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Automate 2019 announces Automation Works! Day to help fill open manufacturing jobs
March 20, 2019

Automate 2019 announces Automation Works! Day to help fill open manufacturing jobs

Activities on April 11, the last day of the event, will include theater sessions focused on working in automation, culminating in a networking session from 12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., for job seekers to connect with exhibitors who are specifically looking for new employees. Registration for the show floor and the Automation Works! day activities is free.

Epsilon to help Bangladeshi ICT company enhance global connectivity
March 19, 2019

Epsilon to help Bangladeshi ICT company enhance global connectivity

aamra can now use the Infiny by Epsilon on-demand connectivity platform to directly access a global ecosystem of Internet Exchanges (IX).

Schneider Electric partners with Vericlave to enhance cybersecurity solutions
March 18, 2019

Schneider Electric partners with Vericlave to enhance cybersecurity solutions

The partnership combines Vericlave’s technology with Schneider Electric’s EcoStructure architecture and platform to provide a multi-layered approach that includes cybersecurity solutions, services and expertise to help industrial organizations secure their operations and strengthen their cyber posture.

Emerson earns ISASecure System Security Assurance (SSA) Level 1 cybersecurity certification
March 18, 2019

Emerson earns ISASecure System Security Assurance (SSA) Level 1 cybersecurity certification

This certification, for the company’s DeltaV distributed control system, is the latest step in Emerson’s commitment to provide secure digital transformation solutions for customers. ISASecure SSA Level 1 certification covers critical standards of the family of standards, ANSI/ISA 62443 (IEC 62443).

HANNOVER MESSE 2019 announces digital visitor-analysis service for exhibitors
March 14, 2019

HANNOVER MESSE 2019 announces digital visitor-analysis service for exhibitors

At this year's show, which runs from 1 to 5 April, visitors will for the first time be handed little Bluetooth tags along with their badges as they pass through the entry gates. The tags support anonymous analysis of visitor flows on the exhibition grounds and at individual stands. This kind of analysis is particularly useful for companies operating large or medium-size showcases

HMS Networks acquires majority of WEBfactory
March 13, 2019

HMS Networks acquires majority of WEBfactory

HMS has acquired 74.9% of all shares in WEBfactory. The remaining 25.1% is owned by CEO Bernhard Böhrer who also stays as managing director.

Automate announces seven Launch Pad Startup Competition finalists
March 13, 2019

Automate announces seven Launch Pad Startup Competition finalists

On April 10 at 3 p.m. in the “Win the Future” theater, the seven finalists will have five minutes to pitch their technology solution to a panel of judges comprised of industry leaders and investors.

Schneider Electric announces strategic partnership with Planon
March 13, 2019

Schneider Electric announces strategic partnership with Planon

The initial collaboration combines Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Building Advisor – a Building Management System (BMS) and agnostic advisory platform – which connects people and technology collaboratively – and Planon Universe – an integrated software platform to optimize real estate, workplace, and facility management services performances.

Seeq announces addition of 50 system integration partners to enhance process manufacturing coverage
March 12, 2019

Seeq announces addition of 50 system integration partners to enhance process manufacturing coverage

Partners have been selected and certified based upon their experience and understanding of how to apply Seeq across a variety of technology solutions

Lanner Electronics announces integration partnership with Interactor
March 11, 2019

Lanner Electronics announces integration partnership with Interactor

The joint solution of Lanner’s validated white-box gateway integrated with the edge computing software by Interactor is developed to enable interoperability and connectivity on both hardware and software levels in industrial automation and smart city deployments.

TM Robotics report: Majority of automation distributors believe collaborative robot performance is lacking
March 11, 2019

TM Robotics report: Majority of automation distributors believe collaborative robot performance is lacking

The report states that over 55 per cent of automation distributors do not believe collaborative robot technology is advanced enough to deliver the performance demands of manufacturing or packaging industries. This coincides with over 80 per cent of distributors witnessing no decline in industrial robot sales since the dawn of the cobot.

Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) publishes tenth edition of Journal of Innovation
March 11, 2019

Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) publishes tenth edition of Journal of Innovation

The Journal of Innovation highlights the innovative ideas, approaches, products and services emerging within the industrial internet such as Data, IoT and digital transformation, AI, smart cities, the smart factory and edge computing.

Honeywell ISA100 Wireless Device Manager earns ISASecure cybersecurity certification
March 07, 2019

Honeywell ISA100 Wireless Device Manager earns ISASecure cybersecurity certification

The ISASecure certification provides assurances that development of the WDMY is managed under a secure development lifecycle and will maintain its security capabilities as the product is changed and maintained over its lifecycle.

