Articles & News on Operations & Management

Seeq announces achievement of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Industrial Software Competency status

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To receive the AWS Industrial Software Competency designation, APN Partners undergo rigorous AWS technical validation related to industry specific technology as well as an assessment of the security, performance, and reliability of their solute

Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol and Callisto Integration announce strategic partnership

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Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol and Callisto work with each manufacturing customer to deliver initial solutions that have tangible results, and then collect more data from more sources, provide more insight and analysis, roll out to more manufacturing lines and plants, and provide a roadmap to a full manufacturing execution system for true automation.

Arena Solutions announces strategic partnership with PRG

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This deepened strategic partnership expands PRG’s services for Arena customers that desire assistance or simply have limited internal resources. These services enable companies to optimize product development, establish quality systems, and design for manufacturing, then establish strong supply chains and transition to manufacturing.

PLC Programming Preference Survey: Insights & User Comments

  • by Bill Lydon, Contributing Editor, Automation.com
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The PLCopen organization and Automation.com conducted a joint survey of PLC programming preferences. Here are some of the results to inform you of current trends in PLC programming and users thoughts on vendors.

Tenable announces acquisition of Indegy

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The Indegy Industrial Cybersecurity Suite integration with Tenable.sc, for on-prem vulnerability management, is available today. The Indegy integration with Tenable.io, for cloud-based vulnerability management, and Tenable Lumin will be available in the first half of 2020.

Senseye announces opening of Paris office

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Senseye’s operation in Paris is led by Peter Livaudais, VP Strategic Accounts, who has 30 years of experience working in the European technology industry. The company has strengthened its team in France with the recent appointment of condition monitoring specialist Guillaume Lavergne, who joined Senseye in September from Air Liquide.

Robots or Cobots: Which to Choose?

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By Jonathan Wilkins, EU Automation Today’s plant managers are faced with a dearth of automation technologies but it’s not always obvious what will work best. There is rarely, if ever, a one-size-fits-all approach. This article discusses what manufacturers should consider when choosing which type of robot to invest in.

Gowanda Components Group announces acquisition of RCD Components

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Terms of the deal were not disclosed but GCG has stated that RCD will maintain its operations in Manchester as well as their support facilities in the Caribbean and Asia. In addition to RCD’s facilities, GCG has seven other manufacturing and design facilities located within the United States.

Phoenix Contact releases firmware 2.05.1 for TC Router product range

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The TC Router permits remote access to SCADA networks and control systems over the cellular network. Since these networks typically involve critical infrastructure, the TC Router VPN and firewall have been updated to increase network resiliency and protect against cyberattacks.

A Closer Look at Composites

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By Robert Glass, Exel Composites Composites have transformed the technologies of many industries —although the materials used to manufacture them have evolved. This article examines the progress of composites and their advantages over traditional materials like steel.