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Eurotech wins Innovation & Leadership Award in the global IoT platforms market (17/12/2018)
Based on its recent analysis of the Global Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms market, Frost & Sullivan has recognised Eurotech with the 2018 Global Frost Radar Growth, Innovation Leadership (GIL) Award for being one of the leaders in the industry leveraging innovation to deliver best-in-class solutions to its customers.
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Emerson acquires Advanced Engineering Valves (17/12/2018)
Emerson has acquired Advanced Engineering Valves (A.E. Valves), a manufacturer of valve technology that helps Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) customers operate more efficiently.
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Dr Melzer of Festo to head Industry 4.0 platform steering committee (17/12/2018)
Article image Dr Frank Melzer has become the head of the Industry 4.0 platform steering committee for the digitisation of business in Germany. He took over the role from Bernd Leukert of SAP on 4 December 2018.
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TSN: Providing Ethernet networks with continuous real-time capability 10/12/2018
Fraunhofer IPMS has developed a TSN IP Core for the simplified implementation of endpoints in TSN-capable Ethernet networks. Full Story...

Rockwell Automation control devices support CIP Security 10/12/2018
CIP Security was created to help protect critical industrial communications as part of a defense-in-depth security strategy. Rockwell Automation has introduced the first industrial control products on the market that allow companies to deploy CIP Security in their operations. Full Story...

FDI tools and components support OPC UA 05/12/2018
FieldComm Group has announced the availability of version 1.3.0 of the FDI development tools for field devices and host systems. These updated tools allow suppliers to develop a broader range of products with fewer tools and better capabilities, while enhancing security and integration capability for their customers. Full Story...

EtherCAT Technology Group offers vendor-independent diagnosis interface 05/12/2018
The EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) has specified a new vendor-independent diagnosis interface, which allows third-party tools to access diagnostic information from EtherCAT networks. Full Story...

EtherNet/IP integrates Hart devices 05/12/2018
ODVA has published enhancements to The EtherNet/IP Specification which outline how to integrate devices built to the HART Communication Protocol into an EtherNet/IP architecture. Full Story...

New Whitepaper: Profitable Safety – Improving real time operational safety to jumpstart the profit engine 03/12/2018
It is now understood that the safety of the operation can have a direct, positive impact on the operational profitability of a plant. Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) can now be viewed not just as a cost center, but as a profit center, and new levels of both safety and profitability can result. This whitepaper explains how real-time safe profitability is no longer a dream – today it is a reality! Full Story...

Festo to demonstate new Automation Platform at SPS/IPC/Drives 2018 26/11/2018
Don't miss the Festo stand at SPS/IPC/Drives 2018 this weeks in Nuremberg to get the low-down on its new Automation Platform. Also on the booth with be a demonstration of its first demo implementation of the Industry4.0 administration shell. Full Story...

Looking into a more connected future 19/11/2018
At the 2018 EMEA Honeywell User Group (HUG) conference Suzanne Gill got the opportunity to speak with John Rudolph, president of Honeywell Process Solutions, about the process industry’s migration towards more connected enterprises. Full Story...

Robot-based learning tool for students 19/11/2018
RS Components (RS) has introduced Sphero’s SPRK+, which is designed to provide students with hands-on computer programming education. Sphero was created to teach and engage students through play. Full Story...

SPS/IPC/Drives gets a new name for 2019! 12/11/2018
The exhibition is named after three core themes of the event – SPS (memory-programmable controls), IPC (industrial PC) and Drives (electric drives). However, alongside these three original components, the exhibition now offers a much broader spectrum of solutions for future-oriented automation and this will lead to a big change for the event in 2019. Full Story...

2019 UKIVA Machine Vision Conference and Exhibition announced 12/11/2018
The 2019 UKIVA Machine Vision Conference and Exhibition will take place on 6th June at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes. Full Story...

Siemens and Aruba form strategic partnership for integrated networks 11/11/2018
Siemens and Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, have formed a strategic partnership focused on bridging the Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) worlds. Full Story...

New President for OPC Foundation 05/11/2018
Stefan Hoppe has been elected President and Executive Director of the OPC Foundation following Thomas J. Burke’s nomination for his successor Full Story...

ForeScout and Belden form alliance to secure industrial environments 30/10/2018
ForeScout Technologies Inc has teamed up with Belden to help organisations improve safety, quality and productivity in industrial automation and control networks caused by cyber events. Together the companies will deliver secure network access, device visibility and dynamic network segmentation capabilities in industrial environments powered by Belden infrastructure. Full Story...

Endress+Hauser expands manufacturing of temperature and system products 30/10/2018
Endress+Hauser has invested more than 10.4 million euros in a new, state-of-the-art production facility in Germany. The new building will include new production and office space, in addition to technology and common rooms. Full Story...

Emerson to buy General Electric’s Intelligent Platforms business 30/10/2018
Emerson looks set to acquire Intelligent Platforms, a division of General Electric. Full Story...

NAMUR certifies Emerson’s magnetic flow meters 23/10/2018
Emerson’s Rosemount 8700 Series of Magnetic Flow Meters has been certified to comply with NAMUR (Normenarbeitsgemeinschaft für Messund Regeltechnik in der Chemischen Industrie) recommendations. Full Story...

Honeywell increases commitment to Ethernet/IP and ODVA 23/10/2018
Honeywell has become a principal member of ODVA alongside Bosch Rexroth, Cisco Systems, Endress+Hauser, Rockwell Automation, Omron and Schneider Electric. Full Story...

Global industrial robot sales doubled over the past five years 23/10/2018
The new World Robotics Report from the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) shows that a new record high of 381,000 units were shipped globally in 2017 – an increase of 30% percent compared to the previous year. This means that the annual sales volume of industrial robots increased by 114% over the last five years (2013-2017). Full Story...

Pushing the limits of manufacturing for oil and gas 14/10/2018
The University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) and Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), have joined forces to explore how some of the latest advanced manufacturing tools and processes can drive more efficient, smarter ways to reduce cost and increase productivity across BHGE’s operations. Full Story...



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