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Siemens and juwi announce partnership to focus on microgrids in mining
November 15, 2019

Siemens and juwi announce partnership to focus on microgrids in mining

The two companies aim to roll-out and continually develop a microgrid control system that enables the integration of power from renewable energy to a mine’s off-grid power supply.

HANNOVER MESSE event in Mexico draws 30,000
November 15, 2019

HANNOVER MESSE event in Mexico draws 30,000

ITM 2019 showcased smart manufacturing and digital transformation in Mexico, drawing more than 30,000 attendees from Mexico and abroad during the three-day event held from October 9-11 at the Poliforum León in Guanajuato, Mexico.

Chiron Group announces opening of German machining factory
November 14, 2019

Chiron Group announces opening of German machining factory

With a maximum annual production capacity of 400 high precision machining centers, the nearly 150,000-sq ft Chiron Precision Factory in located in Neuhausen, Germany.

Indegy announces partnership with Owl Cyber Defense Solutions to provide the safe unification of OT security data with IT monitoring systems
November 13, 2019

Indegy announces partnership with Owl Cyber Defense Solutions to provide the safe unification of OT security data with IT monitoring systems

The tested and certified joint Indegy-Owl solution gives customers the confidence of knowing that their OT network is physically inaccessible from the external network while being monitored by the Indegy Industrial Cybersecurity Suite.

Fortress Information Security announces launch of Asset to Vendor Network for Power Utilities (A2V)
November 08, 2019

Fortress Information Security announces launch of Asset to Vendor Network for Power Utilities (A2V)

A2V is designed to address concerns about protecting the U.S. power grid from cyber threats by promoting collaboration among electric companies. A2V will help reduce the costs associated with cybersecurity regulatory compliance in an effort to cope with budgetary limitations.

Industrial Internet Consortium announces V2.2 of the Industrial Internet Vocabulary Technical Report
November 06, 2019

Industrial Internet Consortium announces V2.2 of the Industrial Internet Vocabulary Technical Report

The new report includes a new definition for digital twin and eliminates virtual entity in favor of digital representation. Other terms added to the report include physical entity and physical entity of interest, describing a physical object such as factory equipment that could be monitored or that is already being monitored by an IoT system.

Gulf Bridge International (GBI) and Microsoft partner to accelerate cloud connectivity in the Middle East
November 05, 2019

Gulf Bridge International (GBI) and Microsoft partner to accelerate cloud connectivity in the Middle East

The strategic partnership will enable organisations to gain faster access to the Microsoft Azure Cloud, with the goal of high performance, security and compliance to better transform their business operations.

Kontrol Energy announces partnership with RF Controls to deploy smart asset management solutions
November 01, 2019

Kontrol Energy announces partnership with RF Controls to deploy smart asset management solutions

Under the strategic partnership, Kontrol and RF Controls will jointly undertake efforts to promote and deploy the CS Smart Antenna Real-Time Location System (RTLS) integrated into Kontrol's energy and asset performance tracking software.

Westermo announces acquisition of Virtual Access Limited
October 31, 2019

Westermo announces acquisition of Virtual Access Limited

Virtual Access Limited, an Irish-based technology company specializes in wireless industrial routers and gateways, and managed connectivity services for customers in the utility, traffic management and telecommunications sectors.

Madison College students win Industrial Robotics Competition at Wisconsin Manufacturing and Technology Show
October 28, 2019

Madison College students win Industrial Robotics Competition at Wisconsin Manufacturing and Technology Show

The contest tested robotic programming knowledge by challenging students to complete a set of tasks on a FANUC education robot in three hours. The objective included program planning, end of arm tool selection, robot programming and teamwork. A panel of experts judged the 23 teams on their ability to complete the assignment, efficiency, teamwork and robotics knowledge.

Bentley Systems announces winners of Year in Infrastructure 2019 Awards
October 28, 2019

Bentley Systems announces winners of Year in Infrastructure 2019 Awards

Bentley Systems acknowledged 18 Year in Infrastructure Awards winners and nine Special Recognition Awards winners at a ceremony and gala on October 24 at the conclusion of the Year in Infrastructure 2019 Conference in Singapore.

HANNOVER MESSE 2020 to focus on digital transformation and logistics
October 25, 2019

HANNOVER MESSE 2020 to focus on digital transformation and logistics

At the upcoming HANNOVER MESSE (20–24 April 2020), some 6,000 companies from all around the world will present a broad array of industrial products and solutions.

Verizon helps NC fiber optic cable manufacturing facility implement 5G-enabled solutions
October 24, 2019

Verizon helps NC fiber optic cable manufacturing facility implement 5G-enabled solutions

Corning will use Verizon’s 5G technology to test how 5G can enhance functions such as factory automation and quality assurance in one of a fiber optic cable manufacturing facility.

