Industry News for Factory and Process Automation 

April 28, 2016

Zenith Technologies announces Joe Haugh as CEO

Zenith Technologies’ chief will lead the company’s strategic direction and operations, with the goal of furthering growth as demand for the integration of manufacturing software systems in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries increases.

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April 28, 2016

Microsoft announces partnership with OPC Foundation

Microsoft will work with the OPC Foundation to enable industrial Internet of Things (IoT) scenarios through interoperability between the millions of applications and industrial equipment compliant with the OPC UA standard.

April 28, 2016

Jabil announces predictive analytics solution built with Microsoft Azure

The platform is designed to analyze millions of data points from machines running dozens of steps throughout the manufacturing process and predict errors or failures on the assembly floor before they occur.

April 28, 2016

Mobile Industrial Robotics announces opening of US office

MiR is the creator of the MiR100, an autonomous mobile robot for small-task indoor transportation of items in the manufacturing and healthcare markets.

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Honeywell announces formation of Digital Transformation unit
April 28, 2016

Honeywell announces formation of Digital Transformation unit

Andrew Hird has been named vice president and general manager of the Digital Transformation unit, which was created to help manufacturers harness the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

ABB and Aker Solutions to partner in developing energy solutions
April 27, 2016

ABB and Aker Solutions to partner in developing energy solutions

The cooperation will integrate ABB’s technologies in subsea power and automation and Aker Solutions’ pioneering subsea capabilities to bring customers more effective oil and gas production solutions.

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Werum IT Solutions acquires FactoryTalk's MES business
April 27, 2016

Werum IT Solutions acquires FactoryTalk's MES business

All current Factorytalk MES employees will transfer into Werum IT Solutions Ltd. in Bangkok, Thailand. This ensures continuation and future growth of the operational Werum business in the Asia Pacific region.

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WHN Technologies wins Robotics Award at Hannover Messe 2016
April 26, 2016

WHN Technologies wins Robotics Award at Hannover Messe 2016

The Robotics Award recognizes technological innovations that make a contribution towards robot-assisted solutions in the field of industrial automation or towards the development of mobile robots and autonomous systems.

April 26, 2016

Accenture and Dassault partner to improve manufacturing agility

Accenture and Dassault Systèmes are building and implementing a three-phase solution that harnesses digital technologies to create a link between engineering and the manufacturing shop floor for non-repetitive manufacturing companies.

Poland named as Partner Country for Hannover Messe 2017
April 26, 2016

Poland named as Partner Country for Hannover Messe 2017

Poland has been enjoying rapid and stable economic growth for many years and is now the sixth-largest economy in the European Union. The United States was the Partner Country for the 2016 event.

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Revised ISA alarm management standard approved by ANSI
April 26, 2016

Revised ISA alarm management standard approved by ANSI

Among the key changes in the new version of the standard are stronger requirements for control systems to have the functions to support good alarm management practices, new requirements for package systems such as compressors and heat trace systems, and clarifications in some terminology.

ESMA opens first Holmatro Service Center in the Middle East
April 26, 2016

ESMA opens first Holmatro Service Center in the Middle East

After an intensive training period with Holmatro, all of the testing equipment and specialist tools needed to carry out the servicing and repairs of hydraulic cylinders, pumps, hoses, control valves, mechanical and lifting tools were installed in the new service center.

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Güdel, Inc. appoints Stuart Shepherd as CEO
April 26, 2016

Güdel, Inc. appoints Stuart Shepherd as CEO

Mr. Shepherd will be responsible for the operations and performance of the US and Canadian business.

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Siemens introduces Digital Services for Energy powered by Sinalytics
April 26, 2016

Siemens introduces Digital Services for Energy powered by Sinalytics

Siemens Digital Services for Energy are “intelligent knowledge systems” that are enabled by advanced algorithms, sophisticated data analytics and machine-learning, to create new business models that are continuously fed by fleet and unit-specific data.

April 26, 2016

Siemens to work with Panasonic in electronics automation

The focus lies on standardized line integration concepts, which the partners plan to develop not only for individual production lines but also as overarching integration concepts for all process steps at the factory level.

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April 26, 2016

Rockwell and Cisco developing DPI technology for enhanced security

Deep-packet-inspection (DPI) technology will be brought to market in industrial network devices from both Rockwell Automation and Cisco in 2016.

April 25, 2016

ODVA to develop standards for a Common Industrial Cloud Interface

ODVA’s scope of work for developing the Common Industrial Cloud Interface will encompass two elements: a cloud gateway appliance and an application program interface for the transport of data from the Gateway to the cloud and from the cloud back to the ICS and its devices

Festo demonstrates SupraMotion technology at Hannover Messe
April 25, 2016

Festo demonstrates SupraMotion technology at Hannover Messe

Festo's SupraMotion applications are designed for the contactless transportation of objects in enclosed spaces

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Harting wins Hermes Award at Hannover Messe
April 25, 2016

Harting wins Hermes Award at Hannover Messe

Harting received the award for its MICA product – an open and modular platform consisting of embedded hardware and software, which serves as a central component in the Industry 4.0 environment.

DFI announces embedded applications for smart healthcare
April 22, 2016

DFI announces embedded applications for smart healthcare

DFI offers industrial motherboards, systems, and panel PCs that would apply in all kinds of high-tech equipment to deliver a complete and integrated solution in smart medical applications.

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