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Universal Robots announces "National Cobot Awareness Month" for January
January 13, 2020

Universal Robots announces "National Cobot Awareness Month" for January

UR cobots allow employees to move from repetitive, low-value tasks to higher-value activities that increase productivity and quality as well as work conditions.

exida announces Honeywell's ControlEdge PLC as winner of 2019 Exida Cyber Award
December 11, 2019

exida announces Honeywell's ControlEdge PLC as winner of 2019 Exida Cyber Award

The ControlEdge Safety PLC was chosen as the winner in the Embedded Device category due to many problem-solving capabilities while demonstrating security and resilience.

Sager Electronics announces UL508A certification of Power Solutions Center in Texas
December 09, 2019

Sager Electronics announces UL508A certification of Power Solutions Center in Texas

UL 508A certification is an industrial control panel directive certifying an assembly meets the standards of electrical inspection.

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KraftPowercon Sweden announces acquisition of Marsulex Environmental Technologies Corporation
December 03, 2019

KraftPowercon Sweden announces acquisition of Marsulex Environmental Technologies Corporation

The acquisition will enable MET to introduce electrical upgrades of Electrostatic Precipitators (ESPs) using KraftPowercon’s technology ‘SmartKraft’ and ‘MicroPulse’ power supplies.

Honeywell to build Integrated Control and Safety System (ICSS) for BP offshore platform off Trinidad and Tobago
November 22, 2019

Honeywell to build Integrated Control and Safety System (ICSS) for BP offshore platform off Trinidad and Tobago

As the project’s main automation contractor (MAC), Honeywell will deliver all systems, detailed engineering and lead procurement for the integrated control and safety system. The solution will be based on Honeywell’s flagship control system, the Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS)

Siemens announces agreement to acquire MultiMechanics
November 18, 2019

Siemens announces agreement to acquire MultiMechanics

The company plans to integrate MultiMechanics into Siemens Digital Industries Software, which will add the ability for customers to create a digital twin of materials by closely integrating materials engineering with part design, performance engineering, and manufacturing through the unique TRUE Multiscale technology for a range of material-driven applications.

Ansell Limited announces partnership with ProGlove to enhance safety solutions
November 15, 2019

Ansell Limited announces partnership with ProGlove to enhance safety solutions

This cooperation highlights industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) innovation in scaling Ansell PPE and striving to create a safer work environment. Ansell and ProGlove are working for a breakthrough in enterprise safety management by combining smart PPE to address customer frustrations.

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Festo announces distribution agreement with Magswitch
November 05, 2019

Festo announces distribution agreement with Magswitch

Magswitch offers single sided gripping systems featuring true on-and-off magnetic technology that can simplify complete automation systems in OEM assembled lines in such applications as robotic welding, pick-and-place, and body-in-white.

Doosan Robotics announce plans for first US office in Georgia
October 21, 2019

Doosan Robotics announce plans for first US office in Georgia

The Buford, Georgia office is planned to be opened by the end of 2019 to accelerate distribution efforts. The office will serve as the headquarters for sales, marketing, training, and customer service in the Americas.

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Yokogawa Electric announces acquisition of RAP International
September 13, 2019

Yokogawa Electric announces acquisition of RAP International

RAP specializes in providing digitized solutions that support risk assessment, management of the permit to work (PtW) process, and governance of control of work (CoW) for all plant maintenance activities.

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.

Mobile Industrial Robots announces opening of larger New York facility
September 11, 2019

Mobile Industrial Robots announces opening of larger New York facility

Mobile Industrial Robots opened a two-building, 7376 sq. ft. office in Holbrook, New York, replacing the Danish company’s first international office, opened in the same city in 2016. It also includes MiR’s first showroom outside of the company’s headerquarters in Odense, designed to showcase its range of mobile robots and the various applications.

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EtherCAT Technology Group holds first Safety over EtherCAT Plug Fest
July 23, 2019

EtherCAT Technology Group holds first Safety over EtherCAT Plug Fest

A total of 36 participants from 18 different companies came to Verl, Germany to test their FSoE devices for interoperability, and in total they brought nine masters, 15 slaves as well as one stack and one tool

Sunnen Products announces partnership with Applied Nano Surfaces to advance friction and wear reduction technology
July 19, 2019

Sunnen Products announces partnership with Applied Nano Surfaces to advance friction and wear reduction technology

Triboconditioning is a combined mechano-chemical surface treatment process which uses a machining procedure to level off surface peaks and apply a friction- and wear-reducing compound to the component surface. Unlike spray coatings, the compound becomes an integrated part of the component structure at a nano level.

ABB to introduce collaborative robots to medical laboratories at Texas healthcare hub
July 19, 2019

ABB to introduce collaborative robots to medical laboratories at Texas healthcare hub

A 20-strong team from ABB Robotics will work in the new 5,300 sq ft (500m2) research facility, which includes an automation laboratory and robot training facilities, as well as meeting spaces for co-developing solutions with innovation partners.

OMRON announces Andy Zosel as President & CEO of OMRON Microscan
June 28, 2019

OMRON announces Andy Zosel as President & CEO of OMRON Microscan

Since the acquisition of Microscan Systems, OMRON has invested in the development of new products and integrating code readers with OMRON's automation technology.

RT Engineering announces opening of Controls Direct automation parts store
June 26, 2019

RT Engineering announces opening of Controls Direct automation parts store

Controls Direct’s goal is to deliver an easy process for ordering automation parts. They offer support, with access to all of RT’s mechanical and electrical engineering expertise, whether if it just more information on a product, or assistance for any ongoing or future projects.

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.

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.

