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Siemens and BILT Launch Apple Vision Pro Spatial Computing Electrical Training
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Siemens and BILT Launch Apple Vision Pro Spatial Computing Electrical Training

Siemens and BILT, the creators of 3D Intelligent Instructions, are optimizing their mobile guides into spatial models for Apple Vision Pro. As the need for skilled electricians and other trades grows, training the entering workforce while up-skilling the existing one, is essential. Tools such as BILT on Apple Vision Pro provide a highly immersive and visual training experience that helps users not only learn faster, but safer.

Emerson: DeltaV Workflow Management Next-Generation Software Streamlines Pharmaceutical Development, Accelerates Speed to Market
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Emerson: DeltaV Workflow Management Next-Generation Software Streamlines Pharmaceutical Development, Accelerates Speed to Market

Emerson has recently introduced DeltaV Workflow Management, a next-generation software designed for life sciences companies in early-stage development. The new software continues Emerson’s expansion of capabilities of the evolving DeltaV automation platform to offer more scalable options to suit the needs of smaller life sciences innovators. For companies with limited IT infrastructure, DeltaV Workflow Management provides a cloud-based, software-as-a-service solution for simple recipe authoring, execution and electronic data capture.

Emerson: New DeltaV Automation Platform Empowers Decisive Action from Plant to Enterprise
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Emerson: New DeltaV Automation Platform Empowers Decisive Action from Plant to Enterprise

As part of its Boundless Automation vision for helping organizations deliver more seamless operations, Emerson is evolving its DeltaV brand into the DeltaV Automation Platform. The newly expanded automation platform will include supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, manufacturing execution systems (MES) and operations management software alongside the distributed control (DCS) and safety systems (SIS) and other technologies that have been part of the brand for decades. The evolution builds a more comprehensive automation platform to make it easier for users to deliver smarter, safer, more optimized and more sustainable operations.

Rockwell Automation: New FactoryTalk Analytics GuardianAI Software Predicts Equipment Failures, Prevents Unplanned Downtime
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Rockwell Automation: New FactoryTalk Analytics GuardianAI Software Predicts Equipment Failures, Prevents Unplanned Downtime

FactoryTalk Analytics GuardianAI software offers maintenance engineers the insight to understand the current condition of assets on the plant floor. They receive early notice as soon as an asset begins deviating from normal. Armed with this knowledge, they can plan their maintenance activities based on which asset has the highest risk of failure and let other assets continue to run, without stopping production unnecessarily to perform service.

Rockwell Automation: Finite Scheduler Provides a Smarter Way to Manage Manufacturing Production Schedules
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Rockwell Automation: Finite Scheduler Provides a Smarter Way to Manage Manufacturing Production Schedules

Rockwell Automation introduces Finite Scheduler, an update to its software portfolio to help customers modernize their production scheduling with reliable and responsive finite capacity capabilities. Utilizing data from the manufacturing process, Finite Scheduler was built to improve scheduling accuracy, increase throughput and drive on-time delivery.

Schneider Electric, in Collaboration With Intel and Red Hat Delivers Next-Generation, Open Automation Infrastructure
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Schneider Electric, in Collaboration With Intel and Red Hat Delivers Next-Generation, Open Automation Infrastructure

Schneider Electric, in collaboration with the technology companies Intel and Red Hat, has recently announced the release of a Distributed Control Node (DCN) software framework. An extension of Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Automation Expert, this new framework enables industrial companies to move to a software-defined, plug-and-produce solution, allowing them to enhance their operations, ensure quality, reduce  complexity, and optimize costs.

Weidmuller USA: New RailAssembler and RailLaser Solutions Bring Automated Cabinet Building Closer to Customers
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Weidmuller USA: New RailAssembler and RailLaser Solutions Bring Automated Cabinet Building Closer to Customers

Weidmuller USA has recently announced the full operation of its Automated RailAssembler and RailLaser machines for a faster, more efficient way to assemble and mark terminal rails. “We’re proud to offer our customers in North America the next level for automated terminal rail assembly and marking. It’s a game-changer for panel builders in every industry sector,” said Carlus Hicks, Director Cabinet Products Division with Weidmuller USA.

Emerson’s New Edge Solution Democratizes Operational Data for Faster Digital Transformation
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Emerson’s New Edge Solution Democratizes Operational Data for Faster Digital Transformation

Emerson has recently launched the DeltaV Edge Environment, a first-of-its-kind integrated software solution that expands the capabilities of the evolving DeltaV automation platform to provide an operational technology (OT) sandbox for data manipulation, analysis, organization and more. Teams can deploy and execute applications to run key artificial intelligence (AI) engines and analytics close to the data source with seamless, secure connectivity to contextualized OT data across the cloud and enterprise. The DeltaV Edge Environment empowers teams to more quickly deliver operational improvements tied to productivity, sustainability and other business objectives.

