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Chiron Group announces opening of German machining factory
November 14, 2019

Chiron Group announces opening of German machining factory

With a maximum annual production capacity of 400 high precision machining centers, the nearly 150,000-sq ft Chiron Precision Factory in located in Neuhausen, Germany.

Indegy announces partnership with Owl Cyber Defense Solutions to provide the safe unification of OT security data with IT monitoring systems
November 13, 2019

Indegy announces partnership with Owl Cyber Defense Solutions to provide the safe unification of OT security data with IT monitoring systems

The tested and certified joint Indegy-Owl solution gives customers the confidence of knowing that their OT network is physically inaccessible from the external network while being monitored by the Indegy Industrial Cybersecurity Suite.

Tosibox announces support for Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace
November 12, 2019

Tosibox announces support for Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace

Tosibox Oy announced its support for the declaration that sends a signal and manifests a common desire to work together to strengthen everyone’s security in the digital space.

Fortress Information Security announces launch of Asset to Vendor Network for Power Utilities (A2V)
November 08, 2019

Fortress Information Security announces launch of Asset to Vendor Network for Power Utilities (A2V)

A2V is designed to address concerns about protecting the U.S. power grid from cyber threats by promoting collaboration among electric companies. A2V will help reduce the costs associated with cybersecurity regulatory compliance in an effort to cope with budgetary limitations.

Industrial Internet Consortium announces V2.2 of the Industrial Internet Vocabulary Technical Report
November 06, 2019

Industrial Internet Consortium announces V2.2 of the Industrial Internet Vocabulary Technical Report

The new report includes a new definition for digital twin and eliminates virtual entity in favor of digital representation. Other terms added to the report include physical entity and physical entity of interest, describing a physical object such as factory equipment that could be monitored or that is already being monitored by an IoT system.

Kontrol Energy announces partnership with RF Controls to deploy smart asset management solutions
November 01, 2019

Kontrol Energy announces partnership with RF Controls to deploy smart asset management solutions

Under the strategic partnership, Kontrol and RF Controls will jointly undertake efforts to promote and deploy the CS Smart Antenna Real-Time Location System (RTLS) integrated into Kontrol's energy and asset performance tracking software.

ScaleMatrix announces launch of DDC to provide control cabinet solutions
November 01, 2019

ScaleMatrix announces launch of DDC to provide control cabinet solutions

The DDC cabinet technology is a closed loop liquid-air hybrid cooling system which works to provide environmental conditions and energy efficiency, along with biometric security and rapid-deployment capabilities, for the computing hardware needed to support computing workloads.

Madison College students win Industrial Robotics Competition at Wisconsin Manufacturing and Technology Show
October 28, 2019

Madison College students win Industrial Robotics Competition at Wisconsin Manufacturing and Technology Show

The contest tested robotic programming knowledge by challenging students to complete a set of tasks on a FANUC education robot in three hours. The objective included program planning, end of arm tool selection, robot programming and teamwork. A panel of experts judged the 23 teams on their ability to complete the assignment, efficiency, teamwork and robotics knowledge.

Bentley Systems announces winners of Year in Infrastructure 2019 Awards
October 28, 2019

Bentley Systems announces winners of Year in Infrastructure 2019 Awards

Bentley Systems acknowledged 18 Year in Infrastructure Awards winners and nine Special Recognition Awards winners at a ceremony and gala on October 24 at the conclusion of the Year in Infrastructure 2019 Conference in Singapore.

New Scale Robotics partners with Fuzehub Innovation Fund to award manufacturing grant to Finger Lakes Community College
October 25, 2019

New Scale Robotics partners with Fuzehub Innovation Fund to award manufacturing grant to Finger Lakes Community College

Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC) has been awarded a $50,000 manufacturing grant from the FuzeHub Innovation Fund to support its work with New Scale Robotics, accelerating development of New Scale’s precision measurement and gripping tools for a range of collaborative robots (cobots).

Verizon helps NC fiber optic cable manufacturing facility implement 5G-enabled solutions
October 24, 2019

Verizon helps NC fiber optic cable manufacturing facility implement 5G-enabled solutions

Corning will use Verizon’s 5G technology to test how 5G can enhance functions such as factory automation and quality assurance in one of a fiber optic cable manufacturing facility.

Teradyne to acquire AutoGuide Mobile Robots
October 21, 2019

Teradyne to acquire AutoGuide Mobile Robots

Teradyne will acquire privately held AutoGuide for $165 million; $58 million net of cash acquired plus $107 million, if certain performance targets are met extending potentially through 2022. The acquisition is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2019, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approval.

