Articles & News on Discrete Manufacturing & Machine Control

IDS Adds New Development Site in Serbia

  • News

Since July 2020, IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH has been represented in Serbia with its own subsidiary.

Automation Fair From Rockwell Automation Returns as Hybrid Live & Virtual Event: Automation Fair At Home

  • News

Rockwell Automation's new virtual event–mixed with forward-thinking sessions, exhibits and more–launches with more than 33,000 registered participants.

Applied Manufacturing Technologies Hires Business Development Managers George Toldy & Stephen McLaren

  • News

AMT hires George Toldy, Jr., MBA and Stephen D. McLaren to support increase in demand for the company’s engineering services, turnkey automated systems, and control system integration solutions.

Case Study: How Do You Update 900 PLCs in Warehouses with Minimal Downtime?

  • Case Study

The following application of a CODESYS customer, the Gebhardt Intralogistics Group, shows how Digital Twins in the cloud and a cloud-based controller management can speed up the process of updating a large number of PLCs to the point where it’s just a few mouse clicks.

DOE Smart Manufacturing Institute Announces New Project Call to Address Manufacturing Challenges

  • News

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) announced up to $4 million in new funding to improve energy-intensive manufacturing processes and strengthen America's manufacturing sector.

How Automation Can Create New Opportunities for High- or Lower-skilled Workers

  • by Claudia Jarrett
  • Feature

Claudia Jarrett, country manager at obsolete parts supplier EU Automation, explains how, through automation, manufacturers can greatly enhance their processes—and address the US’s continued labor skills shortage.

Entrepreneur Mark Cuban Joins OnRobot and Hirebotics CEOs to Discuss the Future of Manufacturing

  • News

In a virtual panel hosted by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), robotics thought leaders gather Nov. 19 to discuss benefits of collaborative robotics applications, offering insights and advice for manufacturers implementing this fast-growing segment of automation.

IFS Acquires Clevest, Extending Leadership in Service Management Solutions

  • News

IFS announces it has completed the acquisition of Clevest Solutions Inc., the leading provider of mobile workforce management and advanced network deployment solutions in the utilities vertical. This acquisition extends IFS’s leadership in service management solutions as it intensifies its focus on driving service experience.

Becoming a Master of All Trades: Diversification to Help Manufacturers Navigate COVID-19 Markets

  • by Claudia Jarrett
  • Feature

“You must be diversified enough to survive bad times, so that skill and good process can have the chance to pay off in the long-term,” said American academic and investor Joel Greenblatt.

Object Oriented Industrial Programming (OOIP) Part 3: Interfaces and Methods

  • by Gary L. Pratt, P.E.
  • Feature

Your plant or equipment is assembled from objects–your control should be, too. New tools deliver the productivity of OOP without the complexity.