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PI releases catalog of magnetic direct drive and air bearing solutions
May 27, 2016

PI releases catalog of magnetic direct drive and air bearing solutions

The catalog covers the scope of PI's magnetic direct drives and air bearing technology solutions, including actuators, linear stages, multi-axis gantry systems, and customized systems.

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Global Automation Instrumentation Market, Forecast to 2015 - 2021
May 27, 2016

Global Automation Instrumentation Market, Forecast to 2015 - 2021

Automation is the use of several control systems for operating equipment such as boilers and heat treating ovens, machinery, switching in telephone networks, stabilization and steering of aircraft, ships and other applications with reduced or minimal human intervention.

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JEC hearing offers proposals for robots and automation in the workplace
May 26, 2016

JEC hearing offers proposals for robots and automation in the workplace

At the hearing of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), ranking Democrat Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and three witnesses outlined the benefits and potential pitfalls of expanded automation and robotics in the workforce.

Industrial Automation BEIJING 2016: Solid growth for Chinese smart manufacturing
May 26, 2016

Industrial Automation BEIJING 2016: Solid growth for Chinese smart manufacturing

The International Intelligent Manufacturing Conference, on Wednesday, May 11, compared China’s “Made in China 2025”, Germany’s “Industry 4.0” and the United States’ “Industrial Internet” initiatives.

ISA’s 16th Fugitive Emissions-LDAR Symposium draws more than 120 air quality professionals
May 26, 2016

ISA’s 16th Fugitive Emissions-LDAR Symposium draws more than 120 air quality professionals

More than 120 plant, refinery, air quality and emissions professionals attended ISA’s 16th annual Fugitive Emissions-LDAR Symposium 16-20 May 2016 in scenic Denver, Colorado USA.

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Sensotech announces opening of Chinese subsidiary in Shanghai
May 26, 2016

Sensotech announces opening of Chinese subsidiary in Shanghai

SensoTech’s business focuses on the development, manufacturing and sales of analytical instrumentation technology for liquid concentration and density measurement in industrial and research applications.

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Color Detection Sensor Market to Witness Major Growth of USD 3.01 Billion by 2021
May 26, 2016

Color Detection Sensor Market to Witness Major Growth of USD 3.01 Billion by 2021

The Color Detection sensor market is crucial for the success of industry automation on a global scale. This market has been witnessing tremendous growth due to increasing industries and new technological advancements. Advanced Economies also maintain a stable growth mainly due to reimbursements offered for specific equipment and health policies of government and private entities.

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Automated Test Equipment Market to be Valued at USD 4 Billion by 2020
May 26, 2016

Automated Test Equipment Market to be Valued at USD 4 Billion by 2020

Demand for Automated Test Equipment appears to be growing in regions with high consumer electronics demand. This facilitates the market to progress rapidly in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Taiwan and other Asian countries. The Asian market poses the highest potential for growth as India and China are becoming global economies with their focus on the electronics and manufacturing sectors.

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May 25, 2016

ST Robotics announces strategic distribution partners in North America

ST Robotics announced distribution agreements with RobotShop and SuperDroid Robots to deliver its ST R Series articulated and cylindrical robot arm systems across North America.

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May 25, 2016

Data Device Corporation purchased by Transdigm Group for $1B

Behrman Capital, a private equity investment firm, has entered into a definitive agreement to sell DDC, to Transdigm Group Incorporated, in a transaction valued at $1 billion. Completion of the transaction is expected before the end of the second quarter of 2016.

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Festo introduces Online Handling Guide configurator for robots
May 25, 2016

Festo introduces Online Handling Guide configurator for robots

This productivity tool is designed to reduce engineering overhead for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and speed delivery to laboratory equipment, electronic light assembly, end of line packaging, food and beverage, automotive, and machine tool manufacturers.

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ADLINK joins Open Compute Project
May 25, 2016

ADLINK joins Open Compute Project

ADLINK will actively participate in the organization’s new Open Compute Telecom Project focused on establishing the next generation of open standards for communication architectures.

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Is IIoT Security a Showstopper? 4 Move-Forward Tips from Industry Experts
May 25, 2016

Is IIoT Security a Showstopper? 4 Move-Forward Tips from Industry Experts

While manufacturers should remain vigilant about security in building an IIoT strategy, it should not prevent moving forward. Four solution providers who will exhibit at Industrial Automation North America 2016 offered these recommendations

Aucotec AG announces expansion into South Korea
May 24, 2016

Aucotec AG announces expansion into South Korea

The Seoul-based subsidiary evolved from its cooperation with an experienced CAE sales partner, with which Aucotec had started its involvement in Korea. The partner relied completely on Aucotec's modern software platform and was named "Engineering Base Ltd" after the system.

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Bluff Manufacturing announces acquisition by Wincove
May 24, 2016

Bluff Manufacturing announces acquisition by Wincove

Bluff's management team and Wincove plan to build on Bluff's position in the material handling market and to continue to provide dealers with the same service, products, and delivery.

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May 24, 2016

ISA releases abstract call for 2016 Process Control and Safety Symposium and Exhibition

The ISA program committee calls for process industry leaders, particularly in the chemical and energy processing fields, to submit abstracts for presentation consideration prior to July 22

HIMA chooses Singapore as regional hub in Asia Pacific region
May 24, 2016

HIMA chooses Singapore as regional hub in Asia Pacific region

One of HIMA’s most significant ongoing assignments in Asia Pacific is Ichthys, the massive Australian LNG project operated by INPEX. HIMA is supplying the project’s safety systems.

May 23, 2016

ADSI announces partnership with 3GTMS to provide material handling solution

The partnership is intended to provides shipper, 3PLs and other logistics services providers with a transportation planning and execution solution that will optimize delivery outcomes while controlling freight costs across all delivery modes.

Precision Path announces manufacturing industry survey
May 23, 2016

Precision Path announces manufacturing industry survey

Users of portable metrology systems are invited and encouraged to take the survey, which will address usage scenarios and issues impacting industries, such as automotive, power generation, oil and gas, and any related field that manufactures precision parts that require in-place measurement.

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Fluenta appoints Dr. Neil Bird as Engineering Director
May 23, 2016

Fluenta appoints Dr. Neil Bird as Engineering Director

Bird will initially focus on the launch of the newest product in the Fluenta flare gas meter range, the 160X. He has been managing R&D and product development groups since 1999

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