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ISA announces release of Safety Instrumented System Design: Techniques and Design Verification book
September 14, 2017

ISA announces release of Safety Instrumented System Design: Techniques and Design Verification book

Starting with a description of the entire SLC process, the authors illustrate the advantages and importance of performance-based design, from conceptual design to design verification.

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Phoenix Contact announces series of PROFINET one-day training workshops
September 11, 2017

Phoenix Contact announces series of PROFINET one-day training workshops

Phoenix Contact, Renesas, and Siemens will host several one-day training workshops where attendees will have the opportunity to create a PROFINET device in less than three hours with the Renesas TPS-1

Wood Group releases ProGHG greenhouse gas reporting application
September 06, 2017

Wood Group releases ProGHG greenhouse gas reporting application

ProGHG has been developed by Wood Group’s specialist technical solutions business in Houston, and provides an enterprise-level application that automates data collection, integration and validation, and emission calculations up to automated reporting.

SoftDEL launches BACnet Stack with Protocol Revision 18
August 30, 2017

SoftDEL launches BACnet Stack with Protocol Revision 18

SoftDEL expands its BACnet stack portfolio by making a state-of-the-art BACnet stack with protocol revision 18 available to OEMs within building automation ecosystem.

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Opto 22 announces OptoPartners IoT Certification program
August 21, 2017

Opto 22 announces OptoPartners IoT Certification program

This program is designed to address a specific need as Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), or Industry 4.0 applications and projects proliferate.

Bedrock announces free online training for Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
August 21, 2017

Bedrock announces free online training for Integrated Development Environment (IDE)

Initially developed to train Bedrock end users and partners in programming applications to the IEC 61131-3 standard, the software and the IDE can be used to build PLC, DCS, and SCADA RTU applications that are cryptographically authenticated to the Bedrock platform.

Sercos announces availability of open source Sercos SoftMaster Ethernet master software
August 18, 2017

Sercos announces availability of open source Sercos SoftMaster Ethernet master software

Bosch Rexroth has made the Sercos SoftMaster available as free open source software on SourceForge.net. They also offer a free Sercos-on-a-Stick livesystem--a complete stand-alone demo Sercos driver package on a USB thumb drive. This includes the SoftMaster based on Intime Distributed RTOS from TenAsys Corporation, and a test application.

Automation Federation introduces new automation explanation video for students
August 10, 2017

Automation Federation introduces new automation explanation video for students

The video is designed to serve as a great resource to share with the younger generation, particularly those in middle and high schools who are exploring potential career paths. It can also serve as a resource for those individuals looking to transition into a new field.

Advancing Automation: Cybersecurity Insights, Volume III
July 27, 2017

Advancing Automation: Cybersecurity Insights, Volume III

Whether you work in IT, OT, management, maintenance, or sit on the board of a multi-national manufacturing corporation, this eBook has valuable information that you need to know in order to actively secure your organization and ensure that the inevitable future cyber attacks are met with a stronger defense.

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Advancing Automation: Key Trends & Predictions for IIoT, Volume II
July 27, 2017

Advancing Automation: Key Trends & Predictions for IIoT, Volume II

This eBook, sponsored by Sciemetric Instruments, will discuss how IoT is driving manufacturing, how digital technologies are generating mountains of previously unseen data to enhance decision making, the current evolution of digital business models as seen in the modern enterprise, where IIoT will take us in the future, and much more.

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Advancing Automation: The Value IIoT brings to industrial and manufacturing enterprises, Volume I
July 27, 2017

Advancing Automation: The Value IIoT brings to industrial and manufacturing enterprises, Volume I

Automation.com has compiled this Advancing Automation eBook, to show you real examples of how some organizations are already leveraging the advanced technologies and finding multi-level value from the IIoT. Our intent is to help you determine how the Industrial Internet of Things can bring real value to your organization.

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Cisco 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report
July 19, 2017

Cisco 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report

In these reports, Cisco intends to alert defenders to the increasing sophistication of threats and the techniques that adversaries use to compromise users, steal information, and create disruption.

ISA releases Calibration Handbook of Measuring Instruments
July 19, 2017

ISA releases Calibration Handbook of Measuring Instruments

The Calibration Handbook of Measuring Instruments by Alessandro Brunelli, an expert in the measurement and automation of industrial processes, helps guide and manage industrial process measurement

RS Component announces sponsorship of 'Kids Invent Stuff' YouTube channel
July 18, 2017

RS Component announces sponsorship of 'Kids Invent Stuff' YouTube channel

The objective of the channel is to provide primary school aged children with the chance to engage with real engineering projects. Each month, children submit their ideas for inventions to solve a different challenge. One idea is then chosen, built and tested on camera.

May U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report shows gaining strength
July 17, 2017

May U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report shows gaining strength

May orders were up 3.1 percent over April, and 21.8 percent over May 2016. Automotive customers made some significant orders in the month, and continued investment from machine shops indicates that manufacturers are seeking additional capacity.

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Sigfox Vs LoRaWAN Vs NB-IoT Vs.......a $40 billion arms race
July 14, 2017

Sigfox Vs LoRaWAN Vs NB-IoT Vs.......a $40 billion arms race

By Dr David Pugh, IDTechEx
The new report from IDTechEx Research, Low Power Wireless Networks 2017-2027, gives an independent and comprehensive analysis of the wireless networking ecosystem covering a range of technologies, using both licensed and unlicensed spectrum to communicate.

CREST Report: Pressing need to improve cybersecurity in ICS environments
July 10, 2017

CREST Report: Pressing need to improve cybersecurity in ICS environments

The report highlights a number of challenges and suggests that more technical security testing has a significant role to play in ensuring higher levels of security assurance are met.

Robotiq releases Collaborative Robots Buyer’s Guide eBook
July 06, 2017

Robotiq releases Collaborative Robots Buyer’s Guide eBook

Manufacturers who are thinking about adding a robot to their production floor will have a clear view of what’s available. Those who plan on expanding automation in their factory will see which model would fit best.

AutomationDirect introduces embedded video help for Do-More BRX PLC
July 06, 2017

AutomationDirect introduces embedded video help for Do-More BRX PLC

Video help has been incorporated into the instruction set of Do-more! Designer. Over 50 instructional videos are currently available with new ones being added as they become available.

Dataforth introduces 2017-18 product catalog
July 05, 2017

Dataforth introduces 2017-18 product catalog

Dataforth’s 326-page 2017 Full-Line Product Catalog provides the most up-to-date information and specifications for all Dataforth signal conditioning, data acquisition, and data communication products – including detailed descriptions, block diagrams, specifications, and ordering information for all modules in the MAQ20 family.