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July 17, 2019

Rockwell Automation to help Lonza digitize pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities

The Switzerland-based company, founded in 1897 with approximately 15,500 employees, chose Rockwell Automation’s PharmaSuite Manufacturing Execution System (MES) software to digitize the operations in their manufacturing environments

BelAZ and ZYFRA partner to jointly develop robotization technologies for the mining industry
July 17, 2019

BelAZ and ZYFRA partner to jointly develop robotization technologies for the mining industry

The strategic partnership agreement was signed on July 10 at the Innoprom-2019 international exhibition in Yekaterinburg by Petr Parkhomchik, CEO of BELAZ-HOLDING, and Igor Bogachev, CEO of ZYFRA.

Sesame Software partners with Snowflake to enhance integration/data warehouse solution
July 17, 2019

Sesame Software partners with Snowflake to enhance integration/data warehouse solution

Sesame Software looks to showcase all that Relational Junction can do to help companies more cost-effectively replicate, integrate and analyze huge volumes of data in near real-time.

Westfalia Technologies releases 'Justifying the Cost of Your Automation Project' white paper
July 16, 2019

Westfalia Technologies releases 'Justifying the Cost of Your Automation Project' white paper

Westfalia suggests by using automation, warehouses can make better use of cube space and reduce overall building footprint, leading to increased productivity.

ASM Assembly Systems announces partnership with Delphi Technologies to advance integrated smart factory solutions
July 15, 2019

ASM Assembly Systems announces partnership with Delphi Technologies to advance integrated smart factory solutions

ASM, one of the electronics industry’s digital transformation partners, will take the lead by supplying production line and factory solutions with open protocols as well as solutions for total data and process integration to electronics manufacturers worldwide on all levels of their manufacturing operations.

AspenTech announces acquisition of Mnubo
July 12, 2019

AspenTech announces acquisition of Mnubo

These acquisitions are intended to enable AspenTech to accelerate the distribution of embedded AI in both its existing and future solutions.

Universal mCloud announces acquisition of Fulcrum Automation Technologies
July 12, 2019

Universal mCloud announces acquisition of Fulcrum Automation Technologies

The transaction remains subject to the final approval of the TSX Venture Exchange (the "TSXV"). mCloud received conditional approval for the transaction from the TSXV on June 10, 2019.

3rd Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit to be held at HANNOVER MESSE 2020
July 11, 2019

3rd Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit to be held at HANNOVER MESSE 2020

For 2020, the core theme is promoting global adoption of modern manufacturing technologies and standards to improve sustainability.

Transportation Research Center announces SMARTCenter automated vehicle testing facility in Ohio
July 11, 2019

Transportation Research Center announces SMARTCenter automated vehicle testing facility in Ohio

The SMARTCenter gives transportation innovators opportunities to test automotive and mobility technologies in a safe, secure and repeatable real-world environment before the vehicles are deployed on public roads and highways.

WebNMS announces partnership with HMS Networks to focus on Industrial IoT Solutions
July 10, 2019

WebNMS announces partnership with HMS Networks to focus on Industrial IoT Solutions

The strategic collaboration will leverage the potential of the IOT platform vendor to achieve data driven digital transformation in manufacturing industry.

SensorThink announces Tom Martin as Vice President of Engineering
July 10, 2019

SensorThink announces Tom Martin as Vice President of Engineering

Martin is implementing a digital platform that combines IoT, automation and data analytics to deliver solutions to the warehousing and distribution industries.

Yokogawa Electric selected by ExxonMobil to establish Open Process Automation Test Bed
July 09, 2019

Yokogawa Electric selected by ExxonMobil to establish Open Process Automation Test Bed

ExxonMobil and Yokogawa are members of The Open Group Open Process Automation Forum (OPAF), an international forum of end users, system integrators, suppliers, academia, and standards organizations who are working together to develop the specifications for utilizing OPA technology in next generation process control systems.

Westermo announces acquisition of Neratec Solutions
July 09, 2019

Westermo announces acquisition of Neratec Solutions

Neratec has about 25 employees and a Sales of approximately 6,5 MCHF (62 MSEK) in 2018 with operations is in Bubikon in Switzerland. The acquisition will have limited impact on BEIJER GROUP’s earnings in 2019.

Northrop Grumman announces Kathy Warden as  chairman of board of directors
July 09, 2019

Northrop Grumman announces Kathy Warden as chairman of board of directors

Warden succeeds Wes Bush, who has served as chairman since July 2011. As previously announced, Bush will retire from the company and resign from the board on July 31, 2019. Donald E. Felsinger will continue to serve as the company’s lead independent director.

