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Thomas H. Lee Partners to Acquire Automation Business from Brooks Automation for $3 Billion in Cash

Thomas H. Lee Partners to Acquire Automation Business from Brooks Automation for $3 Billion in Cash


Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., a premier private equity firm investing in growth companies, today announced a definitive agreement with Brooks Automation, Inc. to acquire its Semiconductor Solutions Group business in a transaction valued at $3 billion.

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Bright Machines Introduces Brightware Studio to Liberate Factory Automation

Bright Machines Introduces Brightware Studio to Liberate Factory Automation


New software offering to empower manufacturers to configure and optimize assembly automation quickly and easily.

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Case Study: 'Quick Monitoring by DTM' for Machine Condition Monitoring Applications

Case Study: 'Quick Monitoring by DTM' for Machine Condition Monitoring Applications


DTM provides functions such as graph display, trend display and log acquisition to visually confirm changes in sound levels and frequencies.

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Five Recommendations for Reliable EtherNet/IP Control Systems

Five Recommendations for Reliable EtherNet/IP Control Systems


The search for reliable, practical information on building EtherNet/IP subnetworks on Ethernet for factory floor manufacturing systems is over. This article was originally published in the Automation 2021: Control Systems Ebook.

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Human-Centered Design Drives Latest Generation of High-Performance HMIs

Human-Centered Design Drives Latest Generation of High-Performance HMIs


Focus on the operator creates more intuitive and effective process control and management for increased efficiency and safety.

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Labor Shortages a Major Barrier to Recovery for Manufacturers

Labor Shortages a Major Barrier to Recovery for Manufacturers


Swathes of global industry are still suffering from a hangover from the pandemic, with a number of negative factors playing out–vaccine hesitation, semiconductor shortages and labor shortages being three major drags on sustained recovery. In this insight, we cast a light on the issue of worker shortages: Why are they happening? What are the implications?

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Trend Micro Portable Security™ 3 scans for malware in your ICS without installing any software, allowing you to implement endpoint cybersecurity in critical systems where software installation is not allowed.

Trend Micro Portable Security™ 3 scans for malware in your ICS without installing any software, allowing you to implement endpoint cybersecurity in critical systems where software installation is not allowed.

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Introducing the BMU and BLE2 Series: watertight, dust-resistant brushless DC motors that can be washed with water.

Introducing the BMU and BLE2 Series: watertight, dust-resistant brushless DC motors that can be washed with water.

  • Oriental Motor USA Corporation
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The ELX series EtherCAT® Terminals from Beckhoff, with intrinsically safe inputs/outputs, enable direct connection of field devices in hazardous areas classified Zones 0, 1 and 2.

The ELX series EtherCAT® Terminals from Beckhoff, with intrinsically safe inputs/outputs, enable direct connection of field devices in hazardous areas classified Zones 0, 1 and 2.

  • Beckhoff Automation
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Speed operator response and increase efficiency with a trial of GE Digital’s iFIX HMI/SCADA.

Speed operator response and increase efficiency with a trial of GE Digital’s iFIX HMI/SCADA.

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Data Modeling Guidebook: Learn best practices & how to leverage ISA-95

Data Modeling Guidebook: Learn best practices & how to leverage ISA-95

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For basic applications within industrial process plants, demands for simplicity in commissioning, operation and maintenance have increased. The new Proline 10 flowmeters deliver that simplicity without compromising functionality.

For basic applications within industrial process plants, demands for simplicity in commissioning, operation and maintenance have increased. The new Proline 10 flowmeters deliver that simplicity without compromising functionality.

  • Endress+Hauser, Inc.
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Automation & Control Trends Analysis 2021-2022. Download this special report on the top 12 trends that are manifesting the manufacturing digital revolution.

Automation & Control Trends Analysis 2021-2022. Download this special report on the top 12 trends that are manifesting the manufacturing digital revolution.

