Automation & Control News & Articles

Emerson Acquisition to Expand Hydropower Offerings

  • News

Emerson announced that it has completed the purchase of American Governor Company, maker of technologies and services for hydroelectric turbine controls.

CoVent-19 Challenge Asks Millions of Designers and Engineers to Respond to the Ventilator Crisis

  • News

The CoVent-19 Challenge is open to teams and individuals anywhere, and finalists will work directly with Stratasys 3D printing experts and the CoVent-19 Challenge team to turn their designs into prototypes for testing.

Hannover Preview 2020: Digitalization and Mobility Reach Higher Importance in COVID-19 Environment

  • by Bill Lydon
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon
There was great anticipation for another electrifying Hannover Messe event at the Hannover Messe 2020 Preview. While the April event has been cancelled, the February event still revealed a trove of quality information and innovation

ODVA announces joint working group with OPC Foundation

  • News

The collaboration between ODVA and the OPC Foundation will result in secure communications between devices that are a part of a CIP-enabled Industrial Control System (ICS) and other OPC UA enabled applications allowing communication between CIP devices and OPC UA devices as well as with cloud and enterprise level services.

Industrial Internet Consortium announces newest edition of Journal of Innovation

  • News

The latest issue delves into the topic of intelligent transport systems (ITS). In this edition, experts discuss important issues for ITS, including over-the-air updates, security and logistics.

ABI Research Report: Commercial rollout of industrial 5G delayed by pandemic disruptions

  • Opinion

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a delay in the crucial standardization work that would make 5G available for enterprise use cases. The relevant standardization body, 3GPP, has formally announced a deferral of this standardization until at least June 2020, which would delay commercial rollout of industrial 5G until at least 2022.

Bentley Institute Press announces “Inside MicroStation CONNECT Edition” ebook

  • News

The three-volume set focuses on developing a strong understanding of the basics of MicroStation and follows a step-by-step approach that includes exercises and real-world examples complete with illustrations.

MESA International announces development of 'Model for Smart Manufacturing'

  • News

The model will cover several intersecting dimensions including business intelligence, product lifecycle management, value chain management, manufacturing operations, the Industrial Internet of Things, asset management, workforce and cybersecurity.

Softing joins Endress+Hauser Open Integration partner program

  • News

All the partners are suppliers of control technology, fieldbus infrastructures, measurement technology or actuator technology: Auma Riester, Bürkert, Festo, Flowserve, Hima Paul Hildebrandt, Honeywell Process Solutions, Mitsubishi Electric, Pepperl+Fuchs, Phoenix Contact, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, Turck and recently Softing Industrial Automation.

ABB announces free digital software and services

  • News

From Friday March 27, ABB’s Robotics and Discrete Automation business will make key software services available free of charge to its customers until December 31st, 2020.

A Beginner's Tutorial to Rockwell Automation's Studio 5000 Logix Designer

  • by Stephen Gates
  • Feature

Studio 5000 Logix Designer (formerly known as RSlogix 5000) is used to program the most powerful Allen-Bradley PLCs (technically PACs), including the ControlLogix and CompactLogix controllers.

Valve Manufacturers Association of America (VMA) announces 2020 Valve Industry Leadership Forum

  • News

The Annual Valve Industry Leadership Forum will be held February 27-28, 2020 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in New Orleans. This is the industry’s premier executive networking event, featuring executive-level analysis on the trends, management strategies, manufacturing innovations, politics and economics affecting the valve industry.

MHS announces acquisition of eMotion Controls controls system integration and software company

  • News

Based in Grand Rapids, MI, eMotion partners with its customers to provide material handling systems integration, hardware design, software and robotic solutions across its customer base

ElevenPaths and Nozomi Networks partner to deliver IT and OT security services

  • News

ElevenPaths will offer Nozomi Networks’ solutions for OT cyber resiliency and real-time operational visibility to customers worldwide.

LK Metrology announces CMM measurement services department

  • News

LK Metrology has built a new CMM measurement services department for performing contract dimensional inspection using the latest metrology software with multi-sensor technology applied to LK Metrology CMM designs.

Are Cobots Inherently Safe?

  • by Nigel Smith
  • Feature

As one of the fastest growing sectors of the robot market, a lack of knowledge could be dangerous. This article will work to quash some common misconceptions about collaborative robot safety.

KPM Analytics announces Brian Mitchell as Chief Executive Officer

  • News

Mitchell holds a BS in Chemistry from Bridgewater State University and has spent his career leading global technology businesses in the semiconductor, optics and analytical sciences industries.

Zigbee Alliance announces STMmicroelectronics as member of Board of Directors

  • News

The inclusion of wireless technologies in ST’s microcontroller product portfolio delivers flexibility in device architecture and faster transition for the mass market to add connectivity.

HARTING and Expleo announce cooperation agreement with focus on IoT solutions

  • News

HARTING is offering the modular edge computing MICA, which has been designed according to industrial standards for multiple industrial applications, and Expleo is contributing its know-how in connectivity and data-scientific competence.

Dunkermotoren joins Open Industry 4.0 Alliance

  • News

The Open Industry 4.0 Alliance acts as a partnership of industrial companies that pragmatically participate in the implementation of cross-vendor industry 4.0 solutions and services for manufacturing facilities and automated warehouses.