Industry News for Factory and Process Automation 

ISA announces Fundamentals of Industrial Process Measurement & Control (FG05M) now available in modular format
June 22, 2017

ISA announces Fundamentals of Industrial Process Measurement & Control (FG05M) now available in modular format

FG05M, an overview course that provides technicians, engineers and managers the basic understanding of industrial process measurement and control and a foundation for communicating with other control systems professionals, is now offered in a training format that delivers the same valuable information in small, computer-based chunks.

Hexagon announces 90 million EUR investment in Chinese smart factory
June 21, 2017

Hexagon announces 90 million EUR investment in Chinese smart factory

Construction will be managed using Hexagon’s own enterprise construction solution, HxGN SMART Build, and is slated to begin this year, with completion targeted for 2020.

Exele and Benchmark Software announce partnership for SCADA Alarm Notification
June 21, 2017

Exele and Benchmark Software announce partnership for SCADA Alarm Notification

The result is intended to be a SCADA alarm notification and management solution with minimal development and configuration time.

Rockwell Automation and ManpowerGroup announce partnership to bring veterans into manufacturing
June 20, 2017

Rockwell Automation and ManpowerGroup announce partnership to bring veterans into manufacturing

A partnership announced between Rockwell Automation and ManpowerGroup will upskill 1,000 veterans per year by 2018, investing in the future workforce and creating a pool of certified talent for in-demand advanced manufacturing roles across the United States.

Yaskawa Motoman announces Jorge Cosio as General Manager of Yaskawa Mexico
June 20, 2017

Yaskawa Motoman announces Jorge Cosio as General Manager of Yaskawa Mexico

In this position, Cosio will be responsible for the company’s strategic direction and sales growth in Mexico. Additionally, he will be responsible for the operation of Yaskawa’s three facilities located in Mexico (Aguascalientes, Apodaca and Queretaro).

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GE introduces multiple integrated productivity solutions at Minds + Machines Europe
June 20, 2017

GE introduces multiple integrated productivity solutions at Minds + Machines Europe

The event outlined GE's intended path to greater productivity for customers who take advantage of advances in the company’s Asset Performance Management (APM) and ServiceMax industrial applications, powered by Predix, GE’s platform for the Industrial Internet.

Flow-Cal announces Michael Squyres appointment as president of 2017 ASGMT Board of Directors
June 20, 2017

Flow-Cal announces Michael Squyres appointment as president of 2017 ASGMT Board of Directors

ASGMT is the largest gas measurement school in the United States devoted to natural gas and natural gas liquid measurement, pressure regulation, flow control and other measurement related arenas.

Panacea Technologies introduces Panacea Update Manager
June 19, 2017

Panacea Technologies introduces Panacea Update Manager

Panacea Update Manager automates the process of deploying Microsoft patches on industrial networks by allowing only automation vendor approved patches to be deployed on the appropriate computers.

MCAA Market Forecast Projects Industry to be worth $14 Billion by 2021
June 19, 2017

MCAA Market Forecast Projects Industry to be worth $14 Billion by 2021

The 2016 Process Instrumentation and Automation market in the United States, valued at $11.7 Billion, is projected to grow 3.6 percent by 2021 to a total of $14 Billion.

ABB's Yumi collaborative robot rings NASDAQ opening bell
June 16, 2017

ABB's Yumi collaborative robot rings NASDAQ opening bell

YuMi was a guest of ROBO Global LLC, which offers The ROBO Global Robotics and Automation Index Series, the index series to track the global robotics and automation market.

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Honeywell announces agreement to purchase Nextnine
June 16, 2017

Honeywell announces agreement to purchase Nextnine

The addition of Nextnine’s security solutions and secure remote service capabilities will enhance the Company’s existing range of cyber security technologies.

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Meyer Industries announces acquisition by Precision, Inc.
June 16, 2017

Meyer Industries announces acquisition by Precision, Inc.

The acquisition will better serve the needs of Meyer Industries’ customer-base by providing a larger platform of research, engineering and manufacturing resources

ABB announces opening of Swiss UPS test facility
June 15, 2017

ABB announces opening of Swiss UPS test facility

This capability will enhance ABB’s ability to address trends toward bigger, more power-hungry data centers and industrial plants that require ever-larger UPS systems.

Honeywell to build Singapore cyber security research and development lab
June 15, 2017

Honeywell to build Singapore cyber security research and development lab

The lab will be used for proprietary research and development of cyber security technologies and products, hands-on training and certifications, and testing and validation of industrial cyber security solutions.

Rockwell Automation releases Safety Maturity Index for Machine Builders tool
June 15, 2017

Rockwell Automation releases Safety Maturity Index for Machine Builders tool

This tool provides a self-guided assessment for machine builders to measure their performance in the three pillars of industrial safety: culture (behavior), compliance (procedure) and capital (investment in contemporary technology).

Thomson collaborates with Geek Group Science Institute to develop Tesla Coil designs
June 15, 2017

Thomson collaborates with Geek Group Science Institute to develop Tesla Coil designs

An R&D program has been initiated there to discover new uses for the TC with help from a new automated process for winding coils.

Wireless Sensor Network for Building & Home Automation Market Overview
June 15, 2017

Wireless Sensor Network for Building & Home Automation Market Overview

Wireless Sensor Network for Building & Home Automation Market Viewed as Key For Successful Implementation of Smart Cities

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ABB announces installation of three YuMi robots at Netherlands production plant
June 14, 2017

ABB announces installation of three YuMi robots at Netherlands production plant

The collaborative dual arm robot solution is designed to ensure the safety of those around it and elevate the nature of work at the plant by performing repetitive tasks to perfection.

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Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence announces acquisition of FASys Industrie-EDV-Systeme GmbH
June 14, 2017

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence announces acquisition of FASys Industrie-EDV-Systeme GmbH

Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Cologne, Germany, FASys is a vendor of manufacturing software solutions, including DIN 4000/4003-based tool and resource management, and the integration of presetting and CNC machines (DNC).

ARC and SANS announce collaboration on Cybersecurity workforce education efforts
June 13, 2017

ARC and SANS announce collaboration on Cybersecurity workforce education efforts

The two organizations will work together to support cybersecurity workforce education and development for industry, energy, utilities, government, academia, and infrastructure.