Network security can be a lot like safety; too much and your production may suffer, too little and you leave yourself exposed to cyber-attacks. There needs to be a balance between maintaining high overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and mean time to repair (MTTR) levels with network protection.

Why do failures happen at 2 AM? I wish I could answer because I do understand the challenges that happen when a production line has a failure in the middle of the night. I’ve lived it. Having a support solution in place is a tremendous asset. But unless you get it right, issues can still arise.

Traditional pneumatic and hydraulic actuators are common in automation. However, they have several hidden costs that make these solutions expensive over their usable life. Electric-powered linear actuators offer significant efficiency, simplicity, and design advantages and long-term cost savings.