Industry News for Factory and Process Automation 

November 25, 2014

ODVA Forms Special Interest Group for EtherNet/IP

The SIG will proliferate adoption of EtherNet/IP in the process industries, and integrate field devices with industrial control systems and related diagnostic services.

November 25, 2014

ODVA releases updated EtherNet/IP spec for Power Management

The latest EtherNet/IP Specification provides the framework for users to design energy-conserving functionality into their products for when equipment is in production mode.

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November 25, 2014

ODVA Expands Conformance Testing for EtherNet/IP and Sercos in Germany

ODVA certified The Institute of Ergonomics, Manufacturing Systems and Automation (IAF) at the Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg and FISW Steuerungstechnik.

Phoenix Contact contactors receive UL 508 approval
November 25, 2014

Phoenix Contact contactors receive UL 508 approval

CONTACTRON ELR 2+1 and ELR-3 series of solid-state contactors have received UL 508 General Use approval.

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November 25, 2014

Hexagon Metrology Opens Solution Center in Fremont, CA

The center will facilitate training and support for local manufacturers serving the semiconductor, electronics, medical, and other high-tech industries in the area.

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November 25, 2014

AvaLAN Announces 800Mbps Wireless Products for the Industrial Internet of Things

AW58800 series delivers Ethernet throughput up to 540 Mbps, for applications with high bandwidth or applications that may need scalability.

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November 24, 2014

Skkynet Expands Secure Cloud Services for Industrial & Embedded Systems

Skkynet's Secure Cloud Service allows industrial and embedded systems to securely network live data in real time from anywhere across five continents that has an Internet connection.

November 24, 2014

MESA adds Board Members

Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) International appointed seven new Board Members.

Micro-Epsilon lands on the comet
November 24, 2014

Micro-Epsilon lands on the comet

Micro-Epsilon supplied aerospace-grade sensor and evaluation electronics for scientific instruments installed on the Rosetta space probe, which landed on the surface of the Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet.

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November 24, 2014

Rockwell Automation creates Machinery Safety System Integrator program

Program helps manufacturers identify safety system integrators with current safety standards expertise, a proven track record in building safety systems, and knowledge of productivity-enhancing safety technologies.

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Baumer obtains UL listing for CleverLevel level switch
November 21, 2014

Baumer obtains UL listing for CleverLevel level switch

CleverLevel LBFS/LFFS level switch has been listed by the American Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL).

Secomea SiteManage is security certified by ProtectEM
November 21, 2014

Secomea SiteManage is security certified by ProtectEM

The remote access solution consists of a control unit at the factory (SiteManager) in form of either hardware or software and a Web- or Windows based client (LinkManager) operated by technicians or end-users.

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November 20, 2014

Adept Technology appoints Michael Jellen VP

Jellen joins Adept after more than 10 years with Danaher Corporation, where he held successive roles of increasing responsibility, including vice president and general manager for various business units.

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POSITAL becomes global Rockwell Encompass partner
November 20, 2014

POSITAL becomes global Rockwell Encompass partner

The company had previously been registered as an Encompass partner for the Asia/Pacific region and the Americas.

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November 20, 2014

ASM Consortium has 20th anniversary

The ASM Consortium has been working continuously together for more than 20 years to maximize safety and performance by preventing or minimizing the impact of abnormal situations.

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ADLINK VPX3000 Validated for Elma High Speed Data Recording System
November 20, 2014

ADLINK VPX3000 Validated for Elma High Speed Data Recording System

VPX3000 has been validated for incorporation into an Elma Target Application Guide (TAG), used to build a high speed data recording system.

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November 19, 2014

Pentair to Purchase Steinhauer

Steinhauer Elektromaschinen in Germany is a producer of enclosure machining and related technologies.

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November 19, 2014

Infotecs Earns FIPS 140-2 Crypto Certification for ViPNet

ViPNet Common Crypto Core supports true VPN endpoint-to-endpoint security.

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Emerson releases RTU and HART configuration suite
November 19, 2014

Emerson releases RTU and HART configuration suite

The software suite enables local and remote configuration and real-time HART device monitoring in remote oil and gas applications such as wellhead automation, flow measurement, and tank overflow protection.

Dwyer publishes 2015 instrumentation and controls CD
November 19, 2014

Dwyer publishes 2015 instrumentation and controls CD

CD contains product pricing, applications, dimensions, specifications and tutorial videos.