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Featured White Papers

MACHINE VISION MAKES THE MOVE TO INTERNET OF THINGS
Published by Pleora Technologies
EDGE PROCESSING AND SMART DEVICES FOR INDUSTRY 4.0
Published by Pleora Technologies
THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO 3D PRINTING
Published by Xometry
LEARNING WHAT CAUSES STATIC ELECTRICITY
Published by EXAIR Corporation
BINDER USA M12 CONNECTOR WHITEPAPER - THE RIGHT FIT FOR THE IIOT
Published by binder USA
ONE INTEGRATED SOLUTION FOR CONTROL & AUTOMATION
Published by Unitronics Inc.
THE RITTAL AUTOMATION SYSTEMS HANDBOOK
Published by Rittal North America
WALLMOUNT BUYER'S GUIDE FROM RITTAL
Published by Rittal North America
FLOW ENERGY GUIDE - WRITTEN BY ENGINEERS FOR ENGINEERS.
Published by Sierra Instruments, Inc.
MAXON MOTOR - FORMULAE HANDBOOK
Published by maxon group

All White Papers

SOFTWARE TRUSTWORTHINESS BEST PRACTICES WHITEPAPER

Written for developers, owner-operators and decision makers, the whitepaper addresses various aspects of creating, acquiring and protecting software for IIoT systems. It also provides practical and actionable best practices for recognizing, addressing, managing and mitigating risks and their sources, and includes numerous use cases.

MACHINE VISION MAKES THE MOVE TO INTERNET OF THINGS

This paper discusses how machine vision can bring cost and performance benefits to Internet of Things applications, while enabling new machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities,

EDGE PROCESSING AND SMART DEVICES FOR INDUSTRY 4.0

AI and machine learning promise to bring new cost and process benefits into inspection systems. Our latest whitepaper explores how smart sensor and imaging devices help overcome bandwidth and networking challenges while providing a first step towards integrating AI in automation systems.

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO 3D PRINTING

3D printing, or additive manufacturing, is an umbrella term for manufacturing technologies that can generate parts by growing them out of base material. This differs from subtractive manufacturing, such as CNC machining, where a bulk material is reduced to its final shape through cutting or forming. 3D printing is a powerful tool for generating custom parts, often with complex geometries, and serves industries from aerospace & defense, to automotive, to medical and dental, and beyond. This guide outlines 3D printing, its basics, getting started, and the top commercial 3D printing processes and materials used today.

A COMPILATION OF TESTBED RESULTS: TOWARD BEST PRACTICES FOR DEVELOPING AND DEPLOYING IIOT SOLUTIONS

The whitepaper offers advice to companies embarking on an IIoT journey based on results from a compilation of IIC testbeds that have produced successful outcomes. The whitepaper also offers lessons learned about project initiation, planning and management, establishing the value of platforms, dealing with brownfield constraints or limited resources, deploying supportive technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), and mistakes to avoid.

DIGITAL TWINS FOR INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS: DEFINITION, BUSINESS VALUES, DESIGN ASPECTS, STANDARDS AND USE CASES.

This whitepaper provides practical guidance on digital twin, including the definition, benefits, architectures and the necessary building blocks to implement one. We illustrate the relationships between an Industrial Internet of Things(IIoT) system and its twin with use cases.

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING MES SOFTWARE: ​THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE

Successfully establishing a scalable and connected additive manufacturing process is a challenge that the vast majority of manufacturers will face. Issues around traceability, connectivity and standardisation remain barriers for companies wanting to make the transition to using AM for production. To overcome these challenges, manufacturers need greater traceability across their operations and a more connected AM workflow. Fortunately, Additive Manufacturing Execution Systems (Additive MES) are helping to tackle these issues by providing manufacturers with the tools to manage their AM processes efficiently, scale up their operations and achieve full traceability. This whitepaper is your guide to using Additive MES software to take your additive manufacturing operations to the next level.

SMART FACTORIES, DUMB POLICY? MANAGING CYBERSECURITY AND DATA PRIVACY RISKS IN THE INDUSTRIAL INTERNET OF THINGS

In a new paper, Shackelford examines the cyber risk in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), including security implications in the smart factory revolution and associated policy implications. Although there has been progress in some areas (e.g., making attacks on civilian critical infrastructure, like smart factories, off limits), there is still much to be done. There are several options to consider for IIoT: self-regulation/cyber due diligence, insurance and/or proposed federal policies, like the IoT Cybersecurity Act of 2017, Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights and the Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act.

LEARNING WHAT CAUSES STATIC ELECTRICITY

Static electricity can be a major nuisance in manufacturing facilities. It can affect the finish/quality of the products being produced, impact the speed of the operation, and cause workers to experience uncomfortable shocks. But it doesn’t have to be this way. There are steps that can be taken to eliminate or control static within a facility, and EXAIR can help. EXAIR's White Paper "Basics of Static Electricity" is designed to help readers learn about the causes of static electricity, the steps that can be taken to eliminate static, and the products available to help control it.

BINDER USA M12 CONNECTOR WHITEPAPER - THE RIGHT FIT FOR THE IIOT

Connectors act as the vital link between the cables carrying data and the devices that record and communicate information. The demand for faster data transmissions that can accommodate visuals has driven the development of connectors able to support the gigabit data requirements for the latest sensors.

