Industry News for Factory and Process Automation 

GAM releases Gearbox Sizing Tool
October 20, 2014

GAM releases Gearbox Sizing Tool

Sizing Tool makes it easy to find the right gear reducer, coupling, or linear mount product compatible with a motor.

October 20, 2014

Technology advances require upgrades in Test Instrumentation Software

Instrumentation software companies are focusing on simplifying complicated technical tasks and processes as well as adding new functions.

October 20, 2014

Midwest Engineering Relocates Corporate Headquarters

Midwest Engineering Systems is doubling its building size by moving the corporate headquarters to a 100,000 square foot facility in Pewaukee, WI.

October 17, 2014

AW-Lake promotes Mark Iverson to General Manager

In his new role, Iverson will be responsible for increasing market share and leading the future direction of the company.

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ProComSol Releases HART Communicator App
October 17, 2014

ProComSol Releases HART Communicator App

Android-based Smart Device Communicator Application uses the Device Descriptor (DD) for the connected HART device so the user has full access to every Parameter and Method.

Endress+Hauser opens underground test rig in Japan
October 17, 2014

Endress+Hauser opens underground test rig in Japan

The test rig is for the calibration of high-precision tank gauging instruments developed and produced at the factory in Japan.

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October 16, 2014

Clearfield appoints Jim Henschel director of global manufacturing

Clearfield also opened a manufacturing plant in Tijuana, Mexico.

October 16, 2014

ISA Process Control & Safety Symposium report

More than 200 process measurement and control professionals in chemical and energy processing and other process industry sectors attended the International Society of Automation’s (ISA’s) 2014 Process Control & Safety Symposium in Houston, Texas.

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AMETEK announces Online Store
October 16, 2014

AMETEK announces Online Store

On-line store lets engineers evaluate and purchase DC power products on a variety of mobile devices, such as tablets and smart phones.

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October 16, 2014

CSIA announces new members

Six system integration companies recently joined the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA).

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Phoenix Contact obtains UL listing for Solarcheck measuring devices
October 15, 2014

Phoenix Contact obtains UL listing for Solarcheck measuring devices

UL 1741 and 508 approvals allow North American photovoltaic installers to monitor string currents in large-scale DC installations.

Keithley offers free App for Source Measure Unit (SMU) Instruments
October 15, 2014

Keithley offers free App for Source Measure Unit (SMU) Instruments

Free app for Android-based smartphones and tablets interacts with a Keithley Series 2600B SourceMeter SMU instrument via its front panel USB interface

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NEMA Publishes 2015 Products and Standards Guide
October 14, 2014

NEMA Publishes 2015 Products and Standards Guide

The Electrical Standards & Products Guide (ESPG) is a comprehensive listing of NEMA electrical standards as well as an extensive directory of manufacturers and their products.

October 14, 2014

MAG Group appoints Rainer Schmueckle CEO

Schmueckle succeeds MAG founder Prof. Mo I. Meidar, who will continue his involvement with MAG as the Chairman of the global MAG board.

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October 13, 2014

August Manufacturing Technology Orders Up Slightly

August U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $356.69 million, up 0.4% from July but down 6.0% when compared with the total of $379.26 million reported for August 2013.

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RACO releases AlarmAgent.info SaaS App for OPC Connectivity
October 13, 2014

RACO releases AlarmAgent.info SaaS App for OPC Connectivity

AlarmAgent.info makes a system OPC-compatible, enhancing its existing real-time reporting features by sharing data communication with HMI / SCADA software and third-party customized applications.

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Innovasic certifies RapID Ethernet Solution for PROFINET v2.31
October 13, 2014

Innovasic certifies RapID Ethernet Solution for PROFINET v2.31

The RapID Platform with the fido5000 REM Switch chip has been certified to PROFINET v2.31 for Class B and Class C devices.

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Innovasic RapID Platform certified for EtherNet/IP
October 13, 2014

Innovasic RapID Platform certified for EtherNet/IP

The RapID Platform with fido5000 REM Switch chip has been certified to EtherNet/IP CT11 for beacon-based DLR devices.

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October 13, 2014

CSIA offers Industrial Automation Exchange

The Industrial Automation Exchange is CSIA’s comprehensive online directory for locating qualified system integrators and suppliers.

ISA acquires Automation.com
October 13, 2014

ISA acquires Automation.com

ISA will own Automation.com, including its website, intellectual property and all associated products, trademarks and copyrights. ISA will incorporate a new wholly-owned subsidiary called Automation.com, and Rick Zabel will remain the Publisher and Managing Director.