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Honeywell's cyber security facility (21/07/2015)
Article image Honeywell's Industrial cyber security facility opened recently in the US. It aims to help companies develop a more offensive approach to cyber security and to make security a business enabler. 
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Schneider Electric and AVEVA are set to come together to lead in industrial software (21/07/2015)
Schneider Electric SE has reached a non-binding agreement with AVEVA Group PLC on key terms and conditions of a combination of selected Schneider Electric industrial software assets and AVEVA (forming the ‘Enlarged AVEVA Group’). 
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EPLAN Experience concept wins Food Processing award (21/07/2015)
Article image EPLAN Experience helps manufacturing companies increase the efficiency and profitability of their factory operations by drawing on computer-aided engineering (CAE) solutions.
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The PLC software that slashes development time 07/07/2015
Find out how UniLogic ,the all-in-one programming environment for Unitronics’ UniStream line, compact PLC + HMI controllers with on-board I/Os, can help programmers dramatically cut development times. Full Story...

UK-based high pressure calibration facility 07/07/2015
NEL, supported by UK's National Measurement System, is set to create the UK’s only flow meter calibration facility capable of testing at elevated pressures and temperatures. Full Story...

Whitepaper: Redundant wireless bridges - The reliability of wired networks with the cost savings of wireless 30/06/2015
Wireless networks should be saving money and improving flexibility for industrial users and public transport operators, but reliability concerns have hindered adoption. Now, new technological innovations are making low-cost wireless as reliable as old-fashioned wired networks. Full Story...

Cockroach-inspired robot negotiates obstacles 23/06/2015
Researchers at University of California, Berkeley have taken inspiration from the cockroach to create a robot that can use its body shape to manoeuvre through densely cluttered environments. Full Story...

Cisco becomes a CC-Link Partner Association Board member 23/06/2015
The CC-Link Partner Association, which exists to promote the widespread usage of the Ethernet-based industrial open network CC-Link IE, has announced that will join the CLPA as a new board member, and that the company will collaborate on the promotion of solutions based on CC-Link IE.  Full Story...

Addressing communication issues at PI event 16/06/2015
Suzanne Gill previews the PROFIBUS & PROFINET User Conference, which takes place from 23 – 24 June at The Stratford Manor Hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon. Full Story...

Next-generation platform for advanced control and estimation for Shell 16/06/2015
Yokogawa Electric Corporation and Shell have jointly developed a new platform for advanced control and estimation – a software suite designed to speed up and simplify the process of designing, deploying, and maintaining advanced process control applications. Full Story...

China set to participate in G3 Standardization Initiative 16/06/2015
Since November 2009, machine vision associations have been cooperating to promote vision standards globally through the G3 Standards initiative. The China Machine Vision Union (CMVU) has now become the fifth member. Full Story...

New general manager for Emerson Process Management in Germany 02/06/2015
Emerson Process Management has announced the appointment of Andreas Fuchs as general manager, Germany. Full Story...

Oil prices affect DCS market 02/06/2015
A recently published report from IHS identified a flat market for distributed control systems (DCSs) in 2014, which it has attributed to a reduction in oil prices. Full Story...

Free condition monitoring and predictive maintenance virtual summit 26/05/2015
National Instruments will host a European virtual summit – Condition Monitoring & Predictive Maintenance Summit – from 6th to 10th July 2015.  Full Story...

Spirax Sarco UK acquires steam boiler servicing company 26/05/2015
Spirax Sarco UK has recently completed the acquisition of Valve and Control Engineering Ltd (VCE), based in Scotland. Full Story...

UK event: Future Vision Day 19/05/2015
The Future Vision Day imaging event, organised by IDS Imaging Development Systems, will take place at the Beaumont Estate, Old Windsor, Berkshire on 17 June. 2015.   Full Story...

FDI moves a step closer 21/04/2015
Suzanne Gill reports on recent advances with the FDI specification, which aims to harmonise EDDL languages. Full Story...

Sercos set for growth 21/04/2015
With five million real-time nodes installed world-wide, Sercos (Serial real-time communication system) has reached a further milestone in its over 25 years’ history.   Full Story...

Hermes 2015 award winner 14/04/2015
This year’s HERMES AWARD was presented to Wittenstein AG at the Hannover Messe this week.  Full Story...

High-frequency drive legislation – do you comply? 31/03/2015
New legislation covering the export of high frequency (HF) drives needs to be considered by machine builders and system integrators.  Full Story...

Membership surge for Sercos International 24/03/2015
Sercos International, supplier of the Sercos automation bus, has recorded a growth in membership of approximately 30% in 2014. Full Story...

Industrial communication with PROFINET book published 24/03/2015
A new edition of the book Industrial communication with PROFINET has been published by PI, the global industrial communications organization taking in the latest version of the PROFINET Standard V 2.3. Full Story...

Online industrial support line extended 17/03/2015
Siemens will be introducing its extended Industry Online Support at Hannover Messe this year. With around 1.8 million visits every month, this is one of the most frequently used Internet services offered by the company. Full Story...



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