MachineMetrics announces MachineMetrics IIoT Partner Ecosystem
October 21, 2019

MachineMetrics announces MachineMetrics IIoT Partner Ecosystem

The MachineMetrics IIoT Partner Ecysostem is powering a range of services and enabling complete end-to-end solutions and continuous value creation for both discrete manufacturing customers and participating partners, and includes a number of companies like Amazon Web Services, Hurco, Tsugami, SECO Tools, Saint Gobain, and McKinsey and Company

Senseye partners with Ultimo Software Solutions to deliver combined Enterprise Asset Management and Predictive Maintenance system
October 16, 2019

Senseye partners with Ultimo Software Solutions to deliver combined Enterprise Asset Management and Predictive Maintenance system

The partnership will result in the delivery of an Enterprise Asset Management and Predictive Maintenance system that provides industrial organizations with tools to assess, manage and optimize their industrial assets and maintenance processes using Industry 4.0 best practices. The collaboration began in 2018 as part of the Manufacturing Technology Centre’s Factory in a Box project.

Ericsson announces Texas-based 5G smart manufacturing factory
October 16, 2019

Ericsson announces Texas-based 5G smart manufacturing factory

The 28,000sqm factory, announced in June, will produce 5G and Advanced Antenna System radios to boost network capacity and coverage to meet the demand for rapid 5G deployments in North America.

Trimantec announces ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) certification
October 16, 2019

Trimantec announces ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) certification

Trimantec’s Engineered Solutions and Electromechanical Manufacturing groups underwent the validation process and were awarded the ISO 9001:2015 QMS certification based on the following scope: design, manufacturing, fabrication, and assembly of electromechanical and machined components.

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Adesto partners with Microsoft to accelerate IoT solutions
October 03, 2019

Adesto partners with Microsoft to accelerate IoT solutions

Adesto’s SmartServer IoT is a multi-protocol industrial edge server with an open, extensible interface. It lets customers connect their industrial data to Microsoft Azure IoT to perform analytics on that data.

Rockwell Automation announces acquisition of MESTECH Services
October 02, 2019

Rockwell Automation announces acquisition of MESTECH Services

MESTECH offers technology consulting services, solutions design and deployment, support, plant asset management, and staffing solutions for discrete, hybrid, and process applications across multiple industries including Life Sciences and Automotive.

Indegy announces series of industrial cybersecurity videos in support of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
October 01, 2019

Indegy announces series of industrial cybersecurity videos in support of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Each week during the month of October, Indegy will release a new video with a security executive who will speak from the front lines of OT cyber security. They will share their insights on the new threats to critical infrastructure and the steps they are taking to own, secure and protect against them.

HARTING announces board member Uwe Graff leaving company
October 01, 2019

HARTING announces board member Uwe Graff leaving company

Gräff took up his initial managing director position at the Technology Group at the beginning of 2015 and joined the Group’s management board at the beginning of 2019.

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Ocean Data Systems signs technology agreement with Rockwell Automation to deliver FactoryTalk® connectivity in Dream Report
October 01, 2019

Ocean Data Systems signs technology agreement with Rockwell Automation to deliver FactoryTalk® connectivity in Dream Report

Dream Report 5.0 R2 delivers the first of several FactoryTalk® connectors enabling it to access historical data without the need for third-party interfaces such as OPC or ODBC.

Dukane announces acquisition of Aurizon
October 01, 2019

Dukane announces acquisition of Aurizon

This acquisition is intended to create synergies and opportunities for Dukane and Aurizon, allowing both companies to share their technical expertise in the hygiene, personal care, medical disposable and packaging industries.

Kaspersky Report: ICS Energy Sector faces increased pressure from cyberthreats
September 30, 2019

Kaspersky Report: ICS Energy Sector faces increased pressure from cyberthreats

Of the Kaspersky solutions installed on ICS computers, 41.6% experienced and blocked a cyber threat. The three main cyber threats detected in energy ICS environments included worms (7.1%), spyware (3.7%) and cryptocurrency miners (2.9%).

Collegiate Inventors Competition names 2019 finalists
September 27, 2019

Collegiate Inventors Competition names 2019 finalists

Established in 1990, the Collegiate Inventors Competition is a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame and is sponsored by the USPTO, Arrow Electronics (People’s Choice Award), Merck, Hologic and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

CNC Machines announces launch of 2019 CNC Machines Manufacturing Scholarship program
September 26, 2019

CNC Machines announces launch of 2019 CNC Machines Manufacturing Scholarship program

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must submit a 1000-1300-word essay via CNC Machines’ online form about why they chose to pursue a care in manufacturing; what they think can be done to attract younger generations to the field; as well as include information on their skills, goals and future plans.

Emerson awards two 2019 ASCO Engineering Scholarships at PACK EXPO
September 26, 2019

Emerson awards two 2019 ASCO Engineering Scholarships at PACK EXPO

Curtis and Ott each received a $5,000 scholarship at an awards ceremony held at PACK EXPO and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2019 in Las Vegas, produced by PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. Emerson also awarded two grants of $1,000 to benefit the engineering departments of MIT and Missouri S&T.

