These AutomationDirect StrideLinx VPN routers provide built-in firewall protection to isolate machine level LAN and companywide WAN networks, and optional 4G connectivity, enabling cloud-based remote access and simplifying implementation. Courtesy: AutomationDirect
Virtualization, Cloud Analytics November 7, 2019

Secure remote connections with cloud technologies

Cloud technologies enable remote connectivity for industrial applications, but can introduce security issues unless built from the ground up with cybersecurity in mind. See top five cybersecurity issues to address.

By Jonathan Griffith
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 November 20, 2019

Five factors to smart instrumentation in Industry 4.0

Learn how Industry 4.0 incorporates the data and analytics from smart instruments to add tremendous value to an organization.

By Cory Perelman
Figure 6: “The architecture of the RCS allows you to achieve very high safety and reliability,” said Dr. Angela Summers. “And by designing it into the manifold, you also can eliminate many sources of maintenance errors, which further improves the reliability of your installation.” Courtesy: Emerson
Sensors, Actuators November 15, 2019

Double up on solenoid safety

Adding two solenoid valves to a safety instrumented system keeps equipment, facility and personnel safe and the system online.

By Joseph D. McHugh II
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Industrial PCs November 18, 2019

Awards given for high-performance computing programs

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces a $3.6 million investment in high-performance computing to help address key challenges in U.S. manufacturing, material, and mobility development.

By Department of Energy
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Robotics November 20, 2019

Four types of collaborative robot operation

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Operators always need a clear view of what’s happening. Courtesy: Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering
PLM, Control Design November 13, 2019

Best practices matter when designing control systems

By Mark T. Hoske
Courtesy: Fraunhofer IPMS
Wireless November 19, 2019

Wireless real-time communication via light

By Fraunhofer IPMS
Rodney Weber, a professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, stands in his lab alongside several consumer-grade 3D printers. Courtesy: Allison Carter, Georgia Tech
Discrete Manufacturing November 14, 2019

Particles emitted by 3-D printers can have negative environmental effect

By Josh Brown