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PI (Physik Instrumente) announces Dave Rego as the President of PI North American Operations
January 28, 2020

PI (Physik Instrumente) announces Dave Rego as the President of PI North American Operations

Rego has been with PI for 19 years, having grown within the sales operations and in progressive sales management. He built relationships with customers and gained a solid understanding of PI’s manufacturing capabilities, an important factor in PI USA’s future growth.

Benshaw announces acquisition of Aucom Electronics
December 18, 2019

Benshaw announces acquisition of Aucom Electronics

The combined organization, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., offers a full range of applied motor control solutions, and is a supplier of low and medium voltage soft starters. Global operations now include facilities in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, Germany, Middle East and Asia.

Fives DyAG announces opening of Center of Competency for Controls Engineering in South Carolina
December 16, 2019

Fives DyAG announces opening of Center of Competency for Controls Engineering in South Carolina

The facility replaces Fives DyAG Corp.’s previous operations in Charlotte, North Carolina, bringing automation support closer to existing customers, while expanding visibility within the region’s commercial manufacturing

NUM announces opening of Indian office
December 11, 2019

NUM announces opening of Indian office

NUM AG has opened a branch in Bangalore in November 2019. With this expansion in Asia, the international company with headquarters in Teufen, Switzerland, intends to reinforce its position in the field of CNC controls.

Valcor Engineering announces solar energy effort to enhance environmental protection
December 11, 2019

Valcor Engineering announces solar energy effort to enhance environmental protection

Their most recent endeavor involves the installation of 2,194 solar panels on the building’s recently replaced roof.

Interact Analysis Report: Motion Control Market to Exceed $15B by 2023
December 02, 2019

Interact Analysis Report: Motion Control Market to Exceed $15B by 2023

Despite a small decline in 2019 (-3.8%) the report outlines how the market for motion control products will grow strongly, ultimately exceeding $15bn in 2023.

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Dukane announces acquisition of Aurizon
October 01, 2019

Dukane announces acquisition of Aurizon

This acquisition is intended to create synergies and opportunities for Dukane and Aurizon, allowing both companies to share their technical expertise in the hygiene, personal care, medical disposable and packaging industries.

Electromate announces Electromate Automation Fair
September 03, 2019

Electromate announces Electromate Automation Fair

The event will take place at the Delta Hotels Burnaby Conference Centre in Burnaby, British Columbia. The Automation Fair is anopportunity to explore new technologies and see what's changing in the world of Automation and Motion Control.

port GmbH announces name change
August 23, 2019

port GmbH announces name change

The "port Gesellschaft für computergestützte Automation mbH" will become "port industrial automation GmbH"

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Rotork actuators to help South Korean fuel cell power plant enhance flow control
August 08, 2019

Rotork actuators to help South Korean fuel cell power plant enhance flow control

More than 90 CVL linear electric actuators and 184 ExMax quarter-turn electric actuators are to be installed on US fuel cell technology company Doosan Fuel Cell’s project at a Hanhwa Total Co. Ltd plant in Daesan.

Demaurex SA to partner with Genesis Robotics and Motion Technologies to integrate direct drive motor technology
August 01, 2019

Demaurex SA to partner with Genesis Robotics and Motion Technologies to integrate direct drive motor technology

The JDA was signed at a signing ceremony at the Lausanne headquarters of Demaurex to begin what both companies hail as a milestone in the development of advanced robotics.

Rotork to help Malaysian petroleum company enhance actuator control
July 15, 2019

Rotork to help Malaysian petroleum company enhance actuator control

Rotork’s IQ3 actuators will be used to control the flow of the products on to carriers which use a deepwater jetty with depths up to 24 metres to carry products to the two sites, and will also ensure the isolation of the hydrocarbon products to prevent contamination.

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.

Menzel announces transition to digital order management
June 19, 2019

Menzel announces transition to digital order management

The manufacturer of large industrial motors is working to shorten its response times and improve the quality of operational processes, whilst creating transparency through a unified data base, which is available to every employee in real time.

Lenze announces German-based Mechatronic Competence Campus
May 15, 2019

Lenze announces German-based Mechatronic Competence Campus

Approximately 800 employees, who are currently spread over three separate locations in Extertal, will work at the facility when the final phase is completed.

Bentley Systems announces acquisition of Keynetix
May 14, 2019

Bentley Systems announces acquisition of Keynetix

The addition of Keynetix software is intended to expand Bentley’s geotechnical offerings and accelerate Bentley’s vision of enabling subsurface digital twins for infrastructure projects and assets.

ATA announces acquisition of Karnasch Professional Tools
May 10, 2019

ATA announces acquisition of Karnasch Professional Tools

The acquisition of Karnasch marks a milestone for ATA and the first since the 2016 management buyout of its private equity partners. The acquisition increases the worldwide workforce to nearly four hundred staff of whom approximately one hundred and fifty are based in Ireland.

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.

