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Open Process Automation Movement Taking Form at ExxonMobil's 2nd Industry Day
September 29, 2016

Open Process Automation Movement Taking Form at ExxonMobil's 2nd Industry Day

By Bill Lydon, Automation.com
The event, a follow-on to the successful 1st End User Industry Day event in June, provided the opportunity for more users to learn about and consider joining the new open process control standards initiative.

Siemens to supply propulsion systems for all-electric ferries
September 29, 2016

Siemens to supply propulsion systems for all-electric ferries

The all-electric ferries operated by Fjord1 will ply the E39 Anda-Lote route on the west coast of Norway. Both will have a cargo capacity of 120 cars, twelve trailers and 349 passengers. Operation on the 2.4 kilometer-long route will start in January 2018.

GF Piping introduces Signet 9950 transmitter
September 29, 2016

GF Piping introduces Signet 9950 transmitter

The transmitter meets CE, UL, and CUL standards and is suitable for a variety of applications including water/wastewater treatment systems, reverse osmosis, deionization, media filtration, chemical manufacturing/addition, air/fume scrubbers and cooling towers.

Beckhoff opens Texas sales and support facility
September 29, 2016

Beckhoff opens Texas sales and support facility

The eighth such regional facility in the U.S., the Plano facility includes sales offices, engineering labs and training facilities. This 2,600 square-foot office will provide sales and engineering expertise for customers in the south-central United States.

September 29, 2016

Okuma announces Systems Insights as newest member in Partners in THINC

System Insights provides technology for Smart Factory, Industry 4.0, and IIoT client initiatives. Members of Partners in THINC provide superior technologies that are integrated with Okuma’s CNC machines and controls to deliver advanced manufacturing system solutions.

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SMTA presents Nordson with SMTA Corporate Partnership Award
September 29, 2016

SMTA presents Nordson with SMTA Corporate Partnership Award

Nordson was recognized for its willingness to share technical knowledge with others in the electronics manufacturing industry as evidenced by the many papers that have been presented at numerous SMTA conferences.

September 29, 2016

Zenith announces James O'Brien to lead MES business

In his role as MES business unit lead, James will use his background in software development, consultancy and technology implementation to continue to develop Zenith Technologies position in the provision of MES solutions and services to the life science industry.

Werum introduces PAS-X KPI MES software for pharmaceuticals
September 29, 2016

Werum introduces PAS-X KPI MES software for pharmaceuticals

PAS-X KPI is a KPI/OEE tool dedicated to the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries. It is capable of integrating data both from the ERP level and the machine level at the shop floor.

Service Robotics Will Soon Replace Humans ,TALON and METAL-STORM Are Setting An Example
September 29, 2016

Service Robotics Will Soon Replace Humans ,TALON and METAL-STORM Are Setting An Example

Service robotics market is driven by increase in investment in research and development and rapid industrialization, Underdeveloped mobile automation is a major opportunities of service robotics market, North America held largest market size for service robotics market

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South Carolina Becoming Home for Automation, Innovation, and Vision Guided Vehicles
September 28, 2016

South Carolina Becoming Home for Automation, Innovation, and Vision Guided Vehicles

By Jim Rock, Seegrid
South Carolina is one of leading locations for vision guided vehicles (VGV), driven in part to the increasing North American fork truck free (FTF) initiatives.

Schneider Electric announces wind forecasting for WeatherSentryOnline platform
September 28, 2016

Schneider Electric announces wind forecasting for WeatherSentryOnline platform

Schneider Electric’s Hub Height Wind forecasting capabilities provide wind speeds, wind gusts and wind direction forecasts seven days in advance at different heights of turbines. Turbine-specific forecasts can be generated for any worldwide wind farm location.

ISA and the Automation Federation draw attention to the growing need for skilled manufacturing workers
September 28, 2016

ISA and the Automation Federation draw attention to the growing need for skilled manufacturing workers

A pressing challenge facing manufacturers in the US is the growing skills gap. Experts project that over the next 10 years nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will be needed. However, because of the ongoing shortage of qualified workers, up to 2 million of these jobs may go unfilled.

Electro-Chemical Devices introduces the X80 transmitter and S88 measurement sensor
September 28, 2016

Electro-Chemical Devices introduces the X80 transmitter and S88 measurement sensor

With 316 stainless steel housing and sealed display, the X80 Transmitter and the S88 Sensors are designed to eliminate the need to inventory multiple instruments.

Country Maid turns to Rockwell Automation to automate production
September 28, 2016

Country Maid turns to Rockwell Automation to automate production

Country Maid had to add an additional line to help meet demand. They could either replace their mixer with a larger one, which would require expanding their facility to accommodate its size, or they could install a smaller new mixer with the new additional automated line.

Applied Motion announces STAC6-Q-H stepper drive for hazardous locations
September 28, 2016

Applied Motion announces STAC6-Q-H stepper drive for hazardous locations

The STAC6-Q-H stepper drive is ATEX and IECEx certified for Class I, Zone 2 locations, and UL certified for Class 1, Div 2, Group C & D locations.

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GE Digital announces Brilliant Manufacturing Module for WIP Manager
September 28, 2016

GE Digital announces Brilliant Manufacturing Module for WIP Manager

This module, enabled by Predix, GE’s operating system for the Industrial Internet, works with existing systems to provide true visibility into where work orders are in the manufacturing plant.

Microchip introduces DSC 6000 MEMS oscillators
September 28, 2016

Microchip introduces DSC 6000 MEMS oscillators

The DSC6000 MEMS oscillators are solutions for use as clock references in small, battery-powered devices such as wearables and Internet of Things (IoT) devices and are suited for under-hood applications as well.

Egemin to build automated warehouse for Poco Loco snack foods
September 28, 2016

Egemin to build automated warehouse for Poco Loco snack foods

The new warehouse is part of a 50 million Euro project that will allow Poco Loco to centralize its storage in one location, giving it even more control over its logistics process.

Global Home Automation Market worth USD 21.0 Billion by 2020
September 28, 2016

Global Home Automation Market worth USD 21.0 Billion by 2020

The report covers forecast and analysis for the home automation market on a global and regional level. The study provides historic data of 2014 along with a forecast from 2015 to 2020 based on revenue (USD Million).

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ABB releases update for System 800xA Minerals Library
September 27, 2016

ABB releases update for System 800xA Minerals Library

The latest version expands plant operators’ ability to monitor and control safe production through direct object linking