Industry News for Factory and Process Automation 

ABB doubles size of oil & gas center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma
October 22, 2014

ABB doubles size of oil & gas center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma

The facility designs, develops and manufactures natural gas & liquids measurement products and analyzers, as well as software applications and system solutions for the global oil & gas market.

October 22, 2014

ABB Expands Measurement Products center in Oklahoma

Scheduled to open in Q4 2014, the $14 million project will double the current size of the facility, adding 100,000 square feet of space for manufacturing and engineering.

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China Adopts EtherCAT as National Standard
October 22, 2014

China Adopts EtherCAT as National Standard

On October 21, Dr. Wei Sun, representative of the Standardization Administration of China (SAC), made the announcement.

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October 22, 2014

ISA announces Android version of InTech Plus mobile app

The release significantly broadens automation and control professionals’ access to a diverse range of technical and educational content and interactive tools.

TURCK acquires  Chartwell Automation
October 22, 2014

TURCK acquires Chartwell Automation

The new company name is now TURCK Chartwell Canada, Inc.

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Embedded databases help make grids smarter
October 22, 2014

Embedded databases help make grids smarter

Embedding controllers around a grid can help measure power flows and demand requirements, and lead to real-time management for best performance.

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October 22, 2014

ABB Q3 results

Total orders rose to $11.2 billion, boosted by large orders (above $15 million) including a power transmission link in Europe, a mining automation project in the Americas and a gas treatment plant in Africa.

Moxa Announces Position on Internet of Things
October 21, 2014

Moxa Announces Position on Internet of Things

Moxa released its position on Enabling the Industrial Internet of Things at the company's Global Distributor Summit in San Francisco, California.

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October 21, 2014

Women recognize IS International Services

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBNEC) gave IS a certificate.

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GAM releases Gearbox Sizing Tool
October 20, 2014

GAM releases Gearbox Sizing Tool

Sizing Tool makes it easy to find the right gear reducer, coupling, or linear mount product compatible with a motor.

October 20, 2014

Technology advances require upgrades in Test Instrumentation Software

Instrumentation software companies are focusing on simplifying complicated technical tasks and processes as well as adding new functions.

October 20, 2014

Midwest Engineering Relocates Corporate Headquarters

Midwest Engineering Systems is doubling its building size by moving the corporate headquarters to a 100,000 square foot facility in Pewaukee, WI.

October 17, 2014

AW-Lake promotes Mark Iverson to General Manager

In his new role, Iverson will be responsible for increasing market share and leading the future direction of the company.

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ProComSol Releases HART Communicator App
October 17, 2014

ProComSol Releases HART Communicator App

Android-based Smart Device Communicator Application uses the Device Descriptor (DD) for the connected HART device so the user has full access to every Parameter and Method.

Endress+Hauser opens underground test rig in Japan
October 17, 2014

Endress+Hauser opens underground test rig in Japan

The test rig is for the calibration of high-precision tank gauging instruments developed and produced at the factory in Japan.

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October 16, 2014

Clearfield appoints Jim Henschel director of global manufacturing

Clearfield also opened a manufacturing plant in Tijuana, Mexico.

October 16, 2014

ISA Process Control & Safety Symposium report

More than 200 process measurement and control professionals in chemical and energy processing and other process industry sectors attended the International Society of Automation’s (ISA’s) 2014 Process Control & Safety Symposium in Houston, Texas.

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AMETEK announces Online Store
October 16, 2014

AMETEK announces Online Store

On-line store lets engineers evaluate and purchase DC power products on a variety of mobile devices, such as tablets and smart phones.

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October 16, 2014

CSIA announces new members

Six system integration companies recently joined the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA).

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Phoenix Contact obtains UL listing for Solarcheck measuring devices
October 15, 2014

Phoenix Contact obtains UL listing for Solarcheck measuring devices

UL 1741 and 508 approvals allow North American photovoltaic installers to monitor string currents in large-scale DC installations.