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Ocean Data Systems announces release of Dream Report 5 R19.3
November 01, 2019

Ocean Data Systems announces release of Dream Report 5 R19.3

Major features focus on enhancing connectivity to two vendors, Rockwell Automation and Siemens. In the previous release, Dream Report delivered FactoryTalk Historian Data connectivity.

Chubb announces enhancements to Chubb Cyber Index
October 24, 2019

Chubb announces enhancements to Chubb Cyber Index

The tool also offers cost analysis, insights on cyber insurance limits and deductibles, and an estimated incident costs calculator that helps organizations better understand how to protect themselves against current and emerging cyber threats.

CyberX releases 2020 Global IoT/ICS Risk Report
October 22, 2019

CyberX releases 2020 Global IoT/ICS Risk Report

The data illustrates that IoT/ICS networks and unmanaged devices are soft targets for adversaries. Some of the top findings noted that these networks have outdated operating systems (71 percent of sites), use unencrypted passwords (64 percent) and lack automatic antivirus updates (66 percent).

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.

HMS Networks announces '5G: Is the Industry ready?' whitepaper
October 02, 2019

HMS Networks announces '5G: Is the Industry ready?' whitepaper

The whitepaper from HMS Networks provides an overview of the industry’s opinions towards 5G technology as an emerging trend and future standard in the manufacturing and industrial automation industry.

Report: Medical Device Manufacturers, Others Benefit from New Assembly Machines
September 27, 2019

Report: Medical Device Manufacturers, Others Benefit from New Assembly Machines

Because both manual and automated assembly lines improve productivity, efficiency and quality of manufacturing while reducing labor costs and cycle time, the market for new assembly machines is expected to grow 27% by 2025, according to recent research by Global Market Insights.

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.

Advancing Automation: Industrial Cybersecurity Volume XIX
September 17, 2019

Advancing Automation: Industrial Cybersecurity Volume XIX

In this Industrial Cybersecurity eBook from Automation.com, we focus on the latest insights and initiatives changing the landscape of cybersecurity. From the formation of the new Global Cybersecurity Alliance organization to a call for applying automation techniques to industrial cybersecurity alarm floods, OT and IT professionals are collaborating and learning from each other like never before.

HMS Networks releases whitepaper: 5G: Is the Industry ready?
September 09, 2019

HMS Networks releases whitepaper: 5G: Is the Industry ready?

The whitepaper from HMS Networks provides an overview of the industry’s opinions towards 5G technology as an emerging trend and future standard in the manufacturing and industrial automation industry

Proofpoint Report: 99% of cyberattacks require human interaction to execute
September 09, 2019

Proofpoint Report: 99% of cyberattacks require human interaction to execute

The report, based on an 18-month analysis of data collected across Proofpoint’s global customer base, spotlights attack trends to help organizations and users stay safe.

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.

CIMdata releases PLM Geography Analysis report
August 21, 2019

CIMdata releases PLM Geography Analysis report

The PLM market grew to $47.8 billion overall in 2018 (9.4% growth over 2017). For 2018, EMEA had 33.4% of the PLM market, with the Americas at 37.8%, and Asia-Pacific with 28.8%.

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Festo helps Kentucky community college establish program to prepare women for manufacturing and Industry 4.0 careers
August 21, 2019

Festo helps Kentucky community college establish program to prepare women for manufacturing and Industry 4.0 careers

Owensboro Community and Technical College (OCTC), a recipient of a $2.85 million-dollar grant from the Kentucky Work Ready Skills Initiative (KWRSI), has invested in a innovation lab to prepare students for the future of work by giving them a real-world glimpse into advanced manufacturing and Industry 4.0 careers.

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.

aeSolutions and SANS Institute partner to create ICS Cybersecurity Training Course
August 20, 2019

aeSolutions and SANS Institute partner to create ICS Cybersecurity Training Course

The ICS Cybersecurity for Managers course was developed specifically for managers and supervisors in the industry, particularly those who need to have a solid grasp of OT cybersecurity principles, regulations, standards and best practices but don’t have the time or the necessity to take in-depth technical courses.

