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IDTechEx Report: Piezoelectrics Key to IoT and Power from Roads?
December 10, 2018

IDTechEx Report: Piezoelectrics Key to IoT and Power from Roads?

This 241 page report has a comprehensive Executive Summary and Conclusions for those with limited time. 10 primary conclusions are presented then infograms with data.

United Electric Controls announces beta test for WirelessHART Vanguard Gas Detectors
December 06, 2018

United Electric Controls announces beta test for WirelessHART Vanguard Gas Detectors

Beta testers of the ammonia and carbon monoxide detectors receive up to fifty percent discount on the first three ammonia or carbon monoxide Vanguard detectors they purchase.

EtherCAT Technology Group announces vendor-independent diagnosis interface
December 05, 2018

EtherCAT Technology Group announces vendor-independent diagnosis interface

The software-based interface can be implemented in controllers offered by any device manufacturer, which makes it an interesting feature to vendors of both master devices and diagnostic tools.

EU Automation releases '4.0 Sight – Digital industry around the world' book
November 28, 2018

EU Automation releases '4.0 Sight – Digital industry around the world' book

The book features interviews with industry experts from around the globe who give insight in to the future of manufacturing. The book is available to order in print.

PLCopen releases version 2.0 of  Safety Specification Part 1
November 28, 2018

PLCopen releases version 2.0 of Safety Specification Part 1

The original document describes the functionalities as well as extensive state diagrams which add to the understanding, references to the applicable standards, description of error behavior, functional checks, and error codes, and identifies different programming levels.

CC-Link Partner Association announces CC-Link IE TSN specification
November 27, 2018

CC-Link Partner Association announces CC-Link IE TSN specification

CC-Link IE TSN was developed to meet future market demands and has added Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) technology,which areadditional standards related to IEEE Ethernet,to integrate Operational Technology (OT) and IT while further strengthening performance and functionality.

CIMdata announces schedule for 2019 PLM Leadership Certificate Program
November 21, 2018

CIMdata announces schedule for 2019 PLM Leadership Certificate Program

The program, which may be taken as a 3-day or 5-day program, is appropriate for industrial companies that are considering PLM or are already implementing PLM, and to PLM solution providers.

FieldComm Group releases version 6.3.1 of the H1 Interoperability Test Kit in support of Standardized Connection Points
November 14, 2018

FieldComm Group releases version 6.3.1 of the H1 Interoperability Test Kit in support of Standardized Connection Points

By separating the PV from full integration, end users can get their process back online without the need for a Device Description (DD) or other engineering staff.

EXAIR releases Catalog 32 compressed air safety resource
November 13, 2018

EXAIR releases Catalog 32 compressed air safety resource

The expanded Catalog 32 introduces Super Air Scraper Nozzles, Soft Grip Super Air Scraper Safety Air Guns and Hazardous Location Cabinet Cooler Systems.

Future Electronics and Cypress to host free Nebula IoT workshop in Wisconsin
November 12, 2018

Future Electronics and Cypress to host free Nebula IoT workshop in Wisconsin

Workshop participants will get hands-on experience using Future Electronics' Nebula reference design board, Cypress’ CYW4343W Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Classic/BLE chipset radio, the WICED SDK, and Murata's 1DX module.

Clippard releases Precision Flow Controls catalog
November 09, 2018

Clippard releases Precision Flow Controls catalog

Clippard designs and manufacturers over 5,000 standard and custom products including electronic, control and isolation valves, cylinders, manifolds, FRLs, actuators, custom assemblies and much more.

EnOcean introduces “Battery-free by EnOcean” seal to highlight self-powered smart switches
November 09, 2018

EnOcean introduces “Battery-free by EnOcean” seal to highlight self-powered smart switches

As of now, product manufacturers can use the seal to promote their battery-free, wireless switches integrating EnOcean’s energy harvesting technology for wireless standards in the sub-1 GHz and 2.4 GHz range.

Positive Technologies releases PT ISIM freeView Sensor free ICS monitoring solution
November 09, 2018

Positive Technologies releases PT ISIM freeView Sensor free ICS monitoring solution

Intended for basic ICS security monitoring, this version is free of charge and easy to configure. No special technical knowledge is needed. Downloading and getting started with PT ISIM freeView Sensor takes minutes.

exida announes IEC 62443-2-4 system integration certification courses
November 09, 2018

exida announes IEC 62443-2-4 system integration certification courses

The certifications are based on the IEC 62443-2-4 and IEC 62443-3-3 standards, which lay a foundation of cyber defense mechanisms for automation system networks and cover the specific requirements for developing and designing secure systems.

Vortec announces updates to online heat load calculator
November 07, 2018

Vortec announces updates to online heat load calculator

This online tool is designed for a range of industries and applications, including industrial/manufacturing, food, chemical, water and other processing environments, oil refining and petrochemical processing, and others that have become dependent on microprocessors, PLCs, and VFDs.

Famic Technologies and Koganei releases pneumatic catalog for Automation Studio
November 05, 2018

Famic Technologies and Koganei releases pneumatic catalog for Automation Studio

This catalogue has been specifically developed to support automation and manufacturing markets and includes products of Koganei, a user and reseller of Automation Studio

Thomson industries introduces mobile Linear MOTIONEERING product sizing and selection tool
October 31, 2018

Thomson industries introduces mobile Linear MOTIONEERING product sizing and selection tool

The Linear MOTIONEERING tool retains the Thomson engineering calculations for design engineers and has added new product families, interactive navigation, expanded global support and mobile access.

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Advancing Automation: Control Systems, Volume XII
October 30, 2018

Advancing Automation: Control Systems, Volume XII

Automation.com has worked with several industry leaders to compile this Control Systems ebook, designed to help you stay up-to-date on the latest advancements in control system technology.

Exida announces FSE 211 – IEC 61508 – 'An Introduction to Functional Safety' self-paced training course
October 29, 2018

Exida announces FSE 211 – IEC 61508 – 'An Introduction to Functional Safety' self-paced training course

The course provides a comprehensive overview of the IEC 61508 requirements needed to ensure functional safety for electrical/electronic and programmable electronic systems.

HEIDENHAIN introduces HIT 3.0 online CNC controls learning program
October 18, 2018

HEIDENHAIN introduces HIT 3.0 online CNC controls learning program

Replacing HIT 2.0, this online training program is launching a revised 3-axis machining learning program. With the new guided programming function, the user is able to gain realistic practice with Klartext programing and DIN/ISO programming within the learning packet.