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If you have been following the news and happen to work in a process or manufacturing facility, you are probably thinking about how secure your environment is, and if it is at risk for critical production halting threats.  Whether your company manufactures cars, packages food products, or provides an essential resource or goods to society, an attack could be crippling to not only your business but the population who may very well rely on the goods that you produce.

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Like any other industrial machine, robots need to be properly selected for their intended task. If they aren’t they can become a process bottleneck or require more maintenance. Sometimes a needlessly complex and expensive robotic solution is chosen when a simple economically priced one would work instead.

 

 

 

As global competitive pressures continue to drive changes and higher expectations for your organization, industrial analytics has a magnified role in addressing increasing market demands.

 

 

 

Anyone who has been following the latest expert discussions on energy efficiency in machines and plants will have noticed that certain topics come up time and time again. The main examples are “variable frequency drives for optimum drive solutions” and “increasing efficiency in lowvoltage induction motors (EISA and NEMA Premium).”

 

 

 

With greater connectivity comes greater risk for security threats. These threats can take many forms, from bad actor hackers to well-intentioned mistakes. Cybersecurity events can impact network availability, interrupt operations and halt productivity.

 

 

 

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Improving the reliability of manufacturing processes can be done with the help of process control systems. The most significant advantage of control stations is that they help ensure that the processes are running smoothly.

 

 

 

Launched in 2017, the initiative challenged Omron’s channel partners to further the company’s mission of improving lives and contributing to a better society by striving for accelerated growth.

 

 

 

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To enable the transformation to a sustainable society and preserve resources, production of solar collector panels must be precise, highly efficient and cost effective. To achieve this, Absolicon and ABB have developed the world’s only complete solution for the mass production of concentrated solar collectors, in Absolicon’s factory in Härnösand, Sweden.

 

 

 

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UCEC has existed for more than sixty years by building the best control panels, period. To keep their focus on quality custom panels, they have never defined themselves as a “one-stop shop." To be all things to all people with something as complicated as a control panel should send up a red flag.

 

 

 

During the past decade, we’ve all witnessed an incredible shift in the relationship between manufacturers and their OEMs. Once massive corporate engineering departments have significantly downsized.

 

 

 

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ATS Acquires Industrial Automation System Integrator CIM

ATS Acquires CIMATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc., a major automation solutions provider, recently announced the acquisition of Control and Information Management Ltd., an industrial automation system integrator based in Ireland. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

With the acquisition of CIM, ATS adds to its automation and service capabilities for biopharma, pharmaceutical, and other manufacturing and services industries and enhances its digitization strategy. CIM will operate as part of ATS’ Process Automation Solutions (“PA”) business which is an independent provider of complete automation solutions for the process and manufacturing industries.

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Pipeline Hack Raises Questions and Concerns: How Secure is your OT Network? - JMP Solutions

JMP SolutionsHow secure is your industrial network? Do you have shared passwords? While working on OT related networks, can you access the internet and your email?

If you have been following the news and happen to work in a process or manufacturing facility, you are probably thinking about how secure your environment is, and if it is at risk for critical production halting threats.  Whether your company manufactures cars, packages food products, or provides an essential resource or goods to society, an attack could be crippling to not only your business but the population who may very well rely on the goods that you produce. 

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UCEC Identifies What Makes Them a Top Notch Control Panel Builder

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UCEC has existed for more than sixty years by building the best control panels, period. To keep their focus on quality custom panels, they have never defined themselves as a “one-stop shop." To be all things to all people with something as complicated as a control panel should send up a red flag. When panels shops try to do everything (a “one-stop shop”), that’s when things get diluted and messy.

There is so much talent and work that goes into a UCEC panel. UCEC knows their industry thoroughly, and they wish to remain highly relevant in the field. No one gets there by being all things to all people. UCEC shares two examples of this philosophy in action.

PARTNERING WITH EXPERTS TO SERVE CLIENTS BETTER

UCEC's talented craftsmen contribute their years of knowledge of panel building to each project. Conversely, most engineering firms who try to build panels quickly learn there is more to them than meets the eye. As UCEC's President and CEO, Mark Inboden said, “Two specialized companies collaborating to solve a customer’s problem often leads to a better result for the end user.”

UCEC finds that the best results happen for their clients when they partner with other experts and this case study demonstrates exactly that.

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