Industry News for Factory and Process Automation 

Precision Metalforming Association announces Troy Roberts, of Qualtek Manufacturing, as chairman of the PMA Board of Directors
March 22, 2019

Precision Metalforming Association announces Troy Roberts, of Qualtek Manufacturing, as chairman of the PMA Board of Directors

Roberts said that as Chair he will focus on workforce development, and specifically better defining PMA’s role in this challenging landscape so that the association's array of services and advocacy efforts can better address this growing challenge.

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Siemens announces acquisition of Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (NVH) quality testing business of Saab Medav
March 22, 2019

Siemens announces acquisition of Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (NVH) quality testing business of Saab Medav

The NVH quality testing solutions offered by Saab Medav are in the domain of end-of-line quality testing of combustion engines, transmissions, electric motors and motor driven components and systems.

ISA Security Compliance Institute announces Johnson Controls as strategic level member
March 21, 2019

ISA Security Compliance Institute announces Johnson Controls as strategic level member

As a strategic level member of ISASecure, Johnson Controls joins thought leaders who are taking action to secure automation and control systems around the world, including support for product conformity assessment to ISA/IEC 62443 standards.

maxon motors announces opening of Massachusetts manufacturing facility
March 20, 2019

maxon motors announces opening of Massachusetts manufacturing facility

The building will provide design engineering and production operations, advancing maxon precision motors presence and capabilities in North America.

Automate 2019 announces Automation Works! Day to help fill open manufacturing jobs
March 20, 2019

Automate 2019 announces Automation Works! Day to help fill open manufacturing jobs

Activities on April 11, the last day of the event, will include theater sessions focused on working in automation, culminating in a networking session from 12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., for job seekers to connect with exhibitors who are specifically looking for new employees. Registration for the show floor and the Automation Works! day activities is free.

Epsilon to help Bangladeshi ICT company enhance global connectivity
March 19, 2019

Epsilon to help Bangladeshi ICT company enhance global connectivity

aamra can now use the Infiny by Epsilon on-demand connectivity platform to directly access a global ecosystem of Internet Exchanges (IX).

Schneider Electric partners with Vericlave to enhance cybersecurity solutions
March 18, 2019

Schneider Electric partners with Vericlave to enhance cybersecurity solutions

The partnership combines Vericlave’s technology with Schneider Electric’s EcoStructure architecture and platform to provide a multi-layered approach that includes cybersecurity solutions, services and expertise to help industrial organizations secure their operations and strengthen their cyber posture.

Rhenus Group announces acquisition of Rodair
March 18, 2019

Rhenus Group announces acquisition of Rodair

The core business activities at Rodair involve international freight forwarding, project logistics, courier, warehousing and distribution, 3PL services, and e-commerce solutions.

IHS Markit releases “Energy Efficiency in Industry” report
March 18, 2019

IHS Markit releases “Energy Efficiency in Industry” report

There are four of the key trends noted in the IHS Markit “Energy Efficiency in Industry” report, which includes industry case studies for smart metering, energy storage, motors, and switchgea

CMR Philippines to help Philippines cement company enhance power monitoring
March 18, 2019

CMR Philippines to help Philippines cement company enhance power monitoring

The scope of work at the Holcim Lugait cement works in Misamis Oriental in the Philippines, which currently produces 2.13 million tonnes of cement a year,covers the development, delivery, installation, testing and networking of the electrical installation for an upgrade of power monitoring capabilities.

Emerson earns ISASecure System Security Assurance (SSA) Level 1 cybersecurity certification
March 18, 2019

Emerson earns ISASecure System Security Assurance (SSA) Level 1 cybersecurity certification

This certification, for the company’s DeltaV distributed control system, is the latest step in Emerson’s commitment to provide secure digital transformation solutions for customers. ISASecure SSA Level 1 certification covers critical standards of the family of standards, ANSI/ISA 62443 (IEC 62443).

Applied Motion Products announces tools for Python language with its stepper and servo motors
March 15, 2019

Applied Motion Products announces tools for Python language with its stepper and servo motors

These new tools, including an application note and sample code, guide Python programmers in sending high-level motion commands, using Applied Motion’s Serial Command Language (SCL), to one or more axes of stepper and/or servo motors.

Brooks Instrument announces Eric Pipal as Vice President and General Manager
March 15, 2019

Brooks Instrument announces Eric Pipal as Vice President and General Manager

Pipal originally joined Brooks Instrument as an Operations Director in 2007. Since then, he’s held positions of increasing responsibility within the operations department prior to taking a customer-facing role as manager of the industrial business unit in 2015.

Ayehu announces launch of Automation Academy
March 15, 2019

Ayehu announces launch of Automation Academy

Ayehu’s Automation Academy demystifies automation and gives companies the power to transform, advance and compete in this new environment where traditional approaches to IT and business operations no longer suffice.

HANNOVER MESSE 2019 announces digital visitor-analysis service for exhibitors
March 14, 2019

HANNOVER MESSE 2019 announces digital visitor-analysis service for exhibitors

At this year's show, which runs from 1 to 5 April, visitors will for the first time be handed little Bluetooth tags along with their badges as they pass through the entry gates. The tags support anonymous analysis of visitor flows on the exhibition grounds and at individual stands. This kind of analysis is particularly useful for companies operating large or medium-size showcases

HMS Networks acquires majority of WEBfactory
March 13, 2019

HMS Networks acquires majority of WEBfactory

HMS has acquired 74.9% of all shares in WEBfactory. The remaining 25.1% is owned by CEO Bernhard Böhrer who also stays as managing director.

Automate announces seven Launch Pad Startup Competition finalists
March 13, 2019

Automate announces seven Launch Pad Startup Competition finalists

On April 10 at 3 p.m. in the “Win the Future” theater, the seven finalists will have five minutes to pitch their technology solution to a panel of judges comprised of industry leaders and investors.

Schneider Electric announces strategic partnership with Planon
March 13, 2019

Schneider Electric announces strategic partnership with Planon

The initial collaboration combines Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Building Advisor – a Building Management System (BMS) and agnostic advisory platform – which connects people and technology collaboratively – and Planon Universe – an integrated software platform to optimize real estate, workplace, and facility management services performances.

Seeq announces addition of 50 system integration partners to enhance process manufacturing coverage
March 12, 2019

Seeq announces addition of 50 system integration partners to enhance process manufacturing coverage

Partners have been selected and certified based upon their experience and understanding of how to apply Seeq across a variety of technology solutions

ISASecure Webinar: IEC-62443 - An Introduction to the Global Automation Cybersecurity Standard
March 12, 2019

ISASecure Webinar: IEC-62443 - An Introduction to the Global Automation Cybersecurity Standard

This webinar will introduce the various parts of IEC 62443 and explain applicability of each part using examples from the process industry, discrete manufacturing, building controls, and robotics. The certification infrastructure and process will also be presented.