Ask Control Engineering: With the high profile coincidental computer glitches, is it possible they are cyber attacks and no one is saying? What else is happening that we don't know about? Link to resources that could help a discern whether a computer glitch is just that or perhaps a cyber security attack.
Ask Control Engineering: What’s going on with collaborative robotics? Collaborative robots work in proximity to humans, often without enclosures. Robots can be retrofit with sensors or designed from the start to operate without enclosures, depending on the application and end effectors used. A number of examples were shown or demonstrated at the Automate...
Site poll suggests how to realize automation’s untapped potential for projects. Replacing old automation technology with new technology performing the exact same functions rarely provides the business value improvements necessary to justify the investment. Automation, properly applied, is the best value a company can make.
Ask Control Engineering: What do I need to know about end of service (EOS) for Microsoft Windows XP, and what should I consider going forward? See 5 areas impacting cyber security, production reliability, and quality. Alert organizations have been migrating away from Windows XP; Microsoft may still provide limited support for companies that pay for extended...
For machines that cannot be upgraded, what needs to change now that Microsoft Windows XP support has ended?
Ask Control Engineering sought advice from industrial software developers related to the end of Microsoft Windows XP support. Here, Beckhoff Automation provides answers related to Microsoft Windows XP obsolescence.