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TE connectivity forms strategic engagement with TTI europe (15/04/2014)
TE Industrial has announced a strategic engagement with TTI Europe, a specialist distributor of passive, connector, electromechanical and discrete components. The engagement is part of the TE Industrial business unit strategy to provide customers with improved service levels and an exceptional customer experience, while extending the geographic reach of its products.
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OPC-UA client function blocks for IEC 61131-3 (15/04/2014)
Article image Cooperation between PLCopen and OPC Foundation began in 2008 to map the IEC 61131-3 Software Model to the OPC UA information model, which was released in March 2010 by both organisations. 
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New report: NI Trend Watch 2014 (18/03/2014)
Article image The annual report from National Instruments focusses on technology trends that accelerate productivity. The company monitors trends across a wide range of industries to help it create tools to integrate with the power of available technology. Because its tools are used in so many industries and applications, the company is in a great position to examine the latest trends in measurement, sensing, networks and test – as they happen.
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Christoph Widmann becomes chairman of the Marketing Committee of the ETG 18/03/2014
Christoph Widmann, managing director at acontis technologies GmbH, is to be the new chairman of the Marketing Committee at the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG). He takes over for Michael Strauss from SEW-EURODRIVE GmbH & Co KG who has held the position since 2005. Full Story...

Tata Steel extends EEMUA membership Europe-wide 11/03/2014
Tata Steel has extended its membership of EEMUA from just the UK strip-steel hub to include all of its manufacturing and related operations Europe-wide.  Full Story...

Distribution agreement for real-time alarm notification system 11/03/2014
Routeco, a UK-based distributor of industrial control and automation products, has been appointed as a distribution partner in the UK, Austria and The Netherlands, for the complete WIN-911 range of products.  Full Story...

Yokogawa receives Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award for its wireless solutions 25/02/2014
Yokogawa Electric Corporation has received the Frost & Sullivan 2014 Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award in the wireless solutions category. The award is presented to companies around the world that are best-in-class in a specific category. Full Story...

Yokogawa European Users Conference and Automation Fair 18/02/2014
Yokogawa Europe has announced that it is to hold its biennial User Conference and Automation Fair from the 2nd to 4th July 2014 in Berlin, Germany. Full Story...

Whitepaper - Greater productivity from pneumatic cylinders 17/02/2014
Festo has produced a new whitepaper to help engineers and designers understand the advantages and disadvantages of various cushioning technologies, to enable process improvements. The document outlines the benefits of end-position cushioning systems in pneumatic drives and highlights the latest end-position cushioning technology for pneumatic cylinders. Full Story...

Fieldbus Foundation 2014 General Assembly 28/01/2014
The Fieldbus Foundation is set to hold its 2014 General Assembly in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, on March 25-28. The annual event is open to Fieldbus Foundation members and non-members, and will be attended by leading FOUNDATION fieldbus suppliers and end-users. Full Story...

Technical channel network for drives and motors launched 28/01/2014
ABB has announced the amalgamation of its UK variable-speed drives and electric motors networks into a single brand identity, to create a new technical advice, delivery, life cycle services offering. Full Story...

New MD at Hima-Sella 27/01/2014
UK-based systems integrator, Hima-Sella has appointed John Blackwell as its new managing director. Blackwell has served as the company’s finance director for the past seven years. He takes over from Ian Wright, while also retaining his responsibility for finance and administration. Full Story...

Creation of ‘a unique player’ in the industry automation 21/01/2014
Schneider Electric has announced the completion of its acquisition of Invensys. Full Story...

Ethernet components are Industrial IT certified 21/01/2014
Switches and security routers from the current Phoenix Contact product range are have been certified by ABB as being ‘Industrial IT Enabled’, which assures the user that the devices can be combined with other Industrial IT components. Full Story...

Final specification for ISA100.11a released by the Fieldbus Foundation 14/01/2014
The Fieldbus Foundation has released the final specification for integration of ISA100.11a wireless field devices into its FOUNDATION for Remote Operations Management (ROM) technology. Unlike solutions limited to a single network standard, this development allows automation end-users to employ multiple wired and wireless protocols for greater flexibility and expandability. Full Story...

New MD for Endress+Hauser Flowtec 07/01/2014
From 1 April 2014 Dr Bernd-Josef Schäfer will take up the position of managing director of Endress+Hauser Flowtec. His predecessor, Dr Gerhard Jost, will continue as a member of the Executive Board in charge of Endress+Hauser’s production at Group level. Full Story...

Reliability is most sought after attribute for gas detection 07/01/2014
A recent industry poll undertaken by Honeywell Company, City Technology, found that reliability is the most important factor driving purchasing decisions in the global gas detection industry. Full Story...

FOUNDATION usability enhancements – technical specifications launched 17/12/2013
The Fieldbus Foundation has launched the latest updates to the FOUNDATION fieldbus technical specifications, designed to enhance the usability of FOUNDATION technology, with the goal of making the digital fieldbus automation experience easier than conventional analogue control systems. Full Story...

AS-i and CC-Link forge stronger links 13/12/2013
AS-International and the CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) have announced that the two associations are to work more closely together to provide a complete open network hierarchy for a wide range of application types. Full Story...

Industrial Ethernet becoming more important in China 10/12/2013
The Chinese market for industrial Ethernet & fieldbus technologies grew by 18 million nodes in 2012. More than three million nodes used Ethernet while the remainder used fieldbus technology. Full Story...

GE and PTC expand collaboration to deliver integrated PLM-MES Solution 10/12/2013
PTC and GE Intelligent Platforms are to accelerate a joint effort to bring to market a solution that helps manufacturers close the loop between product design and production execution on the shop floor.  Full Story...

CIP Safety expanded to include Safe Motion 03/12/2013
The next edition of The CIP Safety Specification will include services for safe motion applications. With the addition of these services to CIP Safety, users will be able to deploy networked motion control systems using EtherNet/IP and Sercos III in applications requiring safe motion functions such as safe torque off and safety limited positions. Full Story...

Google Glass makes an appearance on the Beckhoff booth at SPS/IPC/Drives 03/12/2013
Beckhoff used the SPS/IPC/Drives event this year to present a futuristic vision using Google Glass as a new concept for machine operation. Full Story...



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