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Indoor Autonomous Mobile Robots : A Maturity Framework
April 10, 2017

Indoor Autonomous Mobile Robots : A Maturity Framework

By Aethon
As the market for robots evolves and these devices are used in new ways, it becomes important to look at what it means to be an autonomous mobile service robot and evaluate the differences relative to the terms "autonomous" and "mobile."

What is a Cloud  Serialization and  Traceability Solution?
April 05, 2017

What is a Cloud Serialization and Traceability Solution?

The core principles of a Level 4 system make it uniquely positioned to deliver data sharing capability up, down, and across the supply chain.

Industry 4.0 and Cybersecurity: Managing Risk in an Age of Connected Production
March 27, 2017

Industry 4.0 and Cybersecurity: Managing Risk in an Age of Connected Production

This new Deloitte study outlines the strategies that businesses must take to build cybersecurity efforts into their larger business plan and untimely protect their operations and their customers.

March 24, 2017

DIN Rail Power Supplies: Users benefit most from optimised basic functions

By Bernhard Erdl, PULS GmbH
The fourth industrial revolution is extremely power-hungry. Due to increasing networking and continuous information exchange in production technology, power requirements as well as the importance of machine availability are ever increasing.

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March 24, 2017

DIN-rail power supplies for railway applications

By Christoph Frodl, PULS
Train travellers and commuters want one thing above all else from the railway: Reliability. This expectation is also passed on by the railway company to its suppliers, right through to the manufacturers of individual components, such as power supply units.

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Insights on Digital Transformation
March 23, 2017

Insights on Digital Transformation

By Statseeker,
The reality is total adoption of IIoT is a ways off and users today need to start the digital transformation for their enterprise to reap benefits before the total technological integration.

Four Common Sources of Inaccuracy in Sensor Measurements
March 21, 2017

Four Common Sources of Inaccuracy in Sensor Measurements

By CAS Dataloggers
This White Paper from CAS DataLoggers addresses four measurement accuracy issues in the order of most to least common.

Alphabet Soup: Understanding IoT Acronyms and How to Compare Them
March 21, 2017

Alphabet Soup: Understanding IoT Acronyms and How to Compare Them

By Matt Smith, Cortet Engineering
This article will aim to help your decision-making process by explaining the existing technologies and attempting to demystify the ocean of IoT protocols.

Top 10 Considerations when Implementing OPC UA
March 20, 2017

Top 10 Considerations when Implementing OPC UA

Matrikon's downloadable OPC whitepaper discusses how vendors can enable their new and existing products with OPC technology to compete on the IIoT/Industrie 4.0 landscape

Benefits of Intelligent Valve Actuation in Low Temperature Environments
March 17, 2017

Benefits of Intelligent Valve Actuation in Low Temperature Environments

By Rotork
With the current emphasis in the oil and gas industry on unmanned, remotely operated sites, often utilising renewable energy sources in harsh and challenging environments, capitalising on the functionality and energy saving benefits of IQ3 technology has never been more important.

Digitalization 101: The Means to a Successful Enterprise Outcome
March 17, 2017

Digitalization 101: The Means to a Successful Enterprise Outcome

By Rajiv Sivaraman, Siemens
Digitalization may find its way into the dictionary as a homonym, for all its multiple meanings, but it has already found its way into boardroom agenda. Are you on board with digitalization?

The Advantages of Using Flow Meters to Reduce Pressure Drop
March 16, 2017

The Advantages of Using Flow Meters to Reduce Pressure Drop

By Dave Grumney, FLO-CORP
Plant operators rely on plant air pressures to maintain properly working equipment and systems. This article discusses how industrial engineers can optimize air flow systems through smart measurement

Run Time Monitoring Using a dataTaker Data Logger
March 13, 2017

Run Time Monitoring Using a dataTaker Data Logger

By CAS Dataloggers
This latest Technical Article will outline how to configure a Series 3 dataTaker DT8x Data logger to monitor runtime.

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InfinityQS whitepaper presents alternative to enterprise 'firefighting'
March 08, 2017

InfinityQS whitepaper presents alternative to enterprise 'firefighting'

By InfinityQS
By moving out of “firefighting” mode and into a proactive, data-driven mindset, quality professionals can solve problems more quickly—or even prevent them in the first place.

Safety Instrumentation Simplified: The case for a hybrid safety transmitter
February 28, 2017

Safety Instrumentation Simplified: The case for a hybrid safety transmitter

By Wil Chin and Rick Frauton, United Electric Controls
While there remains considerable variation in the quality of the sub-system infrastructure, there is increasing awareness of the risk, cost of ownership and sustainability of the Safety Instrumented System (SIS).

Closing the Loop on Manufacturing Error-proofing with MES
February 28, 2017

Closing the Loop on Manufacturing Error-proofing with MES

By Anthony Borges, PINpoint Information Systems
Considering that quality and efficiency are the life blood of any manufacturing company, closing the loop on error-proofing is not only important but often ignored.

The Future of Smart Parking
February 23, 2017

The Future of Smart Parking

By mySCADA
This whitepaper discusses the smart cities of the future and how IoT technologies can enable smart parking among other advancements

Bar Code Detection 101
February 07, 2017

Bar Code Detection 101

By Leuze electronic
This whitepaper discusses the fundamentals of barcode reading. Automated processes have made barcode reading more efficient for multiple industries

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PULS helps ASM boost power efficiency
February 06, 2017

PULS helps ASM boost power efficiency

ASM Assembly Systems has been using PULS standard power supplies for many years. A completesolution was designed for the power supply of ASM‘s SIPLACE SX4 speed module.

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Wireless Switches & Sensors - New Control Possibilities
January 20, 2017

Wireless Switches & Sensors - New Control Possibilities

By Steute USA
Clearly, wireless technology has been widely accepted and embraced in the industrial community. This has resulted in the development and introduction of a number of robust, reliable digital contact and non-contact switches, sensors and related accessories.