Hilscher North America, Cirrus Link Solutions and Inductive Automation form an agreement to link industrial automation networking, MQTT middleware, and SCADA technologies to simplify IoT applications for industry.
A mid-size Italian supplier for the automotive and fashion industries adopts a new manufacturing execution system as it looks to modernize operations.
A new PMMI report indicates that current market dynamics are stimulating investments in data management, serialization and robotics technologies.
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It’s inevitable, according to a study from Infosys, which surveyed 1,600 senior business decision-makers throughout the world.
Capitalizing on the growing desire for actionable insights, startups and mainstream automation vendors are flooding the Industrial Internet of Things market with new analytics offerings.
With help from web-based programs, automation vendors are rolling out new kinds of mobile apps that borrow the best from social media and elsewhere in the consumer space to promote collaboration in industrial settings.
The need for better insight into production, continuous process optimization and mobile access has driven manufacturers to connect their automation systems with their business systems. Despite these advances, and with security concerns mounting, some companies still champion the classic air gap approach.
Though awareness of cybersecurity among manufacturers has increased dramatically over the past five years, a great deal of work remains to be done to ensure the safety of automation systems from internal and external cyber threats.
System integrator RTUdirect replaced long runs of troublesome wiring to remote water treatment drip fields with wireless radios communicating from a base station to remote RTUs powered by solar panels.
With the right plan, migrations of legacy control systems can be the catalyst to making improvements in a number of production and maintenance areas.
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