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Other Networks February 13, 2019

The human factor of IoT in safety

Technology can be part of the ‘culture’ in plants

By Susie Cumberland
Figure 1: Cyber threats are proliferating due to increased information technology/operations technology (IT/OT) integration, along with the advent of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and open process automation (OPA) initiatives. Courtesy: Yokogawa Electric Corp.
Other Networks February 8, 2019

Proactive management of plant cybersecurity

A combination of information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) cybersecurity expertise is required to manage the influx of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices and increased IT/OT integration.

By Camilo Gomez
FDT Group announced the release of its updated developer tools, known as Common Components, which are designed to enhance interoperability while accelerating time to market. Courtesy: FDT Group
Other Networks February 5, 2019

IIoT development tools receive standard update

FDT Group announced the release of its updated developer tools, known as Common Components, which are designed to enhance interoperability while accelerating time to market. 

By FDT Group
Figure 1: Contrasting MESA/IW 2017 Survey with recent MESA International 2018 poll on Smart Manufacturing initiatives. Courtesy: MESA International
Other Networks February 4, 2019

Smart manufacturing driving industry to fourth industrial revolution

Surveys by MESA International indicate the manufacturing industry is making steady progress toward the fourth industrial revolution through smart manufacturing.

By Conrad Leiva
Remote I/ O of CC-Link IE Field Basic was first developed by Tianjin Sentinel Electronics. Courtesy: Control Engineering China, CC-Link
Other Networks February 3, 2019

Low-cost field control network

International: CC-Link IE Field Basic is an option for smart factory network architectures where low-cost control networks are needed.

By Stone Shi
Figure 1: Global Controls Solutions LLC (GCS), a system integrator, helped achieve a food supplier’s goal of improved energy efficiency with an industrial Ethernet network, Profinet, to improve overall operational efficiency. One of the control panels for the refrigeration system is shown. Courtesy: Global Controls Solutions (GCS)
Other Networks February 2, 2019

Profinet network, control system upgrade helps reduce energy costs

A system integrator deployed a Profinet industrial Ethernet network and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) for a food supplier looking to expand its facility. The integrator used the Ethernet network to improve communications and optimize operational efficiency for $125,000 in annual energy savings.

By Nelly Ayllon Lazo
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Other Networks January 31, 2019

Industrial internet, network groups complete merger

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and OpenFog Consortium have finalized their agreement to combine their respective groups, which will work under the IIC umbrella.

By Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)
Sponsored White Paper Other Networks January 29, 2019

CC-Link IE TSN – Accelerate smart factory construction with TSN technology

This white paper discusses an industrial open network specification.

By CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA)
Courtesy: CFE Media
Other Networks January 26, 2019

Untrained staff is the biggest cyber risk, according to report

A report by ESI ThoughtLab, in conjunction with Willis Towers Watson, found untrained staff is the greatest cybersecurity risk to business and a vast majority of companies know this.

By Gregory Hale
During the fourth industrial revolution, the implementation of automation and network technologies is essential for businesses to remain competitive. Courtesy: CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA)
Other Networks January 25, 2019

Industrial networks open up to the future

Open industrial networks are fundamental components of the Smart Factory and Industrie 4.0 will play a key role in the factory of the future.

By John Wozniak