HighByte announces live beta program for HighByte Intelligence Hub
September 25, 2019

HighByte announces live beta program for HighByte Intelligence Hub

HighByte Intelligence Hub will be the company’s first product to market since incorporating in August 2018. HighByte launched the beta program as part of its Agile approach to software design and development.

Senseye partners with FANUC on FIELD system IIoT platform
September 25, 2019

Senseye partners with FANUC on FIELD system IIoT platform

Users of the FIELD system will be able to connect Senseye’s analytics and prognostic capabilities to their existing production data by requesting Senseye PdM from the FANUC App Store.

Eaton donates $2M to San Jacinto College's enter for Petrochemical, Energy, & Technology (CPET)
September 20, 2019

Eaton donates $2M to San Jacinto College's enter for Petrochemical, Energy, & Technology (CPET)

Eaton’s consulting, electrical design services and equipment donations helped San Jacinto create a hands-on environment and curriculum for students to study complex energy technologies and ultimately enter the regional workforce better prepared for success.

Beckhoff Automation announces Wayne Schmeichel as Director of Operations
September 20, 2019

Beckhoff Automation announces Wayne Schmeichel as Director of Operations

Schmeichel has assumed management responsibilities for multiple teams, including customer service, logistics and inventory/supply chain. He also helps direct, plan and coordinate operational activities for the Savage, Minn. headquarters.

Beckhoff Automation announces Mark Ruberg as Packaging Industry Manager
September 19, 2019

Beckhoff Automation announces Mark Ruberg as Packaging Industry Manager

Ruberg will oversee sales efforts and application support for Beckhoff customers focused on the packaging and processing of goods across the U.S.

Emerson partners with San Jacinto College to equip training tools for new petrochemical training center
September 18, 2019

Emerson partners with San Jacinto College to equip training tools for new petrochemical training center

The CPET is supported and equipped by Emerson and local Impact Partner Puffer-Sweiven and features an 8,000-square-foot exterior glycol process unit to develop troubleshooting skills for students and incumbent workers.

TrendMiner partners with eschbach to integrate TrendMiner and Shiftconnector products
September 13, 2019

TrendMiner partners with eschbach to integrate TrendMiner and Shiftconnector products

All relevant manufacturing data will be available on-demand, creating a continuous flow of information. TrendMiner’s analytics capabilities help to predict process deviations. Shiftconnector brings these process deviations into a control room where shift personnel will contextualize these deviations as well as add additional information regarding why the deviation occurred.

Yokogawa Electric announces acquisition of RAP International
September 13, 2019

Yokogawa Electric announces acquisition of RAP International

RAP specializes in providing digitized solutions that support risk assessment, management of the permit to work (PtW) process, and governance of control of work (CoW) for all plant maintenance activities.

MaxGrip announces Cees Maaskant as CEO
September 13, 2019

MaxGrip announces Cees Maaskant as CEO

Former CEO Jakob Boelens will transfer to AVEVA as part of the acquisition of MaxGrip’s software portfolio by AVEVA earlier this year. Cees Maaskant will lead MaxGrip into a new chapter in which the company specializes exclusively in Asset Performance Management (APM) consultancy.

Industrial Internet Consortium announces IIC Accelerator Program
September 12, 2019

Industrial Internet Consortium announces IIC Accelerator Program

The IIC Accelerator Program encompasses several initiatives for users of IoT technology who want to discuss challenges with their peers, get advice from IIC experts, or seek guidance to solve complex technical problems.

Beckhoff Automation announces opening of Boston and Philadelphia area offices.
September 11, 2019

Beckhoff Automation announces opening of Boston and Philadelphia area offices.

Both locations will provide additional applications engineering, sales and training resources. Automation Technology showrooms at the two offices will also offer hands-on experiences with Beckhoff hardware and software for engineers and business leaders.

SMGlobal announces giveaway of FastMaint CMMS software
September 10, 2019

SMGlobal announces giveaway of FastMaint CMMS software

CMMS software works to help organizations manage their maintenance operations. Maintenance managers can use FastMaint to schedule & track preventive maintenance and breakdown repairs of industrial equipment and commercial facilities.

COPA-DATA announces Giuseppe Menin as Industry Manager for Pharmaceutical
September 09, 2019

COPA-DATA announces Giuseppe Menin as Industry Manager for Pharmaceutical

As Industry Manager for Pharmaceuticals, Giuseppe Menin can share his industry expertise with the entire COPA-DATA Group, and will be involved in further development of the zenon Software Platform.

Matrox announces 100% ownership acquisition by Lorne Trottier
September 09, 2019

Matrox announces 100% ownership acquisition by Lorne Trottier

Matrox announced that Mr. Lorne Trottier, co-founder of Matrox, has acquired 100% ownership of the Matrox group of companies, including its three divisions—Matrox Imaging, Matrox Graphics, and Matrox Video.