Automation & Control News & Articles

The Missing ‘Industry 4.0/Digitalization’ Link – Open Programming Standard Conformance & Certification

  • by Bill Lydon
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon
Achieving the benefits of digitalization requires organizations to leverage Industry 4.0 and IoT (Internet of Things) concepts, technology, and architecture with open standards.

FDT Group and ODVA announce addition of FDT 3.0 support to Common Industrial Protocol

  • News

FDT and ODVA share a common core mission that includes advancing open, interoperable information and communication exchange for the industrial automation marketplace.

Coordinate Metrology Society announces 3D Measurement U online video training resource

  • News

The resource offers a first wave of informational videos containing best practices, tricks of the trade, and other themes presented by experts in the field who are members of the CMS.

How to Handle a New Norm for Plant Operations

  • by Andreas Eschbach
  • Opinion

By Andreas Eschbach
Some measures deemed temporary, such as “social distancing” may become permanent to some extent if in effect long enough to take root and become the new norm.  Certainly, social distancing will become a consideration and action-item on every risk analysis and health and safety checklist going forward.
 

Industrial-Grade Secure Remote Access in a World of Physical Risks

  • by Honeywell Cybersecurity
  • Feature

By Honeywell Cybersecurity
Although a part of disaster planning and recovery in increasing resilience, industrial-grade secure remote access also represents a strategic investment that can help grow a company’s operational excellence and capabilities.

Wood Adopts Connected Worker Solution Enabled by Honeywell Forge

  • News

Honeywell Forge Workforce Productivity is being adopted by Wood, a global leader in consulting, projects and operations solutions in energy and the built environment.

Impact of COVID 19 on Manufacturing

  • by Janice Abel
  • Feature

ARC Advisory Group and Automation.com recently conducted a web survey to gain insights into the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic on industrial manufacturers and what they are doing in response. Here, we provide a summary of the results of that original survey supplemented with some additional insights. 

Beumer Corporation announces Joseph Dzierzawski as President and CEO

  • News

Mr. Dzierzawski will be fully responsible for the business of BEUMER Group in the North American market in alignment with BEUMER Group business objectives, strategy, and key pursuits.

ANCA starts manufacturing ventilators for Australian COVID-19 fight

  • News

This initiative directly addresses the critical supply of mechanical ventilation equipment to support COVID-19 patients requiring ventilation to survive. Banding together with other Australian manufacturing businesses, the consortium can harness various industry capabilities to make more ventilators sooner.

Digital transformation: Getting started, accelerating quickly

  • by Greg Gorbach
  • Feature

To gain insight about how organizations are keeping up with the changes and transformations taking place, the Digital Transformation Council and ARC Advisory Group, in conjunction with ISA and Automation.com, conducted a survey of industrial companies.