Industry News for Factory and Process Automation 

December 19, 2014

Aegis supplies FactoryLogix MES to Connor Solutions

The FactoryLogix software will encompass the entire production area, which currently comprises of three high technology SMT lines, conventional through-hole facility, conformal coating area and final assembly logistics.

December 19, 2014

Azbil Process Controller Receives ISASecure EDSA certification

The Control Systems Security Corporation Chartered Lab (CSSC-CL) certified a process controller from Azbil—the Harmonas-DEO DOPC IV—to the ISASecure Embedded Device Security Assurance (EDSA) certification.

December 19, 2014

Flowserve Water Pumps Meet New Energy Standards in Europe

MEN/ME family of end suction water pumps has been updated to meet the new ecodesign regulations set by the European Commission.

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Egemin promotes Thomas Kaminski to CEO
December 19, 2014

Egemin promotes Thomas Kaminski to CEO

Kaminski has been with Egemin Automation for over a decade, most recently as Vice President of Engineering.

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Integrated solution in spite of separate levels of protection
December 19, 2014

Integrated solution in spite of separate levels of protection

IEC 61511 requires the preservation of all layers of protection wherever possible. Independence, diversity and physical separation are demanded for each of these layers of protection.

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December 18, 2014

Congress passes bill to confront rising risks of cyberattack

The bill is designed to strengthen and protect the nation’s economic and national security through public-private partnerships to improve cybersecurity and a greater reliance on cybersecurity standards.

 Epicor to supply ERP to Turbo Power Systems
December 18, 2014

Epicor to supply ERP to Turbo Power Systems

Turbo Power Systems will be replacing its existing manufacturing resource planning (MRP), finance and other discrete systems, to improve efficiency and simplify decision making.

POSITAL Joins CSIA
December 18, 2014

POSITAL Joins CSIA

POSITAL has become a member of the Control Systems Integrators Association (CSIA), a not-for-profit trade association aimed at advancing the practice of systems integration in the area of industrial control systems.

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December 17, 2014

Motion Control Market in Midst of Record Year

Global shipments for motion control products grew by nine percent to $2.3 billion in the first nine months of 2014, according to new statistics released by the Motion Control Association.

Growth Returns for Motion Controls in 2014
December 17, 2014

Growth Returns for Motion Controls in 2014

After declining for two straight years, revenues from the sales of motion-control products are forecast to grow over 6 percent in 2014 to $12.2 billion according to IHS.

December 17, 2014

Industrial cybersecurity expert warns of cyberattacks

Inadequate training and a culture of complacency among many owners and operators of critical infrastructure are significantly raising the risks of highly damaging cyberattack throughout the world.

December 17, 2014

OSI to deliver 7 SCADA/EMS Systems to 7 Companies

OSI has been awarded seven contracts by a Joint Utility Procurement (JUP) project to deliver seven SCADA/EMS systems.

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December 16, 2014

ABB and Hitachi form joint venture

ABB and Hitachi will form a joint venture for high voltage direct current (HVDC) system solutions in Japan.

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December 16, 2014

Logic Supply computer certified for thin clients

ML210G-10-TR is certified as ThinManager-Ready by thin client management software provider ACP.

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Gems Introduces sensor catalog  App
December 16, 2014

Gems Introduces sensor catalog App

The mobile application features the same look, feel and navigation as the standard catalog of of liquid level, flow and pressure sensors, indicators, transmitters, receivers, etc.

HCC Embedded opens office in Austin, Texas
December 16, 2014

HCC Embedded opens office in Austin, Texas

Jim Yastic was hired to run U.S. operations.

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December 15, 2014

Eplan expands support

With fee-based High Value Support, Eplan offers full support worldwide.

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December 15, 2014

MCAA tells OSHA what to do

MCAA’s chairman Todd Lucey of Endress + Hauser told OSHA that it should adopt a plan to use private sector accreditors to perform application reviews and on-site assessments.

December 15, 2014

MCAA Announces Board Members and Officers

Bob Carrell was elected Chairman and Joe Incontri will serve as Vice-Chairman. Peter G. Martin and Stan Ronna were elected to Director-at-Large positions on the MCAA Board.

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Updated Sercos Product Guide available
December 15, 2014

Updated Sercos Product Guide available

The guide lists 130 providers of nearly 300 Sercos-enabled products and serves as a guide for all mechanical engineers, systems integrators and control unit manufacturers who use the high-performance Sercos automation bus.

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