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Digital Fairs USA announces Fortinet's Phil Quade as keynote speaker
July 22, 2019

Digital Fairs USA announces Fortinet's Phil Quade as keynote speaker

A highlight of the trade show is its on-floor educational sessions lead by industry visionaries who will provide detailed, action-oriented discussions on connected technologies for the plant from proof of concept right through fully connected factory operations.

Siemens announces launch of MindSphere World Korea association
July 22, 2019

Siemens announces launch of MindSphere World Korea association

World Korea is designed to create synergies among members by exchanging technical demands, developing market models and establish IoT platforms and ecosystems based on MindSphere

MADE IN AMERICA 2019 to highlight the impact of American manufacturing
July 19, 2019

MADE IN AMERICA 2019 to highlight the impact of American manufacturing

More than 450,000 square feet of the Indiana Convention Center has been reserved for manufacturers and companies from across the country to display all types of American-made machines and products, from aerospace and automobiles to apparel and textiles.

Sectigo announces partnership with NetObjex to secure edge computing technology
July 19, 2019

Sectigo announces partnership with NetObjex to secure edge computing technology

The collaboration provides enterprises and manufacturers with a secured computing infrastructure that extends from IoT edge devices to the cloud and blockchain.

Sunnen Products announces partnership with Applied Nano Surfaces to advance friction and wear reduction technology
July 19, 2019

Sunnen Products announces partnership with Applied Nano Surfaces to advance friction and wear reduction technology

Triboconditioning is a combined mechano-chemical surface treatment process which uses a machining procedure to level off surface peaks and apply a friction- and wear-reducing compound to the component surface. Unlike spray coatings, the compound becomes an integrated part of the component structure at a nano level.

Stratus announces joining of The Open Group Open Process Automation Forum (OPAF)
July 18, 2019

Stratus announces joining of The Open Group Open Process Automation Forum (OPAF)

The group brings together global leaders from the process industries such as Chevron, ExxonMobil, and DuPont, as well as system integrators, suppliers, integrated distributed control system (DCS) vendors, academia and other standards organizations

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

BelAZ and ZYFRA partner to jointly develop robotization technologies for the mining industry
July 17, 2019

BelAZ and ZYFRA partner to jointly develop robotization technologies for the mining industry

The strategic partnership agreement was signed on July 10 at the Innoprom-2019 international exhibition in Yekaterinburg by Petr Parkhomchik, CEO of BELAZ-HOLDING, and Igor Bogachev, CEO of ZYFRA.

Sesame Software partners with Snowflake to enhance integration/data warehouse solution
July 17, 2019

Sesame Software partners with Snowflake to enhance integration/data warehouse solution

Sesame Software looks to showcase all that Relational Junction can do to help companies more cost-effectively replicate, integrate and analyze huge volumes of data in near real-time.

Eclipse Automation announces acquisition of Transmoduls
July 16, 2019

Eclipse Automation announces acquisition of Transmoduls

As Eclipse expands into central Europe, it will continue to build on its success formula of know-how, flexibility and a menu of responsive automation technology. Transmoduls Ltd. will continue to operate under its own name and branding will remain with Eclipse Automation.

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Westfalia Technologies releases 'Justifying the Cost of Your Automation Project' white paper
July 16, 2019

Westfalia Technologies releases 'Justifying the Cost of Your Automation Project' white paper

Westfalia suggests by using automation, warehouses can make better use of cube space and reduce overall building footprint, leading to increased productivity.

AspenTech announces acquisition of Mnubo
July 12, 2019

AspenTech announces acquisition of Mnubo

These acquisitions are intended to enable AspenTech to accelerate the distribution of embedded AI in both its existing and future solutions.

Universal mCloud announces acquisition of Fulcrum Automation Technologies
July 12, 2019

Universal mCloud announces acquisition of Fulcrum Automation Technologies

The transaction remains subject to the final approval of the TSX Venture Exchange (the "TSXV"). mCloud received conditional approval for the transaction from the TSXV on June 10, 2019.

