Industry News for Factory and Process Automation 

Emerson to help EPH Lynemouth Power automate biomass-fueled power plant
January 18, 2017

Emerson to help EPH Lynemouth Power automate biomass-fueled power plant

When the conversion is complete in late 2017, the plant, near Newcastle in the United Kingdom, will be fueled by approximately 1.4 million tons of wood waste per year, supplying the national grid with up to 390 megawatts of low-carbon electricity.

HARTING announces partnership with Heilind Electronics
January 18, 2017

HARTING announces partnership with Heilind Electronics

HARTING will provide Heilind’s customers with its connectivity solutions. Heilind will, in turn, increase HARTING’s growth through their online sales and industry presence.

Gilman Precision announces Donald Hunkel as new application engineer
January 18, 2017

Gilman Precision announces Donald Hunkel as new application engineer

In his current role, Don’s objective is to assist customers in overcoming engineering challenges and produce customized products that achieve the desired application using high quality solutions.

Honeywell and Intel collaborate to develop IoT solutions for the retail industry
January 18, 2017

Honeywell and Intel collaborate to develop IoT solutions for the retail industry

The Honeywell and Intel collaboration will focus on solutions that utilize the two companies’ technology offerings, including sensors, handheld computers, processors, bar code scanners, RFID tags and readers and cloud-based software

January 17, 2017

Yokogawa to deliver control systems for Layyah Power and Desalinization Station in UAE

For this project, Yokogawa Middle East & Africa will deliver the CENTUM VP integrated production control system for the boiler, turbine governor, turbine protection system and the desalination plant at each of these units.

EnOcean announces Andreas Schneider as next CEO
January 17, 2017

EnOcean announces Andreas Schneider as next CEO

In this position, Andreas Schneider will further expand EnOcean's business in line with its long-term strategy in the self-powered IoT for the core markets of building automation, smart homes, LED light control and industrial automation.

Deutsche Messe announces CeMAT Canada to be held in September 2017
January 17, 2017

Deutsche Messe announces CeMAT Canada to be held in September 2017

CANADA will run parallel to the Canadian metalworking trade fair CMTS (Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show). The event venue is the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, which is adjacent to the Toronto Airport.

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Okuma announces Koma Precision as 2016 Partner of the Year
January 13, 2017

Okuma announces Koma Precision as 2016 Partner of the Year

Koma Precision received the highest number of votes amongst all 50 members of Partners in THINC in the annual partner effectiveness survey to earn the distinguished title.

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ASTM appoints Arman Shakkaliyev to International Board of Directors
January 13, 2017

ASTM appoints Arman Shakkaliyev to International Board of Directors

Shakkaliyev holds a law degree from Gumilyov Eurasian National University; an economics degree from Karaganda State University; and a degree in standardization, certification, and metrology from Kostanay Engineering Economic University.

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January 13, 2017

Mentor Graphics introduces Mentor Safe ISO 26262 qualification programs

Mentor is an automotive systems supplier providing design tools and embedded software in the areas of connectivity, electrification, autonomous drive and vehicle architecture.

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Plex Systems announces Richard Murray as Vice President of Engineering
January 12, 2017

Plex Systems announces Richard Murray as Vice President of Engineering

Murray was most recently senior vice president of engineering at Bromium, where he led development for the company’s global enterprise cyber security solutions.

ISA announces Call for Abstracts for 2017 Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium
January 12, 2017

ISA announces Call for Abstracts for 2017 Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium

Abstracts should include a 250-word proposal outlining the topic to be presented. Prospective authors have the choice of presenting a 30-minute PowerPoint presentation, a paper presentation, or a poster session. Deadline for submission is 31 January 2017.

TT Electronics announces participation in NASA mission to Mars
January 12, 2017

TT Electronics announces participation in NASA mission to Mars

The Mars 2020 Rover will carry an entirely new subsystem to collect and prepare Martian rocks and soil samples. This subsystem will include a coring drill on its arm, controlled partially by TT Electronics’ Hall-effect sensors.

ESA Automation announces acquisition of Selema.
January 12, 2017

ESA Automation announces acquisition of Selema.

The recent acquisition represents a step ahead towards the accomplishment of a complete supply chain for the world of industrial automation

ISA Security Compliances announces ISASecure SLDA certification for Honeywell's Phoenix development site
January 11, 2017

ISA Security Compliances announces ISASecure SLDA certification for Honeywell's Phoenix development site

The certification independently confirms that Honeywell’s named system development lifecycle (SDL), the Standard HPS Iterative Process (HIP), meets the security development lifecycle requirements of the ISASecure Security Development Lifecycle Assurance (SDLA) certification

CeMAT to partner and share locations with HANNOVER MESSE 2017
January 11, 2017

CeMAT to partner and share locations with HANNOVER MESSE 2017

CeMAT and HANNOVER MESSE are being staged as standalone events, but their common ground will be prominently highlighted for the benefit of potential crossover visitors.

ISA and Automation Federation announce kickoff of 2017 FIRST Robotics competition
January 11, 2017

ISA and Automation Federation announce kickoff of 2017 FIRST Robotics competition

This year’s FRC, titled FIRST STEAMWORKS, is expected to involve approximately 85,000 high school students on more than 3,400 participating teams throughout the world.

System Logistics announces acquisition of Vertique to expand warehouse automation solutions
January 11, 2017

System Logistics announces acquisition of Vertique to expand warehouse automation solutions

Vertique is located in Arden, North Carolina, and over the past 15 plus years, has grown to be one of the most important key players in the food & beverage market providing solutions for intra-logistics.

Honeywell and Aereon to collaborate on IIoT solutions for oil and gas industry
January 11, 2017

Honeywell and Aereon to collaborate on IIoT solutions for oil and gas industry

The Inspire ecosystem is a key part of Honeywell’s Connected Plant initiative that helps manufacturers leverage the IIoT to improve the safety, efficiency and reliability of operations across a single plant or several plants across an enterprise.

Hilscher announces IIoT Solutions Marketing Cooperation with Cirrus Link Solutions and Inductive Automation
January 11, 2017

Hilscher announces IIoT Solutions Marketing Cooperation with Cirrus Link Solutions and Inductive Automation

The IIoT Solutions Marketing Cooperation is intended to support sales of high value Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions to industrial automation markets.