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EdgeX Foundry announces EdgeX-enabled developer kits
October 18, 2018

EdgeX Foundry announces EdgeX-enabled developer kits

There will be two different kinds of dev kits - community and commercial. For options in the community track, the bill of materials will be purchased independently online, the code will be downloaded straight from a special repository on the project GitHub, and questions will be answered through forums like the EdgeX Rocket Chat.

Bentley Systems releases iModel.js open-source library
October 17, 2018

Bentley Systems releases iModel.js open-source library

The iModel.js library is a collection of JavaScript packages that build on standards for modern cloud and web development.

Parker Hannifin releases Parker T-Slot Aluminum Design Architect software
October 05, 2018

Parker Hannifin releases Parker T-Slot Aluminum Design Architect software

Available as a free download on the Parker website, the software has been highlighted by Parker design centers, professional users, and DIYers for its interface, BOM generation, and quote capabilities.

Watlow introduces Watlow SELECT Visual Designer
October 03, 2018

Watlow introduces Watlow SELECT Visual Designer

Watlow’s Visual Designer uses pictures for product option menus and provides a constantly updated drawing of the product being configured. Users click on the features needed and watch them appear in the drawing.

CIMdata releases 'Connecting the Value Chain to Accelerate New Product Introduction' eBook
July 09, 2018

CIMdata releases 'Connecting the Value Chain to Accelerate New Product Introduction' eBook

This eBook confronts the trend toward engineering designs comprising a high percentage of procured-in content, and the organizational issues of cross-functional coordination especially between engineering and procurement.

PLCopen announces SFC software construction guidelines
July 06, 2018

PLCopen announces SFC software construction guidelines

This document explains the advantages of Sequential Function Chart, SFC. This is a very expressive graphic formalism of the IEC 61131-3 standard. It is not considered a programming language as it needs other languages to express transition conditions and actions.

Rockwell Automation announces Studio 5000 Application Code Manager application
June 28, 2018

Rockwell Automation announces Studio 5000 Application Code Manager application

The Studio 5000 Application Code Manager application provides a single place for engineers to access the content, build their applications and even test applications before they build a cabinet.

Hannover Fairs USA announces Solutions Theater for IIoT education
June 20, 2018

Hannover Fairs USA announces Solutions Theater for IIoT education

The education programs and demonstrations will take place from September 10-14 on the HANNOVER MESSE USA trade show floor co-located with IMTS 2018 at McCormick Place in Chicago on Level 2 of the Lakeside Building.

VDMA releases OPC UA companion specifications for robotics and machine vision
June 20, 2018

VDMA releases OPC UA companion specifications for robotics and machine vision

The OPC UA Vision companion specification is now available free of charge as VDMA Specification number 40100 (as release candidate version). The OPC
UA Robotics companion specification is now available free of charge as VDMA Specification number 40010 (as draft version).

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions releases 2018 Catalog and Design Guide
June 19, 2018

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions releases 2018 Catalog and Design Guide

The catalog and design guide illustrates a range of products engineered for use as building blocks in linear motion assemblies depending on the customers’ application needs.

Microchip Technology announces 2D Touch Surface library
May 21, 2018

Microchip Technology announces 2D Touch Surface library

Designed for implementing small touch pads and screens, the 2D Touch Surface library runs on a device’s existing MCU. This removes the need for a dedicated touch controller, giving product designers the flexibility to add finger position tracking and gesture detection, such as swipes, pinch and zoom, to products.

Rockwell Automation and Cisco release several Converged Plantwide Ethernet network design guides
April 20, 2018

Rockwell Automation and Cisco release several Converged Plantwide Ethernet network design guides

The guides are intended give companies best practices for wired and wireless network architectures when deploying cloud and mobile industrial IoT solutions. The free resources are the latest addition to the Converged Plantwide Ethernet (CPwE) program.

ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) announces “Consulting Engineering Essentials” course
March 08, 2018

ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) announces “Consulting Engineering Essentials” course

The course “Consulting Engineering Essentials” taking place on March 29 in New Orleans, provides an overview of ownership responsibilities and offers insights to help develop project engineers into well-rounded consulting engineers.

