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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.

AutomationDirect releases “Safety Components on Guard” white paper
July 26, 2019

AutomationDirect releases “Safety Components on Guard” white paper

This white paper offers an introduction to safety standards for guarding and protecting personnel; understanding safety fundamentals is critical to applying safety components properly.

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Advancing Automation: Manufacturing Software, Volume XVII
July 03, 2019

Advancing Automation: Manufacturing Software, Volume XVII

Automation.com has teamed with industrial innovators to showcase efficiency and productivity technologies within manufacturing operations. IoT gateways, cloudbased MES and more are covered in this Manufacturing Software ebook. It provides insight into what today’s plant operator needs to ensure the smooth integration of the old and the new in the connected and secure environment that is increasingly vital for industrial success.

IGEL releases info brief on developoing Linux OS-based devices at the edge
June 27, 2019

IGEL releases info brief on developoing Linux OS-based devices at the edge

The IDC InfoBrief finds that the digital worker’s demand for speed, collaboration and innovation has never been higher. This is compounded by the rapid growth of Millennials and Generation Z employees in the workforce.

Industrial Internet Consortium announces IIoT Maturity Assessment
June 24, 2019

Industrial Internet Consortium announces IIoT Maturity Assessment

The IIoT Maturity Assessment helps organizations become adopters of IIoT by guiding business managers through a range of questions about the adoption, usage and governance of IIoT within their organizations.

Balluff introduces online RFID configurator tool
June 14, 2019

Balluff introduces online RFID configurator tool

With Balluff’s online RFID configurator tool, users can select the product combinations required for configuring an RFID system to meet application needs.

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.

CIMdata releases 2019 CIMdata CAM Market Analysis Report
June 07, 2019

CIMdata releases 2019 CIMdata CAM Market Analysis Report

CIMdata estimates that based on end-user payments, the worldwide CAM software and related services market grew by 8.8% in calendar year 2018. The estimated end-user payments grew from $2.1 billion in 2017 to nearly $2.3 billion in 2018.

Thomson Industries announces availability of online selection tool
June 06, 2019

Thomson Industries announces availability of online selection tool

his addition to the Thomson website enables design engineers and system integrators to zero in on the right bearings for their applications in mere minutes.

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Yale Materials Handling announces safety resources ahead of 2019 National Forklift Safety Day
June 06, 2019

Yale Materials Handling announces safety resources ahead of 2019 National Forklift Safety Day

In recognition of the sixth annual National Forklift Safety Day on June 11, Yale is offering online resources to highlight the safety features of its lift truck power, robotics and telemetry solutions.

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CIMdata releases CIMdata 2019 Executive PLM Market Report
June 05, 2019

CIMdata releases CIMdata 2019 Executive PLM Market Report

This report provides an executive-level view of CIMdata's comprehensive analysis of the PLM market, with summary charts on the overall market and on specific PLM solution segments (including the chart below).

Infographic: AI’s Role in Today’s Society
June 04, 2019

Infographic: AI’s Role in Today’s Society

By TechJury
AI has come a long way over the last decade, and it’s always a treat to see its journey from being merely a fantasy to a technology that is easily accessible. Here’s a glimpse of the present and future state of AI shown through informative statistics.

Moxa announces support for the Open Platform Communications Foundation's United Architecture  Field Level Communications initiative
May 31, 2019

Moxa announces support for the Open Platform Communications Foundation's United Architecture Field Level Communications initiative

With the OPC UA FLC initiative, the OPC Foundation aims to build an open, standards-based communication solution for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) by extending the OPC UA machine-to-machine communication protocol from sensors in the field to IT systems or the cloud.

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.

exida announces ARCHx engineering tool
May 10, 2019

exida announces ARCHx engineering tool

The ARCHx system is comprised of the operating engine and several knowledge base plug-ins for specific technologies. The tool is used to guide architecture design reviews, both during the initial architecture design, when the basic design decisions are being made, but also for existing designs.

Opto 22 releases white paper on Edge Programmable Industrial Controllers
May 07, 2019

Opto 22 releases white paper on Edge Programmable Industrial Controllers

The white paper focuses on three main communication challenges: complexity, security, and expense. IIoT and other data-intensive automation applications typically require many steps and a lot of middleware: hardware, drivers, parsers, and custom software.

Advancing Automation: Safety Innovations, Volume XVI
May 07, 2019

Advancing Automation: Safety Innovations, Volume XVI

In order to help industrial organizations enhance their worker safety, Automation.com has produced their 2nd safety ebook to keep the entire workforce safe. This ebook is dedicated to promoting workplace safety strategies and new technologies. With articles and tips devoted to safety, this ebook has the tools and resources to help ensure an incident-free workplace.

exida announces ALM 102 online alarm management training course
April 30, 2019

exida announces ALM 102 online alarm management training course

This course allows students to achieve the exida Alarm Management Practitioner (AMP) certification, while learning at their own pace.

