Articles & News on Asset Management

B&R and ABB announce integration of robotics and automation solutions

  • News

With the ability to offer machine flexibility and precision, merging robotics with machine control into one unified architecture will enable manufacturers to embrace the trend of mass customization and optimize their lot size one processes.

The Push and Pull of Composite Manufacturing

  • Feature

By Robert Glass, Exel Composites From window and door manufacturers to the professional tree surgeon, weighing up material options usually comes down to cost —but there are a variety of factors to consider before making a purchase.

ABB uses swimming robots to help Australian silicon company enhance transformer inspections

  • Case Study

Simcoa Operations sought the expertise of the local ABB Transformer Service team in Australia to perform an internal inspection for one of their power transformers that handles 50% of the facility’s production capacity.

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

  • News

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

  • News

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

  • News

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
  • Feature

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

  • News

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

  • News

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?

  • Feature

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.