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Unitronics is excited to announce the addition of two new products to our UniStream line of modular PLCs.
Antaira Technologies is a global leading developer and manufacturer of industrial device networking and communication product solutions for harsh environments and is proud to announce its expansion in the industrial networking infrastructure family with the LMX-0802 series.
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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, is providing variable-speed drive systems to Toquepala copper mine as part of Southern Peru Copper Corporation’s (SPCC) brownfield optimization and expansion projects.
FIPA Inc., a leading manufacturer of advanced vacuum technology, gripper systems, air nippers, tube lifters, and End-of-Arm-Tooling (EOAT), announces its Varioflex bellows suction cups for material handling and packaging automation applications.
In May 2015, Danfoss, a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency electronic and mechanical components and controls for air-conditioning, heating, refrigeration, industrial, and water systems, finalized the acquisition of global AC drives manufacturer Vacon.
How Doerfer Companies automates its Wheelift self–propelled modular transporters using Beckhoff Automation technologies for precise control and coordination of NASA Space Launch System assembly and transport operations.

Photo Credit: by Mark Thiessen/National Geographic

Filmmaker James Cameron (Titanic, The Terminator, Avatar) took a one-of-a-kind submersible to the Marinas Trench, the deepest part of the ocean. The sub, the DeepSea Challenger, was completely controlled and operated with an off-the-shelf Opto 22 SNAP Pac System.

Deepsea Challenger carried scientific sampling equipment and high-definition3-D cameras, and reached the ocean's deepest point after roughly two hours of descent from the surface.

Automating shipping ports are the next big thing in safety and savings. So what are we waiting for?

When ships carrying massive amounts of manufactured goods arrive in San Francisco from Asia, the containers are unloaded using gantry cranes, transport vehicles, and stacking cranes. And, here in the U.S., it’s usually a human operating those machines on site.

Siemens is ready to clean up the roads with intelligent automation.

If you hate traffic, you might want to consider moving to Ann Arbor, MI, the testbed for new intelligent traffic technology from Siemens. The automation company recently announced that this city serves as the home of its first Center of Excellence for Intelligent Traffic Technology.

The next wearable technology might come in the form of a sticky sensor.

The next time you step on a piece of gum, don’t get mad, rather, be amazed, because this tacky treat attached to the bottom of your shoe could save your life someday.

As wearable technologies make waves in the medical arena as a convenient way to monitor and track a person’s health data, the metal forms on which they reside are not a perfect fit for humans. We twist, we bend, we stretch and flex. And we need a material that molds to the way we move.

Meet Alpha 2, the singing, dancing sidekick who can help with homework.

Alpha 2, the first humanoid robot designed for household service, ships this month (Feb 2016) as its developers promise to deliver the robot we always dreamed of as kids. He’s our tutor and interpreter, home security guard, nurse, storyteller and weatherman, all while keeping us on task and on time.

He’s not human size, but this mini-me is the “perfect little companion.” So, move over Siri, because Alpha 2 is smarter than you—and has appendages.

The OMEGA HHTP21 handheld particulate, humidity and temperature meter allows you to be proactive in measuring fine and course particle pollution that comes from many different types of sources, so you can improve your air quality before it becomes dangerous.
Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, today announced the opening of a new facility in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION released the well known LIDA 400 series linear encoder in the year 2000 and has established itself in many applications including coordinate measuring machines, linear motion stages, wafer inspection, waterjet cutting, and a long list of others.
The International Society of Automation (ISA) announced today that Beamex, a leading calibration company with products, services and support in 80 countries, will continue to serve as its Strategic Partner for Calibration.
Compact Embedded PC promotes interoperability among industrial Ethernet devices and networks.
KEB America, Inc. announced today the launch of their System Integrator Program for the North American market.
Banner Engineering introduces the Sure Cross® DXM100 industrial wireless controller, designed to facilitate communications for Ethernet connectivity or Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications.
Atlanta Office to Become ITAR, RF Signal Processing and FPGA Centre of Excellence Projects
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