Industry News for Factory and Process Automation 

COPA-DATA opens office in India
August 27, 2014

COPA-DATA opens office in India

COPA-DATA India will serve all existing and new zenon clients. The company will target the energy and infrastructure industries, as well as the automotive and pharmaceutical sectors.

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Gilman Precision offers Spindle Tips
August 27, 2014

Gilman Precision offers Spindle Tips

While daily use of any spindle will be hard on the component, there are some basic practices to consider while using the machine to help with longevity.

ABB opens two offices in Wisconsin
August 27, 2014

ABB opens two offices in Wisconsin

ABB opened offices on Discovery Parkway in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, and at the office/manufacturing site on Glendale Ave. in New Berlin, Wisconsin.

NiceLabel names Greg Tanner VP and General Manager
August 26, 2014

NiceLabel names Greg Tanner VP and General Manager

NiceLabel is a supplier of barcode and RFID labeling software and global provider of enterprise labeling solutions.

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Vision Components offers free VCLIB image processing library
August 26, 2014

Vision Components offers free VCLIB image processing library

VCLIB software library contains all standard image processing algorithms as well as ready-to-use algorithms for a number of inspection tasks and provides users with the option of in-house programming.

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August 26, 2014

Savigent joins MESA as Platinum Keystone Sponsor

Savigent Software provides event-driven manufacturing operations management software.

The Art of Industrial Warfare book
August 26, 2014

The Art of Industrial Warfare book

The author fused his knowledge of business with traditional Chinese combat techniques to counter what he foresees as an increasingly intense economic and industrial war between China and the USA.

Servo2Go carries 14 more Servo Drives from Advanced Motion Controls
August 26, 2014

Servo2Go carries 14 more Servo Drives from Advanced Motion Controls

60Amp and 100Amp servo drives in the DigiFlex Performance family are available with CANopen, EtherCAT and RS232/485 communications.

August 25, 2014

More plastic bottles coming our way!

The beverage packaging industry in North America is expected to reach $26.3 billion in 2015, with plastic bottles leading the way in popularity, according to PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

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Fluke publishes application note on temperature sensor calibration
August 25, 2014

Fluke publishes application note on temperature sensor calibration

Free downloadable application note provides step-by-step information on automating calibrations with the Fluke Calibration 1586A Super-DAQ.

Sealevel announces App for remote access of Modbus Modules
August 25, 2014

Sealevel announces App for remote access of Modbus Modules

This free app for iOS 7 and later allows easy communication with Sealevel Modbus TCP compatible products including SeaI/O and eI/O modules.

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August 22, 2014

NexRev delivers 25,000th DrivePak VFD retrofit

The 25,000th DrivePak installation took place at Toys“R”Us/Babies“R”Us in Iselin, NJ.

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August 22, 2014

Rockwell Automation grants Beckhoff a license to linear motor patents

Beckhoff can market and sell the XTS System worldwide with the exception of the United States. However, Beckhoff customers outside the U.S. who purchase and integrate an XTS into their machines can sell those systems into the U.S.

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Icon Labs Security Software achieves “McAfee Compatible” status
August 22, 2014

Icon Labs Security Software achieves “McAfee Compatible” status

Floodgate embedded software solution integrates with the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO) platform, a key component of McAfee’s security management offerings.

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August 22, 2014

2014 ISA WWAC Symposium report

The 2014 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls (WWAC) Symposium drew more than 170 attendees, 30 expert speakers and 27 exhibitors to Orlando, Florida, USA in early August.

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August 22, 2014

PAC Houillon Viscometers Comply with Revised ASTM D7279-14 Method

The new revision of the standard extends the scope from lubricating oils to include distillates (e.g., base oils, formulated oils, fuels, and biodiesel) and adds a new precision at 40°C and 100°C, established through an interlaboratory study.

Pneumatrol publishes valve catalogue
August 22, 2014

Pneumatrol publishes valve catalogue

Catalog covers pneumatic control products for use within both hazardous and safe area environments, including valves and solenoids.

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Binder-USA and Northwire to sell cables and connectors
August 21, 2014

Binder-USA and Northwire to sell cables and connectors

Customers will now have the option of using Binder connectors with custom cable designed and manufactured by Northwire.

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Book Shows How To Combat Threats To Energy Security
August 21, 2014

Book Shows How To Combat Threats To Energy Security

Written by Dr Steven Fawkes, ‘Energy Efficiency: The Definitive Guide to the Cheapest, Cleanest, Fastest Source of Energy’ provides managers, policy makers and governments with answers to the burning questions about energy efficiency and the world’s response to it.

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August 21, 2014

Turkish Machinery coming to US Market

Turkey’s machinery exports, which were USD 3.0 billion in 2003, reached USD 14 billion in 2013. Turkey is now poised to enter the US market and is looking for partners.