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Rockwell Automation and Cisco release several Converged Plantwide Ethernet network design guides
April 20, 2018

Rockwell Automation and Cisco release several Converged Plantwide Ethernet network design guides

The guides are intended give companies best practices for wired and wireless network architectures when deploying cloud and mobile industrial IoT solutions. The free resources are the latest addition to the Converged Plantwide Ethernet (CPwE) program.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) releases version 1.1 of its Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity
April 19, 2018

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) releases version 1.1 of its Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity

The framework was developed with a focus on industries vital to national and economic security, including energy, banking, communications and the defense industrial base.

MTConnect Institute releases Version 1.4.0 of the MTConnect standard
April 12, 2018

MTConnect Institute releases Version 1.4.0 of the MTConnect standard

This version expands the “Devices,” “Streams,” and “Interfaces” models, adds many new data items, and includes edits for clarity and usability.

Watlow releases EZ-LINK mobile app
April 06, 2018

Watlow releases EZ-LINK mobile app

EZ-LINK is available free-of-charge from the Apple and Android app stores for phones and tablets, and provides access to the controller’s parameters with fully spelled out names in plain text with help topics that explain each parameter and option.

 Deloitte Study:  Manufacturers’ digital supply chain expectations outpace reality
April 04, 2018

Deloitte Study: Manufacturers’ digital supply chain expectations outpace reality

The survey of more than 200 manufacturing organizations found that 51 percent of respondents believe their DSN maturity is at least “above average” compared to competitors, yet only 28 percent have started implementing DSN solutions.

Asahi/America has releases 2018 version of Thermoplastic Valves, Actuation and Controls catalog
April 04, 2018

Asahi/America has releases 2018 version of Thermoplastic Valves, Actuation and Controls catalog

A resource for engineers, plant managers and distributors, this catalog provides customers with product specifications, dimensional information, Cv values, and pressure versus temperature ratings.

Global Market Insights Report: SCARA robots to see significant rise in next 5 years
April 03, 2018

Global Market Insights Report: SCARA robots to see significant rise in next 5 years

SCARA robots used in the automobile industry will cross over 33 thousand units by 2024. This can be credited to increasing usage in applications such as high-speed assembly and handling operations.

MDT Software announces Safeguarding Plant Automation webinar series
March 30, 2018

MDT Software announces Safeguarding Plant Automation webinar series

The first webinar will take place on Thursday, April 19 at 2:00pm eastern time. The series will feature information intended to help manufacturers and utility providers learn how they can protect operations from downtime and errors that can result from unmanaged automation program changes.

Micro-Epsilon 2018 Measurement Guide
March 23, 2018

Micro-Epsilon 2018 Measurement Guide

Micro-Epsilon is a group of companies with different priority strategies focusing on sensor technology. As well as on sensors for displacement, distance, position, color and temperature, we also focus on surface inspection systems.

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Northrop Grumman announces STAAR Aerospace STEM Summer Camp for UK Students
March 19, 2018

Northrop Grumman announces STAAR Aerospace STEM Summer Camp for UK Students

The STAAR summer camp is an immersive, week-long residential programme for Year 10 students who demonstrate an interest in, or aptitude for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

OTTO Motors releases OTTO Industrial API
March 09, 2018

OTTO Motors releases OTTO Industrial API

The OTTO Industrial API connects self-driving vehicles to existing automation systems and processes, providing integration of OTTO with standardized integrations with industry-standard software and protocols.

Advancing Automation: IIoT and Industry 4.0, Volume VIII
March 08, 2018

Advancing Automation: IIoT and Industry 4.0, Volume VIII

This eBook will look at some of the complex barriers that are currently hindering IIoT efficiency as well as discuss ways, in which to overcome them.

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NEMA releases new guide for Permanent Magnet Motors
March 08, 2018

NEMA releases new guide for Permanent Magnet Motors

This guide covers general-purpose synchronous motors without excited rotor windings, and provides design metrics for polyphase alternating-current permanent magnet motors rated 500 horsepower and less.

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ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) announces “Consulting Engineering Essentials” course
March 08, 2018

ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) announces “Consulting Engineering Essentials” course

The course “Consulting Engineering Essentials” taking place on March 29 in New Orleans, provides an overview of ownership responsibilities and offers insights to help develop project engineers into well-rounded consulting engineers.

WoMaster releases series of IIoT Cyber Security training videos
March 05, 2018

WoMaster releases series of IIoT Cyber Security training videos

WoMaster held Cyber Security training for its partners to demonstrate how they can provide a complete protection of IIoT network according to ISASecure - IEC 62443-4-2 from currently existing threats

PLCopen releases 3rd edition of the IEC 61131-3 standard, version 1.01 for comments
March 05, 2018

PLCopen releases 3rd edition of the IEC 61131-3 standard, version 1.01 for comments

With the 3rd edition of the IEC 61131-3 standard and some additional wishes from the implementers, an update was needed. The final version 1.01 will have the major changes in Table 26 – Mapping IEC 61131-3 elementary datatypes to OPC UA built in datatypes, which in addition contains a new column with a NodeID for each type , and in Table 39 – Numeric Identifiers for IEC 61131-3 defined nodes.

Mitsubishi Electric Automation announces series of how-to videos for CNC products
March 01, 2018

Mitsubishi Electric Automation announces series of how-to videos for CNC products

The CNC Quick Tip videos provide answers to frequently asked questions about various CNC functions. The first videos in the series address the layout of Mitsubishi controls, customizing counters on the monitor page, and performing a program search using an SD card, memory or HDD.

VMA Report: Slight Growth for U.S. Valve Industry in 2018
February 27, 2018

VMA Report: Slight Growth for U.S. Valve Industry in 2018

The U.S. industrial valve industry will see growth of 1.45% in valve shipments in 2018, a rate that brings the value of those shipments up to $4.615 billion for the year. That rate of growth is slightly behind 2017 when it was 1.89%, which translated to shipments worth $4.549 billion.

Association for Advancing Automation (A3) reports record growth in North American robotics
February 26, 2018

Association for Advancing Automation (A3) reports record growth in North American robotics

The North American robotics, machine vision and motion control markets continue to set new records. This was the tone as The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) revealed its annual report on automation and robotics market statistics.

IDEC announces release of WindEDIT Lite app for iOS and Android devices
February 23, 2018

IDEC announces release of WindEDIT Lite app for iOS and Android devices

With the WindEDIT Lite app, users can monitor any PLC parameter, and change set points and other values. Data register, input, output, timer and counter values can be monitored and controlled using the standard Dialog Interface.