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The Amazing, Unfilled Promise of IoT in Manufacturing

The Internet of Things (IoT). Ah, what visions it conjurs. Sensors everywhere. Everything connected.Managers and engineers have the ability to know more about the status of their plants and factories than ever before. They could diagnose, collect data for future development and predictive maintenance, and have a window into all operations. We have talked about […]

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Tools Aid Better Manufacturing

“Gary, what are you hearing about PackML lately,” asked an acquaintance the other day. “I’m getting a lot of requests for it.” My friend is a software integrator working primarily in factory automation and MES. Developed by a working group of engineers from companies that use packaging machines, companies that design and manufacture packaging machines, […]

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Web-based Mobile Operator Interface Adds Features, Improves OPC tag handling, and Reduces Data Payload

Industrial automation manufacturer Opto 22 has announced groov version 2.1, an update to its groov web-based mobile operator interface system for building and using effective, scalable operator interfaces on smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. groov 2.1 improvements include faster tag handling with OPC-UA servers, and improved data exchange with mobile devices for faster response […]

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OPC UA Module Handles Complex Data

OPC UA is finally gaining the traction I thought I’d have seen some time ago in the search for better industrial data communication. There was just so much classing OPC in use, that getting companies to change was more difficult than I expected. Then there was the usual clash of thoughts about direction. But that […]

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GE Intelligent Platforms Consolidates Industrial Control Architectures

I found this press release from GE Intelligent Platforms somewhat confusing, but if I got it right (they will comment if I didn’t) this GE division is acting in support of the corporate emphasis on the Industrial Internet. The gist of the corporate speak in the press release seems to be that managers and engineers […]

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Enhanced Industrial Network Connectivity

Software Toolbox has released TOP Server Version 5.13 with new features such as an updated Electronic Flow Measurement (EFM) plug-in with support for exporting EFM data to a generic ODBC-compliant database. The product release also features an improved ODVA-conformant Allen-Bradley ControlLogix Slave Ethernet driver with support for connected messaging, expanded user-defined point (UDP) address support […]

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Human-machine Interface

Opto 22 Expands Human-machine interface product

Industrial automation manufacturer Opto 22 has announced groov Server for Microsoft Windows, a software-based version of its groov product for building, deploying, and viewing simple, effective, and scalable operator interfaces to monitor and control systems and equipment using computers and mobile devices. groov Server for Windows runs on enterprise PCs or servers, and is intended […]

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