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Will Industry 4.0 & IIoT create new standards wars?
April 20, 2015

Will Industry 4.0 & IIoT create new standards wars?

By Bill Lydon, Editor
Previous standards wars have resulted in higher costs for users. This same pattern could develop again with Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). But, there are some positive developments that might allow us to avoid new standard wars. Hopefully, the various “camps with agendas” will converge their approaches and standards to leverage the latest Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, big data and analytics technologies.

AutomationDirect Announces HMI Photo Contest
April 20, 2015

AutomationDirect Announces HMI Photo Contest

The contestant with the winning photo will receive a C-more HMI Touch Panel and the newest version of the C-more programming software.

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Hexagon upgrades ROMER Absolute Arm Laser Scanner
April 20, 2015

Hexagon upgrades ROMER Absolute Arm Laser Scanner

RS3 upgrade package doubles the scan rate of the previous integrated laser scanner, enabling users to inspect parts in approximately half the time.

April 20, 2015

Epicor to supply ERP to Sencon

Sencon is a developer of sensor and control systems for the metal packaging industry

April 20, 2015

Integrity Security Services announces Security Solutions

The Embedded Cryptographic Toolkit (ECT) is a complete set of standards-based, platform-agnostic security protocols with a FIPS 140-2 compliant, Suite B, cryptographic algorithm library.

MicroPower Direct introduces MPU-250S AC/DC power supplies
April 20, 2015

MicroPower Direct introduces MPU-250S AC/DC power supplies

Four standard models operate from autoranging inputs of 90 to 132 VAC or 180 to 264 VAC.

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Sercos claims 5 million real-time nodes installed world-wide
April 20, 2015

Sercos claims 5 million real-time nodes installed world-wide

In 2014 about 480.000 new Sercos nodes were installed.

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Axiomtek releases IFW320 Industrial Firewall Appliance
April 20, 2015

Axiomtek releases IFW320 Industrial Firewall Appliance

IFW320 is an industrial 2-port Gigabit firewall with network address translation (NAT) and VPN.

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Security
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Cyber Security, Industrial Networks
B&R opens subsidiary in Singapore
April 17, 2015

B&R opens subsidiary in Singapore

The office serves the entire Southeast Asia region, and is spearheaded by General Manager Mark Meng.

AutomationDirect adds Synchronous Drive Components
April 17, 2015

AutomationDirect adds Synchronous Drive Components

SureMotion power transmission products includes timing pulleys (or sprockets), bushings and timing belts that allow a user to change speed and torque while connecting mechanically rotating components.

Harting releases Ha-VIS preLink Ethernet cable
April 17, 2015

Harting releases Ha-VIS preLink Ethernet cable

The cable works with RJ45, PushPull RJ45, M12 D-coded, M12 X-coded, RJ45 Harting Industrial Form Factor and RJ45 Keystone.

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April 17, 2015

Hannover Messe hosts more than 220,000 visitors

70,000 visitors came from outside Germany

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PIE announces 525B  Thermocouple and RTD calibrator.
April 17, 2015

PIE announces 525B Thermocouple and RTD calibrator.

Standard functions include sourcing and reading of 14 T/C types, 12 RTD curves, millivolts and ohms.

April 17, 2015

OPC Foundation Elects Schmid-Lutz to Board

Veronika Schmid-Lutz is Chief Product Owner for manufacturing products at SAP SE.

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OPC & OPC UA Interoperability
April 17, 2015

OPC opens architecture to all

The OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) specifications and technology will be made available to companies without requiring membership in the OPC Foundation.

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OPC & OPC UA Interoperability
Unitronics releases 7-in. dislay for Samba PLC
April 17, 2015

Unitronics releases 7-in. dislay for Samba PLC

The 16-bit touchscreen enables data entry and display of variable data, including color Trend graphs and alarm screens.

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Controllers - PLC & PAC
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Unitronics
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Factory Automation, Programmable Controllers
April 17, 2015

JMP Automation Becomes Certified robot Integrator

JMP achieved Certified Robot Integrator designation from the Robotic Industries Association (RIA).

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April 16, 2015

AbraxSys Now Offering 24” LCD Product Line with 1080p or 1920 x 1200 WUXGA Resolution

AbraxSys expands it's 24” rugged LCD product line offering either 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) format or 1920 x 1080 (1080P) true high- definition resolution. AbraxSys industrial 24" LCD models meet agrowing demand for 16:9 or 16:10 aspect ratio high definition displays. AbraxSys Corporation's 24" LCDs feature extended operational temperatures, true industrial grade TFT flat panels, a multitude of inputs including VGA, DVI, S-Video and Composite, and many other possible configurations; including standard brightness levels, 300 nits or 500 nits, as well as a high bright 1000 nits sunlight readable option.

Emerson introduces Rosemount 705 wireless totalizing transmitter
April 16, 2015

Emerson introduces Rosemount 705 wireless totalizing transmitter

Rosemount 705 monitors turbine meters in remote applications.

Microchip Introduces LAN9252 EtherCAT Slave Controller
April 16, 2015

Microchip Introduces LAN9252 EtherCAT Slave Controller

LAN9252 has two 10/100 Ethernet transceivers that support both fiber and copper, along with cable diagnostics capabilities.