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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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Rockwell Automation adds motor-control components to SCCR selection tool
June 13, 2016

Rockwell Automation adds motor-control components to SCCR selection tool

The Global Short-Circuit Current Rating (SCCR) Selection Tool helps machine builders select the right combination of panel components to meet UL electrical standards.

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Hardwiring and Connecting in UL 508 Applications: FAQ
May 20, 2016

Hardwiring and Connecting in UL 508 Applications: FAQ

Harting has released a new FAQ on its connectors certified for use in UL 508 applications to help engineers understand how they can reap the benefits of connectors in their control cabinets and switchgear equipment.

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Fiber Optic Center releases industry glossary
May 02, 2016

Fiber Optic Center releases industry glossary

The FOC Glossary includes Acronyms and Military Specifications for Connectors in addition to the General Terms and Definition section. The goal is to make it easier to both reference and understand common industry terms and definitions.

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Electrical Instruments in Hazardous Locations, Fourth Edition - $85.00
April 27, 2016

Electrical Instruments in Hazardous Locations, Fourth Edition - $85.00

By: Ernest Magison
An encyclopedia of electrical safety, this classic book features expanded treatment of theory and principles to provide a foundation for addressing some of the questions that arise when no standard or regulation exists.

NK Technologies publishes power products catalog
January 02, 2016

NK Technologies publishes power products catalog

Catalog contains current, voltage and power solution guide for industrial and factory automation markets

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December 10, 2015

Phoenix Contact releases product app

Free app provides information about Phoenix Contact’s products.

R Stahl offers EC 60309 Plugs & Sockets Selection Guide website
December 08, 2015

R Stahl offers EC 60309 Plugs & Sockets Selection Guide website

Site assists customers in finding a suitable IEC 60309 plug connector for specific applications.

NEMA Publishes Electrical Standards & Products Guide
November 16, 2015

NEMA Publishes Electrical Standards & Products Guide

The 2016 Edition has a comprehensive listing of NEMA electrical standards as well as an extensive directory of manufacturers and their products.

Harting Offers VideoCall Expert Service
October 15, 2015

Harting Offers VideoCall Expert Service

Harting now offers live support through their VideoCall service.

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Mencom offers private labeling for panel interface connectors
September 08, 2015

Mencom offers private labeling for panel interface connectors

The part is labeled with client’s part number and company info, so when the end user needs a replacement, or wants additional parts, they will be contacting the OEM.

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Helukabel publishes aluminum cable catalog
August 25, 2015

Helukabel publishes aluminum cable catalog

The catalog discusses the advantages and special characteristics related to the use of aluminum cables, and provides important facts that might facilitate a switch.

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August 03, 2015

NEMA Publishes Circuit Breaker white paper

What is the Purpose of a Molded Case Circuit Breaker? NEMA ABP 6-2015 explains.