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National Tooling and Machining Association announces Roger Atkins as President
January 17, 2020

National Tooling and Machining Association announces Roger Atkins as President

He previously held every officer position for NTMA at the national level, including serving as NTMA Chairman in 2012, and served in every officer position in the Houston, Texas NTMA chapter.

Netwrix announces 7 IT trend predictions for 2020
January 16, 2020

Netwrix announces 7 IT trend predictions for 2020

Netwrix experts predict that the three main challenges for organizations will be targeted ransomware, attacks on AI-based solutions and data privacy challenges. According to Netwrix, organizations will also need to satisfy data access requests, increase cybersecurity awareness, deal with IT skills shortage and justify security investments.

AInnovation earns top ranking in Multiple Object Tracking (MOT) Challenge
January 16, 2020

AInnovation earns top ranking in Multiple Object Tracking (MOT) Challenge

AInnovation, dedicated to bringing AI to the industries of manufacturing, retail and finance, deploys various CV and other algorithms to its ManuVision platform, based on which, the Quality Assurance all-in-one Machines are provided to a range of customers in different industries like garment, motor, consumer electronics, helping to identify defective products. It

ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance announces 23 organizations as new members heading into 2020
January 16, 2020

ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance announces 23 organizations as new members heading into 2020

ISAGCA is organized into four general focus areas for cybersecurity including: Awareness & Outreach; Compliance & Prevention; Education & Training; and Advocacy & Adoption.

Tripwire joins ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance; releases Industrial Appliance line of cybersecurity hardware
January 15, 2020

Tripwire joins ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance; releases Industrial Appliance line of cybersecurity hardware

Tripwire’s Industrial Appliance provides industrial organizations a one-box solution for gaining visibility into their operational technology (OT) networks through a passive asset discovery approach.

Critical Manufacturing partners with HCL Technologies to support MES clients
January 13, 2020

Critical Manufacturing partners with HCL Technologies to support MES clients

The partnership involves Critical Manufacturing’s Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) customers in the complex manufacturing for hi-tech, semiconductor, and medical device manufacturing industries.

Volaris Group announces acquisition of Tribute Software
January 10, 2020

Volaris Group announces acquisition of Tribute Software

Based in Hudson, Ohio, Tribute Software provides integrated ERP software solutions. Tribute systems power millions of dollars in transactions every month and supply thousands of users with critical information.

National Inventors Hall of Fame announces 2020 inductees
January 10, 2020

National Inventors Hall of Fame announces 2020 inductees

These innovators, whose landmark inventions range from the hard hat to the sports bra, will be celebrated as the newest class of Inductees during the NIHF Induction Ceremony.

Cisco's Catalyst IE3x00 Rugged Series switch earns 2019 exida Cyber Award
January 08, 2020

Cisco's Catalyst IE3x00 Rugged Series switch earns 2019 exida Cyber Award

The exida Cyber Awards honor exida-certified products and processes that best demonstrate new and innovative work in the realm of automation cybersecurity. exida found the Catalyst IE3x00 demonstrated considerable security and resilience according to the IEC 62443-4-1 cybersecurity standard.

Nozomi Networks announces Cisco Compatible certification for Guardian cyber security solution
January 07, 2020

Nozomi Networks announces Cisco Compatible certification for Guardian cyber security solution

This latest Cisco integration provides visibility into OT and IoT assets so IT teams can holistically secure ubiquitous access, streamline connectivity, and ensure they apply security best practices across all their networks.

AddUp and Oak ORNL announce collaboration to advance metal additive manufacturing tooling applications
January 06, 2020

AddUp and Oak ORNL announce collaboration to advance metal additive manufacturing tooling applications

A $2.7 million cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) between AddUp Group, a global machine and solutions provider for metal additive manufacturing (AM), and the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) aims to advance laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) technology for the manufacturing of metal molds with complex geometries for the tooling industry.

Zigbee Alliance announces Resideo Technologies as member of Board of Directors
January 03, 2020

Zigbee Alliance announces Resideo Technologies as member of Board of Directors

Along with other Zigbee Alliance promoter member companies, Resideo also will play a role in the Connected Home over IP project, which aims to simplify development for manufacturers and increase device compatibility for consumers.

