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22 June 2018
For all the benefits that smart manufacturing can offer, it also requires a more comprehensive approach to security. Start with these three basic steps.
18 June 2018
The two foundations of a digital transformation — the digital twin and the digital thread — offer new ways to trial practices, processes, and product concepts in a virtual environment.
11 June 2018
More manufacturers are adopting a simpler centralized information management paradigm, and they expect machines to conform.
11 June 2018
There are pitfalls of going into a digital transformation effort before assessing the bigger picture first.
8 June 2018
See how today’s new technologies will change how we design, manage and staff operations in a smart factory.
6 June 2018
Companies are demanding more agile and flexible manufacturing practices in order to meet an industry drive towards more personalised medicines.
28 May 2018
TÜV Rheinland-certified machinery functional safety experts earn one of the most rigorous accreditations for industrial safety professionals. Hear tips from recently certified pros.
25 May 2018
The digital twin and digital thread create a virtual foundation for experimentation and improvement within The Connected Enterprise.
23 May 2018
Advances in technology and connectivity foster new levels of innovation and collaboration between industry and academia. The benefactors: our next-gen workforce.
18 May 2018
The drive for digitalization is accelerating the need for digital manufacturing plants that offer the highest flexibility, combined with reduced production costs.
16 May 2018
Market drivers and new technology are accelerating electric vehicle demand. To keep up, carmakers must adopt a more connected, data-intensive approach.
14 May 2018
Life sciences companies that rely on multiple OEMs can help mitigate skid integration challenges with upfront planning – and a modern DCS.
11 May 2018
Alfasigma decided to migrate its pharmaceutical production solution, but needed to find a suitable supplier.
9 May 2018
To curb the increasing risks of advanced machine design, digital twins help engineers make informed design decisions that won’t break the budget.
7 May 2018
The fourth industrial revolution is creating an era of exponential change. Here are five tips for leaders to help them guide their companies through it.
2 May 2018
Modern contactors are designed to offer cost savings that you should be considering when trying to cut cost for your panel.
23 April 2018
Industrial disruptions are changing the way we do business. From big data to blockchain, the decisions you make now will influence your business success for years.
18 April 2018
Pipeline companies around the world are already taking advantage of artificial intelligence to improve operations. Do you have the information you need to stay competitive?
16 April 2018
A digital transformation brings enhanced network and information security to manufacturers as well as performance improvements.
13 April 2018
Users can now create value and actionable information from IIoT data sources, without the intervention of a data scientist.
11 April 2018
At the iBio plant in College Station, Texas, they are leveraging the Rockwell Automation PlantPAx DCS to make vaccine grade proteins from living plants.
9 April 2018
What are the misconceptions around IIoT adoption for micro, small and medium sized enterprises in the UK?
4 April 2018
An open and unsegmented network is a gift to cyber attackers. By using network segmentation, you can restrict their access and limit potential damage.
2 April 2018
The way people and machinery interact in automotive plants is fundamentally changing. Collaborative technology makes functional safety more critical than ever.
28 March 2018
Blockchain has the potential to transform the supply chain with a secure and unchangeable record that can be viewed and verified by every stakeholder, at any time.
28 March 2018
Motor Control Centres (MCCs) power just about every manufacturing facility in the world, but do these unsung heroes get the attention they deserve? And what is the cost of MCC failure?
26 March 2018
Many manufacturers are using digitalization to improve their operations, tap into new sources of revenue and boost profitability.
21 March 2018
Consider these key things when deciding to repair your industrial automation equipment.
21 March 2018
The digitalization of production processes creates new challenges. How are end users adjusting?
19 March 2018
Using soft starters can be an easy way to reduce waste in your operation by minimizing the time and expense associated with servicing the equipment.
14 March 2018
Three insights into the future of mining based on broad market trends: data, analytics and safety and security.
12 March 2018
How do you shop in a supermarket? Have you noticed how digitisation of manufacturing is changing the experience?
7 March 2018
Energy is the largest operating cost for pipeline companies. Anything that can be done to reduce energy usage while maintaining throughput can directly impact your bottom line.
