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Process analyser systems integration service launched by Yokogawa (25/05/2016)
Article image Yokogawa Europe has introduced a new service  – Analyser System Integration (ASI) – with the aim of helping project owners to simplify their supply chains by dealing with a single team for all their analytical requirements.
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Mini computer wins Hermes Award (25/05/2016)
Article image A mini-industrial computer from Harting won this year's Hermes Award for industrial innovation, which is presented annually by the Hannover Messe event organisers.
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Latest projects from Festo’s Bionic Learning Network unveiled at Hannover Fair (10/05/2016)
Article image Two new research projects from its Bionic Learning Network were unveiled by Festo at this years Hannover Fair. FreeMotionHandling is an autonomously airborne assistance system with infinite degrees of freedom, while the 3D Cocooner combines complex lattice structures with ‘digital fabrication’ using additive manufacturing.
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Maintaining critical pipeline valves – a new solution 10/05/2016
IRM Systems (IRMS), an emergency pipeline repair company, has introduced a new solution to help maintain critical pipeline valves which is said to enable savings of up to 70% in lost production, excluding the substantial cost of associated labour, equipment and specialists. Full Story...

Digital transformation business helps to harness the benefits of IIoT 10/05/2016
Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has established a new business unit designed to help manufacturers harness the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and more rapidly deploy technologies that will allow them to better manage and analyse data, making their operations safer, more reliable and more efficient. Full Story...

OPC Foundation and CLPA sign Memorandum of Understanding to coordinate communications in machine to IT systems 03/05/2016
Digitalisation in all areas of industrial automation requires consistent communications across all levels while using Internet technologies, both inside and outside of the factory, for example to cloud-based services. The OPC Foundation and the CLPA hope to achieve this by developing an interface specification with harmonised access. Full Story...

ODVA works towards a Common Industrial Cloud Interface 03/05/2016
ODVA has announced a new area of technical work to develop standards for the gateway and interface technology needed to transport data between the cloud and CIP-enabled industrial control systems (ICS) populated with EtherNet/IP and DeviceNet devices. This work will result in The Common Industrial Cloud Interface Specification. Full Story...

Molex Acquires Interconnect Systems, Inc. 22/04/2016
Molex, a global manufacturer of electronic solutions, have announced the acquisition of Interconnect Systems, Inc. (ISI) which specialises in the design and manufacture of high density silicon packaging with advanced interconnect technologies. Full Story...

Schmersal promotes HRC research project 22/04/2016
The Schmersal Group have sponsored the beyondSPAI research project at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, with funding amounting to €45,000. Full Story...

PLCopen Software Construction Guidelines 22/04/2016
The PLCopen Coding Guidelines version 1.0 have been released as part of the Software Construction Guidelines initiative. Full Story...

Latest FDT technology on show at Hannover 15/04/2016
At Hannover Messe, The FDT Group will present a live, interactive display demonstrating a brewing application and OPC UA data exchange. Full Story...

BS 8611: highlighting the ethical standards for robots 15/04/2016
Using digital information and automation technologies, such as robots, within the manufacturing sector is growing more prevalent to help increase productivity levels. BSI, the business standards company has recently published BS 8611 Ethics design and application robots. Full Story...

Cyber Security Operation Centers for the protection of industrial facilities 13/04/2016
Siemens has opened its Cyber Security Operation Centers (CSOC) for the protection of industrial facilities – a joint location in Lisbon and Munich and one in Ohio in the USA. Full Story...

Proserv seals significant contract with Statoil 13/04/2016
Energy services company Proserv has been awarded a contract with Statoil for the provision of production control equipment in Norway. Full Story...

Gasmet Technologies acquires Quantitech 05/04/2016
The Gasmet Technologies Oy, a manufacturer of gas monitoring equipment, has acquired UK-based Quantitech which has been its sales and service partner in the UK and Ireland since 1995. Full Story...

EEMUA electrical ‘Ex’ handbook 05/04/2016
EEMUA, the Engineering Equipment and Materials Users Association, has published the seventh edition of EEMUA Publication 186 – A practitioner's handbook for potentially explosive atmospheres. Full Story...

Manufacturing Training Centre gains an apprenticeship patron 29/03/2016
Multipix Imaging is becoming apprenticeship training centre patron for the recently Lloyds Bank Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre (AMTC), near Coventry in the UK. Full Story...

Fire Safe approval for industrial valve range 22/03/2016
AS-Schneider has received Fire Safe Approval for its E series valves and manifolds which means that they are able to offer a safe and reliable shut-off also in case of fire.  Full Story...

Imaging and vision handbook 22/03/2016
The 2016/17 edition of the Imaging and Vision Handbook is now available from Stemmer Imaging in both printed format and, for the first time, on line. It has been updated to include the latest technologies and products.   Full Story...

Yokogawa and Statoil to jointly develop a field wireless system 08/03/2016
Yokogawa Electric Corporation and Statoil are set to jointly develop a field wireless system that can map noise levels in real time at Statoil’s plants and upstream facilities, as part of its Wireless Noise Surveillance Project (WiNoS).  Full Story...

Free training for basic well control awareness 08/03/2016
The International Well Control Forum (IWCF) has launched a global online training course that will be free to everyone in the industry, helping to increase knowledge around what can cause a well blow-out and potential oil spill incident. Full Story...

Ensuring interoperability of drive and motion control applications 01/03/2016
Clean interfaces between all components are necessary to ensure smooth running in drive applications. To ensure the interoperability of drive and motion control applications, certification of products with the Encoder profile are now available from PI. Full Story...

Automatic programming makes swarm robots safer 01/03/2016
Researchers from Sheffield Robotics have applied an interesting method of automatically programming and controlling a swarm of up to 600 robots to complete a specified set of tasks simultaneously. Full Story...



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