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What Does Industry 4.0 Mean for Data Analytics?

By 2025, manufacturers and suppliers implementing Industry 4.0 tactics are expected to create $3.7 trillion in value, according to research by McKinsey and the World Economic Forum.

Sustain Processes by Anchoring with Digital Technology

When organizations invest in process optimization, experience has shown us that simpler changes have the best chance of being implemented in full and lasting for years.

What is Zero-Width Laser Cutting Technology?

The process splits materials at the molecular level under a non-contact process with tremendous speed resulting in no material loss, chips, lateral cracks, protrusions, hooks, and flares, or any other forms of contaminants.

The Dynamic Duo of the IoT - Combining Cloud and Edge Processing Gives the Best of Both Worlds

A challenge lies in that fact that every single smart device connected to the IoT generates huge amounts of data. All of this information must be processed and analyzed to successfully take advantage of the opportunities presented by Industry 4.0.

Redefining Communications for Today’s Mobile Workforces

The entire face of team communications has changed, escalating the need for alternate ways to communicate with the growing mobile workforce. Internal and external communications are merging as businesses strive to reconnect with disconnected teams off-site.

Automated Monitoring and Control for Water Purification and Storage System

With funding from the Tennessee Valley Authority, Watt Bar Utility District (WBUD) needed to streamline automation of its 32 tank and pump stations. System integrator Quality Controls LLC decided to use PLC, HMI, and SCADA products from CIMON to automate these facilities.

Enhancing Predictive Maintenance with Machine Learning

There are a number of ways to maintain industrial machinery. If you search around, you will most likely come across these terms: preventive maintenance and predictive maintenance.

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How Is the IoT Revolutionizing Hydraulics and Pneumatics?

Fluid power management and control systems are just the latest in a long line of industrial technologies to see support from the Internet of Things. IoT is revolutionizing the hydraulics and pneumatics sectors.

Manufacturing's Perfect Storm - US Manufacturing Supply Chain Unprepared for Record Surge in Demand

Manufacturing is forecast to come roaring back in the second half of 2021, according to many leading indices. This is fantastic news for the US economy but poses significant challenges for the manufacturing sector.

M&A Is Poised To Be Tomorrow's Manufacturing Success Story

The prioritization of M&A may already be underway. We know that despite some early reticence because of coronavirus uncertainty, industrial C-Suites still prize M&A activity as a main lever of growth, value creation, and competitive differentiation.

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Building a deep-tech company with a laser focus

As industry migrates its data to the cloud at an ever-quickening pace, sending every fragment of raw data, and from every single machine, will not deliver value. IoT technologies can benefit every industry - whether that's connected cars, smart factories, or even retail environments. To get this data faster and in a more secure and cost-effective way, companies need to turn to edge computing.

ISO/IEC 17025 Certification Available on Brooks Instrument Biotech Mass Flow Controllers

The SLA Series Biotech mass flow controllers feature an ISO/IEC 17025 certification option for biotechnology and other life sciences customers who require high-level metrology capabilities for their processes.

The world's smallest electric subsea valve actuator with a safety spring

Bosch Rexroth is electrifying subsea process automation

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Advanced Control Systems - Cloud-Hosted SCADA - Stand-Alone SCADA Units with LTE
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Advanced Control Systems - Cloud-Hosted SCADA - Stand-Alone SCADA Units with LTE

SCADA Edge Connection Devices. Monitor and control your remote assets from anywhere. Simple and self-contained units. Cellular telemetry with the best service plans in the industry. Welcome to the future of SCADA Edge Connection.

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Cirrus Link Solutions

Cirrus Link provides a modular approach to building Enterprise-Class IIOT/SCADA/MES applications delivering a superior OT solution and enabling your enterprise to connect OT data to IT services for big data analytics. CTO Arlen Nipper, co-inventor of MQTT, forged a relationship with Inductive Automation to bring our software together for the ultimate IIoT solution. The Cirrus Link modules offer complete functions such as MQTT enablement, data delivery to the cloud, electronic flow measurement, and more. These software modules transmit data from the field via MQTT, with options to launch an MQTT server in the cloud or on premise and connecting OT data to industrial and business applications. The Cirrus Link IIoT modules for Ignition empower organizations to create one streamlined pipeline for all their IIoT data.