Industry News for Factory and Process Automation 

July 31, 2014

OPC Foundation appoints Ziad Kaakani to Board of Directors

Kaakani will replace David Eisner, who resigned his seat upon retiring from Honeywell.

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July 31, 2014

Demand for Test and Measurement Sensors Set to Increase

The market for sensors in test and measurement earned revenues of $1.10 billion in 2013 and is estimated to reach $1.53 billion in 2020.

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Adcole acquired by Artemis
July 31, 2014

Adcole acquired by Artemis

Adcole designs and builds Cylindrical Coordinate Measuring Machines ("CCMM") used for the precision gauging of critical engine components such as camshafts, crankshafts, and pistons.

July 31, 2014

Durex Industries opens office in Singapore

Durex Industries is a North American designer and manufacturer of heaters, temperature sensors, controls and process systems.

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Deutsche Messe says North American manufacturing is coming back
July 30, 2014

Deutsche Messe says North American manufacturing is coming back

The US manufacturing industry is enjoying something of a resurgence, with the local mechanical and plant engineering sector in particular benefiting from the current reshoring trend.

Market for backup power Generator sets going up
July 30, 2014

Market for backup power Generator sets going up

Generator sets are used for emergency standby, continuous prime power, and peak shaving applications across a wide range of industry sectors that tend to be quite volatile from year to year.

July 29, 2014

The UK needs better Security for Critical National Infrastructure

Continued, high threat perception in the critical national infrastructure security market in the United Kingdom is driving increased investments in infrastructure security within the country.

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July 29, 2014

GE Measurement & Control buys part of Meridium

GE made a strategic minority equity investment in Meridium, a supplier of asset performance management (APM) software and services for asset-intensive industries.

July 29, 2014

North American Robotics Market sees Best Quarter Ever

Tthe North American robotics industry is off to its fastest start ever in 2014, according to the Robotic Industries Association (RIA).

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Watlow temperature controller Receives EtherCAT Conformance Certificate
July 29, 2014

Watlow temperature controller Receives EtherCAT Conformance Certificate

Watlow’s EZ-ZONE passed conformance testing at the new North American EtherCAT Test Center based in Savage, Minnesota.

Opto 22 Celebrates 40th Anniversary
July 29, 2014

Opto 22 Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Robert Engman and his wife Mary Jane started the company in 1974 in Huntington Beach, California.

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UL Certifies Moxa EDR-810 Router for Hazardous Locations
July 28, 2014

UL Certifies Moxa EDR-810 Router for Hazardous Locations

Moxa received Class 1, Div. 2 certification from UL for its EDR-810 industrial multiport router, qualifying it for safe use in oil and gas refineries, offshore platforms, fueling stations, and other areas containing volatile liquids, gases or vapors.

Precision Digital Announces 2014 Catalog App
July 28, 2014

Precision Digital Announces 2014 Catalog App

The app contains all the specifications and connection drawings for digital panel meters and control instrumentation.

July 28, 2014

SKF Joins ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute

SKF is a supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training.

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Balluff donates sensor kit to TECHFIT program for Middle School Students
July 28, 2014

Balluff donates sensor kit to TECHFIT program for Middle School Students

The donated sensor kit from Balluff included connectors and multiple sensing technologies like photoelectric, capacitive, and ultrasonic sensors.

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July 28, 2014

Gregg A. Holst Named President of Rittal

Holst recently served as President and COO of Japanese electronics group Omron.

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ABB acquires Spirit IT
July 25, 2014

ABB acquires Spirit IT

Spirit IT of Eindhoven, Netherlands, makes high-performance liquid flow computers, SCADA and custody transfer solutions for use in oil and gas applications.

Deutsche Messe invades Russia
July 25, 2014

Deutsche Messe invades Russia

Hannover Fairs will promote trade fair activities in Russia, particularly in Yekaterinburg.

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July 24, 2014

Lenze adds OPC to its motion control software

EASY Starter software now contains an OPC UA Server, which now makes it possible to access Lenze devices regardless of the type of software used.

July 24, 2014

Emerson signs Control Southern as distributor for Daniel

Control Southern now represents Daniel flow measurement and control products in Georgia, northern Alabama, and Tennessee.

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