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SCADA offers enhanced process visualisation

SCADA offers enhanced process visualisation
Enhanced graphics within SCADA systems makes it far easier to visualise production processes, but does that have to be at the cost of increased configuration complexity? Paul Hurst of Products4Automation argues that it does not, and that today’s SCADA solutions can combine the highest levels of visualisation performance with an intuitive interface for ease of set up.
20th August 2018

Advanced manufacturing products to be presented at EuroBLECH

Advanced manufacturing products to be presented at EuroBLECH
  Lantek, as part of its drive to increase efficiency, productivity and profitability through its Metal Digital Transformation technology, is introducing three new products specifically aimed towards the sheet metal and fabrication industries.
20th August 2018

Major PMI updates for CATIA V5 and NX libraries

Major PMI updates for CATIA V5 and NX libraries
Provider of advanced interoperability technology, CCE, has announced major enhancements to its Open Data Exchange (ODX) libraries focused significantly on Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) data. CCE has made significant improvements in PMI support for its CATIA V5 and NX ODX libraries. 
15th August 2018


Distributor bolsters industrial automation offering

Digi-Key Electronics has strengthened its Industrial Automation (IA) components offering, enhancing design and project capabilities in countless IA applications. The company has added over 14,000+ Industrial Automation part numbers to its portfolio in categories such as sensors, cables, safety devices, control monitors, relays, timers, switches, lighting, and controllers, among others.
9th August 2018

Technical publications help designers expand their knowledge

Technical publications help designers expand their knowledge
The electronic design community, element14.com, has announced a new series of Tech Spotlights to be published on a bi-monthly basis to help its community of engineers learn about new topics outside of their specialty.
2nd August 2018

ASMPT invest in Critical Manufacturing for SMART Factory software

ASMPT invest in Critical Manufacturing for SMART Factory software
ASM Pacific Technology Limited (ASMPT) has announced its strategic investment in Critical Manufacturing, S.A. (Critical Manufacturing), a leading software developer and publisher of manufacturing execution systems (MES). Critical Manufacturing has expertise in the integration and networking of machines and systems, as well as IT systems and cloud solutions. This strategic investment would accelerate ASMPT’s efforts to build a portfolio of Industry 4.0 solutions and will boost ASMPT’s software competence in enabling smart factories. 
1st August 2018

Condition monitoring software added to 'Factory in a Box' product

Condition monitoring software added to 'Factory in a Box' product
  Provider of predictive maintenance analytics, Senseye has announced that its machine condition monitoring and prognostics software has been added to the Manufacturing Technology Centre’s Factory in a Box product, delivered through the Smart Manufacturing Accelerator.
27th July 2018

Data Portal adds user rating system

Data Portal adds user rating system
It has been announced that EPLAN’s Data Portal, which provides access to downloadable data and drawings for components, has now added a user rating function. The resulting feedback will help manufacturers that host product information on the portal to hone and structure their data so that it is an even better match for the needs of the EPLAN Data Portal users. 
24th July 2018

BACnet certificate for COPA-DATA software zenon

BACnet certificate for COPA-DATA software zenon
The BACnet Testing Laboratories, BTL for short, have confirmed that the automation software zenon by COPA-DATA complies with the criteria of the BACnet standard. Entry onto the international list of products requires conforming with the standard and receipt of the BTL certificate affirm the reliable communication between zenon and other systems and devices in building automation.
24th July 2018

Is there one kind of SCADA for all applications?

Is there one kind of SCADA for all applications?
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems have been helping various industries to control and refine their processes for over 30 years. Thanks to its relative maturity and the level of investment made in SCADA platforms over the years, there are several tried and tested options available.  Author: Paul Hurst, Director at Products4Automation.
24th July 2018


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SINDEX 2018
28th August 2018
Switzerland BERNEXPO-Site, Bern
Engineering Design Show 2018
17th October 2018
United Kingdom Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Maintec 2018
6th November 2018
United Kingdom NEC, Birmingham