BP and ABB announce collaboration through MEC frame agreement
March 07, 2019

BP and ABB announce collaboration through MEC frame agreement

BP has appointed ABB as one of its global Main Electrical Contractors (MEC) for the provision of engineering, procurement and construction of electrical equipment for BP Upstream Major Capital Projects.

ISA announces ISA Energy & Water Automation Conference
March 06, 2019

ISA announces ISA Energy & Water Automation Conference

The conference program will feature technologies and best practices that apply to multiple infrastructure sectors. Today’s challenges include leveraging data analytics in a meaningful way, navigating the new world of IIoT with safety and cybersecurity in mind, and applying the insights of recent Smart Cities Initiatives to improve operations.

CADENAS announces start of Engineering Newcomer design competition
March 06, 2019

CADENAS announces start of Engineering Newcomer design competition

The young inventors, from technical disciplines of universities and technical colleges, have the opportunity up to 31 July 2019 to participate in the Engineering Newcomer 2019 with their project designs created within their study work.

RIA announces 2019 Engelberger Robotics Award Winners  Catherine Morris and Dr. Howie Choset
March 06, 2019

RIA announces 2019 Engelberger Robotics Award Winners Catherine Morris and Dr. Howie Choset

RIA will honor Catherine Morris, group leader and director of automotive sales at ATI Industrial Automation and long-time RIA board member and former chairperson; and Dr. Howie Choset, robotics professor at Carnegie Mellon University and co-founder of the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute.

Nord Modules announces company launch in the US
March 06, 2019

Nord Modules announces company launch in the US

The Nord Modules product line includes the Top Mover that mounts on MiR100 and MiR200 robots to deliver material to and from Nord Modules’ gates installed at production lines, storage systems or conveyors.

HARTING Biel announces customized 3-D-MID solutions
March 05, 2019

HARTING Biel announces customized 3-D-MID solutions

In cooperation with Shadow Robot Company Ltd, HARTING AG will use the Geneva Motor Show (March 7-17, 2019) to demonstrate how to achieve greater safety by integrating 3D-MID components/smart surface inside the vehicle, for example via the recognition of driver vital signs.

FieldComm Group and The Open Group Process Automation Forum announce liaison agreement
March 05, 2019

FieldComm Group and The Open Group Process Automation Forum announce liaison agreement

FieldComm Group and The Open Group Process Automation Forum have completed a liaison agreement to leverage FieldComm Group specifications within the OPAF ‘standard of standards’

Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) issues call for proposals for eight topic areas
March 05, 2019

Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) issues call for proposals for eight topic areas

ARM is a collaborative in robotics and workforce innovation, focused on increasing U.S. global manufacturing competitiveness by progressing robotics innovation and the availability of skilled workers. ARM’s 189 members participate in project calls.

Bentley Systems announces open nominations for Year in Infrastructure 2019 Awards
February 28, 2019

Bentley Systems announces open nominations for Year in Infrastructure 2019 Awards

The Year in Infrastructure Awards are an integral part of Bentley’s annual Year in Infrastructure Conference. The deadline for nominations is April 30, 2019.

The International Society of Automation (ISA) announces registration open for 2019 Analysis Division Symposium
February 27, 2019

The International Society of Automation (ISA) announces registration open for 2019 Analysis Division Symposium

ISA offers two training workshops led by industry experts who have real-world experience applying the technology. On Sunday, 5 May, ISA will hold both introductory and advanced ISA process analyzer courses. On Thursday, 9 May, vendors will provide hands-on training on their solutions and applications

Mocana and PrimeKey announces the integration of Mocana TrustCenter and PrimeKey EJBCA Enterprise
February 27, 2019

Mocana and PrimeKey announces the integration of Mocana TrustCenter and PrimeKey EJBCA Enterprise

With the integration between Mocana TrustCenter and EJBCA Enterprise, IoT companies can support one-touch and zero-touch provisioning of keys and certificates with data/code authenticity and confidentiality throughout the lifecycle of IoT devices and embedded systems.

Dialogic and Epsilon to collaborate on carrier-class UCaaS platform
February 26, 2019

Dialogic and Epsilon to collaborate on carrier-class UCaaS platform

This combination will allow the incorporation of functionality such as chatbots, call transcription, intent analysis, workflow automation, and fraud detection.

Carnegie Mellon research aims at identifying causes for defects in 3D Printing
February 22, 2019

Carnegie Mellon research aims at identifying causes for defects in 3D Printing

New research published today in Science, led by researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and Argonne National Laboratory, has identified how and when these gas pockets form, as well as a methodology to predict their formation – a pivotal discovery that could dramatically improve the 3D printing process.

