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RS Components extends pneumatics offer through agreement with Festo (27/06/2016)
Article image Distributor, RS Components is set to integrate Festo pneumatics products into its range to provide industrial customers with a wider choice of brands from the distributor. RS is now a key part of Festo's distribution strategy across Europe.
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Cable falsely claims BASEC approval (27/06/2016)
Article image The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) has been alerted to a batch of low smoke flex, found with a `BASEC approved’ sticker on its packaging that is not BASEC approved.
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Endress+Hauser selects cellular gateway for its field instrumentation sensors (20/06/2016)
The Connect Sensor cellular gateway from Digi International, a provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) and IoT connectivity products and services, has been selected for use as part of Endress+Hauser's Inventory Management Solutions.
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Toyota selects EtherCAT 17/06/2016
Toyota Motor Corporation has selected EtherCAT as its Industrial Ethernet technology of choice and will base its new factories around the world on EtherCAT.  Full Story...

Digital tools offer optimal productivity and trouble-free audits 07/06/2016
Schneider Electric has launched a new Software as a Service offer - Eurotherm Online Services (EOS). An integrated online platform and management tool for overseeing calibration records and regulatory status, the service aims to offer an automated, digitised process for easy collection and retrieval of critical process data - from shop floor to top floor.  Full Story...

New whitepaper evaluates technologies for level and flow control 07/06/2016
Different technologies are available for in- or out-feed measurement as well as for inventory control in tanks, silos and vessels. Their suitability depends mainly on material characteristics and accuracy requirements for complying with overall process tolerances. Mettler Toledo has recently published a new white paper that discusses the advantages and disadvantages of weighing, level-sensors and flowmeters. Full Story...

New Whitepaper: Five key elements for the lloT implementation assessing existing infrastructure and requirements 07/06/2016
Industrial automation exists within a broader technological framework and has benefitted from advances in industrial networking and mobile computing. The combination of these technologies is helping to make the vision of concepts like the “Connected Factory”, “Industry 4.0” and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) a reality. Often however, the proliferation of competing concepts can lead to confusion and leave some questioning how to begin practical implementation. Full Story...

Technology deployment course for offshore engineers 31/05/2016
The Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) has launched a new course enabling engineers to form a greater understanding of the deployment of new technology within offshore developments. Full Story...

Panduit takes to the road with European Electrical Truck Tour 31/05/2016
Panduit is staging a mobile roadshow across Europe between May and July 2016 which will be hosted onboard a specially designed and equipped truck. Full Story...

Process analyser systems integration service launched by Yokogawa 25/05/2016
Yokogawa Europe has introduced a new service  – Analyser System Integration (ASI) – with the aim of helping project owners to simplify their supply chains by dealing with a single team for all their analytical requirements. Full Story...

Mini computer wins Hermes Award 25/05/2016
A mini-industrial computer from Harting won this year's Hermes Award for industrial innovation, which is presented annually by the Hannover Messe event organisers. Full Story...

Latest projects from Festo’s Bionic Learning Network unveiled at Hannover Fair 10/05/2016
Two new research projects from its Bionic Learning Network were unveiled by Festo at this years Hannover Fair. FreeMotionHandling is an autonomously airborne assistance system with infinite degrees of freedom, while the 3D Cocooner combines complex lattice structures with ‘digital fabrication’ using additive manufacturing. Full Story...

Maintaining critical pipeline valves – a new solution 10/05/2016
IRM Systems (IRMS), an emergency pipeline repair company, has introduced a new solution to help maintain critical pipeline valves which is said to enable savings of up to 70% in lost production, excluding the substantial cost of associated labour, equipment and specialists. Full Story...

Digital transformation business helps to harness the benefits of IIoT 10/05/2016
Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has established a new business unit designed to help manufacturers harness the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and more rapidly deploy technologies that will allow them to better manage and analyse data, making their operations safer, more reliable and more efficient. Full Story...

OPC Foundation and CLPA sign Memorandum of Understanding to coordinate communications in machine to IT systems 03/05/2016
Digitalisation in all areas of industrial automation requires consistent communications across all levels while using Internet technologies, both inside and outside of the factory, for example to cloud-based services. The OPC Foundation and the CLPA hope to achieve this by developing an interface specification with harmonised access. Full Story...

ODVA works towards a Common Industrial Cloud Interface 03/05/2016
ODVA has announced a new area of technical work to develop standards for the gateway and interface technology needed to transport data between the cloud and CIP-enabled industrial control systems (ICS) populated with EtherNet/IP and DeviceNet devices. This work will result in The Common Industrial Cloud Interface Specification. Full Story...

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. Full Story...

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

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. Full Story...

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...



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