Automation & Control News & Articles

IBM Helps Support ABB's Procurement Digitization with The Launch of SmartBuy: A New Program Using SAP Ariba Solutions

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SmartBuy, designed and implemented by IBM can help drive business value and provide a fast, intuitive experience for ABB's employees and suppliers.

Allied Electronics & Automation Doubles Fort Worth Distribution Center Capacity

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Allied Electronics & Automation has completed an expansion of its North American distribution center in Fort Worth that adds more than 200,000 square feet of space and a full complement of the latest digital order fulfillment center technology from global intelligent automation solutions provider KNAPP.

FDT Group Welcomes Fuji Electric as Corporate Member

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Leading Japanese automation manufacturer to develop FDT 3.0-enabled flowmeters for the energy and environmental markets.

The U.S. Government is Creating Security Standards for IoT Devices

  • by Patrick Bedwell
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A new security bill is awaiting signature by President Trump. It directs the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to create minimum cybersecurity standards for IoT devices owned or controlled by the U.S. government.

The Cobot Expo 2.0: Cobot Use Worldwide to Show 20-30% Compound Annual Growth

  • by Melissa Landon
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Universal Robots hosted its Cobot Expo 2.0 virtually on Nov. 16-17, 2020, bringing together collaborative robot experts to deliver live product demos and insightful keynotes about cobot ROI, production, upgrades and applications.

Yokogawa & Power Factors Announce Reseller Agreement for Renewable Energy Asset Performance Management Platform

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Integration with Yokogawa portfolio makes possible a “sensor-to-enterprise” solution for solar, wind and energy storage projects.

FANUC America & Plus One Robotics Deliver Automation Solutions to E-commerce Fulfillment Customers

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FANUC America, the leading supplier of CNCs, robotics and ROBOMACHINEs, and Plus One Robotics, a leader in AI machine vision for robots in logistics, have successfully paired their industry-leading technologies to meet the needs of their mutual customers in e-commerce.

SPE Pioneer Summit 2020: Revolutionizing Industrial Automation at the Edge

  • by Bill Lydon
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Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) and Advanced Physical Layer (APL) are building blocks for a dramatically new manufacturing and process automation digitalization architecture.

Falcon Electric Publishes Informative Guide on Selecting a Safe Lithium Battery for UPS Battery Backup

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The “LiFePO4–Why is it Safer for a UPS?” guide clarifies the important differences between lithium-ion battery types.

Virtual Miles For Manufacturing Event Funds Education Programs

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In its ongoing support of the manufacturing technology community, IMTS–The International Manufacturing Technology Show launched a virtual Miles For Manufacturing (M4M) event in October— continuing through March 2021—that is designed to fund community-based organizations that champion under-represented, under-served students who participate in STEM and robotics programs in schools, in addition to directly funding STEM and FIRST™ robotics programs.