Articles & News on Packaging

Automation Cartoons - February 22, 2012

  • by Otto Mation
  • Opinion

Otto addressing automation engineers on campaign trail for WAD.

Digital Factory Superstructure Emerging with OPC UA

  • Feature

Automation.com, February 2012
By Bill Lydon, Editor
OPC UA is emerging as a fundamental technology for implementing Digital Factory concepts to increase production efficiency. The concept was reinforced at the ARC Forum in a session titled, Transforming Manufacturing with OPC UA: From Embedded to the Enterprise.

Rockwell Automation Product Philosophy

  • Feature

Automation.com, February 2012
By Bill Lydon
Rockwell Automation firmly believes there are users that only want simple controllers and users that want integrated control and information products. In order to meet these requirements Rockwell has two separate product and software architectures, Connected Components and Logix.

Ventyx absorbs Mincom

  • News

Ventyx completed the integration of Mincom and ABB Network Control into one enterprise solutions organization.

Invensys Supports VMWare and Microsoft Hyper-V Virtualization Technologies

  • News

With virtualization, users can safely run several operating systems and applications at the same time on a single computer, with each having access to the resources it needs when it needs them.

EGE releases on-line sensor product finder

  • News

Using the product finder, customers can now make a pre-selection according to medium type, medium temperature, sensor material and design, voltage supply, connection type and ATEX category.

ISA names Juliann Grant social media community manager

  • News

Grant is a vice president of Telesian Technology, and has more than 20 years of experience developing marketing strategies for high-technology and industrial-automation companies.

Omron STI publishes brochure on Can Palletizer Safety

  • News

The brochure provides an overview of the palletizer process, guarding challenges and hazard analysis, and illustrates how simplified safety control can improve safety and profitability. Requires registration to obtain brochure.

Automation Cartoons - February 1, 2012

  • by Otto Mation
  • Opinion

Otto introduces engineering team to Automation 2.0.

Changing with the Times: Industrial Automation 2.0

  • Feature

Automation.com, January 2012
By Matthew Littlefield, LNS Research
There are a whole slew of new technologies and system architectures being adopted in the automation industry at a very rapid pace. Companies today face the very real possibility that if they don’t effectively understand, adopt, and leverage these new technologies to their advantage; they will be left in an increasingly uncompetitive position.