Invensys Systems (www.invensys.com), maker of ArchestrA, an industrial software architecture, has launched the ArchestrA Community website (www.archestra.biz) to serve as an applications aid and communication tool for those interested in using the architecture. ArchestrA is designed for the assembly and integration of software applications and devices across a plant's automation framework. Third parties are encouraged to submit their own object templates built on ArchestrA technology to the website for review.
Independent science safety company Underwriters Laboratories is providing new guidance for manufacturers about how to follow the latest IEC standards for implementing safety features in programmable logic controllers.
Automakers are adding greater digital capabilities to their design and engineering activities to promote collaboration among staff and suppliers, input consumer feedback, shorten product development cycles, and meet evolving end-use needs.
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