Articles & News on Industrial Computers

PLC Programming Preference Survey

  • February 28, 2019
  • News

Automation.com in cooperation with the PLCopen standards organization is doing a PLC Programming Preference Survey to gain knowledge about programming preferences.

Hannover Messe 2019 Preview: Digital Networking Humans & Machines in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

  • by Bill Lydon
  • February 26, 2019
  • Feature

During a January preview for the event, over 120 journalists, including yours truly, gathered for presentations and discussions from the Hannover Messe team, and over 40 exhibitors, expanding on the topics and technologies that so many will experience

Carnegie Mellon research aims at identifying causes for defects in 3D Printing

  • February 22, 2019
  • News

New research published today in Science, led by researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and Argonne National Laboratory, has identified how and when these gas pockets form, as well as a methodology to predict their formation – a pivotal discovery that could dramatically improve the 3D printing process.

Maplesoft and Sigmetrix announce direct operations in China

  • February 21, 2019
  • News

The two Cybernet Group companies now have an office in Shanghai that is staffed by local experts to provide products and solutions to their customers within all of China.

Dassault Systèmes announces acquisition of elecworks automation design software product line from T

  • February 14, 2019
  • News

The acquisition of the elecworks assets will streamline and boost Dassault Systèmes’ development of an integrated mechatronics solution on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to help its SOLIDWORKS customers address electrical design challenges in the development of smart products.

Inside the Top Causes of PLC Control System Failure

  • February 14, 2019
  • Feature

By James Davey, Boulting Technology Despite their resilience and rugged design, PLC-based control systems can still break down and their failure can lead to costly downtime. This article discusses the top causes of PLC control system failure.

Inductive Automation announces partnership with FreeWave Technologies for enhanced IoT data visibili

  • February 13, 2019
  • News

The two companies span many common verticals to include oil & gas, utilities, and agriculture markets that require the collection of sensor data for process optimization, preventative maintenance, and compliance reporting.

Network Monitoring: Passive, Active or Both

  • February 13, 2019
  • Feature

By Zane Blomgren, Tripwire There is little doubt that the need for OT operators to adapt to stronger cyber security postures is getting increasingly urgent. Yet, there are a lot of myths and misconceptions that could very well hinder many operators from taking the appropriate actions

Claroty announces Admiral (Ret.) Michael S. Rogers as Chairman of the company’s Board of Advisors

  • February 13, 2019
  • News

As Chairman of Claroty’s Board of Advisors, Rogers will lead a distinguished cadre of business and security leaders to provide guidance and counsel to the company and its customers on emerging cybersecurity trends and requirements.

Making the IoT Work for Test

  • February 12, 2019
  • Feature

By Mike Santori, National Instruments The IoT and IIoT are making test more complex. IoT technologies can help address automated test challenges. Engineers need to understand and focus on the use cases with the most business value.