Manufacturing IT, MES

Manufacturing IT, MES September 13, 2022

Boosting supply chains through automation and robotics

Supply chains can benefit from employing automation and robotics at key stages as to respond to any disruptions that may occur.

By Dr. Joya Mannan
Courtesy: GE Digital, New Products for Engineers Database
Manufacturing IT, MES April 16, 2022

Integrate new technologies, MES software

Integrating Industry 4.0 and manufacturing execution system (MES) software can increase revenues, create faster turnarounds, improve quality for manufacturers.

By Sacheen Patil
Courtesy: Rittal North America
Manufacturing IT, MES February 28, 2022

How to select the right free-standing industrial enclosure

When selecting industrial enclosures for electronics, process controls, power systems, and other business-critical equipment, ensure protection from water, dust, corrosive liquids and other contaminants. Also provide security and climate control to help ensure a long service life and high reliability of what’s enclosed, according to a company with a Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Award product.

By Troy Miesse
Courtesy: Stratus
Manufacturing IT, MES February 27, 2022

Industrial servers: Easy to deploy, manage, support with hot-swapping components

Run business-critical workloads in a control room, local data center or edge environment using continuously available industrial servers, according to a company with a Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Award product.

By DoShik Wood
Courtesy: Rittal North America
Manufacturing IT, MES February 21, 2022

Key deciding factors to select the right IT server rack for an application

An information technology (IT) server rack is no longer a simple commodity. Look at environment, hardware and number of installations. Invest once and adapt as needed to get the features, functionality and engineering to provide long-term value, according to a company with a Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Award product.

By Hans Baumann
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Manufacturing IT, MES February 17, 2022

Safety concerns and supply chain disruption

Also, while electrical safety is a prime concern, trips, slips and falls tend to be the biggest hazard.

By Kevin Parker
Courtesy: Tenable
Manufacturing IT, MES December 17, 2021

Beware of accidental convergence

Information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) teams must find common ground to eliminate the substantial risk factors of both planned and accidental IT/OT convergence.

By Michael Rothschild
Courtesy: Sealevel Systems, Inc.
Manufacturing IT, MES December 16, 2021

Convergence or overlap? Understanding the IT/OT relationship

With the increasing number of industrial systems connected to the internet, operational technology (OT) is vulnerable to cyberattacks and stands to benefit from information technology (IT) experience.

By Katherine Elrod and contributing staff, Sealevel Systems Inc.
Courtesy: Mark Stone/University of Washington
Manufacturing IT, MES October 16, 2021

Center for optoelectronic, quantum technologies

The National Science Foundation (NSF) will fund an endeavor at the University of Washington to bring atomic-level precision to devices that will transform the IT industry for decades to come.

By UW News staff
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Manufacturing IT, MES July 27, 2021

Connected automation has failed the first rule of cybersecurity (or what Brad Pitt taught me about industrial cybersecurity)

Not so long ago, these industrial control systems (ICS) assets were deployed on separate isolated networks and fell out of the information technology (IT) cybersecurity scope. That's no longer the case.

By Jim Cook and Dino Busalachi