Info Management - Manufacturing IT, MES

Artificial intelligence and its impact on machine vision

Several companies are working on artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for the machine vision... » more

The IoT's impact on process manufacturing environments

The Internet of Things (IoT) in the manufacturing world is about data and how to get more of it.... » more

Researchers adding human intuition to planning algorithms

Researchers at MIT are encoding the strategies of high-performing human planners in a... » more

Four reasons to be fluent in multiple platforms

Being fluent in multiple platforms can be a helpful tool in the automation field for engineers and... » more

Companies collaborate on plant initiative for process manufacturing applications

Honeywell and Seeq announced they will collaborate as part of the Honeywell Connected Plant... » more

Fog computing reference architecture released

The OpenFog Consortium released the OpenFog Reference Architecture, which is a universal technical... » more

Two controller standard recommendations released

CAN in Automation (CiA) has released two Controller Area Network (CAN) FD related recommendations.... » more

Control software for monitoring and adjusting control loops

Schneider Electric's EcoStruxture Control Advisor is an enterprise-wide IIoT plant performance and... » more

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Industrial chassis for machine vision applications

Advantech's IPC-631 industrial chassis has a front input/output (I/O) design and support of a 500W single or redundant power supply and server grade motherboard for high-end machine vision applications.  » more

2017 Engineers' Choice Awards: Spotlight on innovation

Best automation, control, and instrumentation products in 28 categories. » more

Control software for monitoring and adjusting control loops

Schneider Electric's EcoStruxture Control Advisor is an enterprise-wide IIoT plant performance and control optimization software is designed to optimize the real-time efficiency of the process throughout the plant lifecycle and... » more

Batch manufacturing software with mobile production capabilities

Rockwell Automation's FactoryTalk Batch View software is designed to provide a scalable, browser-based interface that adapts across smartphones to tablets and PCs and allows users to access real-time information.

Compact module processors

Kontron's COMe-cAL6 comprises modules with cost-efficient, dual-core configurations for indoor, digital signage applications as well as quad-core modules for deployment in harsh outdoor environments. » more

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Your orthodontic appliance may have been 3D printed

Creating unique items to satisfy medical... » more

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Poll of the Week

When buying or specifying a controller, what are the most important considerations?
Speed, latency, memory
Upgrade, licensing simplicity
I/O count, communications ability
Previous controller brand, purchasing agreements
Failsafe, hotswapping
IEC 61131-3 programming, offline programming, simulation
Initial lifecycle costs
Integrated functions such as motion, vision, HMI
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