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How to Justify Investment in AR Technology

1 July 2020

Global events have brought unexpected pressures for Life Sciences manufacturers. By addressing these challenges, Industrial AR has been elevated to a must-have technology.

Digitalisation in Russia: Perception vs Reality

29 June 2020

Dr. Daniel Thorniley of DT-Global Business Consulting and Gennady Bylov discuss Russia’s digital trajectory and why perceptions of the country as a digital laggard are inaccurate.

What comes next in digital transformation?

24 June 2020

Has the new normal changed the face of digital transformation forever? A look into the future.

Don’t Work Your Data. Make Your Data Work for You.

22 June 2020

Smarter, simplified data management brings food and beverage companies deeper analytics and faster insights.

Smart Factory: Illusion or Necessity?

22 June 2020

For all the possibilities the smart factory offers, many in the sector are yet to make it their reality. What obstacles do they need to overcome?

How Digitalisation Helps Improve Productivity

17 June 2020

Make UK has released a Digital Transformation Policy Paper. Tim Figures of Make UK talks about the findings in that paper and the importance of digitalisation to manufacturing SMEs.

How One Machine Builder Cut Delivery Time 50%

17 June 2020

Lanco’s customer needed a COVID-19 test strip machine – fast. Success tested people, processes and perseverance – and proved how important it is to be flexible.

Medical Devices: Meeting Demand in a Crisis

15 June 2020

Digitally mature manufacturers are better placed to adapt to crisis situations. But there are steps others can take to start catching up.

Virtual Training: Learning Without Limitations

15 June 2020

Learn how you can reduce risk and improve worker competency by providing operator training in a safe, virtual environment.

Finding the ROI in Industry 4.0

10 June 2020

Understanding how to build a compelling case for transformation towards smart manufacturing.

Bridge the IT/OT Security Gap

8 June 2020

With employees working remotely due to COVID-19, are you adding risks to your network from unknown devices and insecure connections? Learn how to reduce those threats.

Smart Manufacturing Without Leaving the House

5 June 2020

Finding new ways to be increase productivity is more important than ever. VirtualConnect offers all the learning with none of the travel.

Innovation in Manufacturing Needs to be Constant

3 June 2020

The history of sealing technology holds some clues to how manufacturing can adapt to crises.

Pivot Production With Flexible Manufacturing

3 June 2020

OEM Foodmach is relying on flexible manufacturing to help Australia’s only surgical mask producer increase production to meet surging demands.

Increasing Agility to Deal with Uncertainty

25 May 2020

Bringing together people, processes and manufacturing technology to be ready for an era of uncertainty.

Respond to Change and Stay Agile with Digital

25 May 2020

Asset and Plant Optimization: Digital Technology helps you respond to change while staying agile and productive.

Four Ways New DCS Technology Makes Life Simpler

22 May 2020

The latest release of PlantPAx DCS leverages cutting-edge processing power – and a better design experience – to drive lifecycle productivity.

The Impact of the Coronavirus Crisis on Production

20 May 2020

The current COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic shows the importance of automation when it comes to maintaining a functioning society in critical situations.

Simulation Software Can Improve Patient Care

20 May 2020

Event simulation models can imitate almost any process. And right now, Arena simulations are helping major medical facilities make good choices for great care.

Three OEM Business Benefits of a Digital Twin

15 May 2020

Learn how a digital twin can unleash better ways to work for both you and your customers.

5 Tips to Make the Most of your Rockwell Career

13 May 2020

Today’s leading businesses are redefining ways of working to boost employee satisfaction and career outcomes. Here’s Rockwell’s approach.

Rethink What’s Possible With Your HMI

13 May 2020

A modern HMI does more than display production information. It can also improve how workers do their jobs, create more consistent working environments and more.

Unified Machine Design Enables the Next Normal

8 May 2020

Reimagining machine design & digitalization for infinite flexibility helps take unpredictable demand out of the equation – turning built-to-purpose into flex-to-purpose.

CIP Security: Strengthen Defense In Depth Strategy

6 May 2020

Advancing in cybersecurity means adding more in a defense in depth strategy. CIP Security™ can help by securing communications between PLCs and devices.

Digital Transformation of Mining

4 May 2020

Technology is changing the way mining companies think about safety. Learn how digital transformation is contributing to safety improvements at all levels of the mine.

In Trying Times Rules Relax, Cybersecurity Cannot

4 May 2020

While using technology during the current global crises makes sense, one area where we can’t relax is cybersecurity.

Adapting Manufacturing for COVID-19

1 May 2020

Adapting to the demands that COVID-19 is placing on manufacturers can be challenging. Independent cart technology can help make manufacturing more flexible.

Find The Magic of Industry 4.0

29 April 2020

Unlocking the potential of industry 4.0 is vital for industrial enterprises to support changing and growing societies. Your attitude to change might be the key.

Future-Proofing Your Supply Chain

29 April 2020

In a climate of uncertainty, manufacturers must seek to protect and adapt supply chain operations to serve ever-changing customer demands.

Accelerating Vaccine Development with AI

24 April 2020

How AI and advanced data analysis strategies can help in the development and distribution of vaccines and other medical breakthroughs.

Modular Manufacturing Processes: Adapt to Change

24 April 2020

In times of change, from COVID-19 to recipe updates, manufacturers can rely on modular automation to provide simple steps toward production flexibility.

The Future of Automation

22 April 2020

Overcoming common digital transformation challenges through automation.

Improve Mine Safety with Mixed-Reality Technology

22 April 2020

AR and VR technologies enable workers to virtually diagnose equipment issues and reduce exposure to hazards.

The Future of European Battery Manufacturing

20 April 2020

How Europe’s rich history in battery manufacturing supports global leaderships.

Five Considerations for Manufacturing Leaders

13 April 2020

Key strategic considerations for manufacturing leaders seeking to implement new technologies.

Global Beverage Giant Selects PlantPAx Modern DCS

13 April 2020

This beverage giant’s migration to a modern DCS improved quality and throughput. Learn how they removed a bottleneck and cleared the way for more product with less equipment.

Pipelines: Get the Best Savings With the Right VFD

13 April 2020

A VFD with features like synchronization can help pipeline pump stations run more efficiently for big savings.

Avoid Costly Surprises With Virtual Commissioning

10 April 2020

With a digital twin of your machine, you can do controls testing before you physically build a machine to avoid last-minute changes.

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.