PCB Piezotronics announces completion of clean room facilities
January 02, 2020

PCB Piezotronics announces completion of clean room facilities

PCB expects that the environmentally controlled clean rooms will enhance their pressure and force sensor manufacturing and assembly processes.. PCB Design Engineers are already working on the next generation of sensors, whose design and manufacturing is dependent upon a clean room environment.

Benshaw announces acquisition of Aucom Electronics
December 18, 2019

Benshaw announces acquisition of Aucom Electronics

The combined organization, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., offers a full range of applied motor control solutions, and is a supplier of low and medium voltage soft starters. Global operations now include facilities in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, Germany, Middle East and Asia.

Siemens partners with Navantia to digitalize shipbuilding processes
December 16, 2019

Siemens partners with Navantia to digitalize shipbuilding processes

Using Siemens’ Xcelerator platform, Navantia will implement a digital twin for its new F-110 Frigate program, thus meeting the Spanish navy requirements. Siemens is the industrial supplier who has been able to present an end-to-end project that virtually covers the whole lifecycle process of a vessel

Fives DyAG announces opening of Center of Competency for Controls Engineering in South Carolina
December 16, 2019

Fives DyAG announces opening of Center of Competency for Controls Engineering in South Carolina

The facility replaces Fives DyAG Corp.’s previous operations in Charlotte, North Carolina, bringing automation support closer to existing customers, while expanding visibility within the region’s commercial manufacturing

Verizon helps Virginia shipbuilding company implement 5G service
December 13, 2019

Verizon helps Virginia shipbuilding company implement 5G service

With 5G’s increased bandwidth and ultra-low latency, NNS will be equipped to meet network connectivity demands and will test new ways its engineers can use augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) to support everything from architectural design to employee training.

Kinedyne announces John Seliga as Vice President of Finance
December 13, 2019

Kinedyne announces John Seliga as Vice President of Finance

A certified public accountant, Seliga holds a master’s degree in business administration from Cleveland State University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bowling Green State University.

Senseye partners with ATS Global to accelerate smart factory strategies
December 12, 2019

Senseye partners with ATS Global to accelerate smart factory strategies

ATS will support Senseye's clients with the design, implementation, or integration of automated machine data systems such as historians or manufacturing execution systems with its predictive maintenance software suite, Senseye PdM.

ARC Advisory Group Report: ABB leads DCS market for 20th consecutive year
December 12, 2019

ARC Advisory Group Report: ABB leads DCS market for 20th consecutive year

According to the report, ABB’s presence in many end-user industries was a major factor in this success. The DCS market saw its main growth in oil & gas, chemicals and refining, where also ABB has a strong footprint.

NUM announces opening of Indian office
December 11, 2019

NUM announces opening of Indian office

NUM AG has opened a branch in Bangalore in November 2019. With this expansion in Asia, the international company with headquarters in Teufen, Switzerland, intends to reinforce its position in the field of CNC controls.

exida announces Honeywell's ControlEdge PLC as winner of 2019 Exida Cyber Award
December 11, 2019

exida announces Honeywell's ControlEdge PLC as winner of 2019 Exida Cyber Award

The ControlEdge Safety PLC was chosen as the winner in the Embedded Device category due to many problem-solving capabilities while demonstrating security and resilience.

B&R and ABB announce integration of robotics and automation solutions
December 09, 2019

B&R and ABB announce integration of robotics and automation solutions

With the ability to offer machine flexibility and precision, merging robotics with machine control into one unified architecture will enable manufacturers to embrace the trend of mass customization and optimize their lot size one processes.

Seeq announces achievement of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Industrial Software Competency status
December 06, 2019

Seeq announces achievement of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Industrial Software Competency status

To receive the AWS Industrial Software Competency designation, APN Partners undergo rigorous AWS technical validation related to industry specific technology as well as an assessment of the security, performance, and reliability of their solute

Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol and Callisto Integration announce strategic partnership
December 05, 2019

Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol and Callisto Integration announce strategic partnership

Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol and Callisto work with each manufacturing customer to deliver initial solutions that have tangible results, and then collect more data from more sources, provide more insight and analysis, roll out to more manufacturing lines and plants, and provide a roadmap to a full manufacturing execution system for true automation.

Arena Solutions announces strategic partnership with PRG
December 04, 2019

Arena Solutions announces strategic partnership with PRG

This deepened strategic partnership expands PRG’s services for Arena customers that desire assistance or simply have limited internal resources. These services enable companies to optimize product development, establish quality systems, and design for manufacturing, then establish strong supply chains and transition to manufacturing.