3rd Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit to be held at HANNOVER MESSE 2020
July 11, 2019

3rd Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit to be held at HANNOVER MESSE 2020

For 2020, the core theme is promoting global adoption of modern manufacturing technologies and standards to improve sustainability.

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.

Mallard Manufacturing announces opening of Iowa carton flow rack production facility
July 11, 2019

Mallard Manufacturing announces opening of Iowa carton flow rack production facility

All six types of Mallard carton flow will be produced in the Iowa facility. The style selected by customers is mostly dependent upon the size and style of inventory that will be stored in the flow system.

Cimcorp announces partnership with Conveyor Networks to reach U.K. market
July 10, 2019

Cimcorp announces partnership with Conveyor Networks to reach U.K. market

The cooperation with Conveyor Networks will focus on intralogistics solutions for the food retail and e-commerce markets.

Microchip Technology announces opening of Chennai, India research and development center
July 09, 2019

Microchip Technology announces opening of Chennai, India research and development center

The new center will focus on IC design, physical design, Computer-aided Design (CAD), application and software development. It will also catalyze the development of the local ecosystem for integrated circuit design and specialized embedded systems development.

Applied Motion announces plans to build California headquarters
July 09, 2019

Applied Motion announces plans to build California headquarters

Applied Motion Products recently purchased land to build its new corporate headquarters in Morgan Hill, CA, located in Santa Clara County at the southern tip of Silicon Valley.

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Yokogawa Electric selected by ExxonMobil to establish Open Process Automation Test Bed
July 09, 2019

Yokogawa Electric selected by ExxonMobil to establish Open Process Automation Test Bed

ExxonMobil and Yokogawa are members of The Open Group Open Process Automation Forum (OPAF), an international forum of end users, system integrators, suppliers, academia, and standards organizations who are working together to develop the specifications for utilizing OPA technology in next generation process control systems.

Northrop Grumman announces Kathy Warden as  chairman of board of directors
July 09, 2019

Northrop Grumman announces Kathy Warden as chairman of board of directors

Warden succeeds Wes Bush, who has served as chairman since July 2011. As previously announced, Bush will retire from the company and resign from the board on July 31, 2019. Donald E. Felsinger will continue to serve as the company’s lead independent director.

HARTING announces innauguration of European Distribution Center
July 03, 2019

HARTING announces innauguration of European Distribution Center

The 20-meter-high shelf warehouse can accommodate approx. 7,000 pallets and 120,000 containers. Installation work involved laying 100 kilometres of IT cabling, 40 kilometers of sprinkler piping and container conveyor technology with a total length of 1,000 meters.

Yaskawa Motoman announces Beistle Company as winner of “Win a MotoMini” contest
July 02, 2019

Yaskawa Motoman announces Beistle Company as winner of “Win a MotoMini” contest

The Smart Series suite of products, including the MotoMini robot, enables implementation of a robot system. Only weighing 7 kg, the MotoMini robot provides application flexibility in small part handling and assembly applications.

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.

The SEMI Smart Manufacturing Initiative releases semiconductor industry’s Benchmark Survey
July 01, 2019

The SEMI Smart Manufacturing Initiative releases semiconductor industry’s Benchmark Survey

The survey was created by subject matter experts from the Americas Chapter of the SEMI Smart Manufacturing Technology Community. Member companies include Intel, Applied Materials, EMD Performance Materials, MAX International Engineering Group, Cimetrix, Jabil and SUNY Polytechnic Institute.

July 01, 2019

Renishaw announces opening of U.S. Fixturing Centre of Excellence for inspection machines

The Centre of Excellence for metrology fixturing design and manufacturing is located just a few miles away from R&R’s existing Grand Haven operations, but is approximately three times the size.

DENSO announces grants to 26 North American colleges and universities
June 28, 2019

DENSO announces grants to 26 North American colleges and universities

Grants will be used towards programs focused on design, materials management, mechanical and electrical engineering principles, thermodynamics, robotics and more.

RT Engineering announces opening of Controls Direct automation parts store
June 26, 2019

RT Engineering announces opening of Controls Direct automation parts store

Controls Direct’s goal is to deliver an easy process for ordering automation parts. They offer support, with access to all of RT’s mechanical and electrical engineering expertise, whether if it just more information on a product, or assistance for any ongoing or future projects.

