Tag "Safety"

Snapshot Innovation and what is the point of cybersecurity?

Functional security and cybersecurity are practised as “business as usual”, so that the digital added value actually pays off. Because it is only with these important components that precisely the resilient foundation stone for the Smart Factory is laid.

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Autonomous robot surveillance: How can we make operators’ lives better?

Frequent and thorough monitoring takes up valuable time from operators and management. Robotics is the right way to improve efficiency. ATEX/IECEx Zone 1 certified robots will be the new benchmark for inspection and monitoring of hazardous areas.

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The top ten articles of the first half of 2020

If the year 2020 were a football match, it would be halftime long ago. Reason enough to look back on the first half of 2020. Because a lot has happened in the first half of the year – including, of course, on the chemicals and pharmaceuticals blog. Since the beginning of the year, the team of authors and experts has again researched and written about some exciting topics related to automation. The following ten articles have aroused the greatest interest of the readers in the past six months.

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Keep Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) up to date – secure implicit knowledge

SOP – Standard Operation Procedures – play an important role, especially in regulated companies such as the pharmaceutical or food industry. Due to the high relevance of the processes to the environment, health and safety, the share of SOPs in these industries is correspondingly high. But it is not only here that standardised procedures are documented. They also help employees in many other areas of industry to handle recurring process sequences with consistently high quality. No wonder, then, that SOP management is also becoming the focus of Industry 4.0.

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Optimisation? Of course! – Part 2 of 3

In the first part of this series we have dealt with the question of what is meant by “optimizing” in this context and whether it is worthwhile to “optimize”. If one has come to a positive result for oneself, the question now arises, which possibilities there are. The following presentation of possibilities in the second of a total of three articles in this series certainly does not claim to be complete, but is intended as an incentive and source of ideas.

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Optimisation? Of course! – Part 1 of 3

With regard to optimization, it is often a matter of finding a consensus as to what optimization can actually be. This three-part article will also take a look at the resources available for this. Whether it is worthwhile to optimize and if and what the whole thing has to do with Industry 4.0.

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FIDO: Across how many user accounts is your digital identity distributed?

How do you currently register and log in for Internet / Web services? Use a password that at least meets the complexity requirements – keyword: the golden password rules. Or do you already use FIDO-Key? FIDO means “Fast IDentity Online”.

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Converging and Securing OT-IT – Enabling Industrial Network Security Solutions for Use With Key Technologies 3 / 3

Our new three-part blog article deals with the topic “Converging and Securing OT-IT – Enabling Industrial Network Security Solutions for Use With Key Technologies”. Read the third and last part here about Customer Satisfaction and an interview with Hideyuki Nakaya of the Facilities Department’s Electricity Section, who led the project, and Satoshi Ikawa of the General Affairs Section., among other things.

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Converging and Securing OT-IT – Enabling Industrial Network Security Solutions for Use With Key Technologies 2 / 3

Our new three-part blog article deals with the topic “Converging and Securing OT-IT – Enabling Industrial Network Security Solutions for Use With Key Technologies”. Read the second part here about Simple visualization of existing plant network architecture, Virtual Network and Plant Network Security Monitoring Service before part three deals with the Customer Satisfaction and an interview with Hideyuki Nakaya of the Facilities Department’s Electricity Section, who led the project, and Satoshi Ikawa of the General Affairs Section., among other things.

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Converging and Securing OT-IT – Enabling Industrial Network Security Solutions for Use With Key Technologies 1 / 3

Our new three-part blog article deals with the topic “Converging and Securing OT-IT – Enabling Industrial Network Security Solutions for Use With Key Technologies”. Read the first part here before part two and three deal with the Simple visualization of existing plant network architecture, Customer Satisfaction and an interview with Hideyuki Nakaya of the Facilities Department’s Electricity Section, who led the project, and Satoshi Ikawa of the General Affairs Section., among other things.

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