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ABB releases IRB 910INV invert-mounted SCARA robot
December 12, 2018

ABB releases IRB 910INV invert-mounted SCARA robot

The IRB 910INV is designed for applications including picking and placing, assembly and testing, electronics small parts assembly tasks such as screw driving, inserting or mounting components, and automated inspections for quality control.

Claroty announces enhancements to Continuous Threat Detection platform
December 12, 2018

Claroty announces enhancements to Continuous Threat Detection platform

These enhancements to the Claroty Platform are intended to fill gaps in the industrial cybersecurity market, where industrial enterprises and critical infrastructure providers have been impacted by cyberattacks targeting OT networks and broad-based attacks which “spillover” from IT networks into the operational environment.

Control Techniques introduces Commander C200 and Commander C300 AC motor speed controllers
December 10, 2018

Control Techniques introduces Commander C200 and Commander C300 AC motor speed controllers

The Commander series are AC motor speed controllers that meet advanced requirements in a range of applications. Both models also include an on-board PLC, for embedded intelligence

ARNO USA introduces Auto Fast Change (AFC) Tool Systems for Swiss-style machining
December 10, 2018

ARNO USA introduces Auto Fast Change (AFC) Tool Systems for Swiss-style machining

The ARNO AFC comes pre-configured with built-in through-coolant capabilities. In total, there are 5 inlets for porting the coolant on the AFC tool holder block that operators can use to direct coolant flow

TrendMiner introduces TrendMiner 2018.R2 update
December 07, 2018

TrendMiner introduces TrendMiner 2018.R2 update

The release includes a set of capabilities, collectively called ContextHub. Other additions include: OSIsoft PI Event Frames integration, a related context item search for filtering of time-series data, and further extensions to the recommendation engine that helps operators and engineers to speed up root cause analysis of process anomalies.

Beckhoff Automation announces CX7000 Embedded PC as  PC-Based Controller
December 06, 2018

Beckhoff Automation announces CX7000 Embedded PC as PC-Based Controller

Equipped with an ARM Cortex-M7 processor (32 bit, 400 MHz), the CX7000 Embedded PC, with dimensions of 49 x 100 x 72 mm, ensures scalability of PC-based control for small controller applications

Antaira introduces ARS/X/Y-7234-AC series for wireless access applications
December 04, 2018

Antaira introduces ARS/X/Y-7234-AC series for wireless access applications

While both ARX-7234-AC-PD-T and ARY-7234-AC-PD are designed for outdoor wireless access applications and are IEEE 802.3af/at compliant. The difference between ARX and ARY is that one is made of IP67 rated metal housing and the other is made of IP67 rated plastic housing.

FieldComm Group announces  version 1.3.0 of FDI development tools with support for OPC UA server
November 29, 2018

FieldComm Group announces version 1.3.0 of FDI development tools with support for OPC UA server

By removing protocol dependencies, FDI enables sensor level data to be shared across the enterprise and enables big data analysis to provide deeper insights into user’s assets. The tools include; FDI Device Package Integrated Development Environment (IDE), and FDI Common Host Components (CHC).

ABB announces Asset Management Application
November 29, 2018

ABB announces Asset Management Application

The Asset Management Application is a digital solution that enables process industries to manage and protect their assets through predictive and preventative maintenance.

Somic America introduces SOMIC-FLEXX III packaging machine
November 29, 2018

Somic America introduces SOMIC-FLEXX III packaging machine

The SOMIC-FLEXX III is designed to run one-piece corrugated blanks for standard wraparound shipping cases and two-piece tray and hood for retail ready presentations.

Beckhoff Automation announces EtherCAT G gigabit communication technology
November 29, 2018

Beckhoff Automation announces EtherCAT G gigabit communication technology

EtherCAT G has been developed specifically in anticipation of large-scale applications and greater use of data-intensive equipment, such as machine vision cameras, complex motion control systems and measurement equipment operating with high sampling rates.

Pentek introduces Model RTX 2590 recorder
November 29, 2018

Pentek introduces Model RTX 2590 recorder

The Model RTX 2590 provides eight phase-coherent channels of 250 MHz 16-bit A/Ds, allowing users the ability to capture up to 100 MHz of RF/IF signal bandwidth per channel with range.

Siemens introduces Simatic RF185C, RF186C and RF188C communication modules
November 20, 2018

Siemens introduces Simatic RF185C, RF186C and RF188C communication modules

The new devices support OPC UA as an IoT (Internet of Things) interface, and communicate via the OPC UA AutoID Companion Specification V1.0 data model.

Wibu-Systems announces CmStick/BMI USB Dongle with pSLC Flash Memory
November 20, 2018

Wibu-Systems announces CmStick/BMI USB Dongle with pSLC Flash Memory

CmStick/BMI joins the CmStick/B and BMC variants without flash memory and with MLC (multi-level-cell flash memory).

Softing introduces eATM tManager for CompactLogix PLC module
November 20, 2018

Softing introduces eATM tManager for CompactLogix PLC module

tManager is part of a portfolio of in-chassis connectivity modules for Rockwell Automation. In-chassis modules include OPC Server, OPC UA Server, OPC UA MDIS Server, database, and PLC connectivity solutions.

IBASE announces FWA8708 1U rack-mountable network appliance
November 19, 2018

IBASE announces FWA8708 1U rack-mountable network appliance

The FWA8708 delivers I/O connectivity and expansion. It offers two PCIe and a Mini PCIe slot for high density PCIe payloads and an M.2 expansion slot to interface with SATA 3.0 and PCIe x4 bus for high data throughput.

Leviton announces INFORM intelligent platform
November 16, 2018

Leviton announces INFORM intelligent platform

The INFORM platform is designed to enable users to improve safety, efficiency and reduce downtime while contributing to overall predictive maintenance plans.

Siemens announces Scalance SC-600 Industrial Security Appliance with Bridge Firewall
November 16, 2018

Siemens announces Scalance SC-600 Industrial Security Appliance with Bridge Firewall

The devices can also be integrated into redundant network infrastructures. Supporting two redundancy protocols for Layer 2 and Layer 3 eliminates the need for additional switches on the security transitions.

Nozomi Networks announces release of version 18.5
November 15, 2018

Nozomi Networks announces release of version 18.5

Nozomi Networks announced its latest round of innovations to accelerate industrial cyber threat detection.

Siemens announces Simcenter 3D Additive Manufacturing Build Process Simulation software solution
November 13, 2018

Siemens announces Simcenter 3D Additive Manufacturing Build Process Simulation software solution

The solution predicts deformations, overheating and other defects which could occur during the printing process and automatically generates the corrected geometry to compensate for distortion and defects.