CIMdata releases 2019 Simulation & Analysis Market Report
June 26, 2019

CIMdata releases 2019 Simulation & Analysis Market Report

The PLM MAR Series provides detailed information and in-depth analysis on the PLM market during calendar year 2018. It contains analyses of major trends and issues; revenues of PLM providers; and revenue analyses for geographical regions, industry sectors, and historical and projected data on market growth.

FDT Group announces Executive Committee approval of FDT IIoT Server (FITS) specification for release to the FDT membership
June 25, 2019

FDT Group announces Executive Committee approval of FDT IIoT Server (FITS) specification for release to the FDT membership

The emerging FITS standard, set to release at year-end, will provide control system and device vendors with the opportunity to advance their intelligent automation solution offerings with FDT's standards-based, platform-independent, information-driven business models meeting the demands of the process and discrete markets.

Dow Performance Silicones earns 2019 Customer Excellence Award from Siemens
June 25, 2019

Dow Performance Silicones earns 2019 Customer Excellence Award from Siemens

At an executive level meeting called in 2017 between Siemens and Dow, the companies mutually agreed to initiate a special program called “PCS 7 health check.” The main objective was to optimize system reliability.

Ohio Manufacturing Workforce Partnership awarded $12 Million Department of Labor grant to scale manufacturing apprenticeships
June 25, 2019

Ohio Manufacturing Workforce Partnership awarded $12 Million Department of Labor grant to scale manufacturing apprenticeships

The funding will play a vital role in helping Ohio address the workforce shortage and skills gap affecting manufacturing, as manufacturers across the state have repeatedly cited workforce as their top issue of concern.

Rittal partners with Atos and Siemens to develop Intelligent Edge Data Center
June 24, 2019

Rittal partners with Atos and Siemens to develop Intelligent Edge Data Center

The ‘Intelligent Edge Data Center’ (IEDC) is a configurable datacenter solution that enables companies to process IoT data in real-time

Samsung Electronics selects Optomec’s Aerosol Jet for electronics production
June 24, 2019

Samsung Electronics selects Optomec’s Aerosol Jet for electronics production

The Optomec Aerosol Jet 5X system supports 5-axis of coordination motion with a 200mm x 300mm x 200mm (x, y, z) print envelope and the ability to print features ranging from 10 microns to millimeters.

Comau to build an automated manufacturing line for lithium-ion battery modules for Leclanché
June 20, 2019

Comau to build an automated manufacturing line for lithium-ion battery modules for Leclanché

The solution selected by Leclanché is capable of automating the entire battery manufacturing process, from pouch cell stacking and welding to the final assembly of up to 32 different product configurations.

AVEVA announces agreement with Canadian oil and gas company to deliver supply chain management solution
June 20, 2019

AVEVA announces agreement with Canadian oil and gas company to deliver supply chain management solution

The cloud-based solution will enable Husky to plan and schedule its enterprise value chain from crude supply to product distribution through a single and unified system.

Siemens to help European Space Agency develop aerospace design applications for metal additive manufacturing
June 20, 2019

Siemens to help European Space Agency develop aerospace design applications for metal additive manufacturing

The Design4AM project will result in a validated process for using Siemens’ additive manufacturing software to design and produce optimized, light-weighted structural parts for space applications, such as, among others, fittings (structurally bonded to CFRP panel), supports, and bipods.

Mitsubishi Electric announces Scott Summerville as President
June 19, 2019

Mitsubishi Electric announces Scott Summerville as President

In his new position, Summerville will be responsible for expanding MEAU’s value proposition in the Americas’ market by leveraging strategies to grow revenue and market share across all business segments as well as to define the company’s future vision and develop and deploy operational and growth strategies.

iBASEt announces collaboration with Amazon Web services for MES software in the cloud
June 19, 2019

iBASEt announces collaboration with Amazon Web services for MES software in the cloud

Working with AWS, iBASEt provides A&D manufacturers with a platform to leverage native services to create and deploy a variety of applications and manage regular platform updates.

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.