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IECEx certification scheme for explosion protection specialists

TÜV Rheinland is now able to offer certification of personnel competence for explosive atmospheres....
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VEGA invests in training centre and new UK headquarters

After a year-long build, VEGA Controls has opened its purpose-built training and seminar centre and UK head office in Maresfield, Sussex. ...
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Research project aims to improve water management

TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory has launched a Joint Industry Project (JIP) to help the water industry increase the accuracy of abstraction and leakage reporting....

News Archive

  1. 11/01/2021 Delivering efficiencies for 630MW power plant

    Automation technology will provide efficiencies, plant and turbine control benefits, environmental impact improvements, regulatory compliance and greater cyber security capabilities for a power plant in Turkey.

  2. 04/01/2021 Power plant modernisation to ensure reliable, clean energy

    The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has tasked Emerson with the modernisation and optimisation of its Magnolia power plant.

  3. 17/12/2020 NSK acquires condition monitoring specialist

    NSK is set to acquire Brüel & Kjær Vibro – a specialist in condition monitoring systems (CMS –, from Spectris Plc.

  4. 16/12/2020 Critical infrastructure at risk

    Researchers have identified over 43,000 unprotected SCADA devices in operation across the globe.

  5. 16/12/2020 New Open Manufacturing Platform member

    OptimalPlus, part of NI, has joined the Open Manufacturing Platform (OMP) – a consortium led by BMW, Microsoft, ZF, Bosch and ABInBev – which aims to help manufacturers employ advanced technologies to gain greater operational efficiencies and factory output.

  6. 07/12/2020 ON DEMAND WEBINAR: OPC UA Security deep dive

    Industrial systems are vulnerable to attacks from within the local network and via the Internet as factories are connected to the cloud. OPC UA provides a cohesive foundation for building secure systems. An on demand to view webinar discusses the elements of the OPC UA architecture that facilitate the development, deployment and management of industrial systems that are resistant to cyberattacks. It will also cover what end-users need to do to make sure their systems are configured correctly.

  7. 06/12/2020 FDT welcomes a new Corporate Member

    The FDT Group has announced that Fuji Electric has joined its organisation as a corporate member and is set to develop FDT 3.0-enabled flowmeters for the energy and environmental markets.

  8. 30/11/2020 HMS Networks is certified for secure product development lifecycle

    HMS Networks is now certified according to the IEC62443-4-1:2018 standard. The certification process was performed by TÜV Rheinland to validate a secure product development lifecycle process within industrial automation and control systems.

  9. 27/11/2020 Moving forward modular production in industry

    Siemens and Merck are working together at Merck's headquarters in Darmstadt to develop a technical backbone for modular production of the future.

  10. 27/11/2020 Solar-powered skin for robots

    A new type of energy-generating synthetic skin could result in robots that are able to mimick the sense of touch.

  11. 26/11/2020 Version 7 Release of B2MML-BatchML specifications

    MESA International has released Version 7 of the B2MML and BatchML specifications. B2MML (Business to Manufacturing Markup Language) and BatchML (Batch Markup Language).

  12. 24/11/2020 Celebrating 20 years of innovation in open network technology

    The CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA), is celebrating its 20th anniversary. In this time the association has continued to provide open network solutions that leverage the latest, most promising technologies, such as Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN).

  13. 24/11/2020 Rockwell Automation acquires AI-enabled CMMS company

    Rockwell Automation has entered into an agreement to acquire Fiix Inc, a privately-held, AI-enabled computerised maintenance management system (CMMS) company.

  14. 17/11/2020 Enabling knowledge capture, skills management, and communication for Workforce transformation

    AVEVA has launched AVEVA Teamwork an integrated platform built specifically for industrial workers to facilitate continuous learning and improvement. It is designed to connect plant workforces with core digital systems and offer greater visibility into operations.

  15. 10/11/2020 AVEVA expands Microsoft collaboration with a focus on Cloud and AI

    AVEVA has extended its existing strategic collaboration with Microsoft to focus on accelerating digital transformation in the industrial sector.

  16. 06/11/2020 Ansys collaborates with Microsoft to enhance cloud engineering productivity

    Expanded strategic collaboration between Ansys and Microsoft is resulting in more engineering simulation solutions for Microsoft Azure. 

  17. 03/11/2020 Driving forward the digital transformation of pharmaceutical processes

    Siemens and Zeta have entered into a strategic partnership with the aim of driving forward the digital transformation of pharmaceutical processes worldwide. Zeta, takes the role of the system integrator, while Siemens acts as the system provider offering software platforms with its Digital Enterprise portfolio.

  18. 02/11/2020 Standardised IIoT Ecosystem empowers innovative business models

    A new whitepaper from the FDT Group describes how the recently released FDT 3.0 standard supports digital transformation for manufacturers seeking an innovative technology that supports today’s new business models.

  19. 26/10/2020 Open software service for IO-Link function blocks

    An open software service, which creates ready-made IO-Link function blocks to integrate data from any IO-Link device into a wide range of common PLC control systems, has been launched by the SICK.

  20. 26/10/2020 Frost & Sullivan ‘Best Practices Award for Growth, Innovation, and Leadership’ goes to…

    AVEVA has been recognised with this year’s Frost Radar Best Practices Award for growth, innovation, and leadership excellence in the asset performance management (APM) market.