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Whatfix announces collaboration with Automation Anywhere to enhance robotic process automation platform
November 19, 2019

Whatfix announces collaboration with Automation Anywhere to enhance robotic process automation platform

Whatfix is collaborating with Automation Anywhere to streamline customer onboarding during trial and post-trial RPA deployments. The relationship between the two companies is also intended to help improve user engagement and internal sales productivity on Salesforce CRM applications.

Siemens announces agreement to acquire MultiMechanics
November 18, 2019

Siemens announces agreement to acquire MultiMechanics

The company plans to integrate MultiMechanics into Siemens Digital Industries Software, which will add the ability for customers to create a digital twin of materials by closely integrating materials engineering with part design, performance engineering, and manufacturing through the unique TRUE Multiscale technology for a range of material-driven applications.

Ansell Limited announces partnership with ProGlove to enhance safety solutions
November 15, 2019

Ansell Limited announces partnership with ProGlove to enhance safety solutions

This cooperation highlights industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) innovation in scaling Ansell PPE and striving to create a safer work environment. Ansell and ProGlove are working for a breakthrough in enterprise safety management by combining smart PPE to address customer frustrations.

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Honeywell to enhance process control automation for Kuwaiti integrated refining and petrochemicals complex
November 12, 2019

Honeywell to enhance process control automation for Kuwaiti integrated refining and petrochemicals complex

Under the agreement, HPS will provide KIPIC with front-end engineering design and advanced process control technology for the complex, which will help KIPIC expedite production start-up and assist with reaching production targets faster and more efficiently.

Festo announces distribution agreement with Magswitch
November 05, 2019

Festo announces distribution agreement with Magswitch

Magswitch offers single sided gripping systems featuring true on-and-off magnetic technology that can simplify complete automation systems in OEM assembled lines in such applications as robotic welding, pick-and-place, and body-in-white.

Emerson New Jersey-based facility earns Environmental Stewardship recognition
October 30, 2019

Emerson New Jersey-based facility earns Environmental Stewardship recognition

The facility was highlighted for voluntary and proactive measures taken to improve the environment and foster sustainability. Besides being the headquarters for the fluid control & pneumatics businesses, the facility houses the global development center for the ASCO brand of fluid control solutions.

Thorlabs announces acquisition of KMLabs’ Y-Fi portfolio
October 29, 2019

Thorlabs announces acquisition of KMLabs’ Y-Fi portfolio

The various models in the Y-Fi laser series are employed in a multitude of demanding ultrafast applications, including 2- and 3-photon imaging, ophthalmology, and time resolved studies in the NIR and MIR.

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).

ABB announces support for Asian-Pacific Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) pilot project
October 24, 2019

ABB announces support for Asian-Pacific Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) pilot project

The project aims to test the production of hydrogen gas through brown coal gasification, liquefaction of hydrogen gas, storage and loading onto a specialized carrier for transport across the Asia-Pacific.

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.

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.

TASI Group announces acquisition of innomatec Test
September 12, 2019

TASI Group announces acquisition of innomatec Test

This addition will geographically expand the reach of the Division’s leak test business into Europe and enable it to deliver an unmatched combination of technology and expertise to the global market.

Rockwell Automation announces three additions to Machine Safety System Integrator program
September 12, 2019

Rockwell Automation announces three additions to Machine Safety System Integrator program

The Machine Safety System Integrator program connects companies with system integrators that have expertise in current safety standards and a track record of designing safety systems. The program now has 45 members located around the world.

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.

Sea Machines Robotics demonstrates autonomous systems to assist marine oil-spill response
August 26, 2019

Sea Machines Robotics demonstrates autonomous systems to assist marine oil-spill response

The on-water demonstrations took place aboard the world’s first autonomous spill response vessel – a Vigor/Kvichak Marine Industries-built skimmer boat, owned by Marine Spill Response Corp. (MSRC) – before a live audience of MARAD, government, naval, international, environmental and industry representatives.

ISA’s 2019 Process Industry Conference to shed light on issues in the energy processing and process manufacturing industries
August 26, 2019

ISA’s 2019 Process Industry Conference to shed light on issues in the energy processing and process manufacturing industries

ISA’s 2019 Process Industry Conference (PIC) is taking place 4-6 November at the Westin Houston, Memorial City. This is an event for those who wish to understand the demands and find answers to problems in energy processing and process manufacturing.

SOMIC Group announces acquisition of MechanikZentrum Schmidbauer
August 15, 2019

SOMIC Group announces acquisition of MechanikZentrum Schmidbauer

Now known as SOMIC Haag, this division is DIN ISO 9001 certified and will continue to manufacture precision parts for the robotics, optics, aerospace and medical industries.

Rotork actuators to help South Korean fuel cell power plant enhance flow control
August 08, 2019

Rotork actuators to help South Korean fuel cell power plant enhance flow control

More than 90 CVL linear electric actuators and 184 ExMax quarter-turn electric actuators are to be installed on US fuel cell technology company Doosan Fuel Cell’s project at a Hanhwa Total Co. Ltd plant in Daesan.

