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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How the IIoT is Delivering on the Promise of Asset Performance Management Part 3

Credit to Author: John Boville| Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 15:53:09 +0000

Part 1 of this 4-part series introduced ways in which increasing digitization might improve plant operations. Part 2: we focused on how IIoT can improve the productivity of reactive, preventive,… Read more »

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Is Digitization and IoT a new thing? Not if you come from industrial automation.

Credit to Author: Fabio Mielli| Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2018 22:28:27 +0000

Everywhere and every day we are overwhelmed by articles and talks about the IoT, connectivity, big data, the digital transformation and all the benefits we can derive from this innovative,… Read more »

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How the IIoT is Delivering on the Promise of Asset Performance Management Part 2

Credit to Author: John Boville| Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2017 22:08:32 +0000

Part 1 of this 4-part series introduced ways in which increasing digitization might improve plant operations. Here we examine how IIoT can improve the productivity of reactive, preventive, predictive and… Read more »

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