Vuzix announces patent filing for waveguide-based augmented reality smart glasses
July 01, 2019

Vuzix announces patent filing for waveguide-based augmented reality smart glasses

These smart glasses would incorporate multiple components of Vuzix IP and technology/ecosystem it has built around smart glasses

The SEMI Smart Manufacturing Initiative releases semiconductor industry’s Benchmark Survey
July 01, 2019

The SEMI Smart Manufacturing Initiative releases semiconductor industry’s Benchmark Survey

The survey was created by subject matter experts from the Americas Chapter of the SEMI Smart Manufacturing Technology Community. Member companies include Intel, Applied Materials, EMD Performance Materials, MAX International Engineering Group, Cimetrix, Jabil and SUNY Polytechnic Institute.

DENSO announces grants to 26 North American colleges and universities
June 28, 2019

DENSO announces grants to 26 North American colleges and universities

Grants will be used towards programs focused on design, materials management, mechanical and electrical engineering principles, thermodynamics, robotics and more.

Air Products and Chemicals wins 2019 Customer Excellence Award from Siemens
June 26, 2019

Air Products and Chemicals wins 2019 Customer Excellence Award from Siemens

Air Products and Chemicals Inc. provides atmospheric and process gases to a variety of manufacturers, as well as sell related equipment that manufacturers to create their own gases onsite.

FDT Group announces Executive Committee approval of FDT IIoT Server (FITS) specification for release to the FDT membership
June 25, 2019

FDT Group announces Executive Committee approval of FDT IIoT Server (FITS) specification for release to the FDT membership

The emerging FITS standard, set to release at year-end, will provide control system and device vendors with the opportunity to advance their intelligent automation solution offerings with FDT's standards-based, platform-independent, information-driven business models meeting the demands of the process and discrete markets.

Ohio Manufacturing Workforce Partnership awarded $12 Million Department of Labor grant to scale manufacturing apprenticeships
June 25, 2019

Ohio Manufacturing Workforce Partnership awarded $12 Million Department of Labor grant to scale manufacturing apprenticeships

The funding will play a vital role in helping Ohio address the workforce shortage and skills gap affecting manufacturing, as manufacturers across the state have repeatedly cited workforce as their top issue of concern.

Rittal partners with Atos and Siemens to develop Intelligent Edge Data Center
June 24, 2019

Rittal partners with Atos and Siemens to develop Intelligent Edge Data Center

The ‘Intelligent Edge Data Center’ (IEDC) is a configurable datacenter solution that enables companies to process IoT data in real-time

Samsung Electronics selects Optomec’s Aerosol Jet for electronics production
June 24, 2019

Samsung Electronics selects Optomec’s Aerosol Jet for electronics production

The Optomec Aerosol Jet 5X system supports 5-axis of coordination motion with a 200mm x 300mm x 200mm (x, y, z) print envelope and the ability to print features ranging from 10 microns to millimeters.

Arena Solutions announces strategic partnership with eBOM
June 20, 2019

Arena Solutions announces strategic partnership with eBOM

Under the partnership, eBOM will be able to replicate its sales model to all resellers in EMEA and Israel by enabling companies to streamline collaboration with distributed teams and supply chains throughout the new product development process.

Comau to build an automated manufacturing line for lithium-ion battery modules for Leclanché
June 20, 2019

Comau to build an automated manufacturing line for lithium-ion battery modules for Leclanché

The solution selected by Leclanché is capable of automating the entire battery manufacturing process, from pouch cell stacking and welding to the final assembly of up to 32 different product configurations.

Siemens to help European Space Agency develop aerospace design applications for metal additive manufacturing
June 20, 2019

Siemens to help European Space Agency develop aerospace design applications for metal additive manufacturing

The Design4AM project will result in a validated process for using Siemens’ additive manufacturing software to design and produce optimized, light-weighted structural parts for space applications, such as, among others, fittings (structurally bonded to CFRP panel), supports, and bipods.

iBASEt announces collaboration with Amazon Web services for MES software in the cloud
June 19, 2019

iBASEt announces collaboration with Amazon Web services for MES software in the cloud

Working with AWS, iBASEt provides A&D manufacturers with a platform to leverage native services to create and deploy a variety of applications and manage regular platform updates.

Rockwell Automation announces opening of Electric Vehicle (EV) Innovation Center
June 18, 2019

Rockwell Automation announces opening of Electric Vehicle (EV) Innovation Center

The center will provide live manufacturing demonstrations, hands-on trials utilizing new technology and events showcasing collaboration with industry experts and Rockwell Automation partners.

