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12 Hydraulic Hybrids That Go Heavy Duty

July 20, 2017

 

 

 

Senior technical editor Chuck Murray has been writing about technology for 33 years. He joined Design News in 1987, and has covered electronics, automation, fluid power, and auto.

 

Could China’s ban on scrap plastics have a silver lining for U.S. plastics industry?

July 19, 2017

China notified the World Trade Organization yesterday that it intends to ban the import of certain scrap materials by the end of the year. Among the items on the list are most scrap plastics, including polymers of ethylene, styrene, vinyl chloride and PET, according to a release from the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI; Washington, DC).

10 Automotive Ideas That Didn't Pan Out

July 19, 2017

 

 

 

Senior technical editor Chuck Murray has been writing about technology for 33 years. He joined Design News in 1987, and has covered electronics, automation, fluid power, and auto.

 

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Dummies Book Takes a Crack at the IT/OT Conflict

July 19, 2017

Belden, Tripwire, Internet Cyber Security for Dummies, cybersecurity, IT, OTNot surprisingly, a book about industrial cybersecurity becomes a deep dive into the endless conflict between information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT). Each of the two professions has an unequivocal mandate, and the mandates are in direct conflict. IT is devoted to security; OT is committed to uptime.

Don’t Sound the IC Engine’s Death Knell Yet

July 18, 2017

If the internal combustion engine could talk, it might follow the lead of Mark Twain and tell us that reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated.

IoT, Industry 4.0 Encourage FDT Open Standards

July 18, 2017

Device network integration is a key goal for automation and control vendors as the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 initiatives move toward new global standards and enterprise wide connectivity. Integrating these physical assets and achieving scalable and secure access to device intelligence is a key trend as companies look to deploy new network architectures.