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

Take our survey and win yourself an Ipad! 19/02/2016
Control Engineering Europe is conducting a survey of the current industrial automation market and we would really appreciate your input. It will only take a few minutes and could win an ipad! Full Story...

China gains its first national functional safety standard for industry 16/02/2016
Following successful standardisation of PROFIBUS and PROFINET in China, PROFIsafe has been elevated to the status of a Chinese national standard.  Full Story...

FieldComm Group looking for its Plant of the Year 16/02/2016
The FieldComm Group is currently seeking qualified nominees for its 14th annual Plant of the Year Award.  Full Story...

Siemens UK & Ireland joins forces with oil & gas specialist 09/02/2016
Siemens UK & Ireland has formed a strategic partnership with oil and gas control system specialist, EFC Group, in with the aim of delivering innovative and cost-saving solutions for the industry. Full Story...

Project aims to digitally design pharmaceutical processes 02/02/2016
A newly formed collaborative project aims to transform the UK pharmaceutical industry by enabling the manufacturing processes of medicines of the future to be designed digitally. Full Story...

WEBINAR: Is your network IIoT ready? 26/01/2016
As the number of connected industrial devices continues to rise, so does the possibility of network disruptions. Control Engineering Europe hosted a webinar that discussed solutions that can provide increased plant-level awareness and visibility of your industrial network. This webinar is now available to view anytime. Full Story...

Lack of skilled labour needs to be addressed 26/01/2016
A recent survey undertaken by Festo Training and Consulting shows that skills shortages within the UK manufacturing and engineering sector have increased over the past three years with the majority of respondents believing that a more committed support programme would help alleviate these skills shortages. Full Story...



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