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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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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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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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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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IIoT platforms, not all created equal
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0, Altron Bytes Systems Integration
Having a state-of-the-art architecture based on the most modern technology will not benefit any company unless it is tied to a specific purpose and business outcome.

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Bringing trust to the Internet of Things
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0
Huge amounts of data are generated by and collected from a wide variety of IoT devices. It is then analysed and actions taken, depending on the results of the analysis. However, if you cannot trust the ...

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So, what’s left for us humans after the machines take over?
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0
That said, there are some guidelines that can be put in place. An obvious career path exists in being ‘on the other side of the code’, as it were – being the one who writes the code, who trains the machine, ...

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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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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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Securing the smart factory?
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0, Throughput Technologies
Secomea provides secure remote access without the need for advanced firewall configuration.

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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, Proconics
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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High-performance rackmount computers for Industry 4.0
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0, RJ Connect
With more and more companies implementing IIoT applications, the demand to connect hundreds or thousands of devices to industrial automation systems has increased dramatically. Moxa’s DA-720, a high-performance ...

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SHEQ document reporting in real-time
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0
While the manual compilation of a Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) documentation report can take up to 20 man hours, Passport 360 can potentially slash this to an astonishing three minutes. This ...

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How the food and beverage industry could benefit from blockchain
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0, Schneider Electric South Africa
Advances in blockchain technology could enable the food and beverage industry (F&B) to enhance traceability. In the US alone, food recalls and food-borne illnesses cost some $77 billion per annum, including ...

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MiX Telematics supplies fleet management solution
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0
MiX Telematics, a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, has announced that its channel partner in East Africa, A&S Electronics, has been awarded a tender to supply a water ...

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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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Bridging the gap to the Industrial Internet of Things
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0, Adroit Technologies
The Adroit Enterprise IIoT platform is a customisable software platform that enables users to deploy and integrate cloud-based sensor data with normal telemetry data using protocols such as MQTT, Sigfox ...

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