Maplesoft and Sigmetrix announce direct operations in China
February 21, 2019

Maplesoft and Sigmetrix announce direct operations in China

The two Cybernet Group companies now have an office in Shanghai that is staffed by local experts to provide products and solutions to their customers within all of China.

Phoenix Contact announces Benton Central Jr./Sr. High School as winner of Nanoline Contest
February 20, 2019

Phoenix Contact announces Benton Central Jr./Sr. High School as winner of Nanoline Contest

For designing and building an automated Paint Brush Cleaner, this is the second consecutive win and third overall for a Benton Central team

Northrop Grumman Corporation announces appointment Om Prakash as Chief Executive, Japan
February 19, 2019

Northrop Grumman Corporation announces appointment Om Prakash as Chief Executive, Japan

As chief executive, Northrop Grumman Japan, Prakash will be responsible for ensuring effective performance on current programs, as well as developing in-country growth opportunities.

ISA announces final call for Educational Foundation Scholarship applications
February 15, 2019

ISA announces final call for Educational Foundation Scholarship applications

University students who have potential in the field of automation should submit an application. All applications must be submitted no later than 24 February 2019 for consideration.

OSI to help Spanish power company enhance SCADA/Generation Management System
February 15, 2019

OSI to help Spanish power company enhance SCADA/Generation Management System

This system with replace an aging SCADA/GMS currently servicing the Balearic and Canary Islands, two Spanish archipelagos in the Mediterranean Sea and off the coast of northwestern Africa, respectively.

Beckhoff Automation announces Kevin Barker as President
February 14, 2019

Beckhoff Automation announces Kevin Barker as President

As the new president, Barker will oversee all sales, engineering, marketing and administrative operations from the headquarters of Beckhoff Automation LLC in Savage, Minn. (Minneapolis area).

Dassault Systèmes announces acquisition of elecworks automation design software product line from Trace Software International
February 14, 2019

Dassault Systèmes announces acquisition of elecworks automation design software product line from Trace Software International

The acquisition of the elecworks assets will streamline and boost Dassault Systèmes’ development of an integrated mechatronics solution on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to help its SOLIDWORKS customers address electrical design challenges in the development of smart products.

CyberX partners with Spire Solutions to strengthen industrial cybersecurity solutions in the Middle East
February 14, 2019

CyberX partners with Spire Solutions to strengthen industrial cybersecurity solutions in the Middle East

CyberX is an industrial cybersecurity company to have been awarded a patent for its ICS-aware threat detection analytics and machine learning technology, and the only industrial cybersecurity company founded by blue-team cyber experts.

Northrop Grumman announces Chris Deeble as Chief Executive, Northrop Grumman Australia
February 14, 2019

Northrop Grumman announces Chris Deeble as Chief Executive, Northrop Grumman Australia

As a defense contractor, Northrop Grumman will continue to make investments in Australia to support local platform sustainment, supply chain opportunities, workforce development and more.

Inductive Automation announces partnership with FreeWave Technologies for enhanced IoT data visibility
February 13, 2019

Inductive Automation announces partnership with FreeWave Technologies for enhanced IoT data visibility

The two companies span many common verticals to include oil & gas, utilities, and agriculture markets that require the collection of sensor data for process optimization, preventative maintenance, and compliance reporting.

Claroty announces Admiral (Ret.) Michael S. Rogers as Chairman of the company’s Board of Advisors
February 13, 2019

Claroty announces Admiral (Ret.) Michael S. Rogers as Chairman of the company’s Board of Advisors

As Chairman of Claroty’s Board of Advisors, Rogers will lead a distinguished cadre of business and security leaders to provide guidance and counsel to the company and its customers on emerging cybersecurity trends and requirements.

MDISS announces best practices for securing medical systems based on ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards
February 13, 2019

MDISS announces best practices for securing medical systems based on ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards

The intent is to share the information across the network of MDISS member organizations, which includes medical device manufacturers, healthcare software companies, hospital networks, and insurance companies.

ValvTechnologies announces Keith Whittaker as Director of Global Quality Management
February 11, 2019

ValvTechnologies announces Keith Whittaker as Director of Global Quality Management

Based in Houston, Whittaker will report to company president, Kevin Hunt, and be responsible for global quality standards, programs and systems. In this role, he will lead the development and continuous improvement of our quality programs and processes to support the growth and globalization of the company.

ABB and Intel to collaborate on distribution automation systems
February 08, 2019

ABB and Intel to collaborate on distribution automation systems

At the core of the agreement is ABB Ability smart substation control and protection for electrical systems, SSC600, powered by Intel® Xeon® processors.