Automation & Control News & Articles

Metrios Brand Specializes in 2D Optical Measurement Systems

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The Metrios brand specializes in 2D optical measurement systems. Its mission is to support production through metrology.

Grace Technologies Announces New President and CEO

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Grace Technologies is pleased to announce their new President & CEO, Drew Allen. After 30 years of leadership, Phil Allen will be stepping down as CEO and assuming the role of Founder & Chairman of the Board and continuing to focus efforts on Ovarian Cancer Research at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics through their Believe in the Cure foundation with his wife, Jane.

How Manufacturers are Turning a Page on Automation and AI Due to the Pandemic

  • by Max Versace
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At the height of the pandemic, the world was facing a state of emergency, the manufacturing industry was in crisis, and the global supply chain was on the brink of destruction. With factories in danger of being shut down worldwide and social distancing mandates in place, the demand for new technologies—and AI, in particular—skyrocketed.

S. Himmelstein and Company Installs Coordinate Measuring Machine for Highly Accurate Measurements

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S. Himmelstein and Company recently completed acquisition and installation of a Zeiss Accura Coordinate Measuring Machine.

From 5G to Edge, Remote Connectivity Advancements Will Break Down Transmission Barriers

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Distance and physical barriers are hampering data transmission to remote locations, but new technologies are evolving to break down these barriers.

Emerson Receives 2021 IoT Breakthrough Award for ‘Analytics Platform of the Year’

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Real-time data and analytics are key drivers for optimizing operational performance, asset health and plant safety.

Samsung Foundry Certifies Analog FastSPICE Platform from Siemens for Early Design Starts on 3nm GAA Process Technology

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Siemens today announced that its industry-leading tools for the verification of analog/mixed-signal (AMS) circuits are now qualified for early design starts on Samsung Foundry’s new 3nm Gate All Around (GAA) process technology. 

Beckhoff Joins the Open Process Automation Forum

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As a leader in interoperable automation technologies, Beckhoff will champion process industry standards as a member of The Open Group.

Amazon’s New Predictive Maintenance Offering is Cutting Edge

  • by Blake Griffin
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Amazon announced a suite of new AWS machine learning services. To many, this announcement appeared to be Amazon’s launching off point towards being a major supplier of predictive maintenance solutions. However, this announcement follows a long history of Amazon carving out its capabilities in industrial digitalization.

Industrial Internet Consortium and The Smart Manufacturing Institute Announce Strategic Partnership

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Organizations to collaborate and propel digital transformation strategies and tactics across industries.

Automation Pioneer ABB Confirmed as #1 DCS Market Leader

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Customer focus, digital innovation and remote services were drivers for ABB’s leadership position in Distributed Control Systems (DCS) for the 21st consecutive year, according to analyst.

How the Pandemic Highlights the Need for Convergence in OT

  • by Rick Peters
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COVID-19 drove rapid network innovation while accelerating broader IT and OT convergence. The degree of change extends beyond just the convergence of IT and OT networks, and clearly there’s a need to address and solve challenges with simultaneous attention toward advancing both security and networking solutions.

Harpak-ULMA Launches Bakery and Confectionery Market Initiative, Hires Josh Becker to Lead Effort

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Harpak-ULMA today announced the launch of a new North American initiative to help the bakery and confectionery market improve flexibility and operational performance in response to COVID-19 business disruptions.

How Blockchain Can Streamline and Improve Manufacturing Processes

  • by Claudia Jarrett
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Claudia Jarrett, US country manager at industrial parts supplier EU Automation, shares some current blockchain applications and discusses how blockchain can streamline and improve manufacturing.

Electrocomponents Collaborates with Industry specialists to Develop New Method of Inspecting Petrochemical Storage Tanks

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RS Monition and DesignSpark help multidisciplinary consortium, Project nautilUS, to develop sustainable, intrinsically safe robot for tank inspection.

Panduit Announces North America Partner of the Year Award Winners

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Panduit Corp., a global leader of innovative electrical and network infrastructure solutions, recently announced the winners of the Panduit North America Partner of the Year and its Regional Partners of the Year.

Telit's ME310G1-W2 is World’s Smallest LTE 450 Module to Achieve Radio Equipment Directive Certification

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Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that its ME310G1-W2 is the world’s smallest LTE 450 module to achieve Radio Equipment Directive (RED) certification.

MindSphere World Establishes North American Chapter to Support Industrial IoT Growth

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In partnership with leading manufacturers and technology firms, MindSphere World has announced the formation of its newest chapter in North America.

Team of Robots To Help Manufacture Overflow Health Care and Quarantine Structures

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ARM grant supports development of autonomous robot team.

New Jobs and Record Sales at EU Automation, Despite Turbulent Global Economy

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It’s been a record year for automation parts supplier EU Automation, who managed to create new jobs and boost sales despite challenging times.