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Featured articles in this new IIoT ebook include: Bringing Your Factory to the Edge in 2021, Robotics Integrator Uses 3D Printing, How to Make a Battery Smaller and Less Expensive, and more.

Featured articles in this new IIoT ebook include: Bringing Your Factory to the Edge in 2021, Robotics Integrator Uses 3D Printing, How to Make a Battery Smaller and Less Expensive, and more.

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Download the latest edition of InTech. Top stories include: Controller Redundancy Under the Hood, OPC UA–From Automation Pyramid to Information Network, Technology–Driven, IIoT-Enabled Asset Integrity Management, and more!

Download the latest edition of InTech. Top stories include: Controller Redundancy Under the Hood, OPC UA–From Automation Pyramid to Information Network, Technology–Driven, IIoT-Enabled Asset Integrity Management, and more!

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This is a comprehensive coverage of wireless control for continuous and discrete applications in the process industry.

This is a comprehensive coverage of wireless control for continuous and discrete applications in the process industry.

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Learn what you need to know to make clear decisions on the timing and strategy for implementing wireless networks.

Learn what you need to know to make clear decisions on the timing and strategy for implementing wireless networks.

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The authors demystify the procedure of tuning control systems using basic principles and auto-tuning software.

The authors demystify the procedure of tuning control systems using basic principles and auto-tuning software.

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STMicroelectronics Boosts Wireless Charging Speed, Efficiency, and Flexibility with 70W High-Power Chipsets

STMicroelectronics Boosts Wireless Charging Speed, Efficiency, and Flexibility with 70W High-Power Chipsets

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Bally Ribbon Mills Innovates with Series of Advanced Textile Products for Electronic Transmission Data and Manufacturing Automation

Bally Ribbon Mills Innovates with Series of Advanced Textile Products for Electronic Transmission Data and Manufacturing Automation

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Silicon Designs Announces Immediate Availability of MEMS Capacitive Accelerometer Chips

Silicon Designs Announces Immediate Availability of MEMS Capacitive Accelerometer Chips

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Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest: September 2021

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest: September 2021


Help us caption September's Otto Mation cartoon! If we select your caption as the winner, we will send you your very own Otto Mation coffee mug as a prize. Use the form below to submit your funny and clever ideas!

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Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest: August 2021

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest: August 2021


"This new clean desk policy is very refreshing."

Congrats to Carlo Totte of the Netherlands for submitting this winning caption for our Otto Mation comic!

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Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest: June 2021

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest: June 2021


"It's finally happened: Robots arranging vacations for other robots!"

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DFI is a global leading provider of high-performance computing technology across multiple embedded industries. With its innovative design and premium quality management system, DFI’s industrial-grade solutions enable customers to optimize their equipment and ensure high reliability, long-term life cycle, and 24/7 durability in a breadth of markets.

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EPLAN Software & Services

EPLAN Software & Services


EPLAN offers software and services in fields of electrical, automation and mechatronic engineering. We develop leading software solutions- also known as CAE- for machine, plant and control cabinet engineering.

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GE Digital

GE Digital


Our years of hard won insights in power generation, utilities, oil and gas and manufacturing mean we are uniquely positioned to help our customers better operate, optimize and analyze their work to deliver greater results today and in the future.

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Moore Industries-International, Inc.

Moore Industries


Moore Industries-International, Inc. designs and manufactures signal interface instruments for industrial process control, system integration, and factory automation. The company's products are used in industries such as: chemical and specialty chemical; oil & gas extraction, refining and transport; and more.

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Wunderlich - Malec

Wunderlich - Malec


Wunderlich-Malec has successfully designed and implemented engineering solutions for commercial, industrial and government clients throughout North America and abroad since 1981.

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Interstates

Interstates


Interstates offers electrical construction, electrical engineering, and control systems services. For over sixty years, the company has tackled complex challenges and developed innovative solutions for industrial manufacturing and processing facilities around the world.

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SeQent

SeQent


SeQent is a leading industrial automation software provider and early pioneer in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) space with over two decades of experience and thousands of installations worldwide.

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