Articles & News on Compliance & Regulations

Honeywell Launches Digitized Workforce Management Suite of Solutions to Support Health Compliance and Remote Operations

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Honewell's digitized workforce management suite incorporates elevated body temperature detection, digitized site entry compliance check, digitized workforce management, worker safety monitoring, and remote collaboration capabilities.

Sanitization monitoring system for workstations

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Banner Engineering's Clean Workspace Monitoring System establishes scheduled workspace sanitizing as an integral part of the return-to-work process.

Open Standards Mean More Options for Industrial Automation

  • by Bill Lydon, Automation.com
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By Bill Lydon
Open system options continue to emerge from nontraditional suppliers and standards groups, and this is a trend that I expect will accelerate and enable multivendor interoperability at all levels of the system architecture.

Worldwide Blossoming of Country-Centric Open Manufacturing Initiatives

  • by Bill Lydon, Automation.com
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By Bill Lydon
The impact of open manufacturing initiatives continues to be a worldwide affair. These initiatives continue to grow as industry recognizes the need to modernize and the Industry 4.0 movement (called “Industrie 4.0” in Germany, its country of origin) continues to accelerate.

PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) publishes OPC UA specification for PROFINET

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This specification describes a standardized OPC UA object model for PROFINET devices which enables PROFINET devices from a wide variety of different manufacturers to transfer device data to asset management systems in a standardized way, for example. Standardization makes information collection significantly easier for tool manufacturers, regardless of the manufacturer, but this is just the beginning of PI’s vertical integration strategy.

NCCoE announces 10 technology collaborators for Protecting Information and System Integrity in Industrial Control System Environments project

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These collaborators will work with the NCCoE project team to provide a practical solution to help manufacturers protect their industrial control system(s) (ICS) from data integrity attacks.

IFR Report: How nations invest in robotics research

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What are the targets of the officially driven government research funding programs and what can we learn from these findings? This has been researched by the International Federations of Robotics and published in the new paper “World Robotics R&D Programs” by IFR.

FDT Group releases FDT 3.0 – FDT IIoT Server (FITS) standard

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The FDT 3.0 standard is intended to accelerate the evolutionary journey into the Fourth Industrial Revolution by enabling an ecosystem of FDT-based solutions to meet demands for IIoT and Industrie 4.0 applications.

The Missing ‘Industry 4.0/Digitalization’ Link – Open Programming Standard Conformance & Certification

  • by Bill Lydon
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By Bill Lydon
Achieving the benefits of digitalization requires organizations to leverage Industry 4.0 and IoT (Internet of Things) concepts, technology, and architecture with open standards.

FDT Group and ODVA announce addition of FDT 3.0 support to Common Industrial Protocol

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FDT and ODVA share a common core mission that includes advancing open, interoperable information and communication exchange for the industrial automation marketplace.