Rittal to introduce digital enclosure solutions at “The smarter E Europe” fair
May 03, 2019

Rittal to introduce digital enclosure solutions at “The smarter E Europe” fair

Under the banner “Answers 4.0”, Rittal is appearing at “The smarter E Europe” fair to demonstrate digital technologies. Rittal offers solutions and products that enable panel building and switchgear manufacturers to lay the foundations for gradually forming a digital value chain.

LAMPAS research project announces launch to work for faster laser machines
April 26, 2019

LAMPAS research project announces launch to work for faster laser machines

The European research project "LAMPAS" is working on the world record of fabrication throughput for the production of functionalized surfaces in the domestic appliance market by combining the outstanding characteristics of three laser technologies, being High-Average-Power Ultrafast Lasers, Direct Laser Interference Patterning and Polygon Scanner processing.

Kyocera Corporation announces construction of Japanese smart factory for automated equipment production
April 09, 2019

Kyocera Corporation announces construction of Japanese smart factory for automated equipment production

The facility will develop and produce Kyocera’s automated production equipment, enabling the company to strengthen its use of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) in manufacturing. The company held a groundbreaking ceremony on April 3 at the site.

TrendMiner announces integration with Siemens Mindsphere IoT Platform
April 01, 2019

TrendMiner announces integration with Siemens Mindsphere IoT Platform

The integration of TrendMiner with Siemens Mindsphere enables its users to analyze, monitor and predict their sensor-generated time-series data stored in Siemens’ IoT platform.

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.

Emerson to help Indian oil company modernize automation operations
March 12, 2019

Emerson to help Indian oil company modernize automation operations

The project will upgrade 14 different process units, including diesel hydro-treating units designed to reduce sulfur content and octane-boosting units either being installed or augmented with desulfurization technologies.

U.S. Department of Labor cites Wisconsin aluminum castings manufacturer for exposing workers to metalworking fluids
March 12, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor cites Wisconsin aluminum castings manufacturer for exposing workers to metalworking fluids

OSHA initiated an inspection at the company’s automotive aluminum castings manufacturing facility in August 2018 after receiving a medical referral. OSHA cited the company for failing to protect the employees from exposure to airborne metalworking fluids during machining operations, and failing to evaluate respiratory hazards.

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.

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.

TM Robotics announces robot sketching demonstration for Automate 2019
March 06, 2019

TM Robotics announces robot sketching demonstration for Automate 2019

TM Robotics will exhibit a range of Toshiba Machine’s robots, including the THL500 SCARA, which will be creating free artist impressions of visitors at booth number 6763.

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.

HANNOVER MESSE 2019 Preview: From components to systems solutions
January 24, 2019

HANNOVER MESSE 2019 Preview: From components to systems solutions

Running under the lead theme of "Industrial Intelligence", HANNOVER MESSE 2019 will zero in on this trend, with a simultaneous focus on the role of human beings – the decisive idea generators for the factory of the future.

Siemens helps Chinese coal mines facilitate cloud-based digitalization
December 06, 2018

Siemens helps Chinese coal mines facilitate cloud-based digitalization

Drawing on Siemens expertise in the mining industry and Industry 4.0, the solution will be based on the advanced architecture and performance of Siemens WinCC Open Architecture. As part of the contract, Siemens will also provide inter process communication (IPC), accessories, plus software engineering and site commissioning services.

November 14, 2018

Deloitte Study: 2.4 million manufacturing jobs may go unfilled by 2028

Five out of 10 open positions for skilled workers in the U.S. manufacturing industry remain unoccupied today due to the skills gap crisis. These “skilled positions” require specific training or skillsets and often take months to fill.

CNCMachines.net announces $2,000 CNC scholarship
November 05, 2018

CNCMachines.net announces $2,000 CNC scholarship

The competitive award is for students enrolled in a CNC machinist, CNC operations, engineering or manufacturing certificate or degree program. As part of the award process, the scholarship recipient's school will also recieve a $500 donation made to their machining or manufacturing department.

OPC Foundation announces standardization and harmonization initiative for OPC UA including TSN enabled Ethernet networks
November 05, 2018

OPC Foundation announces standardization and harmonization initiative for OPC UA including TSN enabled Ethernet networks

The goal of this initiative is to deliver an open, cohesive approach to implement OPC UA including TSN and associated application profiles. This will advance the OPC Foundation providing vendor independent end-to-end interoperability into field level devices for all relevant industry automation use-cases.

Rockwell Automation announces enhancements to Machine Safety Portfolio
November 05, 2018

Rockwell Automation announces enhancements to Machine Safety Portfolio

The additions to the machine safety portfolio are all designed to communicate over EtherNet/IP and are tested against machine safety standards to ease compliance. The products will also be included in the next release of the Safety Automation Builder software tool.

Universal Robots' UR5e cobot to ring closing bell for New York Stock Exchange
October 16, 2018

Universal Robots' UR5e cobot to ring closing bell for New York Stock Exchange

The bell ringer, Universal Robots’ UR5e, is a collaborative robot – or cobot – able to work alongside people with no safety guarding, giving watchers worldwide the opportunity to see just how cobots interact with humans.

exida announces National Instruments as winner of 2018 exida Safety Award
October 09, 2018

exida announces National Instruments as winner of 2018 exida Safety Award

The exida Safety Awards honor exida-certified products or processes that best demonstrate new and innovative work in the realm of functional safety and cybersecurity, which improves the application of IEC 61508 or IEC 62443.

Emerson announces acquisition of HTE Engineering Services
October 03, 2018

Emerson announces acquisition of HTE Engineering Services

HTE Engineering Services is headquartered in Dunboyne, County Meath, Ireland. Terms of the acquisition, which closed on October 1, were not disclosed.

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