Industry News for Factory and Process Automation 

Roxtec Releases Free Transit Designer 2.0 software
April 24, 2014

Roxtec Releases Free Transit Designer 2.0 software

Transit Designer is a free, web-based tool that simplifies the process of designing, purchasing and installing cable and pipe transits.

April 24, 2014

Expansion of Oil, Gas and Energy drives Automation and Control Market

Upcoming brownfield and greenfield projects in the oil and gas and power generation industries will sustain the demand for automation and control solutions (ACS) in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

April 24, 2014

Results from Hannover Messe

This year’s Industrial Automation show demonstrated that the fourth industrial revolution is well underway. The show featured a vast array of key innovations that will play a decisive role in the future of manufacturing.

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April 24, 2014

Life Cycle Engineering used OSIsoft for Real-time Asset Management

Life Cycle developed a customized risk-based asset management system that is based on algorithmic prediction analytics for real-time asset health monitoring for the oil and gas industry.

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Phoenix Contact installs CCHP at HQ
April 23, 2014

Phoenix Contact installs CCHP at HQ

A combined cooling, heating, and power (CCHP) system will generate enough electricity to power the company’s U.S. headquarters approximately 65 percent of the time.

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Building Automation
April 23, 2014

AMT tells Congress to shape up

AMT urges House and Senate leaders to consider legislation that would strengthen U.S. manufacturing, including reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act; renewal of trade promotion authority; and passage of tax, regulatory and immigration reforms.

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April 23, 2014

Sercos publishes brochures

Brochures include a revised Sercos III brochure and a competency brochure, "The fast route to Sercos."

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EtherCAT Publishes Industrial Ethernet System Comparison
April 23, 2014

EtherCAT Publishes Industrial Ethernet System Comparison

“Industrial Ethernet Technologies: Overview and Comparison” gives valuable insight into today’s most important Industrial Ethernet technologies.

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April 23, 2014

ISA releases conference program for Cybersecurity Conference

The ISA Cybersecurity Conference 2014, to be held 9-12 June in Detroit Michigan, USA, will bring together experts in industrial cybersecurity, best-practice security approaches and leading technology solutions.

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HEIDENHAIN appoints Julian Renz as Product Specialist, 5-Axis Machining
April 23, 2014

HEIDENHAIN appoints Julian Renz as Product Specialist, 5-Axis Machining

Renz provides customer support on five-axis machining applications including machine set-up, programming and operations that incorporate HEIDENHAIN controls.

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Wibu-Systems Celebrates 25th anniversary
April 23, 2014

Wibu-Systems Celebrates 25th anniversary

Wibu-Systems was founded by Oliver Winzenried and Marcellus Buchheit in Karlsruhe, Germany in 1989. Wibu-Systems challenges hackers. In several international Hacker's Contests since 2001, participants were unable to crack Wibu-Systems' protected software.

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April 22, 2014

Littelfuse introduces iDesign Fuse Selection tool

The iDesign on-line tool offers a fast way to identify the best component for an application, find appropriate parts documentation, and order sample parts for prototyping.

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VARTA announces CellPac BLOX Microbattery design services
April 22, 2014

VARTA announces CellPac BLOX Microbattery design services

CellPac BLOX is a design program that helps OEMs obtain a semi-custom power solution when off-the-shelf lithium ion (li-ion) or lithium polymer (LiPO) soft pack battery assemblies do not meet design criteria.

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April 21, 2014

Renesas Electronics opens office in India

Renesas Electronics is a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions including microcontrollers, SoC solutions and a broad range of analog and power devices.

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April 21, 2014

End of XP Support to Affect Thousands of Industrial Systems

The discontinued support impacts millions of both personal and professional users worldwide, including the many companies that have implemented Windows XP in industrial automation applications.

April 18, 2014

Automation Federation and SPSU to hold Cybersecurity seminar

The free seminar on 22 July 2014 in Marietta, Georgia, will educate area business and manufacturing leaders on the recently launched US Cybersecurity Framework.

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Renishaw acquires Advanced Consulting & Engineering
April 17, 2014

Renishaw acquires Advanced Consulting & Engineering

Advanced Consulting & Engineering is a US-based supplier of dimensional measurement products and services focused on the automotive industry.

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MAC Solutions signs Intelligent Plant as integrator for oil & gas
April 16, 2014

MAC Solutions signs Intelligent Plant as integrator for oil & gas

Founded in 2006, Intelligent Plant is an independent consultancy, software integrator and developer based in Aberdeen, UK.

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Sercos shows products at Hannover
April 16, 2014

Sercos shows products at Hannover

Sercos International, supplier of the Sercos automation bus, exhibited Sercos-capable products at Hannover Fair.

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April 16, 2014

3D Systems to Acquire Robtec

Headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Robtec is the largest Latin-American additive manufacturing service bureau and a 3D printing and scanning products distributor in the region.

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