Automation & Control News & Articles

Global Automation Leader Fanuc Announces Production of 750,000th Robot

  • News

FANUC CORPORATION, the world’s leading supplier of CNCs, robotics, and factory automation has announced the production of its 750,000th industrial robot, representing a record high point in the robotics industry.

COPA Accelerates Process Manufacturing Competitiveness

  • by Bill Lydon
  • Feature

The Coalition for Open Process Automation (COPA) launched the COPA QuickStart for companies to leverage the Open Process Automation System (O-PAS) standard to be more competitive and profitable. The move to open industrial and process automation systems is analogous to the shifts that occurred when PC technology displaced minicomputer and mainframes.

API, QTE Manufacturing Solutions Announce Reseller, Support Agreement

  • News

API, the Inventor of the Laser Tracker is partnering with the region’s leading software and support provider to complete the most diverse metrology hardware and software portfolio.

Researchers from Germany and Canada Work on New AI Methods for Picking Robots

  • News

With the FLAIROP (Federated Learning for Robot Picking) project Festo and researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), together with partners from Canada, want to make picking robots smarter using distributed AI methods.

Increased Innovation, Digital Presence Increase igus Online Sales

  • News

An increase in the pace of innovation and emphasis on expanding its digital presence in the face of a worldwide pandemic helped igus increase online sales by 30% in 2020.

IChemE Adds Digitalization, Clean Energy, Other Books to its Knovel Online Resource

  • News

Members of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) can access 25 new technical textbooks upon Knovel - with titles added in 2021 including new publications on digitalization, major hazard management and clean energy.

Abaco Equips Wind Farm with Reliable, Real-Time FPGA Processing Card for HVDC Control Technology

  • News

Long-term supply chain, rugged technology key factors for customer selection.

Hannover Messe 2022 to Focus on Digitalization and Decarbonization

  • News

Following a two-year absence, in 2022 it is once again time: Hannover Messe will run April 25-29 as a physical fair–supplemented by a comprehensive range of digital services for exhibitors and visitors. The lead theme “Industrial Transformation” focuses on digitalization and decarbonization of industry.

Smart Moisture Measurement Technology Continually Optimizes Product and Process Quality for Pulp/Paper Processing

  • by Del Williams
  • Feature

Instant measurement and production line correction is enabled since calculations are performed in real-time inside the sensor and data is analyzed multiple times per second with integrated software.

Drive Suppliers Facing Supply Problems Across the Board

  • by Brianna Jackson
  • Feature

Drives market revenues fell by 5-10% in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the first half of 2020 saw steep declines in sales, many suppliers were able to offset those losses with a strong performance in the second half of the year.