Reliable Controls announces partnership with IR-TEC
August 05, 2019

Reliable Controls announces partnership with IR-TEC

The IR-TEC product line consists of Passive Infrared (PIR), High Frequency Doppler (HFD) and Ambient Light Sensors (ALS) among others. These sensors are combined to make up a variety of ceiling and wall mount occupancy sensors, light sensors, and wall switching/sensing stations

Hawk Measurement and FLO-CORP announce merger
July 31, 2019

Hawk Measurement and FLO-CORP announce merger

The combined company is privately held and will operate under the Hawk brand. Les Richards will remain CEO of Hawk Measurement Systems. Jack Evans will remain President of Hawk Measurement and Dave Grumney, CEO of FLO-CORP, will become VP of Sales for Hawk Measurement.

Bosch Rexroth AG announces appointment of Dr. Heiner Lang to Executive Board
July 30, 2019

Bosch Rexroth AG announces appointment of Dr. Heiner Lang to Executive Board

In his role, Lang will also be responsible for the three Bosch Rexroth business units which constitute the factory automation division (automation and electrification solutions, assembly technology, linear motion technology).

Emerson and Dragos partner to enhance cybersecurity protection for power and water industries
July 30, 2019

Emerson and Dragos partner to enhance cybersecurity protection for power and water industries

Beyond this agreement, Emerson and Dragos will continue to explore additional areas of collaboration with regards to solutions used by Emerson power and water industry customers.

OSI to help Californian irrigation district modernize transmission network
July 29, 2019

OSI to help Californian irrigation district modernize transmission network

The Turlock Irrigation District, located in Turlock, California, is the first publicly owned irrigation district and one of four that provides irrigation water and power to residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural customers within its service area.

Brüel & Kjær Vibro (B&K Vibro) announces Marcel van Helten as President
July 29, 2019

Brüel & Kjær Vibro (B&K Vibro) announces Marcel van Helten as President

Marcel was previously with Current, powered by GE, where he was the European Chief Digital Officer, responsible for transforming the business into a digitally-enabled and solutions-oriented business.

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EtherCAT Technology Group holds first Safety over EtherCAT Plug Fest
July 23, 2019

EtherCAT Technology Group holds first Safety over EtherCAT Plug Fest

A total of 36 participants from 18 different companies came to Verl, Germany to test their FSoE devices for interoperability, and in total they brought nine masters, 15 slaves as well as one stack and one tool

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

Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation (AMS) earns ISA Power Industry Division (POWID) Co-Facilities Award
July 19, 2019

Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation (AMS) earns ISA Power Industry Division (POWID) Co-Facilities Award

The award recognizes outstanding application of innovative control systems and/or instrumentation technology in the production of electric power.

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

Rotork to help Malaysian petroleum company enhance actuator control
July 15, 2019

Rotork to help Malaysian petroleum company enhance actuator control

Rotork’s IQ3 actuators will be used to control the flow of the products on to carriers which use a deepwater jetty with depths up to 24 metres to carry products to the two sites, and will also ensure the isolation of the hydrocarbon products to prevent contamination.

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.

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.

ABB announces partnership with OKEA to support field developments in offshore operations
July 09, 2019

ABB announces partnership with OKEA to support field developments in offshore operations

The MoU reflects future potential for OKEA to leverage ABB’s global digital resources and industry experience in sustaining lean and optimized operations for the future – with responsive business models to support field developments at a time of technological change in offshore operations.

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.

Quantum Water Services announces start of operations focusing on wastewater in oil & gas industry
July 02, 2019

Quantum Water Services announces start of operations focusing on wastewater in oil & gas industry

The company looks to capitalize on this large and growing market focusing on comprehensive wastewater treatment generated during the on-shore production of oil and gas from either conventional or frac-drilled wells.

OMRON announces Andy Zosel as President & CEO of OMRON Microscan
June 28, 2019

OMRON announces Andy Zosel as President & CEO of OMRON Microscan

Since the acquisition of Microscan Systems, OMRON has invested in the development of new products and integrating code readers with OMRON's automation technology.

June 27, 2019

Process industry veteran Walter Steward passes away at 80

A 35-year veteran of the industrial process instrumentation and controls market, Walter joined YCA while the company was still in NYC in the late 70s. He was part of the small team that coordinated the move and building of the Newnan, GA USA headquarters and manufacturing facility.

Air Products and Chemicals wins 2019 Customer Excellence Award from Siemens
June 26, 2019

Air Products and Chemicals wins 2019 Customer Excellence Award from Siemens

Air Products and Chemicals Inc. provides atmospheric and process gases to a variety of manufacturers, as well as sell related equipment that manufacturers to create their own gases onsite.

InProcess Instruments announces partnership with Chromatotec Group
June 26, 2019

InProcess Instruments announces partnership with Chromatotec Group

This agreement is reinforcing their collaboration initiated in 2012 on worldwide sales, maintenance and service provision of online GC-MS equipment with IPI MS integrated as Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) by Chromatotec.

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