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CAMI Research announces partnership with Doyle Manufacturing for plug and play Cable Eye Solutions
October 15, 2019

CAMI Research announces partnership with Doyle Manufacturing for plug and play Cable Eye Solutions

Effective immediately, Doyle will begin offering value added services to CableEye users, providing design and manufacture of single or multi-block panels that are 100% electrically tested by CableEye and include a detailed test report.

Mikrotron announces appointment of Dr. Thomas Dekorsy as Managing Director
October 07, 2019

Mikrotron announces appointment of Dr. Thomas Dekorsy as Managing Director

Dr. Dekorsy, who brings more than 30 years of executive level business experience within the electronics and automotive Industry to his new position, will provide worldwide leadership and development of Mikrotron's global business as the organization strives to meet its growth goals.

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Adesto partners with Microsoft to accelerate IoT solutions
October 03, 2019

Adesto partners with Microsoft to accelerate IoT solutions

Adesto’s SmartServer IoT is a multi-protocol industrial edge server with an open, extensible interface. It lets customers connect their industrial data to Microsoft Azure IoT to perform analytics on that data.

Sectigo releases series of educational resources on quantum computing
October 02, 2019

Sectigo releases series of educational resources on quantum computing

To help enterprises prepare for the implications of quantum computing, Sectigo, a commercial Certificate Authority (CA) and a provider of purpose-built and automated PKI management solutions, has created a broad set of 15 educational resources for security industry professionals in the form of a whitepaper, podcast episodes and transcriptions, and articles.

HMS Networks announces '5G: Is the Industry ready?' whitepaper
October 02, 2019

HMS Networks announces '5G: Is the Industry ready?' whitepaper

The whitepaper from HMS Networks provides an overview of the industry’s opinions towards 5G technology as an emerging trend and future standard in the manufacturing and industrial automation industry.

Rockwell Automation announces acquisition of MESTECH Services
October 02, 2019

Rockwell Automation announces acquisition of MESTECH Services

MESTECH offers technology consulting services, solutions design and deployment, support, plant asset management, and staffing solutions for discrete, hybrid, and process applications across multiple industries including Life Sciences and Automotive.

Indegy announces series of industrial cybersecurity videos in support of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
October 01, 2019

Indegy announces series of industrial cybersecurity videos in support of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Each week during the month of October, Indegy will release a new video with a security executive who will speak from the front lines of OT cyber security. They will share their insights on the new threats to critical infrastructure and the steps they are taking to own, secure and protect against them.

HARTING announces board member Uwe Graff leaving company
October 01, 2019

HARTING announces board member Uwe Graff leaving company

Gräff took up his initial managing director position at the Technology Group at the beginning of 2015 and joined the Group’s management board at the beginning of 2019.

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Ocean Data Systems signs technology agreement with Rockwell Automation to deliver FactoryTalk® connectivity in Dream Report
October 01, 2019

Ocean Data Systems signs technology agreement with Rockwell Automation to deliver FactoryTalk® connectivity in Dream Report

Dream Report 5.0 R2 delivers the first of several FactoryTalk® connectors enabling it to access historical data without the need for third-party interfaces such as OPC or ODBC.

Endress+Hauser partners with Deutsche Telekom to expand 5G ecosystem for industry
October 01, 2019

Endress+Hauser partners with Deutsche Telekom to expand 5G ecosystem for industry

The aim of the cooperation is to develop joint offers in the field of measurement and automation technology for the process industry. This involves the integration of measuring instruments and accessories into the next generation of mobile communication networks as well as digital services based on them.

Dukane announces acquisition of Aurizon
October 01, 2019

Dukane announces acquisition of Aurizon

This acquisition is intended to create synergies and opportunities for Dukane and Aurizon, allowing both companies to share their technical expertise in the hygiene, personal care, medical disposable and packaging industries.

Kaspersky Report: ICS Energy Sector faces increased pressure from cyberthreats
September 30, 2019

Kaspersky Report: ICS Energy Sector faces increased pressure from cyberthreats

Of the Kaspersky solutions installed on ICS computers, 41.6% experienced and blocked a cyber threat. The three main cyber threats detected in energy ICS environments included worms (7.1%), spyware (3.7%) and cryptocurrency miners (2.9%).

Festo's BionicOpter earns spot in Guinness Book of World Records
September 30, 2019

Festo's BionicOpter earns spot in Guinness Book of World Records

The BionicOpter, a flying object based on the dragonfly, was named there as the world record winner for biggest flying robotic insect.

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Collegiate Inventors Competition names 2019 finalists
September 27, 2019

Collegiate Inventors Competition names 2019 finalists

Established in 1990, the Collegiate Inventors Competition is a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame and is sponsored by the USPTO, Arrow Electronics (People’s Choice Award), Merck, Hologic and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

Report: Medical Device Manufacturers, Others Benefit from New Assembly Machines
September 27, 2019

Report: Medical Device Manufacturers, Others Benefit from New Assembly Machines

Because both manual and automated assembly lines improve productivity, efficiency and quality of manufacturing while reducing labor costs and cycle time, the market for new assembly machines is expected to grow 27% by 2025, according to recent research by Global Market Insights.

CNC Machines announces launch of 2019 CNC Machines Manufacturing Scholarship program
September 26, 2019

CNC Machines announces launch of 2019 CNC Machines Manufacturing Scholarship program

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must submit a 1000-1300-word essay via CNC Machines’ online form about why they chose to pursue a care in manufacturing; what they think can be done to attract younger generations to the field; as well as include information on their skills, goals and future plans.

Emerson awards two 2019 ASCO Engineering Scholarships at PACK EXPO
September 26, 2019

Emerson awards two 2019 ASCO Engineering Scholarships at PACK EXPO

Curtis and Ott each received a $5,000 scholarship at an awards ceremony held at PACK EXPO and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2019 in Las Vegas, produced by PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. Emerson also awarded two grants of $1,000 to benefit the engineering departments of MIT and Missouri S&T.

HighByte announces live beta program for HighByte Intelligence Hub
September 25, 2019

HighByte announces live beta program for HighByte Intelligence Hub

HighByte Intelligence Hub will be the company’s first product to market since incorporating in August 2018. HighByte launched the beta program as part of its Agile approach to software design and development.

Senseye partners with FANUC on FIELD system IIoT platform
September 25, 2019

Senseye partners with FANUC on FIELD system IIoT platform

Users of the FIELD system will be able to connect Senseye’s analytics and prognostic capabilities to their existing production data by requesting Senseye PdM from the FANUC App Store.

Eaton donates $2M to San Jacinto College's enter for Petrochemical, Energy, & Technology (CPET)
September 20, 2019

Eaton donates $2M to San Jacinto College's enter for Petrochemical, Energy, & Technology (CPET)

Eaton’s consulting, electrical design services and equipment donations helped San Jacinto create a hands-on environment and curriculum for students to study complex energy technologies and ultimately enter the regional workforce better prepared for success.