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IFR Report: Korea hits record 300,000 industrial robots
December 12, 2019

IFR Report: Korea hits record 300,000 industrial robots

Within five years, the country has doubled its number of industrial robots. Following Japan and China, the country ranked third in 2018. But the dynamics of robot installations has decreased in recent years and for 2019 a continued decrease is expected.

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Senseye partners with ATS Global to accelerate smart factory strategies
December 12, 2019

Senseye partners with ATS Global to accelerate smart factory strategies

ATS will support Senseye's clients with the design, implementation, or integration of automated machine data systems such as historians or manufacturing execution systems with its predictive maintenance software suite, Senseye PdM.

Industrial Internet Consortium and oneM2M release whitepaper on Advancing the Industrial Internet of Things
December 12, 2019

Industrial Internet Consortium and oneM2M release whitepaper on Advancing the Industrial Internet of Things

The joint whitepaper, “Advancing the Industrial Internet of Things,” written by the IIC and oneM2M, demonstrates how these two IoT organizations are working together to advance the IIoT and digital transformation, through the creation of an interoperable, flexible and efficient IIoT ecosystem.

ARC Advisory Group Report: ABB leads DCS market for 20th consecutive year
December 12, 2019

ARC Advisory Group Report: ABB leads DCS market for 20th consecutive year

According to the report, ABB’s presence in many end-user industries was a major factor in this success. The DCS market saw its main growth in oil & gas, chemicals and refining, where also ABB has a strong footprint.

Association for Advancing Automation Report: North American machine vision market down in 2019
December 11, 2019

Association for Advancing Automation Report: North American machine vision market down in 2019

Machine vision systems saw a decrease of 2% year over year, at $599.9 million. This category includes smart cameras and application specific machine vision (ASMV) systems. The machine vision components market (cameras, lighting, optics, imaging boards, and software) dipped 4% to $92.1 million in the same time. Total machine vision financial transactions fell 2% to $694.1 million.

Zigbee Alliance announces IKEA as member of Board of Directors
December 11, 2019

Zigbee Alliance announces IKEA as member of Board of Directors

This decision validates the IKEA’s commitment to universal open IoT standards for its smart home product offerings and complements IKEA’s overarching vision to create a better life at home for as many people as possible.

NUM announces opening of Indian office
December 11, 2019

NUM announces opening of Indian office

NUM AG has opened a branch in Bangalore in November 2019. With this expansion in Asia, the international company with headquarters in Teufen, Switzerland, intends to reinforce its position in the field of CNC controls.

Valcor Engineering announces solar energy effort to enhance environmental protection
December 11, 2019

Valcor Engineering announces solar energy effort to enhance environmental protection

Their most recent endeavor involves the installation of 2,194 solar panels on the building’s recently replaced roof.

Microchip Technology announces Early Access Program for PolarFire system-on-chip field programmable gate array
December 11, 2019

Microchip Technology announces Early Access Program for PolarFire system-on-chip field programmable gate array

The platform offers the a hardened real-time, Linux capable, RISC-V-based microprocessor subsystem on the mid-range PolarFire FPGA family, bringing class-leading low power consumption, thermal efficiency and defense grade security to embedded systems.

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exida announces Honeywell's ControlEdge PLC as winner of 2019 Exida Cyber Award
December 11, 2019

exida announces Honeywell's ControlEdge PLC as winner of 2019 Exida Cyber Award

The ControlEdge Safety PLC was chosen as the winner in the Embedded Device category due to many problem-solving capabilities while demonstrating security and resilience.

Creoptix announces appointment of Line Stigen Raquet as Chief Executive Officer
December 10, 2019

Creoptix announces appointment of Line Stigen Raquet as Chief Executive Officer

Line Stigen Raquet joins Creoptix from Mettler Toledo, where she has most recently served as Vice President of Business Development Life Sciences.

B&R and ABB announce integration of robotics and automation solutions
December 09, 2019

B&R and ABB announce integration of robotics and automation solutions

With the ability to offer machine flexibility and precision, merging robotics with machine control into one unified architecture will enable manufacturers to embrace the trend of mass customization and optimize their lot size one processes.

Sager Electronics announces UL508A certification of Power Solutions Center in Texas
December 09, 2019

Sager Electronics announces UL508A certification of Power Solutions Center in Texas

UL 508A certification is an industrial control panel directive certifying an assembly meets the standards of electrical inspection.

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Seeq announces achievement of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Industrial Software Competency status
December 06, 2019

Seeq announces achievement of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Industrial Software Competency status

To receive the AWS Industrial Software Competency designation, APN Partners undergo rigorous AWS technical validation related to industry specific technology as well as an assessment of the security, performance, and reliability of their solute

Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol and Callisto Integration announce strategic partnership
December 05, 2019

Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol and Callisto Integration announce strategic partnership

Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol and Callisto work with each manufacturing customer to deliver initial solutions that have tangible results, and then collect more data from more sources, provide more insight and analysis, roll out to more manufacturing lines and plants, and provide a roadmap to a full manufacturing execution system for true automation.

ST Robotics providing hands-on robotics training to university students
December 04, 2019

ST Robotics providing hands-on robotics training to university students

More than 30 other educational institutions have benefited from ST Robotics’ systems. These include: MIT, Cambridge University, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Lyon, Newcastle University Australia, National Autonomous University of Mexico, University of Antwerp, St Andrews University, and Queens University Belfast, and the University of Waterloo.

Senet announces partnership with Zenseio
December 04, 2019

Senet announces partnership with Zenseio

Senet has certified the Zenseio LSMP2 - Professional Multi-purpose Telemetry Station, providing the agriculture market with a pre-integrated, network-tested solution designed to modernize how soil conditions, water usage, weather conditions, and other parameters are monitored.

Arena Solutions announces strategic partnership with PRG
December 04, 2019

Arena Solutions announces strategic partnership with PRG

This deepened strategic partnership expands PRG’s services for Arena customers that desire assistance or simply have limited internal resources. These services enable companies to optimize product development, establish quality systems, and design for manufacturing, then establish strong supply chains and transition to manufacturing.

Genius Garage announces slot car STEM program in Detroit
December 03, 2019

Genius Garage announces slot car STEM program in Detroit

Applicants must write a minimum one-page paper as to why they like cars and racing and what they think they will learn from the program that will be meaningful to their lives. Also, why they would be a good person to be accepted into this Genius Garage program.

Tenable announces acquisition of Indegy
December 03, 2019

Tenable announces acquisition of Indegy

The Indegy Industrial Cybersecurity Suite integration with Tenable.sc, for on-prem vulnerability management, is available today. The Indegy integration with Tenable.io, for cloud-based vulnerability management, and Tenable Lumin will be available in the first half of 2020.