Industry News for Factory and Process Automation 

National Tooling and Machining Association announces Roger Atkins as President
January 17, 2020

National Tooling and Machining Association announces Roger Atkins as President

He previously held every officer position for NTMA at the national level, including serving as NTMA Chairman in 2012, and served in every officer position in the Houston, Texas NTMA chapter.

Netwrix announces 7 IT trend predictions for 2020
January 16, 2020

Netwrix announces 7 IT trend predictions for 2020

Netwrix experts predict that the three main challenges for organizations will be targeted ransomware, attacks on AI-based solutions and data privacy challenges. According to Netwrix, organizations will also need to satisfy data access requests, increase cybersecurity awareness, deal with IT skills shortage and justify security investments.

AInnovation earns top ranking in Multiple Object Tracking (MOT) Challenge
January 16, 2020

AInnovation earns top ranking in Multiple Object Tracking (MOT) Challenge

AInnovation, dedicated to bringing AI to the industries of manufacturing, retail and finance, deploys various CV and other algorithms to its ManuVision platform, based on which, the Quality Assurance all-in-one Machines are provided to a range of customers in different industries like garment, motor, consumer electronics, helping to identify defective products. It

ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance announces 23 organizations as new members heading into 2020
January 16, 2020

ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance announces 23 organizations as new members heading into 2020

ISAGCA is organized into four general focus areas for cybersecurity including: Awareness & Outreach; Compliance & Prevention; Education & Training; and Advocacy & Adoption.

Rotork actuators help German town enhance water delivery
January 15, 2020

Rotork actuators help German town enhance water delivery

Stadtwerke Lohr am Main has been supplied with 39 GT pneumatic piston actuators and 13 CK modular electric actuators to be used at two municipal water works which supply the town of Lohr am Main, in Bavaria, and surrounding areas.

Tripwire joins ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance; releases Industrial Appliance line of cybersecurity hardware
January 15, 2020

Tripwire joins ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance; releases Industrial Appliance line of cybersecurity hardware

Tripwire’s Industrial Appliance provides industrial organizations a one-box solution for gaining visibility into their operational technology (OT) networks through a passive asset discovery approach.

StratEdge announces Reginald (Regi) Nocom joins company as process engineer
January 14, 2020

StratEdge announces Reginald (Regi) Nocom joins company as process engineer

Nocom comes to StratEdge from Samtec, where he served as a research and development process engineer. He is certified in Six Sigma Green Belt training, has 5S and RETC semiconductor training, and has developed numerous manufacturing tools and processes.

Universal Robots announces "National Cobot Awareness Month" for January
January 13, 2020

Universal Robots announces "National Cobot Awareness Month" for January

UR cobots allow employees to move from repetitive, low-value tasks to higher-value activities that increase productivity and quality as well as work conditions.

Critical Manufacturing partners with HCL Technologies to support MES clients
January 13, 2020

Critical Manufacturing partners with HCL Technologies to support MES clients

The partnership involves Critical Manufacturing’s Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) customers in the complex manufacturing for hi-tech, semiconductor, and medical device manufacturing industries.

Volaris Group announces acquisition of Tribute Software
January 10, 2020

Volaris Group announces acquisition of Tribute Software

Based in Hudson, Ohio, Tribute Software provides integrated ERP software solutions. Tribute systems power millions of dollars in transactions every month and supply thousands of users with critical information.

National Inventors Hall of Fame announces 2020 inductees
January 10, 2020

National Inventors Hall of Fame announces 2020 inductees

These innovators, whose landmark inventions range from the hard hat to the sports bra, will be celebrated as the newest class of Inductees during the NIHF Induction Ceremony.

Precision Drive Systems announces new Predictive Spindle Maintenance Program
January 09, 2020

Precision Drive Systems announces new Predictive Spindle Maintenance Program

PDS also offers a quarterly service where PDS technicians visit the customer’s shop and attach portable wireless sensors to the machine for a quick glimpse at the spindle’s health.

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CIMdata releases eBook on CGTech's VERICUT manufacturing program verification solution suite
January 09, 2020

CIMdata releases eBook on CGTech's VERICUT manufacturing program verification solution suite

Since 1990, CIMdata has provided coverage of the CAM and Digital Manufacturing software market spaces. This is eBook on CGTech's manufacturing program verification and optimization solution suite

Tompkins Robotics to help Nordstrom enhance distribution operations
January 09, 2020

Tompkins Robotics to help Nordstrom enhance distribution operations

Nordstrom is utilizing Tompkins Robotics’ t-Sort system to handle unit and item sortation of e-commerce and store fulfillment orders as well as the provider’s larger t-Sort Plus robots for parcel and carton shipping sortation to outbound carriers and modes.

Cisco's Catalyst IE3x00 Rugged Series switch earns 2019 exida Cyber Award
January 08, 2020

Cisco's Catalyst IE3x00 Rugged Series switch earns 2019 exida Cyber Award

The exida Cyber Awards honor exida-certified products and processes that best demonstrate new and innovative work in the realm of automation cybersecurity. exida found the Catalyst IE3x00 demonstrated considerable security and resilience according to the IEC 62443-4-1 cybersecurity standard.

Nozomi Networks announces Cisco Compatible certification for Guardian cyber security solution
January 07, 2020

Nozomi Networks announces Cisco Compatible certification for Guardian cyber security solution

This latest Cisco integration provides visibility into OT and IoT assets so IT teams can holistically secure ubiquitous access, streamline connectivity, and ensure they apply security best practices across all their networks.

International Federation of Robotics announces Steven Wyatt as President
January 07, 2020

International Federation of Robotics announces Steven Wyatt as President

The IFR President, Steven Wyatt, has a decade of international experience gained in the flexible automation industry. He is currently global Head of Portfolio and Digital for ABB’s Robotics & Discrete Automation business.

NK Technologies announces Motors and Pumps Tech Guide
January 07, 2020

NK Technologies announces Motors and Pumps Tech Guide

The handbook is resource for learning the basics about current sensing theory, current transducers and switches, and choosing a solution for an application.

Siemens announces partnership with Arm to to help automakers deliver electronic design and automotive solutions
January 07, 2020

Siemens announces partnership with Arm to to help automakers deliver electronic design and automotive solutions

This partnership was formed to address the challenges facing the industry in developing platforms to realize active-safety, advanced driver assistance, in-vehicle infotainment, digital cockpits, vehicle-to-vehicle/vehicle-to-infrastructure and self-driving vehicles.

AddUp and Oak ORNL announce collaboration to advance metal additive manufacturing tooling applications
January 06, 2020

AddUp and Oak ORNL announce collaboration to advance metal additive manufacturing tooling applications

A $2.7 million cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) between AddUp Group, a global machine and solutions provider for metal additive manufacturing (AM), and the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) aims to advance laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) technology for the manufacturing of metal molds with complex geometries for the tooling industry.