Articles & News on IT/OT Convergence

Conquering Manufacturing Bottlenecks with Industrial IoT

  • by Marc Dekker
  • Feature

While bottlenecks still exist in today’s manufacturing environment, the good news is that the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) is providing new ways to solve them.

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

  • News

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

PTC announces LiveWorx as digital event in response to COVID-19

  • News

The virtual event for PTC’s products and strategy will include some examples of how customers are using PTC technologies in the war against COVID-19.

Superior Controls announces Matt Lyles as Senior Business Development Engineer

  • News

In his new role, Lyles will use his extensive experience in process control applications to assist customers in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

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

  • by Bill Lydon
  • Feature

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. 

Inductive Automation helps Madison-Kipp Corporation enhance efficiency

  • Case Study

Madison-Kipp Corporation (MKC), based in Madison, Wisconsin, makes precision machined aluminum die castings and subassemblies for the transportation, lawn & garden, and industrial markets. When it wanted to bring down costs and raise efficiency, MKC implemented Ignition by Inductive Automation

Manufacturers sensor-ing an opportunity

  • by Mark Howard
  • News

The automotive sensor market saw the highest growth in 2018, and the Research and Markets predicts the automotive sector will continue to dominate the sensor market until 2029. So, what can the wider manufacturing industry learn from this?

Embracing the Cloud for Labeling

  • by Josh Roffman
  • Feature

There are a host of advantages in adopting the SaaS model for business solutions such as labeling. Not surprisingly there is both a growing trend for companies to integrate labeling with their cloud-based enterprise applications as well as a distinct move to embrace cloud based labeling solutions.

HANNOVER MESSE announces postponement of 2020 event

  • News

HANNOVER MESSE 2020 has been postponed to the week of 13 to 17 July. Deutsche Messe AG is thus responding to global developments related to the Coronavirus.


Demystifying Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

  • by Louis Columbus
  • Feature

When it comes to digital transformation of industrial operations, drivers include workforce changes and customer needs and expectations. This article first appeared in AUTOMATION 2020 volume 1, February 2020.