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.

Valcor Engineering announces solar energy effort to enhance environmental protection

  • News

Their most recent endeavor involves the installation of 2,194 solar panels on the building’s recently replaced roof.

Microchip Technology announces Early Access Program for PolarFire system-on-chip field programmable

  • News

The platform offers the a hardened real-time, Linux capable, RISC-V-based microprocessor subsystem on the mid-range PolarFire FPGA family, bringing class-leading low power consumption, thermal efficiency and defense grade security to embedded systems.

exida announces Honeywell's ControlEdge PLC as winner of 2019 Exida Cyber Award

  • News

The ControlEdge Safety PLC was chosen as the winner in the Embedded Device category due to many problem-solving capabilities while demonstrating security and resilience.

Inside the Rise of 5G Industrial Automation Networking

  • by Bill Lydon, Contributing Editor, Automation.com
  • Feature

5G is starting to make the goal of wireless industrial automation a reality. Companies are already starting to deploy private 5G networks within plants and are seeing increases in performance, determinism, low latency, and reliability.

Creoptix announces appointment of Line Stigen Raquet as Chief Executive Officer

  • News

Line Stigen Raquet joins Creoptix from Mettler Toledo, where she has most recently served as Vice President of Business Development Life Sciences.

B&R and ABB announce integration of robotics and automation solutions

  • News

With the ability to offer machine flexibility and precision, merging robotics with machine control into one unified architecture will enable manufacturers to embrace the trend of mass customization and optimize their lot size one processes.

The Push and Pull of Composite Manufacturing

  • Feature

By Robert Glass, Exel Composites From window and door manufacturers to the professional tree surgeon, weighing up material options usually comes down to cost —but there are a variety of factors to consider before making a purchase.

ABB uses swimming robots to help Australian silicon company enhance transformer inspections

  • Case Study

Simcoa Operations sought the expertise of the local ABB Transformer Service team in Australia to perform an internal inspection for one of their power transformers that handles 50% of the facility’s production capacity.

Sager Electronics announces UL508A certification of Power Solutions Center in Texas

  • News

UL 508A certification is an industrial control panel directive certifying an assembly meets the standards of electrical inspection.

Inside Augmented Intelligence

  • Feature

By Mark Howard, EU Automation Augmented intelligence is one of the few technologies named on the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2019 that are predicted to reach expectations, over the next two-to-five years. This article explains how augmented intelligence could assist with human and machine collaboration.