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VDMA OPC Machine Vision Initiative and OPC UA Foundation announce OPC UA demonstrator
November 15, 2019

VDMA OPC Machine Vision Initiative and OPC UA Foundation announce OPC UA demonstrator

As part of a joint project, members of the VDMA OPC Machine Vision Initiative together with the OPC UA Foundation, have developed a hardware demonstrator that includes the practical implementation of the "OPC UA for Machine Vision (OPC MV) Part 1 Companion Specification".

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.

Advancing Automation: Control Systems, Volume XX
November 04, 2019

Advancing Automation: Control Systems, Volume XX

Learn the latest from industry leaders on everything from open automation systems for packaging machines to specifying process control systems using IEC 62603 in this Control Systems edition of Advancing Automation from Automation.com.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.