Tenable announces acquisition of Indegy
December 03, 2019

Tenable announces acquisition of Indegy

The Indegy Industrial Cybersecurity Suite integration with Tenable.sc, for on-prem vulnerability management, is available today. The Indegy integration with Tenable.io, for cloud-based vulnerability management, and Tenable Lumin will be available in the first half of 2020.

Senseye announces opening of Paris office
December 02, 2019

Senseye announces opening of Paris office

Senseye’s operation in Paris is led by Peter Livaudais, VP Strategic Accounts, who has 30 years of experience working in the European technology industry. The company has strengthened its team in France with the recent appointment of condition monitoring specialist Guillaume Lavergne, who joined Senseye in September from Air Liquide.

Gowanda Components Group announces acquisition of RCD Components
December 02, 2019

Gowanda Components Group announces acquisition of RCD Components

Terms of the deal were not disclosed but GCG has stated that RCD will maintain its operations in Manchester as well as their support facilities in the Caribbean and Asia. In addition to RCD’s facilities, GCG has seven other manufacturing and design facilities located within the United States.

VDMA Report: German robotics and automation sector expects 5 percent downturn in 2019
November 25, 2019

VDMA Report: German robotics and automation sector expects 5 percent downturn in 2019

The reasons for this downturn are a global economy that is losing momentum and saturation effects in important markets. For example, worldwide sales of smartphones are stagnating, which is also having an impact on investment in machinery.

Honeywell to build Integrated Control and Safety System (ICSS) for BP offshore platform off Trinidad and Tobago
November 22, 2019

Honeywell to build Integrated Control and Safety System (ICSS) for BP offshore platform off Trinidad and Tobago

As the project’s main automation contractor (MAC), Honeywell will deliver all systems, detailed engineering and lead procurement for the integrated control and safety system. The solution will be based on Honeywell’s flagship control system, the Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS)

Rockwell Automation earns ISA/IEC 62443-2-4 certification
November 22, 2019

Rockwell Automation earns ISA/IEC 62443-2-4 certification

The certification shows that the security capabilities Rockwell Automation uses when quoting, designing, integrating and maintaining automation systems meet the standard’s requirements. ISA/IEC 62443 is the world’s only consensus-based cybersecurity standard for industrial control applications.

Rockwell Automation announces collaboration with Accenture  Industry X.0
November 21, 2019

Rockwell Automation announces collaboration with Accenture Industry X.0

The engagement is designed to capitalize on the expertise of both companies to deliver new capabilities for greater industrial supply chain optimization. By providing customers with a single, trusted provider of digital solutions, the collaboration intends to enable clients to leverage the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and ultimately drive measurable growth outcomes.

Senseye announces strategic partnership with Malone Group
November 21, 2019

Senseye announces strategic partnership with Malone Group

Malone Group will operate as a trusted implementation partner and value-added reseller for Senseye, driving adoption of Senseye PdM with large-scale FMCG producers, packaging manufacturers, and heavy industry organizations.

Siemens announces launch of Additive Manufacturing (AM) Network
November 21, 2019

Siemens announces launch of Additive Manufacturing (AM) Network

Siemens’ AM Network is designed for enterprises, suppliers and partners that are looking to accelerate the adoption of AM for industrial processes and applications.

Northwest Analytics announces Peter Guilfoyle as chief executive officer
November 18, 2019

Northwest Analytics announces Peter Guilfoyle as chief executive officer

Northwest Analytics' board of directors announced that Peter Guilfoyle has been appointed chief executive officer, president and director. Robert Ward, former CEO, will assume an advisory role. These changes were effective November 12, 2019.

HANNOVER MESSE event in Mexico draws 30,000
November 15, 2019

HANNOVER MESSE event in Mexico draws 30,000

ITM 2019 showcased smart manufacturing and digital transformation in Mexico, drawing more than 30,000 attendees from Mexico and abroad during the three-day event held from October 9-11 at the Poliforum León in Guanajuato, Mexico.

HARTING announces partnership with the PerFact Group
November 15, 2019

HARTING announces partnership with the PerFact Group

The proprietors of the HARTING Technology Group have expanded the scope of their entrepreneurial activities and will now be active as a partner of PerFact, the software development company, as from December 31, 2019.

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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.