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Swissbit partners with Hiddn Solutions to enhance productivity
August 16, 2018

Swissbit partners with Hiddn Solutions to enhance productivity

Swissbit produces industrial-grade flash memory products and memory cards with security features for embedded systems in its own state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Berlin. The new site will be ready for the volume manufacturing of the Norwegian company Hiddn Solutions’ products.

IDTechEx Report: Smart Cities massively exceeding expectations
August 16, 2018

IDTechEx Report: Smart Cities massively exceeding expectations

The report reveals how cities will even achieve independence in water, food and energy: they may still import but they can export too and be secure against increasingly violent weather and increasingly risky supply in the meantime.

Moxa's SDS-3008 Smart Ethernet Switch earns Red Dot Award for Product Design
August 15, 2018

Moxa's SDS-3008 Smart Ethernet Switch earns Red Dot Award for Product Design

This year, Moxa competed with over 6,300 entries produced by designers and manufacturers from 59 countries. A jury of 40 experts assessed the submissions based on criteria such as degree of innovation, functionality, ergonomics, longevity and ecological compatibility.

USMTO Report: Manufacturing technology orders up 22 percent in first half of 2018
August 13, 2018

USMTO Report: Manufacturing technology orders up 22 percent in first half of 2018

The latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology showed that orders totaled $417 million for the month, down 14 percent compared to May’s totals, and sit at $2.55 billion for the year.

exida introduces ISA-18.2 / IEC 62682 Alarm Management certificate program
August 10, 2018

exida introduces ISA-18.2 / IEC 62682 Alarm Management certificate program

The AMP program will be offered in conjunction with the exida Academy Training course ALM 101: Introduction to Alarm Management Practices & Principles, which is offered generically or for specific control systems.

CC-Link Partner Association releases companion specification with the OPC Foundation to simplify information transfer
August 09, 2018

CC-Link Partner Association releases companion specification with the OPC Foundation to simplify information transfer

CLPA’s activity with the OPCF aims to expand its existing CSP+ (Control & Communication System Profile) technology from just describing individual devices and to apply it to complete machines and production lines. This is the key concept behind CSP+ for Machine.

Gartner releases 2018 Magic Quadrant for Integrated Risk Management
August 09, 2018

Gartner releases 2018 Magic Quadrant for Integrated Risk Management

The recently published Gartner Magic Quadrant evaluates multiple integrated risk management solution providers who serve the needs of security and risk management leaders across a spectrum of use cases.

Altizon announces partnership with Nanjing Intelligent Manufacturing Research to accelerate intelligent manufacturing
August 09, 2018

Altizon announces partnership with Nanjing Intelligent Manufacturing Research to accelerate intelligent manufacturing

Altizon’s platform is a technology designed to help accelerate Smart Manufacturing initiatives, modernize Asset Performance Management services and launch new Business Models for service delivery, among other processes.

Bentley Systems announces finalists  in the Year in Infrastructure 2018 awards program
August 09, 2018

Bentley Systems announces finalists in the Year in Infrastructure 2018 awards program

Twelve independent jury panels of distinguished industry experts selected the 57 finalists from 420 nominations submitted by more than 340 user organizations around the world.

Honeywell Process Solutions announces partnership with aeSolutions for process safety integration
August 08, 2018

Honeywell Process Solutions announces partnership with aeSolutions for process safety integration

This integration pairs the HAZOP/LOPA, SRS, and SIL Verification requirements from aeShield with Honeywell’s Safety Builder, Process Safety Analyzer, and Trace into a Process Safety Suite.

Yushiro and QualiChem announce global partnership
August 07, 2018

Yushiro and QualiChem announce global partnership

The announcement brings together two metalworking fluids manufacturers in the industry. Yushiro is a supplier of metalworking fluids in the Asia Pacific region, and QualiChem is a metalworking fluids business in North America.

FANUC America announces Michigan expansion plans
August 06, 2018

FANUC America announces Michigan expansion plans

FANUC America’s North Campus is scheduled to open in the fall of 2019; the company will hold an official groundbreaking ceremony later this year. The $51 million expansion, expected to create 100 jobs, received a $1 million Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant.

Mitsubishi Electric announces acquisition of ASTES4 SA
August 06, 2018

Mitsubishi Electric announces acquisition of ASTES4 SA

With ASTES4 as a wholly owned subsidiary, Mitsubishi Electric will offer integrated solutions to the global market with ASTES4’s automated sorting systems embedded into Mitsubishi Electric’s high value-added sheet metal laser processing machines.

OnRobot's Gecko Gripper wins Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award (IERA) at the 50th International Symposium on Robotics
August 03, 2018

OnRobot's Gecko Gripper wins Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award (IERA) at the 50th International Symposium on Robotics

The technology offers an approach for collaborative industrial robotics and makes applications possible in areas such as sheet metal processing or in the fabrication of solar panels.

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Workcred releases Manufacturing Credentials Report
August 03, 2018

Workcred releases Manufacturing Credentials Report

The report, Examining the Quality, Market Value, and Effectiveness of Manufacturing Credentials in the United States, features recommendations for multiple stakeholders including manufacturers, credentialing organizations, educators, accreditors, and policymakers.

ESMERA announces first call for experiment proposals
August 03, 2018

ESMERA announces first call for experiment proposals

SMEs developing robotic technologies may now apply for providing solutions to predefined real-life challenges. The respective challenge winners will receive direct financial support through a cascade funding mechanism of up to 200.000 euros each.

Hexagon AB announces acquisition of External-Array Software
August 03, 2018

Hexagon AB announces acquisition of External-Array Software

With programming modes, customization capabilities and compatibility, External-Array’s solutions have helped the company establish an international reputation and a customer base in China.

Festo announces opening of Silicon Valley Festo Experience Center
August 03, 2018

Festo announces opening of Silicon Valley Festo Experience Center

The 5,000 square-foot Festo Experience Center, Santa Clara, features a demonstration hall where augmented reality devices allow visitors to virtually experience manufacturing and processing systems utilized in such industries as semiconductors and electronics, solar and flat panel, assembly and test, medical technology, laboratory automation, food & packaging and process automation.

InfinityQS announces Eric Weisbrod as Vice President of Product Management
August 02, 2018

InfinityQS announces Eric Weisbrod as Vice President of Product Management

Weisbrod will work closely with both Fair and Vice President of Product Design, Matt Tweedy, to support development of Enact’s strategy and functionality, while maintaining collaboration with marketing, sales, and service teams

Rockwell Automation announces addition of 5 members to Machine Safety System Integrator program
August 02, 2018

Rockwell Automation announces addition of 5 members to Machine Safety System Integrator program

To be eligible for the Machine Safety System Integrator program, candidates must be current Solution Partners or Recognized System Integrators in the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork program with three to five years of machine safety experience.