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Survey shows low adoption of industrial cybersecurity measures

Honeywell has released a new study showing industrial companies are not moving quickly to adopt cybersecurity measures to protect their data and operations, even as attacks have increased around the globe.

Schneider Electric to go 100% renewable by 2030

Schneider Electric has committed to sourcing 100 per cent renewable electricity and is throwing light on the doubling of its energy productivity.

Ford shifts production of electric SUV to Mexico

Ford says that shifting production of an electric SUV from the U.S. to Mexico will allow the company to make more self-driving vehicles in Michigan.

Nova Chemicals to spend $2 billion on new facility, expansion

Nova Chemicals Corp. says it expects to invest in excess of $2 billion on two new growth projects for its Ontario operations. The Calgary-based plastics and chemical company says the funds will go towards building a new polyethylene facility in the Sarnia-Lambton region.

Servitization is not a buzzword – it's a promise

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is under way, and like its three predecessors, it holds the promise of completely upending manufacturing as it's done today.
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GM Canada proposes renewable energy project

General Motors of Canada is proposing to build a 6.4 MW co-generation plant that will use renewable landfill gas as fuel to generate electricity and recover thermal energy to power and heat its St. Catharines Propulsion Plant, reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 77 per cent and lowering energy electrical costs. » Read full article

Bus coupler connects EtherCAT with TSN networks

Beckhoff Automation has announced the new EK1000 EtherCAT TSN Coupler, expanding the industrial Ethernet capabilities of the EtherCAT I/O system. » Read full article

Profinet cables for industrial networks

High speeds, secure data transfer and compliance with Profinet are features of the new cables in Lapp's Etherline series, according to the company. » Read full article

Category 6A Profinet cables for data-intensive IIoT environments

Belden describes its DataTuff Cat6A Profinet cables as being designed to support the growing demand for high-volume data transfer from the factory floor. » Read full article
Event Calendar 
OHS SYmposium - BB2

Motor & Drive Systems 2018

Location: Orlando, Fla.
Date: February 8-9, 2018
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ARC Industry Forum 2018

Location: Orlando, Fla.
Date: February 12-15, 2018
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Advanced Design & Manufacturing Expo 2018 Cleveland

Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Date: March 7-8, 2018
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North American Manufacturing Excellence Summit 2018

Location: Chicago, Ill.
Date: April 10-11, 2018
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