White Papers

White Paper: The How and Why of Operational Network Standardization

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This white paper covers the criteria to make an informed decision and shows how Cisco helped one manufacturer standardize its operational network in factories across the globe.

White Paper: Building a Data-Driven Culture for Smart Manufacturing

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This report examines the importance of data to the digital transformation of manufacturing and the ways the right tools and a data-driven culture can enable predictive maintenance.

Maximizing Gearmotor Speed Range

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In this white paper, you’ll learn why it can be a good idea to push gearmotors beyond 60Hz. You will also learn how to break the 60Hz barrier safely and effectively. Finally, we’ll walk through a common example that will show you how to select the proper gearmotor for a wide speed range.

Automation Salary Survey 2020-21

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This Automation.com 2020-2021 Automation Salary Survey report will explicate data collected in mid-2021 about the salaries and work lives of automation professionals across the globe in various industries and stages of their careers.

White Paper: Getting Your TSN Product to Market

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Created for automation vendors, “Getting your TSN product to market” provides a practical insight on how to implement the technology and the importance of conformance testing for TSN products.

Supply Chain Disruptions Affect Viability of U.S. Manufacturing Sector

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This white paper illustrates the supply chain disruptions that are lowering the competitiveness of our combined industries and hindering our members’ U.S. manufacturing capabilities.

Case Study: Machine Builder Bridges PLC and Enterprise System Databases Without Writing Code

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Trantek Automation, a machine builder specializing in robotic welding systems, was facing a challenge connecting information technology (IT) systems with production machinery. The tManager Enterprise Appliance Transaction Module provided a solution. With this innovative appliance in place, TranTek Automation quickly delivered a plasma cutting robotic system that could communicate with its customer’s enterprise database without having to write any code.

OT Cybersecurity: Leveraging ISA 62443-3-2 for IACS Risk Assessment

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The ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance explains Security Risk Assessment for Design in a new whitepaper.

Report: Cybersecurity Best Practices Helped OT Organizations Better Withstand Pandemic Vulnerabilities

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A new report from Fortinet focused on operational technology found that insider breaches increased by over 100% in the past year and that industrial organizations continue to grapple with immense security challenges. The full 2021 State of Operational Technology and Cybersecurity report is available for download.

FDT Mobility Secures Open Automation in the Age of Industry 4.0

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How FDT 3.0-based solutions help industrial personnel work smarter, faster, safer and more effectively.