Industry News for Factory and Process Automation 

Honeywell announces winners of UniSim Design Challenge
June 27, 2017

Honeywell announces winners of UniSim Design Challenge

Two students from the Izmir Institute of Technology, who used Honeywell’s simulation software to demonstrate how to produce petrochemicals from algae, have been named the winners of Honeywell Process Solutions’ (HPS) annual UniSim Design Challenge.

Wibu-Systems announces results of Blurry Box hacker's contest
June 27, 2017

Wibu-Systems announces results of Blurry Box hacker's contest

Hundreds of participants from all corners of the globe took part in a hackers contest aimed at cracking a game protected with Blurry Box, the encryption software recently launched by Wibu-Systems. The outcome: No one could break the latest software protection technology introduced by the provider of secure license management.

DENSO announces nearly $1 million worth of grant funding for 22 universities
June 27, 2017

DENSO announces nearly $1 million worth of grant funding for 22 universities

The DENSO North America Foundation (DNAF) funds programs across the continent each year providing hands-on learning opportunities in areas from robotics and thermodynamics to design and materials development.

CIMdata announces release of PLM Industry Review and Trends Report
June 27, 2017

CIMdata announces release of PLM Industry Review and Trends Report

The MAR Series provides detailed information and in-depth analysis on the worldwide PLM market during 2016. It contains analyses of major trends and issues; revenues of PLM providers; and revenue analyses for geographical regions, industry sectors, and historical and projected data on market growth.

Kaspersky Lab Survey: Half of ICS companies experienced a cybersecurity incident in past year
June 27, 2017

Kaspersky Lab Survey: Half of ICS companies experienced a cybersecurity incident in past year

The survey found that over half (54%) of ICS companies interviewed have experienced at least one cyberattack in the last 12 months – with one-in-five (21%) experiencing two incidents in the same time frame.

DFI presents first COM Express Type 7 modules  based on Intel Atom server-grade processor
June 27, 2017

DFI presents first COM Express Type 7 modules based on Intel Atom server-grade processor

Nowadays, data will be generated and copied quicker from IoT, fog computing, and big data analysis. Central clouds, data centers, micro servers, and other server oriented applications play an important role in processing and transmitting the massive data. However, the current COM Express type was designed to fulfill embedded solutions.

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Dematic announces Jan Vercammen as Managing Director for Central Europe
June 26, 2017

Dematic announces Jan Vercammen as Managing Director for Central Europe

Prior to accepting his leadership role at Dematic, Vercammen served as CEO and Managing Director of Egemin Group, headquartered in Zwijndrecht, Belgium, responsible for leading its team in the development, design and delivery of warehouse distribution systems.

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Rockwell Automation releases suite of FactoryTalk MES applications
June 23, 2017

Rockwell Automation releases suite of FactoryTalk MES applications

A new suite of capabilities improves functionality across its portfolio of scalable MES applications based on the FactoryTalk ProductionCentre platform from Rockwell Automation. The portfolio includes FactoryTalk Production, FactoryTalk Performance, FactoryTalk Quality and soon FactoryTalk Warehouse applications.

IFS Survey: North American Companies are Investing in Big Data, ERP and IoT to Achieve Digital Transformation
June 23, 2017

IFS Survey: North American Companies are Investing in Big Data, ERP and IoT to Achieve Digital Transformation

The Digital Change Survey polled 750 decision makers in 16 countries, including more than 120 in North America, to assess the maturity of digital transformation in sectors such as manufacturing, oil and gas, aviation, construction and contracting, and service.

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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