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NI opens Industrial Internet of Things lab (16/01/2017)
NI has recently opened a new Industrial IoT Lab at its Austin headquarters in the US.
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B&R achieves ISO 9001:2015 certification (03/01/2017)
Article image B&R is one of the first Austrian companies to pass an ISO 9001:2015 recertification audit by TÜV AUSTRIA, the latest version of the ISO 9001 quality management standard.
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e-F@ctory Alliance grows (03/01/2017)
Article image APT Automation has become the latest member of Mitsubishi Electric’s e-F@ctory Alliance.
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EtherNet/IP nodes take 25% of market share 03/01/2017
According to figures from IHS Markit, an international analyst firm, EtherNet/IP represents the largest number of new nodes shipped of industrial Ethernet networks in 2015, at nearly 25% share of market. Full Story...

CC-Link IE and PROFINET interoperability specification launched 13/12/2016
The CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) and PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) announced the launch of a new joint specification at sps/ipc/drives to allow for easy interoperability between CC-Link IE and PROFINET. Full Story...

Phoenix Contact and Flowserve join Open Integration program 13/12/2016
Endress+Hauser’s Open Integration Partner Program aims to mitigate risks when commissioning customer plant by ensuring that operators can easily integrate their devices and components into automation systems.The eight companies already in the programme -AUMA Riester, HIMA Paul Hildebrandt, Honeywell Process Solutions, Mitsubishi Electric, Pepperl+Fuchs, Rockwell Automation, R. STAHL and Schneider Electric - have been  joined by Phoenix Contact and Flowserve.  Full Story...

Remote control of a North Sea platform 13/12/2016
Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) is to provide advanced automation and safety solutions to enable remote onshore operation for an offshore platform in the North Sea, reducing overall production costs and improving safety. Full Story...

Time-Sensitive Networking: A key technology in automation networks? 28/11/2016
Belden used the recent SPS/IPC/Drives event to highlight the importance of Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) in future of automation networks.  Full Story...

Siemens to bring MindSphere to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform 28/11/2016
At the SPS/IPC/Drives 2016 event last week Siemens discussed its plans to make its open IoT ecosystem MindSphere available on Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform during the course of 2017.  Full Story...

NAMUR and ODVA to collaborate to optimise Industrial Ethernet 28/11/2016
NAMUR and ODVA are collaborating to develop an EtherNet/IP proof-of-concept system for process automation in a bid to advance the adoption of industrial Ethernet in the process industries. Full Story...

The importance of being agile 21/11/2016
Representatives from across the food manufacturing supply chain, industry trade bodies and academics, recently got together at a Siemens-hosted roundtable event to debate the issues that agile manufacturing raises for the food and beverage industry. Full Story...

Rockwell and Endress+Hauser open joint test plant 09/11/2016
Rockwell Automation and Endress+Hauser recently opened their first joint test plant in Europe for the validation of new products. Full Story...

Yokogawa commits to the IIoT 09/11/2016
Yokogawa has recently made some significant moves which demonstrate its commitment to the development of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Firstly it has set up a new division – the Architecture Development Division California – to pursue the development of core technologies to facilitate IIoT architectures. Secondly it has acquired a developer of cyber security software for the IIoT. Full Story...

Webinar: Best practice for industrial Ethernet/IIoT deployment 02/11/2016
The arrival of Industrial Ethernet on the plant floor is driving a shift to Industrial Switch architectures. This can present challenges for those who have traditionally been used to designing and deploying Industrial Automation Control Systems. A free to view webinar offers advice on making the transition to Industrial Ethernet architectures. Full Story...

HMS offers its remote management solution under the eWON brand 02/11/2016
The Netbiter Remote Management solution from HMS Industrial Networks is now being offered under the newly acquired brand name eWON.  Full Story...

Pepperl+Fuchs acquires ecom instruments 02/11/2016
Pepperl+Fuchs has acquired ecom instruments GmbH, a manufacturer of mobile industrial devices for hazardous areas, including explosion proof cell phones, 4G smartphones and tablets.  Full Story...

Service robots replacing human workers 17/10/2016
As technology improves and as prices fall, professional service robots are increasingly doing jobs formerly handled by human workers according to the recent IHS Markit report, which found that revenue from professional service robots reached $2.6 billion, with around 20,000 units shipped in 2015. Full Story...

SolutionsPT signs Citect deal 17/10/2016
SolutionsPT has become the UK and Ireland distributor for Schneider Electric’s Citect brand of SCADA and HMI solutions.  Full Story...

Vision system powers award-winning serialisation compliance solution 10/10/2016
A turnkey validated vision system from Olmec-UK is a core component of the ‘SerialTrac’ serialisation solution developed by Domino Printing Sciences which recently won the Most Innovative Processing or Packaging Machine’ award at the 2016 PPMA (Processing and Packaging Machinery Association) awards. Full Story...

Whetting your appetite for knowledge 10/10/2016
The annual Appetite for Engineering event will be taking place this year on 19th October at the Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham. Find out more... Full Story...

New whitepaper: Simplifying design and deployment of IIoT control and monitoring systems 04/10/2016
A new whitepaper from National instruments offers advice on improving design and deploy advanced control and monitoring systems for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) with the unrivaled performance and flexibility of the CompactRIO platform, the ultimate multipurpose controller. Full Story...

Delivering better plant, productivity & people in the UK food & drink manufacturing sector 03/10/2016
Festo is pleased to be involved again with this year’s Appetite for Engineering (A4E) event, the forum for senior engineering leaders in the UK food and drink manufacturing and processing industry. This year’s programme is focused around the need for better plant, productivity and people in our industry – all areas Festo is committed to helping its customers improve through its industrial automation solutions, as well as its training, development and consulting services.  Full Story...

Emerson acquires UK-based Permasense 03/10/2016
Permasense is a provider of non-intrusive corrosion monitoring technologies for the offshore and onshore oil production, refining, chemical, power, pipelines, metals and mining and other industries. Its monitoring systems use sensor technology, wireless data delivery and advanced analytics to continuously monitor for metal loss from corrosion or erosion in pipes, pipelines or vessels, and reliably deliver high-integrity data from even the harshest environments. Full Story...



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