Industry News for Factory and Process Automation 

Conveyco Technologies releases Warehouse Automation Guide
June 22, 2018

Conveyco Technologies releases Warehouse Automation Guide

The 12,000 word guide covers such topics as automation trends, KPI’s, robotics, labor availability, efficiency, AS/RS, G2P, poly-bags, safety, system maintenance, and more.

ABB to help build Maharashtra, India digital substation
June 22, 2018

ABB to help build Maharashtra, India digital substation

ABB has received the order from the Engineering and Procurement Company (EPC) Stelmec Ltd. for this digital substation which will be operated by Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company Limited (MSETCL),

Integration Objects releases OPC UA Client Toolkit
June 22, 2018

Integration Objects releases OPC UA Client Toolkit

Integration Objects’ OPC UA .NET Client toolkit is a collection of libraries, classes and interfaces that allows programming of OPC UA Client applications using .NET framework

WERMA releases 'Signal Technology for Industry' guide
June 21, 2018

WERMA releases 'Signal Technology for Industry' guide

After a general introduction to the subject the reader is then given a detailed overview of the technicalities and functions of industrial signal devices. A detailed explanation of the different types of signals and their meaning together with the difference between the optical and audible signal devices is given.

Voith and Siemens partner to develop coupler condition monitoring solution
June 21, 2018

Voith and Siemens partner to develop coupler condition monitoring solution

The goal of the cooperation is a joint presentation of a preliminary solution at the Innotrans 2018 in Berlin, Germany. Both parties have shown the intention to further strengthen the cooperation by offering solutions for more Voith components on the Siemens Railigent application suite.

Bentley Systems announces acquisition of Synchro Software
June 21, 2018

Bentley Systems announces acquisition of Synchro Software

The acquisition is designed to broaden Bentley’s ProjectWise construction offerings—which includes ConstructSim, a 4D construction modeling in project delivery of industrial plants.

Industrial Internet Consortium releases 8th edition of Journal of Innovation
June 21, 2018

Industrial Internet Consortium releases 8th edition of Journal of Innovation

The Journal of Innovation highlights the ideas, approaches, products and services emerging within the industrial internet such as IoT and digital transformation, AI, smart cities, the smart factory and edge computing

Hannover Fairs USA announces Solutions Theater for IIoT education
June 20, 2018

Hannover Fairs USA announces Solutions Theater for IIoT education

The education programs and demonstrations will take place from September 10-14 on the HANNOVER MESSE USA trade show floor co-located with IMTS 2018 at McCormick Place in Chicago on Level 2 of the Lakeside Building.

HEIDENHAIN announces sponsorship of University of Michigan’s Hyperloop team
June 20, 2018

HEIDENHAIN announces sponsorship of University of Michigan’s Hyperloop team

At the Hyperloop competition at SpaceX this July, its third phase called “Competition III” will take place. In order to win, the pod must accelerate to a speed faster than all of its competitors before fully braking in the short distance provided by the track.

Hexagon AB announces acquisition of SPRING Technologies
June 20, 2018

Hexagon AB announces acquisition of SPRING Technologies

The company will operate within Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division as part of the CAD/CAM and production software business currently led by the Vero Software brand.

VDMA releases OPC UA companion specifications for robotics and machine vision
June 20, 2018

VDMA releases OPC UA companion specifications for robotics and machine vision

The OPC UA Vision companion specification is now available free of charge as VDMA Specification number 40100 (as release candidate version). The OPC
UA Robotics companion specification is now available free of charge as VDMA Specification number 40010 (as draft version).

AIA Report: Machine vision sales increase 19% in first quarter of 2018
June 20, 2018

AIA Report: Machine vision sales increase 19% in first quarter of 2018

North American sales of machine vision components and systems increased 19% year over year to $709 million in the first quarter of 2018, setting an all-time record for quarterly sales, according to new statistics issued by AIA, the industry’s trade group.

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions releases 2018 Catalog and Design Guide
June 19, 2018

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions releases 2018 Catalog and Design Guide

The catalog and design guide illustrates a range of products engineered for use as building blocks in linear motion assemblies depending on the customers’ application needs.

Moore Industries announces 50th anniversary celebration
June 19, 2018

Moore Industries announces 50th anniversary celebration

Since 1968, Moore Industries has been serving process manufacturing businesses and fortune 500 companies in oil, gas, mining, chemical, power generation, water/waste water treatment, pharmaceutical, food, beverage, consumer packaged goods, semiconductor, and biotechnology industries.

Vuzix Corporation announces Vice Presidents of Operations and Engineering
June 19, 2018

Vuzix Corporation announces Vice Presidents of Operations and Engineering

Vuzix Corporation, a supplier of Smart Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets, announced that the Company has appointed Zach Stone as Vice President of Operations and Shane Porzio as Vice President of Engineering.

Rockwell Automation announces senior leadership transitions
June 19, 2018

Rockwell Automation announces senior leadership transitions

Ted Crandall, senior vice president, Control Products & Solutions (CP&S), one of the company’s two operating segments, announced his intent to retire near the end of the calendar year 2018.

Siemens and Evonik announce technology partnership
June 19, 2018

Siemens and Evonik announce technology partnership

Its aim is the development of an asset life cycle data model and its integration into the Siemens software solution Comos. The asset life cycle data model was developed by Evonik on the basis of the international DEXPI standard ISO 15956 and other internationally valid standards.

Siemens announces automation partnership with Sartorius Stedim Biotech
June 12, 2018

Siemens announces automation partnership with Sartorius Stedim Biotech

This agreement provides that Sartorius Stedim Biotech will use Siemens automation technologies, which will include industrial PCs, the S7-1500 software controller, the TIA Portal and the SCADA system Simatic WinCC, among others.

Siemens and Bentley Systems announce the Process Industries Academy
June 12, 2018

Siemens and Bentley Systems announce the Process Industries Academy

The Academy’s aim is to share best practice for plant engineering and operations. Academies are situated in the strategic locations of Karlsruhe, Germany (Siemens Process Automation World), Houston, Texas/USA (Bentley’s Digital Advancement Academy) and Shanghai, China (Siemens Process Industry Centre for Excellence) to support the global process industry.

Software AG announces acquisition of TrendMiner
June 12, 2018

Software AG announces acquisition of TrendMiner

Following its acquisitions of artificial intelligence (AI) specialist Zementis (2016) and the Cumulocity IoT (2017), Software AG’s acquisition of TrendMiner is consolidating its position in the IoT market.