Manufacturers Realize Cybersecurity Risks, Taking Steps

Denial can be a very perilous state of being, and admitting there is a problem is the beginning of the journey to solve any issue facing anyone.

While that may sound like a psychology 101 class, in actuality that can be considered the mindset for those in the manufacturing automation sector these days. After years of denying they had any kind of attacks or any kind of security issue, users today are at least acknowledging what they are facing.

“When we meet with clients it is far more common to hear these days, ‘yeah, we had an incident.’ In most cases it is malware that got into the environment,” said John Cusimano, vice president of industrial cybersecurity at aeSolutions. “When we do a cyber risk assessment, one of the things we talk about is the likelihood of certain incidents occurring it is far more common today to hear people say ‘yeah, that happened here.’ They are not publicized events. At least they are aware they had an incident.”

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Transform Pneumatics Systems for Conservation, Efficiency and Safety

In the past, the idea of, “air is for breathing, water is for drinking, oil is for your automobile” was one shared by many designers when specifying components, designing systems and building machinery. The result was big, inefficient machines that consumed great amounts of commodities.

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Radwell Donates Masks to Hospitals and Medical Facilities

In support of medical personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic, Radwell International has donated  masks to various hospitals and medical facilities. These facilities were chosen based on connections to our employees.

Radwell offers industrial automation products and services to the manufacturing industry globally. The company has been, and will continue to be, fully operational during the pandemic to support essential manufacturers worldwide. 

The following is a list of hospitals and medical facilities that have received donated masks from Radwell International: 

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Collaborative Robots Help Manufacturers Address Worker Gaps, Improve Efficiency

Companies today use collaborative robots for manufacturing to address a wide number of challenges, including the growing labor shortage. The jobs often consist of fast-paced, repetitive tasks in environments that are far less comfortable than an office. So, attracting employees to manufacturing jobs can be difficult.

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Automation Approaches To Use When Market Growth Slows

Global markets are slowing economic growth, a challenge for automation industries in every region, and trade frictions and an unstable geopolitical environment also are affecting industries in some important areas. Where can automation enterprises find opportunities amid challenges?

At the end of October 2019, ARC Advisory Group released a list of the top 50 global and North American automation companies of 2018. At the same time, analysts pointed out that with slower growth in some global markets, automation companies still have opportunities to grow against the trend.

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What is a Circuit Breaker?

What is a Circuit Breaker?

A circuit breaker is a mechanical switching device that automatically protects an electrical circuit from damage generated from excess current from an overload. A circuit breaker’s main function is to detect a faulty condition and once that condition is detected the circuit breaker will interrupt the current flow during both normal or abnormal conditions. Depending upon the type of circuit breaker they can be reset automatically or manually. The ability to reset is what separates a circuit breaker from a fuse. A fuse is only able to operate once and then must be replaced. When a circuit breaker detects the fault and interrupts the current flow, it can be reset manually or automatically and resume normal operation.

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How Innovation and Growth Vibe Helps Distributor Find Labor Shortage Solutions

This article was originally published at Epicor's The Shop Floor. View original post here 

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What is the Industrial Internet of Things?

The industrial internet of things is the network of industrial devices connected by communication technologies that result in systems that can monitor, collect, exchange, analyze, and deliver data. Simply put, Industrial Internet of Things refers to smart machines and devices a business uses that are connected to the internet and provide real time data and analytics. It brings together machines, analytics, and the people that make it all work. It can be as advanced as a fully automated mass production line that tracks maintenance, productivity and even ordering and shipping information across a huge, multi-layered network. This data can be used to improve existing work practices and business processes as well as creating entirely new ways of doing things.

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Radwell Coronavirus Statement (COVID-19)

Radwell Coronavirus Statement   (COVID-19)

Dear valued customer and partner,

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to escalate around the world, we are writing to share our commitments to you, our customers and partners from all over the globe.

The safety of our community – customers, partners and employees – is our primary concern. Our 9 global locations have effective continuity plans, hygiene regimens and supply chain management in place to ensure business continues as usual and your services are not interrupted.

Radwell International is an important part of the world supply chain, especially as we serve industries like pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, pulp and paper and many other major industries which have an important role in addressing the Coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, it is important that we continue to operate as seamlessly as possible and assist our global customers to keep their plants up and running.

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LED Lighting v. Tungsten Lighting: Choosing What's Best for Your Operation

Although it seems like a simple thing, choosing lighting for your environment is important for your operation and can have interesting consequences. Finding the best solution may not be as obvious as it seems. It is definitely important to weight the pros and cons and have knowledge of the environment and applications before choosing a system that is best for your operation.

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