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Industrial Shields Expands in Latin America

Industrial Shields Expands in Latin America


The company signs agreements with five new distributors covering most of the South American continent.

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Automation Helps Crews Run a Tight Ship

Automation Helps Crews Run a Tight Ship


A premier yacht builder gets on board with reliable automation platforms for monitoring and controlling ship systems.

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Celebration of Richard Morley to Take Place via Zoom Dec. 16

Celebration of Richard Morley to Take Place via Zoom Dec. 16


A celebration of Richard "Dick" Morley, a giant of modern manufacturing, will take place via zoom Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, from 11 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. EST.

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Industrial Shields Expands in Latin America

The company signs agreements with five new distributors covering most of the South American continent.

Automation Helps Crews Run a Tight Ship

A premier yacht builder gets on board with reliable automation platforms for monitoring and controlling ship systems.

Celebration of Richard Morley to Take Place via Zoom Dec. 16

A celebration of Richard "Dick" Morley, a giant of modern manufacturing, will take place via zoom Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, from 11 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. EST.

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

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.

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

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

PLCopen joins Partner Program of PACK EXPO Connects

PLCopen is an official partner of PACK EXPO Connects (Nov. 9-13), organized by PMMI Media Group.

Risk Assessment: First Step to Securing an OT Environment

Developing a cybersecurity strategy begins with understanding the current situation, including existing risks.

DEPCOM Power Optimizes Operation of Solar Generation Assets

DEPCOM Power and their system integrator partner Vertech use Seeq to support data-based decision making for performance optimization across wide-ranging solar power generation assets.

PLC and PLC-based PACs Market Is Growing with the Challenges of Industrial IoT

New ARC Advisory Group research on the global PLC and PLC-based PAC market reveals that programmable logic controllers (PLC) and programmable automation controllers (PAC) continue to be the preferred choice among machine builders and end users.

Enhanced Integration Drives Need for Enhanced Cybersecurity

There is an increasing recognition that an integrated cybersecurity approach is required for an entire manufacturing and production company. Many manufacturing companies are realizing with the integration of IT, OT, automation and other functions that designating one leader responsible for all cybersecurity for the company is most effective.

Bentley Institute Press announces “Inside MicroStation CONNECT Edition” ebook

The three-volume set focuses on developing a strong understanding of the basics of MicroStation and follows a step-by-step approach that includes exercises and real-world examples complete with illustrations.

HANNOVER MESSE announces postponement of 2020 event

HANNOVER MESSE 2020 has been postponed to the week of 13 to 17 July. Deutsche Messe AG is thus responding to global developments related to the Coronavirus.
 

 

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