edge devices in OT networks directly to the Internet to enhance operational efficiencies. What confuses security designs for IIoT deployments is differing kinds of risk.

Automation and Gene Therapy

  • by Claudia Jarrett
  • Opinion

This article discusses how automating cell and gene therapies will bring the treatment to the masses.

Digital Science report: How COVID-19 is Changing Research Culture

  • News

The report, How COVID-19 is Changing Research Culture, analyzes publication trends, regional focal points of research, collaboration patterns, and top institutional producers of research in COVID-19.