June 13, 2018
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Digital Factory Comes into Focus at Hannover Messe 2018
Next-Gen Industrial Communications As a Tool to Solve Networking Problems

By Benson Hougland, Opto 22
Traditional industrial networking methods have proved workable but difficult to implement. The next generation of communication technologies may work to ease implementation while addressing security concerns.

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Women in Engineering: Debunking myths ahead of INWED 2018
Women in Engineering: Debunking myths ahead of INWED 2018

By Emma Cygan, Pailton Engineering
The theme for International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) 2018 is raising the bar. However, perhaps it's time to use this bar to quash a few misconceptions instead. This article will go in depth in today's engineering environment to do just this.

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Monitoring and Managing the Unpredictable: 3 challenges for renewable energy
Monitoring and Managing the Unpredictable: 3 challenges for renewable energy

By Alan Binning, COPA-DATA UK
Renewables are set to be the fastest-growing source of electrical energy generation in the next five years. This article explores three common issues for renewables — managing demand, combining distributed systems and reporting.

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More Than A Story, A Process Narrative Can Define Your Next Automation Project
More Than A Story, A Process Narrative Can Define Your Next Automation Project

Kicking off a successful capital project requires a common understanding across several groups of key stakeholders regarding how the manufacturing process will work.

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Siemens and Bentley Systems announce the Process Industries Academy
Siemens and Bentley Systems announce the Process Industries Academy
The Academy’s aim is to share best practice for plant engineering and operations. Academies are situated in the strategic locations of Karlsruhe, Germany (Siemens Process Automation World), Houston, Texas/USA (Bentley’s Digital Advancement Academy) and Shanghai, China (Siemens Process Industry Centre for Excellence) to support the global process industry.
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Perception Robotics, OptoForce and On Robot announce merger into OnRobot
Perception Robotics, OptoForce and On Robot announce merger into OnRobot

The new company combines U.S.-based Perception Robotics, Hungary-based OptoForce, and Denmark-based On Robot to become OnRobot, which aims to drive innovation for robotic end-of-arm tooling. OnRobot's headquarters will be located in Denmark under Iversen’s management, and the three entities will continue their individual operations and development as well.

SAP and Endress+Hauser to cooperate to develop IIoT applications for the process industry
SAP and Endress+Hauser to cooperate to develop IIoT applications for the process industry

The goal is to fully integrate the Endress+Hauser field instruments as digital twins into the SAP cloud platform. Both companies want to take advantage of the services and smart apps from SAP’s Leonardo system as well as Endress+Hauser’s IIoT offering.

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Maxim Integrated introduces MAX22505 ±40V USB fault protector
Balluff introduces non-contact, RFID safety guard locking switch
The safety guard locking switch combines non-contact, coded-transponder safety technology with a mechanical solenoid locking function to create asolution to meet the levels of safety required by international standards.

Purple Robotics introduces PR10 vacuum gripper

Purple Robotics introduces PR10 vacuum gripper

The PR10 requires no external air supply so there are no air hoses to manage and the gripper works independently of changes in the pressure, cleanliness and availability of external air. With round edges, the PR10 is designed for collaborative implementation alongside human workers, using any of Universal Robots (UR) three models.

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Siemens announces Scalance M804PB industrial router

Siemens announces Scalance M804PB industrial router
The Scalance M804PB is suitable for companies in the manufacturing industry such as mechanical equipment manufacturers (Original Equipment Manufacturers / OEMs) as well as for companies in the automotive, food & beverage, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
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Honeywell releases ICS Shield software solution
Honeywell releases ICS Shield software solution

The multi-site solution for cybersecurity management is based on Honeywell’s ICS Shield, which provides a top-down operational technology (OT) security management solution for securing connected industrial control system (ICS) environments.

Microchip Technology introduces CEC1702 microcontroller with DICE security standard support
Microchip Technology introduces CEC1702 microcontroller with DICE security standard support
The CEC1702 IoT development kit with the DICE architecture comes with a programmable 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4 Controller and sample code to develop a secure, cloud-connected solution.
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