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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.

6th Annual State of Smart Manufacturing Report

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Participants in a recent global survey of nearly 300 manufacturers recognized the importance of smart manufacturing for agile decision making, process automation and greater efficiency. This study from Plex Systems, in collaboration with Hanover Research, explores how manufacturers can use technology to address today’s challenges and take advantage of long-term opportunities.

2020 Industrial Automation Salary Survey

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Conducted in Fall 2020, the Automation.com 2020 salary survey reflects the early effects of pandemic-related economic upheavals for engineering, business and technical professionals in manufacturing and industry.

New Motion Control Techniques for Servo and Step Motors

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This paper explores the benefits and limitations of the stepper servo control technique, also called closed loop stepper, and explains why it is attracting serious attention from machine designers.

Actions from Insights: Making the Most of Data in Manufacturing

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This special report from Smart Industry features expert perspective from OSIsoft principals and partners on a range of topics in the world of digital manufacturing—from smart strategies to evolving processes to operating your plant as an innovation hub.

Information Technology and Operations Technology: Beyond Convergence

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The whitepaper outlines why organizations need to move beyond IT/OT convergence to ensure full integration—for enterprise security.

Eliminating Friction From Industrial IoT Initiatives

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In "Eliminating Friction," VP of Business Development Dave Westrom explains that the true cause of failure is the lack of getting to value quickly. After all, time is money, and the more time spent trying to launch a successful IIoT initiative, the greater likelihood it will fail.