Daily Industrial Automation News Rundown:

This Monday morning we cover Product Updates, Articles, and a couple of new Documents.

First up is an article from Inductive Automation about the latest release of Ignition which includes several security and usability updates. If you're an Ignition user you can read all about the latest update here.

Next we have an article by the folks over at Real-Time Automation covering th basics of CANopen, which you can read here.

Over on the Antaira website we have a new piece about the growing use of Industrial Automation in the Agriculture space. In the article they detail many of the demands of these systems, and why selecting a reliable Industrial Ethernet Switch is so important. To read this article, click here.

The latest article at SME that sparked my interest is the new article entitled, “Moving Past People, Planet, and Profit.” Don't let the title fool you, this is an article covering the many aspects of production that can be considered when looking at reducing waste, and you can read the full article here.

Digi-Key also has a new article our detailing the considerations that go into creating compact and flexible circuits that have accurate circuit protection that meet IEC and UL standards. Those of you electronically inclined will find the article here.

The folks over at ISA also have several new articles out, and the one that I found the most interesting was “Complexity and Contention: The Future of Digital Infrastructure.” While I don't see all the technology they mention as factors in the future of industrial automation, many are, and the key take-a-way for me was the importance of designing your facility's digital infrastructure with the future in mind. You can see if you agree by reading the article here.

Over at the Global American site we find a new article entitled, “Demystifying USB C,” which I found not only interesting but something I'll probably come back to and share when questions about USB come up in the future. If you're also interested in this topic you'll find the original article here.

And our final article for this morning is from the good folks over at LabForge. In their article about Bin Packing Robots and Machine vision, the cover the key items that come to play when designing a system where the Robot Arm must pick out certain items from a bin of mixed parts. To read the full article, click here.

The last two items on today's list are two new manuals from the folks at Siemens. First up is a new manual for the Scalance X-200 switches which you'll find here. The other is a new manual for the ET 200eco PN module communication's manual, which you'll find here.

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