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Experts have repeatedly warned about the availability of network devices on the Internet, such as industrial ethernet switches or ethernet media converters, and the risks this presents.

Yet, in 2017, the share of Internet-accessible network devices grew from 5 to 13 percent, rising to 19 percent in 2018. Read more in the lead story, right.

Charlotte Stonestreet
CDA Editor
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New vulnerabilities in industrial control systems

According to Positive Technologies, the number of new vulnerabilities in ICSs grew by 30 percent between 2017 and 2018. The US still has the highest number of Internet-accessible ICS components, with 95,661 IP addresses for ICS components found in 2018 compared to 64,287 in 2017. In the UK, the number of devices discoverable on the Internet nearly doubled from 4240 to 7874 in the same time frame.

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Avoiding electrical damage with conductive lubrication

Automotive voltage is on the rise. While most cars today run on 12-volt DC batteries, cars in the future will run on 48 volts. Here, Chris Johnson, managing director of SMB Bearings, addresses the implications of this increased voltage on ball bearing performance.

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FANUC extends collaborative robot range

Manufacturers can now process even heavier workpiece applications in narrow locations thanks to FANUC's latest addition to its collaborative robot portfolio, the CR-14iA/L.

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Manufacturing analytics leaders talk digital innovation & Industry 4.0 success in new webinar series

A new webinar series, "The Foundation of Industry 4.0", launches on May 8th, 2019 and highlights subject matter including what it takes to deliver sustainable and scalable digital transformation, and includes common challenges, proven best practices, and real-world outcomes.

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OEM I2C digital transmitter

The smallest fully functional OEM I2C digital transmitter for pressure and temperature measurement by KELLER the LD Series.

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Is it the end for traditional PLCs?

In the last twenty years, the global control landscape across food and beverage plants has been dominated by the traditional Programmable Logic Controller. Having just one manufacturer's range of equipment has brought a range of benefits to the End User lowering downtime and increasing efficiency. However, Schneider Electric believes that until recently there has been a drastic increase in speed and flexibility demands that are currently challenging the use of traditional PLCs.

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