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Axiom Engineering becomes newest EEMUA Associate (16/10/2017)
Axiom Engineering Associates, a provider of specialist asset management to a diverse range of sectors, has become the newest EEMUA Associate.
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First OSIsoft Select Partner in the UK (15/10/2017)
Article image Servelec Controls, an independent integrator of mission-critical control and safety systems in the UK, has been awarded Select Partner status by operational intelligence specialist, OSIsoft. This is an invitation-only level accreditation reserved for partners who provide a higher degree of value to their customers.
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Event: 2017 InstMC awards nights for outstanding contributions in measurement and control (15/10/2017)
Smart Machines: From the Antikythera Mechanism to the Square Kilometre Array – Lecture by Prof Danielle George, MBE who will discuss her work on solving one of the 14 World Engineering Grand Challenges and how she makes it part of her mission to show how creative engineering is. She will discuss her projects in radio astronomy, farming and aerospace and tell us about the smartest machine she knows.
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RS Components supports migration to next generation of Siemens industrial control products 07/10/2017
RS Components (RS) has announced that it can provide support for customers looking to migrate to the latest generation of the Siemens SIRIUS line of industrial control products. Full Story...

Real-time analytics and continuously available edge infrastructure for the industrial automation market 07/10/2017
Stratus Technologies, a provider of continuous availability solutions for mission-critical applications, has  announced a technology partnership with FogHorn Systems, a developer of ‘edge intelligence’ software for industrial and commercial Internet of Things applications. Full Story...

PROCENTEC announces training cooperation with itsme in the Netherlands 07/10/2017
PROCENTEC has announced a cooperation agreement with itsme. PROCENTEC will provide training courses for PROFIBUS and PROFINET on various itsme-locations across the Netherlands. Full Story...

Whitepaper: Looking at the advantages of a mobile App-based HART Communicator 05/10/2017
It’s time to upgrade to a new HART Communicator.  Your old handheld HART Communicator is obsolete and receives limited support.  You shop around and find that it costs between $3000 and $7000 for a new handheld HART Communicator.  A search reveals mobile-based App alternatives...but, will it t perform as required? Read this whitepaper to find out more  Full Story...

Robots predicted to transform the world´s factories by 2020 01/10/2017
The World Robotics Report - industrial robots - outlook 2020 from the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) has forecast that 1.7 million new robots will transform the world´s factories by 2020. Full Story...

The impact of IIoT on industrial communications 29/09/2017
Industry 4.0/IIoT and the new communication technologies coming to market are providing the foundations for the next industrial revolution, says Susanne Cumberland. Full Story...

Endress+Hauser opens new facilities in France 29/09/2017
A new Endress+Hauser facility opened recently in Lyon, France, will bring together the company’ process control technology and the advanced analysis processes of Kaiser Optical Systems under a single roof. Full Story...

Safety controller certified by TÜV Rheinland to stringent cyber security standards 24/09/2017
HIMA’s HIMax safety controller has been awarded the new cyber security certificate from TÜV Rheinland. The test agency certified the processor and the communications module in accordance with international standards IEC 62443-4-1, IEC 62443-4-2 and ISASecure EDSA 2.0.0. Full Story...

First coupler for CC-Link to PROFINET 24/09/2017
Following the announcement by PI (PROFIBUS and PROFINET International) and CLPA (CC-Link Partner Association) of a jointly-developed coupler specification to link PROFINET and CC-Link networks, Hilscher has confirmed that a new product will be launched mid-2018 to help CC-Link and PROFINET interoperate. Full Story...

Mobile robots set to transform material handling and logistics 18/09/2017
A recent IDTechEx Research report ‘Mobile Robots & Drones in Material Handling & Logistics 2017-2037’ looks at all aspects of mobile robotics in material handling and logistics applications – looking in particular at automated guided vehicles and carts (AGVs and AGCs); autonomous mobile vehicles and carts/units; mobile picking robots; last mile delivery ground robots (droids) and drones; and autonomous trucks and light delivery vans (level 4 and level 5 automation). Full Story...

Whitepaper documents the road to digitalisation 18/09/2017
A recently published whitepaper, from Mitsubishi Electrioc, sets out to answer many of the questions being asked about how to take the first steps on the road to Industry 4.0. Full Story...

Comau’s robotic arms can be fully integrated into the Siemens SINUMERIK CNC 18/09/2017
Comau and Siemens have launched a common portfolio. Entitled Sinumerik Run MyRobot /Direct Control, this allows the robot to be seamlessly integrated into the CNC machine environment, helping to increase efficiency and overall productivity. Full Story...

Eaton Unveils Highest Performing Modular Surge Protection Device for Complete Process Reliability 12/09/2017
Power management company Eaton delivers higher levels of surge protection with the launch of a modular device range designed for easy installation, commissioning and replacement. Full Story...

Vendors need to expand their smart handheld optical scanner portfolios 10/09/2017
A growing interest in industrial automation and enhanced quality inspection is driving the adoption of smart handheld metrology devices, with flexibility and versatility boosting demand, according to a Frost & Sullivan report – Global Market for Smart Handheld Metrology Devices, Forecast to 2023. Full Story...

Whitepaper: Considerations For Using Large Diameter Coriolis Mass Flow Meters In Oil & Gas Applications 04/09/2017
Manufacturers have been launching larger Coriolis mass flowmeters to satisfy the requirement for mass flow measurement in larger line sizes for bulk fluid transfer applications in oil and gas, chemical or petrochemical industry segments. High-performance mass flow and density accuracy specifications of the Coriolis flow meters have made this technology more popular. Until recently, however, few manufacturers produced larger line size Coriolis flowmeters. Find out more in this whitepaper... Full Story...

Harsh environment connector distribution agreement 04/09/2017
A new distribution agreement will see HARTING and PEI-Genesis offering harsh environment connector solutions and engineering design expertise to customers across Europe. Full Story...

Addressing open network security 28/08/2017
While the industry is taking steps to make hardware more secure, the CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) feels that more could be done to address deficiencies in network security without compromising the requirements of the plant floor. It has, therefore, established a working group on industrial Ethernet security, with the aim of providing a guideline document for users looking to build secure networks around the open gigabit Ethernet CC-Link IE technologies.  Full Story...

UK Government initiative to bolster global competitiveness 23/08/2017
The Carbon Trust will be running the new £9.2 million Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA), launched in January by the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to help bolster the global competitiveness of British industry. Full Story...

Vendors need to expand their smart handheld optical scanner portfolios 06/08/2017
A growing interest in industrial automation and enhanced quality inspection are driving the adoption of smart handheld metrology devices, with flexibility and versatility boosting demand, according to a Frost & Sullivan report – Global Market for Smart Handheld Metrology Devices, Forecast to 2023. Full Story...

Choosing an Industry 4.0 networking solution 06/08/2017
A recent whitepaper looks at the key requirements for Industry 4.0 success and proposes CC-Link IE as an Industry 4.0-ready Industrial Ethernet networking solution. Full Story...



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