5 March 2018
Follow these three key considerations for a holistic approach to cyber security in your power generation systems.
28 February 2018
Smart machines help transform data into knowledge. For OEMs, easy machine integration is pivotal to success. Here’s what to consider before you start.
26 February 2018
By prioritizing investments around smarter technologies, a connected chemical plant can help you monitor and improve production performance.
19 February 2018
Learn how craft brewers can automate an existing two to five barrel system to produce more – more consistently, and save money and time.
19 February 2018
Digital transformation is driving improved productivity, quality, compliance, and profitability for manufacturers.
14 February 2018
Learn how monitoring and managing the brewing process ensures the quality, consistency, and repeatability of the end product.
12 February 2018
When building your career, remember these three things: diversity and inclusion matter. Find leaders who listen (and act). Be patient and empathic.
5 February 2018
Industry faces a big challenge to improve gender diversity. A challenge that leaders of industry must accept at a personal level, and companies at a company-culture level.
31 January 2018
As we strive to unlock the power of IIoT, it’s important to unlock the potential of what we already have.
29 January 2018
To fully realize the benefits of smart manufacturing we must harmonize standards. It’s how we will address both interoperability and cybersecurity.
24 January 2018
Scalable analytics platform delivers insights tire manufacturers need to improve quality, performance and productivity – from the edge to the cloud.
22 January 2018
Pharmaceutical plants generate a staggering amount of data. See how scalable analytics can cut through clutter to accelerate innovation and improve quality assurance.
15 January 2018
In 2017, industry in the UK was exploring the potential of the Industrial Internet of Things. Now it is implementing it.
10 January 2018
As we begin the new year, we’ve compiled a list of ten tips to help you improve safety and productivity.
8 January 2018
If your plant is aging, you have a choice: migrate specific equipment, or modernize to realize the value of new technologies.
25 December 2017
Popular topics included posts about economic trends, drives, security and insights into the pharmaceutical industry.
20 December 2017
Scalable analytics closes the loop between big data and the plant floor to speed the impact of smart devices.
18 December 2017
Modernization can help companies increase output and productivity of their operations.
13 December 2017
To create a “facility of the future” that pays dividends for years to come, biotech companies must first take a close look at automation and integration strategies.
11 December 2017
Managing the maintenance tasks through specialized software and other tools can help reduce manual entry of device readings, and share vital information with other areas of production.
6 December 2017
Improving your lockout procedures by just one minute can save you $2.8 million annually. Find out how.
4 December 2017
Companies driven by fast-changing consumer demands soon won’t have a choice about connectivity; it will be essential to stay competitive.
29 November 2017
There is an often overlooked distinction between technology and innovation. True innovation is about much more than technology.
27 November 2017
The Connected Enterprise helps manufacturers monitor and improve safety while boosting plant productivity.
22 November 2017
Are you procrastinating when it comes to modernization? You are risking lost opportunity for greater productivity.
13 November 2017
For the future workforce, the ability to gain knowledge will be more important than knowledge itself.
10 November 2017
Modern MES can simplify quality challenges. Let’s take a look at how you can save in three areas: labor/people costs, quality/recall costs and downtime.
6 November 2017
Is your most vital asset, your staff, helping you enter the digital era? Here are three recommendations for becoming an employer of choice for tomorrow’s talent.
30 October 2017
Over the next five years nearly a third of maintenance staff will retire. The next generation expects a dashboard experience. Are you prepared?
25 October 2017
Understanding and implementing a safety architecture, performance levels, integrity levels and reaction time calculations can improve the health of your safety system.
23 October 2017
Take a look at how commercial apps are revolutionising teamwork in industry and how young workers needed to meet the skills gap are changing industry from the inside.
18 October 2017
The Connected Enterprise helps manufacturers minimize the potential for employee safety and business security problems while improving productivity.
16 October 2017
Packaging plants can become connected, flexible and responsive and bring smart factories to life.
9 October 2017
Learn how soft starters utilize the phase angle control on resistive loads.
9 October 2017
What lessons can be learnt from the automotive sector following their adoption of IIoT?
