Industry News for Factory and Process Automation 

Sectigo announces partnership with NetObjex to secure edge computing technology
July 19, 2019

Sectigo announces partnership with NetObjex to secure edge computing technology

The collaboration provides enterprises and manufacturers with a secured computing infrastructure that extends from IoT edge devices to the cloud and blockchain.

Sunnen Products announces partnership with Applied Nano Surfaces to advance friction and wear reduction technology
July 19, 2019

Sunnen Products announces partnership with Applied Nano Surfaces to advance friction and wear reduction technology

Triboconditioning is a combined mechano-chemical surface treatment process which uses a machining procedure to level off surface peaks and apply a friction- and wear-reducing compound to the component surface. Unlike spray coatings, the compound becomes an integrated part of the component structure at a nano level.

Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation (AMS) earns ISA Power Industry Division (POWID) Co-Facilities Award
July 19, 2019

Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation (AMS) earns ISA Power Industry Division (POWID) Co-Facilities Award

The award recognizes outstanding application of innovative control systems and/or instrumentation technology in the production of electric power.

ABB to introduce collaborative robots to medical laboratories at Texas healthcare hub
July 19, 2019

ABB to introduce collaborative robots to medical laboratories at Texas healthcare hub

A 20-strong team from ABB Robotics will work in the new 5,300 sq ft (500m2) research facility, which includes an automation laboratory and robot training facilities, as well as meeting spaces for co-developing solutions with innovation partners.

Stratus announces joining of The Open Group Open Process Automation Forum (OPAF)
July 18, 2019

Stratus announces joining of The Open Group Open Process Automation Forum (OPAF)

The group brings together global leaders from the process industries such as Chevron, ExxonMobil, and DuPont, as well as system integrators, suppliers, integrated distributed control system (DCS) vendors, academia and other standards organizations

ABB introduces ABB eFinder portal
July 18, 2019

ABB introduces ABB eFinder portal

The ABB eFinder portal works to simplify the process of locating inventory from ABB’s selection of products used for connection and transmission of electrical power.

July 17, 2019

Rockwell Automation to help Lonza digitize pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities

The Switzerland-based company, founded in 1897 with approximately 15,500 employees, chose Rockwell Automation’s PharmaSuite Manufacturing Execution System (MES) software to digitize the operations in their manufacturing environments

BelAZ and ZYFRA partner to jointly develop robotization technologies for the mining industry
July 17, 2019

BelAZ and ZYFRA partner to jointly develop robotization technologies for the mining industry

The strategic partnership agreement was signed on July 10 at the Innoprom-2019 international exhibition in Yekaterinburg by Petr Parkhomchik, CEO of BELAZ-HOLDING, and Igor Bogachev, CEO of ZYFRA.

Sesame Software partners with Snowflake to enhance integration/data warehouse solution
July 17, 2019

Sesame Software partners with Snowflake to enhance integration/data warehouse solution

Sesame Software looks to showcase all that Relational Junction can do to help companies more cost-effectively replicate, integrate and analyze huge volumes of data in near real-time.

The National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) announced Eaton's Molly Murphy as 2019 Women in Industry Trailblazer Award recipient
July 16, 2019

The National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) announced Eaton's Molly Murphy as 2019 Women in Industry Trailblazer Award recipient

The award honors Murphy for her outstanding and dedicated service to NAED, the Women in Industry group, and the electrical distribution industry at large. Murphy has contributed greatly to the group throughout her career by mentoring many women and presenting at NAED events.

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Eclipse Automation announces acquisition of Transmoduls
July 16, 2019

Eclipse Automation announces acquisition of Transmoduls

As Eclipse expands into central Europe, it will continue to build on its success formula of know-how, flexibility and a menu of responsive automation technology. Transmoduls Ltd. will continue to operate under its own name and branding will remain with Eclipse Automation.

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Westfalia Technologies releases 'Justifying the Cost of Your Automation Project' white paper
July 16, 2019

Westfalia Technologies releases 'Justifying the Cost of Your Automation Project' white paper

Westfalia suggests by using automation, warehouses can make better use of cube space and reduce overall building footprint, leading to increased productivity.

ASM Assembly Systems announces partnership with Delphi Technologies to advance integrated smart factory solutions
July 15, 2019

ASM Assembly Systems announces partnership with Delphi Technologies to advance integrated smart factory solutions

ASM, one of the electronics industry’s digital transformation partners, will take the lead by supplying production line and factory solutions with open protocols as well as solutions for total data and process integration to electronics manufacturers worldwide on all levels of their manufacturing operations.

Rotork to help Malaysian petroleum company enhance actuator control
July 15, 2019

Rotork to help Malaysian petroleum company enhance actuator control

Rotork’s IQ3 actuators will be used to control the flow of the products on to carriers which use a deepwater jetty with depths up to 24 metres to carry products to the two sites, and will also ensure the isolation of the hydrocarbon products to prevent contamination.

Electromate announces third certification as Great Place to Work
July 15, 2019

Electromate announces third certification as Great Place to Work

The list of Great Places to Workis based on direct feedback from employees of hundreds of organizations that were surveyed by Great Place to Work®.

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AspenTech announces acquisition of Mnubo
July 12, 2019

AspenTech announces acquisition of Mnubo

These acquisitions are intended to enable AspenTech to accelerate the distribution of embedded AI in both its existing and future solutions.

Universal mCloud announces acquisition of Fulcrum Automation Technologies
July 12, 2019

Universal mCloud announces acquisition of Fulcrum Automation Technologies

The transaction remains subject to the final approval of the TSX Venture Exchange (the "TSXV"). mCloud received conditional approval for the transaction from the TSXV on June 10, 2019.

Transportation Research Center announces SMARTCenter automated vehicle testing facility in Ohio
July 11, 2019

Transportation Research Center announces SMARTCenter automated vehicle testing facility in Ohio

The SMARTCenter gives transportation innovators opportunities to test automotive and mobility technologies in a safe, secure and repeatable real-world environment before the vehicles are deployed on public roads and highways.

Mallard Manufacturing announces opening of Iowa carton flow rack production facility
July 11, 2019

Mallard Manufacturing announces opening of Iowa carton flow rack production facility

All six types of Mallard carton flow will be produced in the Iowa facility. The style selected by customers is mostly dependent upon the size and style of inventory that will be stored in the flow system.

ISA announces creation of ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance
July 10, 2019

ISA announces creation of ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance

The ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance will bring together a global group of stakeholders from end-user companies, control system vendors, IT and OT infrastructure providers, system integrators, and others affiliated with global industry to benefit everyone, especially the communities in which we operate and serve.