If you are looking beyond the plant floor, you have to have been paying attention to Microsoft, SAP and Oracle's announced intention to support S95 as the enterprise integration standard. Now that the eleventy-million pound gorillas have lined up in ISA's backcourt, we can expect to see a real integration...
I've decided that it is time to stop pillorying PR firms for sending me really bad press releases. Instead, I'm going to try to teach you all (and in your hearts of hearts, you know who you are) how to do it properly. This will benefit your clients, the automation vendors.
I am aware that our friends to the north have already celebrated Thanksgiving, and that it is not a world-wide holiday. But it is one of those times when we are encouraged to reflect on our blessings, and thank whoever we believe in for providing them.
Not content with losing nearly all of Modicon's North American market share to Allen-Bradley, Schneider appears bent on destroying the second-best known brand of PLC in the world. The brand, that is. Schneider is careful to say that they will continue to be manufacturing Modicon as a brand of Telemechanique PLC.
Here's ISA's Side of the Story... ...or why the fact that Automation Fair pulled almost 50% more attendance doesn't matter... ISA EXPO 2005 Attracts Automation Professionals From Around the World With automation professionals attending from 72 countries, ISA EXPO featured 87,500 square feet of product and services exhibits, a cutting-edge...
Rockwell Automation Announces Attendance at 2005 Automation Fair Rockwell Automation's John Bernaden and Steve Smith announced today that a record 14,000 people attended the just-completed Automation Fair in St. Louis, Mo. The absolute enormity of this announcement must be made clear.
Rockwell Automation to Acquire Datasweep, a Leader in Production Management Software Acquisition Expands FactoryTalk Plant-wide Information Software Offerings So, Rockwell Automation is buying Datasweep Inc., a privately held MES software company. ArvinMeritor, Johnson & Johnson, Lucent and Qualcomm are a few of the world-class companies that use Datasweep's production management software.
Automating the Panama Canal, Chips for Cows, and Five Technologies that will Drive the Future of Manufacturing Carlos Patterson from the Panama Canal Authority discussed the benefits of realtime control and information for ship tracking and collision management, and the huge control system upgrade they've just finished.
One of the breakout sessions was Kevin Roach, vice president of Rockwell Software, interviewing Andy Woehl, plant floor IT guy from Clos du Bois winery in Napa, Cal. The first real problem, Woehl said, was with the database.