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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.

EtherCAT Technology Group announces Dmitry Dzilno election to Board of Directors
December 04, 2018

EtherCAT Technology Group announces Dmitry Dzilno election to Board of Directors

Dzilno has been instrumental in making EtherCAT a fieldbus in chip manufacturing. He is currently Head of Engineering at the ALD Division as Managing Director and Senior Principal Member of Technical Staff at AMAT.

Rockwell Automation joins initiative to bring OPC UA to field-level devices
November 29, 2018

Rockwell Automation joins initiative to bring OPC UA to field-level devices

The initiative plans to address use cases not currently in scope for EtherNet/IP. It could also simplify other use cases, especially in multi-vendor, controller-to-controller environments and for the vertical integration of field devices.

ISA to provide end-user perspective in IEC systems committee on smart manufacturing
November 28, 2018

ISA to provide end-user perspective in IEC systems committee on smart manufacturing

An IEC systems committee is intended to set high-level interfaces and functional requirements that span multiple work areas across the IEC and its partner, the International Organization of Standardization (ISO), to achieve a coordinated standards development plan.

Telecommunications Industry Association names David K. Bain as Vice President of Standards
November 14, 2018

Telecommunications Industry Association names David K. Bain as Vice President of Standards

David Bain joins TIA from the Technology Safety Council, promoting safety and sustainability best practices to technology users, suppliers, and regulators.

Siemens and Aruba announce strategic partnership focused on bridging IT/OT
November 12, 2018

Siemens and Aruba announce strategic partnership focused on bridging IT/OT

By providing integrated networks with tested interoperability and documented in validated reference designs, the two companies help to ensure that integrated OT/IT systems can be installed, operated more securely, and supported efficiently.

FieldComm Group announces launch of Product Registry and online Repository
November 08, 2018

FieldComm Group announces launch of Product Registry and online Repository

The release of these two systems comes as FieldComm Group works to simplify the experience users have with industrial standards and their integration across systems and enterprises, for the industry’s transition to IIoT and Industry 4.0.

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.

Ava Group partners with Mining3 to deliver predictive maintenance solutions to mining industry
October 30, 2018

Ava Group partners with Mining3 to deliver predictive maintenance solutions to mining industry

The partnership represents a technical collaboration on the final form development and the commercialization of a predictive asset condition monitoring solution for the mining industry, to be launched in Q1, 2019.

ODVA announces Honeywell as a principal member of ODVA
October 12, 2018

ODVA announces Honeywell as a principal member of ODVA

The primary focus of Honeywell’s activities in ODVA will be through Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS), part of Honeywell’s Performance Materials and Technologies strategic business group.

 Safety over EtherCAT approved as Chinese National Standard
October 05, 2018

Safety over EtherCAT approved as Chinese National Standard

EtherCAT itself has been a Chinese recommended standard since 2014. With FSoE now also reaching this official status, end users, system integrators and device manufacturers alike have the reassurance that the entire EtherCAT technology ecosystem is fully accepted in China

Beckhoff Automation announces opening of Carlsbad, California Office
October 04, 2018

Beckhoff Automation announces opening of Carlsbad, California Office

October 4, 2018 – Beckhoff Automation opened a new San Diego-area sales office in Carlsbad, Calif. The 2,000-square-foot office provides sales and application support for Beckhoff customers in Greater San Diego. With a large training room, the office will provide numerous educational opportunities for [...]

IMTS 2018/HANNOVER MESSE USA co-located event report
September 19, 2018

IMTS 2018/HANNOVER MESSE USA co-located event report

The 32nd edition of the show drew a record registration of 129,415 people and featured 1,424,232 sq. ft. of exhibit space representing 2,123 booths and 2,563 exhibiting companies. IMTS 2018 ran from Sept. 10 – 15 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

Aspen Technology partners with Advantech B+B SmartWorx to deliver IIoT connectivity solutions
September 11, 2018

Aspen Technology partners with Advantech B+B SmartWorx to deliver IIoT connectivity solutions

Purpose-built for Windows and LINUX edge devices using standard industrial protocols, such as MQTT, OPC-UA, OPC-DA and Modbus, Aspen Edge Connect software collects real-time data from multiple assets and pools it together for analysis with edge processing devices.

Moxa's SDS-3008 Smart Ethernet Switch earns Red Dot Award for Product Design
August 15, 2018

Moxa's SDS-3008 Smart Ethernet Switch earns Red Dot Award for Product Design

This year, Moxa competed with over 6,300 entries produced by designers and manufacturers from 59 countries. A jury of 40 experts assessed the submissions based on criteria such as degree of innovation, functionality, ergonomics, longevity and ecological compatibility.

