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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.

Mitsubishi Electric announces investment in Akribis Systems
August 07, 2019

Mitsubishi Electric announces investment in Akribis Systems

Mitsubishi Electric, through its investment in Akribis, which has a high share of the global market for linear servo motors and linear stages, aims to accelerate its advancement of [email protected] and strengthen its total industrial automation solutions by combining its own servo systems and other industrial automation products with Akribis' product lineup and customization abilities.

Reliable Controls announces partnership with IR-TEC
August 05, 2019

Reliable Controls announces partnership with IR-TEC

The IR-TEC product line consists of Passive Infrared (PIR), High Frequency Doppler (HFD) and Ambient Light Sensors (ALS) among others. These sensors are combined to make up a variety of ceiling and wall mount occupancy sensors, light sensors, and wall switching/sensing stations

Digital Industry USA 2019 partners with Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing, MESA International and NEMA for educational programming
August 01, 2019

Digital Industry USA 2019 partners with Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing, MESA International and NEMA for educational programming

Digital Industry USA 2019 has partnered with top smart manufacturing industry associations to provide educational content for the trade show’s on-floor education sessions from Sept. 11-12 in Louisville, Ky.

Silicon Software and Basler announce management switch
July 30, 2019

Silicon Software and Basler announce management switch

Dr. Dietmar Ley, CEO of Basler AG, will take over the management of Silicon Software GmbH until further notice. Dr. Klaus-Henning Noffz, former Managing Director of Silicon Software GmbH, will assume strategic responsibilities at Basler AG with immediate effect

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Bosch Rexroth AG announces appointment of Dr. Heiner Lang to Executive Board
July 30, 2019

Bosch Rexroth AG announces appointment of Dr. Heiner Lang to Executive Board

In his role, Lang will also be responsible for the three Bosch Rexroth business units which constitute the factory automation division (automation and electrification solutions, assembly technology, linear motion technology).

Integro Technologies announces partnership with LUCID Vision Labs
July 24, 2019

Integro Technologies announces partnership with LUCID Vision Labs

Integro will offer the full line of LUCID’s products to the North and South American markets.

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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.

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.

Siemens to help European Space Agency develop aerospace design applications for metal additive manufacturing
June 20, 2019

Siemens to help European Space Agency develop aerospace design applications for metal additive manufacturing

The Design4AM project will result in a validated process for using Siemens’ additive manufacturing software to design and produce optimized, light-weighted structural parts for space applications, such as, among others, fittings (structurally bonded to CFRP panel), supports, and bipods.

Endress+Hauser announces expansion of Swiss sensor production facility
May 28, 2019

Endress+Hauser announces expansion of Swiss sensor production facility

The 13,500-square-meter plant includes roughly 3,700 square meters of production space, 1,500 of which is set aside for clean rooms. The office facilities and cafeteria were expanded as well.

ams partners with Ibeo Automotive Systems and ZF Friedrichshafen to advance solid-state LiDAR technology for use in autonomous driving
May 22, 2019

ams partners with Ibeo Automotive Systems and ZF Friedrichshafen to advance solid-state LiDAR technology for use in autonomous driving

LiDAR is an optical sensing technology that measures distance and direction of the surrounding objects by illuminating them with a laser beam and detecting the reflection of the object

Emerson to enhance control for Nebraska water/wastewater facility
May 21, 2019

Emerson to enhance control for Nebraska water/wastewater facility

Emerson will install 68 Ovation controllers to control and monitor various utility processes including high-voltage breakers; gas distribution network flow and pressure; water treatment plant control; water well level monitoring; and wastewater lift station monitoring.

KPM Analytics announces acquisition of Sensortech Systems
May 16, 2019

KPM Analytics announces acquisition of Sensortech Systems

Headquartered in Oxnard, CA USA, Sensortech joins KPM as provider of real-time moisture measurement and solutions that automates quality control. Sensortech further expands KPM’s core NIR technology portfolio while adding RF to KPM’s technology mix.

IFR Report: After Brexit, UK sees robot sales down 3%
May 16, 2019

IFR Report: After Brexit, UK sees robot sales down 3%

The European Union´s recent sales numbers are still positive - up 12 percent. This is according to the preliminary results of the World Robotics Report 2019, published by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR).

KPM Analytics announces acquisition of Sightline Process Control
May 14, 2019

KPM Analytics announces acquisition of Sightline Process Control

Sightline Process Control is a company specializing in 3D color vision and automated inspection systems for the food production process.

Rockwell Automation announces addition of five companies to PartnerNetwork Program
May 13, 2019

Rockwell Automation announces addition of five companies to PartnerNetwork Program

The PartnerNetwork program allows companies to face automation challenges together by providing access to a network of suppliers, distributors, system integrators and OEMs.

