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Spectronics Promotes Limin Chen to VP of Manufacturing
February 27, 2015

Spectronics Promotes Limin Chen to VP of Manufacturing

Chen began his career at Spectronics in 1993 as a Mechanical Product Development Engineer.

February 26, 2015

Siemens promotes digitalization at Hannover Messe

Because digitalization is the central key to greater productivity, efficiency and flexibility, it forms the focus of the Siemens presentation at the 2015 Hannover Messe.

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Sercos exhibits at Hannover Fair 2015
February 26, 2015

Sercos exhibits at Hannover Fair 2015

Sercos will present new products, innovative technologies and updates re safety at Hannover Fair from April 13 to April 17 in hall 9, booth G28.

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Students from Benton Central High School win Nanoline Contest
February 25, 2015

Students from Benton Central High School win Nanoline Contest

Indiana-based team designs T-Shirt Launcher for Phoenix Contact Nanoline Contest

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February 25, 2015

Microchip Licenses EtherCAT Technology

Microchip plans to introduce Ethernet controllers with EtherCAT.

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PIZZATO RFID IP69K Safety Sensors available with EDM function
February 24, 2015

PIZZATO RFID IP69K Safety Sensors available with EDM function

High Coding Level RFID Safety Sensors according to EN 14119

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Moxa releases free firmware for Multiport Router
February 23, 2015

Moxa releases free firmware for Multiport Router

Free EDR-810 firmware lets network administrators implement firewall security without time-consuming re-configuring of network subnets

B&R presents reACTION technology for ultrafast safety applications in Hannover
February 23, 2015

B&R presents reACTION technology for ultrafast safety applications in Hannover

In Hall 9 / Booth D28 at the Hannover Messe taking place April 13-17, the automation specialists will be presenting programmable safety technology with fast response times.

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February 20, 2015

Nine companies join Rockwell’s PartnerNetwork program

The PartnerNetwork program is comprised of machine and equipment builders, suppliers, distributors and system integrators.

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Softing Receives OPC Certification
February 20, 2015

Softing Receives OPC Certification

Softing’s OPC UA Server Module for ControlLogix is now Certified for Compliance by the OPC Foundation

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Chase Machine Hires Mike Verdolotti as Electrical Engineer
February 20, 2015

Chase Machine Hires Mike Verdolotti as Electrical Engineer

Verdolotti most recently worked at Parkinson Technologies as a Controls Engineer, and was also a Software Engineer and Corporate Trainer for Yushin America.

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February 20, 2015

Balluff donates sensors to Cincinnati State

The inductive proximity, photoelectric, ultrasonic, capacitive, pressure, linear position transducers, cables, power supplies and displays are for their controls & automation and process control labs.

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PIZZATO introduces an innovative IP69K RFID Safety Interlock Device with 7.500 N
February 20, 2015

PIZZATO introduces an innovative IP69K RFID Safety Interlock Device with 7.500 N

PIZZATO introduces NG Series, a Safety Interlock Device suitable to applications where a dangerous area or machines remain in hazardous conditions, even after tte machines have been switched off.

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Weidmuller obtains cULus approval for SAFESERIES SIL relays
February 19, 2015

Weidmuller obtains cULus approval for SAFESERIES SIL relays

SAFESERIES SIL relays include single and dual channel DIN-rail mounted modules suitable for switching safety related circuits up to SIL3 level as per IEC61508.

Lapp USA releases Catalog Tablet App
February 19, 2015

Lapp USA releases Catalog Tablet App

The cable and connector catalog app is available in both iOS and Android

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February 19, 2015

Inductive Automation Adds Courses to Inductive University

Free Online Software Training now includes Track & Trace, Web Services, and Instrument Interface courses.

Global photovoltaic shipments jump 15% in 2014
February 19, 2015

Global photovoltaic shipments jump 15% in 2014

PV industry shipments grew by 15% in 2014 over 2013 to 39.3-GWp from 34.0-GWp the previous year, according to IDTechEx.

Servo2Go carries Spring Applied Brakes
February 19, 2015

Servo2Go carries Spring Applied Brakes

Inertia Dynamics Spring Applied Brakes are for Servo & Stepper Motors.

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February 19, 2015

Sercos celebrates 25th Year

Sercos International celebrates its 25th anniversary as well as 10 years of Sercos III technology.

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Wachendorff introduces Intelligent encoder configurator
February 19, 2015

Wachendorff introduces Intelligent encoder configurator

Encoder configurator supplies a configured data sheet