As U.S. manufacturing recorded the greatest monthly increase so far in 2014, a recent survey involving members of the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) also points to an upswing in the automation industry.
SAS Automation introduces the new SWM LK Quick Change Mounting Plate, this custom gripper...
Machine builders can now easily implement required safety functions while improving productivity...
TransMagic, Inc. announces the release of TransMagic R10 sp1, which features multiple additions and improvements including the release of multi-core processing, refined PMI technology, and new features and formats.
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces the release a new version of the WideField3 programming tool for the FA-M3V range-free multi-controller.
Global shifts in costs, processes and consumer purchasing habits put the U.S. in a position to revitalize its manufacturing sector and enhance businesses and industry at home. The only thing missing is enough skilled workers to maintain the momentum...
Check out some of the latest in high tech manufacturing, including the manufacturing software environment and its growing ability to gather and analyze more data, manufacturing automation's march to dominate the plant floor, the importance of reliable material handling information to track the plant of the future, and the cost-saving implications of monitoring and managing facility energy usage.
Rockwell Automation has released the AADvance Workbench 2.0 to help manufacturers get process-safety applications up and running faster.
VMonitor provides digital oilfield implementation and remote operations equipment. It has the world’s largest installed base of wireless wellhead monitoring systems for natural and artificially lifted wells, with more than 6,000 sites around the world.
In the newest version of ARC Advisory Group’s Distributed Control Systems Worldwide Outlook, study, ABB retained its leading worldwide market position. The overall global distributed control system market increased by three percent, while North America increased by almost 18 percent.
Ishida’s WM-4000 wrapper weighs, wraps and labels.
Emerson Process Management has released the TESCOM ER5000 Series of electropneumatic controllers that brings closed loop pressure control to a wide range of applications across multiple industries.
AUTOMATION EQUIPMENT: Yaskawa Motoman's dual-robot control with its MLX100 Robot Gateway™ enables controlling and programming of Motoman robots entirely within the ControlLogix® platform, eliminating the need for an additional controller or language for robotic application development.
AUTOMATION EQUIPMENT: ABB Robotics introduces an 8 kg model to its FlexPicker line, expanding high speed picking & packing performance to heavier items.
AUTOMATION EQUIPMENT: ITW Muller introduces its Wrap n’ Ship Program, helping new customers who already purchase hand-wrapping film to incorporate some level of automation.
AUTOMATION EQUIPMENT: Frommelt Safety's Vertiguard Automated Barrier Panel now features several upgrades that make it ideal for industrial facility managers looking to increase safety and productivity in their plants.
AUTOMATION EQUIPMENT: Yaskawa Motoman has released a new STEM Robotics Platform for education and workforce development.
MOTORS, DRIVES & BEARINGS: ABB Inc. expands the power range of their 4kV general purpose medium voltage drive, acheiving ultra-low harmonic performance in a compact package for quick installation at higher power ranges.
MOTORS, DRIVES & BEARINGS: Applied Motion Products' integrated steppers are specifically designed for wet environments and are ideal for outdoor use.
By leveraging intelligence in a servo drive, automation designers are able to downsize or eliminate PLCs in many applications. Architected correctly, machines that utilize these smarter drives deliver higher throughput are more cost effective and are simpler to troubleshoot.
VRTX Technologies’ wireless remote monitoring systems for their cooling water treatment solutions automatically and instantly provide operational feedback and alerts.
PACKAGING EQUIPMENT: Eagle Packaging Machinery’s case sealers reduce time that is wasted when manually sealing cases and are available in automatic and semi-automatic models. Ideal for small and growing companies, the sealers provide an accurate and consistent sealing process.
PACKAGING EQUIPMENT: Omega Design Corporation’s bottle unscrambler features patented rotary pockets and provides speed, precision and expandability.
PACKAGING EQUIPMENT: Oystar Group’s tube filling platform is highly productive and ergonomically designed for maximum process reliability through servo technology and excellent accessibility from all sides.
Pressures to reduce staff levels for onsite operations coupled with the increasing sophistication and expense of automation and control equipment have led to growing trend to use modular structures to house and protect sensitive process and automation controls.
Aspen Technology Inc. has acquired Pipeline Scheduling System (“PSS”) and Dock Scheduling System (“DSS”) software from Refining Advantage Inc.
Intelligrated® provides automated material handling solutions for the brewery industry, integrating Alvey® palletizers and robotic solutions, conveyor systems, sortation solutions and advanced controls and software.
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