5G AT THE EDGE

This 5G Americas’ white paper explores Edge Computing’s role in the evolution of 5G architecture, the application of Cloud-native principles such as software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV), and identifies various methodologies currently being adopted for 5G applications. It covers detailed emerging use cases and outlines the stringent requirements needed to facilitate advanced mobility, compute, storage capabilities for emerging 5G wireless networks.

TRENDS REPORT: ANNUAL ADDITIVE POST-PRINTING SURVEY

PostProcess Technologies, in collaboration with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), has conducted the first-ever Additive Manufacturing Post-Printing Survey in 2019. This report will give you an in-depth look from the end-user perspective of common practices and challenges in 3D Post-Printing, also known as Post-Processing. Data from the survey of industry participants have been tabulated and summarized with key highlights and insights now published in a first-of-its-kind comprehensive report, exclusively available here.

5G: IS THE INDUSTRY READY?

The whitepaper from HMS Networks provides an overview of the industry’s opinions towards 5G technology as an emerging trend and future standard in the manufacturing and industrial automation industry. It also touches on the use of wireless technologies in the industry today and future directions of this technology.

ONE INTEGRATED SOLUTION FOR CONTROL & AUTOMATION

Building new machines for today’s smart factories requires sophisticated control and automation that can only be delivered through multiple solutions and components – including a PLC, HMI, and VFD (Variable Frequency Drive). As all components must be integrated, selecting the right combination is crucial to the efficiency and success of the machine development project.

FIVE DESIGN TIPS OF LASER WIRE 3D PRINTING

In the paper, ADDere addresses some of the more important aspects to consider, from beginning the design phase into using the systems for production. Knowing what’s possible and the best practices for the process reduces surprises and ensures success. It also opens an array of opportunities where the large-scale additive system can really make an impact in the production process.

THE RITTAL AUTOMATION SYSTEMS HANDBOOK

You can lower labor costs, increase accuracy and reduce processing time by automating the control panel modification process. The Rittal Automation Systems Handbook identifies products that provide solutions to all of these plus more.

HOW AI WILL TRANSFORM MANUFACTURING & THE WORKFORCE OF THE FUTURE

As AI becomes more prevalent in various aspects of business management and operations, investing in people will become even more important. AI and automation will not displace people but rather combine their capabilities in new ways to create new forms of value and new opportunities. The manufacturers that identify how to empower their workforces through AI applications will create the greatest value going forward.

DATA PROTECTION BEST PRACTICES

Designed for stakeholders involved in cybersecurity, privacy and IIoT trustworthiness, the paper describes best practices that can be applied to protect various types of IIoT data and systems. The 33-page paper covers multiple adjacent and overlapping data protection domains, for example data security, data integrity, data privacy, and data residency.

WALLMOUNT BUYER'S GUIDE FROM RITTAL

Choosing the right compact enclosure is overwhelming. Hundreds of choices in materials, configurations and ratings can lead to confusion and mistakes when specifying the right product.

FLOW ENERGY GUIDE - WRITTEN BY ENGINEERS FOR ENGINEERS.

Learn how to save on energy costs by optimizing your facility flows that impact costs like compressed air, natural gas, steam, and hot or chilled water.

LEGACY PARTS WASHER EQUIPMENT: IMPORTANT FACTORS THAT AFFECT YOUR DECISION TO UPGRADE TODAY

Aging manufacturing equipment, including industrial parts washers, continues to be a challenge to maintaining operational effectiveness. Parts washers can be designated as either outmoded or “Legacy” in their status, as they outlive their efficient usefulness. The evolution of modern aqueous parts washers is the result of technological innovation in operation and functionality for a wide range of industrial applications. In production process operations, cleanliness of parts and components is directly related to quality and reliability of the final product. This white paper explores the main factors to consider when replacing or upgrading legacy parts washer equipment, including important innovations in automation, functionality and the and the wide variety of parts washers now available.

THE MANUFACTURER’S GUIDE TO BUSINESS PROCESS IMPROVEMENT

The Manufacturer’s Guide to Business Process Improvement. The most successful ERP project teams understand the value of putting into place enterprise technology best practices. Most manufacturers and distributors benefit from guidance when embarking on their technology journey. Download a comprehensive eBook that shares enterprise technology educational resources specifically developed for the manufacturing and distribution sector.

AUTOMATIONDIRECT - PRACTICAL GUIDE TO PNEUMATICS

This eBook is for users who wish to advance their pneumatic knowledge. It covers a wide range of topics such as circuit symbols, component capability, integrating pneumatics with controls as well as improving pneumatic efficiency.

USING PRECISION CURRENT SENSING TO OPTIMIZE SYSTEM PERFORMANCE

Written by Khagendra Thapa, VP Current Sensor Product for ACEINNA, this new whitepaper outlines the basic issues that are addressed by current sensors and why they are important. The white paper also explains what AMR (Anisotropic Magnetoresistive) technology is and what are its advantages for current sensing versus other technologies like hall effect, transformers and shunt resistor.

HOW TO SELECT THE APPROPRIATE ELECTROMECHANICAL ACTUATOR

Electromechanical actuators offer a higher degree of accuracy and programmability than hydraulic and pneumatic actuators. They’re an attractive option for designers as they also reduce operating costs due to less energy needed. However, there are some key differences in selecting the proper electromechanical actuator vs. hydraulics or pneumatics.

MAXON MOTOR - FORMULAE HANDBOOK

The extensive collection with illustrations and descriptions includes formulas, terminology and explanations of the calculations that are relevant for drive systems. A flow chart provides assistance in selecting the right drive for each purpose. Author: Jan Braun; 60 pages.