Festo and CADENAS announce launch of Festo Design Tool 3D Online
January 24, 2018

Festo and CADENAS announce launch of Festo Design Tool 3D Online

As of now, Festo customers can also use the Festo Design Tool 3D online, without installation or plug-in and independent of their browser. In addition, the web version is now integrated in the Festo product catalog under the category "Ready-to-install solutions".

Bentley Institute Press releases Plain Language BIM print and eBook versions
December 18, 2017

Bentley Institute Press releases Plain Language BIM print and eBook versions

Plain Language BIM is written for beginners and for those with experience with BIM strategies to ensure all professionals are thoroughly prepared to be part of industry efforts focused on advancing BIM.

Webinar: Sustainable Panel Design with New Technologies
October 20, 2017

Webinar: Sustainable Panel Design with New Technologies

Join us for this free session, on Thursday, Nov 2, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT, which will explore efficient and sustainable panel design. We will discuss new technologies such as flat-rear systems and intelligent connectivity and their impact on overall panel size and installation.

October 20, 2017

Roboteq introduces RoboAGVSim free AGV design simulator

A Magnetic track guided AGV can be built with just two Roboteq components: An MGS1600 magnetic guide sensor and any Roboteq Dual Channel motor controller. The sensor measures the distance to the center of the track. Using its built-in programming language, the motor controller takes this data and computes the power to apply to the left and right motor needed for the robot to stay on track.

ISA publishes new book: Process Analyzer Systems Project Engineering and Management
October 11, 2017

ISA publishes new book: Process Analyzer Systems Project Engineering and Management

Process Analyzer Systems Project Engineering and Management by Gary Nichols, PE, CAP®, includes specific recommendations for defining hardware and documentation deliverables, adhering to procurement policy, working with team members in other disciplines and in the supply chain, and communicating among project teams.

Opto 22 announces OptoPartners IoT Certification program
August 21, 2017

Opto 22 announces OptoPartners IoT Certification program

This program is designed to address a specific need as Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), or Industry 4.0 applications and projects proliferate.

Bedrock announces free online training for Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
August 21, 2017

Bedrock announces free online training for Integrated Development Environment (IDE)

Initially developed to train Bedrock end users and partners in programming applications to the IEC 61131-3 standard, the software and the IDE can be used to build PLC, DCS, and SCADA RTU applications that are cryptographically authenticated to the Bedrock platform.

RS Component announces sponsorship of 'Kids Invent Stuff' YouTube channel
July 18, 2017

RS Component announces sponsorship of 'Kids Invent Stuff' YouTube channel

The objective of the channel is to provide primary school aged children with the chance to engage with real engineering projects. Each month, children submit their ideas for inventions to solve a different challenge. One idea is then chosen, built and tested on camera.

Matrox Imaging announces launch of Matrox Vision Academy
May 04, 2017

Matrox Imaging announces launch of Matrox Vision Academy

Designed to better serve Matrox software users located around the world, the on-demand Matrox Vision Academy expands upon the current classroom-based on premise training sessions to help users build out skill sets and knowledge on their own timeline and from their preferred location.

Matrox announces Design Assistant 5 classroom training for May 2017
March 10, 2017

Matrox announces Design Assistant 5 classroom training for May 2017

The training session is tailored for systems integrators, in-house integration specialists, machine builders and OEMs who wish to develop vision or inspection systems for deployment on Matrox smart cameras or any PC with GigE Vision or USB3 Vision cameras, including Matrox 4Sight GPm industrial computers.

January 13, 2017

Mentor Graphics introduces Mentor Safe ISO 26262 qualification programs

Mentor is an automotive systems supplier providing design tools and embedded software in the areas of connectivity, electrification, autonomous drive and vehicle architecture.

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Weidmuller introduces HDC Cable Configurator online design tool
December 22, 2016

Weidmuller introduces HDC Cable Configurator online design tool

This “design-to-order” tool is intended to simplify the design and assembly of the end-to-end HDC connection.

Miki-Pulley introduces 3D model interface tool on website
December 22, 2016

Miki-Pulley introduces 3D model interface tool on website

The 3D model interface allows for an faceted search so customers can find a solution. Designers can select and configure the exact Miki coupling, brake and clutch solution for a particular application

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JTAG introduces JTAG Maps design application
November 09, 2016

JTAG introduces JTAG Maps design application

JTAG Maps is an extension to the Altium Designer tool suite that allows the user/engineer to assess the capabilities of the JTAG/boundary-scan resources on their design - before committing to layout.

