Articles & News on Asset Management

COVID-19 increases importance of Digitalization and Mobility

  • by Bill Lydon
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon
While the April Hannover Messe event is cancelled, industrial companies remain focused on digital transformation  techniques, methods and ideas. 

Industrial Internet Consortium announces newest edition of Journal of Innovation

  • News

The latest issue delves into the topic of intelligent transport systems (ITS). In this edition, experts discuss important issues for ITS, including over-the-air updates, security and logistics.

Softing joins Endress+Hauser Open Integration partner program

  • News

All the partners are suppliers of control technology, fieldbus infrastructures, measurement technology or actuator technology: Auma Riester, Bürkert, Festo, Flowserve, Hima Paul Hildebrandt, Honeywell Process Solutions, Mitsubishi Electric, Pepperl+Fuchs, Phoenix Contact, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, Turck and recently Softing Industrial Automation.

ABB announces free digital software and services

  • News

From Friday March 27, ABB’s Robotics and Discrete Automation business will make key software services available free of charge to its customers until December 31st, 2020.

ARC Advisory Group announces ARC European Industry Forum virtual event

  • News

The annual ARC European Industry Forum, “Driving Digital Transformation in Industry,” May 18-20, 2020, will move online as ARC’s first-ever virtual forum.  The event will use virtual event tools to offer live streaming of user presentations, expert panel discussions, and audience interaction.

HANNOVER MESSE announces cancellation of 2020 event

  • News

It is the first time in HANNOVER MESSE’s 73-year history that the event will not take place. However, the organizers will not let the show completely vanish.

Conquering Manufacturing Bottlenecks with Industrial IoT

  • by Marc Dekker
  • Feature

While bottlenecks still exist in today’s manufacturing environment, the good news is that the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) is providing new ways to solve them.

ISA announces Quick Start Guide: An Overview of the ISA/IEC 62443 Series of Standards

  • News

The guide explores how and why IT and OT/ICS need unique types of protection against cyber threats and offers recommendations on patch management.

In Memoriam: Richard “Rich” Merritt, 1943-2020

  • News

Richard “Rich” Jesse Merritt died Saturday, February 8, 2020, at his home in Cedar Rapids. He was 76. He was a giant of industrial automation and control technical communications, serving countless publications and clients over his long career, including Automation.com and ISA’s InTech magazine.

Demystifying Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

  • by Louis Columbus
  • Feature

By Louis Columbus
To stay competitive, manufacturers must continually reinvent themselves and find new ways to improve—whether by delivering differentiated products, controlling costs, or improving quality.