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HEIDENHAIN introduces HIT 3.0 online CNC controls learning program
October 18, 2018

HEIDENHAIN introduces HIT 3.0 online CNC controls learning program

Replacing HIT 2.0, this online training program is launching a revised 3-axis machining learning program. With the new guided programming function, the user is able to gain realistic practice with Klartext programing and DIN/ISO programming within the learning packet.

Industrial Internet Consortium announces IIC Resource Hub
October 18, 2018

Industrial Internet Consortium announces IIC Resource Hub

The IIC Resource Hub references IIC resources including knowledge and expertise from IIC foundational documents, testbed insights, toolkits, demos and relationships with global standards and industry groups, and also provides actionable intelligence.

EdgeX Foundry announces EdgeX-enabled developer kits
October 18, 2018

EdgeX Foundry announces EdgeX-enabled developer kits

There will be two different kinds of dev kits - community and commercial. For options in the community track, the bill of materials will be purchased independently online, the code will be downloaded straight from a special repository on the project GitHub, and questions will be answered through forums like the EdgeX Rocket Chat.

IFR Report: Service Robot sales up 39 percent in 2018
October 18, 2018

IFR Report: Service Robot sales up 39 percent in 2018

The total number sold in this robot category rose by 85 percent (2017). Logistic systems show the strongest demand, accounting for 63 percent of the total units and 36 percent of the total sales (in value) of professional service robots. Prospects for service robots remain positive, as it is also a primary field for start-ups.

Bentley Systems releases iModel.js open-source library
October 17, 2018

Bentley Systems releases iModel.js open-source library

The iModel.js library is a collection of JavaScript packages that build on standards for modern cloud and web development.

Rockwell Automation launches State of the Industry: Your Guide to the Future of Smart Manufacturing podcast
October 15, 2018

Rockwell Automation launches State of the Industry: Your Guide to the Future of Smart Manufacturing podcast

The podcast discusses a range of topics with business and academia thought leaders – from how industrial technologies, such as blockchain, will transform supply chains to how academic and business partnerships address workforce and upskilling challenges.

exida releases Implementing IEC 62443: A Pragmatic Approach to Cybersecurity book
October 11, 2018

exida releases Implementing IEC 62443: A Pragmatic Approach to Cybersecurity book

This perspective is intended to help busy industry professionals get up to speed on the safety and cybersecurity lifecycle, keeping their facility safe from devastating cyberattacks using a straightforward, practical approach.

LNS Survey: Industrial companies using safety to increase profitability
October 08, 2018

LNS Survey: Industrial companies using safety to increase profitability

75 percent of industrial companies said they have seen operational improvements resulting from the use of advanced safety technology. Similarly, 60 percent of respondents said they have seen financial improvements resulting from the use of advanced safety technology.

Parker Hannifin releases Parker T-Slot Aluminum Design Architect software
October 05, 2018

Parker Hannifin releases Parker T-Slot Aluminum Design Architect software

Available as a free download on the Parker website, the software has been highlighted by Parker design centers, professional users, and DIYers for its interface, BOM generation, and quote capabilities.

Watlow introduces Watlow SELECT Visual Designer
October 03, 2018

Watlow introduces Watlow SELECT Visual Designer

Watlow’s Visual Designer uses pictures for product option menus and provides a constantly updated drawing of the product being configured. Users click on the features needed and watch them appear in the drawing.

Emerson releases Digital Transformation Roadmap
October 02, 2018

Emerson releases Digital Transformation Roadmap

The goal is to help companies use technology to reach Top Quartile performance, measured by optimized production, improved reliability, enhanced safety and minimized energy usage.

ISA announces ISA/IEC 62443-4-2-2018 standard
September 25, 2018

ISA announces ISA/IEC 62443-4-2-2018 standard

ISA/IEC 62443-4-2-2018, Security for Industrial Automation and Control Systems: Technical Security Requirements for IACS Components, provides the cybersecurity technical requirements for components that make up an IACS, specifically the embedded devices, network components, host components and software applications.

Will Manufacturers Ride the Servitization Wave to Greater Profitability?
September 21, 2018

Will Manufacturers Ride the Servitization Wave to Greater Profitability?

By Charles Rathmann, IFS
Servitization is driven in part by limited opportunity for many product-centric companies to grow in terms of product revenue and profits—due to factors like downward price pressure, volatile demand and increasing prices for inputs and raw materials.

exida announces IEC 62443 OEM software development course
September 07, 2018

exida announces IEC 62443 OEM software development course

The methods taught in the course are based on the IEC 62443-4-1 and IEC 62443-4-2 standards, which represent the expertise of a large group of global experts to reduce cyber vulnerabilities by laying a solid foundation of cyber defense mechanisms for automation system networks.

MSA introduces Apple iOS X/S Connect App for MSA ULTIMA X5000 and General Monitors S5000 gas monitors
September 04, 2018

MSA introduces Apple iOS X/S Connect App for MSA ULTIMA X5000 and General Monitors S5000 gas monitors

These detectors feature Bluetooth wireless technology and can now connect with MSA’s new Apple iOS X/S Connect App along with the previously released Android X/S Connect App.

Coordinate Metrology Society releases digital library of technical papers
September 04, 2018

Coordinate Metrology Society releases digital library of technical papers

Developed in partnership with Quality Digest, publisher of the Journal of the CMSCsince 2006, the periodicalis distributed twice a year in the Autumn and Spring by the Coordinate Metrology Society. Each issue devotes its pages to the finest white papers presented by industry professionals at the annual CMSC.

Advancing Automation: Manufacturing Software, Volume XI
August 31, 2018

Advancing Automation: Manufacturing Software, Volume XI

Automation.com has teamed with some of the leading innovators and providers of manufacturing software in order to deliver this in-depth guide to the variety of software options that drive different aspects of today’s manufacturing operations.

Novotek releases Reality of IIoT whitepaper
August 30, 2018

Novotek releases Reality of IIoT whitepaper

The company outlines the technologies available, and the value in using them, in its new industrial internet of things (IIoT) whitepaper.

InfinityQS Report: 64 Percent of manufacturers view budget as the main barrier to digital adoption
August 30, 2018

InfinityQS Report: 64 Percent of manufacturers view budget as the main barrier to digital adoption

Further, 59 percent cite lack of available resources, and 47 percent claim other business priorities as additional factors holding them back from their digital ambitions.

Siemens announces latest version of Siemens Converting Toolbox
August 30, 2018

Siemens announces latest version of Siemens Converting Toolbox

The Siemens Converting Toolbox has separate modules for each of the Siemens product categories typically found on converting machines, including SIMOTION motion controllers, SINAMICS drives and SIMATIC PLCs.