Software & IT

QAD aligns with Progress on cognitive applications for industrial asset maintenance

08 December, 2017

Long-time partner expands strategic relationship and looks to add cognitive predictive maintenance platform.


Secure password management for Siemens TIA Portal

01 December, 2017 | Supplied by: Wibu-Systems AG

German company Wibu-Systems has developed a password provider for the Siemens Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) Portal V14 SP1 or higher based on its Password API.


Emerson AMS Device Manager

13 November, 2017 | Supplied by: Emerson Automation Solutions

Emerson has introduced updated alert optimisation capabilities and mobile device health dashboards in the latest version of AMS Device Manager.


Connecting the IIoT

10 November, 2017 | Supplied by: National Instruments Aust Pty Ltd

Implementing an IIoT solution is not without its challenges, so before beginning it is necessary to understand some of the basic IoT infrastructure concepts.


Schaeffler Drive Train 4.0 condition monitoring

03 November, 2017 | Supplied by: Schaeffler Australia Pty Ltd

Schaeffler Drive Train 4.0 is said to expand conventional condition monitoring approaches by linking diverse digital information sources into a single platform with options for increased efficiency, machinery lifespan and sustainability, reduced downtime, reduced energy use and reduced TCO.


Schaeffler Group acquires machine data company

31 October, 2017 | Supplied by: Schaeffler Australia Pty Ltd

Schaeffler Group has announced its acquisition of autinity GmbH, an IT company that specialises in machine data recording and evaluation.


ANU announces Cyber Institute

30 October, 2017

The Australian National University (ANU) has announced the establishment of the nation's first interdisciplinary Cyber Institute, which will combine expertise from across a range of disciplines to conduct leading research that will help shape the nation's future in the increasingly vital fields of cybersecurity and innovation.


Shanghai SECCO selects Honeywell technologies for operator training

20 October, 2017 | Supplied by: Honeywell Process Solutions

Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has announced that Shanghai SECCO Petrochemical Company Limited (SECCO) will upgrade its operator training simulator (OTS) system to the Honeywell Connected Plant UniSim Competency Suite.


How to avoid becoming a victim of digital Darwinism

18 October, 2017 by Hakan Ozcelik | Supplied by: Siemens Ltd

When companies don't make the change to a digital enterprise efficiently and effectively, in many cases they are not able to survive, and become victims of what we could call 'digital Darwinism'.


How Smart Industry is changing our way of developing

17 October, 2017 by Philipp HF Wallner, Industry Manager, MathWorks | Supplied by: MathWorks Australia

Today’s production machines have become highly integrated mechatronic systems, requiring engineers from all three mechatronic domains — mechanical, electrical and software engineering — to work together concurrently and evolve their ways of designing, testing and verifying machine software.


Digitalisation in the aggregates industry — what does it all mean?

13 October, 2017 | Supplied by: Metso Australia Limited

Giuseppe Campanelli, VP of Lifecycle Services for Metso, talks about digitalisation and how it can assist in the aggregates industry.


Namibia brewery reduces energy costs and improves sustainability

11 October, 2017 | Supplied by: Schneider Electric

An integrated solution unlocks real-time visibility into utility usage across brewing, packaging and distribution for improved decision support.


Rockwell launches cybersecurity threat detection service

18 September, 2017 | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

A new threat detection service from Rockwell Automation alerts operators of potential security threats to their industrial networks.


Emerson builds strategic relationship to accelerate life sciences product pipelines

08 September, 2017 | Supplied by: Emerson Automation Solutions

The agreement with Enterprise System Partners (ESP) expands project management support for Syncade MES projects to meet industry's increased need for automated, faster pharmaceutical development.


Have you heard of Tulip?

29 August, 2017

Self-service apps are now becoming available for the factory floor.


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