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Interact Analysis releases The Low Voltage AC Motor Drives Market – 2019 report
November 11, 2019

Interact Analysis releases The Low Voltage AC Motor Drives Market – 2019 report

The research shows that growth in the intralogistics and materials handling sector has led to increased demand for decentralised and motor mounted drives, leading them to show the strongest growth over the five-year forecast period out of all seven product types covered.

NK Technologies releases Ground Fault Considerations Tech Guide
November 08, 2019

NK Technologies releases Ground Fault Considerations Tech Guide

The Ground Fault Considerations Tech Guide covers a wide range of topics and includes a selection guide, as well as a variety of case studies and application examples.

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.

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.

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.

NEMA publishes NEMA SPD 1.1-2019 Part 1—Surge Protective Device Specification Guide for Low-Voltage Power Distribution Systems
June 10, 2019

NEMA publishes NEMA SPD 1.1-2019 Part 1—Surge Protective Device Specification Guide for Low-Voltage Power Distribution Systems

This guide is the first in a series intended to provide guidance on the evaluation, specification, and use of surge protective devices (SPD) deployed in low-voltage power distribution system applications.

Fluke announces online safety resources for National Safety Month
May 23, 2019

Fluke announces online safety resources for National Safety Month

Making a mistake while working on a high-energy electrical system can cause serious injury to anyone who fails to take the right safety precautions. In anticipation of National Safety Month in June, Fluke is highlighting its safety content to create more awareness of its free online resources to improve workplace safety.

AutomationDirect releases Basic Pneumatic Circuits white paper
April 23, 2019

AutomationDirect releases Basic Pneumatic Circuits white paper

This white paper examines pneumatic design best practices and presents four basic pneumatic circuits commonly used in machine automation.

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SEMI announces SEMI Works industry talent initiative
February 25, 2019

SEMI announces SEMI Works industry talent initiative

The holistic program is designed to improve the industry’s image and provide educational programs for all age groups across the education continuum.

Cressall releases enclosure design infographic
February 07, 2019

Cressall releases enclosure design infographic

The guide aims to support design engineers as well as resistor end users across all industries to understand the requirements of their power resistor enclosure.

igus introduces free tool for automated dresspack configuration
January 24, 2019

igus introduces free tool for automated dresspack configuration

The selection process for components can be time-consuming and error-prone, but the igus configurator enables designers to find the right system based on the triflex R energy chain from igus.

IDTechEx Report: Piezoelectrics Key to IoT and Power from Roads?
December 10, 2018

IDTechEx Report: Piezoelectrics Key to IoT and Power from Roads?

This 241 page report has a comprehensive Executive Summary and Conclusions for those with limited time. 10 primary conclusions are presented then infograms with data.

United Electric Controls announces beta test for WirelessHART Vanguard Gas Detectors
December 06, 2018

United Electric Controls announces beta test for WirelessHART Vanguard Gas Detectors

Beta testers of the ammonia and carbon monoxide detectors receive up to fifty percent discount on the first three ammonia or carbon monoxide Vanguard detectors they purchase.

Vortec announces updates to online heat load calculator
November 07, 2018

Vortec announces updates to online heat load calculator

This online tool is designed for a range of industries and applications, including industrial/manufacturing, food, chemical, water and other processing environments, oil refining and petrochemical processing, and others that have become dependent on microprocessors, PLCs, and VFDs.

Advancing Automation: Control Systems, Volume XII
October 30, 2018

Advancing Automation: Control Systems, Volume XII

Automation.com has worked with several industry leaders to compile this Control Systems ebook, designed to help you stay up-to-date on the latest advancements in control system technology.

ISA announces ISA/IEC 62443-4-2-2018 standard
September 25, 2018

ISA announces ISA/IEC 62443-4-2-2018 standard

ISA/IEC 62443-4-2-2018, Security for Industrial Automation and Control Systems: Technical Security Requirements for IACS Components, provides the cybersecurity technical requirements for components that make up an IACS, specifically the embedded devices, network components, host components and software applications.

exida announces IEC 62443 OEM software development course
September 07, 2018

exida announces IEC 62443 OEM software development course

The methods taught in the course are based on the IEC 62443-4-1 and IEC 62443-4-2 standards, which represent the expertise of a large group of global experts to reduce cyber vulnerabilities by laying a solid foundation of cyber defense mechanisms for automation system networks.

Advancing Automation: Manufacturing Software, Volume XI
August 31, 2018

Advancing Automation: Manufacturing Software, Volume XI

Automation.com has teamed with some of the leading innovators and providers of manufacturing software in order to deliver this in-depth guide to the variety of software options that drive different aspects of today’s manufacturing operations.

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.

Radiflow releases industrial cybersecurity app for the Palo Alto Application Framework
May 23, 2018

Radiflow releases industrial cybersecurity app for the Palo Alto Application Framework

Radiflow’s industrial cybersecurity app for the Palo Alto Networks Application Framework is based on the company’s iSID industrial Intrusion Detection System for ICS and SCADA networks. The iSID system performs ongoing mapping of the industrial assets and alerts on any anomalies in their behavior.

