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.

Deutsche Messe AG announces 2020 HERMES AWARD nominees

  • News

Originally, the prize was to be announced at HANNOVER MESSE 2020 in April, which was cancelled due to the developments surrounding Covid-19. As a result, Deutsche Messe, together with the jury, decided to announce the winner during the HANNOVER MESSE digital event on 14 July

OPC Experts Interview:The Technology Behind OPC UA

  • by Michael Clark
  • Feature

Learn from an interview with Darek Kominek of Matrikon about the concepts of built-in security, the IT-OT gap, protecting against hacker/malware attacks, and many other features that have made OPC UA the secure data-exchange standard it is today. his is the third in the series of OPC Experts Interviews.

NCCoE announces 10 technology collaborators for Protecting Information and System Integrity in Industrial Control System Environments project

  • News

These collaborators will work with the NCCoE project team to provide a practical solution to help manufacturers protect their industrial control system(s) (ICS) from data integrity attacks.

HANNOVER MESSE USA cancels 2020 event

  • News

HANNOVER MESSE Digital Days takes place virtually from July 14-15, offering keynotes from business, science and politics plus panel discussions, live chats, networking and innovation presentations.

Saratech announces acquisition of Apex Digital Manufacturing Solutions

  • News

Saratech will take over all of Apex's PLM software license and subscription sales, support services, and training classes.

Back to USB School

  • by Eric D. Knapp, Honeywell Connected Enterprise
  • Opinion

By Eric D. Knapp
USB attacks blur the line between a network threat and a local physical threat. The USB protocol essentially extends every one of our networks into something exponentially bigger.
 

International Manufacturing Technology Show announces cancellation of 2020 event

  • News

IMTS is fully committed to returning to McCormick Place as scheduled for its normal rotation, September 13-18, 2022.

IFR Report: How nations invest in robotics research

  • News

What are the targets of the officially driven government research funding programs and what can we learn from these findings? This has been researched by the International Federations of Robotics and published in the new paper “World Robotics R&D Programs” by IFR.

Can Automation Save the World? The Impact of Automation in 2020 (Part 1)

  • by Cory Fogg, Automation.com
  • Feature

By Cory Fogg
Social distancing requirements and efforts to facilitate remote workers have called for automation to play a starring role in making things feasible for many organizations.   Here are a few instances where automation is playing a significant role in facilitating a more harmonious world in the future.

 

ABB helps Indian cement plant enhance electrification and automation systems

  • News

ABB will also provide the new cement plant with electrification infrastructure items such as MV Switchgear with MV relays on IEC 61850 communication and LV Switchgear with ABB UMC100.3 intelligent motor controllers which combine intelligent motor protection and control functions and fieldbus communication, and fault diagnosis in a single device.