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There is no denying that cybersecurity issues and the threats posed to industrial systems are on the increase. Addressing this, the International Society of Automation and Siemens have joined forces to improve awareness of the issue. The first joint activity will be a webinar entitled "Cybersecurity for Control Systems in Process Automation". For more details and information on how to register, read more in the story, right.

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LATEST NEWS
ISA & Siemens form industrial cybersecurity awareness partnership

In response to the changing industrial security landscape and growing cyber-threats to automation networks and systems, the International Society of Automation (ISA) has formed a global partnership with Siemens to improve awareness of the need for industrial cybersecurity.

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ABB plans expansion in US

Following recent reports that General Electric has resumed negotiations to sell its industrial solutions business to ABB, after the U.S. industrial conglomerate moderated its price expectations, ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer has indicated that that the Swiss engineering company plans to expand its US industrial robot factory in Michigan, which delivered its first robot in March.

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MAS launched as online help desk

Manufacturing and engineering membership body, Made in the Midlands has launched the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) as a dedicated online help desk and signposting service to support Britain's manufacturing industry and help businesses access information they need in order to grow.

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IMechE invests in ultrasonic sensor company

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers has completed a new investment, through its £2mn Stephenson Fund, in Bristol-based company Inductosense.

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AEMT offers rotating machine repair course

After significant demand from AEMT members, a new course for the repair of rotating machines to international standards is being prepared for the end of the year.

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PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Save costs when selecting process valve solutions

By considering a few basic requirements of your application, you can easily find the right valve control solution for your process automation needs.

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Supporting open source digital design

RS is sponsoring ORConf, an open source digital design and embedded systems conference that covers from the transistor level up to Linux user space and beyond.

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maxGUARD: control voltage distribution made easy

Providing control voltage supplies to field-mounted devices is a headache for every panel builder, especially when the overcurrent and short-circuit protection are also needed. Conventional solutions are time consuming to implement and take up a lot of space in the control panel, but now there's a better way: maxGuard from Weidmüller

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Integrated drive solution

Leroy-Somer has announced the launch of Commander ID300, a new integrated drive solution optimised for the control of IMfinity induction motors from 0.25 to 7.5 kW.

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Meet the challenge of warehouse automation

A new technical article from Lenze explains how to overcome the challenge of warehouse automation and achieve optimum performance.

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