With its acquisition of Applied Instrument Technologies, Schneider fills a ‘significant gap’ to provide a more integrated portfolio to process industries.
The Industrial Internet Consortium has published the Industrial Internet Security Framework to provide a common framework addressing security issues in Industrial Internet of Things systems.
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Working together with Sinclair Community College and manufacturers, Festo Didactic has introduced the German dual-track education model to the Cincinnati area, combining a two-year mechatronics degree with hands-on experience.
A recent Automation World survey indicates that many manufacturers are on track to meet Food Safety Modernization Act deadlines, but technology investments and a skills shortage make compliance a tedious task.
In its second release related to the adaption of its products for use with Node-RED, Opto 22’s groov with Node-RED update is said to create a unified toolset for IIoT application development.
Sight Machine takes digitalization to the next level with the latest version of its manufacturing analytics platform. Flexible data models mirror the real time performance of the physical plant, delivering views to users via contextualized dashboards.
The automation industry is evolving and gaining tremendous value from the Industrial Internet of Things, laying the groundwork for the next era in smart manufacturing.
Processing data on-premises at the edge of the network is becoming an increasingly popular tactic, as the amounts of data generated are just too massive to effectively send to the cloud for processing. New software from FogHorn Systems promises to make this process easier.
As collaborative robots enter the automation ring, don’t expect a big faceoff with industrial robot competitors. More likely, both will work side-by-side along with human workers.
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