Is your plant controlled by Russia? Are you sure?
The US Dept of Homeland Security just issued a report that there has been an ongoing, successful cyberattack on US utility plants from Russia.
By Curt Wuollet on 18 March, 2018 - 5:30 pm
We certainly hope not, but I hope people listen to the canary. Let's look at our security...
By Rora on 18 March, 2018 - 11:25 am
The suggestion that a plant could be remotely operated in an ongoing basis without detection is...
Innovative Control Sytems (Bedrock Automation)
Bedrock Automation Control Systems disrupting the automation world
By Marly_eng on 17 January, 2018 - 8:00 am
I read the following article describing the security for hardware breaches, which seems...
By Gary L. Pratt, P.E on 5 August, 2016 - 10:14 am
Steve and James, Here is a link to a video demo that shows the power and flexibility of the...
By Gary Pratt, P.E. on 5 August, 2016 - 9:44 am
Walt is correct. The primary security is embedded in the chipset. The pinless backplane is just...
By Walt Boyes on 23 May, 2016 - 5:40 pm
It seems to me that if, as in Bedrock's case, the security is integral and in the chipsets...
By James Ingraham on 23 May, 2016 - 2:24 pm
> Also, eliminating the ability to place an I/O module on an extender > to reverse-engineer...
By Steve Myres on 19 May, 2016 - 1:25 pm
1) Have you used the latest generation of Codesys? No idea whether I have or...
By Gary L, Pratt, P.E. on 9 March, 2016 - 10:22 am
Hello James, The Bedrock IDE is based on Codesys. See my response to Steve Myers above for all...
By Gary L. Pratt, P.E. on 9 March, 2016 - 10:00 am
Hello Steve, I am the AE manager for Bedrock Automation. Thanks for your comments. Please...
By Walt Boyes on 31 January, 2016 - 11:49 am
In one of my articles for the Industrial Automation INSIDER, I interviewed two of the first users...
By James Ingraham on 29 January, 2016 - 12:01 pm
Well, we still haven't heard from anyone actually using it. I'd love to know what the guys in the...
Virtualization Provided by DCS/PLCs Vendor
Virtualization is way of ripping industries by DCS/PLC vendors who are more interested in selling, rather than helping their customers.
By Jeremy Pollard on 12 January, 2018 - 2:38 pm
The industrial market has been a captive audience for 40 years.. why would you expect it to be any...
What Role Design, R&D and IP Companies Play in Automation
what are design (Design, R&D and IP companies) engineering firms in Automation?
Dick Morley, the father of the PLC, has died
Noobe technician: Which company to target?
Recent Mechatronics "graduate" thinking of applying to ABB, Rockwell Automation, etc. Which would be best and why?
Working Schematics Revision Control
We are currently trying to implement a drawing revision control system in our company and I am looking for comments or thoughts from others in a similar situation.
Is Any Reputed Automation MNC Having Innovation, Research & Developments Centers in India
Posted by Rushi Shroff on 31 July, 2016 - 12:44 am
innovation, research & developments centers for Automation & Process control in India
By Sivaprasad on 9 December, 2016 - 5:50 am
Yes, we do have a extensive research for innovative product development in industrial automation...
How do you reduce unplanned downtime?
By Jeremy Pollard on 2 July, 2017 - 2:00 pm
Thank you Don.. appreciated:) BYW seems you the first in augmented reality!!:) Cheers from:...
By Jeremy Pollard on 30 June, 2017 - 5:36 pm
Thank you Don (bin95)!!!! Very cool!!!! http://www.htmsensors.com/spotlight.aspx what are...
By Jeremy Pollard on 14 June, 2017 - 10:15 pm
Thank you all for your feedback ... http://www.htmsensors.com/spotlight.aspx is this...
By Bob Peterson on 6 June, 2017 - 2:55 am
As a system integrator about all we can really do is give people quality Equipment and provide...
What kind of experiences have you had with industrial viruses and malware?
Looking for requirements to install and operate a European built, CE automation line.
By Bob Peterson on 9 February, 2017 - 12:23 pm
It would be wise to have the control panel itself UL listed to UL 508a. That way it would follow...
Small and Micro Level Electronic Manufacturing
Posted by Rushi Shroff on 11 January, 2017 - 5:59 am
Complexity of end products, investment issues of setting up cost effective factory, target audience of products
Request for Guidance - Single Integrator Issues
Posted by Jeremy Pollard on 25 October, 2016 - 11:41 pm
Single integrator looking for advice on how to explain the value of an informed resource to a VP.
Starting a Small Automation Company in Dublin.
Posted by Usman Sanaullah on 22 August, 2016 - 2:54 pm
Need to start automation business in Dublin. Looking for leads on where to start market research.
By Tom Reaney on 23 August, 2016 - 1:10 pm
Usman: Walt's suggestion is spot on. Eoin O'Riann is pronounced OH-N O-REEN. You can also contact...
By Walt Boyes on 23 August, 2016 - 7:33 am
I would contact Eoin at Readout magazine. It is THE automation resource for Ireland. His public...
Siemens Distributors in South Asia
Looking for Siemens 7KG6000-8AA/MM and 7KG6104-1SN21 distributors in Indonesia or nearby country
Why do you pay for PLC programming software?
A question that has been on my mind for some time...
By Murphy on 3 June, 2016 - 10:33 am
As a business owner and consumer of these devices and processes, I prefer a scaled approach as...