Industry News for Factory and Process Automation 

B&R to supply PCs to Datalogic
January 26, 2015

B&R to supply PCs to Datalogic

Datalogic Automation will use B&R Automation PC 910 systems in its UX series of vision processors.

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January 26, 2015

Rock-Tenn and MWV to merge

The two packaging companies will form an unnamed company that will have combined net sales of $15.7 billion.

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January 24, 2015

Gilman Precision publishes Spindle Catalog

The products included are eight different series of belt-driven spindles, Mech-Tronix integrally motorized spindles, and standard spindle accessories.

January 23, 2015

Service Center maintains material handling equipment

Center checks, maintains and rebuilds metal detection, material handling and magnetic equipment.

ISA announces Rick Roop as 2015 President
January 23, 2015

ISA announces Rick Roop as 2015 President

Roop is a financial management executive, an instrument and electrical engineer, and a power plant manager.

NK Technologies publishes product catalog
January 23, 2015

NK Technologies publishes product catalog

Comprehensive catalog completely covers current measurement

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January 22, 2015

B+B SmartWorx forms Global Partner system

B+B created Connected Intelligence Global Partner Ecosystem to combine complementary partners under a virtual roof to facilitate IoT applications

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January 22, 2015

B&B Electronics changes name to B+B SmartWorx

B+B SmartWorx provides intelligent M2M and IoT connectivity solutions for wireless and wired networks.

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HMS ranks Industrial networks
January 22, 2015

HMS ranks Industrial networks

PROFIBUS is number one but PROFINET and EtherNet/IP are catching up.

January 22, 2015

Schneider Electric FCP280 receives ISASecure EDSA certification

Exida, an ISASecure accredited test lab, certified the Schneider Electric Field Control Processor 280 to the ISASecure Embedded Device Security Assurance (EDSA) certification.

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January 22, 2015

Okuma names Brad Klippstein Controls Product Specialist

Klippstein holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and previously worked as a supervisor of CNC control and electrical design engineering.

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January 22, 2015

COPA-DATA Zenon receives SIL 2 certification

Zenon Analyzer, Supervisor, Operator and Logic certification was carried out by TÜV Süd.

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January 22, 2015

Global PLC Market coming back

The PLC market dropped in 2012, but it’s coming back strong.

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GENESIS64 V10.85 Platform Services Now OPC Foundation Certified
January 21, 2015

GENESIS64 V10.85 Platform Services Now OPC Foundation Certified

ICONICS announces that it is one of the first in its industry to achieve OPC UA Client Lab Certification from the OPC Foundation for its GENESIS64 V10.85 Platform Services.

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January 21, 2015

Epicor Mattec supplies MES to Guill Tool & Engineering

Guill supplies advanced extrusion tooling technology to the medical, rubber and plastic industries worldwide, as well as nuclear specialty alloy products to the defense industry.

January 21, 2015

Skkynet Joins B+B SmartWorx network

The Connected Intelligence Global Partner Ecosystem wants to create intelligent networks that can collect, manage, and analyze the data generated by billions of sensors.

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January 21, 2015

Boulting Technology to automate Thames Water

Boulting to supply motor control centers and automation and system integration services.

IE4 “Super Premium Efficiency” motors gaining ground
January 20, 2015

IE4 “Super Premium Efficiency” motors gaining ground

HIS says while the world transitions to higher efficiency IE2, IE3 and NEMA Premium low-voltage (LV) motors, IE4 motors marketed as “Super Premium Efficiency” motors have rapidly carved out a space in the high efficiency motor market.

January 20, 2015

SCADA Market Expected to Enjoy Strong Growth in the Future

This is partly because SCADA products are mostly used in large investments in the energy business—such as in oil and gas and power facilities—an area that is performing better than other sectors.

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ABB follows the sun
January 20, 2015

ABB follows the sun

ABB controls the Solar Impulse plane on its flight around the world powered only by energy from the sun.

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