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March 2003

Read about the latest news, products, mergers, and acquisitions in the automation, process control, and instrumentation industries for March 2003.

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August 08, 2003

Cognex Corporation Aquires Siemens' Semiconductor Wafer Identification Business

NATICK, MA, March 31, 2003--Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX), the world's leading supplier of machine vision systems, announced today that it has acquired the wafer identification business of Siemens Dematic AG, a subsidiary of Siemens AG (NYSE: SI). Siemens Dematic is the world's leading supplier of logistics and factory [...]

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Rockwell Automation's New Weigh and Dispense Solution Helps Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Boost Production Speed and Efficiency

Weigh and Dispense Optimization™ improves product consistency and quality while helping companies meet FDA reporting and tracking requirements INTERPHEX, March 31, 2003 — Pharmaceutical companies can increase the speed and accuracy of their operations with a new Weigh and Dispense Optimization™ solution introduced [...]

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Rockwell Automation Announces Class I Division 2 UL Listing for Allen-Bradley® PanelView™ Product Line

UL listing reduces installation time and expense for PanelView™ users in oil refineries, petrochemical processing, and pharmaceutical manufacturing industries INTERPHEX, March 31, 2003— To help customers save time and reduce the cost of equipment certification, Rockwell Automation has announced that its [...]

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Rockwell Automation Successfully Completes PDA Pharmaceutical Industry Software Supplier Audit

Audit eliminates need for customers to conduct costly and time-consuming individual validations with Propack Data enterprise production management software INTERPHEX, March 31, 2003 — Rockwell Automation today announced that its Propack Data product and development systems and procedures have successfully passed the [...]

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Rockwell Automation Releases Propack Data PMX CTM™ 3.3.0 Enterprise Production Management Software

The latest version offers improved usability, enhanced quality and adjusted functionality for clinical trial management INTERPHEX, March 31, 2003 — Rockwell Automation, a market leader for pharmaceutical software solutions, today announced the release of Propack Data PMX CTM™ 3.3.0 enterprise production management [...]

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Rockwell Automation Rolls Out FactoryTalk™ Enabling Technologies and FactoryTalk-Enabled Software Products for Spring Coordinated Launch

FactoryTalk™-enabled software products help businesses build scalable automation systems that share manufacturing data and common services across the enterprise. INTERPHEX, March 31, 2003 — Rockwell Automation has announced new FactoryTalk™ enabling technologies that help companies share manufacturing data and common [...]

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Emerson's Asset Optimization Services Remotely Monitor Norsk Hydro Installations in the North Sea

Control valve performance monitoring provided by new Norwegian Diagnostic Center AUSTIN, TEXAS (March 27, 2003 ) - Emerson Process Management and Bjorge Solberg & Andersen, the Norwegian agent for Emerson valve products and services, have established a control valve diagnostic center that utilizes asset optimization [...]

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FKI Logistex Alvey Systems Appoints New Joint Marketing Manager for FKI Logistex Alvey and White Systems

(St. Louis, Missouri: March 27, 2003) Alvey Systems ( www.alvey.com ), an FKI Logistex (LSE: FKI.L) member company and leading integrator of material and information flow solutions, today announced the appointment of Kevin Kozuszek as manager of marketing communications for FKI Logistex Alvey Systems and White Systems, key [...]

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Rockwell Automation Receives Intel's Prestigious Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement Award

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, March 25, 2003 – Rockwell Automation was named a recipient of Intel Corporation’s prestigious 2002 Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) award, Intel’s highest honor for its suppliers, for outstanding commitment to quality and performance by suppliers that provide products and services [...]

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Wieland announces new expansion module to its ricos I/O series

Wieland announces new expansion module to its ricos I/O series

BURGAW, N.C. (March 26, 2003) – Wieland Electric, Inc announces a new expansion module to its comprehensive ricos ~ remote interface communications system I/O modules. The new ricos RS232/RS485 module provides 1 RS232 port and 1 RS485 port for serial interfaces for applications such as scales, bar code scanners and [...]

