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Siemens and Bentley Systems collaborate on Process Industries Academy initiative (13/06/2018)
It was announced at ACHEMA this week that Siemens’ Process Industries and Drives and Digital Factories divisions are teaming up with Bentley Systems’ Bentley Institute to establish a Process Industries Academy designed to support the two companies joint vision for cloud services and digital workflows in engineering and operations.
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Omron and Cisco collaborate to enhance IoT security in manufacturing (10/06/2018)
Article image Omron and Cisco Systems have agreed to collaborate by integrating Cisco’s networking and security technology into Omron PLCs. Through this collaboration, the two companies will enhance the security of today’s increasingly intelligent manufacturing sites with IoT.
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Smart Sensor now also monitors pumps (10/06/2018)
Article image The ABB Ability Smart Sensor provides data for the predictive maintenance of low voltage motors. In partnership with pump producer, Emile EggerABB has now developed the solution to remotely monitor pumps.
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Skills shortages leading to increased interest in new technology 04/06/2018
A recent MHA MacIntyre Hudson survey of manufacturing and engineering clients, found that three-quarters of respondents face recruitment challenges, with 46% seeking to fill skilled vacancies. Full Story...

IO-Link Wireless specification completed 29/05/2018
The IO-Link community has completed work on the specifications for IO-Link Wireless and an approved version has been published. Full Story...

Robots and digitisation will change the way we work 20/05/2018
These are the findings of the automatica Trend Index 2018 surveyed 7,000 employees in the USA, Asia and Europe about the way they believe robots and digitalisation might change the way they work. Full Story...

Improved accuracy and speed of device calibration 20/05/2018
Emerson has updated its AMS Device Manager asset management software to support the Beamex MC6 documenting calibrator, adding electronic workflows that is said to eliminate up to 50% of time spent on each calibration. Full Story...

Yaskawa technology: made in Europe 20/05/2018
Following the construction of its first European robot factory in Kocevje, Slovenia, Yaskawa is pursuing an expansion strategy in Europe. Full Story...

Moxa commits to Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) 04/05/2018
Moxa has announced its active participation in the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and will formally join the TSN interoperability testbeds. As part of its ongoing commitment to creating innovative industrial connectivity technologies and solutions, the company is collaborating with other industry leaders in the IIC TSN testbeds to rigorously test TSN interoperability and ensure that the developing implementation is stable and reliable before coming to market.  Full Story...

Digitalisation roadshow offers advice on the effective use of automation technology 04/05/2018
Novotek UK and Ireland and GE Digial, will be hosting two events in May as part of its digital transformation roadshow, which will discuss how digitalisation can be integrated to improve operational effectiveness. Full Story...

Calibration survey: win one of ten $50 Amazon gift cards! 29/04/2018
To evaluate calibration equipment and software branding, Control Engineering Europe is conducting a survey of calibration influencers, decision makers, and users. Your input is critical to make this survey valid, so we are giving away ten $50.00 USD Amazon gift cards! If you complete the survey by May 6, 2018, you will be entered into a draw to win. Full Story...

Radix and Seeq join forces to deliver advanced analytic solutions 29/04/2018
Radix and Seeq, Platinum and Gold Sponsors of OSIsoft’s PI World, are collaborating to deliver advanced analytics solutions. Full Story...

Staubli and Schneider Electric sign partnership for robotic integration 29/04/2018
Staubli Robotics and Schneider Electric have signed an agreement to integrate customised Staubli TS series four-axis SCARA robots into Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Machine architecture and platform.  Full Story...

2018 Hermes Award won by world’s first self-calibrating thermometer 29/04/2018
Endress+Hauser has won this year’s Hannover Messe Hermes technology award for its iTHERM TrustSens self-calibrating temperature probe. Full Story...

IO-Link Wireless specification completed 25/04/2018
The IO-Link community has completed work on the specifications for IO-Link Wireless and has published an approved version. Full Story...

Secure datacentre solution at the edge 25/04/2018
ABB, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Rittal have introduced the Secure Edge Data Center (SEDC) for industrial and telecommunications environments which enables customers to run enterprise-grade IT in close proximity to their operational technology (OT) environments, machines and equipment to enable low-latency, secure and reliable digital processes. Full Story...

Being certain about the direction for improved performance 20/04/2018
Suzanne Gill reports on the Emerson Global Users Exchange 2018 event, which discussed how the process industry can make huge improvements by aiming for top-quartile performance. Full Story...

Industry 4.0: time to start thinking small! 12/04/2018
The debate surrounding Industry 4.0 is too theoretical and risks leaving lower tier suppliers and smaller manufacturers behind, argues Steve Askins, UK engineering director at ERIKS. Full Story...

Defence-in-depth for SMEs 12/04/2018
A Whitepaper from Wago, entitled ‘IT Security in Production Facilities,’ highlights some of the main threats to automation systems used by small and medium enterprises (SMEs). It goes on to offer a 10-point plan to protect information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) from cyber intrusion. Full Story...

Online guide to strain measurement 12/04/2018
HBM Test and Measurement has launched a strain measurement online guide which focusses on the selection, installation, data acquisition, and analysis of electrical as well as optical strain gauges. Full Story...

CMOS image sensor creators now represented in the UK and Ireland 12/04/2018
Alrad Imaging now represents Caeleste in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Caeleste is a one stop shop for design, manufacture, assembly and test of custom CMOS image sensors  Full Story...

Secure data exchange: OPC UA guidelines 08/04/2018
A whitepaper entitled ‘Practical Security Recommendations’ offers guidance for industry on ensuring secure data exchange and communication. Full Story...

Siemens acquires real-time locating system solutions 08/04/2018
Siemens has acquired Agilion GmbH, a supplier of industrial Real-Time Locating Systems (RTLS) focusing on applications in production, logistics and maintenance. Full Story...



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