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USMTO Report: Manufacturing technology orders up 22 percent in first half of 2018
August 13, 2018

USMTO Report: Manufacturing technology orders up 22 percent in first half of 2018

The latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology showed that orders totaled $417 million for the month, down 14 percent compared to May’s totals, and sit at $2.55 billion for the year.

exida introduces ISA-18.2 / IEC 62682 Alarm Management certificate program
August 10, 2018

exida introduces ISA-18.2 / IEC 62682 Alarm Management certificate program

The AMP program will be offered in conjunction with the exida Academy Training course ALM 101: Introduction to Alarm Management Practices & Principles, which is offered generically or for specific control systems.

CC-Link Partner Association releases companion specification with the OPC Foundation to simplify information transfer
August 09, 2018

CC-Link Partner Association releases companion specification with the OPC Foundation to simplify information transfer

CLPA’s activity with the OPCF aims to expand its existing CSP+ (Control & Communication System Profile) technology from just describing individual devices and to apply it to complete machines and production lines. This is the key concept behind CSP+ for Machine.

Gartner releases 2018 Magic Quadrant for Integrated Risk Management
August 09, 2018

Gartner releases 2018 Magic Quadrant for Integrated Risk Management

The recently published Gartner Magic Quadrant evaluates multiple integrated risk management solution providers who serve the needs of security and risk management leaders across a spectrum of use cases.

Workcred releases Manufacturing Credentials Report
August 03, 2018

Workcred releases Manufacturing Credentials Report

The report, Examining the Quality, Market Value, and Effectiveness of Manufacturing Credentials in the United States, features recommendations for multiple stakeholders including manufacturers, credentialing organizations, educators, accreditors, and policymakers.

Watlow announces SELECT product guide
July 27, 2018

Watlow announces SELECT product guide

Watlow SELECT is a buying experience allowing customers to find products online and in Watlow catalogs, design the product to fit their application, readily access drawings and technical content and receive five days or less shipment on most products.

Bedrock Automation announces Industrial Control Systems Life Cycle Cost Analysis – Quantitative Evaluation whitepaper
July 18, 2018

Bedrock Automation announces Industrial Control Systems Life Cycle Cost Analysis – Quantitative Evaluation whitepaper

The whitepaper, Chapter Five: Industrial Control Systems Life Cycle Cost Analysis – Quantitative Evaluation, delineates 450 different factors that impact costs across the following six phases of the industrial control system (ICS) life cycle: engineering, installation, commissioning, maintenance, system, and cyber security.

Westfalia Technologies releases Automation and the Modern Bakery whitepaper
July 18, 2018

Westfalia Technologies releases Automation and the Modern Bakery whitepaper

In a white paper titled, “Automation and the Modern Bakery,” Westfalia discusses how implementing automation can help manufacturers of baked goods overcome challenges

CIMdata releases 'Connecting the Value Chain to Accelerate New Product Introduction' eBook
July 09, 2018

CIMdata releases 'Connecting the Value Chain to Accelerate New Product Introduction' eBook

This eBook confronts the trend toward engineering designs comprising a high percentage of procured-in content, and the organizational issues of cross-functional coordination especially between engineering and procurement.

ISA releases Safety Instrumented Systems: A Life-Cycle Approach book
July 09, 2018

ISA releases Safety Instrumented Systems: A Life-Cycle Approach book

Safety Instrumented Systems: A Life-Cycle Approach by Paul Gruhn, PE, CFSE, and Simon Lucchini, CFSE, MIEAust CPEng, leverages the performance and documentation requirements defined in the ISA/IEC 61511 functional process safety standard.

PLCopen announces SFC software construction guidelines
July 06, 2018

PLCopen announces SFC software construction guidelines

This document explains the advantages of Sequential Function Chart, SFC. This is a very expressive graphic formalism of the IEC 61131-3 standard. It is not considered a programming language as it needs other languages to express transition conditions and actions.

PLCopen releases version 2.0 of the Safety Specification Part 1
July 05, 2018

PLCopen releases version 2.0 of the Safety Specification Part 1

PLCopen Committees are working on two levels:
Standardization in the look and feel of safety function blocks
Integration of standard procedures in the development environment

Advancing Automation: Safety Innovations, Volume X
July 03, 2018

Advancing Automation: Safety Innovations, Volume X

Automation.com, always closely following new advances in safety trends and technologies, has worked with several industry leaders to compile our first ebook focused solely on safety.

Rockwell Automation announces Studio 5000 Application Code Manager application
June 28, 2018

Rockwell Automation announces Studio 5000 Application Code Manager application

The Studio 5000 Application Code Manager application provides a single place for engineers to access the content, build their applications and even test applications before they build a cabinet.

Kaspersky Survey: 3/4 of respondents concerned about ICS cybersecurity incident
June 26, 2018

Kaspersky Survey: 3/4 of respondents concerned about ICS cybersecurity incident

To gain a better understanding of the issues and opportunities faced by ICS organizations today, Kaspersky Lab and Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC – a CXP Group Company) conducted a survey of 320 global professionals with decision-making power on OT/ICS cybersecurity from 25 countries across the globe from April – May 2018.

Bacharach releases refrigerant leak reduction cost savings calculator
June 26, 2018

Bacharach releases refrigerant leak reduction cost savings calculator

The calculator will enable heavy users of commercial refrigerant such as supermarkets, cold storage facilities and food processing plants to evaluate the cost savings associated by reducing the amount of leaking refrigerant.

Womaster releases Bypass Technology explainer video
June 25, 2018

Womaster releases Bypass Technology explainer video

For the bypass demo, Layer 2 Managed M12 PoE switch MP310 and Layer 3 Managed M12 PoE switch MP614 were deployed in topology simulating onboard train network linear topology in train cars and train driver cabin.

Conveyco Technologies releases Warehouse Automation Guide
June 22, 2018

Conveyco Technologies releases Warehouse Automation Guide

The 12,000 word guide covers such topics as automation trends, KPI’s, robotics, labor availability, efficiency, AS/RS, G2P, poly-bags, safety, system maintenance, and more.

Integration Objects releases OPC UA Client Toolkit
June 22, 2018

Integration Objects releases OPC UA Client Toolkit

Integration Objects’ OPC UA .NET Client toolkit is a collection of libraries, classes and interfaces that allows programming of OPC UA Client applications using .NET framework

WERMA releases 'Signal Technology for Industry' guide
June 21, 2018

WERMA releases 'Signal Technology for Industry' guide

After a general introduction to the subject the reader is then given a detailed overview of the technicalities and functions of industrial signal devices. A detailed explanation of the different types of signals and their meaning together with the difference between the optical and audible signal devices is given.