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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 2019 announces Automation Works! Day to help fill open manufacturing jobs
March 20, 2019

Automate 2019 announces Automation Works! Day to help fill open manufacturing jobs

Activities on April 11, the last day of the event, will include theater sessions focused on working in automation, culminating in a networking session from 12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., for job seekers to connect with exhibitors who are specifically looking for new employees. Registration for the show floor and the Automation Works! day activities is free.

CMR Philippines to help Philippines cement company enhance power monitoring
March 18, 2019

CMR Philippines to help Philippines cement company enhance power monitoring

The scope of work at the Holcim Lugait cement works in Misamis Oriental in the Philippines, which currently produces 2.13 million tonnes of cement a year,covers the development, delivery, installation, testing and networking of the electrical installation for an upgrade of power monitoring capabilities.

Emerson earns ISASecure System Security Assurance (SSA) Level 1 cybersecurity certification
March 18, 2019

Emerson earns ISASecure System Security Assurance (SSA) Level 1 cybersecurity certification

This certification, for the company’s DeltaV distributed control system, is the latest step in Emerson’s commitment to provide secure digital transformation solutions for customers. ISASecure SSA Level 1 certification covers critical standards of the family of standards, ANSI/ISA 62443 (IEC 62443).

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

HMS Networks acquires majority of WEBfactory
March 13, 2019

HMS Networks acquires majority of WEBfactory

HMS has acquired 74.9% of all shares in WEBfactory. The remaining 25.1% is owned by CEO Bernhard Böhrer who also stays as managing director.

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.

OSI announces Latin American Headquarters in Bogotá, Colombia
March 12, 2019

OSI announces Latin American Headquarters in Bogotá, Colombia

This is intended to facilitate the timely and efficient delivery of OSI’s operations technology (OT) platforms and solutions to clients throughout the Latin American utility market.

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.

Lanner Electronics announces integration partnership with Interactor
March 11, 2019

Lanner Electronics announces integration partnership with Interactor

The joint solution of Lanner’s validated white-box gateway integrated with the edge computing software by Interactor is developed to enable interoperability and connectivity on both hardware and software levels in industrial automation and smart city deployments.

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.

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.

Phoenix Contact USA announces Kevin Zak as vice president and general manager
March 08, 2019

Phoenix Contact USA announces Kevin Zak as vice president and general manager

Kevin, who will celebrate his 25th year with Phoenix Contact later this year, will oversee the company’s U.S. Sales Subsidiary, including sales, marketing, channel operations, and service functions within the United States.

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.

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.

BP and ABB announce collaboration through MEC frame agreement
March 07, 2019

BP and ABB announce collaboration through MEC frame agreement

BP has appointed ABB as one of its global Main Electrical Contractors (MEC) for the provision of engineering, procurement and construction of electrical equipment for BP Upstream Major Capital Projects.

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.

CADENAS announces start of Engineering Newcomer design competition
March 06, 2019

CADENAS announces start of Engineering Newcomer design competition

The young inventors, from technical disciplines of universities and technical colleges, have the opportunity up to 31 July 2019 to participate in the Engineering Newcomer 2019 with their project designs created within their study work.

RIA announces 2019 Engelberger Robotics Award Winners  Catherine Morris and Dr. Howie Choset
March 06, 2019

RIA announces 2019 Engelberger Robotics Award Winners Catherine Morris and Dr. Howie Choset

RIA will honor Catherine Morris, group leader and director of automotive sales at ATI Industrial Automation and long-time RIA board member and former chairperson; and Dr. Howie Choset, robotics professor at Carnegie Mellon University and co-founder of the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute.

Abaco Systems announces appointment of Lorne Graves as Chief Technology Officer
March 06, 2019

Abaco Systems announces appointment of Lorne Graves as Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Graves brings 20 years of experience as an engineering executive, working closely with various prime contractors on several key Electronic Warfare, SIGINT, and radar programs.

Nord Modules announces company launch in the US
March 06, 2019

Nord Modules announces company launch in the US

The Nord Modules product line includes the Top Mover that mounts on MiR100 and MiR200 robots to deliver material to and from Nord Modules’ gates installed at production lines, storage systems or conveyors.

HARTING Biel announces customized 3-D-MID solutions
March 05, 2019

HARTING Biel announces customized 3-D-MID solutions

In cooperation with Shadow Robot Company Ltd, HARTING AG will use the Geneva Motor Show (March 7-17, 2019) to demonstrate how to achieve greater safety by integrating 3D-MID components/smart surface inside the vehicle, for example via the recognition of driver vital signs.

Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) issues call for proposals for eight topic areas
March 05, 2019

Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) issues call for proposals for eight topic areas

ARM is a collaborative in robotics and workforce innovation, focused on increasing U.S. global manufacturing competitiveness by progressing robotics innovation and the availability of skilled workers. ARM’s 189 members participate in project calls.

Bentley Systems announces open nominations for Year in Infrastructure 2019 Awards
February 28, 2019

Bentley Systems announces open nominations for Year in Infrastructure 2019 Awards

The Year in Infrastructure Awards are an integral part of Bentley’s annual Year in Infrastructure Conference. The deadline for nominations is April 30, 2019.

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).

Dassault Systèmes announces acquisition of elecworks automation design software product line from Trace Software International
February 14, 2019

Dassault Systèmes announces acquisition of elecworks automation design software product line from Trace Software International

The acquisition of the elecworks assets will streamline and boost Dassault Systèmes’ development of an integrated mechatronics solution on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to help its SOLIDWORKS customers address electrical design challenges in the development of smart products.

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.

Claroty announces Admiral (Ret.) Michael S. Rogers as Chairman of the company’s Board of Advisors
February 13, 2019

Claroty announces Admiral (Ret.) Michael S. Rogers as Chairman of the company’s Board of Advisors

As Chairman of Claroty’s Board of Advisors, Rogers will lead a distinguished cadre of business and security leaders to provide guidance and counsel to the company and its customers on emerging cybersecurity trends and requirements.

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.

ABB and Intel to collaborate on distribution automation systems
February 08, 2019

ABB and Intel to collaborate on distribution automation systems

At the core of the agreement is ABB Ability smart substation control and protection for electrical systems, SSC600, powered by Intel® Xeon® processors.

Magline announces Fran Bridges as Vice President of Engineering
February 07, 2019

Magline announces Fran Bridges as Vice President of Engineering

Bridges is responsible for the development, design and innovation of new products as well as continuous improvement of current designs to assist in growing and strengthening the line of product offerings.

OSIsoft announces partnership with Idaho National Laboratory to support microgrid and renewable technology research
February 06, 2019

OSIsoft announces partnership with Idaho National Laboratory to support microgrid and renewable technology research

The collaboration between OSIsoft and INL is intended to enable government and industry partners to advance the adoption of microgrid and renewable technologies

Tosibox announces Pekka Sillanpää as Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
February 05, 2019

Tosibox announces Pekka Sillanpää as Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

As CTO, Pekka Sillanpää will focus on driving R&D work and software development, generating growth and sharing his expertise to position Tosibox as a thought leader in its industry. Sillanpää will also become a member of the Tosibox executive management team.

HIMA announces partnership with genua to enhance automation security
February 05, 2019

HIMA announces partnership with genua to enhance automation security

The key aspects are secure remote maintenance of plants and machines, encrypted communications over the Internet, and monitoring of industry protocols at critical network interfaces.

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.

Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) announces selection of 11 robotics projects
February 01, 2019

Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) announces selection of 11 robotics projects

ARM projects work to strengthen U.S. manufacturing by addressing critical gaps in industrial and collaborative robot deployment and skills development to support plant automation.