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Webinar: Implementing Industrial IoT (Internet of Things) Yields Big Results
September 23, 2016

Webinar: Implementing Industrial IoT (Internet of Things) Yields Big Results

This webinar on Sep 29, 2016 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT will show Dell has used a strong history in manufacturing and value in partnership to build their IoT solutions partner ecosystem. IBM joins the conversation to share real examples of successful projects and how they were deployed.

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Webinar: Increase Production and Optimize Manufacturing Processes Using Simulation
September 23, 2016

Webinar: Increase Production and Optimize Manufacturing Processes Using Simulation

The webinar will show how engineers, production managers, and decision makers can rapidly assess the options for adapting an existing line to make a new product, increase production, or optimize a process to reduce costs.

September 23, 2016

Webinar: Digitalizing Predictive Maintenance

Learn how new technological advances are resolving not only these issues but also allowing for new value to be realized through the digitalization of predictive maintenance as a core part of a Digital Enterprise.

Rockwell to showcase solutions for Water and Wastewater Facilities at WEFTEC 2016
September 23, 2016

Rockwell to showcase solutions for Water and Wastewater Facilities at WEFTEC 2016

Featuring its PlantPAx platform, Rockwell Automation will demonstrate process and automation solutions for efficient process control, monitoring and management.

Siemens donates automation technology to support Georgia’s THINC College & Career Academy
September 23, 2016

Siemens donates automation technology to support Georgia’s THINC College & Career Academy

The donation of $100,000 in automation hardware and expert training will help support career pathways for high school students in manufacturing and engineering at the THINC College & Career Academy located in LaGrange.

Siluria names Erik Scher as Chief Operations Officer
September 23, 2016

Siluria names Erik Scher as Chief Operations Officer

As COO, Dr. Scher is responsible for the company's operating activities, including its OCM demonstration plant in Texas and multiple pilot plants in California, and leading its research and development, scale-up, intellectual property, and technology teams.

ABB announces NKT Cables acquisition of ABB's cable system business
September 23, 2016

ABB announces NKT Cables acquisition of ABB's cable system business

NKT Cables is acquiring ABB’s global high-voltage cable system business with a total value of 836 million euros (US$934 million). The business is part of ABB’s Power Grids division, which is undergoing a strategic review.

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IMTS concludes as third largest in their history
September 23, 2016

IMTS concludes as third largest in their history

IMTS 2016, the 31st edition of the show, was the third largest in number of registrations (115,612) and in net square feet of exhibit space (1,370,256). This show hosted the highest number of exhibiting companies ever (2,407).

ISA announces Industrial Control Training event in Northwest Pennsylvania
September 23, 2016

ISA announces Industrial Control Training event in Northwest Pennsylvania

Two industry organizations—the Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) and Process and Data Automation (PDA)—will co-sponsor an ISA training event in Erie, PA from 31 October through 4 November 2016.

HANNOVER MESSE 2017 to focus on benefits of Industry 4.0
September 23, 2016

HANNOVER MESSE 2017 to focus on benefits of Industry 4.0

Next year, the world’s biggest industrial technology show will demonstrate how even companies with limited resources can pinpoint and harness the power of digitalization.

Moxa earns Aon Hewitt Best Employer 2016 award
September 22, 2016

Moxa earns Aon Hewitt Best Employer 2016 award

The Aon Hewitt Best Employers Study, Asia 2016, was conducted in twelve countries across the Asia-Pacific region, including Taiwan, China, Japan, Korea, Australia, and New Zealand.

Prime Competence and Unmanned Life announce pilot deployment of drone based mail sorting center
September 22, 2016

Prime Competence and Unmanned Life announce pilot deployment of drone based mail sorting center

The Prime Competence and Unmanned Life joint initiative will introduce a combination of drones and autonomous ground vehicles to be used indoors for postal sorting.

Riken Keiki SDWL1RI wireless gas detector gains ISA100 Wireless certification
September 21, 2016

Riken Keiki SDWL1RI wireless gas detector gains ISA100 Wireless certification

The SDWL1 is a wireless flammable gas detector built to extend the benefits of wireless detection into safety applications. The SDWL1’s non-dispersive infrared detection system ensures accuracy while the advanced reliability features of ISA100 Wireless ensure wireless communication signal truancy.

Bots will work alongside humans in the future
September 20, 2016

Bots will work alongside humans in the future

Machine learning and artificial intelligence have made the most seemingly impossible things possible in recent years. After the successful integration of IoT systems in various enterprises, the entire digital world is striving for adding bots to various industries to have a more-than-human experience.

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NUM launches NUMmill CNC control solution
September 19, 2016

NUM launches NUMmill CNC control solution

NUMmill is designed specifically for CNC milling machine manufacturers and control retrofitters. It offers an extensive suite of canned cycles, ranging from simple center drilling, boring and threading to pocket cycles and complex profile milling cycles

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Analytik Jena announces Ulrick Krauss to be next CEO
September 19, 2016

Analytik Jena announces Ulrick Krauss to be next CEO

Ulrich Krauss will become the company’s new Chief Executive Officer as of 1 October 2016. Klaus Berka, who founded Analytik Jena with two partners in April 1990 and has led the company ever since, will become a member of the Supervisory Board as of 1 April 2017.

OPC Foundation, PLCopen and OMAC start OPC UA communications collaboration
September 19, 2016

OPC Foundation, PLCopen and OMAC start OPC UA communications collaboration

Collaborative efforts by standards organizations, such as OMAC, OPC Foundation, and PLCopen, align with the Industrial Internet Consortium's goal to ultimately identify and define building blocks for interoperability that help make smart factories and IIoT possible.

Rockwell Automation opens registration for 25th Automation Fair
September 19, 2016

Rockwell Automation opens registration for 25th Automation Fair

Manufacturers and producers across the globe can see the latest products, services and solutions that help enable a Connected Enterprise at this year’s event, being held at the Georgia World Congress Center on Nov. 9 and 10 in Atlanta.

UL announces Cybersecurity Assurance Program for industrial control systems
September 16, 2016

UL announces Cybersecurity Assurance Program for industrial control systems

UL CAP is for control system manufacturers looking for support in assessing security risks while they continue to focus on product innovation to help build safer, more secure products, as well as for OEMs, machine tool builders, system integrators, and retrofitters.

Deutsche Messe facilitates Industry 4.0 with Shanghai industrial fair
September 15, 2016

Deutsche Messe facilitates Industry 4.0 with Shanghai industrial fair

PTCA ASIA, CeMAT ASIA, ComVac ASIA, and Industrial Supply ASIA collectively unite roughly 1,700 exhibitors on a display area of 130,000 square meters. Approximately 80,000 visitors are expected in 2016.