6 October 2017
Creating a connected enterprise requires extreme cohesion. The digital journey of our customer highlights seven steps key to successful digital transformation.
4 October 2017
As cities grow, so does interest in better managing stormwater. Local governments need a plan for effectively capturing, storing, and treating stormwater.
27 September 2017
Digitization and connectivity can transform pharma operations, but first require a robust industrial-security strategy.
25 September 2017
Trends – like gluten- and GMO-free recipes – affect the entire supply chain and require food companies to re-examine processes around traceability.
20 September 2017
Manufacturers must keep equipment and automation current to leverage the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) as they build a Connected Enterprise.
15 September 2017
Companies can reap the benefits of digital transformation with a strategy that unifies energy and industrial process information to support world-class production.
13 September 2017
Too much data? Poor quality data? Here are four tips to help pipeline operators take data collection to the next level.
11 September 2017
Greenfield industrial projects in the age of IIoT require new, flexible and productive plant solutions.
8 September 2017
This new high-efficiency centrifugal blower system can dry powder blenders and tanks used in pharmaceutical manufacturing in 30 minutes or less.
4 September 2017
A more distributed control architecture plus new design and configuration tools speed line load balancing in powertrain assembly – and enable more flexible manufacturing.
30 August 2017
Real-time information and analytics can help prevent production problems from occurring and drive improvement efforts, provided manufacturers have digitally enabled operations.
28 August 2017
There is a push and pull nature to research and development. Sometimes R&D leaps ahead with what's possible but must wait for industry to embrace the technologies.
25 August 2017
For mining companies, IoT promises to help reduce maintenance costs, minimize downtime and enhance safety, but fully embracing IoT requires careful planning.
25 August 2017
Women are great at roles that are historically considered to be "male," therefore, young girls need to be educated about different opportunities where they can get involved.
23 August 2017
Upstream oil and gas producers can connect operations and optimize production with Connected Enterprise solutions.
21 August 2017
Building the tech talent pipeline is about more than re-training current employees – it’s a combined effort that starts in K-12 and reaches beyond college.
18 August 2017
Know what to do (and what not to) when it comes to documenting product design changes, and understand the safety hierarchy so you can limit your company’s risk profile.
16 August 2017
Producers in the process industries need to answer these three questions to arrive at a viable analytics solution.
15 August 2017
The challenges of providing amusement park thrills while keeping guests safe pushes the edge of technology. Lessons here are applied across industries improving uptime, security and safety.
14 August 2017
By supporting STEM-related education through mentors, financial and product support, we’re creating the explorers of tomorrow.
11 August 2017
Choose the right industrial switch to optimize performance in your network infrastructure.
9 August 2017
Modelling and controlling production with MPC technology can lead to improved kiln stability and overall production rate, reduced material loss, and energy costs.
7 August 2017
We’re getting smarter, but the convergence of existing systems and the adoption of new technology is placing new burdens on workforces. Here’s how one company solved the problem.
4 August 2017
Giving careful thought to thermal management when deciding where and how to mount VFDs can help protect the VFD and its performance, and reduce unexpected downtime.
3 August 2017
If you’re new to innovation, learn what you can do to explore the possibilities and inspire yourself and others about your idea.
2 August 2017
Safety and security have traditionally been viewed as separate entities, but in industrial production, your safety and security programs are inextricably linked.
1 August 2017
Engineering merges art and science. Are you a creator, inventor or innovator? Join the Meant To Invent competition.
31 July 2017
How can manufacturers improve production and profitability? Let’s review 3 ways manufacturing production management software with enforceable workflows can help.
28 July 2017
How modern is your mining operation? Connecting your mining operations allows you to gather data in real-time so you can make better business decisions.
26 July 2017
Instead of physical consolidation under one roof and one owner, production can now be digitally consolidated using the Internet of Things.
24 July 2017
Creating a more inclusive workplace culture doesn’t require a big splash, or even everyone on board. It takes courageous conversations.
21 July 2017
PCS Phosphate, a chemical processing facility, went through a complete process control migration allowing better and faster decision making capabilities with PlantPAx DCS.