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InfinityQS Report: Enterprise visibility is the first step to Industry 4.0
February 17, 2017

InfinityQS Report: Enterprise visibility is the first step to Industry 4.0

InfinityQS found in its recent survey of 260 manufacturers that 75% of respondents are still manually collecting data. 47% of those rely on pencil and paper.

Siemens announces launch of Lifelong Educational Advantage Program
February 17, 2017

Siemens announces launch of Lifelong Educational Advantage Program

The effort is designed to give high school and technical school graduates a basic-to-advanced machine tool knowledge that will benefit them in future careers as CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machinists.

HIMA announces framework agreement with Pepperl+Fuchs
February 16, 2017

HIMA announces framework agreement with Pepperl+Fuchs

The agreement comprises the jointly developed H-system termination boards and associated modules from Pepperl+Fuchs, which are connected through pre-assembled system cables to the connector boards of the HIMax family.

VDMA Report: European machine vision industry sees record year in 2017
February 16, 2017

VDMA Report: European machine vision industry sees record year in 2017

According to the results of the VDMA incoming order and turnover statistics, the European machine vision industry grew by 10 percent in 2016 in comparison with the previous year.

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CMR announces opening of Thailand automation engineering operation
February 16, 2017

CMR announces opening of Thailand automation engineering operation

The Bangkok-based operation will provide a range of engineering services, including switchboard supply and fabrication, to the country’s sugar mill, starch, automotive tyre, and food and beverage manufacturers, as well as utility suppliers.

Honeywell and Seeq announce collaboration on Honeywell Connected Plant initiative
February 15, 2017

Honeywell and Seeq announce collaboration on Honeywell Connected Plant initiative

This joint development agreement is intended to help customers minimize unplanned shutdowns, maximize output, minimize safety risk and optimize supply chain strategies.

Siemens to deliver automation systems for Chilean mining company
February 15, 2017

Siemens to deliver automation systems for Chilean mining company

As one of the world’s biggest copper ore operations, the Chilean mining company Compañía Minera Doña Inés de Collahuasi SCM based in Las Condes/Chile commissioned Siemens to modernize the drive system of four of its ore mills.

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Rockwell Automation and Claroty announce partnership to build cybersecurity solutions
February 15, 2017

Rockwell Automation and Claroty announce partnership to build cybersecurity solutions

After a competitive review process, Rockwell Automation selected Claroty for the company’s anomaly-detection software purpose built for industrial network security.

Huffman Engineering announces opening of Denver office
February 15, 2017

Huffman Engineering announces opening of Denver office

The expansion allows Huffman Engineering to accommodate a growing client base in the western part of Nebraska, as well as Colorado and Wyoming.

Flow-Cal expands footprint into Latin America
February 15, 2017

Flow-Cal expands footprint into Latin America

Recent reforms in the Latin American energy sector have helped generate significant activity in Mexico, Central America, and South America, including implementations with IEnova, TGI, and TransCanada’s Mexico project

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item North America announces name change to MB Kit Systems
February 15, 2017

item North America announces name change to MB Kit Systems

MB Kit Systems designs and constructs extruded aluminum mechanical solutions, including linear actuators, material handling systems, machine bases and safety hard guarding, for a wide range of industrial applications in the United States and globally.

Chem Show Report: Chemical Process Industry expects widespread growth in 2017
February 14, 2017

Chem Show Report: Chemical Process Industry expects widespread growth in 2017

Based on survey results, 82 percent of respondents expect their sales to increase this year, with 69 percent additionally rating the 2017 business climate as either good or excellent.

Tacoma Public Utilities chooses OSI to supply Energy Management System
February 14, 2017

Tacoma Public Utilities chooses OSI to supply Energy Management System

A publicly owned utility, Tacoma Power provides electricity to Tacoma, Washington and the surrounding areas, serving more than 160,000 customers. It draws 90 percent of its power from hydroelectric generation.

Werum announces service partnership with EIS
February 14, 2017

Werum announces service partnership with EIS

Since January 1, 2017, EIS is thus a "PAS-X Endorsed Service Partner" and will support Werum customers in Europe and in the USA in the on-site-implementation of Werum's PAS-X MES.

February 14, 2017

Global Motion Control Market to hit $22.81 Bn by 2022

Global Motion Control Market worth to gain $22.81bn by 2022, according to new statistics released by the Zion Market Research, the market research group.

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February 13, 2017

Mobile Experts report: IoT devices market poised to double

The report investigates connectivity for IoT devices in applications including: energy, manufacturing and process control, transportation, and construction, and further explores the migration from Fieldbus and Ethernet to a variety of wireless technologies.

OSI's Enhanced Situational Awareness system chosen by Canadian power company to improve efficiency
February 13, 2017

OSI's Enhanced Situational Awareness system chosen by Canadian power company to improve efficiency

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is the primary generator of electricity in Newfoundland and Labrador. This system is intended to improve the company’s operational effectiveness in complex and dynamic operational environments.

Microscan announces updates to their free barcode generator
February 13, 2017

Microscan announces updates to their free barcode generator

The barcode generator is a free online tool enabling users to create, save, and email custom barcodes. 28 different barcode types, from linear to stacked to 2D symbologies, are now available.

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Parker Hannifin announces LINKnet capability for AC890 variable speed drives
February 13, 2017

Parker Hannifin announces LINKnet capability for AC890 variable speed drives

The LINKnet option card is suitable for use with the 890CD Common Bus Drive, the 890SD Standalone Drive, and the 890PX Cabinet Built Drive. LINKnet is a peer-to-peer network designed to integrate AC and DC drives with remote I/O, with or without a supervisory PLC.

 OPC Training Course supports industrial convergence of SCADA systems to IIoT
February 12, 2017

OPC Training Course supports industrial convergence of SCADA systems to IIoT

Business Industrial Network, a leading provider of industrial training, announced the release of the new OPC Training for SCADA & DCS Certificate Course software.