Industry News for Factory and Process Automation 

January 29, 2015

Photonic Sensors Market Expected to Reach $15.2 Billion by 2020

The need for enhanced safety and security solutions, better alternatives for conventional technology and rise in wireless sensing technology are the major factors responsible for driving the photonic sensor market.

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January 29, 2015

Rockwell announces New Encompass Product Partners

Rockwell Automation welcomed nine new Encompass Product Partners and two global expansions within its PartnerNetwork program.

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FCI Demonstrates 56Gb/s Transmission
January 29, 2015

FCI Demonstrates 56Gb/s Transmission

The data rate of 56Gb/s was achieved using duobinary encoding over a channel including the ExaMAX High Speed Backplane Connector.

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Egemin to supply AGVs to IVC
January 28, 2015

Egemin to supply AGVs to IVC

Egemin will supply an integrated warehousing system with AGVs to handle the intermediate transport flows of slabs and rolls and storage of slabs.

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FCI flow switch receives FM Div 1/Zone 1 Approval
January 28, 2015

FCI flow switch receives FM Div 1/Zone 1 Approval

FCI has received FM Div 1/Zone 1 Approval on all remote probe configurations for the FS10A Analyzer Flow Switch/Monitor.

China to use more robots than anybody
January 28, 2015

China to use more robots than anybody

By 2017, more industrial robots will be operating in China's production plants than in the European Union or North America.

January 27, 2015

Cliff from Cheers joins AME

TV legend John Ratzenberger will serve as honorary chair of AME’s 2015 conference in Cincinnati.

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January 27, 2015

Skkynet Expands Registration for Secure Cloud Service

Immediate access to secure, end-to-end networking service now widely available.

Microchip releases free Code Configuration Plug-In
January 27, 2015

Microchip releases free Code Configuration Plug-In

The MPLAB Code Configurator enables firmware developers to quickly initialise the device and implement peripheral drivers for faster time to market

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Clippard Publishes Pneumatic Products & Solutions Catalog
January 27, 2015

Clippard Publishes Pneumatic Products & Solutions Catalog

Catalog covers miniature pneumatic products including specifications, technical drawings, and application highlights.

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Okuma releases CNC Video Series
January 27, 2015

Okuma releases CNC Video Series

Videos demonstrate basic CNC control procedures.

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ISA publishes Measurement and Control Basics book
January 27, 2015

ISA publishes Measurement and Control Basics book

Fifth edition has been extensively updated to reflect the latest advances in automation technologies and incorporate valuable new self-study exercises and challenge-solution examples.

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Onset adds Android to HOBOmobile  data logger app
January 27, 2015

Onset adds Android to HOBOmobile data logger app

The free app enables users to graph and analyze environmental data collected with Onset HOBO MX Series data loggers.

Endress+Hauser releases 100+ technical support videos
January 27, 2015

Endress+Hauser releases 100+ technical support videos

Customers are able to access the Endress+Hauser YouTube channel 24/7 to watch short “how to” videos on a variety of topics, from “How to change 4 to 20 mA current output” to “Commissioning a pH probe on the CM44 transmitter.”

B&R to supply PCs to Datalogic
January 26, 2015

B&R to supply PCs to Datalogic

Datalogic Automation will use B&R Automation PC 910 systems in its UX series of vision processors.

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January 26, 2015

Rock-Tenn and MWV to merge

The two packaging companies will form an unnamed company that will have combined net sales of $15.7 billion.

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January 24, 2015

Gilman Precision publishes Spindle Catalog

The products included are eight different series of belt-driven spindles, Mech-Tronix integrally motorized spindles, and standard spindle accessories.

January 23, 2015

Service Center maintains material handling equipment

Center checks, maintains and rebuilds metal detection, material handling and magnetic equipment.

ISA announces Rick Roop as 2015 President
January 23, 2015

ISA announces Rick Roop as 2015 President

Roop is a financial management executive, an instrument and electrical engineer, and a power plant manager.

NK Technologies publishes product catalog
January 23, 2015

NK Technologies publishes product catalog

Comprehensive catalog completely covers current measurement

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