ABB and IBM to collaborate on industrial cybersecurity

ABB, Inc. (Zurich, Switzerland) and IBM announced a collaboration focused on connecting cybersecurity and operational technology (OT). As a first result of this collaboration, ABB has developed a new OT Security Event Monitoring Service that combines ABB’s process control system domain expertise with IBM’s security event monitoring portfolio to help improve security for industrial operators. […]

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Rockwell Automation acquires cybersecurity specialist Oylo

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (Milwaukee, Wisc.) announced that it has acquired Oylo, a privately-held industrial cybersecurity services provider based in Barcelona, Spain. Oylo is dedicated to providing a broad range of industrial control system (ICS) cybersecurity services and solutions including assessments, turnkey implementations, managed services and incident response. “As connected smart devices are introduced into the […]

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Why Control-Loop Optimization is More Important Than Ever

From the impact of globalization to variable crude oil prices, environmental concerns and changes due to advancing technology, the chemical process industries (CPI) are in a state of flux. Companies based in some regions have experienced impressive growth thanks to where they are positioned, but as we look to the future, that heyday won’t necessarily […]

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Emerson agrees to acquire Italian IIoT firm Progea Group

Emerson (St. Louis, Mo.) announced it has completed the acquisition of the Progea Group, an industry-leading provider of industrial internet of things (IIoT), plant analytics, human machine interface (HMI) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) technologies. The addition of Progea’s capabilities in analytics, industrial visualization and IIoT will build upon Emerson’s embedded software and […]

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Mobile Devices for Today’s CPI

New mobile devices, apps and augmented reality are supporting the digitalization revolution, as well as keeping business going during the pandemic Anyone who has visited or toured a production plant of the

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ABB wins digitization contract for MOL Group chemical and refinery sites

ABB (Zurich, Switzerland) has been awarded the contract to improve asset integrity across MOL Group’s (Budapest, Hungary) downstream assets, through changing mindset, standardizing processes and software and ensuring integrity management is focused on the right equipment.  The project spanning MOL DS Production plants in Hungary, Slovakia, and Croatia, will implement standardized asset integrity procedures in […]

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Process industries take stock of an autonomous future, says Yokogawa survey

Yokogawa Electric Corp. (Tokyo, Japan) revealed the results of a global end-user survey on the outlook for industrial autonomy, which shows that 64% of respondents from companies in process industries are anticipating fully autonomous operations by 2030. The survey provides an in-depth view of future trends in automation and autonomy, business priorities, and technologies being […]

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LG Chem completes landmark drone flight using lithium-sulfur battery

LG Chem Ltd. (Seoul, South Korea) announced that a high-altitude long-endurance solar-powered unmanned vehicle (EAV-3) developed by Korea Aerospace Research Institute has successfully finished flight testing in the environment of the stratosphere using a unique lithium-sulfur battery. EAV-3 is a small aircraft which can fly in the stratospheric altitude of 12km or higher for a long […]

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New academia-industry partnership focused on AI-driven materials discovery

A new partnership focused on using artificial intelligence for materials discovery has been launched. The Alliance for AI-Accelerated Materials Discovery comprises academic partners McMaster University, the University of Toronto, the National Research Council Canada (NRC) and industry giants Total SE (Paris, France) and LG Corp. (Seoul, South Korea). The Alliance for AI-Accelerated Materials Discovery (A3MD) aims to support […]

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Aspen Technology and Wood form partnership to deliver APM technologies

Aspen Technology, Inc. (Bedford, Mass.) and Wood (Aberdeen, Scotland announced a new partnership that will offer Wood’s clients Aspen’s Mtell asset performance management (APM) technology for predictive and prescriptive maintenance. The partnership will enable global enterprises to improve the performance of their manufacturing and facility assets through a maintenance solution built upon industrial artificial intelligence […]

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Technology for Predictive Maintenance Debuts at Connected Plant Conference

ProAxion (www.proaxion.io) will highlight the latest in Internet of Things (IOT) technology for providing predictive maintenance tools for both large and small industrial facilities during the upcoming Connected Plant Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, February 19-21. On display at booth 107 will be ProAxion’s innovative TACTIX™ 24×7 predictive maintenance system. The TACTIX system is unique […]

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