Articles & News on Operations & Management

Yokogawa announces acquisition of stake in APB Corporation

  • News

The two companies have agreed that Yokogawa will provide energy management technology needed for the efficient operation and optimization of large-scale storage batteries.

HANNOVER MESSE announces postponement of 2020 event

  • News

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.
 

 

HMIs Open the OEM Machinery Aftermarket

  • by Marcia Gadbois
  • Opinion

New technology is making it possible for these OEMs to re-engineer their processes and operations, better support their customers, and capture increasing aftermarket business.

Demystifying Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

  • by Louis Columbus
  • Feature

When it comes to digital transformation of industrial operations, drivers include workforce changes and customer needs and expectations. This article first appeared in AUTOMATION 2020 volume 1, February 2020.

Eaton helps connect power for two Chinese hospitals

  • News

To fight the coronavirus, China completed construction of two new field hospitals in Wuhan in just 10 days. Power management company Eaton and its partner electrical contractors and distributors were part of the construction project at the Huoshenshan and Leishenshan Hospitals that delivered an additional 2,500 hospital beds to the front line of this global health emergency.

IEC SC 48B Standards Committee for Copper Connectors publishes IEC 63171-6

  • News

T1 Industrial is the future interface for single pair Ethernet applications in industry. This standard is supported and integrated by the SPE relevant standards ISO/IEC 11801-3, ANSI TIA 1005-x and IEEE802.3cg.

How Bright is the Future of Automation?

  • by Mark Howard
  • Opinion

When machines run 24/7, with or without supervision, their components can wear out quickly. This article explains the potential of lights-out manufacturing.

Open Systems International announces Dr. Thierry Godart as Senior Vice President of Industrial Technology

  • News

Dr. Godart is known for developing high-performance teams and applying groundbreaking technologies to improve business productivity and sustainability. He comes to OSI well equipped to provide strong strategic leadership to the company’s industrial energy management business unit.

Rockwell Automation announces acquisition of Italy-based ASEM

  • News

The transaction includes the purchase of a minority interest in ASEM held by KEB Group, Germany. Post-close, Rockwell Automation will maintain ASEM’s strategic supplier and technology partner relationship with KEB.

Sustainable Manufacturing Through Obsolescence

  • by Mark Howard
  • Opinion

The amount of worldwide e-waste generation is expected to exceed 50 million tons by 2020. Americans specifically, throw away an estimated 55 billion USD in e-waste material each year. This article explains how manufacturers can achieve sustainable manufacturing through obsolescence management.