MachineMetrics announces MachineMetrics IIoT Partner Ecosystem
October 21, 2019

MachineMetrics announces MachineMetrics IIoT Partner Ecosystem

The MachineMetrics IIoT Partner Ecysostem is powering a range of services and enabling complete end-to-end solutions and continuous value creation for both discrete manufacturing customers and participating partners, and includes a number of companies like Amazon Web Services, Hurco, Tsugami, SECO Tools, Saint Gobain, and McKinsey and Company

Senseye partners with Ultimo Software Solutions to deliver combined Enterprise Asset Management and Predictive Maintenance system
October 16, 2019

Senseye partners with Ultimo Software Solutions to deliver combined Enterprise Asset Management and Predictive Maintenance system

The partnership will result in the delivery of an Enterprise Asset Management and Predictive Maintenance system that provides industrial organizations with tools to assess, manage and optimize their industrial assets and maintenance processes using Industry 4.0 best practices. The collaboration began in 2018 as part of the Manufacturing Technology Centre’s Factory in a Box project.

Ericsson announces Texas-based 5G smart manufacturing factory
October 16, 2019

Ericsson announces Texas-based 5G smart manufacturing factory

The 28,000sqm factory, announced in June, will produce 5G and Advanced Antenna System radios to boost network capacity and coverage to meet the demand for rapid 5G deployments in North America.

CAMI Research announces partnership with Doyle Manufacturing for plug and play Cable Eye Solutions
October 15, 2019

CAMI Research announces partnership with Doyle Manufacturing for plug and play Cable Eye Solutions

Effective immediately, Doyle will begin offering value added services to CableEye users, providing design and manufacture of single or multi-block panels that are 100% electrically tested by CableEye and include a detailed test report.

Adesto partners with Microsoft to accelerate IoT solutions
October 03, 2019

Adesto partners with Microsoft to accelerate IoT solutions

Adesto’s SmartServer IoT is a multi-protocol industrial edge server with an open, extensible interface. It lets customers connect their industrial data to Microsoft Azure IoT to perform analytics on that data.

Ocean Data Systems signs technology agreement with Rockwell Automation to deliver FactoryTalk® connectivity in Dream Report
October 01, 2019

Ocean Data Systems signs technology agreement with Rockwell Automation to deliver FactoryTalk® connectivity in Dream Report

Dream Report 5.0 R2 delivers the first of several FactoryTalk® connectors enabling it to access historical data without the need for third-party interfaces such as OPC or ODBC.

Endress+Hauser partners with Deutsche Telekom to expand 5G ecosystem for industry
October 01, 2019

Endress+Hauser partners with Deutsche Telekom to expand 5G ecosystem for industry

The aim of the cooperation is to develop joint offers in the field of measurement and automation technology for the process industry. This involves the integration of measuring instruments and accessories into the next generation of mobile communication networks as well as digital services based on them.

Collegiate Inventors Competition names 2019 finalists
September 27, 2019

Collegiate Inventors Competition names 2019 finalists

Established in 1990, the Collegiate Inventors Competition is a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame and is sponsored by the USPTO, Arrow Electronics (People’s Choice Award), Merck, Hologic and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

CNC Machines announces launch of 2019 CNC Machines Manufacturing Scholarship program
September 26, 2019

CNC Machines announces launch of 2019 CNC Machines Manufacturing Scholarship program

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must submit a 1000-1300-word essay via CNC Machines’ online form about why they chose to pursue a care in manufacturing; what they think can be done to attract younger generations to the field; as well as include information on their skills, goals and future plans.

Emerson awards two 2019 ASCO Engineering Scholarships at PACK EXPO
September 26, 2019

Emerson awards two 2019 ASCO Engineering Scholarships at PACK EXPO

Curtis and Ott each received a $5,000 scholarship at an awards ceremony held at PACK EXPO and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2019 in Las Vegas, produced by PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. Emerson also awarded two grants of $1,000 to benefit the engineering departments of MIT and Missouri S&T.

HighByte announces live beta program for HighByte Intelligence Hub
September 25, 2019

HighByte announces live beta program for HighByte Intelligence Hub

HighByte Intelligence Hub will be the company’s first product to market since incorporating in August 2018. HighByte launched the beta program as part of its Agile approach to software design and development.

Eaton donates $2M to San Jacinto College's enter for Petrochemical, Energy, & Technology (CPET)
September 20, 2019

Eaton donates $2M to San Jacinto College's enter for Petrochemical, Energy, & Technology (CPET)

Eaton’s consulting, electrical design services and equipment donations helped San Jacinto create a hands-on environment and curriculum for students to study complex energy technologies and ultimately enter the regional workforce better prepared for success.

Beckhoff Automation announces Wayne Schmeichel as Director of Operations
September 20, 2019

Beckhoff Automation announces Wayne Schmeichel as Director of Operations

Schmeichel has assumed management responsibilities for multiple teams, including customer service, logistics and inventory/supply chain. He also helps direct, plan and coordinate operational activities for the Savage, Minn. headquarters.

Rockwell Automation announces three additions to Machine Safety System Integrator program
September 12, 2019

Rockwell Automation announces three additions to Machine Safety System Integrator program

The Machine Safety System Integrator program connects companies with system integrators that have expertise in current safety standards and a track record of designing safety systems. The program now has 45 members located around the world.

