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Is Your Single-Use Equipment Flexible Enough?

8 April 2020

Thanks to nimble automation platforms, biopharma OEMs can now deliver single-use technology (SUT) that starts smart and small – and scales up fast.

Responding to the Challenges of Coronavirus

7 April 2020

Amid the global pandemic, manufacturers are showing how digital transformation can facilitate swift action

Quality Data Fuels Smarter Oil and Gas Operations

3 April 2020

Digital oilfield technologies need timely, accurate and relevant data before they can transform and improve production.

React to Production Issues Faster With HMI

3 April 2020

Learn how modern HMI software can help production personnel more quickly see and respond to alarms.

Scaling Tire Production with Digital Technologies

3 April 2020

Better compete on cost and address your top challenges in production with three digital solutions.

The Connected Mine: A Strategy for Success

30 March 2020

See digital initiatives through to the end in your mines with six simple but powerful steps.

Why Cybersecurity Must be Part of Your Safety Plan

25 March 2020

A cyberattack on your industrial control system can cause damage. With a good security approach, you can expand what’s possible in your operations while also helping protect it.

Augmented Reality for Manufacturing Tech Support

23 March 2020

The Live View Remote Assistance Tool uses augmented reality technology to provide modern technical support to help reduce downtime in manufacturing.

Flexibility in Manufacturing

23 March 2020

Understanding how to adapt manufacturing operations in the face of massive market changes.

How digitalisation is driving innovation

23 March 2020

Use cases and real-world application of digital solutions in Industry 4.0 are growing.

The Technology Driving Digital Transformation

16 March 2020

AR is helping manufacturers deliver the right information at the right time to meet their digital transformation goals.

Moving from Data Gathering to Improved Outcomes

9 March 2020

Data alone is not enough to achieve better business outcomes. You need people working with the right processes, training and technologies to unleash the value of data.

The potential in European battery manufacturing

6 March 2020

There is a huge source of untapped opportunity in the European battery market today. How can manufacturers take advantage?

Unpacking the OT Patch Management Process

4 March 2020

Smart manufacturing brought us breakthrough productivity, but ICS cybersecurity lagged behind. We take a look at how the food and beverage industry is catching up.

Workforce Enablement and the New Age of OEM Value

4 March 2020

Equipment and machine builders are rethinking design, machine intelligence and services to address their customer’s workforce challenges.

Protect Operations with Proactive Threat Hunting

2 March 2020

Industrial security cyber threat detection isn’t enough. Learn how to implement threat hunting to help stop infestations from impacting your manufacturing operations.

Smart Adoption in Austrian Automotive Sector

2 March 2020

How the Austrian automotive sector is addressing the challenge of adopting smart technologies.

The New Engine Behind Agile EV Powertrain Lines

28 February 2020

Digital twins create a virtual world that delivers extraordinary insights and an efficient way to manage new technologies and fluctuating demand.

Optimizing Connected Worker Programs

28 February 2020

Get guidelines and best practices based on Rockwell Automation manufacturing experience you can use to effectively implement your Connected Worker program.

How To Keep Women In The Talent Pipeline

27 February 2020

The broken rung is the reason women get stuck at entry level positions – resulting in fewer women in the talent pipeline for leadership opportunities. It’s time to fix the broken run.

Understanding the Shifts in Digital Manufacturing

24 February 2020

Learn how smart manufacturing can help your company to boost productivity and lower costs.

Six Ways a Modern HMI Can Make You More Productive

19 February 2020

Learn how production personnel can see more, know more and do more when they have access to timely, easy-to-understand information.

5 Lessons from the First Shared Smart Factory

17 February 2020

You don’t become a leader by following the status quo. Learn some key lessons from an industry disruptor on getting ahead in digital manufacturing.

It’s Time to Take a Closer Look at Cyber Hygiene

17 February 2020

Life science companies face unique cybersecurity risks. See how your security posture measures up.

Digital 3D Models in industry environment

12 February 2020

Digital 3D models can be used to test design functionality or train new machine operators. They can also be useful in real operation and maintenance.

Ten Worker Safety and Productivity Tips for 2020

12 February 2020

As we enter 2020, we’ve compiled a list of 10 tips to help you meet challenges and see immediate improvements in safety and productivity.

