Industrial Automation: now it’s all about profitability

Credit to Author: Steve Elliott| Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 10:00:29 +0000

Automation has transformed safety, efficiency and reliability of manufacturing, but now it’s also being used to focus on the heart of any business – profitability. Over the last few years,… Read more »

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IIoT Performance Metrics: Friend or Foe?

Credit to Author: Greg Johnson| Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:09:32 +0000

There is a fascinating story about British Airways which was building an unwanted reputation as an underperforming airline and how it was turned around when the Chairman of the Board… Read more »

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Making Workers a Strong Security Asset

Credit to Author: Jay Abdallah| Date: Thu, 01 Feb 2018 13:00:19 +0000

People play the most important role in security, there is no doubt, but here are some ways to keep people informed and be a strong part of a company’s security… Read more »

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The Need to Shift Control for Profitable Efficiency

Credit to Author: Peter Martin| Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2018 20:16:10 +0000

For the better part of a century, engineers applied real-time control to improve the efficiency of industrial operations. As industrial equipment and processes became more and more complex, controlling efficiency… Read more »

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Driving the Digital Transformation with Augmented Reality

Credit to Author: Peter Herweck| Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:07:51 +0000

In recent months, augmented reality (AR) has gained much attention across both business and consumer marketplaces. Although AR technologies have been around for at least 15 years, mainstream adoption is… Read more »

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Top Technology Trends in Automation for 2018

Credit to Author: Guest Blogger| Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2018 19:27:25 +0000

Craig Resnick covers the PLC, PAC, HMI, OIT and Industrial PC markets as well as the Packaging, Plastics and Rubber Industries for ARC.  He is the primary analyst for many… Read more »

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The sky is the limit? When mainstream digital technology meets the mining industry

Credit to Author: Fabio Mielli| Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2017 13:00:43 +0000

As a technology enthusiast I love to try new things, whatever the latest new gadgets happens to be, and play around with them. And one of the amazing things about… Read more »

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How the IIoT is Delivering on the Promise of Asset Performance Management Part 1

Credit to Author: John Boville| Date: Fri, 03 Nov 2017 15:49:34 +0000

If you had researched the Industrial Internet of Things online in the mid-1990s, there might have been a handful of results. But if you searched on terms like asset performance… Read more »

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Make the most of energy in your HVAC/R systems

Credit to Author: Bob Gray| Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2017 11:42:56 +0000

Heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems represent 15% of all electrical power consumed worldwide, and 30% to 60% in any given facility. Providing the global market with innovative and… Read more »

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Reducing Vulnerability to Cyberattacks

Credit to Author: Daniel Desruisseaux| Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:00:14 +0000

The need for secure systems is a growing priority for Industry Control System (ICS) operators.  Recent high profile cyber-attacks against critical infrastructure, coupled with the growing list of published equipment vulnerabilities, and… Read more »

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Augmented Reality: how quickly can it transition from shiny new innovation to standard industry infrastructure?

Credit to Author: Greg Johnson| Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:36:39 +0000

Even though WiFi as an innovation in underground mining was first adopted way back in 2006 (see this article in MIT Technology Review), it still has not become completely ubiquitous… Read more »

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