Automation & Control News & Articles

SCHNEEBERGER announces partnership with Sung-il Machinery Co

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SCHNEEBERGER's offering of ball screws deliver performance in precision, running properties, wear resistance, and operating temperature — with safe operation up to the physical limit of the driving motors.

Women in Manufacturing Association announces election of 25 members to its 2020 Board of Directors

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WiM is a national association specifically dedicated to supporting, promoting and inspiring women who have chosen a career in the manufacturing sector.

ABI Research Report: Record $46 billion 2019 investment in robotics industry

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Most of the funding was focused on autonomous passenger vehicles (APV’s), surgical robotics, and warehouse automation, with significant growth for field robotics and drone services.

Plex Systems Study: Only 24% of manufacturers have implemented smart manufacturing initiatives

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The study, which was developed with the support of the research and analyst firm LNS Research, found that among global manufacturers only 24% have currently implemented a smart manufacturing initiative. 

IDG Survey: Only 25% have completed initial IT modernization goals

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The survey, “The State of IT Modernization 2020,” examined the maturity of efforts to optimize IT operating environments, cloud strategies, applications and processes, including progress made, barriers encountered, and variations in initiatives at different phases of the journey.

OPC Foundation announces Michael Clark as Director of OPC Foundation North America

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Mr. Stefan Hoppe, President and Executive Director, selected Mr. Clark to serve in this capacity, to support OPC North American membership, and to function as a spokesperson for the Foundation throughout the region.

Beckhoff Automation announces Steve Rastberger as Northeast Region District Manager

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He will work directly with Graham Harris, East Region Manager, and a team of sales and applications engineers in the area to drive further growth in Beckhoff sales and market share.

SATO joins RAIN RFID Alliance

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The RAIN RFID alliance aims for the advancement of IoT technologies, with specific focus on promotion of the UHF RFID standard (ISO/IEC 18000-63 and GS1’s EPC “Gen2”) through the testing, support and education of service providers and end users.

ODVA General Meeting Focuses on Industrial Digitalization

  • by Bill Lydon,
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By Bill Lydon
More than 120 industry professionals from more than 50 companies attended to focus on supporting industrial digitalization through the association’s device connectivity technologies, which include the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP) and the network adaptations of CIP: EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet, ControlNet and CompoNet.

12 supply companies unite to form Körber

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Together as K├Ârber, the companies are a global supply chain technology provider with a diverse range of capabilities spanning software, automation, voice, robotics and material handling equipment, including the system integration and consulting to tie it all together.