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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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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).

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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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.

Flow Research releases Volume X: The World Market for Flowmeters, 7th Edition
June 17, 2019

Flow Research releases Volume X: The World Market for Flowmeters, 7th Edition

Volume X is a product that captures the growth in all the flow technologies, including Coriolis, ultrasonic, positive displacement, turbine, variable area, and other types.

Rockwell Automation announces standardized processes for cement producers
June 14, 2019

Rockwell Automation announces standardized processes for cement producers

The cement functions have been added to the Rockwell Automation PlantPAx DCS, allowing them to be integrated and utilized across all plant operations. The modern DCS uses a common automation platform for integration between critical areas of a cement plant, including process, power, information and safety control.

MCAA releases 2019 Annual Market Forecast
June 13, 2019

MCAA releases 2019 Annual Market Forecast

The Process Instrumentation and Automation market in the United States, valued at $13.9 Billion, is projected to grow 4.4 percent by 2023 to a total of $17.3 Billion.

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.

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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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

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.

Flow Research Study: Flow meter market projected to approach $8.8B by 2023
May 21, 2019

Flow Research Study: Flow meter market projected to approach $8.8B by 2023

Volume X is the result of a full year of research, and displays in one glance a comparison of the revenues, units sold, and compound annual growth rate for all the main types of flowmeters. No other study exists that provides this type of all-in-one view of the flowmeter market.

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.

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.

Global Training Solutions announces online Infrared Thermography Training Courses for Level I, II and III
April 05, 2019

Global Training Solutions announces online Infrared Thermography Training Courses for Level I, II and III

Course content has been prepared and written by a team of Subject Matter Experts who are Level 3 Certified Infrared Thermographers, each having over 20 years of professional experience.

CIRCOR Industrial Valves announces Rotable Critical Trim Refurbishment Program
March 06, 2019

CIRCOR Industrial Valves announces Rotable Critical Trim Refurbishment Program

The program replaces internal valve components to return valve function while restoring the removed parts for future use.

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.

International Society of Automation (ISA) announces publication of Situation Management for Process Control
February 28, 2019

International Society of Automation (ISA) announces publication of Situation Management for Process Control

Written by Douglas H. Rothenberg, Ph.D.,—an expert in alarm management and operator support technology—the book explores control room management as a discipline, focusing on the applicable tools, technology, and methodologies that foster safer, more effective control room functioning and improved industrial production.

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.

ISA announces release of Fluid Mechanics of Control Valves: How Valves Control Your Process
February 21, 2019

ISA announces release of Fluid Mechanics of Control Valves: How Valves Control Your Process

The book reflects the latest understanding of how fluid mechanics and acoustics affect control valve performance.

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.

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).

Graphic Produces introduces Best Practice Guide for Chemical Risk Assessment
February 06, 2019

Graphic Produces introduces Best Practice Guide for Chemical Risk Assessment

Professionals in any industry that work with or produce chemicals will learn how to identify, evaluate, and control chemical hazards to improve safety.

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.

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.

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.

Bronkhorst High-Tech BV announces FLUIDAT database of 1800 gas and liquid properties
December 21, 2018

Bronkhorst High-Tech BV announces FLUIDAT database of 1800 gas and liquid properties

This database, called FLUIDAT, is used by the company for configuration and calibration of its portfolio of flow meters and controllers, and for calculating pressure differences, valve seats, etc..

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.

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.

CC-Link Partner Association announces CC-Link IE TSN specification
November 27, 2018

CC-Link Partner Association announces CC-Link IE TSN specification

CC-Link IE TSN was developed to meet future market demands and has added Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) technology,which areadditional standards related to IEEE Ethernet,to integrate Operational Technology (OT) and IT while further strengthening performance and functionality.