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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.

FieldComm Group releases version 6.3.1 of the H1 Interoperability Test Kit in support of Standardized Connection Points
November 14, 2018

FieldComm Group releases version 6.3.1 of the H1 Interoperability Test Kit in support of Standardized Connection Points

By separating the PV from full integration, end users can get their process back online without the need for a Device Description (DD) or other engineering staff.

EXAIR releases Catalog 32 compressed air safety resource
November 13, 2018

EXAIR releases Catalog 32 compressed air safety resource

The expanded Catalog 32 introduces Super Air Scraper Nozzles, Soft Grip Super Air Scraper Safety Air Guns and Hazardous Location Cabinet Cooler Systems.

Clippard releases Precision Flow Controls catalog
November 09, 2018

Clippard releases Precision Flow Controls catalog

Clippard designs and manufacturers over 5,000 standard and custom products including electronic, control and isolation valves, cylinders, manifolds, FRLs, actuators, custom assemblies and much more.

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.

Vortec announces updates to online heat load calculator
November 07, 2018

Vortec announces updates to online heat load calculator

This online tool is designed for a range of industries and applications, including industrial/manufacturing, food, chemical, water and other processing environments, oil refining and petrochemical processing, and others that have become dependent on microprocessors, PLCs, and VFDs.

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

Advancing Automation: Control Systems, Volume XII
October 30, 2018

Advancing Automation: Control Systems, Volume XII

Automation.com has worked with several industry leaders to compile this Control Systems ebook, designed to help you stay up-to-date on the latest advancements in control system technology.

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.

Watlow introduces Watlow SELECT Visual Designer
October 03, 2018

Watlow introduces Watlow SELECT Visual Designer

Watlow’s Visual Designer uses pictures for product option menus and provides a constantly updated drawing of the product being configured. Users click on the features needed and watch them appear in the drawing.

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.

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.

MSA introduces Apple iOS X/S Connect App for MSA ULTIMA X5000 and General Monitors S5000 gas monitors
September 04, 2018

MSA introduces Apple iOS X/S Connect App for MSA ULTIMA X5000 and General Monitors S5000 gas monitors

These detectors feature Bluetooth wireless technology and can now connect with MSA’s new Apple iOS X/S Connect App along with the previously released Android X/S Connect App.

ABB releases digitalization guide for oil and gas operators
August 27, 2018

ABB releases digitalization guide for oil and gas operators

The guide suggests that building a digital strategy requires preparing and retraining executives, investing in talent, continually exploring the potential of digital, assessing and benchmarking current data architecture, working the data harder and greater collaboration throughout the supply chain.

USMTO Report: Manufacturing technology orders up 22 percent in first half of 2018
August 13, 2018

USMTO Report: Manufacturing technology orders up 22 percent in first half of 2018

The latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology showed that orders totaled $417 million for the month, down 14 percent compared to May’s totals, and sit at $2.55 billion for the year.

exida introduces ISA-18.2 / IEC 62682 Alarm Management certificate program
August 10, 2018

exida introduces ISA-18.2 / IEC 62682 Alarm Management certificate program

The AMP program will be offered in conjunction with the exida Academy Training course ALM 101: Introduction to Alarm Management Practices & Principles, which is offered generically or for specific control systems.

Gartner releases 2018 Magic Quadrant for Integrated Risk Management
August 09, 2018

Gartner releases 2018 Magic Quadrant for Integrated Risk Management

The recently published Gartner Magic Quadrant evaluates multiple integrated risk management solution providers who serve the needs of security and risk management leaders across a spectrum of use cases.

Watlow announces SELECT product guide
July 27, 2018

Watlow announces SELECT product guide

Watlow SELECT is a buying experience allowing customers to find products online and in Watlow catalogs, design the product to fit their application, readily access drawings and technical content and receive five days or less shipment on most products.

ISA releases Safety Instrumented Systems: A Life-Cycle Approach book
July 09, 2018

ISA releases Safety Instrumented Systems: A Life-Cycle Approach book

Safety Instrumented Systems: A Life-Cycle Approach by Paul Gruhn, PE, CFSE, and Simon Lucchini, CFSE, MIEAust CPEng, leverages the performance and documentation requirements defined in the ISA/IEC 61511 functional process safety standard.

PLCopen releases version 2.0 of the Safety Specification Part 1
July 05, 2018

PLCopen releases version 2.0 of the Safety Specification Part 1

PLCopen Committees are working on two levels:
Standardization in the look and feel of safety function blocks
Integration of standard procedures in the development environment

Advancing Automation: Safety Innovations, Volume X
July 03, 2018

Advancing Automation: Safety Innovations, Volume X

Automation.com, always closely following new advances in safety trends and technologies, has worked with several industry leaders to compile our first ebook focused solely on safety.