Industrial Internet Consortium announces IIC Accelerator Program
September 12, 2019

Industrial Internet Consortium announces IIC Accelerator Program

The IIC Accelerator Program encompasses several initiatives for users of IoT technology who want to discuss challenges with their peers, get advice from IIC experts, or seek guidance to solve complex technical problems.

COPA-DATA announces Giuseppe Menin as Industry Manager for Pharmaceutical
September 09, 2019

COPA-DATA announces Giuseppe Menin as Industry Manager for Pharmaceutical

As Industry Manager for Pharmaceuticals, Giuseppe Menin can share his industry expertise with the entire COPA-DATA Group, and will be involved in further development of the zenon Software Platform.

Mitsubishi Electric holds workforce development program in Houston
September 05, 2019

Mitsubishi Electric holds workforce development program in Houston

As part of the company’s Workforce Development Program, it aims to bring its equipment to schools, technical colleges, and non-profit organizations, and provide skills in programming, service, maintenance and operations. Mitsubishi Electric Automation granted a CNC Specialist Certification to those who successfully completed the program, which was offered during the week of August 26-30th.

Altizon announces Four Week IIOT Challenge
September 05, 2019

Altizon announces Four Week IIOT Challenge

During the Four Week IIoT Challenge, Altizon will work directly with participants to integrate a specific manufacturing process with Alitzon’s Datonis platform, with the goal of leveraging machine data to improve Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) while delivering the foundation for a scalable enterprise-wide IIoT strategy.

Schneider Electric announces investment in SE Ventures global investment fund
September 03, 2019

Schneider Electric announces investment in SE Ventures global investment fund

SEV has invested in category leaders such as AutoGrid, Claroty, Element Analytics, and Sense. They recently closed on investments with Titan AES, a novel Li-ion battery management system, and Synapticon, a motion control platform for industrial robots, and anticipate investing in 10 or more new startups annually.

PLCopen announces partnership with PACK EXPO Las Vegas
September 03, 2019

PLCopen announces partnership with PACK EXPO Las Vegas

PLCopen joins with OMAC and the OPC Foundation at this event to show that the combined technologies and standards contribute even more to the industry. All three organizations have a focus to a different section of the production flow; however combine with their vision, standards, and activities.

Siemens helps Krone establish digitalization strategy
August 29, 2019

Siemens helps Krone establish digitalization strategy

Using solutions including the Teamcenter portfolio and NX software, Krone will launch a digitalization program that will support processes over the entire product lifecycle as well as collaborative work between departments by leveraging the broad, integrated solutions that are part of the Siemens Digital Innovation Platform.

Honeywell helps Mexican petrochemical company incorporate intelligent wearables to enhance training and safety
August 29, 2019

Honeywell helps Mexican petrochemical company incorporate intelligent wearables to enhance training and safety

Honeywell is delivering a complete outcome-based solution that tracks specific key performance indicators and integrates hardware, software and services, and a full Wi-Fi infrastructure to support use of the solution across the plant.

ecom announces Digital Products and Services solution
August 29, 2019

ecom announces Digital Products and Services solution

ecom's Digital Products and Services solution offers a service to project and IT managers as well as users of enterprise mobility solutions. As part of this solution, ecom delivers tablets or smartphones such as the Tab-Ex 02 or the Smart-Ex 02 directly with the customer-specific configuration secured in a container

LocatorX announces appointment Thomas "Tom" Watjen to its board of directors.
August 26, 2019

LocatorX announces appointment Thomas "Tom" Watjen to its board of directors.

LocatorX's portfolio of tracking solutions work together to improve supply chain transparency and traceability down to the item level. Products include unique 2D bar codes, an NFC/Bluetooth-encrypted chip and an upcoming Global Resource Locator to be powered by a Solid-State Miniature Atomic Clock.

ISA’s 2019 Process Industry Conference to shed light on issues in the energy processing and process manufacturing industries
August 26, 2019

ISA’s 2019 Process Industry Conference to shed light on issues in the energy processing and process manufacturing industries

ISA’s 2019 Process Industry Conference (PIC) is taking place 4-6 November at the Westin Houston, Memorial City. This is an event for those who wish to understand the demands and find answers to problems in energy processing and process manufacturing.

Semcon announces partnership with EDRMedeso with focus on digital twins
August 23, 2019

Semcon announces partnership with EDRMedeso with focus on digital twins

The partnership in digital twins was launched in June 2019 and is part of Semcon’s increased focus on digital services. The goal is to start the first project with EDRMedeso during the autumn.

Kaspersky Report: Over half of ICS incidents caused by employee errors
August 22, 2019

Kaspersky Report: Over half of ICS incidents caused by employee errors

According to the survey, digitalization of industrial networks and adoption of Industry 4.0 standards are a priority for many industrial companies. Four out of five organizations (81%) consider operational network digitalization to be an important or very important task for this year.