PLCopen announces changes to Board of Management
June 18, 2019

PLCopen announces changes to Board of Management

In view of his changed responsibilities within Siemens, Dirk Vielsäcker proposed to transfer his Board membership to his colleague Steffen Stang.

IFR Report: UVD Robot by Blue Ocean Robotics earns IERA Award 2019
June 18, 2019

IFR Report: UVD Robot by Blue Ocean Robotics earns IERA Award 2019

The collaborative robot autonomously drives around hospitals while emitting concentrated UV-C light to eliminate bacteria and other harmful microorganisms. As a result, hospitals can guarantee a 99.99% disinfection rate.

Engineers Without Borders UK announces Leeds University team as winners of Engineering for People Design Challenge
June 17, 2019

Engineers Without Borders UK announces Leeds University team as winners of Engineering for People Design Challenge

Over 6,500 first and second year students from universities across the UK and Ireland participated in the competition. The Grand Finals, held at the IET in London on 14th June, saw the top 37 teams pitch their ideas to a panel of expert judges in a bid to win the Grand Prize of a £2,000 educational bursary.

Endress+Hauser Open Integration Event: Process control industry wants open, interoperable systems instead of proprietary solutions
June 17, 2019

Endress+Hauser Open Integration Event: Process control industry wants open, interoperable systems instead of proprietary solutions

A highlight of the event was a presentation from representatives of the chemical and pharmaceutical industries outlining how they benefit from the partner program during digitalization of their processes – and what they would like to see in the future.

ABB to showcase first industrial artificial intelligence application using 5G wireless technology
June 17, 2019

ABB to showcase first industrial artificial intelligence application using 5G wireless technology

A joint pilot project by ABB, Atostek and Telia lays the foundation for new industrial solutions based on 5G wireless technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

ABB partners with University of Arkansas-Fort Smith to introduce Youth Apprenticeship Program for advanced manufacturing
June 14, 2019

ABB partners with University of Arkansas-Fort Smith to introduce Youth Apprenticeship Program for advanced manufacturing

The collaborative program was launched at the Fort Smith Area Chamber of Commerce Signing Day on May 3 when nine students from six local high schools officially joined ABB as apprentices.

ABB and Caruna announce four-year R&D collaboration agreement
June 13, 2019

ABB and Caruna announce four-year R&D collaboration agreement

The collaboration’s first phase focuses on the development and testing of a new kind of protection technology in the Noormarkku network area in Pori, Western Finland. The goal is to achieve a major improvement in the reliability of electricity distribution.

QComp Technologies announces expansion of Wisconsin production facility
June 13, 2019

QComp Technologies announces expansion of Wisconsin production facility

To meet current and future demand, QComp is continuing to add automation and applications engineers and electrical and installation technicians. QComp is a 100% employee owned ESOP company and currently has 40 team members.

Okuma announces opening of Dream Site 3 Smart Factory
June 12, 2019

Okuma announces opening of Dream Site 3 Smart Factory

This smart factory utilizes technology, robots and IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) to manufacture vertical and horizontal machining centers and double-column machining centers to support the company’s product line.

Clovity partners with Dispersive Networks to secure IoT solutions
June 11, 2019

Clovity partners with Dispersive Networks to secure IoT solutions

Dispersive's software-defined networking (SDN) technology combined with Clovity's IoT platform, CSensorNet, enables secure transmission, analysis, and visualization of edge device data for enterprises. The partnership is intended to accelerate IoT solutions development while providing two layers of security.

DENSO partners with Honeywell to develop hybrid-electric and fully-electric propulsion systems for urban air mobility
June 10, 2019

DENSO partners with Honeywell to develop hybrid-electric and fully-electric propulsion systems for urban air mobility

By converging their automotive and aerospace expertise, DENSO and Honeywell seek to create propulsion systems that make air travel cleaner, quieter, more efficient and easier to maintain.

Protolabs announces production capabilities for metal 3D printed parts
June 04, 2019

Protolabs announces production capabilities for metal 3D printed parts

Protolabs uses direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) technology—which is ISO 9001 and AS9100D-certified—to 3D print metal production parts. Once parts are built, several secondary options like post-process machining, tapping, reaming, and heat treatments are possible, and quality control measures like powder analysis, material traceability, and process validation are taken.

Cleo announces partnership with Astra to co-develop a native integration for IFS ERP customers
June 04, 2019

Cleo announces partnership with Astra to co-develop a native integration for IFS ERP customers

The global partnership creates a pathway for IFS customers to access the Cleo Integration Cloud platform, extending those organizations’ integration capabilities beyond B2B to include application and data integration for back-end ERP, CRM, FSM, SCM, BI, and other associated applications.