New collaboration opportunity bringing together digital innovators and experts

Credit to Author: Sophie Borgne| Date: Wed, 15 May 2019 14:50:28 +0000

The intriguing side of digital transformation is not so much the new ways in which machines now interact with each other, but as the innovative ways in which people are… Read more »

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Why Advanced Connectivity Controllers are Helping OEMs to Unlock the Power of Big Data

Credit to Author: Ali Haj Fraj| Date: Wed, 01 May 2019 12:00:01 +0000

Smart manufacturing is all about leveraging the collective benefit of advanced technologies to optimize operations and gain competitive advantage.  Smart infrastructures within plants enable a more efficient manufacturing process allowing… Read more »

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For Machine OEMs, Digitization-driven Unprecedented Productivity Now a Reality

Credit to Author: Ali Haj Fraj| Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2019 15:04:13 +0000

Over the last several years, the mantra of “digitization is coming” has rung like a steady bell in the ears of both industrial manufacturers and the OEMs who support them. … 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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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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What’s the Difference Between a PLC and PAC?

Credit to Author: Atin Chhabra| Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2018 03:35:44 +0000

Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and Programmable Automation Controller (PAC) are primarily an industrial system that are designed keeping in mind manufacturing environment in a plant. These computers are highly reliable… Read more »

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Modbus Security – New Protocol to Improve Control System Security

Credit to Author: Daniel Desruisseaux| Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2018 13:55:46 +0000

In August of 2018, Modbus.org published the Modbus Security protocol. The use of secure protocols is a fundamental component in efforts to secure Industrial Control System (ICS) traffic. Secure protocols… Read more »

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Is the IIoT only relevant for complex systems and sophisticated products?

Credit to Author: Philippe Rambach| Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2018 12:00:10 +0000

In our daily life we are seeing more and more things become connected. It’s not only things that we expect to be, and derive value from being, connected, like our… Read more »

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Why use the same controller to manage process and safety systems?

Credit to Author: John Boville| Date: Fri, 11 May 2018 15:30:55 +0000

Looking back at the evolution of the PLC, we can certainly see leaps and bounds in development since the invention of the Modicon 084 controller in 1968. Fast forward to… Read more »

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Common safety and how to increase profitability

Credit to Author: John Boville| Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2018 15:26:23 +0000

  Automation systems control physical assets that transform energy and raw materials into finished products, and all being well, the finished product is sold at profit (which in simple terms… Read more »

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A Year to Celebrate the Programmable Logic Controller!

Credit to Author: Peter Martin| Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 16:01:08 +0000

This year is the 50th anniversary of one of the most significant inventions in the history of industrial automation. Fifty years ago, our friend Dick Morley introduced the world’s first… Read more »

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