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The Open Group Open Process Automation Forum releases Open Process Automation Business Guide
February 13, 2018

The Open Group Open Process Automation Forum releases Open Process Automation Business Guide

Aimed at helping industrial manufacturers increase productivity and customer satisfaction, the Forum will define standards for an open, interoperable, secure process automation architecture. The Business Guide expresses the motivation and vision for this architecture as a business imperative for both users and suppliers of industrial control systems.

Bedrock releases Bedrock SCADA Security Platform Specification for OPC UA
February 06, 2018

Bedrock releases Bedrock SCADA Security Platform Specification for OPC UA

By following the simple procedures outlined in the Bedrock SCADA Security Platform Specification, developers can upgrade any OPC UA compliant client into a secure OPC UA channel, across which users can exchange data between plant floor operations and SCADA applications.

Advancing Automation: Cybersecurity in Industrial Environments, Volume VII
January 30, 2018

Advancing Automation: Cybersecurity in Industrial Environments, Volume VII

To help arm companies against the threats, Automation.com has worked with the IoT experts at Cisco to provide you the latest edition of our Cybersecurity eBook, filled with detailed reads on the latest strategies and technologies to keep your industrial networks secured, and your company one step ahead of the hackers.

HARTING highlights importance of Gigabit Ethernet and CC-Link IE
January 30, 2018

HARTING highlights importance of Gigabit Ethernet and CC-Link IE

Harting is highlighting the role of Gigabit Ethernet through its portfolio of connection technology, including support for CC-Link IE, the gigabit industrial Ethernet version of the CC-Link fieldbus.

Tompkins Robotics releases explainer video for t-Sort automated sortation system
January 26, 2018

Tompkins Robotics releases explainer video for t-Sort automated sortation system

This robotic technology is designed help build supply chains. The design can accomplish volumes ranging from millions of units a day, to a small operation in the backroom of a supercenter or mall anchor store.

Festo and CADENAS announce launch of Festo Design Tool 3D Online
January 24, 2018

Festo and CADENAS announce launch of Festo Design Tool 3D Online

As of now, Festo customers can also use the Festo Design Tool 3D online, without installation or plug-in and independent of their browser. In addition, the web version is now integrated in the Festo product catalog under the category "Ready-to-install solutions".

PI releases 250 page catalog for mechatronic actuators and nanopositioning systems
January 18, 2018

PI releases 250 page catalog for mechatronic actuators and nanopositioning systems

Products covered in this catalog use PI’s in-house designed and manufactured Mars Rover-tested piezo ceramic actuators as their drive principle.

Control Station announces 2018 North America training services calendar
January 17, 2018

Control Station announces 2018 North America training services calendar

Control Station’s 2018 training services calendar currently lists a total of sixteen workshops scheduled in industrial centers across the United States and Canada. In particular the scheduled workshops target process manufacturers located throughout the Great Lakes, Gulf and Pacific Northwest regions.

Edmund Optics announces Laser Optics Lab video series
January 11, 2018

Edmund Optics announces Laser Optics Lab video series

The first five videos, each approximately three minutes or less in duration, explain the fundamentals of laser optics including specifications, product types, and coating methods.

ISA and Beamex announce free webinar: How to Document Safety Instrumented Systems Inspections and Tests
January 04, 2018

ISA and Beamex announce free webinar: How to Document Safety Instrumented Systems Inspections and Tests

The webinar, which will be held from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., EST on 31 January, will feature three automation experts: Paul Gruhn, Global Functional Safety Consultant at aeSolutions; Ned Espy, Technical Director at Beamex; and Roy Tomalino, Calibration Engineer at Beamex.

Advancing Automation, Cloud Analytics, Volume VI
December 19, 2017

Advancing Automation, Cloud Analytics, Volume VI

This eBook is designed to serve as a resource showing organizations both the technologies that can help them efficiently leverage all the data that their facilities have to offer, as well as strategies to fully connect and secure your systems in the process.

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FieldComm Group announces version 1.1 of the FDI Technical Specifications and version 1.2.1 of the FDI Development Tools
December 18, 2017

FieldComm Group announces version 1.1 of the FDI Technical Specifications and version 1.2.1 of the FDI Development Tools

The latest version provides additional cyber security measures to FDI by enabling time stamping on FDI Device Package signatures and sandbox environments for UIPs to run in.

CLPA announces OPC UA companion specification for CSP+ for Machine technology
December 18, 2017

CLPA announces OPC UA companion specification for CSP+ for Machine technology

CSP+ for Machine is an extension of the CLPA’s existing “CSP+” (Control & Communication System Profile) that provides network configuration and maintenance by offering profiles that describe each device on a CC-Link IE or CC-Link network.

Bentley Institute Press releases Plain Language BIM print and eBook versions
December 18, 2017

Bentley Institute Press releases Plain Language BIM print and eBook versions

Plain Language BIM is written for beginners and for those with experience with BIM strategies to ensure all professionals are thoroughly prepared to be part of industry efforts focused on advancing BIM.

Advancing Automation: Solving Pressure Calibration Problems, Volume V
December 13, 2017

Advancing Automation: Solving Pressure Calibration Problems, Volume V

This e-book, sponsored by Fluke, discusses the difficulties seen in traditional methods of pressure calibration and shows how to take advantage of the technologies, which solve these pain points. See how the new Fluke 729 Automatic Pressure Calibrator can both simplify these difficult calibration tasks, improve the results and integrity of pressure calibrations and automatically document the results.

Mitsubishi Electric announces CNC Dealer Locator tool
December 07, 2017

Mitsubishi Electric announces CNC Dealer Locator tool

Through the new CNC Dealer Locator, customers can find dealers or OEMs by location or by OEM or dealer name. Once identified on the CNC Dealer Locator, the dealer or OEM can help the customer find the right CNC machine for their needs.

Honeywell Survey: Low adoption of cybersecurity measures still plagues industry
December 06, 2017

Honeywell Survey: Low adoption of cybersecurity measures still plagues industry

The survey polled 130 strategic decision makers from industrial companies about their approach to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and their use of industrial cyber security technologies and practices.

OPC Foundation publishes Recommendations for Secure Configuration and Operation of OPC UA brochure
December 05, 2017

OPC Foundation publishes Recommendations for Secure Configuration and Operation of OPC UA brochure

Written for busy professionals, this brochure is designed to help readers understand what OPC UA security has to offer and how to best use it.

HMS Industrial Networks announces eWON eCatcher Mobile remote access solution
December 01, 2017

HMS Industrial Networks announces eWON eCatcher Mobile remote access solution

By connecting an eWON Cosy or Flexy router to a machine, it is possible to access and control the machine via the cloud service eWON Talk2. eWON users can then access Talk2M in a secure way from a computer using the eCatcher software. It is available for free for iOS and Android.

Sercos introduces Sercos-on-a-Stick live demo system
December 01, 2017

Sercos introduces Sercos-on-a-Stick live demo system

Sercos International offers a means to evaluate the Sercos SoftMaster. Within minutes, Sercos-on-a-Stick converts almost every x86 based PC to a Sercos Master Test System, making it possible to realize real-time communication without hardware extensions