Next Level for Siemens Industrial Edge: New Cloud Service, More Devices, and Low-Code Integration
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Next Level for Siemens Industrial Edge: New Cloud Service, More Devices, and Low-Code Integration

Industrial companies are increasingly relying on what’s known as edge computing in their production. It allows them to capture and process data where it’s generated: at the field level in the plant. At this year’s SPS trade show in Nuremberg, the technology company Siemens is expanding its range of products and services for Industrial Edge at all levels. This will allow users to connect their information technology (IT) even better with the operational level (OT). Industrial Edge is also part of the portfolio of the Siemens Xcelerator open and flexible business platform.

Eaton Delivers Industry-First Brightlayer Data Centers Suite Software Platform to Help Data Center Operators Accelerate Their Digital Transformation Journey
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Eaton Delivers Industry-First Brightlayer Data Centers Suite Software Platform to Help Data Center Operators Accelerate Their Digital Transformation Journey

The rise of artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, virtualization and the energy transition has heightened the critical need for data center operators to effectively manage technology assets and resource consumption. Recently, intelligent power management company Eaton announced it is helping these operators accelerate digital transformation with its new portfolio of digital solutions designed to further increase uptime, optimize performance and enhance sustainability. The platform, part of Eaton’s Brightlayer Data Centers suite, is the first in the industry to unite asset management, IT and operational technology (OT) device monitoring, power quality metrics and advanced electrical supervision in a single, native application. 

Emerson: DeltaV Version 15 Feature Pack 1 – Control System Update Helps Optimize Operations with Enhanced Flexibility and Connectivity
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Emerson: DeltaV Version 15 Feature Pack 1 – Control System Update Helps Optimize Operations with Enhanced Flexibility and Connectivity

Emerson is building upon the innovative technologies and solutions in the DeltaV distributed control system (DCS) with the release of DeltaV Version 15 Feature Pack 1. This feature pack release includes new technology and enhancements to current capabilities that not only improve control system situational awareness and performance, but also help ensure more efficient, sustainable operations. 

Weidmuller USA Announces the Launch of u-OS: A Revolutionary Operating System for Industrial IoT and Automation
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Weidmuller USA Announces the Launch of u-OS: A Revolutionary Operating System for Industrial IoT and Automation

Weidmuller USA has recently introduced a new open operating system – u-OS – that is uniquely engineered for Industrial IoT and Automation applications. The innovative u-OS system debuted at the 2023 PACK EXPO in Las Vegas and has launched nationwide. An added feature is that the CODESYS APP, a leading IEC61131-3 programming tool used in machine building and system integration, is fully integrated into the u-OS platform.

Migration Strategies for Supporting Legacy Automation
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Migration Strategies for Supporting Legacy Automation

August 29, 2023 By Scott Martin, KCC Software When support for legacy systems fades away, there are options to keep them up and running. Experienced systems integrators are well-versed in up-to-date digital platforms to modernize operations with minimal effort. For a period beginning in the late 1990s, Windows CE was a popular choice as a lightweight…

Emerson Strengthens Data Management Tools and Integrates Analytics with Asset Management Software
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Emerson Strengthens Data Management Tools and Integrates Analytics with Asset Management Software

Emerson is helping process manufacturers improve performance and sustainability by breaking down the data silos that make it difficult to digitally transform their reliability and maintenance strategies. AMS Device Manager Data Server securely extends intelligent field device data to outside systems to make it easier for reliability and maintenance teams to further capitalize on modern advanced analytics software, providing a step change in operational efficiency and smart manufacturing.

Phoenix Contact: clipx WIRE Assist Improves Efficiency
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Phoenix Contact: clipx WIRE Assist Improves Efficiency

Control panel builders can improve wire processing efficiency with the new clipx WIRE assist system from Phoenix Contact. The customizable system includes a software program and an optional, adjustable workbench with a variety of accessories. The clipx WIRE assist software increases wire processing productivity and improves consistency. The software controls the wire cutting and labeling devices, guiding the user through clear onscreen instructions on a laptop or touchscreen.

Schneider Electric: EcoStruxure Microgrid Flex Empowers Businesses to Achieve Resilience and a Path to Net Zero
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Schneider Electric: EcoStruxure Microgrid Flex Empowers Businesses to Achieve Resilience and a Path to Net Zero

Schneider Electric has recently announced EcoStruxure Microgrid Flex, an industry-first, innovative standardized microgrid solution designed to significantly reduce project timeline across the journey, delivering a greater return on investment for the system. With distributed energy resources projected to account for 40% of US electricity generation by 2050, the demand for microgrids is growing to meet these needs. Microgrid systems currently require a sizeable sum of engineering hours and intense attention to the configuration, planning and deployment of the system.