Navigating IT/OT Organizational Convergence -
ARC Advisory Group has observed that the convergence and overlap of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) as part of an organization’s overall digital transformation has not created organizational convergence around ownership and responsibility. (Peter Reynolds, Arc Advisory)
Winning security platform. - The LYNX MOSA.ic™ product has been selected as the winner of the "IoT Security Platform of the Year" award in the 5th annual IoT Breakthrough Awards program conducted by IoT Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global Internet-of-Things (IoT) market today.
Capturing very small forces. - A new, highly sensitive piezoelectric crystal developed by Kistler guarantees extremely precise measuring results. Used in a new Type 9323 press force sensor which is ideal for measuring very small forces in challenging industrial environments and is an excellent solution for calibrating force sensors installed in production machinery.
Asset management system partners announced. - Plant reliability specialist AVT Reliability® has expanded distribution of its cloud-based condition monitoring system, Machine Sentry® with two new distribution partnerships in Scotland and in France.
Pay as you sense! - Having survived more than one downturn and recovery, Sensor Technology already has a rental option in place for its TorqSense range of torque sensors. Potential users can choose to rent the equipment, rather than purchase it, thus circumventing the bottleneck of raising capital purchase approval.
Major investment to grow sales in US! - Endress+Hauser and its US representative partners will invest $4.5M (€3.65M) to grow its sales and service support around the US. At a strategic time in the market, this investment will reinforce and increase Endress+Hauser's sales channel by more than 25%.
Angle sensor for mobile machinery. -
With its optimised design for harsh environment position sensing tasks on mobile machinery and equipment for construction, agriculture, forestry and haulage etc., Novotechnik's new RSA-3200 series angle sensors offer a wide choice of electrical interfaces, five selectable angle measurement ranges to 360°, and resolution to 14 bits in an extremely robust IP6K9K housing.
Automation for new beverage facility. -
In November 2019, AriZona Beverage Co., the company behind the AriZona Iced Tea brand, opened its newest manufacturing facility in New Jersey. This modern facility consumes 621,000 square-feet, houses five bottle and can production lines, a plastic bottling plant, syrup concentrate batch system, a reverse osmosis (RO) water generation system, warehouse space and amenities distinctly "AriZona." (Control Engineering)
Role of Cloud Platforms in Industrial Internet of Things and Digital Transformation - Cloud platforms for applications and the Internet of Things (IoT) are becoming core technology components for the solutions offered by many industrial and smart city software and automation suppliers. (ARC ADvisory)
Modern lighting. -
A new Essentra Components brochure makes it easier for manufacturers and installers to source component solutions for lighting projects. Supported by over 45,000 standard products and an enviable reputation for being easy to deal with when working with top global lighting companies, Essentra Components make it easier for manufacturers and installers to source components solutions for lighting projects.
LIMS validation. -
Autoscribe Informatics took the opportunity in a recent webinar to discuss the much-misunderstood subject of LIMS validation. Within regulated environments LIMS validation is a vital process, and yet is a subject that is open to many different interpretations.
France, your closest EU neighbour. - Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs comments on Brexit and Irish/French Relations. "At midnight last Thursday, the end of the Brexit transition period confirmed the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. This departure was the British people’s choice. We regret it, but we respect it." (Irish Times)
Drastic restrictions again. - The Christmas holiday season heralded an unprecedented increase in the number of cases in both jurisdictions on the island of Ireland. The increase was beyond any of the projected figures and necessitated imposition of further restrictions which will continue until the end of January 2021. However the last fortnight saw the first vaccinations administered on the island and it is estimated that this will continue until the late summer.