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Six Steps to an Effective Cybersecurity Plan

Physical security, cybersecurity education, IT/OT separation and outsourcing when necessary are crucial to effective cybersecurity.

A Wall Street Journal article discusses a new set of attacks on electrical distribution providers. These attacks have targeted providers too small to be NERC regulated but may serve a critical infrastructure such as dams or military bases. All but one of the entities that were named in the article says the phishing e-mails were blocked by malicious content filters and were never an issue for them. However, one facility chose not to comment.

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3 Things Manufacturers Don’t Know About AI

Most people's ideas concerning artificial intelligence or AI stem from science fiction and some vague notions about smart technology.

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Radwell International Ltd Celebrate their 10 Year Anniversary

The UK branch of the global manufacturing and factory automation specialist Radwell International opened their doors on 10th March 2011 and now 10 years later they reflect on their successes and challenges.

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Matching the Right Drive to Your Motor

Getting the best out of your operations means doing more than simply connecting a motor to a piece of electrical equipment. You will also need a drive to act as an intermediary, moderating the flow of power from the motor to the equipment and supporting safer, more efficient results.

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Manufacturer Resolutions for 2021 in the Wake of COVID-19

Like any crisis, the height of the COVID-19 pandemic taught everyone that nothing and no one is ever prepared for a global pandemic – including the manufacturing sector.

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Redefining the Boundaries of Automation

Production challenges do not wait on IT developments, and getting to the root of a problem does not always have to be rocket science.

Modern automation systems go beyond the confines of the physical machines on the factory floor. According to Deloitte Insights, smart factories can not only operate within the four walls of a factory but can also connect to a global network of similar production systems, and even to the digital supply network.

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Why You Need to Invest in Robotic Automation Today

Intelligent automation is increasingly being applied in businesses; don’t get left behind

Robotic automation, also known as robotisation, involves the automation of manufacturing and other business processes through the use of robots in different forms. Industrial robots, for example, are used in manufacturing, taking over tasks normally associated with or performed by a human being. These include tasks such as welding, shipping, assembly line work, materials handling, and product packaging. Software robots are also part of robotic automation, in that they are created to render generic automation capability, and are configured to perform manual, repetitive tasks as exemplified by the chatbots people encounter the first time they visit a website.

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3 Ways Industry 4.0 Will Change Engineering

How breakthroughs in additive manufacturing, new computational models and sensors are transforming the profession.

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Five Machine Design Challenges and How Motion Controls Help

Commercial challenges for machine designers are being address by the motion control industry. See how these five advances can help with motion control designs.

Motion control system designers are under pressure to differentiate offerings in an increasingly commoditized marketplace in a wide range of applications, such as benchtop laboratory automation, plant-floor material handling, and heavy-duty construction vehicles. Many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) ask control component vendors for help, seeking more functionality in less space, faster time to delivery for prototypes and products, and more control and flexibility over price points with seamless integration and operation.

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HMI Systems: An Operational Cornerstone

In this day and age, human machine interfaces (HMIs) are everywhere. Think about every point of contact a human has with technology and it becomes a reminder that as humans, we interact with machines in just about every aspect of our lives. Self-service checkouts at supermarkets, using a SAT NAV or getting some cash at cash machines are all examples of instances when humans interact with an interface designed to help foster human/machine communication.

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