Advancing Automation: Cybersecurity, Volume IX
May 11, 2018

Advancing Automation: Cybersecurity, Volume IX

Automation.com has compiled a new edition of the Cybersecurity eBook to deliver the necessary information needed to ensure the strongest possible safeguards for any facility and facilitate future planning to keep one step ahead of the next cyberattack.

NEMA releases Cyber Hygiene Best Practices whitepaper
May 10, 2018

NEMA releases Cyber Hygiene Best Practices whitepaper

The whitepaper outlines industry best practices and guidelines for electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers to raise their level of cybersecurity sophistication in manufacturing facilities and engineering processes.

ISA publishes third edition of A Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge
May 08, 2018

ISA publishes third edition of A Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge

This release has been updated to reflect the continuing evolution of digital technologies and their impact on automation processes as well as automation standards in such areas as alarm management, HMI design and operational technology cybersecurity.

MDT Software announces Safeguarding Plant Automation webinar series
March 30, 2018

MDT Software announces Safeguarding Plant Automation webinar series

The first webinar will take place on Thursday, April 19 at 2:00pm eastern time. The series will feature information intended to help manufacturers and utility providers learn how they can protect operations from downtime and errors that can result from unmanaged automation program changes.

IDEC announces release of WindEDIT Lite app for iOS and Android devices
February 23, 2018

IDEC announces release of WindEDIT Lite app for iOS and Android devices

With the WindEDIT Lite app, users can monitor any PLC parameter, and change set points and other values. Data register, input, output, timer and counter values can be monitored and controlled using the standard Dialog Interface.

ABB and CADENAS partner to enhance ABB's flip catalog for the SNK series terminal blocks
February 19, 2018

ABB and CADENAS partner to enhance ABB's flip catalog for the SNK series terminal blocks

The customers and interested parties can browse through all available terminal blocks and can also access intelligent, technical product information such as 3D CAD models, PDF data sheets, product videos or other websites with a click

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.

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.

NI announces release of NI Trend Watch 2018
October 04, 2017

NI announces release of NI Trend Watch 2018

The report examines the technological advances propelling our future faster than ever before along with some of the biggest challenges engineers face looking ahead to 2018.

Eaton announces VFD online training program
September 29, 2017

Eaton announces VFD online training program

Created by Eaton experts in VFD technology and application, the program supplements basic product understanding through self-guided and instructor-led training and includes commissioning classes.

ISA announces Fundamentals of Industrial Process Measurement & Control (FG05M) now available in modular format
June 22, 2017

ISA announces Fundamentals of Industrial Process Measurement & Control (FG05M) now available in modular format

FG05M, an overview course that provides technicians, engineers and managers the basic understanding of industrial process measurement and control and a foundation for communicating with other control systems professionals, is now offered in a training format that delivers the same valuable information in small, computer-based chunks.

Honeywell Process Solutions introduces UniSim eLearn connected-learning solution
March 28, 2017

Honeywell Process Solutions introduces UniSim eLearn connected-learning solution

Part of the Honeywell Connected Plant intiative, UniSim eLearn is hosted in the cloud and revolutionizes access to operator training simulation (OTS). It’s a key tool in delivering effective operator competency management.

ISA releases iOS app to calculate process variables and loop signals
March 15, 2017

ISA releases iOS app to calculate process variables and loop signals

The tool is at users' fingertips on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, and it allows the user to choose from a variety of engineering units (like pressure, temperature, level, or flow) and process signals (like 4–20 mA or 1–5 VDC) for the calculations.

CIMdata releases eBook on capital project success for EPCs
February 22, 2017

CIMdata releases eBook on capital project success for EPCs

This eBook presents CIMdata's perspective on the use of open standards, notably ISO 15926, to improve interoperability, and the application of integrated project execution and integration construction planning techniques to improve project efficiency.

Fluke announces Motor and Drive Troubleshooting course
January 09, 2017

Fluke announces Motor and Drive Troubleshooting course

The Fluke Motor and Drive Troubleshooting Course delivers critical knowledge so maintenance professionals can gain the practical diagnostic skills needed to better understand motor/drive system health.

WSCAD releases expanded electrical CAD data library
December 01, 2016

WSCAD releases expanded electrical CAD data library

Over 140,000 updated parts, data and new records were added in 2016, including several from manufacturers such as BALLUFF, DRAGO, Phoenix Contact, and Siemens.

NEMA releases revised version of NEMA MG 1 Motors and Generators guide
September 26, 2016

NEMA releases revised version of NEMA MG 1 Motors and Generators guide

NEMA MG 1 addresses new U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) regulations that require motor manufacturers to comply with efficiency targets. The new rule requires most induction motors from 1 to 500 hp to meet the premium efficiency levels appearing in NEMA MG 1.

MicroPower Direct releases glossary of power conversion terms
August 10, 2016

MicroPower Direct releases glossary of power conversion terms

MicroPower Direct's free power conversion glossary contains 19 pages and 800 definitions of terms associated with a range of power technologies and produces.

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NEMA publishes NEMA ABP 1-2016 Selective Coordination of Low-Voltage Circuit Breakers
July 28, 2016

NEMA publishes NEMA ABP 1-2016 Selective Coordination of Low-Voltage Circuit Breakers

The purpose of this paper is to provide guidance to engineers regarding the National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements for selective coordination.

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