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ODVA announces joint working group with OPC Foundation

ODVA announces joint working group with OPC Foundation


The collaboration between ODVA and the OPC Foundation will result in secure communications between devices that are a part of a CIP-enabled Industrial Control System (ICS) and other OPC UA enabled applications allowing communication between CIP devices and OPC UA devices as well as with cloud and enterprise level services.

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MESA International announces development of 'Model for Smart Manufacturing'

MESA International announces development of 'Model for Smart Manufacturing'


The model will cover several intersecting dimensions including business intelligence, product lifecycle management, value chain management, manufacturing operations, the Industrial Internet of Things, asset management, workforce and cybersecurity.

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Softing joins Endress+Hauser Open Integration partner program

Softing joins Endress+Hauser Open Integration partner program


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.

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ODVA announces joint working group with OPC Foundation

The collaboration between ODVA and the OPC Foundation will result in secure communications between devices that are a part of a CIP-enabled Industrial Control System (ICS) and other OPC UA enabled applications allowing communication between CIP devices and OPC UA devices as well as with cloud and enterprise level services.

MESA International announces development of 'Model for Smart Manufacturing'

The model will cover several intersecting dimensions including business intelligence, product lifecycle management, value chain management, manufacturing operations, the Industrial Internet of Things, asset management, workforce and cybersecurity.

Softing joins Endress+Hauser Open Integration partner program

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.

ARC Advisory Group announces ARC European Industry Forum virtual event

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.

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

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

International Federation of Robotics elects Milton Guerry President

Milton succeeds Steven Wyatt (ABB, Switzerland), who is leaving ABB. Steven held the rotating post of President since December 2019 and prior to that served on a two-year term as IFR´s Vice President.

ARC 2020 Conference Wrap-up: How IT/OT Integration Helps to Accomplish Digitalization

By Bill Lydon
Focused on the theme, Driving Digital Transformation in Industry and Cities, the February 3-6 event had over 800 attendees from 20 countries representing more than 300 companies, along with many breakout sessions and workshops. 

Vector Solutions announces 60+ Facilities Maintenance Courses in 3D

The Facility Management & Maintenance Library features 69 courses in 3D specifically designed to train facility managers, building engineers and maintenance technicians of commercial buildings.

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

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.

Bentley Systems announces call for nominations for Year in Infrastructure 2020 Awards

The awards, which are judged by independent juries of industry experts, recognize infrastructure projects for digital innovations that improve project delivery and/or asset performance. The deadline for nominations is May 1, 2020.

VDMA Robotics + Automation starts development of OPC UA Companion Specification for joining technologies

The initiative "Industrial Joining Technologies (IJT)" describes all joining technologies used for manufacturing processes such as riveting, welding, gluing and tightening. The scope of the specification was developed with the help of DIN 8580 and shows which joining processes can be classified under Industrial Joining Technologies (see figure).

FieldComm Group version 1.2 of Field Device Integration standard including support for HTML5, JSON and OPC UA

Announced in conjunction with the availability of version 1.2 of the FDI specifications (IEC 62769), this release of the FDI Device Package Integrated Development Environment (FDI-IDE) provides enhancements for field instrument software developers.

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