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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.

CIMdata announces schedule for 2019 PLM Leadership Certificate Program
November 21, 2018

CIMdata announces schedule for 2019 PLM Leadership Certificate Program

The program, which may be taken as a 3-day or 5-day program, is appropriate for industrial companies that are considering PLM or are already implementing PLM, and to PLM solution providers.

Positive Technologies releases PT ISIM freeView Sensor free ICS monitoring solution
November 09, 2018

Positive Technologies releases PT ISIM freeView Sensor free ICS monitoring solution

Intended for basic ICS security monitoring, this version is free of charge and easy to configure. No special technical knowledge is needed. Downloading and getting started with PT ISIM freeView Sensor takes minutes.

exida announes IEC 62443-2-4 system integration certification courses
November 09, 2018

exida announes IEC 62443-2-4 system integration certification courses

The certifications are based on the IEC 62443-2-4 and IEC 62443-3-3 standards, which lay a foundation of cyber defense mechanisms for automation system networks and cover the specific requirements for developing and designing secure systems.

Famic Technologies and Koganei releases pneumatic catalog for Automation Studio
November 05, 2018

Famic Technologies and Koganei releases pneumatic catalog for Automation Studio

This catalogue has been specifically developed to support automation and manufacturing markets and includes products of Koganei, a user and reseller of Automation Studio

Exida announces FSE 211 – IEC 61508 – 'An Introduction to Functional Safety' self-paced training course
October 29, 2018

Exida announces FSE 211 – IEC 61508 – 'An Introduction to Functional Safety' self-paced training course

The course provides a comprehensive overview of the IEC 61508 requirements needed to ensure functional safety for electrical/electronic and programmable electronic systems.

HEIDENHAIN introduces HIT 3.0 online CNC controls learning program
October 18, 2018

HEIDENHAIN introduces HIT 3.0 online CNC controls learning program

Replacing HIT 2.0, this online training program is launching a revised 3-axis machining learning program. With the new guided programming function, the user is able to gain realistic practice with Klartext programing and DIN/ISO programming within the learning packet.

Industrial Internet Consortium announces IIC Resource Hub
October 18, 2018

Industrial Internet Consortium announces IIC Resource Hub

The IIC Resource Hub references IIC resources including knowledge and expertise from IIC foundational documents, testbed insights, toolkits, demos and relationships with global standards and industry groups, and also provides actionable intelligence.

EdgeX Foundry announces EdgeX-enabled developer kits
October 18, 2018

EdgeX Foundry announces EdgeX-enabled developer kits

There will be two different kinds of dev kits - community and commercial. For options in the community track, the bill of materials will be purchased independently online, the code will be downloaded straight from a special repository on the project GitHub, and questions will be answered through forums like the EdgeX Rocket Chat.

Rockwell Automation launches State of the Industry: Your Guide to the Future of Smart Manufacturing podcast
October 15, 2018

Rockwell Automation launches State of the Industry: Your Guide to the Future of Smart Manufacturing podcast

The podcast discusses a range of topics with business and academia thought leaders – from how industrial technologies, such as blockchain, will transform supply chains to how academic and business partnerships address workforce and upskilling challenges.

exida releases Implementing IEC 62443: A Pragmatic Approach to Cybersecurity book
October 11, 2018

exida releases Implementing IEC 62443: A Pragmatic Approach to Cybersecurity book

This perspective is intended to help busy industry professionals get up to speed on the safety and cybersecurity lifecycle, keeping their facility safe from devastating cyberattacks using a straightforward, practical approach.

LNS Survey: Industrial companies using safety to increase profitability
October 08, 2018

LNS Survey: Industrial companies using safety to increase profitability

75 percent of industrial companies said they have seen operational improvements resulting from the use of advanced safety technology. Similarly, 60 percent of respondents said they have seen financial improvements resulting from the use of advanced safety technology.

Emerson releases Digital Transformation Roadmap
October 02, 2018

Emerson releases Digital Transformation Roadmap

The goal is to help companies use technology to reach Top Quartile performance, measured by optimized production, improved reliability, enhanced safety and minimized energy usage.

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.

Will Manufacturers Ride the Servitization Wave to Greater Profitability?
September 21, 2018

Will Manufacturers Ride the Servitization Wave to Greater Profitability?

By Charles Rathmann, IFS
Servitization is driven in part by limited opportunity for many product-centric companies to grow in terms of product revenue and profits—due to factors like downward price pressure, volatile demand and increasing prices for inputs and raw materials.

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.

Coordinate Metrology Society releases digital library of technical papers
September 04, 2018

Coordinate Metrology Society releases digital library of technical papers

Developed in partnership with Quality Digest, publisher of the Journal of the CMSCsince 2006, the periodicalis distributed twice a year in the Autumn and Spring by the Coordinate Metrology Society. Each issue devotes its pages to the finest white papers presented by industry professionals at the annual CMSC.