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Expanded CIP security for improved productivity

ODVA has released the first round of specification enhancements to its technologies for 2019, which included specific enhancements to The EtherNet/IP specification, inclu...
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Siemens and SAS to deliver AI-embedded IoT analytics for edge and cloud

Siemens Digital Industries Software and SAS have announced a partnership that will help companies create new IoT edge and cloud-enabled solutions by applying SAS and open...

Emerson acquires KNet Software

Emerson has acquired KnowledgeNet (KNet) software from Integration Objects. KNet’s analytics application software is designed to accelerate digital transformation initiat...

News Archive

  1. 01/04/2019 Emerson adds hybrid and discrete solutions to its portfolio

    The addition of a new portfolio of PLCs – part of Emerson’s acquisition of General Electric Co.’s Intelligent Platforms group – has allowed the company to offer more end-to-end automation solutions for its traditional process control customers.

  2. 22/03/2019 Industry-first cybersecurity certification issued

    Emerson has received the industry’s first ISASecure System Security Assurance (SSA) Level 1 certification for cybersecurity for its latest DeltaV distributed control system (DCS).

  3. 22/03/2019 UK machine vision events focus on AI-based and 3D image processing

    Industrial camera manufacturer IDS is running Industrial Vision Days in the UK at the National Space Centre, Leicester on 14th May 2019 and HMS Belfast, London 16th May 2019.

  4. 18/03/2019 Certification for industrial cyber security experts

    TÜV Rheinland has launched a new personnel certification program to address the demand for cybersecurity expertise in the operational technology (OT) and industrial security sector.

  5. 18/03/2019 20,000 autonomous mobile robots shipped in 2018

    More than 20,000 autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) were shipped in 2018. This is double the number sold the year before, according to the results of Interact Analysis’ quarterly mobile robot market tracker.

  6. 11/03/2019 FieldComm Group completes liaison with the Open Group Open Process Automation forum

    FieldComm Group and the Open Group Process Automation Forum have completed a liaison agreement to leverage FieldComm Group specifications within the OPAF ‘standard of standards’.

  7. 11/03/2019 ADLINK partners with Google Cloud to offer IoT ready solutions

    ADLINK Technology, a provider of Edge Computing solutions, has partnered with Google Cloud to integrate ADLINK’s hardware and software solutions with Google Cloud IoT offerings, providing customers with an easy path to added business value by harnessing and analysing critical operational data.

  8. 11/03/2019 Outage planning portal developed for Power Networks

    Cyient has been chosen to execute a project for UK Power Networks – the UK’s largest electricity distribution network operator.

  9. 04/03/2019 IEC 60034-23 explained

    Dr Martin Killeen outlines the requirements of the international repair, overhaul and reclamation of rotating equipment standard IEC 60034-23:2018, and highlights how it impacts on the repair provider and the end user.

  10. 25/02/2019 RS Components introduces industrial frequency converters from Rexroth

    RS Components has introduced a frequency converter from Rexroth that is said to deliver potential energy savings of up to 80% across industrial and automation applications.

  11. 25/02/2019 Industry 4.0 Technology Day hosted by EPLAN

    CAE software company EPLAN is hosting the Industry 4.0 Technology Day which is being held at the Limerick Institute of Technology in Ireland on 16th April.

  12. 18/02/2019 Simplifying field device integration

    The FieldComm Group process automation device information model specification (PA-DIM), based on NAMUR requirements, has been endorsed by the OPC Foundation and PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI). This announcement serves as validation of FieldComm Group’s position at the center of process automation standards development and product conformance testing.

  13. 11/02/2019 Find out what's inside the latest issue of Control Engineering Europe magazine

    In the latest issue of Control Engineering Europe find at why education is key to Industry 4.0 success and take a look at the next generation of gateway solutions that have been optimised for the IIoT.

  14. 11/02/2019 OPC UA: More than just a protocol

    In recent years, OPC UA has become a real ‘movement,’ that appears to be bringing industry together. There are currently around 50 industrial groups working on Companion specifications. The goal is for the creation of plug&play standardised information, which can then then exchanged via the OPC UA mechanism – optionally also with determinism at field level (but not into the public cloud).

  15. 04/02/2019 Indegy Joins IBM Security App Exchange Community

    Indegy has announced the integration of its Indegy Industrial Cybersecurity Suite and IBM’s QRadar Security Intelligence Platform, to bridge the visibility gap between enterprise information technology (IT) environments and industrial, operational technology (OT) environments.

  16. 04/02/2019 Electrocomponents acquires Monition

    Electrocomponents has completed the acquisition of Monition, a UK-based pioneer in the design, development and application of leading reliability and condition-monitoring systems.

  17. 29/01/2019 AI and the manufacturing industry

    In a presentation about the rise of cognitive factories and the use of AI on the plant floor Karthik Sundaram, Frost & Sullivan Industrial IoT programme manager, offered insight into the potential impact of AI on the manufacturing landscape.

  18. 29/01/2019 Robot sales in India grow by 30%

    According to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) sales of industrial robots in India reached a new record of 3,412 new units installed in 2017 – an increase of 30% compared to the previous year. Between 2012 and 2017 India saw a compound annual sales growth rate of 18%.

  19. 29/01/2019 Robotised and digitised battery module factory

    Siemens has just opened one of the world's most advanced and robotic battery module factories in Trondheim, Norway where 55 battery modules per shift will be assembled every day for the marine and offshore market.

  20. 22/01/2019 Are we only scratching the surface of automation?

    A report by the Capgemini Research Institute showed that less than one-fifth of global businesses are adopting multiple automation use cases at scale, and reveals that organisations are focusing on operational gains versus strategic long-term growth.