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NI LabVIEW Becomes Integral Part of Curriculum at Top-Ranked Virginia Tech

Engineering Students Gain Hands-On Programming Experience with Virtual Instrumentation Software NEWS RELEASE -- March 25, 2003 -- National Instruments, a global leader in virtual instrumentation, announced today that students in the top-ranked Virginia Tech department of mechanical engineering are gaining hands-on [...]

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National Instruments LabVIEW Selected by JDS Uniphase for Its Fiberoptic Instrumentation Platform

NEWS RELEASE -- March 25, 2003 -- National Instruments today announced that its LabVIEW graphical development software has been selected by JDS Uniphase Corporation as the preferred environment for use with the JDS Uniphase Multiple Application Platform (MAP) fiberoptic test product line. MAP and LabVIEW easily integrate [...]

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Emerson Wins $1.8 Million Contract for First Water/Wastewater Industry PlantWeb® Installation

Power & Water Solutions industry center to apply digital automation and control architecture at new Orange County Advanced Water Treatment Facility PITTSBURGH, PA (March 24, 2003) – Emerson Process Management announced today that its Power & Water Solutions industry center, formerly Westinghouse Process Control, has [...]

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Emerson launches I/O Interface to migrate PLC systems to PlantWeb(R) digital plant architecture and DeltaV(TM) Systems

New Legacy I/O Interface allows easier migration by preserving existing hardware assets while updating plant automation AUSTIN, TEXAS (March 25, 2003) - Emerson Process Management has just launched the new Legacy I/O Interface product from Mynah Technologies. This new interface permits the rapid and easy migration from [...]

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Honeywell's Process Knowledge Solution Selected by Wintershall Noordzee for New Offshore Gas Platform in the North Sea

Honeywell’s Experion PKS System to Provide Integrated Solutions PHOENIX, March 25, 2003--Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Industry Solutions has received an order from Wintershall Noordzee for its new L5 natural gas production platform in the North Sea. With the use of Honeywell’s Process Knowledge Solution™, the project is [...]

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Weidmuller Unveils RailDesigner: New Software for Planning and Ordering Terminal Rails

Weidmuller Unveils RailDesigner: New Software for Planning and Ordering Terminal Rails

CHICAGO (March 3, 2003) – When it comes to optimizing planning and ordering terminal rails, Weidmuller’s new RailDesigner software has proven itself to be a real time saver. True-to-detail display of products and an easy-to-use graphic user interface distinguish the RailDesigner from other software packages. Complete [...]

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Wieland ‘s Spring Clamp 8520 BL PCB connectors

Wieland ‘s Spring Clamp 8520 BL PCB connectors

BURGAW, N.C. (March 24, 2003) – Wieland Electric Inc, a leading manufacturer of interconnect products announces its 8520 pluggable PC board spring clamp connectors. It is available as a pluggable connector with matching pin strip, and in a direct mount solder version with vertical or horizontal solder pins. These [...]

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Citect Announces Release of CitectSCADA V5.42 which Dramatically Lowers Operational Risk

eXtreme Programming Pays off for Citect Customers Sydney, Australia ­ Citect, world leader in industrial automation and information management solutions, today announced the release of CitectSCADA V5.42, a powerful automation solution that enables organizations to lower operational risk by delivering scalable, reliable [...]

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WAGO X-COM System Receives Increased Ratings

WAGO X-COM System Receives Increased Ratings

Germantown, WI, March 2003—The WAGO X-COM (769 Series) family of products is now recognized at 20A, 600V. The increased ratings make this “plug and play” series available for use in all industrial environments. In applications where maximum voltage and current is key, the availability of 20A/600V allows the system to [...]

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'Kübler by TURCK' Adds a New Line of 37 Series Composite Encoders That Offer Low Cost, Compact Size and Optimized Performance

'Kübler by TURCK' Adds a New Line of 37 Series Composite Encoders That Offer Low Cost, Compact Size and Optimized Performance

Minneapolis, MN–March 21, 2003–TURCK Inc. announces the "Kübler by TURCK" 37 series composite encoder offering lower cost, compact size and optimized performance. The housing is 37 mm (1.5") in diameter and is made of a new high tech composite material. It can be ordered in shaft and hollow shaft versions. Utilizing new [...]

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