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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VFDs and soft starters: is there really a competition?

Credit to Author: Mohamed Gamal| Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 15:45:33 +0000

This post is part of our series on motor management which covers various aspects of motor integration in an electrical network and the industrial process. End-users are frequently coming to us with… 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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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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Out of Control Asset Performance!

Credit to Author: Peter Martin| Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2018 20:16:24 +0000

Elevated levels of asset performance are being attained for non-industrial assets. Look at the progress made with autonomous automobiles. Twenty years ago, how many would have guessed there would be… Read more »

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The Next Resource Frontier: 5 Strategies to Improve Your Company’s Water Security

Credit to Author: Amy Haddon| Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2018 21:31:57 +0000

Water is arguably our most precious resource.  It is requisite for the survival of all life on our planet.  It is also finite.  While water is endlessly recyclable through the… Read more »

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The “PLC” – Born out of a customer’s need to maximize profitability

Credit to Author: John Boville| Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2018 14:12:47 +0000

MODICON – Celebrating 50 years of Helping our Customers Maximize Operational Profitability, Safely The year was 1968 and in Flint Michigan a large US automotive manufacturer had commissioned a small… Read more »

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The Growing Influence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Smart Manufacturing

Credit to Author: Fabrice Jadot| Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2018 10:00:24 +0000

According to a recent Accenture Artificial intelligence (AI) research report, corporate profits will increase by an average of 38% by 2035 in large part thanks to a more advanced deployment… Read more »

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System integrators: Your guide on the road to digital transformation

Credit to Author: John Boville| Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2018 13:57:08 +0000

It’s a new day for industrial companies as smart manufacturing technologies bring new levels of profitability and flexibility, driven by advances in connectivity, cloud computing, big data analytics, mobility, and… Read more »

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Hackers are after your Water and Wastewater Network – Big or Small!

Credit to Author: William Moulton| Date: Tue, 15 May 2018 19:52:20 +0000

“Ours is too small” you say. Is it? For a second, let’s consider what these cybercriminals stand to gain from you: financial, data (operational, client, etc.), bandwidth, processing, and power…. Read more »

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Technology isn’t the only weapon for effective cybersecurity

Credit to Author: Jay Abdallah| Date: Mon, 14 May 2018 20:32:27 +0000

Technology can serve as a solid tool to ward off cyber attacks, there is no doubt, but what really comes into play is superior knowledge in recommending the proper devices,… Read more »

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