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Safety Device Data Delivers Operational Insights

August 2017

Safety Device Data Delivers Operational Insights
Information is arguably the most powerful contemporary tool in modern manufacturing. Smart machines and factories, enabled by the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) are all providing real-time data – from component to enterprise level, which can be converted into information-enabled management tools. But what effect will it have on machine safety, and more importantly, looking at the converse, how can safety systems contribute to this new paradigm?

Smart Machines: Transforming Data Into Action

August 2017

Smart Machines: Transforming Data Into Action
This article looks at how OEMs build intelligence into their products. Smart machines generate valuable data. When shared collaboratively, this information can produce amazing results.

Securing The Future With Scalability

August 2017

Securing The Future With Scalability
Flexibility can provide the agility industrial firms need in order to remain competitive and customer-oriented. They can interconnect several machines and add or remove units depending on demand. Modular production gives them more choice in terms of production output, while opening up opportunities to produce a wider range of products on the same line.

Are You Managing Your Network Security Risks?

July 2017

Are You Managing Your Network Security Risks?
With each new connection, cyber risks expand, and an available threat surface grows to affect not just the device, but the system to which it connects. Cyber security is not optional, but rather is an essential tenet of every networked system.

Properly Protect Your Wireless Network

March 2017

Properly Protect Your Wireless Network
Engineers and IT professionals can help protect intellectual property and production by following these design and product-selection best practices