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Connecting sensors and automation to the Internet of Things

The medical, manufacturing and food industries rely on automation and sensors, and their... » more

Industrial cloud improves custody transfer, remote monitoring for oil applications

Trigg Technologies LLC uses a cloud-based platform and remote monitoring to improve custody... » more

8 ways the cloud is a no-brainer for manufacturers

Cloud computing: Some people still debate the merits of using cloud computing in manufacturing, but... » more

Virtualization: Hardware, software

IBM PureSystems are servers with "scale-in" architecture that builds on faster, denser components;... » more

Virtual manufacturing environment: 4 ways to transition

Here’s what to consider when transitioning to a virtualized manufacturing environment. Look at... » more

Why manufacturing virtualization? 3 short and easy answers

Virtualization can seem intimidating to begin, perhaps in part because it may require involving... » more

Plausible deniability is not a security strategy

Beware, you may have been instructed by a lawyer to not read this article. » more

Standardizing control room HMIs

Next generation HMIs create an environment where operators and technicians can move at speed of... » more

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Industrial Networking: Introduction to Networking

Doug Bell introduces Chris Harris. Networks communicate in several ways including by wire, wireless, and fiber optics. Various standards such as RS-232, RS-422, RS-485 and Ethernet come with the particular device being...

Industrial Networking: Basics of RS-232

The RS-232 standard allows for communication between two devices in either a master-slave or master-master configuration. A master-master configuration does not require the cables to be changed however the hardware needs to...

Industrial Networking: RS-232 Media and Hardware

All types of connectors are found with RS-232 with no set standard, zip links are a solution especially in long distance (up to 50 feet) applications. DTE and DCE devices require different wiring configurations. The device...

Industrial Networking: Networking Protocol Basics

A compatible wiring scheme does not mean two devices can communication with each other, they need the same language. In a network, there must be a device that produces a signal for the network to work, cannot have two slave...

Industrial Networking: Basics of RS-422

The RS-422 standard allows use with up to 11 devices and 4000 feet of wire. The standard is commonly confused with RS-485 and can even work with RS-485 devices. RS-422 is not widely supported. Long-time automation trainer Doug...

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Control Engineering 2014 Cyber Security Study

Cyber threats to control systems are high, frequencies of... » more

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Cyber Security: Technology Review

A very fast paced look at many types of hardware...

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Avoid the worst control system ever

Automation System Integration Blog: Nobody wants to get a screaming... » more

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