Industry News for Factory and Process Automation 

Baumer obtains UL listing for CleverLevel level switch
November 21, 2014

Baumer obtains UL listing for CleverLevel level switch

CleverLevel LBFS/LFFS level switch has been listed by the American Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL).

Secomea SiteManage is security certified by ProtectEM
November 21, 2014

Secomea SiteManage is security certified by ProtectEM

The remote access solution consists of a control unit at the factory (SiteManager) in form of either hardware or software and a Web- or Windows based client (LinkManager) operated by technicians or end-users.

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November 20, 2014

Adept Technology appoints Michael Jellen VP

Jellen joins Adept after more than 10 years with Danaher Corporation, where he held successive roles of increasing responsibility, including vice president and general manager for various business units.

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POSITAL becomes global Rockwell Encompass partner
November 20, 2014

POSITAL becomes global Rockwell Encompass partner

The company had previously been registered as an Encompass partner for the Asia/Pacific region and the Americas.

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November 20, 2014

ASM Consortium has 20th anniversary

The ASM Consortium has been working continuously together for more than 20 years to maximize safety and performance by preventing or minimizing the impact of abnormal situations.

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ADLINK VPX3000 Validated for Elma High Speed Data Recording System
November 20, 2014

ADLINK VPX3000 Validated for Elma High Speed Data Recording System

VPX3000 has been validated for incorporation into an Elma Target Application Guide (TAG), used to build a high speed data recording system.

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November 19, 2014

Pentair to Purchase Steinhauer

Steinhauer Elektromaschinen in Germany is a producer of enclosure machining and related technologies.

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November 19, 2014

Infotecs Earns FIPS 140-2 Crypto Certification for ViPNet

ViPNet Common Crypto Core supports true VPN endpoint-to-endpoint security.

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Emerson releases RTU and HART configuration suite
November 19, 2014

Emerson releases RTU and HART configuration suite

The software suite enables local and remote configuration and real-time HART device monitoring in remote oil and gas applications such as wellhead automation, flow measurement, and tank overflow protection.

Dwyer publishes 2015 instrumentation and controls CD
November 19, 2014

Dwyer publishes 2015 instrumentation and controls CD

CD contains product pricing, applications, dimensions, specifications and tutorial videos.

November 19, 2014

Tooling U-SME announces Competency Framework training

Competency Framework helps companies combat the increasing talent shortage and achieve stronger performance from their workforce.

Fluke announces finalists in Fluke Connect Student Contest
November 19, 2014

Fluke announces finalists in Fluke Connect Student Contest

The Fluke Connect Student Contest tests the skills, innovation, and business application of student teams enrolled in two and four year colleges, universities, trade/tech schools, and apprenticeship programs.

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Essential Asset Monitoring Video
November 18, 2014

Essential Asset Monitoring Video

The short video talks about Essential Asset Monitoring and how a few number of essential assets: heat exchangers, pumps, blowers, air-cooled heat exchangers and cooling towers account for over 70% of a facility’s maintenance costs.

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EPLAN releases Experience
November 18, 2014

EPLAN releases Experience

EPLAN Experience knowledge-driven program aims to optimize engineering efficiency.

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Sercos announces  IP core for Altera Cyclone V FPGAs and SoCs
November 18, 2014

Sercos announces IP core for Altera Cyclone V FPGAs and SoCs

The IP core for Sercos III master and slave controllers (SERCON100M/S) includes all hardware functions, such as timing, synchronization and processing of cyclic and non-cyclic data on the basis of two integrated Ethernet MACs.

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November 18, 2014

ASHRAE publishes 2014 Green Building Standard

Requirements to further reduce energy and environmental impacts of buildings are contained in the 2014 version of the green building standard from ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council and the Illuminating Engineering Society.

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AT&T Collaborates with Rockwell Automation
November 17, 2014

AT&T Collaborates with Rockwell Automation

The companies plan to deliver cellular solutions that help enable Rockwell Automation customers to securely collect, manage and take action on data from industrial equipment located in plants and remote sites around the globe.

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B&R opens office in Manchester, UK
November 17, 2014

B&R opens office in Manchester, UK

Managed by area sales manager Andrew Norcliffe, the UK Northern office employs 3 application engineers, including a dedicated B&R technology trainer.

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SignalFire publishes Wireless Telemetry Catalog
November 14, 2014

SignalFire publishes Wireless Telemetry Catalog

Catalog covers telemetry products that support long-distance wireless communications in large scale environments such as those found in oil and gas, agriculture, water systems, forestry and public infrastructures.

U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Up 4.6% in September
November 13, 2014

U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Up 4.6% in September

September U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $176.5 million, up 4.6% from August’s total and up 7.7% from September 2013.