Recent Factory Automation News for August 16nd, 2023

Recent Factory Automation News for August 16nd, 2023

, by Jim Ryan, 1 min reading time

Schneider Electric EcoStruxure and Modicon and Rockwell Automation Armor PowerFlex have been reported to have vulnerabilities allowing the hacker to execute Modbus calls on the controller. Anna Ribeiro reports, giving plenty of links to details.

Manufacturing.net is reporting on an OSHA report on the explosion last February at a Bedford, OH foundry. The report seems to insinuate that the death and the fifteen injuries were caused by failure to follow lockout/tag out procedures, but it isn't definite or clear on that point. The report says the incident was preventable and could have been avoided had the employer followed safety standards and that lockout/tag out procedures weren't followed. But it doesn't link those two definitively. It doesn't say that there was a death and fifteen injuries due to failure to follow lockout/tag out protocol.

Canada: manufacturing sales decline in June by 1.7%.

Delta robots are showing that speed small footprint size can be more important that payload size. Never heard of delta robots? Picture a spider. Then, click the link.

Tom Green posted his news roundup a few days ago and we missed it. Here it is.

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