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congatec announces support for SMARC 2.0 specification
June 30, 2016

congatec announces support for SMARC 2.0 specification

First congatec SMARC 2.0 modules as well as carrier boards and starter kits including extensive software, driver and BIOS support will be available in August.

Endress + Hauser to expand Raman analyzers manufacturing facility
June 30, 2016

Endress + Hauser to expand Raman analyzers manufacturing facility

The new two-story facility, which is slated to open in mid-2017, will increase floor space from 3,500 to 8,100 square meters (38,000 to 87,000 square feet).

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PI adds P-620.2 to P-629.2 piezo motor positioners to PIHera family
June 30, 2016

PI adds P-620.2 to P-629.2 piezo motor positioners to PIHera family

PIHera precision closed-loop XY-stages are equipped with absolute-measuring direct-metrology capacitance sensors and are designed to provide resolution down to 0.1nm, in an FEA optimized package

ABB increases efficiency of EPCC's cement production lines in Saudi Arabia
June 30, 2016

ABB increases efficiency of EPCC's cement production lines in Saudi Arabia

The project upgraded the existing 75 MV Switchgear Panels to the latest protection relay generation, and integrated the power supply systems with the ABB 800xA automation system already in place. Commissioning was completed in February 2016.

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Artila releases RIO-2015PG I/O controller module
June 30, 2016

Artila releases RIO-2015PG I/O controller module

Low power consumption of ARM cortex M4 plus high efficiency of FreeRTOS make RIO-2015PG an ideal computing platform for device networking and remote monitoring.

OSI's SCADA system selected to support Spain's hydro generation assets
June 30, 2016

OSI's SCADA system selected to support Spain's hydro generation assets

The newly acquired SCADA system will replace and merge two independent Spectrum 4.5.1 systems into one system to allow centralized control, operation and maintenance of all hydro generation assets in Spain.

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Fives debuts Landis-Bryant RU2 fuel management grinder
June 30, 2016

Fives debuts Landis-Bryant RU2 fuel management grinder

This precision grinding technology incorporates a modular multi-surface grinder with extended flexibility to grind most complex components for fuel systems, valve and drive trains, bearings, aerospace and medical applications.

Phoenix Contact introduces TMC 8 series of circuit breakers
June 30, 2016

Phoenix Contact introduces TMC 8 series of circuit breakers

The TMC 8 series breakers are available in 1-, 2-, and 3-pole options, with B-, C-, and D-trip curves, to accommodate a variety of applications.

Güdel announces the TMF-5 Trackmotion Floor for industrial robots
June 30, 2016

Güdel announces the TMF-5 Trackmotion Floor for industrial robots

Available in standard lengths from 4 meters to over 100 meters, the TMF-5 frame is an all steel uni-body construction that is designed to deliver stiffness and repeatability in a compact footprint.

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Schneider Electric announces Line Performance Suite software and support solution
June 30, 2016

Schneider Electric announces Line Performance Suite software and support solution

Schneider Electric’s Line Performance Suite is designed to address process improvement in the Food & Beverage industry, offering a line enhancement and productivity improvement solution that can be used across operations.

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Autonomous Cars/Driverless Cars Market Grows as it Ensures Better Management of Traffic Flow and Parking Spots
June 30, 2016

Autonomous Cars/Driverless Cars Market Grows as it Ensures Better Management of Traffic Flow and Parking Spots

Autonomous cars driverless cars market is witnessing increased competition due to entry of technology firms,autonomous cars driverless cars market grows with government support for amendments in traffic regulations

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Future Design Controls releases L-Series DIN
June 29, 2016

Future Design Controls releases L-Series DIN

The Series 7L offers Surface or DIN Rail mounted options for high limit applications not requiring the temperature to be displayed or where panel space is at a premium

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Assured Automationo announces 30D series of sanitary ball valve
June 29, 2016

Assured Automationo announces 30D series of sanitary ball valve

The 30D Series is deisgned for use in brewing, dairy, water bottling, flavor and fragrance, food and beverage, biotech, and pharmaceutical applications.

EGE introduces SDNC 500 series of flow controllers
June 29, 2016

EGE introduces SDNC 500 series of flow controllers

A solution for compact applications, the SDNC 500 series enables configuration via IO-Link and the use of process data for remote maintenance.

41st Honeywell User Conference highlights Industrial Internet of Things benefits
June 29, 2016

41st Honeywell User Conference highlights Industrial Internet of Things benefits

Attendees from 31 countries discussed ways that data analytics can further change the manufacturing landscape, and how the IIoT can bring digital transformation to life.

Bedrock Open Secure Automation ICS platform passes EMP test protocol
June 29, 2016

Bedrock Open Secure Automation ICS platform passes EMP test protocol

The test involved repeated 50,000 V/m nanosecond EMP strikes to emulate the energy of a High Altitude Electromechanical Pulse (HEMP), as would be created by an atmospheric nuclear detonation

Pickering Interfaces introduce 50-200 and 50-201 models of PCI Fault Insertion switches
June 29, 2016

Pickering Interfaces introduce 50-200 and 50-201 models of PCI Fault Insertion switches

Pickering Interfaces promotes its test solutions in multiple platforms by offering fault insertion in different form factors (PXI and PCI) with the same options. This offering allows the user to choose the most appropriate platform for their test system

SparkFun and Bocoup releases Johnny Five Inventor's Kit
June 29, 2016

SparkFun and Bocoup releases Johnny Five Inventor's Kit

One of the primary goals of the inventor's kit is to support software developers in going from code on the screen to making things happen in real life

LeddarTech unveils LeddarCore IC roadmap towards autonomous driving
June 29, 2016

LeddarTech unveils LeddarCore IC roadmap towards autonomous driving

LeddarTech's management confirmed that two LeddarCore IC programs are in the works: the LC-A2, targeting the automation layers 1 to 3, and the LC-A3, which will meet the specifications for automation layers 2 to 4.

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HARTING releases Ha-VIS RF-R300 RFID reader
June 29, 2016

HARTING releases Ha-VIS RF-R300 RFID reader

the Ha-VIS RF-R300 mid-range UHF RFID reader from HARTING has been designed for reliable performance in rough environments in warehousing, transportation and manufacturing