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Brooks Instrument introduces Mohamed Saleen as chief technology officer
February 21, 2017

Brooks Instrument introduces Mohamed Saleen as chief technology officer

Saleem has more than 20 years of experience working with leading companies in the semiconductor industry. Most recently, he was vice president of engineering and business development at Fujikin of America, and a member of their board of directors.

HARTING announces opening of production plant in India
February 21, 2017

HARTING announces opening of production plant in India

The Chennai, India production plant covers 1,200 square metres, accommodating the production of housings, extruded cables and cable harnesses.

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HMS Report: Industrial Ethernet and wireless growing fast in 2017
February 21, 2017

HMS Report: Industrial Ethernet and wireless growing fast in 2017

Industrial Ethernet now accounts for 46% of the market (38 last year). Wireless technologies are also coming on strong, now at 6% (4) market share. Combined, industrial Ethernet and Wireless now account for 52% of the market, while fieldbuses are at 48%.

Honeywell announces several products to boost supply chain productivity
February 21, 2017

Honeywell announces several products to boost supply chain productivity

The technology ranges from a 3-D dimensioning system that automatically captures the volume of parcels to connected solutions that boost the productivity of workers in brick-and-mortar retail stores.

C3 Solutions announces revamped Dock Appointment Scheduling ROI Calculator
February 21, 2017

C3 Solutions announces revamped Dock Appointment Scheduling ROI Calculator

The C3 ROI Tool is a free online analysis tool to help business determine dock appointment scheduling cost savings opportunities.

EUnited Robotics warns against over-regulation of European robotics sector
February 21, 2017

EUnited Robotics warns against over-regulation of European robotics sector

EUnited Robotics urges all stakeholders to use the terms “robot” and “robotics” with greater precision rather than applying them to a wide range of artificial intelligence and software technologies.

Nook Industries announces Jim Rowell as COO
February 21, 2017

Nook Industries announces Jim Rowell as COO

In this position, Rowell is responsible for overseeing Nook’s leadership initiatives, driving operational strategy and supporting employee development.

Omnify announces technology partnership with SiliconExpert
February 21, 2017

Omnify announces technology partnership with SiliconExpert

The integration between SiliconExpert and Omnify Empower PLM supplies detailed part information to users when creating new, corporate parts/part numbers within Empower.

ISA Director: Oil & Gas facilities must take action now to protect against cyberattack
February 20, 2017

ISA Director: Oil & Gas facilities must take action now to protect against cyberattack

Patrick J. Gouhin, speaking at a Bloomberg LIVE conference in Houston, Texas on the future of cybersecurity in the US oil and gas sector, urged energy executives to take action now to protect their facilities and operations from cyberattack.

Enhanced productivity to be on display at the 2017 HANNOVER MESSE
February 20, 2017

Enhanced productivity to be on display at the 2017 HANNOVER MESSE

What happens when a machine fails or a customer changes its order? Production has to be re-configured, which is time-consuming and expensive. What if there was a better way?

Control Station announces technology partnership with OSIsoft
February 20, 2017

Control Station announces technology partnership with OSIsoft

Control Station is one of a select group of software technology companies to join OSIsoft’s Partner EcoSphere. The Partner EcoSphere engages technology and service firms in the creation of value through real-time data collection and analytics.

Siemens announces collaboration in 'Road to Digital Production' research project
February 20, 2017

Siemens announces collaboration in 'Road to Digital Production' research project

The declared aim of the 26-month project is to advance the development of products and technologies enabling the implementation of digital industrial production.

Otto Motors to supply self-driving vehichles for Mississippi Toyota plant
February 20, 2017

Otto Motors to supply self-driving vehichles for Mississippi Toyota plant

The OTTO self-driving vehicle will be used to sequentially load and deliver tires lineside. The solution will integrate with additional appliances for automatic unstacking onto conveyors. Tires will then move to team members on the line for final assembly.

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InfinityQS Report: Enterprise visibility is the first step to Industry 4.0
February 17, 2017

InfinityQS Report: Enterprise visibility is the first step to Industry 4.0

InfinityQS found in its recent survey of 260 manufacturers that 75% of respondents are still manually collecting data. 47% of those rely on pencil and paper.

Siemens announces launch of Lifelong Educational Advantage Program
February 17, 2017

Siemens announces launch of Lifelong Educational Advantage Program

The effort is designed to give high school and technical school graduates a basic-to-advanced machine tool knowledge that will benefit them in future careers as CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machinists.

HIMA announces framework agreement with Pepperl+Fuchs
February 16, 2017

HIMA announces framework agreement with Pepperl+Fuchs

The agreement comprises the jointly developed H-system termination boards and associated modules from Pepperl+Fuchs, which are connected through pre-assembled system cables to the connector boards of the HIMax family.

VDMA Report: European machine vision industry sees record year in 2017
February 16, 2017

VDMA Report: European machine vision industry sees record year in 2017

According to the results of the VDMA incoming order and turnover statistics, the European machine vision industry grew by 10 percent in 2016 in comparison with the previous year.

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CMR announces opening of Thailand automation engineering operation
February 16, 2017

CMR announces opening of Thailand automation engineering operation

The Bangkok-based operation will provide a range of engineering services, including switchboard supply and fabrication, to the country’s sugar mill, starch, automotive tyre, and food and beverage manufacturers, as well as utility suppliers.

Honeywell and Seeq announce collaboration on Honeywell Connected Plant initiative
February 15, 2017

Honeywell and Seeq announce collaboration on Honeywell Connected Plant initiative

This joint development agreement is intended to help customers minimize unplanned shutdowns, maximize output, minimize safety risk and optimize supply chain strategies.

Siemens to deliver automation systems for Chilean mining company
February 15, 2017

Siemens to deliver automation systems for Chilean mining company

As one of the world’s biggest copper ore operations, the Chilean mining company Compañía Minera Doña Inés de Collahuasi SCM based in Las Condes/Chile commissioned Siemens to modernize the drive system of four of its ore mills.

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