Industry News for Factory and Process Automation 

May 04, 2015

MCAA says 2014 Bookings up 14%

2014 bookings in the process measurement and automation industry grew approximately 14.2% to $3.9 Billion.

Client Sever I/O messaging training video
May 04, 2015

Client Sever I/O messaging training video

By ProSoft
Industrial Ethernet protocols use Client, Server and I/O Messaging methods to communicate. This video explains how these methods work in several applications, and the positives and negatives of each communication method to help determine the best choice for your application.

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Northwire appoints Fabian Weber VP of Innovation and Business Development
May 01, 2015

Northwire appoints Fabian Weber VP of Innovation and Business Development

Weber has a degree in Electrical Engineering and Major in Microelectronics from the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland.

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B&R supports OPC Foundation's real-time working groups
May 01, 2015

B&R supports OPC Foundation's real-time working groups

The working groups’ goal is to add real-time capability to the OPC UA communication standard.

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May 01, 2015

New FactoryTalk Historian Machine Edition Firmware Enables Off-Chassis Data Collection

Rockwell Automation announced the release of the FactoryTalk Historian Machine Edition (ME) v3.5 module, enabling off-chassis data collection from a modular historian for the first time. This release allows operators using Allen-Bradley ControlLogix and CompactLogix controllers to easily collect data from controllers and devices connected via the Ethernet network.

April 30, 2015

Rhombus Energy Acquires Energy Development Associates

EDA in Dearborn, Michigan, develops electric vehicles and power conversion solutions.

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April 30, 2015

Pilz warns: The New EN ISO 14119 Standard Has Arrived

EN ISO 14119:2013 Safety standard has arrived and will replace EN 1088 as of April 30, 2015, with a one year transition period.

Secomea Update April 2015
April 30, 2015

Secomea Update April 2015

Secomea - your door opener, New promo materials and New TrustGate

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Physik Instrumente publishes Miniature Actuators Brochure
April 29, 2015

Physik Instrumente publishes Miniature Actuators Brochure

Brochure covers PiezoMike high-precision miniaturized opto-mechanical piezo-motor actuators.

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April 29, 2015

Okuma America names Brittany Russell Training Program Manager

She is responsible for overseeing the design, development and delivery of Okuma America training programs and initiatives.

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ISA and Automation Federation take part in annual FIRST Championship
April 29, 2015

ISA and Automation Federation take part in annual FIRST Championship

More than 18,000 students from around the globe, from ages 6 to 18, gathered 22-25 April at the America’s Center Convention Complex and the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

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April 29, 2015

Current and Future Business Conditions Indexes Down in April

NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America declined in April.

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Cyber Security Market to See 11.84% CAGR Through 2019
April 29, 2015

Cyber Security Market to See 11.84% CAGR Through 2019

Cyber threats are attempts to disrupt or damage IT systems, through the internet, and access critical information using spyware, malware, and phishing.

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April 29, 2015

Schneider Electric acquires LimeWare

LimeWare is a provider of system analysis and auditing software for Foxboro Evo process automation and I/A Series distributed control systems.

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April 29, 2015

Global Security Testing market to grow 13.46 percent through 2019

The security testing services are segmented under the non-functionality testing service and adopted by most business enterprises and government organizations. With an increase in internet penetration, the number of security threats has also increased, leading to increased demand for security testing services.

Foamlinx LLC Introduces Custom Made CNC Routers for 3D Foam Props Modeling
April 28, 2015

Foamlinx LLC Introduces Custom Made CNC Routers for 3D Foam Props Modeling

Foamlinx LLC, a designer and manufacturer of CNC hot wire foam cutting machines launches custom-made CNC router systems for machining 3D foam models, props, sculptures, monuments, architectural shapes, displays and more.

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April 28, 2015

DATEL buys itself from Murata Power Solutions

DATEL was founded in 1974 and has been owned by Intersil, G.E., C&D Technologies, and most recently by Murata Power Solutions.

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April 28, 2015

NEMA Publishes Standard For Control, Thermocouple Extension, and Instrumentation Cables

ANSI/NEMA WC 57/ICEA S-73-532-2014 may be downloaded or purchased in hard copy for $146 on the NEMA website.

April 28, 2015

New market trend of analytics as a service driving the growth of ‘Global Big Data Professional Services Market’ through 2015-2019

Global Big Data Professional Services market is segmented on the basis of end-users. It is also segmented by geography into the Americas, the EMEA region, and the APAC region

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April 28, 2015

Automation and Instrumentation Market in Europe To grow 5.63% by 2019

The Automation and Instrumentation market in Europe for the Oil and Gas industry to grow at a CAGR of 5.63 percent over the period 2014-2019

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