A company’s priorities may vary depending on where in Australia they are situated. Miri Schroeter speaks with automation specialist Bunbury Industrial Controls (BIC) about the importance of responding quickly to customer needs in a regional area. Bunbury Industrial Controls (BIC) is an automation company that mostly serves companies within Western Australia. It is about a … Continue reading Catering automation to businesses near and far
The latest general meeting of the IICA in Sydney, which took place at Strathfield Golf Club in mid-April, featured a presentation by Manny Romero, the director of ETM Pacific, who explained how the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is changing the control system environment. Romero began by addressing the inherent woolliness of the concept of … Continue reading Explaining the process: IIoT and the future of control systems
Today, there are more networked devices than there are people, and the trend is accelerating. The traditional automation pyramid is being replaced by networked structures and cloud technologies. The requirements on the security, openness, and interoperability of these systems are increasing. “Innovation cycles are being shortened and different development tools and processes are needed to … Continue reading Open, flexible, and future-proof controller generation
When a remote cattle station needed its pivot sprinkler to operate in a safe manner, Ocean Controls provided a great solution. The KTA-291 GPS Modbus gateway is a versatile tool to provide accurate values of time and position including: Universal Time Coordinated time (accurate to 60 nanoseconds); latitude and longitude (accurate to 2.5 metres); altitude … Continue reading Accurate Modbus positioning and time sensing with GPS
Kaspersky has released its report on threats to Industrial Control Systems (ICS), which revealed that large organisations are the most at threat, as they have the most ICS components connected to the internet.
Emerson now offers its power generation and water/wastewater industry customers native machinery health monitoring and protection capability within the Ovation distributed control system.
Process safety and cybersecurity are distinctly different disciplines, but there is growing realisation that they are related.