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Sectigo releases series of educational resources on quantum computing
October 02, 2019

Sectigo releases series of educational resources on quantum computing

To help enterprises prepare for the implications of quantum computing, Sectigo, a commercial Certificate Authority (CA) and a provider of purpose-built and automated PKI management solutions, has created a broad set of 15 educational resources for security industry professionals in the form of a whitepaper, podcast episodes and transcriptions, and articles.

HMS Networks announces '5G: Is the Industry ready?' whitepaper
October 02, 2019

HMS Networks announces '5G: Is the Industry ready?' whitepaper

The whitepaper from HMS Networks provides an overview of the industry’s opinions towards 5G technology as an emerging trend and future standard in the manufacturing and industrial automation industry.

Report: Medical Device Manufacturers, Others Benefit from New Assembly Machines
September 27, 2019

Report: Medical Device Manufacturers, Others Benefit from New Assembly Machines

Because both manual and automated assembly lines improve productivity, efficiency and quality of manufacturing while reducing labor costs and cycle time, the market for new assembly machines is expected to grow 27% by 2025, according to recent research by Global Market Insights.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) releases NEMA CPSP 3-2019 Cyber Hygiene Best Practices Part 2 white paper
September 18, 2019

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) releases NEMA CPSP 3-2019 Cyber Hygiene Best Practices Part 2 white paper

This paper describes how electroindustry manufacturers and their customers can work together to improve the level of cybersecurity through industry best practices and guidelines.

IFR Report: Robot investment reaches  16.5 billion USD record in 2018
September 18, 2019

IFR Report: Robot investment reaches 16.5 billion USD record in 2018

The World Robotics report presented by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) shows an annual global sales value of 16.5 billion USD in 2018 – a new record. 422,000 units were shipped globally in 2018 - an increase of 6 percent compared to the previous year.

Advancing Automation: Industrial Cybersecurity Volume XIX
September 17, 2019

Advancing Automation: Industrial Cybersecurity Volume XIX

In this Industrial Cybersecurity eBook from Automation.com, we focus on the latest insights and initiatives changing the landscape of cybersecurity. From the formation of the new Global Cybersecurity Alliance organization to a call for applying automation techniques to industrial cybersecurity alarm floods, OT and IT professionals are collaborating and learning from each other like never before.

HMS Networks releases whitepaper: 5G: Is the Industry ready?
September 09, 2019

HMS Networks releases whitepaper: 5G: Is the Industry ready?

The whitepaper from HMS Networks provides an overview of the industry’s opinions towards 5G technology as an emerging trend and future standard in the manufacturing and industrial automation industry

Proofpoint Report: 99% of cyberattacks require human interaction to execute
September 09, 2019

Proofpoint Report: 99% of cyberattacks require human interaction to execute

The report, based on an 18-month analysis of data collected across Proofpoint’s global customer base, spotlights attack trends to help organizations and users stay safe.

Valcor releases white paper on surge pressure mitigation devices
August 28, 2019

Valcor releases white paper on surge pressure mitigation devices

This paper presents a trade study that compares four devices: an orifice, a venturi, a flow fuse, and a flow fuse with a dashpot (slow closing).

ISA publishes guidelines for optimizing HMI usability and performance
August 22, 2019

ISA publishes guidelines for optimizing HMI usability and performance

The International Society of Automation's first American National Standard on HMI, ANSI/ISA-101.01-2015, Human Machine Interfaces for Process Automation Systems, covers the philosophy, design, implementation, operation, and maintenance of HMIs for process automation systems.

CIMdata releases PLM Geography Analysis report
August 21, 2019

CIMdata releases PLM Geography Analysis report

The PLM market grew to $47.8 billion overall in 2018 (9.4% growth over 2017). For 2018, EMEA had 33.4% of the PLM market, with the Americas at 37.8%, and Asia-Pacific with 28.8%.

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Festo helps Kentucky community college establish program to prepare women for manufacturing and Industry 4.0 careers
August 21, 2019

Festo helps Kentucky community college establish program to prepare women for manufacturing and Industry 4.0 careers

Owensboro Community and Technical College (OCTC), a recipient of a $2.85 million-dollar grant from the Kentucky Work Ready Skills Initiative (KWRSI), has invested in a innovation lab to prepare students for the future of work by giving them a real-world glimpse into advanced manufacturing and Industry 4.0 careers.

ProComSol announces creation of ProComSol Instrumentation Scholarship Program
August 21, 2019

ProComSol announces creation of ProComSol Instrumentation Scholarship Program

Interested candidates should visit https://www.procomsol.com/scholarship_application which has the requirements and the application form. The deadline for submission is November 1, 2019 with the award announced on December 1, 2019.

aeSolutions and SANS Institute partner to create ICS Cybersecurity Training Course
August 20, 2019

aeSolutions and SANS Institute partner to create ICS Cybersecurity Training Course

The ICS Cybersecurity for Managers course was developed specifically for managers and supervisors in the industry, particularly those who need to have a solid grasp of OT cybersecurity principles, regulations, standards and best practices but don’t have the time or the necessity to take in-depth technical courses.

Fluid Components International (FCI) announces registration open for Product Knowledge Workshop
August 20, 2019

Fluid Components International (FCI) announces registration open for Product Knowledge Workshop

This workshop is designed to provide customers training on FCI thermal dispersion mass flow meters, flow switches, and level switches.

Balluff introduces online Machine Vision configurator tool
August 20, 2019

Balluff introduces online Machine Vision configurator tool

Users start by inputting basic physical parameters including working distance and image size and the configurator filters selections of cameras, lenses, filters, lighting devices and accessories to only those tested and proven to work together.

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AutomationDirect releases “Pneumatics: A Practical Guide” ebook
August 15, 2019

AutomationDirect releases “Pneumatics: A Practical Guide” ebook

This updated eBook is intended for users who want to broaden their knowledge of pneumatic components, circuits and systems.

Frost & Sullivan Report: Industrial Valves and Actuators market set to surpass $7 billion by 2024
August 01, 2019

Frost & Sullivan Report: Industrial Valves and Actuators market set to surpass $7 billion by 2024

The primary factors driving the $5.8 billion market towards $7.05 billion by 2024 include an increased focus on automation across industries to improve operational efficiencies and initiatives like Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Game4Automation introduces 3D CAD drawings for virtual commissioning
July 31, 2019

Game4Automation introduces 3D CAD drawings for virtual commissioning

The original data of the manufacturers is based on the eCATALOGsolutions technology by CADENAS and can be integrated directly into Game4Automation as a free development framework for visualization, virtual commissioning, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) in automated environments.

McKinsey Study: Packaging industry generating about $900 billion in annual revenues
July 31, 2019

McKinsey Study: Packaging industry generating about $900 billion in annual revenues

McKinsey found that after more than a decade lagging the industrial sector, packaging solutions improved operational performance with a 2 percent EBITDA margin expansion. Companies used capital more efficiently and realized higher revenue growth, which contributed to a 2.2 percent compound annual growth rate from 2013 through 2017.