Yaskawa's i³ Control (“iCube” Control) is an open system platform deigned to consolidate a variety of automation controls into one centralized controller.
Human-machine interfaces: More audience questions are answered below from the webcast, “How to overcome limits of outdated HMI hardware and software.”
When human-machine interface hardware and software are outdated, pain points can be many, including lack of training for less-experienced operators, connectivity and remote access to machine condition or performance information. Get help below and in July 13 webcast.
Solving low speed rotary servo applications with direct-drive motors avoids hidden initial costs, while saving money over the life of the machine. Example shows $73,000 annual savings on a widget-making machine.
End users and equipment manufacturers alike face common challenges and frustrations with outdated human-machine interface (HMI) hardware and software. Operators encounter deficiencies caused by antiquated hardware and software. Fortunately, it is possible to upgrade outdated HMI software and hardware to address long-term needs. You can now grow and scale HMIs in the age of complexity.
Carole Franklin, director of robotic standards development at A3, answers common questions regarding Robot Safety Standards.
Renewable energy company sees numerous benefits in operations and business management with new supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system.
Manufacturing supply chains continue to adapt to COVID-19
Hiring and retention of engineering and technology-minded talent: Industrial automation companies think creatively about attracting skilled workers. Resiliency matters during a pandemic. See related advice.
CAN in Automation (CiA) association has released version 2.0.0 of the CiA 461 profile specification series, which comprises four parts specifying the CANopen interfaces of weighing devices.
Use vulnerability management at the convergence of information and operational technologies to lower risk to industrial control systems.
MESA International announced the release of Version 7 of the B2MML and BatchML specifications, which allows companies to integrate business systems such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management systems with manufacturing systems.
The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) released updated definitions for terms such as the Internet of Things, cloud computing and more.
Product safety and operational safety of elevators require that software and software-updates are under control. See list of standards to help lower risk for motion control applications.
Age of existing assets are the greatest cybersecurity risk factor, 67% in 2020 Control Engineering research, up from 46% in 2016. This is of particular concern with remote operations increasing due to the COVID-19 pandemic and manufacturing starting up again.
Without evidence of security performance, companies may be left with significant cybersecurity risk, according to a Mandiant research report.
The National Safety Council urges employers to assess their risk of exposure and ensure procedures are in place to effectively control transmission.
Digitalization, IIoT and Industry 4.0 implementations need communication hubs, a role well-suited to PLCs and HMIs.
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.
The Automation Federation (AF) convened to perform the third critical review of the Automation Competency Model (ACM) since its inception in 2008.
Chicago, Ill.— Hundreds of exhibitors showed thousands of innovative products and services at the National Industrial Automation Show during National Manufacturing Week 2001 at McCormick Place. For more coverage, including streaming video clips, click on "NMW 2001" at www.controleng.com. Advantech Automation (Cincinnati, O.
The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) announced the IIC Resource Hub, which provides update to Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) resources as well as an update to its track and trace testbed.
Machine vision standards help provide component interoperability for manufacturers who are trying to develop products with the potential for widespread industry use.
The Open Process Automation group, part of the Open Group, continues to work on standards to help enable interoperable process controls. ExxonMobil Research & Engineering, BASF, Saudi Aramco, and ARC Advisory Group offered a progress update in February.
Keeping standards up to date with technology: Industrial robot safety standards remain in development to help lower risk for those integrating, implementing, using and maintaining robotics.