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System Integrators
August 16, 2017
Dave Kang, Network Security and Info Solutions Specialist

As a former IT Professional now in the Automation/OT world, I have been using some form of VMware since about 2007 – be it VMware Workstation or VMware ESX/ESXi hypervisors.

August 9, 2017
Rumsey Marketing

Lighting is one of the aspects of facility operations that is often taken for granted. The thing is without it all other operating systems are just about useless. Think about it: what can you do in a pitch dark room? If your lighting system experiences a hiccup, your facility could be closed for hours, days or weeks until you literally switch the lights back on. What’s more, you could be throwing money away by using inefficient and outdated lighting.

So how do you know when it’s time to upgrade your lighting?

network security
control security
August 2, 2017
Julia Santogatta, Network, Security & Information Solutions Manager

We at Rumsey are excited about our new relationship with Tripwire.

July 11, 2017
Karen Nwal, Marketing Coordinator

On June 8, Rumsey hosted its first ever Hatfield Cruise Night. We had the opportunity to get together with our customers in a fun atmosphere while sharing a common passion for classic cars and motorcycles. In all, about 30 of our customers came and showed their cars off.

plant safety
machine safety
IT infrastructure
operations technology
Internet of Things
manufacturing growth
June 28, 2017
Lee Lane. Rockwell Automation

As organizations implement connected, information-enabled architectures to improve productivity, efficiency and safety that means industrial se

control system
distributed control system
automation infrastructure
migration strategy
June 28, 2017
Jack Smith

Plant and operations managers don't wake up one day and realize their distributed control systems (DCSs) and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) may be approac

June 28, 2017
Mike Lorbiecki, IFS North America

In the U.S., federal law states food manufacturers, not the Food and Drug Administration, are responsible for ensuring that products are safe, sanitary and pro

plant safety
June 21, 2017
Bill Stone, Rockwell Automation, Area Manager, Safety, Industrial Controls

From a purely functional point of view the more efficiently a machine performs its task of processing material then the better it is.  But, in order for a machine to be viable it must also be safe.  Safety therefore must be regarded as a crucial component of machine design and considere

Control Engineering
discrete sensors
process sensors
machine control
pressure sensors
machine level
process control
June 16, 2017
Frank Lamb, Automation Primer

Most engineers who specify equipment think of sensors as discrete or analog devices, proxies or photoelectrics, flow or pressure sensors, thermocouples an

June 14, 2017
John Kinsey, Industrial Control, Safety and Sensor Specialist

Once you have invested in safety controls for machines and conveying systems, you may wonder if there is any reason to upgrade or change it down the road – does safety technology change too?  The answer is yes, and the new Guardmaster Lifeline 5 safety switch that Rockwell just released is a