Articles & News on Human Machine Interface

Open Architecture Standards and Vendors: Finding Clarity Amidst the Chaos

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By Bill Lydon, Editor, Automation.com We've received a number of comments and questions from vendors about The Open Group's effort to push for open process automation standards. Tn the aim of encouraging more discussion on the topic, we're sharing some of these questions in order to provide some more clarity on its importance.

Matrox Imaging announces launch of Matrox Vision Academy

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Designed to better serve Matrox software users located around the world, the on-demand Matrox Vision Academy expands upon the current classroom-based on premise training sessions to help users build out skill sets and knowledge on their own timeline and from their preferred location.

Will B&R acquisition give ABB a boost in industrial automation?

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By Alex West, IHS Markit Early this month ABB; a supplier of robotics, process automation, and electrification components, acquired B&R Automation, an industrial software and automation hardware company. So what does the B&R Automation acquisition mean for ABB?

Higher Demands Call for Intelligent Automation Systems

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By Dan DeYoung, Rockwell Automation Implementing a smart manufacturing approach requires an automation system that can keep up with these demands – a system that integrates all smart devices on a single network with one control platform. Automation systems must be able to deliver the promise of smart manufacturing

IDEC announces acquisition of APEM

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APEM’s historical presence and reputation will help accelerate IDEC’s growth in Europe. IDEC’s leadership position in Japan and across Asia will open new markets for APEM products, and help to support existing APEM business across Asia.

Phoenix Contact's Valueline panel PCs earn 2017 German Design Award

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The devices feature a multi-touch screen and are suitable for installation in the front of the control cabinet. The user can choose between different performance classes and display sizes ranging from 7.0 to 21.5 inches.

Matrox announces Design Assistant 5 classroom training for May 2017

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The training session is tailored for systems integrators, in-house integration specialists, machine builders and OEMs who wish to develop vision or inspection systems for deployment on Matrox smart cameras or any PC with GigE Vision or USB3 Vision cameras, including Matrox 4Sight GPm industrial computers.

ISA announces IACS Security Lifecycle Training Program w/ Cyber Trainers

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The Cyber Trainers are designed and equipped with full-function industrial automation system hardware and software configured to perform like the IACS and networks in a real operating water plant or other critical infrastructure.

The New Era of Automation Architectures: What does it mean for users?

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By Bill Lydon, Editor, Automation.com The application of revolutionary new concepts and technologies, including the Internet of Things (IoT), sensor advances, embedded controllers, and improving technology, are rapidly changing automation architectures.

OPC Training Course supports industrial convergence of SCADA systems to IIoT

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Business Industrial Network, a leading provider of industrial training, announced the release of the new OPC Training for SCADA & DCS Certificate Course software.