Rockwell Automation announces Studio 5000 Application Code Manager application
June 28, 2018

Rockwell Automation announces Studio 5000 Application Code Manager application

The Studio 5000 Application Code Manager application provides a single place for engineers to access the content, build their applications and even test applications before they build a cabinet.

Kaspersky Survey: 3/4 of respondents concerned about ICS cybersecurity incident
June 26, 2018

Kaspersky Survey: 3/4 of respondents concerned about ICS cybersecurity incident

To gain a better understanding of the issues and opportunities faced by ICS organizations today, Kaspersky Lab and Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC – a CXP Group Company) conducted a survey of 320 global professionals with decision-making power on OT/ICS cybersecurity from 25 countries across the globe from April – May 2018.

Bacharach releases refrigerant leak reduction cost savings calculator
June 26, 2018

Bacharach releases refrigerant leak reduction cost savings calculator

The calculator will enable heavy users of commercial refrigerant such as supermarkets, cold storage facilities and food processing plants to evaluate the cost savings associated by reducing the amount of leaking refrigerant.

Conveyco Technologies releases Warehouse Automation Guide
June 22, 2018

Conveyco Technologies releases Warehouse Automation Guide

The 12,000 word guide covers such topics as automation trends, KPI’s, robotics, labor availability, efficiency, AS/RS, G2P, poly-bags, safety, system maintenance, and more.

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions releases 2018 Catalog and Design Guide
June 19, 2018

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions releases 2018 Catalog and Design Guide

The catalog and design guide illustrates a range of products engineered for use as building blocks in linear motion assemblies depending on the customers’ application needs.

Siemens and Bentley Systems announce the Process Industries Academy
June 12, 2018

Siemens and Bentley Systems announce the Process Industries Academy

The Academy’s aim is to share best practice for plant engineering and operations. Academies are situated in the strategic locations of Karlsruhe, Germany (Siemens Process Automation World), Houston, Texas/USA (Bentley’s Digital Advancement Academy) and Shanghai, China (Siemens Process Industry Centre for Excellence) to support the global process industry.

Radiflow releases industrial cybersecurity app for the Palo Alto Application Framework
May 23, 2018

Radiflow releases industrial cybersecurity app for the Palo Alto Application Framework

Radiflow’s industrial cybersecurity app for the Palo Alto Networks Application Framework is based on the company’s iSID industrial Intrusion Detection System for ICS and SCADA networks. The iSID system performs ongoing mapping of the industrial assets and alerts on any anomalies in their behavior.

Fluke releases results of 2nd Calibration and Metrology Compensation Survey
May 17, 2018

Fluke releases results of 2nd Calibration and Metrology Compensation Survey

The survey included 17 questions about respondents’ geographic location; type of organization, industry, and lab; gender; job title; education and years of experience; salary; and workload.

Renishaw announces launch of additive manufacturing guide
May 08, 2018

Renishaw announces launch of additive manufacturing guide

The company will use the information hub to educate and inform customers and the engineering community using videos, case studies, feature articles, industry news and opinion pieces.

Watlow releases EZ-LINK mobile app
April 06, 2018

Watlow releases EZ-LINK mobile app

EZ-LINK is available free-of-charge from the Apple and Android app stores for phones and tablets, and provides access to the controller’s parameters with fully spelled out names in plain text with help topics that explain each parameter and option.

 Deloitte Study:  Manufacturers’ digital supply chain expectations outpace reality
April 04, 2018

Deloitte Study: Manufacturers’ digital supply chain expectations outpace reality

The survey of more than 200 manufacturing organizations found that 51 percent of respondents believe their DSN maturity is at least “above average” compared to competitors, yet only 28 percent have started implementing DSN solutions.

Asahi/America has releases 2018 version of Thermoplastic Valves, Actuation and Controls catalog
April 04, 2018

Asahi/America has releases 2018 version of Thermoplastic Valves, Actuation and Controls catalog

A resource for engineers, plant managers and distributors, this catalog provides customers with product specifications, dimensional information, Cv values, and pressure versus temperature ratings.

Global Market Insights Report: SCARA robots to see significant rise in next 5 years
April 03, 2018

Global Market Insights Report: SCARA robots to see significant rise in next 5 years

SCARA robots used in the automobile industry will cross over 33 thousand units by 2024. This can be credited to increasing usage in applications such as high-speed assembly and handling operations.