Rotork actuators to boost wireless functionality for UK crude storage hub
April 08, 2019

Rotork actuators to boost wireless functionality for UK crude storage hub

Rotork IQ3 multi-turn actuators have been commissioned for two Navigator Terminals road fuel and crude storage tanks at its North Tees hub in Middlesbrough.

maxon motors announces opening of Massachusetts manufacturing facility
March 20, 2019

maxon motors announces opening of Massachusetts manufacturing facility

The building will provide design engineering and production operations, advancing maxon precision motors presence and capabilities in North America.

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.

Wunderlich–Malec announces acquisition of Control Concepts & Case M&I, LLC
March 07, 2019

Wunderlich–Malec announces acquisition of Control Concepts & Case M&I, LLC

This acquisition is intended to strengthen both companies by providing customers a broader range of industrial engineering and system solutions to meet their needs from a single source solutions provider.

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.

Integro partners with Industrial Eye to enhance machine vision solutions
February 19, 2019

Integro partners with Industrial Eye to enhance machine vision solutions

Industrial Eye and the Integro team are joining forces to provide vision solution applications to a wide array of industries.

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).

Indegy announces integration of Cybersecurity Suite with IBM’s QRadar Security Intelligence Platform
February 01, 2019

Indegy announces integration of Cybersecurity Suite with IBM’s QRadar Security Intelligence Platform

The integration between its Indegy Industrial Cybersecurity Suite and IBM’s QRadar Security Intelligence Platform i designed to bridge the visibility gap between enterprise information technology (IT) environments and industrial, operational technology (OT) environments.

Kaspersky announces patch of seven vulnerabilities in Moxa’s ThingsPro Suite
January 22, 2019

Kaspersky announces patch of seven vulnerabilities in Moxa’s ThingsPro Suite

Kaspersky Lab Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS CERT) experts have identified and patched seven previously unknown vulnerabilities in Moxa’s ThingsPro Suite.

Fives partners with National Research Council of Canada to enhance manufacturing of composite parts
January 22, 2019

Fives partners with National Research Council of Canada to enhance manufacturing of composite parts

They are developing a profilometer that will provide part inspection. Based on an optical technology, the profilometer for composite placement has in-process inspection technology designed to help manufacturers meet strict standards by providing measuring information without limiting the process functionality.

HARTING announces opening of Polish production facility
January 16, 2019

HARTING announces opening of Polish production facility

HARTING Customised Solutions (HCS) is now manufacturing tailor-made solutions in its 500m2+ facility. These products and solutions are primarily intended for mechanical and plant engineering.

HEIDENHAIN announces training partnership with Community College of Denver’s (CCD) Advanced Manufacturing Center
January 03, 2019

HEIDENHAIN announces training partnership with Community College of Denver’s (CCD) Advanced Manufacturing Center

To become a HEIDENHAIN ATP, CCD staff completed several rounds of advanced training on the 5-Axis HEIDENHAIN TNC machine controls and successfully passed an extensive exam.

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.

Siemens announces support for OPC UA with TSN networks
December 05, 2018

Siemens announces support for OPC UA with TSN networks

Siemens shares the vision of the OPC Foundation to extend the scope of OPC UA down to field level communication and is looking forward to contributing in standardization activities in the upcoming working groups of the OPC Foundation concerning information models for devices, necessary adaption of OPC UA core standards, application profiles, etc.

AVEVA announces digital transformation agreement with KBR
December 05, 2018

AVEVA announces digital transformation agreement with KBR

This agreement spans all three of KBR’s synergistic global businesses: Hydrocarbon Services, Technology, and Government Services.

Universal Robots hires 20 Rethink Robotics employees, merges Boston office locations
November 13, 2018

Universal Robots hires 20 Rethink Robotics employees, merges Boston office locations

These personnel bring collaborative robotics experience in engineering, product development, and customer applications, which will combine with UR’s expertise to continue to drive new collaborative robotics solutions.

Festo announces partnerships with Power/mation and Heitek Automation
November 07, 2018

Festo announces partnerships with Power/mation and Heitek Automation

Power/mation has warehouses and sales offices in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Heitek Automation will now be distributing the full line of Festo pneumatic and electric automation components and systems in Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico.

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.

Emerson to help modernize Algerian gas processing plant
November 05, 2018

Emerson to help modernize Algerian gas processing plant

In its role, Emerson will update control and safety systems, fire and gas systems, field instrumentation control and isolation valves, and other equipment to improve production efficiencies.

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.

HANNOVER MESSE 2020 announces Indonesia as Partner Country
November 02, 2018

HANNOVER MESSE 2020 announces Indonesia as Partner Country

Indonesia is working to become Southeast Asia’s biggest digital economy by 2020. The “Making Indonesia 4.0” initiative was developed to revitalize the Indonesian manufacturing sector through the adoption of Industrie 4.0. It focuses on five sectors for the initial implementation: food and beverage, textiles, automotive, chemicals, and electronics.