IT in Manufacturing
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.
Video networks for mission-critical surveillance
August 2015, RJ Connect
Moxa has introduced its new V-ON technology, which is designed to prevent video loss from mission-critical surveillance networks. Robust surveillance networks are an increasingly important aspect of public
MES and the new worker generation
August 2015, This Week's Editor's Pick
Manufacturing Execution Systems can help 'on-board' the new generation of workers.
Emerson enhances reservoir modelling software
August 2015, Emerson Process Management SA
Latest version of Roxar RMS comes with new structural modelling and uncertainty management tools.
Honeywell’s Uniformance technology boosts uptime
August 2015, Honeywell ACS South Africa
Uniformance Asset Sentinel can reduce unplanned downtime by up to 10% and cut maintenance cost by 15%.
Yokogawa’s Enterprise Pipeline Management Solution
August 2015, Yokogawa South Africa
Yokogawa has announced the release of the Enterprise Pipeline Management Solution (EPMS), a modular software suite that is the product of over 20 years of practical experience in implementing pipeline
Rockwell Automation introduces Safety Maturity Index
July 2015, Rockwell Automation
Safety Maturity Index tool provides insights into where and how manufacturers need to optimise safety to improve plant performance.
Big data analytics improve manufacturing performance
July 2015, This Week's Editor's Pick
The theme of the recent 2015 ARC European Forum in Amsterdam, 'The Information Driven Enterprise in a Connected World', was intended to help develop some clarity over emerging related concepts such as
Kepware Client Ace
July 2015, eTX Data Services
OPC-enable .NET applications the easy way.
MultiCon now with email functionality
July 2015, RET Automation Controls
The Simex MultiCon (meter + controller + recorder + HMI in one package) series of devices are now equipped with an e-mail notifications system, which enables the sending of e-mails directly from the MultiCon
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