Beckhoff Automation to highlight EtherCAT and TSN networking, Smart Factory technologies at Hannover Messe USA 2018
August 14, 2018

Beckhoff Automation to highlight EtherCAT and TSN networking, Smart Factory technologies at Hannover Messe USA 2018

Beckhoff will exhibit in the Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives (IAMD) USA section in booth 134417. During the show, Beckhoff will also support the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) at partner booth 134117.

SAS to work to bring nano-satellite communications to the Caribbean
July 23, 2018

SAS to work to bring nano-satellite communications to the Caribbean

Nano-satellite narrowband services to the Caribbean region will be provided by SAS' Pearls constellation once deployment commences in 2019. This supports the SAS business model of providing connectivity to equatorial locations such as the Caribbean, where these services are required.

Advantech, Behr Technologies, Hitachi Solutions, and Microsoft partner to develop IIoT connectivity solutions
July 18, 2018

Advantech, Behr Technologies, Hitachi Solutions, and Microsoft partner to develop IIoT connectivity solutions

Since no single technology provider can enable IIoT alone, this joint effort will provide a mass-market, end-to-end wireless gateway solution to ensure connectivity with sensors for production-level industrial and commercial applications.

Siemens and Alibaba Cloud announce partnership to power industrial Internet of Things in China
July 09, 2018

Siemens and Alibaba Cloud announce partnership to power industrial Internet of Things in China

The two companies will leverage each other’s technology and industry resources to build a unique IoT solution to support Industrie 4.0, China’s manufacturing upgrade and transformation and other industrial Internet initiatives.

Fiber Optic Center announces FOC 10-4 campaign to support #5MillionSteps
July 03, 2018

Fiber Optic Center announces FOC 10-4 campaign to support #5MillionSteps

With a goal of 5 million steps between the Appalachian Trail and New England Mountain Hikes, a mission called #5MillionSteps for kids fighting cancer plans to raise one dollar for each step and a total of $5 million dollars to help fund promising childhood cancer research initiatives.

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emtas and HMS Industrial Networks announce strategic partnership
May 17, 2018

emtas and HMS Industrial Networks announce strategic partnership

The collaboration is intended to enable both companies to leverage their combined experience in this area, targeting to further improve the offering for CANopen, SAE J1939 and CAN/CAN-FD.

Fiber Optic Center (FOC) announces ÅngströmBond Solutions Center
May 08, 2018

Fiber Optic Center (FOC) announces ÅngströmBond Solutions Center

The ÅngströmBond Solutions Center will work to provide epoxy expertise through technical content, best practices, weekly tips and a dedicated adhesives expert, Kelly Barker.

Moxa, Hirschmann, Hilscher and Xilinx to implement TSN stream adaptation functionality in their TSN switches and infrastructure
May 08, 2018

Moxa, Hirschmann, Hilscher and Xilinx to implement TSN stream adaptation functionality in their TSN switches and infrastructure

This will allow users to directly connect EtherCAT slave devices and entire networks to heterogeneous TSN domains without any change or modification to the EtherCAT devices.

Siemens to demonstrate Time Sensitive Networking capabilities at HANNOVER MESSE 2018
April 16, 2018

Siemens to demonstrate Time Sensitive Networking capabilities at HANNOVER MESSE 2018

TSN is designed to provide advantages for automation applications in industries such as automotive, mechanical engineering and food & beverage. The first Siemens products are expected to be available towards the end of 2018

FieldComm Group seeks nominees for 2018 Plant of the Year Award
March 28, 2018

FieldComm Group seeks nominees for 2018 Plant of the Year Award

The FieldComm Group Plant of the Year is an international award presented to end user companies in the process automation industry to recognize exceptional application of FOUNDATION Fieldbus and / or HART Communication technologies.

SignalFire announces relocation to new Marlborough, MA headquarters
March 05, 2018

SignalFire announces relocation to new Marlborough, MA headquarters

The larger facility offers more than 15,000 square feet of space. SignalFire expects to operate with full functionality in its new corporate headquarters by the end of March 2018.

Electronic Drives and Controls Inc. named as certified Siemens Solution Partner for Drives & Motion
February 28, 2018

Electronic Drives and Controls Inc. named as certified Siemens Solution Partner for Drives & Motion

With this new certification, EDC has established itself as a strategic solution partner and system integrator focused on helping manufacturers with obsolete drive and control technology to automate manual processes and upgrade aging equipment.

