Tag Archives: automation

Panasonic Industry Europe and Siemens Factory Automation sign global agreement

Panasonic Factory Solutions, a division of Panasonic Industry Europe, and Siemens Factory Automation Services have entered into a partnership in the field of assembly machines and factory automation solutions. The factory automation products and solutions from Panasonic Factory Solutions were able to convince after thorough testing and Panasonic Industry Europe was …

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Festo BionicOpter is a robot record breaker

A bionic dragonfly from Festo has been recognised as a record breaker in the latest edition of the Guinness World Records, published by Ravensberger on 5 September 2019. The chapter “Robots” presents the most amazing records from the world of super robots and artificial intelligence. The BionicOpter, an ultra-light flying object based on …

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Phoenix Contact is an official member of the BACnet International association

In building automation networks, the open and neutral BACnet (Building Automation and Control Networks) communication protocol creates the option for exchange among the sensors, actuators, and management systems of different manufacturers. The BACnet International industry association supports the successful, global application of the BACnet protocol. Phoenix Contact is now an …

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MTC offers guidance on robotics and automation decisions

Robotics and automation experts at the Coventry-based Manufacturing Technology Centre are to hold a free event aimed at helping business leaders make the right decisions when it comes to automating their factories. The Open Lab robotics and automation networking forum at the MTC on Wednesday, September 18 is aimed at …

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Yokogawa to establish Open Process Automation Test Bed for ExxonMobil

Yokogawa has been selected by ExxonMobil to be the Open Process Automation (OPA) system integrator responsible for establishing the company’s OPA Test Bed. Development work and experiments conducted on the Test Bed will support ExxonMobil’s effort to move towards a standards-based, open, secure and interoperable process control architecture. ExxonMobil will …

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Emerson completes acquisition of Zedi’s software and automation businesses

Emerson has completed the purchase of Zedi’s software and automation businesses. The addition of Zedi’s cloud supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) platform will further enable Emerson, a global leader in automation, to help oil and gas producers increase production and lower operating costs through cloud-based monitoring, control and optimisation. …

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The year ahead – five tech trends that will define manufacturing in 2019

It is perhaps an understatement to suggest that 2018 has been marred by uncertainty – from the lingering unpredictability of Brexit to wider global geopolitical incidents – and 2019 looks to offer much of the same. Despite this, the pace of technological change in the UK has continued mostly unabated …

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Molex and Contrinex announce collaboration to enhance industrial automation solutions portfolio

Molex has announced a collaboration with Contrinex, a Switzerland-based manufacturer of inductive and photoelectric sensors for factory automation as well as safety and RFID systems. With sensors providing the essential steps of analysing and communicating high-level data to cloud-based applications, this collaboration further strengthens Molex’s Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solution …

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ABB drives standard for automation and future-proofed IIoT architectures

Just as HTML spurred growth of the Web, the new Open Platform Communication Unified Architecture (OPC UA) interoperability standard will enable industrial players to unlock the full potential of Industry 4.0. In an announcement published by the OPC Foundation, the organisation states its vision of becoming the worldwide industrial interoperability …

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