IT in Manufacturing
Will OPC UA TSN prevail over industrial Ethernet?
December 2017, This Week's Editor's Pick
OPC UA is a vendor-independent communication protocol designed for industrial use. TSN (time-sensitive networking) is a further development of the IEEE Ethernet standards. Together, they aim to offer
Innovating in the process industry with PLM
December 2017, Absolute Perspectives, This Week's Editor's Pick
There might be an opportunity for you to adopt a proven technique from another industry in a new way and thereby gain a competitive edge for your business in its own niche.
Simplifying the IIoT landscape
December 2017, Rockwell Automation
Achieving enterprise connectivity does not have to be costly.
Digital transformation and collaborating robotics
December 2017, Omron Electronics
Reflections on how to cope with societal discourse.
SA companies ready to implement IoT strategies
December 2017, IoT.nxt
Three quarters of SA companies plan to implement IoT strategies in the near future, with 33% saying they have plans to start a strategy in the next six months and 40% planning to start in the next year
Soteica Visual MESA solution for thermal power plants
November 2017, Yokogawa South Africa
However, many TPPs face problems in optimal load distribution and optimal planning of equipment, operational monitoring of key performance indicators, as well as avoiding penalties by minimising harmful
EcoStruxure for mining and metals
November 2017, Schneider Electric South Africa
Redefining power and automation technologies makes it easier to deploy digital capabilities.
Kick-start the organisation’s IIoT/Industrie 4.0 journey
November 2017, RJ Connect
Consequently, these challenges have set in motion a number of changes in factories, culminating with the introduction of new technologies and concepts.
As optimal production is pivotal in the age of
IIC launches smart factory machine learning testbed
The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), the world’s leading organisation transforming business and society by accelerating the adoption of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), has announced the
Emerson upgrades handheld communicator
October 2017, Emerson Automation Solutions
The AMS Trex Device Communicator leverages industrial IoT solutions to improve reliability decision making.
Next-gen MES Technology
October 2017, This Week's Editor's Pick
Manufacturing execution systems (MES) can help manufacturers and other industrial organisations reduce costs while improving operations, collaboration, asset management, workflow and safety.
Router with new security functionality
October 2017, Phoenix Contact
The FL Mguard RS4000 TX/TX-P security router from Phoenix Contact offers an extended temperature range as well as ATEX and IECEx approval. In addition, as of firmware 8.5, several security functions are
Real-time interface to batch control
October 2017, Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation expands mobile production capabilities with FactoryTalk Batch View.
Tomorrow’s digital technologies take flight at Aerosud Aviation
October 2017, 1Worx
This article deals with the implications of the changes for South Africa and how these could best be leveraged to support objectives as spelled out in the NDP, namely industrial growth, exports and the creation of high-value employment opportunities.
New technology automates Modbus routing setup in gateways
October 2017, RJ Connect
Save time and money when configuring and managing a large number of Modbus devices.
A false sense of cybersecurity in industrial control systems
October 2017, Nclose
“It won’t happen to us. What would anyone gain from attacking us?” this is all too often the message from companies, who have the mistaken impression that they are safe from cyber criminals and the huge
The IoT.nxt big thing
October 2017, IoT.nxt
Future-proof digital platform bridges the operational silos of traditional legacy systems.
The potential value of manufacturing analytics
October 2017, Absolute Perspectives, This Week's Editor's Pick
Mature analytics organisations understand the value of using digital technology to tap into data to achieve better business performance.
Rockwell Automation expands MES applications
October 2017, Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation continues to develop its scalable MES applications to allow operations to configure their environment without programming, add more applications, increase DCS process system integration,
Securing industrial automation control system networks
September 2017, RJ Connect
The focus of this white paper is to analyse why cybersecurity is of paramount importance for IACS networks, and what is needed in order to build, manage, and maintain secure IACS networks.
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