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2018 ARC Industry Forum to focus on benefits and challenges of digital transformation
December 15, 2017

2018 ARC Industry Forum to focus on benefits and challenges of digital transformation

The 22nd annual ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 12-15, 2018, will focus on the new digitally-enabled technologies, approaches, and business processes that are disrupting the way industry, infrastructure, and municipalities around the world operate and serve their respective customers.

AutomationDirect partners with ASO to offer factory safety solutions
December 15, 2017

AutomationDirect partners with ASO to offer factory safety solutions

Safety mats and edges are used to protect people and machinery from harm. A full range of sizes and lengths of mats and edges are in stock for immediate shipment.

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Rockwell Automation introduces Allen-Bradley Bulletin 871FM inductive proximity sensors
December 15, 2017

Rockwell Automation introduces Allen-Bradley Bulletin 871FM inductive proximity sensors

Enabled with IO-Link technology, the Bulletin 871FM sensors deliver more comprehensive diagnostic and parameter data to the controller over EtherNet/IP from the IO-Link master module.

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ABB to provide digital automation systems for Indian cement grinding facility
December 15, 2017

ABB to provide digital automation systems for Indian cement grinding facility

ABB will be undertaking complete project implementation of supply, erection, testing and commissioning for the electrical distribution and ABB Ability 800xA automation system for Emami Cement’s greenfield cement grinding unit at its plant in Orissa, India.

Siemens releases version 4.8 of Sinumerik CNC software
December 15, 2017

Siemens releases version 4.8 of Sinumerik CNC software

With its Sinumerik CNC software release 4.8, Siemens is making a range of new functions available to improve the speed, precision and safety of machine tools. Features of version 4.8 include facility for compensating unwanted axis nodding movements and protection against machine, tool and workpiece collisions.

Micro-Epsilon releases combiSENSOR measurement sensor
December 15, 2017

Micro-Epsilon releases combiSENSOR measurement sensor

Combining an eddy current sensor and a capacitive displacement sensor in one housing, the concept of the new combiSENSOR from Micro-Epsilon is designed to enable enable precision thickness measurements of plastics.

Siemens earns Society of Mechanical Engineers award for 3D-printed gas turbine blades
December 14, 2017

Siemens earns Society of Mechanical Engineers award for 3D-printed gas turbine blades

The Mechanical Engineering magazine Emerging Technology Awards is the first in the 137-year history of the Society that Mechanical Engineering magazine has singled out such future-focused technologies for recognition.

Claroty partners with Leidos to enhance passive monitoring for ICS networks
December 14, 2017

Claroty partners with Leidos to enhance passive monitoring for ICS networks

Leidos customers will gain integration with the Claroty Platform for continuous threat monitoring, detection and response. The offering will be available through resale by Leidos to both current and future Leidos Industrial Defender ASM customers

CyberX announces tech integration with CyberArk to enhance remote access security
December 14, 2017

CyberX announces tech integration with CyberArk to enhance remote access security

The CyberX platform is designed to deliver continuous ICS threat monitoring and asset discovery, ICS threat intelligence, and non-invasive risk and vulnerability assessments.

How to Pick the Right Fieldbus Protocol
December 14, 2017

How to Pick the Right Fieldbus Protocol

By Dale Perry, Emerson Automation Solutions
This article is intended to help you considering the strengths and weaknesses of the four leading fieldbus protocols, in order to help you select the best option for your process plant application.

Beckhoff announces EL922x EtherCAT terminal series
December 14, 2017

Beckhoff announces EL922x EtherCAT terminal series

With an extended range of settings and process data options, the 12 mm wide EL922x EtherCAT Terminals are designed to meet diverse requirements and enable transparent system monitoring.

Baumer introduces CleverLevel LBFH and LBFI level switches
December 13, 2017

Baumer introduces CleverLevel LBFH and LBFI level switches

Thanks to IO-Link integration, the level switches are Industry 4.0-ready. The communication interface enables each application to be configured using standard network components.

Shapr3D announces Shapr3D 3D CAD modeling application for iOS and iPad Pro
December 13, 2017

Shapr3D announces Shapr3D 3D CAD modeling application for iOS and iPad Pro

The newest release of Shapr3D integrates Parasolid and HOOPS Exchange to allow solid modeling and data translation locally within the app, taking mobile CAD experience to a new level unmatched by any other CAD tool.

Mitsubishi Electric introduces 9900CX 480V static UPS
December 13, 2017

Mitsubishi Electric introduces 9900CX 480V static UPS

The 9900CX uses 350kVA power modules mated to intelligent bypass modules. The bypass modules are available in 1050kVA, 1400kVA, 1750kVA, and 2100kVA, and are paired with up to six power modules.

RACO joins Ocean Data Systems' Dream Report Proven Partner Program
December 13, 2017

RACO joins Ocean Data Systems' Dream Report Proven Partner Program

RACO is a supplier of remote monitoring systems for critical assets via traditional landlines or IIoT. RACO offers a hosted data solution, AlarmAgent.com, which centralizes data in the cloud and provides secure access to that data through an online Web Portal.

ABB works to integrate fast charging systems on Bulgarian highways
December 13, 2017

ABB works to integrate fast charging systems on Bulgarian highways

Working in close collaboration with the Terra53 integration partner and customer, eMobility International, ABB’s Terra 53 fast chargers now cover the international routes from Sofia to the Greek border

NI introduces FieldDAQ data acquisition devices
December 13, 2017

NI introduces FieldDAQ data acquisition devices

NI’s FieldDAQ are designed to acquire reliable measurements in the severe test cell and outdoor environments, including rain, sleet, snow or mud. FieldDAQ devices have an ingress protection rating up to IP67 (dust and water resistant), can operate in -40 °C to 85 °C environments and can sustain 100 g shock and 10 g vibration.

ISA announces Don Dickinson as Symposium Chair for 2018 Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls (WWAC) Symposium
December 13, 2017

ISA announces Don Dickinson as Symposium Chair for 2018 Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls (WWAC) Symposium

Taking place at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda on 7-9 August 2018—only 15 minutes from the nation’s capital—the WWAC Symposium will feature two days of technical speakers, an exhibitor hall, a tour of a local water plant, and technical training courses on a variety of topics.

Kepware releases KEPServerEX version 6.4 with MQTT driver
December 13, 2017

Kepware releases KEPServerEX version 6.4 with MQTT driver

The new MQTT Client driver is a key component of the KEPServerEX version 6.4 release. Inclusion of this driver enables users to collect data from sensor networks and other devices that utilize MQTT

Fluke releases version 11.4.5 of eMaint computerized maintenance management software
December 12, 2017

Fluke releases version 11.4.5 of eMaint computerized maintenance management software

Version 11.4.5 of eMaint provides companies with an integrated system designed to improve the way organizations monitor equipment health and manage maintenance operations, resources, and compliance.