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CADENAS and Missler announce integration of manufacturers catalogs into TopSolid interface
November 02, 2016

CADENAS and Missler announce integration of manufacturers catalogs into TopSolid interface

By providing 3D CAD models, approved and certified by their suppliers, directly into TopSolid via a web service, CADENAS and Missler Software allow designers to produce their projects more quickly.

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Webinar: Increase Production and Optimize Manufacturing Processes Using Simulation
September 23, 2016

Webinar: Increase Production and Optimize Manufacturing Processes Using Simulation

The webinar will show how engineers, production managers, and decision makers can rapidly assess the options for adapting an existing line to make a new product, increase production, or optimize a process to reduce costs.

NGRAIN announces open-source Viewer for Android
July 14, 2016

NGRAIN announces open-source Viewer for Android

NGRAIN Viewer for Android offers organizations working with heavy equipment, assemblies, and other industrial assets in the field, the opportunity to explore possible use cases for smart glasses and 3D content.

Lenze introduces EASY Product Finder online search tool
July 01, 2016

Lenze introduces EASY Product Finder online search tool

The EASY Product Finder is designed for machine designers and engineers to explore and specify Lenze engineered power drive, automation and motion control solutions.

Models Unleashed: Virtual Plant and Model Predictive Control Applications - $47.00
May 23, 2016

Models Unleashed: Virtual Plant and Model Predictive Control Applications - $47.00

By: Gregory K. McMillan and Robert A. Cameron
This portable pocket guide goes beyond theoretical concepts and provides new insight into the implementation practices after the objectives have been defined and the technology decisions have been made.

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Modeling, Control, Simulation and Diagnosis of Complex Industrial and Energy Systems - $63.00
May 23, 2016

Modeling, Control, Simulation and Diagnosis of Complex Industrial and Energy Systems - $63.00

Part of the ISA/O3neida series, this book will be of interest to practitioners within the automation field, particularly those focused on process control and energy systems

Instrumentation and Control Systems Documentation, Second Edition - $99.00
May 16, 2016

Instrumentation and Control Systems Documentation, Second Edition - $99.00

By Frederick A. Meier and Clifford A. Meier
This second edition of this book provides the knowledge needed to understand and develop the documents and symbols that define a modern industrial measurement and control system.

MYNAH announces simulation training academy
May 12, 2016

MYNAH announces simulation training academy

The MYNAH Training Academy features an online library of lessons and workshops aimed at helping users stay current on essential dynamic simulation skills.

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Human Machine Interface Design for Process Control Applications - $70.00
May 04, 2016

Human Machine Interface Design for Process Control Applications - $70.00

By Jean-Yves Fiset
Ideal for users and designers of industrial control and monitoring systems, this book provides an easy-to-use, yet effective, method to configure, design, and validate human-machine interfaces (HMIs).

Fundamentals of Test Measurement Instrumentation - $79.00
May 02, 2016

Fundamentals of Test Measurement Instrumentation - $79.00

By Keith R. Cheatle
This book is a must read for those who want to design test measurement systems; select appropriate equipment; understand system component characteristics, system and component calibration, and operating principles of transducers; determine overall system accuracy; and formulate basic test procedure design.

Design Patterns for Flexible Manufacturing - $79.00
April 27, 2016

Design Patterns for Flexible Manufacturing - $79.00

By: Dennis Brandl
This handy resource defines an effective set of design patterns and rules you should know when applying the widely used ISA-88 industry standards to batch, continuous and discrete manufacturing.

EPLAN expands Data Portal for web service
July 24, 2015

EPLAN expands Data Portal for web service

Users get comprehensive functionalities to update or enrich device data, as well as significantly expanded filtering possibilities. When device data has been updated in the portal, the system alerts users as to which data is more current than that found in their local database.

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Opto 22 announces free Software Development Kit (SDK) for SNAP PAC Control Systems
July 09, 2015

Opto 22 announces free Software Development Kit (SDK) for SNAP PAC Control Systems

.NET Controller SDK for SNAP PAC provides modern .NET interface for developing applications that control and communicate with Opto 22 SNAP PAC control systems.