Smart Objects Ease the Way to Smarter Machines

10 February 2020

It’s coming. A powerful way to streamline the integration of IoT-enabled machines. And make the information they deliver more useful.

Scale Manufacturing with Disposable Technology

7 February 2020

Hyper-personalised medicine means that manufacturers are producing batches for individual patients. Learn how to stay ahead of the innovation curve in single-use systems.

5 Tips To Recruit Diverse Talent

3 February 2020

Companies that value a diverse and inclusive workplace often enjoy lower turnover and better results. Here are 5 things you can to do recruit and retain women of color.

Cybersecurity: Simple Questions for Peace of Mind

3 February 2020

Industrial cybersecurity can be complex – and create a risk to industrial production. But if leaders know which simple questions to ask, they can quickly evaluate where they need help.

Digital Technology Enables Plant Optimization

3 February 2020

Own your plant's future now: how to build a digital foundation for asset and plant optimization and reduced equipment obsolescence risk.

Ones and zeroes are driving a tire revolution

27 January 2020

To meet the market demands, tire manufacturers require flexible and scalable operations. The creation of fully digitalised operations is the most effective pathway

From Beer to RTD Beverages: Brewing Reimagined

23 January 2020

As beer growth slows, traditional breweries are looking beyond beer to hard seltzer and other spirit blends. And they’re finding the brewing process very accommodating.

LOTO Annual Audits: What You Need to Know

20 January 2020

Lockout/tagout annual audits are essential for maintaining a compliant program. They allow LOTO programs to be reviewed for gaps and deficiencies.

The Vital Ingredient for Digital Transformation

20 January 2020

People and company culture have a huge impact on the success or failure of digital transformations.

It’s 10:00 p.m. Do You Know Where Your Data Is?

15 January 2020

For life sciences companies, taking a closer look at network segmentation is a critical way to help improve system security and productivity.

Driving on the Edge

13 January 2020

Scalable analytics platform delivers insights tire manufacturers need to improve quality, performance and productivity – from the edge to the cloud.

Winning Hearts And Minds to Power UK Industry

6 January 2020

The technology for industry 4.0 is here, but securing the hearts and minds of the whole workforce is how to win at Digital Transformation.

Are you ready for Industry 4.0?

30 December 2019

Asking the right questions before starting your industrial digitalization journey will help you understand whether your business ready for digital transformation.

24toCode Solves Real Manufacturing Challenge

18 December 2019

24toCode hackathoners use machine learning, AI and data analytics to solve real manufacturing challenge. Winners offered internships, split prize pool.

How Do You Make Good Biotech Workers Better?

9 December 2019

New ways augmented reality and other digital technologies can help improve worker productivity, reduce error – and optimize your workflow.

Secure Remote Access: Protect Your Plant Floor

4 December 2019

Secure remote access policies and procedures can help manufacturers protect against cyber threats and human errors that result in unplanned downtime.

Before We Talk Pay, Let’s Talk About Opportunity

2 December 2019

Statistics will tell you that women are closing the gender pay gap. But for women of color, the move forward is slower.

Experience Bold Conversations at Automation Fair

18 November 2019

An interactive space where people tell stories, invite questions and encourage authentic dialog around the challenges of creating a culture that differentiates a company.

Industrial IoT Initiatives Need the Right Partners

14 November 2019

The right partners can help you more easily deploy digital technologies, solve challenges like data-integration issues and capture more value from digital initiatives.

LOTO OSHA Compliance: What You Need to Know

11 November 2019

Is your lockout/tagout program compliant with OSHA regulations? LOTO OSHA violations are incredibly common for manufacturers. How to avoid fines and stay in compliance.

Digital Transformation and Mining Workforce Shifts

8 November 2019

Technology is changing the way mining companies do business and one of the most impacted areas is the workforce. Learn how digital transformation is changing mining roles for the future.

Add Emulation to your Speed to Market Toolbox

6 November 2019

CPG companies are gaining significant launch-time advantages with emulation technology. Recent advances are making it easier than ever to employ.

Inclusion and diversity

6 November 2019

Join us at the top of every hour to hear from a variety of thought-leaders on how culture, community outreach, supplier diversity and a focus on talent can impact your business.

