IT in Manufacturing


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Integrating IT with Operations Technology - a CIO perspective
October 2019, Absolute Perspectives
Digitisation projects, spurred on by Industry 4.0 and technological advances, have opened up many possibilities to create new value.

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The power of data
October 2019, Throughput Technologies
Gain access to important information with ProSoft's new OPC UA-based gateway and data logger.

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Securing and managing devices the modern way
October 2019
Organisations of all types and sizes are bringing vast numbers of devices into their IT infrastructure and networks. Moreover, these devices are not only smartphones, wearables and tablets because the ...

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Siemens launches report on Dawn of Digitalisation and its Impact on Africa
October 2019, Siemens Digital Industries
Africa needs a digitalisation strategy to compete in the global economy.

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Top tips to help you implement 4IR projects that deliver value
September 2019, Editor's Choice
In the just over 10 years I have spent working on IT projects in the manufacturing space, the amount of new fads and IT jargon that has to be adopted has reached the heavens, and ascended into other realms. ...

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Reliable gas production
September 2019, Siemens Digital Industries
Energy supplier uses Siemens technology for optimum information exchange.

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Digitisation requires new skills
September 2019, Schneider Electric South Africa
Smart grid investments by municipal and public power utilities typically focus on electric distribution and customer systems. The expected benefits include lower costs, better customer service and more ...

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Industry 4.0: Manufacturing Executing Systems
September 2019, S4 Integration
Industry 4.0 is set to lead the way for digitisation of manufacturing processes. Manufacturing Executing Systems (MES) are a critical component of Industry 4.0 as they act as an enabler for end-to-end ...

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Automotive supplier relies on Siemens PLM solution
September 2019, Siemens Digital Industries
Küster Automotive is an internationally active family-run company and a part of Küster Holding. A full-service supplier, Küster manufactures components for the automotive industry. For its production ...

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Mobile app configures level transmitters
August 2019, Emerson Automation Solutions
Emerson has added the Radar Master app for the AMS Trex Device Communicator, making it easier for field technicians to configure Rosemount radar level transmitters. Radar level devices are critical to ...

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Artificial intelligence in packaging
August 2019, Beckhoff Automation
Beckhoff Automation’s Benjamin Bruns explains how the company has incorporated machine ­learning as a natural extension of its control platform.

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Tracking, genealogy and FIFO solution at Sumitomo Rubber
August 2019, Altron Bytes Systems Integration
Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA), manufacturer of the popular Dunlop, Sumitomo and Falken tyre brands, is a division of Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI), headquartered in Kobe, Japan. SRI is ranked ...

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Safety and cybersecurity convergence goes beyond safety systems
August 2019
However, the scope of safety and cybersecurity goes well beyond process safety systems alone. Across the industrial and infrastructure worlds, an increasing number of end users are adopting more sophisticated ...

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Yapper: pet food goes digital
August 2019
Over the past decade, there has been an increase of the ‘pet humanisation’ trend, which continues to capture the entire world. Pet owners are caring for and spending on their pets as they would do for ...

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Innovation and intelligence for smart manufacturing
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0, Omron Electronics
Adaptive algorithms offer new ways to optimise production lines.

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Emerson’s digital ecosystem empowers top quartile performance
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0, Emerson Automation Solutions
Plantweb provides new mobility and decision-support technologies.

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Staying ahead of industrial cyber-security threats
July 2019, Parker Hannifin Sales Company South
The consequences of cyber attacks on businesses can be huge, operation downtime, loss of productivity, proprietary information loss, diminished reputation among customers, business partners and investors and disruption of services.

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Comos version 10.3 saves time
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0, Siemens Digital Industries
Modular engineering with intelligent templates and central data storage.

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Digitalisation drives compressed air system development
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0, Siemens Digital Industries
German company, Otto Boge (Boge), develops compressed air systems for which it offers an extensive portfolio of components, machines and complete plants. To increase the efficiency of its production, ...

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Industrial cybersecurity risk assessment and management
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0
Since the acceptance of the various IEC62443 modules as national standards: SANS62443-2-1/4, SATS62443-1-1 and SATR62443-3-1, there has been confusion about the requirements, methodologies and implementation. ...

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