Industry News for Factory and Process Automation 

Claroty partners with Quann to create OT security solution for Singapore information infrastructure
September 20, 2017

Claroty partners with Quann to create OT security solution for Singapore information infrastructure

The partnership aligns with the Singapore Government’s vision to create a secure Smart Nation by securing control systems, which form the backbone of most of the CII, such as communications, power, water and transport in Singapore.

Endress+Hauser announces AdEdge Water Technologies has joined OEM Business Partner Program
September 20, 2017

Endress+Hauser announces AdEdge Water Technologies has joined OEM Business Partner Program

Endress+Hauser’s OEM Business Partner Program is a new concept designed to develop and enable a higher level and more strategic OEM customer relationship that is focused on tangible business results and people development.

Siemens and PAS Global announces partnership to enhance ICS cybersecurity
September 19, 2017

Siemens and PAS Global announces partnership to enhance ICS cybersecurity

Siemens, a global engineering and technology company, and PAS Global, a provider of industrial control system (ICS) cybersecurity solutions, announced an agreement to provide fleet-wide, real time monitoring for control systems.

CODESYS announces CODESYS-compatible SoftPLC for open Linux device platforms
September 18, 2017

CODESYS announces CODESYS-compatible SoftPLC for open Linux device platforms

As of now, SoftPLC systems for the device platforms PFC 100 from WAGO and SIMATIC IOT2000 from Siemens are also available. Both systems are based on an open Linux operating system and are designed to work in industrial environments.

September 18, 2017

Navigator Group announces intent to acquire Sapal engineering company

With the takeover by the Navigator Group, some 80 employees will have a long-term perspective in the focused development of an independently operating unit.

Dataforth earns ISO 9001:2015 certification for Quality Management System
September 18, 2017

Dataforth earns ISO 9001:2015 certification for Quality Management System

The certification scope covers the “design and manufacture of signal conditioning, data acquisition and data communications devices.”

Precision Drive Systems announces Bob Barone as company vice president
September 15, 2017

Precision Drive Systems announces Bob Barone as company vice president

With his diverse application experience, Bob will focus on opening up new markets for the extensive line of PDS products.

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Robotic Industries Association announces addition of first Chinese member
September 15, 2017

Robotic Industries Association announces addition of first Chinese member

As part of the RIA network, SIASUN will gain connections to members, potential partners and staff; learn about new technologies; and have access to support in North America.

Turck introduces Harness and Cable Assembly Solutions team
September 15, 2017

Turck introduces Harness and Cable Assembly Solutions team

Turck’s harness and cable assembly capabilities include automated strip crimping, hot stamping, looming, termination of industry standard connectors, and potting. The team also provides a wide range of services including bonded inventory, Kan-Ban, overmolded cordset options, PPAP, and kitting.

ISA announces release of Safety Instrumented System Design: Techniques and Design Verification book
September 14, 2017

ISA announces release of Safety Instrumented System Design: Techniques and Design Verification book

Starting with a description of the entire SLC process, the authors illustrate the advantages and importance of performance-based design, from conceptual design to design verification.

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SureWerx announces expansion to the US as SureWerx USA
September 14, 2017

SureWerx announces expansion to the US as SureWerx USA

By integrating and merging subsidiaries American Forge & Foundry Inc. and Sellstrom Manufacturing Co. based in Elgin, Illinois, SureWerx USA Inc. (the new name of the merged company) will be conducting all US operations for the SureWerx brands from one central location.

Wibu-Systems announces status as Dell IoT Solutions Partner
September 14, 2017

Wibu-Systems announces status as Dell IoT Solutions Partner

Through this partnership, Dell customers can deploy Wibu-Systems IP protection and IoT software licensing and license tracking solution on their Dell Edge Gateway 5000 Series and Embedded Box PC 3000 and 5000 Series systems.

Murray State University wins top prize in the Fluke Pressure Calibration Grant Program
September 13, 2017

Murray State University wins top prize in the Fluke Pressure Calibration Grant Program

The school will receive three Fluke 729 Automatic Pressure Calibrators, worth $24,000, for use in its industrial instrumentation laboratories.

HELUKABEL opens subsidiaries in Mexico and Brazil
September 13, 2017

HELUKABEL opens subsidiaries in Mexico and Brazil

The subsidiaries in Brazil and Mexico are located in the industrial heartlands of their respective countries, where numerous global companies have already set up operations.

United Electric Controls announces new facility for Precision Sensors Division
September 12, 2017

United Electric Controls announces new facility for Precision Sensors Division

Precision Sensors provides custom control, monitoring and alarm technology to support critical functions and is experiencing heightened demand across its product lines.

Mitsubishi Electric partners with Bimba Manufacturing to build electric motion solution
September 12, 2017

Mitsubishi Electric partners with Bimba Manufacturing to build electric motion solution

This arrangement brings together Mitsubishi Electric’s servo motors and control products with Bimba’s electric mechanical actuators.

QA Graphics helps provide 2D floor plan graphics for Centennial Controls
September 12, 2017

QA Graphics helps provide 2D floor plan graphics for Centennial Controls

Centennial Controls looked to QA Graphics to develop 2D floor plan graphics with and without ductwork. This allows them to map room temperatures, alarms, CO2, or humidity measurements for example.

Phoenix Contact announces series of PROFINET one-day training workshops
September 11, 2017

Phoenix Contact announces series of PROFINET one-day training workshops

Phoenix Contact, Renesas, and Siemens will host several one-day training workshops where attendees will have the opportunity to create a PROFINET device in less than three hours with the Renesas TPS-1

Rockwell Automation announces CEO Blake Moret as Chairman of company board of directors
September 11, 2017

Rockwell Automation announces CEO Blake Moret as Chairman of company board of directors

Moret, 54, succeeds Keith D. Nosbusch, who has served as chairman since 2005 and remains as a director. The company will continue to have an independent lead director.

Inductive Automation announces Miller Eads as Premier Integrator
September 08, 2017

Inductive Automation announces Miller Eads as Premier Integrator

Miller Eads is a system integrator providing a variety of specialized electrical services to diverse clients. The company has completed thousands of community projects of every size and scope.