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ABB joins UN climate initiative
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ABB Joins United Nations Initiative to Promote Sustainable Energy

The global power and automation company will provide expertise on energy efficient technologies, including motors and transformers
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Schneider Electric Introduces Unified Supply Chain Management Software for Refineries

SimSci Spiral Suite offers new cross-boundary workflows and creates instant collaboration across the full hydrocarbon supply chain to unlock profitability.
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AutomationDirect has funded local robotics teams in Forsyth County and surrounding area for nine years.
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AutomationDirect Named Award Finalist for Supporting STEM Education in Georgia

Winners in all eight categories of the competition were to be officially honored at The 3rd Annual STEM Education Awards event held in Savannah, Ga. late September.
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PMMI To Buy Summit Media Group

The association responsible for the PACK EXPO portfolio of tradeshows is the new parent company of the print and online media company responsible for the Automation World, Packaging World, Healthcare
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Schneider Electric Opens New North American Headquarters
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Schneider Electric Opens New North American Headquarters

Less than a year after its acquisition of Invensys, Schneider Electric debuts its new R&D center and North American headquarters to showcase the company’s expanded vision and market approach.
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Device Networks Cooperate to Make Smart Instruments Smarter

Soon to be released, Field Device Integration (FDI) will actually help EDDL-based bus users just get more information out of their field instruments in a more streamlined way.
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Fieldbus Foundation and HART Communication Foundation Merge into FieldComm Group 


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Fieldbus Foundation and HART Communication Foundation Merge into FieldComm Group 



Merger discussions between the two groups have been finalized, promising to bring two separate industrial automation communication technologies into a single, unified body.
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Cisco Updates Training for the Internet of Things
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Cisco Updates Training for the Internet of Things

Certification portfolio updates and expansions help prepare for new job roles and enable companies to avoid talent gaps.
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Beckhoff and Rockwell Automation Patent Dispute Settled
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Beckhoff and Rockwell Automation Patent Dispute Settled

At issue in this patent dispute were rights to several linear motor-related patents.
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Internet of Things Software Upgrade
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Internet of Things Software Upgrade

GE Intelligent Platforms upgrades three of its automation software products to align with the company’s vision for the Industrial Internet.
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ABB Continues Divestment Strategy

The ABB Full Service business, which provides outsourced maintenance, is the fifth business that ABB is letting go in less than a year.
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Pharma Expo Conference Program Announced

Chicago conference in November, co-located with Pack Expo International, will include Manufacturing Operations, Compliance Trends and Pharmaceutical Packaging tracks.
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Maxon Motor Takes Part in Chase to Catch up with a Comet

After more than ten years of travel through space, the European space probe Rosetta has reached the comet Chury.
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Yokogawa to Control Indonesian Geothermal Unit

Yokogawa Electric will supply the control system for the Kamojang geothermal power station in Indonesia to monitor and control Unit 5’s steam turbine and auxiliary facilities.
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Remote wellhead surveillance solution developed by Moxa and Terra Ferma.
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Moxa Joins Fieldbus Foundation to Specify New Tech and Protocols in Oil & Gas Industry

Moxa has become the newest member of the Fieldbus Foundation. It's goal is to help specify new technology and protocols for the oil and gas industry.
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GE Appliances Launches Innovative Manufacturing Model

The FirstBuild Microfactory in Louisville combines community co-creation concepts with micromanufacturing capabilities to get new ideas to market faster.
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Control & Measurement Integration Advances
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Control & Measurement Integration Advances

New data acquisition release from National Instruments integrates measurement systems to reduce the need for multiple components and a new controller targets advanced industrial control applications.
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