MESA Power Grid Storage Standards

Power Grid Storage Standards

New power generation technologies will only optimize when high capacity storage becomes reality. You never know when or where you might learn about advances. Consider this example of always remaining open toward gaining new knowledge and contacts. My wife and I were at breakfast in a Napa Valley Bed and Breakfast on vacation last September. […]

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Notifications Important New Internet Tech

I only visit Websites when I am doing research. I never browse Websites searching for new information. Most information flows to me through a carefully curated RSS feed into Feedly. Otherwise, notifications key me into new information that may be important guiding me to a Website for a deeper dive. Steve Gillmor (The Gillmor Gang) […]

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Bedrock Ethernet I/O

Software Configurable Ethernet IO Module with Embedded Cyber Security

Bedrock Automation extends to the industrial Ethernet domain its commitment to deliver “Simple, Scalable and Secure” automation.  The SIO4.E Ethernet I/O module plugs into the Bedrock pinless electromagnetic backplane to receive Bedrock’s patented Black Fabric cyber security protection. Each of the module’s five I/O channels is independently software configurable. The initial library of Ethernet protocols […]

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Smart Marketing For Engineers

Rebecca Geier was the first marketing person I met at National Instruments in my first year after leaving manufacturing for media. She has remained a friend whom I respect. A few years ago she left NI and founded TREW Marketing–an agency specializing in helping clients develop and execute marketing projects to an engineering customer. She […]

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Rockwell Project Stanton Mobile

Improve Productivity With Mobile and HTML5

I spent more time and took far more notes at the Operational Intelligence stand on my tour of Rockwell Automation’s annual fete, Automation Fair, than any other–even Integrated Architecture which I reported last week. One reason was a press release that I received regarding a “co-invention” between Rockwell Automation and Microsoft on a mobility solution. […]

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Integrated Control Architecture and Network Technology

I am spending the week with Rockwell Automation at its annual user conference and trade fair. Today was Integrated Control Architecture and Connected Enterprise day. More later on Connected. The last two posts have been Rockwell and there is enough information for me to post many more times. We’ll see when I’ve run the course. […]

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Connected Manufacturing Enterprise Still Key For Rockwell

Rockwell Automation kicked off its big week at Chicago’s McCormick Place on Nov. 16 welcoming over 900 attendees to its annual Process Systems Users Group (PSUG) conference. Its speakers left no doubt that the Connected Manufacturing Enterprise is still the core strategy. The significant point is probably less the message than the fact that Rockwell […]

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Automation Products Announced by Rockwell Automation

In advance of this week’s Automation Fair at Chicago’s McCormick Place, Rockwell Automation has announced a couple of new product extensions–SoftwareStudio 5000 development environment and ControlLogix  5580. “The addition of these applications [to SoftwareStudio 5000] significantly enhances our integrated development environment,” said Mike Brimmer, product manager, Rockwell Automation. “The expanded environment simplifies the design process […]

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Global Industrial Manufacturing M&A Activity Shows Strength

Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the industrial manufacturing industry showed continued strength in the third quarter of 2015, with more than 50 deals worth more than $50 million for the sixth quarter in a row, according to Assembling Value, a quarterly analysis of global deal activity in the industrial manufacturing industry by PwC US. While growing uncertainty about the […]

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