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With several partnerships announced and highlighted throughout the week of its Minds + Machines conference in San Francisco, GE demonstrated the idea of generativity—putting down a rich soil and letting the rest of the world add to it.
Closing out the Wonderware 2015 Conference, Ravi Gopinath addressed the proposed merger of the company’s software assets with Aveva, assuring customers that it’s all good.
PMMI, Koelnmesse and IDFA join forces to offer a new North American food and beverage processing event at Chicago’s McCormick Place in Spring 2017
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The industrial technology vendors team up to offer customers an interactive way to produce EPA, FDA, and other compliance reports required in pharmaceutical, water/wastewater, and food and beverage industries.
A discussion with Jim Walsh, president and general manager of GE Intelligent Platforms Software business, provides insight into the company’s recent realignment with GE’s Corporate group and the company’s increasing focus on the Industrial Internet.
The world’s largest, most resourceful and vibrant economy is shifting onto the back of the U.S. consumer. The American consumer seems poised to do the heavy lifting.
Two announcements made at Hannover Fair 2015—one involving the EtherCAT Trade Group and OPC Foundation and the other involving Bosch Rexroth and National Instruments—highlight a growing trend around inter-company partnerships to advance interoperability, the Internet of Things, and the merging of IT and operations technology.
Going after a growing downstream oil and gas industry, Siemens Analytical Products and Solutions has increased its operation capacity by 50 percent by moving to a new facility and optimizing production flow.
Ubisense introduces software that virtualizes fixed workstations, enabling automotive manufacturers to reduce the cost of complexity associated with mass customization.
At Hannover Messe this week, ABB followed its introduction of a collaborative robot with an announcement about acquiring Germany’s Gomtec, whose technology will strengthen capabilities in the field further.
The availability of the Field Device Integration developer tools signals a new era of device interoperability in process automation.
Though leading indicators are beginning to trend lower, the U.S. economy continues to shine. Develop aggressive strategies for growth, and invest in process, equipment and people to meet increasing demand.
Following its acquisition in November 2014, Summit Media Group—the parent company of Automation World—has been renamed PMMI Media Group.
Falling oil prices have both positive and negative effects, but the U.S. economy is not expected to follow other countries into a recession.
Long viewed as a design and testing tool, 3D printing is quickly moving into regular manufacturing operations as evidenced by recent announcements from Renishaw and Stratysys.
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