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July 17, 2019

Rockwell Automation to help Lonza digitize pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities

The Switzerland-based company, founded in 1897 with approximately 15,500 employees, chose Rockwell Automation’s PharmaSuite Manufacturing Execution System (MES) software to digitize the operations in their manufacturing environments

Transportation Research Center announces SMARTCenter automated vehicle testing facility in Ohio
July 11, 2019

Transportation Research Center announces SMARTCenter automated vehicle testing facility in Ohio

The SMARTCenter gives transportation innovators opportunities to test automotive and mobility technologies in a safe, secure and repeatable real-world environment before the vehicles are deployed on public roads and highways.

ABB announces partnership with OKEA to support field developments in offshore operations
July 09, 2019

ABB announces partnership with OKEA to support field developments in offshore operations

The MoU reflects future potential for OKEA to leverage ABB’s global digital resources and industry experience in sustaining lean and optimized operations for the future – with responsive business models to support field developments at a time of technological change in offshore operations.

Reliable Controls announces Thomas Leslie Zaban as President
July 03, 2019

Reliable Controls announces Thomas Leslie Zaban as President

Mr. Zaban has taken the first half of 2019 to transition into the top position of the firm while continuing with his executive sales and marketing responsibilities.

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Quantum Water Services announces start of operations focusing on wastewater in oil & gas industry
July 02, 2019

Quantum Water Services announces start of operations focusing on wastewater in oil & gas industry

The company looks to capitalize on this large and growing market focusing on comprehensive wastewater treatment generated during the on-shore production of oil and gas from either conventional or frac-drilled wells.

Phoenix Contact to host 4th annual Smart Communities conference
July 02, 2019

Phoenix Contact to host 4th annual Smart Communities conference

Phoenix Contact USA will host its fourth annual Smart Communities conference on Tuesday, August 20, at the company’s U.S. headquarters, 586 Fulling Mill Road, Middletown, Pa.

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.

Rockwell Automation announces opening of Electric Vehicle (EV) Innovation Center
June 18, 2019

Rockwell Automation announces opening of Electric Vehicle (EV) Innovation Center

The center will provide live manufacturing demonstrations, hands-on trials utilizing new technology and events showcasing collaboration with industry experts and Rockwell Automation partners.

ABB and Caruna announce four-year R&D collaboration agreement
June 13, 2019

ABB and Caruna announce four-year R&D collaboration agreement

The collaboration’s first phase focuses on the development and testing of a new kind of protection technology in the Noormarkku network area in Pori, Western Finland. The goal is to achieve a major improvement in the reliability of electricity distribution.

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.

Malvern Panalytical partners with the University of Pittsburgh’s Energy Innovation Center to advance research into rechargeable battery systems
June 06, 2019

Malvern Panalytical partners with the University of Pittsburgh’s Energy Innovation Center to advance research into rechargeable battery systems

The NECSTL, headed by Prashant N. Kumta, PhD, focuses on energy conversion and storage, including rechargeable battery systems. Malvern Panalytical’s Empyrean X-ray Platform, a multipurpose diffractometer, will be used in the lab to identify solid-state materials by determining their internal structure, composition and phase while they are in use.

Dassault Systèmes and SuperMap Software announce partnership for smart city collaboration
June 05, 2019

Dassault Systèmes and SuperMap Software announce partnership for smart city collaboration

Under the terms of this memorandum of understanding, the two industry leaders plan to leverage Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform, and SuperMap’s GIS software and application platform to define new experiences for customers.

MonarchFx announces three additions to executive leadership
June 05, 2019

MonarchFx announces three additions to executive leadership

Bruce Tompkins has been named President. Alex Baker has been named Chief Operating Officer. Mike Pujda has been named Vice President. These additions are a direct result of the company’s growth.

JMP Solutions announces acquisition of Hi-Def Controls
June 03, 2019

JMP Solutions announces acquisition of Hi-Def Controls

The Hi-Def Controls team comes with relevant industry-specific experience which will not only provide synergies to the JMP Solutions organization but will also compliment the skills of the current JMP team allowing for growth, promoting learning, and ultimately resulting in the delivery of end to end customer experience.

Tompkins International announces three additions to executive leadership team
May 29, 2019

Tompkins International announces three additions to executive leadership team

Tompkins announces Jim Herman as Chief Commercial Officer, Gene Tyndall as Chief Strategy Officer and Jeffrey Godwin as Chief Technology Officer

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North American Commercial Vehicle Show announces educational sessions for 2019 event
May 24, 2019

North American Commercial Vehicle Show announces educational sessions for 2019 event

The show organizers will announce additional conference and educational programming topics prior to the event, which takes place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta from October 28-31.

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

BASF chooses Emerson to modernize automation software and controllers at German chemical production facility
May 20, 2019

BASF chooses Emerson to modernize automation software and controllers at German chemical production facility

BASF will implement Emerson’s hybrid automation solution that replaces existing programmable logic controllers (PLCs), used to control 20 reactors, with Emerson’s DeltaV PK Controller.

