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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.

FDT Flagship Brochure
March 04, 2019

FDT Flagship Brochure

The FDT Group offers an enabling technology Empowering the Intelligent Enterprise. Providing access to both legacy and modern control assets, it is a versatile solution for the new era of automation.

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FDT Technical Overview Brochure
March 04, 2019

FDT Technical Overview Brochure

This brochure provides an in-depth description of FDT; including an overview of the technology, historical development, practical applications of FDT in use and implementations, and so much more.

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Emerson announces opening of applications for 2019 ASCO Engineering Scholarship program
March 04, 2019

Emerson announces opening of applications for 2019 ASCO Engineering Scholarship program

Students seeking to submit a scholarship application must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program in an instrumentation, systems, electrical, mechanical, or automation engineering discipline at an accredited U.S. educational institution for the 2019/2020 academic year.

Advancing Automation: IIoT & Industry 4.0, Volume XIV
March 01, 2019

Advancing Automation: IIoT & Industry 4.0, Volume XIV

This ebook will take an in-depth look at several new technologies and how they are leveraging IIoT advances in fields such as robotics, batteries and control systems. Continuous increases in productivity, profitability and efficiency will also be highlighted in this issue.

exida announces two certification programs for system integrators
February 27, 2019

exida announces two certification programs for system integrators

The certifications are based on the IEC 62443-2-4 and IEC 62443-3-3 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 and cover the specific requirements for developing and designing secure systems.

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.

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) announces the Security Maturity Model (SMM) Practitioner’s Guide
February 25, 2019

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) announces the Security Maturity Model (SMM) Practitioner’s Guide

Building on concepts identified in the IIC Industrial Internet Security Framework published in 2016, the SMM defines levels of security maturity for a company to achieve based on its security goals and objectives as well as its appetite for risk

Softomotive announces Softomotive’s RPA Academy online learning portal
February 15, 2019

Softomotive announces Softomotive’s RPA Academy online learning portal

The Softomotive Academy is designed to improve the employability quotient of professionals and developers. It provides them with the opportunity to develop and deepen their RPA-focused skills which are in short supply at present as enterprises seek to accelerate their digitization efforts and improve productivity.

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.

Cyber Florida announces of Cyber Defense for SMBs resource
February 08, 2019

Cyber Florida announces of Cyber Defense for SMBs resource

With input from experts in academia, private industry, government, and the military, this guide offers guidance to help SMBs identify the most cost-effective cybersecurity best practices for their business.

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).

January 30, 2019

Altizon releases 2019 Smart Manufacturing ROI Almanac

The report analyzes expected cost savings, and ROI timelines in addition to highlighting the most prevalent IIoT use cases across the Automotive, Tire, Industrial Products, Metal, FMCG and Chemical industries.

Radiflow releases 'SCADA Attackers Taxonomy and Analysis' whitepaper
January 23, 2019

Radiflow releases 'SCADA Attackers Taxonomy and Analysis' whitepaper

In the company’s whitepaper, Radiflow explains that while the reporting on cybersecurity incidents and attack campaigns is on the rise, each reporting organization uses a different analysis methodology.

CIMdata announces 'Industry 4.0—A Regional Update' white paper
January 23, 2019

CIMdata announces 'Industry 4.0—A Regional Update' white paper

This paper offers an overview of the responses in five major global economies in which CIMdata delivers its annual PLM Market & Industry Forum: The United States, Germany, India, China, and Japan.

WoMaster releases 2019 Smart City Guide
January 15, 2019

WoMaster releases 2019 Smart City Guide

The 2019 Smart City Guide demonstrates a new approach to IIoT-based technologies from initial design of system-integration projects to cloud management and network control.

MTConnect Institute announces  OPC Unified Architecture for MTConnect Companion Specification Release Candidate (RC) 2.0.4
December 11, 2018

MTConnect Institute announces OPC Unified Architecture for MTConnect Companion Specification Release Candidate (RC) 2.0.4

The document is an overhaul and rewrite of RC 1.0.2 (2013) that incorporates current features and functions of MTConnect and OPC UA.

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.

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.

PLCopen releases version 2.0 of  Safety Specification Part 1
November 28, 2018

PLCopen releases version 2.0 of Safety Specification Part 1

The original document describes the functionalities as well as extensive state diagrams which add to the understanding, references to the applicable standards, description of error behavior, functional checks, and error codes, and identifies different programming levels.