Industry News for Factory and Process Automation 

VDMA: Germany sees record machine vision sales in 2015
August 25, 2016

VDMA: Germany sees record machine vision sales in 2015

In 2015, the German machine vision industry achieved record sales of 2 billion euros – a rise of 9 percent compared to the previous year. Sales in the industry have more than doubled in ten years.

August 25, 2016

Global Mobile Robotics Market To Expand At 12.21% CAGR Between 2016 And 2020 Owing To Burgeoning Use In Industrial Activities

MarketResearchReports.biz has announced the addition of a report, title “Global Mobile Robotics Market 2016-2020” report to its database.

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August 24, 2016

Okuma welcomes Velocity/Briney to Partners in THINC

Members of Partners in THINC provide technologies that are integrated with Okuma’s CNC machines and controls to deliver advanced manufacturing system solutions.

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ISA is accepting applications for 2017 educational scholarships
August 24, 2016

ISA is accepting applications for 2017 educational scholarships

ISA educational scholarships—which fund tuition, related expenses and research initiatives—are distributed annually to undergraduate students at two-year and four-year colleges and universities, and to graduate students.

Univ. of Pittsburgh receives grant to develop computational model for additive manufacturing
August 24, 2016

Univ. of Pittsburgh receives grant to develop computational model for additive manufacturing

The proposal, “Novel Computational Approaches to Address Key Design Optimization Issues for Metal Additive Manufacturing,” is a three-year, $350,000 GOALI (Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry) grant funded by the NSF’s Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI).

ARC terminal automation study names Implico as market leader in EMEA region
August 23, 2016

ARC terminal automation study names Implico as market leader in EMEA region

For terminal automation, in the Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, Implico is the leader with a market share of 23.75 percent. The company was able to extend its leadership position compared to the previous issue of the study.

Renishaw gives 108 students a taste for engineering
August 23, 2016

Renishaw gives 108 students a taste for engineering

The students took on a series of engineering projects to get a taste of what a career in the field entails. The Renishaw work experience programaims to inspire more young people to consider STEM careers.

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August 22, 2016

T&M Associates announces Ivica Cacic as Senior Automation Specialist

Cacic’s skillset will provide clients with solutions to many automation challenges associated with process optimization, system integration and advanced control system design through project conception, planning, design, construction and life-cycle operations.

ZENITH announces opening of two California offices
August 19, 2016

ZENITH announces opening of two California offices

The decision to open the new offices comes following an increase in demand for its automation manufacturing software systems and the significant biotech sector expansions in Southern and Northern California.

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2016 ISA Water/Wastewater & Automatic Controls event draws 165 global attendees
August 18, 2016

2016 ISA Water/Wastewater & Automatic Controls event draws 165 global attendees

The Symposium focused on the needs of automation professionals and on the varied challenges associated with automation and instrumentation in the municipal water and wastewater sectors, including emerging automation and control systems trends, SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), instrumentation, systems integration, optimization, cybersecurity and alarm management.

AMT announces IMTS Ride Experience featuring rides in self-driving car
August 18, 2016

AMT announces IMTS Ride Experience featuring rides in self-driving car

Built by Local Motors, Olli, the self-driving car equpped with IBM Watson IoT technology, can carry up to 12 riders and will navigate a track in the C Hall of the North Building at IMTS 2016, Sept. 12-17, McCormick Place, Chicago.

August 18, 2016

Control Micro Systems announces expansion of R&D facilities

CMS has expanded its applications R&D facilities and capabilities. CMS facilities now include CO2 (10,640nm), 2 micron Thulium fiber (2,000nm), Ytterbium fiber (1,064nm), frequency- doubled Nd:YVO4 (532nm), frequency-tripled NdYVO4 (355nm UV) and a new multi- wavelength femtosecond laser.

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August 18, 2016

Global Fiber-optic Connector Market Report

Global Fiber-optic Connector Market to grow at a CAGR of 9.65% during 2016-2020

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August 18, 2016

Smart Sensor Market size forecast to reach USD 52 billion by 202

Smart Sensor Market Size, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2016 – 2024

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Schneider Electric announces four North American User Group events
August 17, 2016

Schneider Electric announces four North American User Group events

These events will be focused on helping customers to solve industry challenges and leverage the IIoT and new user consumption models (Cloud, Mobility) to enable business transformation and will be held September through December 2016.

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August 17, 2016

Axiomtek partners with SYSCON-PlantStar to facilitate Asian manufacturing

Axiomtek is a design and manufacturing company in the industrial and embedded computer field. The company also employs an international service network. SYSCON-PlantStar's plant monitoring and data acquisition systems are ideally suited for companies that are establishing facilities in Asia.

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August 17, 2016

West-Tech Materials announces merger with Stratesys Group

With the addition of the Stratesys Group, West-Tech Materials will have two functioning business units, the Medical Products Division and the newly formed Electronics Assembly Division

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August 17, 2016

Packaging Robot Market size projected to grow at a CAGR of 9% by 2023

Packaging Robot Market Size, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2016 - 2023

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dpstar Thermo Control Electric Sdn Bhd
August 17, 2016

dpstar Thermo Control Electric Sdn Bhd

dpstar Group is the largest manufacturer of thermocouples (temperature sensors) and industrial heaters based in Malaysia. Our 25 years of expertise lies in complete factory/building automation and control components as well as process/hybrid control systems from project design up to testing, system integration, and commissioning.

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FANUC America announces expansion of CNC training program
August 16, 2016

FANUC America announces expansion of CNC training program

FANUC currently offers a range of training courses covering CNC maintenance, operations and programming, servo and laser maintenance, Ladder/PMC editing, FANUC Picture Development, G-code programming, custom macro programming, conversational programming and more.