Automation & Control News & Articles

Protecting Manufacturing Companies from Cyber Attacks: Research Project Offers Security Check for SMEs

  • News

Manufacturing companies that network their machines and systems are particularly at risk from security vulnerabilities and attacks on their IT infrastructure. This was determined by the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT in the course of scientific investigations for the white paper "Cybersecurity in Networked Production," which has now also been published in English.

Okuma America Corporation Names Mike Vassil as Vice President of Operations

  • News

The management team of Okuma America Corporation, a world-leading builder of CNC machine tools, controls and automation systems, is pleased to announce the promotion of Mike Vassil to vice president of operations.

CheckProof Aims Globally with New Funding Round of $2.9 Million

  • News

The Swedish SaaS company CheckProof helps shape future working methods by digitizing Frontline. The new funding strengthens the company to build safe, efficient, and sustainable companies worldwide.

Endress+Hauser Expands Partnership with Field Instruments and Controls

  • News

Field Instruments and Controls is named Endress+Hauser’s Authorized Service Provider for OR, WA, and the ID panhandle.

The Association for Manufacturing Technology's MTForecast & MFG Conferences to be Held Nov. 2-5 in Denver

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AMT announced that it will hold two of its trademark conferences together at a unique event, MFG2021 + MTForecast, on Nov. 2-5, 2021 in Denver at Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center.

Microchip is First to Achieve JEDEC Qualification for a Radiation-Tolerant (RT) FPGA in a Plastic Package

  • News

Low-power RTG4 FPGA offers ‘new space’ system designers the industry’s highest reliability at lowest cost with shortest lead times.

Ethernet-APL: Closing Industrial Digitalization Gap

  • by Bill Lydon
  • Feature

The ACHEMA Pulse Live Days the Ethernet-APL organization, with members FieldComm Group, OPC Foundation, ODVA and Profibus & Profinet International showcased Ethernet-APL joint activity demonstrating, “IT-centric Instrumentation,” for process control, including hazardous areas.

VMA Presents Virtual Market Outlook Workshop

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The Valve Manufacturers Association of America (VMA) and the Hydraulic Institute (HI) announce the 2021 Virtual Market Outlook Workshop.

World’s Largest Manufacturers Lose Almost $1 Trillion a Year to Machine Failures

  • News

Senseye study of major industrial firms finds that large facilities lose 27 hours a month to machine failures, on average, at the cost of $532,000 for each hour of unplanned downtime.

SICK Earns Innovation Award from Robotics Business Review for LiDAR Localization Product

  • News

SICK received an Innovation Award from the Robotics Business Review for its LiDAR-LOC product, a software solution that enables contour-based localization using LiDAR technology.