Other Networks

Courtesy: Siemens
Electrical March 16, 2021

Circuit breaker promotes automotive-plant energy efficiency

Communications and power metering capabilities built in

By Jim Sirois
Courtesy: Synchrono/New Products for Engineers Database
Manufacturing IT, MES March 13, 2021

Taking your MES with you

When looking for the right manufacturing execution system (MES) solution, manufacturers need to consider its ability to evolve with them.

By Francisco Almada Lobo
Courtesy: FDT Group
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 March 12, 2021

Smart manufacturing starts with data-driven DTMs

Device-type managers (DTMs) using the new FDT 3.0 standard enables smart manufacturing with common components toolkits in an integrated development environment (IDE) to minimize engineering, simplify DTM certification and shorten time to market.

By Robert Hartmann and Dr. Michael Gunzert
Courtesy: MediTechSafe
Cybersecurity March 12, 2021

Mitigating OT cybersecurity risks, enforcing best practices

Cybersecurity is becoming a major problem for operational technology (OT) users and can affect people in surprising and unexpected ways. See example and four questions to ask when developing an OT cybersecurity plan.

By MediTechSafe
Courtesy: Keagan Gay, CFE Media and Technology
Business of Engineering March 10, 2021

Industrial networking testing and certification guide released

A comprehensive guide for PROFINET product testing and certification for device manufacturers has been released by PI North America.

By PI North America
Courtesy: PI North America
Ethernet March 10, 2021

How time-sensitive networking is making Ethernet deterministic

Time-sensitive networking (TSN) is designed to make Ethernet deterministic by design and improve synchronicity and overall communication among devices.

By Nelly Ayllon
Courtesy: SAP
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 March 8, 2021

Five digital transformation trends in manufacturing for 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has supercharged the demand for digital offerings and Industry 4.0 technology

By Julia Quintel and Johannes Papst
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Other Networks February 26, 2021

Researchers develop speedier network analysis for computer hardware

Software has been developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers to more efficiently run graph applications on a range of computing hardware, including both CPUs and GPUs.

By Daniel Ackerman
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Networking and Security February 24, 2021

Four OT, ICS security patching lessons to consider

Ensuring a comprehensive list of security-related patches by using operational technology (OT)-specific patching tools to gather complete software, vulnerability and security patch information.

By Jason Leljedal, Sunjay Rajput
The e-F@ctory Alliance brings together over 900 manufacturers of industrial components, specialist system integrators and software providers, which have introduced more than 20,000 systems. Courtesy: Mitsubishi Electric/CC-Link Partner Association
Automation February 20, 2021

Industrial automation partnerships build strength in numbers

Partnerships and collaboration are the foundation that enable end-users and suppliers to develop complete solutions for industrial automation and beyond.

By Thomas Burke