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ISA and Beamex to co-host webinar on differential pressure flowmeter calibration
June 28, 2016

ISA and Beamex to co-host webinar on differential pressure flowmeter calibration

The webinar, which will be held from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, will feature three automation experts: David Spitzer, PE, founder of Spitzer and Boyes; Ned Espy, Technical Director at Beamex; and Roy Tomalino, Professional Services Engineer at Beamex

Okuma partners with CPCC to train employees on machine tools
June 28, 2016

Okuma partners with CPCC to train employees on machine tools

The training programs include leadership, process improvement, SolidWorks, computer operations, electrical assembly and wiring, and enterprise resource planning.

Siemens announces launch of WinCC OA Mobile User Interface for iOS, Android
June 28, 2016

Siemens announces launch of WinCC OA Mobile User Interface for iOS, Android

The mobile user interface from Simatic WinCC Open Architecture is a native client for iOS and Android devices which offers the same possibilities and functionality as a standard client.

eWon MAC FlexThink Conference proves a hit with UK machine builders
June 27, 2016

eWon MAC FlexThink Conference proves a hit with UK machine builders

FlexThink is an annual conference organised by eWON and HMS with inspirational talks and hands-on learning. The conference represents an opportunity to hear more about how IIoT can be made real and to learn how to unlock remote data from industrial machines.

TrendMiner names Bill Muldoon to Board of Directors
June 27, 2016

TrendMiner names Bill Muldoon to Board of Directors

Muldoon is an oil and gas industry executive with more than 30 years of industry expertise spanning areas from engineering and design, operations and supply chain offerings, as well as management and project execution.

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FCI announces launch of revamped website
June 24, 2016

FCI announces launch of revamped website

Designed with an intuitive user interface, the FCI website supports the instrumentation needs of busy professional engineers and plant technicians with articles and case studies to address problems and solutions in air/gas measurement.

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Turkish chemical engineering students win 2016 Honeywell UniSim Design Challenge
June 23, 2016

Turkish chemical engineering students win 2016 Honeywell UniSim Design Challenge

The UniSim Design Challenge allows engineering students to propose solutions to real-world problems facing process manufacturers with Honeywell’s UniSim Design Suitesoftware, which is used to design and model processes in production facilities around the world.

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igus' motion plastics car wraps up 20000-mile tour across North America
June 23, 2016

igus' motion plastics car wraps up 20000-mile tour across North America

Thousands of visitors stopped to see the car and chat with igus team members about their applications, and how plastic technology and components can increase the service life and reduce the cost of applications ranging from automotive design to medical components.

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Fluke Connect Assets and the Fluke TiX560 Infrared Camera are honored in 2016 EC&M Awards
June 23, 2016

Fluke Connect Assets and the Fluke TiX560 Infrared Camera are honored in 2016 EC&M Awards

Fluke Connect Assets is a cloud-based wireless system of software and test tools that gives maintenance managers a comprehensive view of all critical equipment. The TiX560 Infrared Camera, which is part of the Fluke Connect system, features a rotating 240-degree lens and a 5.7 inch touchscreen.

2015 MCAA report shows process automation bookings down 4.4%
June 23, 2016

2015 MCAA report shows process automation bookings down 4.4%

Bookings in 2015 took their first downturn after having trended upwards for several years after the “Great Recession” of 2009. In the six years since, bookings are up a total of 46.4%.

June 23, 2016

End of Line Packaging Market set to Surpass US $ 6 Bn by 2024, on the Backdrop of Increasing Degree of Automation Across Industries

End-of-line Packaging Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2016 - 2026

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June 23, 2016

Smart Motors to be Driven by their Promise of Improving Operational Effectiveness of Associated Devices and Networks

Smart Motors Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2016 - 2023

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Borgwand Group AG partners with KUKA Roboter AG
June 22, 2016

Borgwand Group AG partners with KUKA Roboter AG

Among other things, the partnership covers the joint development of production lines, the standardization of processes, and the development of versatile systems and tools.

PA&E announces partnership with Litron
June 22, 2016

PA&E announces partnership with Litron

PA&E is a manufacturer of hermetic electronic packaging and interconnect products for the defense, space, energy and medical industries. Litron, Inc. is a supplier of laser welding systems, laser sealing/welding/cutting and other manufacturing services.

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FieldComm Group announces agreements in support of Field Device Integration technology
June 22, 2016

FieldComm Group announces agreements in support of Field Device Integration technology

These activities align with FieldComm Group’s mission to drive adoption of FDI technology to become the global standard for field device integration, independent of underlying device protocols.

IFR Report: World record 248,000 industrial robots sold in 2015
June 22, 2016

IFR Report: World record 248,000 industrial robots sold in 2015

This represents a rise of 12 percent compared to the previous year. This sees the continuation of the global automation boom, which commenced in the wake of the financial crisis in 2009. Sales for industrial robots have increased almost four-fold since that time.

EXAIR's Efficiency Lab evaluates efficiency of blowoff products
June 22, 2016

EXAIR's Efficiency Lab evaluates efficiency of blowoff products

EXAIR’s Efficiency Lab has been designed to help companies evaluate the efficiency of their current blowoff products such as air nozzles, air knives and air guns. Companies can ship these items to EXAIR where a qualified engineer will perform the tests

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June 22, 2016

Smart City As Unified Multi-tier IoT Solution

How does the Internet of Things increase Smart City IQ?

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Savigent named as industry partner to Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institue
June 22, 2016

Savigent named as industry partner to Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institue

This coalition brings together a consortium of organizations from across industry, academia, government and non-profits trade groups to spur advances in Smart Manufacturing technology and process controls that can improve the efficiency of U.S. advanced manufacturing.

Daisy Data Displays' Ramskow named ASQ-Certified Quality Auditor
June 22, 2016

Daisy Data Displays' Ramskow named ASQ-Certified Quality Auditor

To attain the CQA title, Ramskow had to successfully demonstrate proficiency in the standards and principles of auditing, as well as the auditing techniques of examining, questioning, evaluating and reporting to determine a quality system’s adequacy and deficiencies.

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