Nikon Metrology announces strategic partnership with Pixelink
May 03, 2019

Nikon Metrology announces strategic partnership with Pixelink

As part of this collaboration, Nikon Metrology NV will distribute Pixelink cameras as stand-alone solutions or integrated with Nikon NIS-Elements Microscope Imaging Software.

Thorlabs announces acquisition of Cirtemo
May 02, 2019

Thorlabs announces acquisition of Cirtemo

The acquisition includes two technologies: Multivariate Optical Elements for spectroscopic chemical analysis and Nanopatterning Tools known as MagAssemble, which were originally developed by MagAssemble, LLC and are used to “3D print” photolithography masks using nanoparticles.

Senseye announces Peter Livaudais as director of French operations
April 29, 2019

Senseye announces Peter Livaudais as director of French operations

At Senseye, Peter will be responsible for managing relationships with key customers in France and finding opportunities across the region with large-scale organizations in sectors such as automotive, energy and heavy industry.

Radiant Vision Systems announces opening of Detroit office
April 18, 2019

Radiant Vision Systems announces opening of Detroit office

This location allows Radiant to provide local support to its automotive customer base, with direct resources to enable measurement solutions development for displays, lighting, head-up displays (HUD), and a range of automated visual inspection applications.

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.

SICK announces partnership with AutoCoding Systems (ACS)
April 02, 2019

SICK announces partnership with AutoCoding Systems (ACS)

This partnership will enable SICK to provide customers with a combined package of SICK’s sensor technology and ACS’s software platform.

AIA Report: Machine vision market hits record numbers for sixth straight year
March 28, 2019

AIA Report: Machine vision market hits record numbers for sixth straight year

North American sales of machine vision components and systems that provide vision intelligence to robots and other machines reached $2.874 billion in 2018, an increase of 9.2 percent over 2017

Siemens announces acquisition of Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (NVH) quality testing business of Saab Medav
March 22, 2019

Siemens announces acquisition of Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (NVH) quality testing business of Saab Medav

The NVH quality testing solutions offered by Saab Medav are in the domain of end-of-line quality testing of combustion engines, transmissions, electric motors and motor driven components and systems.

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

Endress+Hauser announces groundbreaking for Houston facility
March 08, 2019

Endress+Hauser announces groundbreaking for Houston facility

The facility will house teams to support Endress+Hauser’s products, solutions and services for process automation, SpectraSensors’ gas analysis systems for the U.S. and international customers and Analytik Jena’s product lines for laboratory instrumentation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Alliance Sensors Group announces partnership with Digi-Key
January 25, 2019

Alliance Sensors Group announces partnership with Digi-Key

Digi-Key Electronics has been committed to offering a selection of in-stock electronic components and is pleased to include ASG’s line of LVIT sensors to their product offering.

Zigbee Alliance announces Amazon to join Board of Directors
January 24, 2019

Zigbee Alliance announces Amazon to join Board of Directors

The decision by Amazon to join the Zigbee Alliance at the Board level is a message that the industry is focused on simplifying and adding convenience to the growing range of IoT devices available to customers.

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.

PI (Physik Instrumente) announces Dave Rego as Vice President and General Manager of PI’s North American Operations
January 18, 2019

PI (Physik Instrumente) announces Dave Rego as Vice President and General Manager of PI’s North American Operations

Rego has proven himself over his 18 years of growth within PI USA’s sales operations and in progressive sales leadership while working at PI USA’s Auburn headquarters.

ABB announces commissioning of two Italian digital substations
December 07, 2018

ABB announces commissioning of two Italian digital substations

Key supplies to the substations include ABB Ability-based automation and control systems, intelligent protection equipment, transformers with sensors, digitally enabled switchgear and advanced communication systems.

Industrial Internet Consortium announces results for Smart Manufacturing Connectivity for Brown-field Sensors Testbed
November 26, 2018

Industrial Internet Consortium announces results for Smart Manufacturing Connectivity for Brown-field Sensors Testbed

IIC-member participants TE Connectivity and SAP SE, with supporting participants OPC Foundation and ifm, developed a solution that enables operators of decades old manufacturing facilities (brown-fields) to connect sensors to an IT system using existing infrastructure without affecting real-time operations.

IFS Study: Double-digit increases in industrial IoT sophistication this year
November 09, 2018

IFS Study: Double-digit increases in industrial IoT sophistication this year

Executives at respondent companies, ranging from manufacturers to trade contractors and oil and gas companies, are collecting more data from connected devices, integrating it with other systems in new ways, and making IoT more central to their businesses.

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.

Thorlabs announces acquisition of Norland Products' Fiber Optic product line
October 30, 2018

Thorlabs announces acquisition of Norland Products' Fiber Optic product line

The Norland products will be incorporated into Thorlabs’ existing Vytran business unit, a 20,000 square foot facility located in Morganville, New Jersey.