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.

McKinsey Study: Packaging industry generating about $900 billion in annual revenues
July 31, 2019

McKinsey Study: Packaging industry generating about $900 billion in annual revenues

McKinsey found that after more than a decade lagging the industrial sector, packaging solutions improved operational performance with a 2 percent EBITDA margin expansion. Companies used capital more efficiently and realized higher revenue growth, which contributed to a 2.2 percent compound annual growth rate from 2013 through 2017.

Advancing Automation: IIoT and Industry 4.0,  Volume XVIII
July 26, 2019

Advancing Automation: IIoT and Industry 4.0, Volume XVIII

Smart manufacturing is about quickly and easily adapting manufacturing capabilities to where they’re needed based market demands. Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are ways forward toward that goal, enabling new industrial landscapes. Explore a range of tools and techniques from some of industry’s IoT leaders in this sponsored ebook from Automation.com.

Helios Gear Products announces 2019 Regional Gear School
July 26, 2019

Helios Gear Products announces 2019 Regional Gear School

This school will be held September 25, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. This September 25th seminar will be a one-day introduction to parallel axis gear manufacturing

ABB introduces ABB eFinder portal
July 18, 2019

ABB introduces ABB eFinder portal

The ABB eFinder portal works to simplify the process of locating inventory from ABB’s selection of products used for connection and transmission of electrical power.

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.

Rockwell Automation announces expansion of Threat Detection Services
June 28, 2019

Rockwell Automation announces expansion of Threat Detection Services

To help prevent incidents and combat the unpredictable threats that cause them, industrial companies around the world can now manage cyber risk in their operations using the Rockwell Automation Threat Detection Services powered by the Claroty threat detection platform.

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.

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.

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).

MFGWatch 2019 Manufacturing Report:  44% of manufacturers to invest in workforce and new technology in 2019
May 31, 2019

MFGWatch 2019 Manufacturing Report: 44% of manufacturers to invest in workforce and new technology in 2019

The MFGWatch 2019 Manufacturing Report was based on a survey completed by both sourcing professionals and custom manufacturers who have used the MFG.com Global Custom Manufacturing Marketplace to expand their supply chain and win business.

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.

On Demand Webinar: Remotely Configure Connectivity for Improved Security and Efficiency
May 29, 2019

On Demand Webinar: Remotely Configure Connectivity for Improved Security and Efficiency

In this webinar, Kepware and JPI introduce the KEPServerEX Configuration API and discuss two advanced use cases that allowed JPI to quickly implement critical connectivity for their customer’s operations

PEAK_System releases Bit Rate Calculation Tool for iOS, Android, and Windows
May 23, 2019

PEAK_System releases Bit Rate Calculation Tool for iOS, Android, and Windows

The free tool determines the register values of a CAN, CAN FD, or SJA1000 controller for user-defined CAN and CAN FD bit rates. In addition, the result list can be adjusted using various parameters such as clock frequencies and sample point.

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.

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.

Advancing Automation: Cybersecurity, Volume XV
April 09, 2019

Advancing Automation: Cybersecurity, Volume XV

This eBook includes security roadmaps and resources in order to ensure an active and successful cyber defense strategy for any organization.

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.

IHS Markit releases “Energy Efficiency in Industry” report
March 18, 2019

IHS Markit releases “Energy Efficiency in Industry” report

There are four of the key trends noted in the IHS Markit “Energy Efficiency in Industry” report, which includes industry case studies for smart metering, energy storage, motors, and switchgea

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.

ISASecure Webinar: IEC-62443 - An Introduction to the Global Automation Cybersecurity Standard
March 12, 2019

ISASecure Webinar: IEC-62443 - An Introduction to the Global Automation Cybersecurity Standard

This webinar will introduce the various parts of IEC 62443 and explain applicability of each part using examples from the process industry, discrete manufacturing, building controls, and robotics. The certification infrastructure and process will also be presented.