Wednesday, September 21, 2016
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Testbed for sending sensor data to the cloud approved
Testbed for sending sensor data to the cloud approved

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) has approved an IIC testbed on sensor-to-the-cloud connectivity called the Smart Manufacturing Connectivity for Brownfield Sensors Testbed. IIC members TE Connectivity, SAP, ifm, and the OPC foundation are carrying out this testbed. The idea for the testbed was publicly... Read More

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Developing security from the inside out
Developing security from the inside out

Spear phishing campaigns used in advanced persistent threat (APT) attacks and social engineering are gaining a foothold into enterprise systems these days, which is providing a pivot point for... Read More

How to keep process facilities safe
How to keep process facilities safe

Modern industrial life has its rewards, but it also comes with risks. There is no such thing as absolute safety or zero risk. When major industry accidents happen, regulations often follow. In 1992,... Read More

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SCADA cybersecurity in the age of the Internet of Things
SCADA cybersecurity in the age of the Internet of Things

Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, and the broader industrial control systems (ICS) including SCADA, human-machine interfaces (HMIs), building management systems (BMS),... Read More

Sensors drive intelligence into maintenance
Sensors drive intelligence into maintenance

It seems like everything we buy today is intelligent. Thermostats that adjust themselves based on weather conditions. Cars that alert us to upcoming maintenance needs. Alarm systems that can be armed... Read More

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Today at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET. webcast presenters Thomas Domitrovich and Derek Strittmatter will discuss new NEC Code requirements and how they impact personnel safety and machinery installations, as well as practical approaches to help achieve compliance.
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Digital Edition
Did you know a digital version of the magazine is released every month? It is easily viewed from your desktop or tablet device and includes interactive links. The September issue covers the 2016 Engineering Leaders Under 40, electrical solutions, and integrated VSD compressors.
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Safety sensors for preventing hazardous movements
Safety sensors for preventing hazardous movements

Eden output signal-switching device (OSSD) safety sensors from ABB Jokab Safety Products, enable... Read More

Distributed safety controller with Profinet
Distributed safety controller with Profinet

Siemens' Simatic S7-1200 family of basic safety controllers include a CPU for failsafe applications... Read More

Operational applications for monitoring plant assets
Operational applications for monitoring plant assets

Emerson Automation Solutions' Plantweb Insight is a family of operational applications designed to... Read More

Escape hood respirator for chemical, petrochemical applications
Escape hood respirator for chemical, petrochemical applications

Dräger's Parat 4920 escape hood respirator is designed for the general, chemical, oil and gas, and... Read More

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