Surviving the Skills Gap

6 November 2019

Solutions like digital workforce productivity simplify workers’ jobs and enhance how they work, making them critical in tackling the manufacturing skills gap.

Paper Mill Migrates to Modern DCS

30 October 2019

For this paper mill, migrating its batch digester to a modern DCS offered significant improvements in yield, quality and operator efficiency.

Dealing with Interoperability in Industry

23 October 2019

Interoperability in industrial environment, development and current trends and advantages of Ethernet /IP.

The Benefits of Remote Support for Manufacturers

21 October 2019

Plant managers can’t be everywhere, all the time. But in many ways, they need to be. Remote support can provide valuable expertise and backup whenever it’s needed.

Optimizing? How You Can Pick Up The Pace

17 October 2019

Data – how it’s collected and used – will revolutionize manufacturing and process operations. What companies can do now to unlock additional levels of productivity.

Smart Manufacturing Benefits EV Production

16 October 2019

A smart-manufacturing strategy can help overcome production challenges and produce high-quality electric vehicles quickly.

Get Ahead of Failures with Predictive Analytics

11 October 2019

Predictive analytics dashboards provide insight into potential issues before they happen, so you can prevent machine or equipment failures and avoid downtime.

Five Reasons Why You Should Go to Automation Fair

4 October 2019

We are here to help you make the case for why your boss should let you go to Automation Fair, which, by the way, is November 20-21 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Cut Costs and Inefficiencies with the Right MAC

30 September 2019

Reduce integration challenges by embedding an OEM MAC in your gas processing facility projects.

Wireless Makes the Connected Mine Possible

30 September 2019

With a unified network infrastructure in place, mining operators can implement wireless and reliably connect their people, places and technologies.

Challenging Machine Builders to Think Differently

20 September 2019

Food and beverage companies can achieve smart manufacturing goals by specifying smart, flexible machine technology. Are you asking the right questions?

LOTO Training Protects Workers and Manufacturers

18 September 2019

Lockout/tagout training is required by OSHA for authorized employees and affected employees. Learn what should be included and how often it’s needed.

The Unsung Heroes of Industrial Security

16 September 2019

By uncovering vulnerabilities and helping companies fix them, researchers help prevent what could be major security incidents.

How to Future-Proof Your Powertrain Production

13 September 2019

Flexible and scalable drivetrain or powertrain production operations can help you keep up with consumer demand and adapt to technology changes.

How Predictive Analytics Improves Efficiency

9 September 2019

Food and beverage companies are finding productivity gains in hidden data. With the help of predictive analytics, they’re using this data to make informed decisions.

One Smart Path. Extraordinary Machine Flexibility.

9 September 2019

With a unified control platform, OEMs can better leverage the latest advanced technologies and optimize customers’ return on investment.

Five Ways to Overcome Your Operational Challenges

6 September 2019

The struggle with downtime can feel like a never-ending battle. More manufacturers are turning to third-party providers for OT remote management services.

Want to Attract Top Talent? Lead With Your Mission

2 September 2019

Manufacturing needs to reshape its image to attract and retain top talent. Candidates are looking at work culture, vision and mission and differentiators.

Get a Richer Picture of Production Performance

30 August 2019

Companies around the world are already using enterprise operational intelligence solutions to create more competitive operations, and they’re seeing results.

Impact of Ecommerce on Packaging Equipment Design

28 August 2019

Independent cart technology answers the call for a better way to manage the high-mix, agile packaging needs of our made-to-order world.

Training: Confidence + capability = profitability

19 August 2019

Look at training as a way to develop competency and drive greater efficiencies. Promote it internally and externally as an investment.

Get Predictive Insights Without a Data Scientist

16 August 2019

Controller-based predictive analytics use AI technology to help you detect production issues before they lead to downtime or scrap.

OT Patch Management Strategy: 7 Best Practices

14 August 2019

Manufacturers that want to avoid devastating cyberattacks should prioritize proactive OT patch management as part of their cybersecurity strategy.

When Water Hammer Knocks, You Better Answer

12 August 2019

Learn how to prevent water hammer by “softening” the dynamics of starting and stopping a pump through the use of a soft starter.

