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Process Safety June 14, 2018

End-of-arm-tooling robot companies merge

Three collaborative robot companies, On Robot, OptoForce, and Perception Robotics, have merged together to become OnRobot, an end-of-arm tooling company with headquarters in Denmark.

By OnRobot
Process Safety June 9, 2018

Six best practices for implementing and securing IIoT products

The practice of “securing by design” can help companies protect against potential cyber attacks on Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) products.

By Jalal Bouhdada, Applied Risk
Process Safety June 2, 2018

Security’s role in manufacturing automation

Advances in technologies can lead to great things for the manufacturing automation sector, but security has to play a key role as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industrie 4.0 become more important.

By Gregory Hale, ISSSource
Process Safety May 31, 2018

Collaborative robot developer receives annual robotics award

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) announced Esben Østergaard, the chief technology officer (CTO) of Universal Robots, as the recipient of the annual Engelberger Robotics Award for his development of collaborative robots (cobots).

By Universal Robots
Process Safety May 31, 2018

Implementing remote technical training

By using an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) gateway, or a remotely-controlled PC, critical how-to skill-based training can be made available to engineering students anywhere there’s an Internet connection.

By Matt Pelletier, Yaskawa America Inc.
Process Safety May 30, 2018

Technology, cyber attacks are both on the rise

General Michael Hayden, former director of the CIA and the NSA, addressed the advances of technology and cyber attacks at the PAS 2018 Optics conference and said cybersecurity is a new domain and is vulnerable because security is an afterthought.

By Gregory Hale, ISSSource
Process Safety May 30, 2018

Providing circuit protection for safety

When correctly selected and applied, circuit breakers, fuses, and other protection components can help keep workers safe from injuries and machines from damage.

By Brent Purdy, PE, AutomationDirect
Process Safety May 28, 2018

Top 5 Control Engineering articles May 21-27

Articles about the 2018 Salary and Career Survey, condition-based maintenance, IIoT and sensor functionality, spreadsheets limiting data analytics, and IIoT analytics and predictive maintenance were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from May 21-27, 2018. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Process Safety May 26, 2018

Spending on security-related services expected to rise in 2018

Global spending on security-related hardware, software, and services should hit $91.4 billion in 2018, an increase of 10.2% over 2017. Discrete manufacturers are expected to be among the biggest spenders.

By Gregory Hale, ISSSource
Process Safety May 16, 2018

Learn from others’ mistakes in automation integration project management

Think Again: Minimize risk and maximize rewards of control system integration projects with this advice.

By Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering