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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.

Rockwell Automation and Schlumberger announce Sensia joint venture
February 20, 2019

Rockwell Automation and Schlumberger announce Sensia joint venture

The Sensia joint venture will be a fully integrated provider of measurement solutions, domain expertise, and automation to the oil and gas industry. It will offer scalable, cloud and edge-enabled process automation, including information and process safety solutions.

PPC Flexible Packaging announces acquisition of HFM Packaging
February 08, 2019

PPC Flexible Packaging announces acquisition of HFM Packaging

PPC, headquartered in Buffalo Grove, IL, is a specialist in flexographic printing and converting of flexible films, bags, and pouches The firm operates five manufacturing facilities in Buffalo Grove, IL, Mission, KS, Rome, GA, Payson, UT, and Colombia, South America. Its facilities are SQF and ISO-9001 certified.

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.

ABB and SUSI partner for microgrid and energy storage projects
January 31, 2019

ABB and SUSI partner for microgrid and energy storage projects

The global energy transformation brings challenges and opportunities for the power sector. These include ensuring power availability and managing complex grids with a growing number of diverse, distributed energy resources and a high penetration of renewables.

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.

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.

MonarchFx announces Warren Bishop as Operations Director
December 19, 2018

MonarchFx announces Warren Bishop as Operations Director

Previously, Bishop was the Vice President of Finance, Planning, Analysis, Reporting, and Process Improvement for Macy’s Logistics. He also has experience as the Senior Vice President of Logistics at Levitz Furniture, Vice President of Supply Chain at Giggle, and Director of the East Region Distribution at Toys R Us.

Wipro Limited announces opening of Automotive Innovation Center
December 12, 2018

Wipro Limited announces opening of Automotive Innovation Center

Wipro’s Automotive Innovation Center will develop and showcase solutions that leverage artificial intelligence, analytics, Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT), cloud and crowd sourcing.

ABB completes power project for Polish electric vehicle battery factory
December 11, 2018

ABB completes power project for Polish electric vehicle battery factory

The car battery plant in Kobierzyce, near Wroclaw will be capable of supplying up to 250,000 electric cars with batteries per annum. It is also the first large-scale lithium-ion battery plant for automotive applications producing all battery components, from electrodes to cells, modules and packs.

Fives Machining Systems announces relocation to expanded Kentucky facility
December 10, 2018

Fives Machining Systems announces relocation to expanded Kentucky facility

The new home of the Machine Tool Services & Solutions will be headquartered in Hebron KY, and support the activity of over twenty service centers worldwide, including the seven in North America - Hebron, KY, Seattle, WA, Valencia, CA, Wichita, KS, Charlotte, NC, Fond du Lac, WI and Cambridge, Ontario.

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.

CNCMachines.net announces Veteran to Machinist scholarship program
December 06, 2018

CNCMachines.net announces Veteran to Machinist scholarship program

One scholarship a month will be awarded in January, February and March 2019. Winners will be announced Feb 12th, March 12th and April 16th

ABB helps Portuguese island facilitate renewable energy transition
December 05, 2018

ABB helps Portuguese island facilitate renewable energy transition

The modular ABB Ability PowerStore microgrid solution and Microgrid Plus automation system will enable EEM to increase the island’s adoption of solar and wind power and raise the share of renewables in the energy mix from 15 to 30 percent.

Siemens announces acquisition of COMSA Computer und Software GmbH
December 04, 2018

Siemens announces acquisition of COMSA Computer und Software GmbH

The COMSA team and technology will join the Mentor business, part of Siemens PLM Software, where it will add key harness engineering and design data analytics capabilities to the Siemens product range.

AVL and Comau partner to deliver solutions for the electric vehicles market
November 21, 2018

AVL and Comau partner to deliver solutions for the electric vehicles market

The agreement will ensure customers have access to standard solutions on a global scale, backed by a local presence. The initial focus of the partnership will be on assembly systems and end-of-line testing for automotive batteries.

ABB to help Abu Dhabi petroleum facility integrate automation and electrification solutions
November 16, 2018

ABB to help Abu Dhabi petroleum facility integrate automation and electrification solutions

The upgrade will include a fully integrated ABB Electrical, Control and Telecommunication (ECT) solution with 45 power and capacitor bank skids, as well as centralized and localized automation systems.

Dematic helps Australian meat company implement automated buffer system
November 16, 2018

Dematic helps Australian meat company implement automated buffer system

The Dematic Meat Buffer storage and handling solution will work to provide better visibility of product flow and accuracy at the meat processing facility.

Schneider Electric announces Schneider Electric Ventures
November 13, 2018

Schneider Electric announces Schneider Electric Ventures

The mission of this initiative is to identify, support and nurture companies and entrepreneurs whose innovations will transform the way we live and work, how we produce and consume energy, and how we run buildings and factories.

MonarchFx announces Matthew Sinn as Vice President of Food and Beverage sector
November 09, 2018

MonarchFx announces Matthew Sinn as Vice President of Food and Beverage sector

Sinn’s core focus will be helping companies, leveraging the MonarchFx ecosystem, to build customer-centric fulfillment systems.

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.

ABB to help Brazilian power company enhance electrical distribution
November 09, 2018

ABB to help Brazilian power company enhance electrical distribution

Power is generated by hydro plants located in the northern and western areas of the country and by wind farms located along the east coast. It is then transmitted over long distances to urban load centers located in the southeast.

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.

Dematic to help Australian grocery retailer install robotic order fulfillment system
October 31, 2018

Dematic to help Australian grocery retailer install robotic order fulfillment system

The robotic system will be used to piece pick inventory items for retail store replenishment using a “goods-to-robot” configuration. The order fulfillment system will support replenishment of approximately 50 retail stores and is scheduled to start up during the 2nd quarter of 2019 in a new distribution center building.

ABB to enhance process and power management for Philippines petrochemical facility
October 29, 2018

ABB to enhance process and power management for Philippines petrochemical facility

The scope of supply includes 69kV high voltage air-insulated switchgear, UniGear medium-voltage switchgear, MNS low-voltage switchgear, power and distribution transformers, a capacitor bank, soft starter, IS-limiters and a process power management system.

Bentley announces winners of 'Year in Infrastructure 2018' Awards
October 23, 2018

Bentley announces winners of 'Year in Infrastructure 2018' Awards

The annual awards program honors the work of Bentley users advancing design, construction, and operations of infrastructure throughout the world.

AVEVA partners with TOMRA to embed SCADA technology for produce industry
October 22, 2018

AVEVA partners with TOMRA to embed SCADA technology for produce industry

The first Compac product resulting from this partnership is Smartline, which is built on Wonderware by AVEVA. Smartline features an operational dashboard for visualisation of line performance and a user interface designed to facilitate line control for packhouses of all sizes.

ABB to help electrify Indian railways
October 17, 2018

ABB to help electrify Indian railways

The project is part of the 'Mission Electrification' initiative of the Indian Railways, which aims to convert an additional 24,000 kilometers of railways from fossil fuel to electrification.

Tesco Controls to join Water Design-Build Council
October 10, 2018

Tesco Controls to join Water Design-Build Council

This marks the first time the WDBC has invited a system integrator to join the Council. Representing TESCO as an allied member on the WDBC Board of Directors is Brian Adams, P.E., Director of Design-Build Projects.

DataOnline announces Chet Reshamwala to become CEO
October 03, 2018

DataOnline announces Chet Reshamwala to become CEO

Reshamwala will succeed founder and current CEO Martin Adams, who will transition to a strategic business development role, where he will focus on building key account relationships.

ABB to help provide enclosures for Brazilian pipeline network
September 28, 2018

ABB to help provide enclosures for Brazilian pipeline network

ABB will provide E-houses for the 47 pumping stations along the pipeline, spread across 47 kilometers, connecting a station being built in São Bernardo do Campo to the Capuava Refinery (RECAP) in Mauá in São Paulo.

ABB to help power Portuguese wind farm in the Atlantic Ocean
September 26, 2018

ABB to help power Portuguese wind farm in the Atlantic Ocean

ABB has been selected to deliver its WindSTAR transformers specifically designed for floating wind turbines, to MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Vestas Wind Systems A/S and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI).

ABB helps enhance SCADA, security for Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline
September 20, 2018

ABB helps enhance SCADA, security for Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline

As part of the project and for the first time in a subsea water crossing, ABB has installed a fiber optic leak detection and subsea pipeline monitoring system detecting events such as anchor drag.