Industry News for Factory and Process Automation 

HEIDENHAIN introduces HIT 3.0 online CNC controls learning program
October 18, 2018

HEIDENHAIN introduces HIT 3.0 online CNC controls learning program

Replacing HIT 2.0, this online training program is launching a revised 3-axis machining learning program. With the new guided programming function, the user is able to gain realistic practice with Klartext programing and DIN/ISO programming within the learning packet.

Industrial Internet Consortium announces IIC Resource Hub
October 18, 2018

Industrial Internet Consortium announces IIC Resource Hub

The IIC Resource Hub references IIC resources including knowledge and expertise from IIC foundational documents, testbed insights, toolkits, demos and relationships with global standards and industry groups, and also provides actionable intelligence.

EdgeX Foundry announces EdgeX-enabled developer kits
October 18, 2018

EdgeX Foundry announces EdgeX-enabled developer kits

There will be two different kinds of dev kits - community and commercial. For options in the community track, the bill of materials will be purchased independently online, the code will be downloaded straight from a special repository on the project GitHub, and questions will be answered through forums like the EdgeX Rocket Chat.

Hong Kong Polytechnic University develop WiseEye intelligent fabric defect detection system
October 18, 2018

Hong Kong Polytechnic University develop WiseEye intelligent fabric defect detection system

Supported by AI-based machine-vision technology, the novel “WiseEye” can be installed in a weaving machine to help fabric manufacturers to detect defects in the production process.

IFR Report: Service Robot sales up 39 percent in 2018
October 18, 2018

IFR Report: Service Robot sales up 39 percent in 2018

The total number sold in this robot category rose by 85 percent (2017). Logistic systems show the strongest demand, accounting for 63 percent of the total units and 36 percent of the total sales (in value) of professional service robots. Prospects for service robots remain positive, as it is also a primary field for start-ups.

Bentley Systems releases iModel.js open-source library
October 17, 2018

Bentley Systems releases iModel.js open-source library

The iModel.js library is a collection of JavaScript packages that build on standards for modern cloud and web development.

ABB to help electrify Indian railways
October 17, 2018

ABB to help electrify Indian railways

The project is part of the 'Mission Electrification' initiative of the Indian Railways, which aims to convert an additional 24,000 kilometers of railways from fossil fuel to electrification.

Universal Robots' UR5e cobot to ring closing bell for New York Stock Exchange
October 16, 2018

Universal Robots' UR5e cobot to ring closing bell for New York Stock Exchange

The bell ringer, Universal Robots’ UR5e, is a collaborative robot – or cobot – able to work alongside people with no safety guarding, giving watchers worldwide the opportunity to see just how cobots interact with humans.

Atos and Bentley Systems announce strategic partnership
October 16, 2018

Atos and Bentley Systems announce strategic partnership

The companies intend to offer a solution to create and operate digital twins on behalf of industry and infrastructure asset owners.

Rockwell Automation launches State of the Industry: Your Guide to the Future of Smart Manufacturing podcast
October 15, 2018

Rockwell Automation launches State of the Industry: Your Guide to the Future of Smart Manufacturing podcast

The podcast discusses a range of topics with business and academia thought leaders – from how industrial technologies, such as blockchain, will transform supply chains to how academic and business partnerships address workforce and upskilling challenges.

Eaton announces expansion of cybersecurity program
October 12, 2018

Eaton announces expansion of cybersecurity program

Eaton is expanding its collaboration with global safety science organization UL to continue establishing measurable cybersecurity criteria for network-connected power management products and systems.

ODVA announces Honeywell as a principal member of ODVA
October 12, 2018

ODVA announces Honeywell as a principal member of ODVA

The primary focus of Honeywell’s activities in ODVA will be through Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS), part of Honeywell’s Performance Materials and Technologies strategic business group.

exida releases Implementing IEC 62443: A Pragmatic Approach to Cybersecurity book
October 11, 2018

exida releases Implementing IEC 62443: A Pragmatic Approach to Cybersecurity book

This perspective is intended to help busy industry professionals get up to speed on the safety and cybersecurity lifecycle, keeping their facility safe from devastating cyberattacks using a straightforward, practical approach.

AVEVA announces “AVEVA Action for Good” program
October 11, 2018

AVEVA announces “AVEVA Action for Good” program

As part of AVEVA’s commitment to this initiative, the company has pledged 1% of profit after tax to support employee-led programs, initiatives and causes.

Tesco Controls to join Water Design-Build Council
October 10, 2018

Tesco Controls to join Water Design-Build Council

This marks the first time the WDBC has invited a system integrator to join the Council. Representing TESCO as an allied member on the WDBC Board of Directors is Brian Adams, P.E., Director of Design-Build Projects.

AVEVA helps Anglian Water enhance smart leak detection
October 10, 2018

AVEVA helps Anglian Water enhance smart leak detection

As a web-based solution that leverages the Industrial Internet of Things, data can be extracted from any water network distribution or maintenance-related data source.

exida announces National Instruments as winner of 2018 exida Safety Award
October 09, 2018

exida announces National Instruments as winner of 2018 exida Safety Award

The exida Safety Awards honor exida-certified products or processes that best demonstrate new and innovative work in the realm of functional safety and cybersecurity, which improves the application of IEC 61508 or IEC 62443.

Honeywell to help modernize Austrian paper plant
October 09, 2018

Honeywell to help modernize Austrian paper plant

The mill – where paper has been made for more than four centuries – makes 980,000 tons of multicoated paper per year for publications around the world. Honeywell will implement a range of upgrades that include server virtualization, process visualization and cybersecurity solutions.

ABB announces new Indoniesian manufacturing facility
October 09, 2018

ABB announces new Indoniesian manufacturing facility

The unit is the fourth manufacturing facility that ABB has set up in the country during the last three years as part of a $30 million investment plan. The other units manufacture high-voltage air-insulated switchgear, low-voltage, and medium-voltage switchgear.

LNS Survey: Industrial companies using safety to increase profitability
October 08, 2018

LNS Survey: Industrial companies using safety to increase profitability

75 percent of industrial companies said they have seen operational improvements resulting from the use of advanced safety technology. Similarly, 60 percent of respondents said they have seen financial improvements resulting from the use of advanced safety technology.