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TrendMiner partners with eschbach to integrate TrendMiner and Shiftconnector products
September 13, 2019

TrendMiner partners with eschbach to integrate TrendMiner and Shiftconnector products

All relevant manufacturing data will be available on-demand, creating a continuous flow of information. TrendMiner’s analytics capabilities help to predict process deviations. Shiftconnector brings these process deviations into a control room where shift personnel will contextualize these deviations as well as add additional information regarding why the deviation occurred.

Yokogawa Electric announces acquisition of RAP International
September 13, 2019

Yokogawa Electric announces acquisition of RAP International

RAP specializes in providing digitized solutions that support risk assessment, management of the permit to work (PtW) process, and governance of control of work (CoW) for all plant maintenance activities.

Logic Supply partners with Inductive Automation to introduce edge gateways with Ignition software
September 13, 2019

Logic Supply partners with Inductive Automation to introduce edge gateways with Ignition software

The company's Hardshell Fanless Technology combines fanless cooling, ingress protection and ruggedization, including vibration resistance, with an aim to ensure reliability in challenging environments. Their edge gateway systems provide processing and help users avoid data latency.

ATEN introduces ATEN Unizon server-based software solution
September 13, 2019

ATEN introduces ATEN Unizon server-based software solution

Once ATEN Unizon is installed on the client server, users can access the software remotely through Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge/Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and other mainstream web browsers.

MaxGrip announces Cees Maaskant as CEO
September 13, 2019

MaxGrip announces Cees Maaskant as CEO

Former CEO Jakob Boelens will transfer to AVEVA as part of the acquisition of MaxGrip’s software portfolio by AVEVA earlier this year. Cees Maaskant will lead MaxGrip into a new chapter in which the company specializes exclusively in Asset Performance Management (APM) consultancy.

Bitflow partners with One Box Vision to introduces PackFlow print inspection solution
September 13, 2019

Bitflow partners with One Box Vision to introduces PackFlow print inspection solution

The PackFlow bundle features all the components needed for a print machine manufacturer or system integrator: line-scan cameras, BitFlow Axion-CL 2xE frame grabbers, software and LED illuminator. PackFlow installation performs quality checks at the full speed of the production line.

ROEQ announces Docking Station Precision solution for mobile industrial robots
September 12, 2019

ROEQ announces Docking Station Precision solution for mobile industrial robots

The solution will be showcased at ROEQ’s Pack Expo booth 7384B in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 23-25 featuring a MiR200 robot with ROEQ’s cart solution and top roller TR125 conveyor module performing precise delivery between two docking stations.

HEIDENHAIN announces ETEL-brand AccurET controls with EtherCAT compatibility
September 12, 2019

HEIDENHAIN announces ETEL-brand AccurET controls with EtherCAT compatibility

With an EtherCAT compatibility option, customers can utilize the controller without changing their whole existing communication architecture and machine software.

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TASI Group announces acquisition of innomatec Test
September 12, 2019

TASI Group announces acquisition of innomatec Test

This addition will geographically expand the reach of the Division’s leak test business into Europe and enable it to deliver an unmatched combination of technology and expertise to the global market.

Rockwell Automation announces three additions to Machine Safety System Integrator program
September 12, 2019

Rockwell Automation announces three additions to Machine Safety System Integrator program

The Machine Safety System Integrator program connects companies with system integrators that have expertise in current safety standards and a track record of designing safety systems. The program now has 45 members located around the world.

Gourmet Mass Production
September 12, 2019

Gourmet Mass Production

By Darcy Simonis, ABB Food and Beverage
Gourmet food or haute cuisine is expected in high-end restaurants.Recently this style of cuisine has started to feed into daily cuisine choices, with more processed foods going gourmet. This article explains how manufacturers can get on board with this new trend.

Industrial Internet Consortium announces IIC Accelerator Program
September 12, 2019

Industrial Internet Consortium announces IIC Accelerator Program

The IIC Accelerator Program encompasses several initiatives for users of IoT technology who want to discuss challenges with their peers, get advice from IIC experts, or seek guidance to solve complex technical problems.

Novotechnik introduces Vert-X 05E Series of magnetic rotary position sensors
September 12, 2019

Novotechnik introduces Vert-X 05E Series of magnetic rotary position sensors

The sensors are touchless magnetic angle sensors with a permanent magnet that can be secured to an application’s rotating shaft, so that there is no direct mechanical linkage between the shaft and the measuring system

AutomationDirect announces EchoPod and EchoTouch reflective ultrasonic liquid level sensors
September 12, 2019

AutomationDirect announces EchoPod and EchoTouch reflective ultrasonic liquid level sensors

These reflective level sensors are designed to replace ultrasonic sensors in condensation applications, and other float, conductance and pressure sensors that fail due to contact with dirty, sticky and scaling media in small, medium and large capacity tanks.

CIP Security for EtherNet/IP Illustrates Increased IT/OT Integration
September 11, 2019

CIP Security for EtherNet/IP Illustrates Increased IT/OT Integration

By Bill Lydon, Automation.com
Effective cybersecurity continues to get more complex for today’s manufacturing and process facilities, and many organizations are stepping up with solutions intended help these facilities to close the gaps.

Siemens announces Digital Transformation Awareness & Consulting CNC service and Brownfield Connectivity Services
September 11, 2019

Siemens announces Digital Transformation Awareness & Consulting CNC service and Brownfield Connectivity Services

Digital Transformation Awareness & Consulting CNC and Brownfield Connectivity Services are part of Digital Motion Control Services, which enable Siemens to support its customers on the path toward digitalization.

SignalFire Wireless Telemetry introduces DIN Gateway V2 900 mHz wireless gateway
September 11, 2019

SignalFire Wireless Telemetry introduces DIN Gateway V2 900 mHz wireless gateway

This gateway, designed for Class 1 Division 2 Groups C and D locations, supports wireless configuration up to 240 remote nodes at 3+ mile typical range and interfaces via RS-232 Modbus RTU or Modbus-TCP (Ethernet).

Columbia Machine introduces HL4200 high level palletizer with Smart Diagnostics
September 11, 2019

Columbia Machine introduces HL4200 high level palletizer with Smart Diagnostics

The HL4200 also features Columbia’s Smart Diagnostics for feedback related to fault detection and an optional video playback to assist the operator in identifying the cause of a machine stoppage.

Mobile Industrial Robots announces opening of larger New York facility
September 11, 2019

Mobile Industrial Robots announces opening of larger New York facility

Mobile Industrial Robots opened a two-building, 7376 sq. ft. office in Holbrook, New York, replacing the Danish company’s first international office, opened in the same city in 2016. It also includes MiR’s first showroom outside of the company’s headerquarters in Odense, designed to showcase its range of mobile robots and the various applications.

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Beckhoff Automation announces opening of Boston and Philadelphia area offices.
September 11, 2019

Beckhoff Automation announces opening of Boston and Philadelphia area offices.

Both locations will provide additional applications engineering, sales and training resources. Automation Technology showrooms at the two offices will also offer hands-on experiences with Beckhoff hardware and software for engineers and business leaders.