Industry News for Factory and Process Automation 

April 18, 2014

Automation Federation and SPSU to hold Cybersecurity seminar

The free seminar on 22 July 2014 in Marietta, Georgia, will educate area business and manufacturing leaders on the recently launched US Cybersecurity Framework.

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Renishaw acquires Advanced Consulting & Engineering
April 17, 2014

Renishaw acquires Advanced Consulting & Engineering

Advanced Consulting & Engineering is a US-based supplier of dimensional measurement products and services focused on the automotive industry.

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MAC Solutions signs Intelligent Plant as integrator for oil & gas
April 16, 2014

MAC Solutions signs Intelligent Plant as integrator for oil & gas

Founded in 2006, Intelligent Plant is an independent consultancy, software integrator and developer based in Aberdeen, UK.

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Sercos shows products at Hannover
April 16, 2014

Sercos shows products at Hannover

Sercos International, supplier of the Sercos automation bus, exhibited Sercos-capable products at Hannover Fair.

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April 16, 2014

3D Systems to Acquire Robtec

Headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Robtec is the largest Latin-American additive manufacturing service bureau and a 3D printing and scanning products distributor in the region.

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April 16, 2014

Mitsubishi adds MDT Software to e-F@ctory Alliance Program

MDT Software is a supplier of change management solutions for automated manufacturing assets.

April 16, 2014

CSIA announces new members

The Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) announces system integrator companies that have joined the association.

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April 16, 2014

Automation Federation and Chevron sponsor Cybersecurity seminar

The free seminar 13 June 2014 at Chevron’s Houston, Texas offices will educate area business and manufacturing leaders on the value and importance of the recently launched US Cybersecurity Framework.

April 16, 2014

EtherCAT Technology Group updates its Website

Changes include enhancements to the central search function as well as the “download,” “events,” and “product” sections of the website.

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April 16, 2014

America Semiconductor Moves to Larger Facility

The new offices in Goethals Park, NJ, are the base for the company's executive management, administrative, training, research, sales support and marketing activities.

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Manufacturing Technology Orders Down in February
April 15, 2014

Manufacturing Technology Orders Down in February

February U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $354.40 million, down 6.6% from January and down 6.2% when compared with the total of $377.82 million reported for February 2013.

April 14, 2014

AMETEK to Acquire Zygo

Zygo is a provider of optical metrology solutions, high precision optics, and optical assemblies for use in a wide range of scientific, industrial, and medical applications.

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April 14, 2014

PLCopen and OPC Foundation define Function Blocks for IEC 61131-3

With this specification, a controller can exchange complex data structures horizontally with other controllers independently from fieldbus system or vertically with other devices using an OPC-UA server.

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April 14, 2014

HANNOVER MESSE 2014 show report

HANNOVER MESSE 2014 attracted more than 180,000 visitors from more than 100 different nations, and more than one in every four visitors came from abroad.

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Beckhoff Automation sales up 7%
April 14, 2014

Beckhoff Automation sales up 7%

In the financial year 2013 Beckhoff Automation achieved worldwide sales of 435 million euros with an increase in sales of 7%.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel Visits Beckhoff Booth
April 14, 2014

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Visits Beckhoff Booth

As part of her traditional opening-day tour of Hannover Messe, German Federal Chancellor, Angela Merkel visited the booth of Verl, Germany-based Beckhoff Automation on Monday, April 7.

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April 14, 2014

ISA signs Ultra Electronics 3eTI as ISA Promotional Partner

Through the partnership, 3eTI and ISA will work together to leverage 3eTI's core cybersecurity capabilities for the benefit of ISA members and customers.

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April 11, 2014

Yokogawa supplies Gauge for Faustel Battery Electrode Coating Lines

The gauge is used to monitor the thickness of the coatings on the electrodes that are main components of lithium-ion batteries.

April 11, 2014

Adept Names John Villadsen VP of Global Operations

Villadsen was general manager at Moquin Press, VP of global operations for Global Equipment Services and Manufacturing, VP of global operations for Aviza Technology; and VP of operations for VA Linux Systems.

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PR Electronics obtains EX approval for 5343 level transmitter
April 11, 2014

PR Electronics obtains EX approval for 5343 level transmitter

The PR 5343 sensor head-mounted 2-wire level transmitter now has FM, IECEx and INMETRO approvals.