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Rockwell Automation announces winners of 5th Manufacturing Safety Excellence awards
November 17, 2017

Rockwell Automation announces winners of 5th Manufacturing Safety Excellence awards

Rockwell Automation has announced automotive manufacturer Honda of Canada Manufacturing and U.K.-based equipment builder A.M.P Rose as the winners of its fifth annual Manufacturing Safety Excellence Awards.

SignalFire announces product partnership with 5 automation and instrumentation companies
November 15, 2017

SignalFire announces product partnership with 5 automation and instrumentation companies

These automation and instrumentation solution providers will increase responsiveness to channel end users by offering local application engineering and product availability. The companies include Eastern Controls, Andrews Industrial, ControValve, CB Engineering and BBP.

ABB to help Iceland enhance electric vehicle infrastructure
November 15, 2017

ABB to help Iceland enhance electric vehicle infrastructure

ABB has reached an agreement with Reykjavik Energy for the delivery of 15 fast chargers. The fast chargers will boost the country’s charging infrastructure for electric vehicles and will all be commissioned by the end of 2017

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BP partners with AspenTech to enhance process operations
November 15, 2017

BP partners with AspenTech to enhance process operations

This global strategic enterprise agreement allows BP to leverage the full range of AspenTech’s solutions, including Aspen PIMS-AO for refinery planning, Aspen Advanced Process Control (APC) solutions and Aspen HYSYS solutions for engineering and optimization.

Kamstrup helps Iranian company enhance intelligent water meter solutions
November 14, 2017

Kamstrup helps Iranian company enhance intelligent water meter solutions

In connection to Kamstrup’s visit in Iran, the company signed both a partner contract and an agreement of two pilot projects with the local Iranian company Iran Ensheab Co. The projects include intelligent water meters and remote reading system.

BP Oman earns Advancements in Asset Performance Award from Bentley
November 14, 2017

BP Oman earns Advancements in Asset Performance Award from Bentley

The Khazzan Project in Oman is one of BP’s seven major projects in 2017, and started its production in September 2017. BP Oman was selected as a finalist from more than 400 nominations of projects around the world, and as the winner out of the three finalists in its category.

Rockwell Automation and Manpower Group hold first graduation of veterans at Academy of Advanced Manufacturing
November 13, 2017

Rockwell Automation and Manpower Group hold first graduation of veterans at Academy of Advanced Manufacturing

The 12-week program launched in August combines classroom learning with hands-on laboratory experience. Veterans are trained in Rockwell Automation’s facility in Mayfield Heights, Ohio for in-demand jobs in advanced manufacturing.

ISA announces creation of Richard E. "Dick" Morley Innovation Scholarship
November 10, 2017

ISA announces creation of Richard E. "Dick" Morley Innovation Scholarship

The scholarship fund will be funded by ISA with a $50,000 endowment. ISA has also pledged to match the next $50,000 of donations. Morley was an engineer, inventor, entrepreneur, consultant and author who contributed to a range of high-technology advancements over more than four decades.

NuTec Tooling announces 2017 Industrial Automation Impact Survey
November 09, 2017

NuTec Tooling announces 2017 Industrial Automation Impact Survey

The survey is intended for managers and operators to benchmark the extent to which automation has influenced production, purchasing habits, cost controls, and future strategies.

TASI Group announces acquisition of Sciemetric Instruments
November 09, 2017

TASI Group announces acquisition of Sciemetric Instruments

The terms of the deal between the two privately owned companies were not disclosed. Sciemetric will continue to operate as an independent Canadian corporation.

Wibu-Systems joins Open Source Automation Development Lab (OSADL) cooperative
November 09, 2017

Wibu-Systems joins Open Source Automation Development Lab (OSADL) cooperative

OSADL coordinates the development and funding of open source projects on behalf of its members, who enjoy many benefits, including quality assurance, software development, technology support, legal compliance, marketing, training, and above all support in licensing in the form of legal support through the OSADL general counsel, auditing, and certification

PULS announces move to new Munich office
November 08, 2017

PULS announces move to new Munich office

120 employees of the power supply specialist PULS now have a new home. The innovation that drives PULS in the design of every power supply also flows through this new office.

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Endress + Hauser announces acquisition of Blue Ocean Nova
November 08, 2017

Endress + Hauser announces acquisition of Blue Ocean Nova

The Group has acquired Blue Ocean Nova AG, a manufacturer of innovative inline spectrometers for monitoring quality-relevant process parameters. The company’s 15 employees located in Aalen, Germany will be retained.

Ocean Data Systems releases Dream Report version 4.81
November 08, 2017

Ocean Data Systems releases Dream Report version 4.81

Dream Report version 4.81, technically a maintenance release, is available to all 4.8 customers. Along with an array of Customer Software Change Requests (SCRs), this release delivers on a theme of Productivity.

Rockwell Automation announces Chris Nardecchia as Senior Vice President, IT and Chief Information Officer
November 08, 2017

Rockwell Automation announces Chris Nardecchia as Senior Vice President, IT and Chief Information Officer

In this leadership role, Nardecchia will provide strategic vision, operational excellence and change leadership to develop and implement information technology initiatives and architecture throughout the company.

Emerson to help ENGIE replace legacy combustion turbine controls with Ovation technology
November 07, 2017

Emerson to help ENGIE replace legacy combustion turbine controls with Ovation technology

The Ovation controls will be installed at each unit during a 13-day outage – a compressed timeframe for a turbine controls replacement project. This marks the first time a vendor other than the turbine OEM has been selected to retrofit GT13 combustion turbine controls.

CyberX releases Global ICS & IIoT Risk Report
November 07, 2017

CyberX releases Global ICS & IIoT Risk Report

The data clearly shows that OT networks are ripe targets for adversaries, whose motives range from criminal intent to operational disruption and even threats to human and environmental safety

Rockwell Automation announces investment in Silicon Valley fund w/ focus on artificial intelligence (AI)
November 06, 2017

Rockwell Automation announces investment in Silicon Valley fund w/ focus on artificial intelligence (AI)

Rockwell Automation goals include co-creating to solve customer problems, accelerating innovation and identifying new emerging technologies that can help its manufacturing customers improve business performance by bridging the gaps between plant-floor and higher-level information systems.

Pas Global announces RSA interoperability certification for PAS Cyber Integrity
November 06, 2017

Pas Global announces RSA interoperability certification for PAS Cyber Integrity

RSA has certified PAS Cyber Integrity as interoperable with RSA NetWitness Suite. Industrial process companies that have RSA NetWitness can access security intelligence for both corporate and process control networks (PCNs) via a single application.

Rockwell Automation helps University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee launch Connected Systems Institute
November 03, 2017

Rockwell Automation helps University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee launch Connected Systems Institute

The multidisciplinary Connected Systems Institute (CSI) will focus on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), which uses sensors to gather data from equipment, machines, and manufactured products through secure data networks.