IT in Manufacturing
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
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.
Ethernet-based networks improve machine performance
October 2015, Jaycor International
OEMs are increasingly using industrial networks to connect their HMIs, controllers, distributed I/O, instruments and sensors to each other within a machine or a robot. As a consequence, Ethernet is quickly
Ensuring the safety and security of industrial control systems
September 2015, This Week's Editor's Pick
Process safety and cyber security are distinctly different disciplines, but there is growing realisation that they are related.
Specifically, today’s industrial organisations face the common imperative
Schneider Electric launches new version of StruxureWare
September 2015, Schneider Electric South Africa
Plant Operation Ampla 6.1 updated and enhanced for integrated operations management.
Motor protection programming tool
Laptops are becoming a necessity in the industrial and mining sectors but they are often found wanting and are impractical to use on site. Some of the difficulties include reduced screen visibility in
Belden launches entry-level fast Ethernet industrial switches
September 2015, Profitek
Hirschmann RED25 switches provide cost-effective and customisable networking solutions for industries in need of redundancy and security.
Siemens expands industrial Ethernet switch range
September 2015, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Ind. & Drives
Ethernet switches permit communication via Profinet or EtherNet/IP.
Vendor-managed inventory system
September 2015, VEGA Instruments SA
New software for inventory visualisation from VEGA.
Securing edge devices and data in industrial applications
August 2015, RJ Connect
Thanks to the Internet of Things, the era for building distributed big data industrial applications has dawned.
More data is only useful if it leads to more wisdom
August 2015, Wonderware Southern Africa
Making sense of big industrial data without being a genius.
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