Drive Out Distortion With a Low-Harmonic Drive

9 August 2019

Drives with built-in distortion mitigation help protect process integrity and uptime in water/wastewater operations.

Digital Twin: Now and For the Future

7 August 2019

Digital twin technologies are transforming the industrial space, elevating how we interact with our environments and offering great potential for the future workforce.

Invention Versus Innovation: Which One Is Better?

5 August 2019

Are you an inventor or an innovator? 4 indicators that a company supports innovation and creating a culture where your ideas thrive.

Network Cable Installation: Make It a Priority

2 August 2019

It’s critical to include a standards-based physical network design into your project scope, along with the logical network on the front end to help pave the way to success in the long term.

Copper Smelter Goes All In on a Modern DCS

31 July 2019

ENAMI needed a modern control system with strong diagnostics, easy maintenance, and data management to support business decisions and operational improvement.

Reimagine Your Smart Machines with Edge Computing

29 July 2019

Combining a machine’s control and computing hardware into one platform can help OEMs create smarter, more secure and capable machines.

Reduce Downtime with Performance Dashboards

26 July 2019

The smallest uptime increase can add millions of dollars to a bottom line. Performance dashboards organize OEE data so manufacturers can identify growth opportunities.

Lockout/Tagout Procedures: Do Additions Help?

19 July 2019

When it comes to lockout/tagout procedures, is it helpful or unnecessary to add information to the document? The answer isn’t always simple.

Virtualization Enables High Availability, Low TCO

17 July 2019

Manufacturers are migrating from physical hardware solutions to a virtualized environment where multiple applications and operating systems can live.

Are You In Break-Fix Mode With Your Machines?

15 July 2019

Three priorities will help you justify migration: operations, finances and corporate strategy. And there’s another factor to consider: employees.

Industry 4.0: The Challenges and Risks

15 July 2019

There are many benefits to digital transformation. The challenges include security, testability, data collection, and legislation and standardization.

Beyond Data Integrity

8 July 2019

Thanks to advances in digital technologies, life sciences companies can now use data more holistically to drive real-time business outcomes.

Visibility & Segmentation are Security Must-Haves

5 July 2019

To protect industrial devices against security risks, you need two things: a clear view of your network activity and the ability to segment your network into discrete parts.

Using a VFD With Synchronous Capabilities

3 July 2019

Using a variable frequency drive (VFD) with synchronous bypass and transfer capabilities can yield significant cost savings.

Bringing Manufacturing Closer to Home

1 July 2019

Technology underpins Industry 4.0 potential, but the most important factor remains the people making it happen.

Fifty Not Out (and Just Getting Started)

1 July 2019

The relationship between vendor and customers has never been more now as we seek to leverage the opportunity of 4IR technologies.

Why Should Miners Embrace IIoT?

26 June 2019

In order to optimize mine performance, miners must first be willing to embrace change. Embrace the Internet of Things (IoT).

AC Drives Give You a Countdown to Downtime

21 June 2019

New AC drives learn how they’re being used and adapt to changes. This allows you to see their predicted life down to the hour to reduce unplanned downtime.

Let’s Transform the Future

19 June 2019

Engineering is at its best when it is practiced by everyone. That is why STEM education and diversity are so important.

Reconciling the Two Truths of Automation Systems

17 June 2019

A digital twin can unite your CAD and controls to help you create better industrial automation systems that are delivered on time, on spec and on budget.

A Unified Solution for Measurement and Control

14 June 2019

Improve measurement and control with a unified solution for multi-well pad operations.

Smart Data Replaces Big Data

12 June 2019

Big Data in industrial IoT applications will increasingly get replaced with Smart Data to derive business value quickly and cost-effectively.

Five Easy Digital Wins for Mining Companies

10 June 2019

The benefits of digital transformation are undeniable. But each project comes with potential roadblocks. Here are three risks to the success of your project and how to avoid them.

E-learning: Evolving to Bridge the Skills Gap

5 June 2019

As jobs have become more advanced and technological, the industrial skills gap has widened. But a game-changer has arrived: e-learning.

Is It Time to Digitize Your Lab?

3 June 2019

A modern DCS can ease technology transfer – and help speed life sciences products from pilot plant to market.