Industry News for Factory and Process Automation 

February 10, 2016

Why Modbus still matters book

Modbus book explains why this 40-year-old technology still matters.

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EtherNet/IP leads Industrial network market shares
February 10, 2016

EtherNet/IP leads Industrial network market shares

HMS says Industrial Ethernet is growing faster than before and now accounts for 38% of the market. EtherNet/IP is in first place within industrial Ethernet globally.

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February 10, 2016

North American Robotics market sets record in 2015

31,464 robots valued at $1.8 billion were ordered from North American companies during 2015, an increase of 14% in units and 11% in dollars over 2014.

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February 09, 2016

Industry 4.0 Forum at Hannover Fair

The discussion at this year’s forum will focus, among much else, on standards for communication in the Industrial Internet of Things.

Dataforth publishes MAQ20 brochure
February 09, 2016

Dataforth publishes MAQ20 brochure

The 4-page document provides an overview of the MAQ20 ndustrial data acquisition and control system and all current MAQ20 modules.

February 09, 2016

Moxa and SUBNET announce formal partnership

Companies form technology alliance to help shape the future of substation automation.

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February 08, 2016

The Society of Women Engineers to conduct congressional outreach event on STEM, 2-3 March 2016 in Washington, D.C.

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a not-for-profit educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed in the field of engineering and a member of the Automation Federation.

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February 08, 2016

Honeywell releases Mobility App

The app sends real-time plant performance and notifications direct to smartphones, giving managers real-time information at their fingertips

February 08, 2016

Manufacturing Technology Orders down in 2015

For all of 2015, the year’s total orders were down 17.4% compared to 2014.

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February 08, 2016

Schneider Electric adds Dream Report to CitectHistorian

Schneider Electric will be delivering Dream Report for CitectHistorian as a branded solution for plant reporting.

Data Center Security Global Market to Expand 12.6%
February 08, 2016

Data Center Security Global Market to Expand 12.6%

The global data center security market was valued at US$ 4.05 Bn in 2013 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 12.6% during the forecast period from 2014 to 2022

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ABB provides drive systems to Copper Mine
February 04, 2016

ABB provides drive systems to Copper Mine

Drive systems, including two 25-foot, ball mill gearless mill drive systems of 15,000 kW each, will provide high efficiency and availability at Toquepala copper mine

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February 04, 2016

ISA publishes third edition of CSE examination study guide

The third edition features more comprehensive coverage of pertinent subject matter and new calculations, sample problems and tables for improved test preparation.

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Movie on IEC 61511: How to apply multiple layers of protection
February 04, 2016

Movie on IEC 61511: How to apply multiple layers of protection

Every production process introduces risk. To mitigate that risk, the 61511 standard says we need multiple layers of protection. Watch this movie about the architectural constraints of IEC 61511.

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February 04, 2016

AAEON joins Microsoft IoT group

AAEON joined Microsoft Azure Certified for Internet of Things (IoT).

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February 04, 2016

Rockwell Automation and Kollmorgen join AVnu Alliance

The AVnu Alliance is a community creating an interoperable ecosystem of low-latency, time-synchronized, highly reliable networked devices using open standards

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Industrial Supply to feature subcontracting themes and a strong U.S. presence
February 03, 2016

Industrial Supply to feature subcontracting themes and a strong U.S. presence

Hannover Messe runs from April 25-29, 2016 in Hannover, Germany.

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ABB publishes ProcessMaster magmeter leaflet
February 03, 2016

ABB publishes ProcessMaster magmeter leaflet

Twelve-page leaflet describes how ProcessMaster electromagnetic flowmeter serves applications of the oil and gas industry.

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February 03, 2016

HMS Industrial Networks acquires eWON

eWON SA is a Belgian Manufacturer of innovative hardware and internet services that provide secure internet-based connectivity.

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February 03, 2016

ISA announces Beamex continues as Premier Strategic Partner for Calibration

This announcement signifies that Beamex will continue to work with ISA to co-develop informational and educational resources, such as custom webinars

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