The SCADA Development Community: A Prime Place for Collaboration

The applications that underpin successful automation rarely prove overtly simple. However, a new open source movement has increased the accessibility of one key automation component: SCADA. These hubs for SCADA development help link resources to developers, allowing organizations to bypass some economic and start-up hurdles.  Open Source in Automation Open source’s headway in the technological…

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Automating Your Systems? Don’t Forget About Safety

It’s no secret that automation’s inroads into the manufacturing sector continue to see growth. These spikes in automation’s presence provide ample opportunity for increased productivity—but also pose a new set of risks in the workplace. System automation compels  your industries’ safety concerns to come to the forefront.  Evaluate Your Risks As you may know, a…

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Finding Success in Industry 4.0 Without the Benefit of Historical Data

Producing quality products at a breakneck pace has become the rule, rather than the exception. For producers, meeting demand in today’s climate means tightened schedules, constricted budgets, and dynamic change. This is the result of the new industrial revolution we find ourselves in: Industry 4.0.  Navigating the New Age: Industry 4.0 Since its inception in…

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Keeping Your Control Systems and Your Data Secure

More and more, manufacturers are discovering the many benefits of expanding their digital networks—but that can’t be effectively done without addressing the growing cybersecurity threats that come with it.  Cybersecurity Threats in Light of COVID-19 Manufacturing operations are facing a wide variety of different cyber threats today. The latest? The theft of intellectual property, and…

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The Power of Data-Driven Productivity

Automation is about a lot more than just advancing technology—it’s about helping companies achieve operational goals that align with their business strategies. Keep reading for more information about how implementing automation can boost productivity and business growth.  Decisions Based on Data Once you’ve reviewed your business’s strategies, you need to find the data to support…

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COVID-19 Has Proven the Importance of Manufacturing Automation Software

Two recent projects with life-saving demand have demonstrated the benefits of digital manufacturing, and its ability to turn incredible ideas into real-world products—not only at the necessary scale, but in the necessary timeframe.  Zverse Facemasks The first project: a facemask designed by Zverse. Both of these projects relied on CNC (computer numerical control) machining, injection…

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