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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HorizonScan Study: Global Food Safety Issues Increasing for Manufacturers
April 18, 2019

HorizonScan Study: Global Food Safety Issues Increasing for Manufacturers

For manufacturers, the stakes have never been higher. Under FSMA regulations, failure to implement an effective supply chain risk management program could subject food companies and their officers to significant liability and even criminal charges.

AutomationDirect announces expansion of free online PLC training program
April 09, 2019

AutomationDirect announces expansion of free online PLC training program

The complete video training series encompasses various levels of training from entry level programming to advanced PLC functions and is available to anyone interested in learning about industrial controllers.

Applied Motion Products announces tools for Python language with its stepper and servo motors
March 15, 2019

Applied Motion Products announces tools for Python language with its stepper and servo motors

These new tools, including an application note and sample code, guide Python programmers in sending high-level motion commands, using Applied Motion’s Serial Command Language (SCL), to one or more axes of stepper and/or servo motors.

Ayehu announces launch of Automation Academy
March 15, 2019

Ayehu announces launch of Automation Academy

Ayehu’s Automation Academy demystifies automation and gives companies the power to transform, advance and compete in this new environment where traditional approaches to IT and business operations no longer suffice.

ABB Robotics announces series of training courses for paint robots and OmniCore controller
February 28, 2019

ABB Robotics announces series of training courses for paint robots and OmniCore controller

The paint robot course will be an instructor-led, five-day seminar with practical exercises to teach participants how to program a robot safely.

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.

Frost & Sullivan Report: Big Data technology driving proactive cybersecurity solutions
February 12, 2019

Frost & Sullivan Report: Big Data technology driving proactive cybersecurity solutions

Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Envisioning the Next-Generation Cybersecurity Practices, presents an overview of cybersecurity in enterprises and analyzes the drivers and challenges to the adoption of best practices in cybersecurity.

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.

Ponemon Institute releases study on Managing Safety, Security and Privacy in the Interconnected World of IT, OT and IIoT
February 07, 2019

Ponemon Institute releases study on Managing Safety, Security and Privacy in the Interconnected World of IT, OT and IIoT

The purpose of this study is to understand the concerns that organizations have for functional safety, cybersecurity and data privacy when there is a convergence of IT, operational technology (OT) and industrial internet of things (IIoT).

Kolabtree releases infographic highlighting AI-assisted products in healthcare
January 28, 2019

Kolabtree releases infographic highlighting AI-assisted products in healthcare

Consulting firm Frost & Sullivan has predicted a compound annual growth rate in the healthcare AI market of 40 per cent through 2021, largely because AI has the potential to improve healthcare outcomes by 30 to 40 per cent while halving treatment costs.

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.

PI releases Nanopositioning for Microscopy catalog
January 14, 2019

PI releases Nanopositioning for Microscopy catalog

Selecting the best drive technology for each application can become a tedious job for the microscope designer as well as the researcher. PI’s “Nanopositioning for Microscopy” brochure is designed to simplify this selection process with flow charts and application tables.

AutomationDirect announces free online PLC training
January 10, 2019

AutomationDirect announces free online PLC training

Due to the high demand and requests for training in the field of industrial automation, AutomationDirect is now offering unlimited access to selected Interconnecting Automation training series for anyone interested in learning about industrial controllers.

Advancing Automation: Sensors & Instruments, Volume XIII
December 27, 2018

Advancing Automation: Sensors & Instruments, Volume XIII

Automation.com has developed this ebook to serve as a guide to the latest instruments and sensors available to the automation community, as well as how other companies have already utilized new technologies to drive growth in their facilities. We've compiled articles from the technology experts and drivers, to provide this resource to keep you in the know with today's latest and greatest automation technologies.

NK Technologies releases 2019 product catalog
December 19, 2018

NK Technologies releases 2019 product catalog

The 2019 product catalog features performance data, sizes, specifications, and technical references for the company’s portfolio of current sensing switches, transducers, transformers, and ground fault protection products.

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.

EtherCAT Technology Group announces vendor-independent diagnosis interface
December 05, 2018

EtherCAT Technology Group announces vendor-independent diagnosis interface

The software-based interface can be implemented in controllers offered by any device manufacturer, which makes it an interesting feature to vendors of both master devices and diagnostic tools.

EU Automation releases '4.0 Sight – Digital industry around the world' book
November 28, 2018

EU Automation releases '4.0 Sight – Digital industry around the world' book

The book features interviews with industry experts from around the globe who give insight in to the future of manufacturing. The book is available to order in print.