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.

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.

Paxiom Group announces creation of Las Vegas-based Paxiom Automation
May 10, 2019

Paxiom Group announces creation of Las Vegas-based Paxiom Automation

While its first facility serves as its showroom, the Xperience Center, Paxiom Automation will be dedicated to systems integration, project management and customer service for its manufacturing brands WeighPack Systems, EndFlex, CombiScale and ValTara.

Emerson partners with Vayu to optimize wind farms with machine learning
May 08, 2019

Emerson partners with Vayu to optimize wind farms with machine learning

The three-year collaboration combines the power applications and networking capabilities of Emerson’s Ovation automation platform with Vayu’s cloud-computing wind energy optimization technology.

Tesco announces acquisition of Trimax Systems
May 07, 2019

Tesco announces acquisition of Trimax Systems

The union with TRIMAX is intended to provide opportunities for TESCO to increase its water/wastewater market share in Southern California and gain entry to additional industries served by TRIMAX.

Emerson to provide predictive maintenance services to BP's Clair Ridge project
May 06, 2019

Emerson to provide predictive maintenance services to BP's Clair Ridge project

Emerson’s cloud engineering services enabled global project personnel to remotely collaborate on design, development and testing in a common virtualized environment. This allowed project changes and testing to be managed efficiently and remotely.

FLEXSPACE announces Brendan Jones as Director of Operations
May 03, 2019

FLEXSPACE announces Brendan Jones as Director of Operations

In this role, Mr. Jones will be responsible for leading the company’s operational strategy, project management, supplier management- both domestic and international, and management of internal teams to ensure consistent client delivery.

Neonode announces collaboration agreement with Finetek
April 15, 2019

Neonode announces collaboration agreement with Finetek

According to the terms of the agreement Finetek will serve as a system integrator and future electronic manufacturing partner for Neonode zForce technology.

FacilityConneX to collaborate with Dell to drive smart building management
April 11, 2019

FacilityConneX to collaborate with Dell to drive smart building management

The project will provide real-time monitoring, fault detection & diagnostics and ongoing monitoring-based commissioning for a 313,679 square foot building and its 600+ assets including chillers, boilers, and HVAC equipment.

Siemens announces FABRIC data visualization project
April 08, 2019

Siemens announces FABRIC data visualization project

This interactive initiative previously launched in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya showcases African ecosystems and how by understanding data patterns, users can make smart decisions on connecting people and technology, ultimately building solutions with purpose.

Energid and ModuleWorks announce partnership for combined CAD/CAM software solutions
April 02, 2019

Energid and ModuleWorks announce partnership for combined CAD/CAM software solutions

This partnership is intended to help developers to get to market faster with differentiated robotic systems for additive manufacturing, welding, machining, CNC routing, and other applications that require control of six axes or more.

ABB and Rolls-Royce announce partnership for microgrid technology and automation
April 02, 2019

ABB and Rolls-Royce announce partnership for microgrid technology and automation

Together the two companies will offer an energy-efficient microgrid solution for utilities, commercial and industrial entities.

Amazon Web Services announces agreement with Volkswagen to build Volkswagen Industrial Cloud
March 28, 2019

Amazon Web Services announces agreement with Volkswagen to build Volkswagen Industrial Cloud

The Volkswagen Industrial Cloud will bring together real-time data from all of the Volkswagen Group’s 122 manufacturing plants to manage the overall effectiveness of assembly equipment, as well as track parts and vehicles.

North American Commercial Vehicle Show 2019 opens online registration
March 27, 2019

North American Commercial Vehicle Show 2019 opens online registration

NACV Show 2019 will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center from Oct. 28-31. NACV Show 2019 exhibition space is predicted to exceed NACV Show 2017 event space by 60 percent.

Rhenus Group announces acquisition of Rodair
March 18, 2019

Rhenus Group announces acquisition of Rodair

The core business activities at Rodair involve international freight forwarding, project logistics, courier, warehousing and distribution, 3PL services, and e-commerce solutions.

Schneider Electric announces strategic partnership with Planon
March 13, 2019

Schneider Electric announces strategic partnership with Planon

The initial collaboration combines Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Building Advisor – a Building Management System (BMS) and agnostic advisory platform – which connects people and technology collaboratively – and Planon Universe – an integrated software platform to optimize real estate, workplace, and facility management services performances.

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.

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.

ISA announces ISA Energy & Water Automation Conference
March 06, 2019

ISA announces ISA Energy & Water Automation Conference

The conference program will feature technologies and best practices that apply to multiple infrastructure sectors. Today’s challenges include leveraging data analytics in a meaningful way, navigating the new world of IIoT with safety and cybersecurity in mind, and applying the insights of recent Smart Cities Initiatives to improve operations.

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.