February 27, 2018

Radiflow partners with Wireless Data Systems to enhance cybersecurity in critical infrastructure

As part of the cooperation between the two companies, Wireless Data Systems will integrate and support Radiflow’s industrial intrusion detection and security gateway products as part of the cybersecurity solutions and system integration services that Wireless Data Systems provides

Siemens and eight partners sign joint charter for greater cybersecurity
February 16, 2018

Siemens and eight partners sign joint charter for greater cybersecurity

Initiated by Siemens, the Charter of Trust calls for binding rules and standards to build trust in cybersecurity and further advance digitalization.

PROCENTEC announces opening of Manchester, UK office
January 18, 2018

PROCENTEC announces opening of Manchester, UK office

The office will be PROCENTEC’s fourth office after Wateringen (the Netherlands), Karlsruhe (Germany) and Brescia (Italy). It will focus on sales activities in the first place, but also hopes to become an official Training Center in the UK in the long run.

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CC-Link Partner Association announces OPC UA companion specification for “CSP+ for Machine” technology
January 12, 2018

CC-Link Partner Association announces OPC UA companion specification for “CSP+ for Machine” technology

CSP+ for Machine is an extension of the CLPA’s existing “CSP+” (Control & Communication System Profile) that provides network configuration and maintenance by offering profiles that describe each device on a CC-Link IE or CC-Link network

3S-Smart Software Solutions announces opening of CODESYS Corporation in North America
January 11, 2018

3S-Smart Software Solutions announces opening of CODESYS Corporation in North America

3S-Smart Software Solutions will open the CODESYS Corporation in Chicago/Illinois to provide the U. S. customer base with optimal service. Sales, technical support, consulting and training are then available locally for all customers in North America.

EtherCAT Technology Group adds TSN technologies to EtherCAT
December 21, 2017

EtherCAT Technology Group adds TSN technologies to EtherCAT

With the help of Time Sensitive Networking (TSN), industrial controls can contact a number of different EtherCAT segments in real-time through Ethernet networks. In doing so, no changes to the EtherCAT slave devices are required

SignalFire announces product partnership with 5 automation and instrumentation companies
November 15, 2017

SignalFire announces product partnership with 5 automation and instrumentation companies

These automation and instrumentation solution providers will increase responsiveness to channel end users by offering local application engineering and product availability. The companies include Eastern Controls, Andrews Industrial, ControValve, CB Engineering and BBP.

PROCENTEC announces training cooperation with itsme group
November 02, 2017

PROCENTEC announces training cooperation with itsme group

PROCENTEC will provide training courses for PROFIBUS and PROFINET on various itsme-locations in the Netherlands. The offer includes free product training, Troubleshooting & Maintenance training and PI International Certified Engineer and Installer courses.

Sercos to demonstrate data benefits of Industry 4.0 at SPS IPC Drives 2017
October 31, 2017

Sercos to demonstrate data benefits of Industry 4.0 at SPS IPC Drives 2017

The Industry 4.0 Demonstrator highlights how process and device data are made available both locally via the real-time bus and also via OPC UA for a range of application scenarios in a uniform and cross-manufacturer manner.

The Industrial Internet Consortium and Avnu Alliance announce liaison
October 19, 2017

The Industrial Internet Consortium and Avnu Alliance announce liaison

Under the agreement, the IIC and Avnu will work together to align efforts to maximize interoperability, portability, security and privacy for the industrial Internet.

Weidmüller announces acquisition of W Interconnections group
October 19, 2017

Weidmüller announces acquisition of W Interconnections group

The Weidmüller Group announced the acquisition of the W Interconnections group companies in the USA, Canada and Mexico from Rockwell Automation, Inc. effective 1 October 2017. The W Interconnections group sells products for Industrial Connectivity and Automation.

Telit and Husqvarna collaborate on robotic mower pilot program
October 13, 2017

Telit and Husqvarna collaborate on robotic mower pilot program

The Telit IoT Platform connects, manages and delivers the environmental data in a ready-to-use format. In cooperation with Husqvarna, Quantified Planet, an organization that links innovation to science, receives the data and publishes it for citizens to review.

Emerson lauds wireless technologies as foundation of IIoT adoption
October 10, 2017

Emerson lauds wireless technologies as foundation of IIoT adoption

Emerson predicts the next 10 years will see exponential growth in the adoption of wireless and pervasive sensing applications that help companies maximize safety and reliability, optimize production and enable Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) strategies.

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