IT in Manufacturing
Production data for even more productivity
February 2016, Beckhoff Automation
Hans Beckhoff talks of convergence and the benefits of PC-based control, the TwinCAT 3 automation software, and TwinCAT HMI.
Increased productivity and process visibility at Pioneer Foods
February 2016, Wonderware Southern Africa
An OEE system implemented as a management tool to manage efficiencies and waste across countrywide facilities.
From steam to stream – the digital revolution
February 2016, Omron Electronics
A machine builder’s perspective of Industry 4.0.
Moxa rolls out switches motion control
February 2016, RJ Connect
Time synchronisation is increasingly important for distributed systems in industrial automation. To meet this need, Moxa has implemented the latest PTP (Precision Time Protocol) technology in their new
Mobile plant management in the process industry
February 2016, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Ind. & Drives
Comos Mobile Solutions 2.0 with new graphical user interface from Siemens.
IT organisations need to prepare for an uncertain future
January 2016, Absolute Perspectives
Without the right people and organisational structure to support technological change, it is unlikely that your business will derive any real value from the new innovations.
Rockwell Automation realises the Connected Enterprise
January 2016, Rockwell Automation
Moving into the 4th industrial revolution, European countries are in different stages. The UK, France, Denmark, Belgium and the Netherlands are seen as potentialists, while Germany, Austria, Sweden and
The Belden Weidmüller Modular Infrastructure Box
January 2016, Jaycor International
How does Belden’s communication infrastructure offering evolve to provide the capabilities needed by the the Smart Factory of the future? One example is the development of standardised infrastructure
Enhanced machine intelligence with many-core control technology
December 2015, Beckhoff Automation
Interview with Beckhoff Automation MD, Hans Beckhoff about the industrial server as high-performance controller, automation server and visionary production platform.
Cyber defence for industrial networks
December 2015, Yokogawa South Africa
Industrial network protocols are increasingly targeted by hackers. Can basic cyber defence of these networks be simple?
Moxa introduces new mobile network app
December 2015, RJ Connect
Moxa has announced the release of the MXview ToGo app, a mobile client of its MXview industrial network management software. The app provides real-time event alerts, instant network/device status checks,
A portfolio approach to Operations IT Solutions management
The business need for more automated and efficient operations has led end users in industrial plants to accumulate large and increasingly complex collections of operations-related information technology
Wonderware Office Bundle simplifies reporting and analysis
December 2015, Wonderware Southern Africa
Turnkey solution delivers user-friendly, actionable information for business improvement.
Mobile tracking apps keep downtime to a minimum
November 2015, Parker Hannifin (Africa)
Is the answer to tackle the problem quicker when it happens or to prevent it happening in the first place – or perhaps a combination of both? The traditional way
The traditional solution to minimising
Application of Agile Project Management in a DCS upgrade
There is no confusion that in order for any project to be successful, it must satisfy certain constraints. It must be completed within a specified time, it must be completed within a specified budget,
Visualising and analysing control system traffic
November 2015, Yokogawa South Africa
Quick detection of security incidents that threaten critically important infrastructure.
Management platform enables secure remote access
November 2015, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Ind. & Drives
Sinema Remote Connect enables simple connection setup for remote services and other remote applications.
IT in manufacturing – the CIO’s new challenge
November 2015, Absolute Perspectives
The computerisation of manufacturing as encapsulated in “Industrie 4.0”, or the so-called “fourth industrial revolution” is attracting attention by manufacturing decision makers who find their companies
ISA99 committee advances cybersecurity standards
The ISA99 committee on industrial automation and control systems (IACS) cybersecurity has primary responsibility for developing the ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards on this subject.
Remote industrial automation services via the Internet
October 2015, Throughput Technologies
What to look out for when choosing a remote service solution.
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