Your Chance to Weigh In

If you hang out on Twitter, follow some of the manufacturing blogs, or just read the business section of the papers, you may have noticed that suddenly manufacturing is a hot topic. From being the old-economy, dirty, boring subject nobody wanted to pay attention to because everything virtual, online, mobile...

Flashing = Bad

Flashing = Bad is true on so many levels, but being a family blog, the one we're talking about here is arc flash. Not something you want to have happen or be around when it does.

A Concentration of Minds

It's interesting to watch an idea come of age. I've been covering manufacturing of one sort or another for more years than I'm usually prepared to admit to, and from the beginning, about once a year, someone would come up and say, "You know, you really oughta do a story...

Learning Basic Skills to Become an Automation Professional #pauto #automation #mfg

How do you get your basic training, and your refreshers? Do you go to ISA section meetings? Do you read books? Does your employer offer training courses? Do you wander around the InterWebs looking for necessary information? YouTube and Google it? Or do you just wing it and learn what...

#pauto The Steamroller rolls on-- Honeywell joins FDI Cooperation

The steamroller toward integrated device standards is rolling on. The latest to climb on the back of the steamroller is Honeywell. The goal is full device interoperability regardless of vendor. Let's hear it for everybody on the team.