Articles & News on Smart Manufacturing & Industry 4.0

Majority of Industrial Enterprises Face Increase in Cyber Threats Since Covid-19 Pandemic Began

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New global report from Claroty shows the importance of IT and OT interconnectivity in order to advance digital initiatives and thrive in a post-pandemic future.

Jenoptik Announces the Appointment of Steve Green as President for Smart Manufacturing Solutions

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Jenoptik, a global leader in smart manufacturing solutions, announces the appointment of Steve Green as President of JENOPTIK Automotive North America.

OPC Field Level Communications: A Controller-to-Controller Specification Within Reach

  • by Peter Lutz
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Essential for the convergence of IT and OT, FLC is also important for upgrading legacy systems.

RS Components Launches Go-kart Design Competition to Promote STEM Skills Through Motorsport

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In partnership with PDC Racing, the competition uses motorsport as a gateway for students to develop STEM skills and engineering knowledge.

Zigbee Alliance Launches Europe Interest Group

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Open IoT standards organization establishes new member forum dedicated to european market requirements, regulations, events and more.

Hannover Messe 2021: Analog. Digital. Hybrid.

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When HANNNOVER MESSE opens its doors in April 2021, companies will once again have the opportunity to bring their products to life at the world's leading trade fair for industrial technology–analog, digital and hybrid.

PLC and PLC-based PACs Market Is Growing with the Challenges of Industrial IoT

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New ARC Advisory Group research on the global PLC and PLC-based PAC market reveals that programmable logic controllers (PLC) and programmable automation controllers (PAC) continue to be the preferred choice among machine builders and end users.

What IT Needs to Know About OT/IoT Security Threats in 2020

  • by Alessandro Di Pinto
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"As head of the security research team at Nozomi Networks Labs, today I’m proud to introduce our review of the OT/IoT threat landscape for the first half of 2020 (1H). During this time, our team saw an increase in threats to OT and IoT networks, especially IoT botnet, ransomware and COVID-19-themed attacks." -Alessandro Di Pinto, security research manager with Nozomi Networks.

Object Oriented Industrial Programming (OOIP), Part 2: Abstraction, Nesting and Interfaces

  • by Gary L. Pratt, P.E.
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Your plant or equipment is assembled from objects–your control should be, too. New tools deliver the productivity of OOP without the complexity.

Digital Transformation for the New Consumer Journey

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With hundreds of billions at stake, Lux Research outlines what companies need to know about AI and IoT’s impact on the consumer journey.