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Manufacturing Gains Offer Encouraging News For Automation Industry

July 2, 2014 12:01 pm | by Control System Integrators Association | News | Comments

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.                 

Quick Change Mounting Plates

June 30, 2014 2:23 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

SAS Automation introduces the new SWM LK Quick Change Mounting Plate, this custom gripper...

Flexible Relay Solution

June 30, 2014 10:03 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Machine builders can now easily implement required safety functions while improving productivity...

Reserves & Profits Abound For U.S. Oil & Gas

June 24, 2014 3:18 pm | by Ernst & Young Global Limited | News | Comments

The annual study looks at US exploration and production (E&P) spending and performance data...

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Multi-Core CAD Software

December 20, 2013 9:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

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. 

Range-Free Multi-Controller

November 26, 2013 10:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces the release a new version of the WideField3 programming tool for the FA-M3V range-free multi-controller.

Manufacturing’s Renaissance Depends On Skilled Workers

November 18, 2013 4:36 pm | by Philip Odette, President, Global Supply Chain Solutions | Articles | Comments

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...

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Taking Manufacturing High Tech

November 14, 2013 1:58 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

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.

Process Automation Software

November 12, 2013 2:56 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Rockwell Automation has released the AADvance Workbench 2.0 to help manufacturers get process-safety applications up and running faster. 

Rockwell Makes Oilfield Acquisition

October 30, 2013 10:58 am | News | Comments

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.

ABB Still The Leader For Control Systems

October 8, 2013 1:18 pm | News | Comments

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.

Auto-Sensing Tray Wrapper

September 23, 2013 10:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ishida’s WM-4000 wrapper weighs, wraps and labels.

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Electropneumatic Controller Series

September 20, 2013 11:49 am | Emerson Process Management | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Dual Robot Control

August 8, 2013 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Automated Picking and Packing Robot

August 8, 2013 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

AUTOMATION EQUIPMENT: ABB Robotics introduces an 8 kg model to its FlexPicker line, expanding high speed picking & packing performance to heavier items.

Wrap n' Ship Program

August 6, 2013 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Vertiguard Automated Barrier Panel

August 6, 2013 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

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STEM Robotics Platform

August 6, 2013 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

AUTOMATION EQUIPMENT: Yaskawa Motoman has released a new STEM Robotics Platform for education and workforce development.

Integrated Steppers

July 30, 2013 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

MOTORS, DRIVES & BEARINGS: Applied Motion Products' integrated steppers are specifically designed for wet environments and are ideal for outdoor use.

General Purpose Medium Voltage Drive

July 30, 2013 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Optimizing Machines Using Programmable Drives

July 29, 2013 9:31 am | by Kollmorgen | Articles | Comments

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.

Wireless Remote Monitoring Systems

July 25, 2013 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

VRTX Technologies’ wireless remote monitoring systems for their cooling water treatment solutions automatically and instantly provide operational feedback and alerts.

Case Sealers

July 11, 2013 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Bottle Unscrambler

July 9, 2013 9:00 am | by Chem.Info Staff | Product Releases | Comments

PACKAGING EQUIPMENT: Omega Design Corporation’s bottle unscrambler features patented rotary pockets and provides speed, precision and expandability.

Tube Filling Platform

July 9, 2013 9:00 am | by Chem.Info Staff | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Modular Control Buildings Bring Flexibility to Remote Processing Sites

May 14, 2013 9:18 am | by Matt Hodson, President and CEO, Principal Technology Inc. | Articles | Comments

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.

Pipeline Scheduling Software

March 20, 2013 11:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aspen Technology Inc. has acquired Pipeline Scheduling System (“PSS”) and Dock Scheduling System (“DSS”) software from Refining Advantage Inc.

Automation Is Brewing

March 13, 2013 5:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

A Fireside Chat: CyberOptics’ Dennis Rutherford

March 8, 2013 10:56 am | by PD&D Staff | Articles | Comments

Founded in 1984, CyberOptics has been providing advanced optical sensors and inspection systems to the electronics assembly equipment market for 28 years.

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