Industry News for Factory and Process Automation 

Webinar: Intrinsic Cyber Security Changes Everything About Automation
December 02, 2016

Webinar: Intrinsic Cyber Security Changes Everything About Automation

Bedrock Automation and Automation.com join together to present this free December 14 webinar on cyber security and how it enhances productivity and reliability

Fluke products named finalists for Plant Engineering 2016 Product of the Year Awards
December 02, 2016

Fluke products named finalists for Plant Engineering 2016 Product of the Year Awards

Fluke Condition Monitoring and the Fluke 279 FC Thermal Multimeter are finalists in the Maintenance Tools and Equipment category. The awards honor products that help professionals do their jobs smarter, safer, and more productively as chosen by the magazine’s subscribers.

Fuji America chooses Saki's automated optical inspection system
December 02, 2016

Fuji America chooses Saki's automated optical inspection system

Saki's inspection and measurement systems will be used to ensure that the printed circuit boards produced at Fuji adhere to the standards of quality and reliability.

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SWEMCO chooses FactoryLogix MES for factory visibility
December 02, 2016

SWEMCO chooses FactoryLogix MES for factory visibility

As a provider for Fortune 500 companies, government entities, and privately-held businesses throughout North America, SWEMCO has used Aegis Software’s interactive work instructions to enhance productivity and decrease operator error on the shop floor since 2002.

Cognex announces acquisition of two 3D machine vision companies
December 01, 2016

Cognex announces acquisition of two 3D machine vision companies

On October 27, 2016, Cognex acquired EnShape GmbH, a maker of advanced 3D vision sensors and software based in Jena, Germany. On August 30, 2016, Cognex also completed the acquisition of AQSense, a provider of 3D vision software based in Girona, Spain.

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EtherCAT Technology Group publishes EtherCAT P technology specification
December 01, 2016

EtherCAT Technology Group publishes EtherCAT P technology specification

EtherCAT P is a new industrial Ethernet technology that combines EtherCAT communication and power lines into one standard 4-wire Ethernet cable.

WSCAD releases expanded electrical CAD data library
December 01, 2016

WSCAD releases expanded electrical CAD data library

Over 140,000 updated parts, data and new records were added in 2016, including several from manufacturers such as BALLUFF, DRAGO, Phoenix Contact, and Siemens.

Abaco Systems announces Kevin Campbell as Vice President of Engineering
December 01, 2016

Abaco Systems announces Kevin Campbell as Vice President of Engineering

Campbell’s appointment is the latest addition to the company’s growing pool of talent, which has seen Abaco grow from ~600 employees in December, 2015 to over 800.

Opto 22 announces joining of Dell IoT Solutions Partner Program
November 30, 2016

Opto 22 announces joining of Dell IoT Solutions Partner Program

This combination brings together a hardware platform, data visualization for mobile and web clients, industrial automation protocol support including Modbus/TCP and OPC UA, and data flow processing with software development environments like Node-RED.

Control Station announces 2017 manufacturing training schedule
November 30, 2016

Control Station announces 2017 manufacturing training schedule

Training workshops will be delivered in collaboration with the company’s Solution Partners and Product Distributors, and they will emphasize techniques for optimizing a production facility’s regulatory control systems.

IBM and EnOcean Alliance announce partnership to standardize smart building solutions
November 30, 2016

IBM and EnOcean Alliance announce partnership to standardize smart building solutions

Together, IBM and the EnOcean Alliance will bring sensors to the cloud and develop self-powered solutions as a standard for the Internet of Things (IoT).

November 30, 2016

Hannover Fairs announces launch of inaugural Hydrogen + Fuel Cells North American trade show

The show will be staged alongside Solar Power International at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas from September 10-13, 2017.

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Reliable Controls releases MyControl 1.7 app
November 29, 2016

Reliable Controls releases MyControl 1.7 app

Compatible with both Android and iOS operating systems, the myControl user interface provides individual personal control for occupants through accessible settings for temperature, lighting, ventilation, occupancy, and more.

Molex and MB Connect Line partner to deliver IIoT connectivity to manufacturers
November 29, 2016

Molex and MB Connect Line partner to deliver IIoT connectivity to manufacturers

The areas of opportunity include the Molex supply of connectivity as it relates to Industrial Ethernet protocol support for new and existing MB Connect Line products and solutions.

NEMA announces Michael Pessina as chairman of Board of Governors
November 29, 2016

NEMA announces Michael Pessina as chairman of Board of Governors

In his more than 35 years at Lutron, Mr. Pessina has held senior roles including vice president of manufacturing operations, general manager of the Grafik Systems business unit, and executive vice president

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Elite Control Systems announces support contract with ScottishPower Renewables
November 28, 2016

Elite Control Systems announces support contract with ScottishPower Renewables

The agreement requires Elite Control Systems to continue to supply rapid response support services for the 29 onshore wind systems that ScottishPower Renewables operates across Scotland.

ISA's 2016 Process Control Symposium draws over 300 attendees
November 28, 2016

ISA's 2016 Process Control Symposium draws over 300 attendees

Attending engineers, technicians and plant managers gained the latest insights, news and trends in process measurement and control across key process industry sectors. Particular attention was placed on the critical issues in instrumentation, communications, control systems, safety and security.

GE announces launch of Lagos Garage program
November 28, 2016

GE announces launch of Lagos Garage program

The Lagos Garage will offer a year-round series of skills training programs focused on building the next generation of Nigerian entrepreneurs.

Arno appoints Martin Gardner, president of Arno USA
November 28, 2016

Arno appoints Martin Gardner, president of Arno USA

Mr. Gardner will be responsible for managing all USA operations including, product line management, sales, business development and marketing for the North American-based company.

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Phoenix Contact announces investment in Windesco
November 23, 2016

Phoenix Contact announces investment in Windesco

Windesco, based in Boston, is a hardware/software solutions provider for wind-power assets. The company uses proprietary algorithms to optimize asset performance and extend asset life in the wind industry.

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