New standards, backed by drive technologies, are improving industrial motor and pump efficiency performance

Credit to Author: Merih Cagri Saglam| Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2019 15:08:42 +0000

Regulatory agencies are releasing new standards that bolster industrial energy efficiency and boost global sustainability efforts. In the US, for example, the U.S. Department of Energy estimates that the National… Read more »

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Machine Builder Digitization: A Turning Point for Competitive Advantage

Credit to Author: Ali Haj Fraj| Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 16:25:00 +0000

OEMs who build machines for industrial end users are finding themselves at a crossroads. Should they maintain their traditional business model and continue to focus on making more powerful and… Read more »

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Bulk Material Handling. It’s just moving dirt

Credit to Author: Greg Johnson| Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2019 21:10:03 +0000

After a year looking intensively at the metals processing side of mining, I recently spent some time back in bulk material handling.  And after a plant tour not long ago,… Read more »

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Why Assuring Machine Safety Has Suddenly Gotten Easier for Machine Builders

Credit to Author: Sergio Moretto| Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2019 20:31:48 +0000

Machine safety is one of the core responsibilities of a machine builder. In fact, across most geographies, it is the machine builder who is held liable when machine safety systems… Read more »

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Growing adoption of renewables is shifting strategies of Oil and Gas Majors

Credit to Author: Anna Yarygina| Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2019 14:02:06 +0000

The world is moving towards a cleaner energy future amid rising investments in renewable energy, which over the long term, will replace the demand for coal and have the potential to… Read more »

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Top Five Technology Trends for 2019

Credit to Author: Guest Blogger| Date: Mon, 07 Jan 2019 19:42:38 +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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Regain Control of your Consumer Product Data – Part I

Credit to Author: Marilidia Clotteau| Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:48:30 +0000

With growing consumer demand for more access to trusted, reliable information around their choices, mass retailers and “e-tailers” are using innovative technologies, such as digitization, connected objects and mobile apps,… Read more »

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Balancing Act: Regulation and Incentives in Cybersecurity

Credit to Author: Andrew Kling| Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:00:07 +0000

Cybersecurity Blog Series: Part 2 How do regulation and legislation impact global cybersecurity practices? What about incentives? In part one of this series, I discussed the importance of standards in… Read more »

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Engineering and operational software is driving digital transformation of worker roles

Credit to Author: Peter Herweck| Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2018 19:10:57 +0000

For many years, engineering and operation disciplines within industrial settings were totally detached. In very simple terms the process of designing, building and operating a plant involved a series of… Read more »

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Star Trek and the Digital Transformation in Mining. What do they have in common? A lot, it turns out!

Credit to Author: Greg Johnson| Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 22:06:17 +0000

As part of my job I meet with mining executives all around the world to understand what they need to improve their operational efficiency, and without exception they know they… Read more »

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SCADA and IoT in Water and Wastewater, and the Electric Car?

Credit to Author: William Moulton| Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 21:34:33 +0000

I recently read an article comparing traditional SCADA and the IoT (Internet of Things). This article pointed out how they are completely different animals, and are based on completely different… Read more »

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