Industry News for Factory and Process Automation 

AutomationDirect adds Hubbell-Wiegmann enclosures
July 31, 2015

AutomationDirect adds Hubbell-Wiegmann enclosures

AutomationDirect has added over 360 NEMA 4/12 and 4/4X/12 enclosures.

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July 31, 2015

Omron to acquire Delta Tau Data Systems

Delta Tau Data Systems of California is a developer, manufacturer, and supplier of innovative, high-performance motion controllers.

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Smart and Mobile Supply Chain Solutions Market
July 31, 2015

Smart and Mobile Supply Chain Solutions Market

The global smart and mobile supply chain solutions market was valued at US$ 7,095.3 Mn in 2013 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 13.2% during the forecast period from 2014 to 2020.

Global Access Control and Authentication Market
July 31, 2015

Global Access Control and Authentication Market

The global Access Control and Authentication market is expected to reach a value of US$ 49,890.3 Mn by 2020. The market would grow at an estimated CAGR of 15.3% during the forecast period from 2014 to 2020.

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Enhanced security due to two-factor authentication
July 31, 2015

Enhanced security due to two-factor authentication

For secure passwords there are different strategies. Some swear on a password generator which generates random passwords from digits, special characters, uppercase and lowercase letters. Others try to use reproducible passwords based on an individual scheme.

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China’s MV drive sales drop in 2014 and 2015
July 30, 2015

China’s MV drive sales drop in 2014 and 2015

MV drive revenues declined by more than 10% in 2014 to $2.5 billion as increased competition and lower demand eroded prices, says HIS.

Hexagon Metrology opens offices in Milwaukee and Wilmington
July 30, 2015

Hexagon Metrology opens offices in Milwaukee and Wilmington

Both solution centers will facilitate training and support for local manufacturers in Wisconsin and the Mid-Atlantic regions, respectively.

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NEXCOM Works with IBM to Harness Big Data in Industrial IoT Applications
July 29, 2015

NEXCOM Works with IBM to Harness Big Data in Industrial IoT Applications

In response to the momentous wave of digital transformation, the collaboration between NEXCOM and IBM is aimed to facilitate the use of big data harnessed from industrial IoT to allow for more data-driven decision-making and increased productivity.

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July 29, 2015

Web seminar: How to calibrate temperature instruments

ISA and Beamex will co-host a free web seminar 1 September 2015 on how to calibrate temperature instruments.

NEMA says Business Conditions Rebounded Sharply in July
July 29, 2015

NEMA says Business Conditions Rebounded Sharply in July

NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America improved by more than 20 points, marking an abrupt change of direction following three consecutive months of decline.

July 29, 2015

Panduit Acquires IntraVUE Network Diagnostic Software

IntraVUE provides the capability to identify and report information critical to improving uptime of the Industrial Ethernet infrastructure.

July 29, 2015

OPC forms working group to fight counterfeiting

The Steering Committee of the Open Serialization Communication Standard Working Group (Open-SCS) addresses compliance to healthcare counterfeiting regulations.

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July 29, 2015

Exida publishes Safety Equipment Reliablity Handbook - 4th Edition

The SERH database provides a collection of failure rate data that is applicable for use in Safety Instrumented System (SIS) conceptual design verification in the process industry.

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July 29, 2015

CSIA and MESA collaborate on “Smart Manufacturing”

Smart Manufacturing involves aligning information and communication technologies with U.S. manufacturers across the country to manage their energy, productivity and costs in real-time.

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Global Software Defined Networking (SDN) Market to Grow 61.5%
July 29, 2015

Global Software Defined Networking (SDN) Market to Grow 61.5%

The global software defined networking market will soar at a CAGR of 61.5% during the forecast period from 2012 to 2018 and will reach a value of US$3.52 billion by 2018.

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Tibbo Systems has become an official member of StarNet Alliance
July 29, 2015

Tibbo Systems has become an official member of StarNet Alliance

July 28, 2015 – Taipei, Taiwan – Tibbo, a leading manufacturer of IoT devices and intelligent device management software, has partnered with StarNet Alliance, an alliance of the largest IoT market participants in the Eurasian continent and developer of the first LPWA network within the territory of Russia, Belarus, Poland and Finland, with roaming in Spain, France, the Netherlands, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Italy, China and Philippines.

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Complimentary Sample & Part Analyis - New Facilities Lauch
July 28, 2015

Complimentary Sample & Part Analyis - New Facilities Lauch

This complimentary consultation provides organizations with equipment, software tools, technologies and recommendations to tackle distinct automated vision challenges.

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July 28, 2015

Honeywell To Acquire Elster for $5.1 billion

Elster Division of Melrose Industries is a provider of thermal gas solutions for commercial, industrial, and residential heating systems and gas, water, and electricity meters.

ProSoft Technology Names Joe Rich Director of North America Sales
July 28, 2015

ProSoft Technology Names Joe Rich Director of North America Sales

Previously, Rich worked for Danfoss Power Electronics and Rockwell Automation.

July 28, 2015

PLCopen wants comments on Coding Guidelines

PLCopen invites all interested parties to give feedback on this document until October 23, 2015.