Figure 1: Vulnerabilities of the infrastructures are easily identified at the physical layers and extend to all aspects of the system. Courtesy: Panduit
Safety December 17, 2019

Mitigate control panel security, safety risks

A review of relevant standards, including UL 1436 and NFPA 70E.

By Michael Jammal and Martin Kronz
Attendees of the inaugural Autonomous Mobile Robot Conference got to interact with autonomous mobile robots throughout the day in the exhibit area. Courtesy: Robotics Industries Association (RIA)
Robotics December 16, 2019

System integrators and autonomous mobile robots working together

System integrators should know an autonomous mobile robot's (AMR’s) programming and implementation capabilities make them attractive to end users.

By Bob Doyle
Figure 1: FreeWave’s ZumLink IQ integrated with Inductive Automation’s Ignition Edge MQTT installed at one of Sylvan Lake’s field stations. Courtesy: Freewave
Maintenance January 20, 2020

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles January 13-19

Articles about Product of the Year, real-time monitoring and control, long-term integrator relationships, Top Plant 2019, and cutting compressed air costs were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from January 13-19. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
The Global System Integrator Database has 522 system integrators list HMI, human machine interface among engineering specialties; 274 system integrators list PC-based control among engineering specialties. Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
HMI, OI January 20, 2020

Industrial HMI migrations: Help with Microsoft Windows 7 expiration

Microsoft Windows 7 expired on Jan. 14, and manufacturers’ human-machine interface (HMI) software may still need help migrating to a supported operating system. System integrators can provide migration assistance to lower cybersecurity risk.

By Mark T. Hoske
The rise of sophisticated attacks coupled with the lack of skilled personnel are among the biggest challenges facing operations technology (OT) security. Courtesy: Siemens/ISSSource
Cybersecurity January 17, 2020

Utilities benefit from a risk-based approach to cybersecurity

By Gregory Hale
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Robotics January 22, 2020

Service robot market growing in automotive, non-automotive applications

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Courtesy: Cincinnati Incorporated
Process Safety January 4, 2020

Know when to not follow safety procedures

By Gregory Hale
Figure 3: As a trusted advisor, you should on the lookout for the customer and help them see what their control system will be or could be in the future. Courtesy: Applied Control Engineering Inc.
System Integrators January 9, 2020

Fostering long-term relationships in the system integration industry

By Ian Burns