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HMS delivers the 3,000,000th Anybus module to Bosch Rexroth

Bosch Rexroth uses Anybus modules mainly to connect welding and tightening controllers to the various control systems used in automation technology. (more)

Strategic Investments and Global Expansion Drive Lenze Growth in FY14

Lenze today announced an almost four percent increase in sales for FY14 (year ending April 30, 2014). (more)

Global Motion Control Market In Midst of Record Year in 2014

Global shipments for motion control products grew by nine percent to $2.3 billion in the first nine months of 2014, according to new statistics released by the Motion Control Association. (more)

Raj Batra Elected to the NEMA Board of Governors

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) elected Raj Batra, president of Digital Factory for Siemens USA, to serve on the Board of Governors during its recent annual meeting in San Diego. (more)

NI Opens Electronics Lab at TechShop Chandler

TechShop, a DIY workshop and fabrication studio with locations around the US, celebrated its one-year anniversary this weekend in the Chandler Innovation Center at Arizona State University (ASU). (more)

Siemens Reaccredited as an Authorized Provider of IACET CEUs

Accreditation Demonstrates Commitment to High-Quality Lifelong Learning (more)

Automate 2015 Show is Already Over 50% Larger Than the 2013 Show

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) announced today that new and returning exhibitors of the Automate 2015 show have already secured over 150% of exhibit floor space compared to the last show in 2013. (more)

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item North America has launched a new, multi-media website that demonstrates the company’s products and capabilities. (more)

UL Listing for the CleverLevel LBFS/LFFS Level Switch

The proven Baumer CleverLevel LBFS/LFFS level switch has now been listed by the American Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL). (more)

Anne Cooney Named to STEMconnector® List of 100 Diverse Corporate Leaders in STEM

Siemens is proud to announce that Anne Cooney was named to the list of 100 Diverse Corporate Leaders in STEM. (more)

Mitsubishi Electric Automation announces Secomea as newest member of its e-F@ctory Alliance Program

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. now offers easy and secure remote access for programming, monitoring and logging data into its automation products by welcoming Secomea to its e-F@ctory Alliance Program. (more)

Elmo to Showcase Compelling Demos at SPS IPC Drives 2014

Elmo will exhibit compelling demonstrations revealing fast, intelligent and accurate motion controllers and servo drives at SPS IPC Drives 2014. (more)

B&R Opens New Office in Manchester

In response to increasing levels of business in the North of England and Scotland, B&R is pleased to an-nounce the opening of a new office in Manchester. (more)

New Bosch Rexroth Landing Pages Improve access to Case Studies and Technical Articles

Bosch Rexroth’s new overview pages make it easier for users to browse, locate and read case studies and technical articles (more)

Elmo to Showcase its Extreme Servo Drives at Airtec Show 2014


A First in Space History – Rosetta Space Probe Lands on Comet after Ten Years of Travel

At the end of May 2014, the Rosetta space probe moved into an orbit around the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in order to, map its surface and prepare for the landing of Philae. (more)

GAM Announces Release of New Linear Mount Products Brochure

GAM’s Linear Mount Products are a unique line of products designed to mount directly to actuators. (more)

Keynotes Announced for the Automate Conference

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) announced today the keynote speakers for the Automate 2015 Conference / 46th International Symposium on Robotics, which will be held March 23-26, 2015 at McCormick Place in Chicago. (more)

Forbes Names FANUC a 2014 Top Global Innovator

Company named among the top 100 innovative companies in the world for the fourth consecutive year. (more)

ADLINK Joins Network Intelligence Alliance to drive Innovation for Next-generation Network Solutions

Participation in industry organization to create opportunities for collaboration with other technology providers to better serve customers with network solutions leveraging Network Intelligence, SDN and NFV (more)

B&R Opens Subsidiary in Japan

Automation provider now has 24 wholly owned affiliates worldwide. (more)

B&R Surpasses the Half-billion Mark

13% increase in sales: Automation specialist continues along the road to success. (more)

Bosch Rexroth Donates $5,000 to Charlotte Charity Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids

Organization enriches lives of terminally ill children with trips to Disney World. (more)

Learn How to Improve the Hygienic Design of Your Machine´s Powertrain with Kollmorgen at Pack Expo 2

Visit booth S-2642 to learn how Kollmorgen motion technology is setting new standards in reliability, performance and hygienic design to ensure compliance with emerging food safety regulations, protect brands against costly recalls and maximize machine productivity. (more)

Rexroth’s North American GoTo Focused Delivery Program Expands Again

Celebrating 5 years of fast deliveries, Rexroth’s North American GoTo Focused Delivery Program expands again. (more)

Lenze Americas Appoints Director of Business Development

Lenze announces the appointment of Doug Burns as director of business development for Lenze Americas. (more)

Siemens Hosts an Expert Webcast on how to Optimize Your Integrated Drive System

Siemens Industry Services announced today its webcast, “Optimize Your Integrated Drive System,” being held on Thursday, October 30 at 1 p.m. ET. (more)

Learn How to Improve the Hygienic Design of Your Machine’s Powertrain with Kollmorgen at Pack Expo

Visit booth S-2642 to learn how Kollmorgen motion technology is setting new standards in reliability, performance and hygienic design to ensure compliance with emerging food safety regulations, protect brands against costly recalls and maximize machine productivity. (more)

Groundbreaking Innovations at the SPS IPC Drives

B&R will be presenting two groundbreaking innovations at this year's SPS IPC Drives trade fair. (more)

Lenze Hosts Students on Inaugural Massachusetts Manufacturing Day

Corporate presentation and plant tour spotlight career opportunities in advanced manufacturing. (more)

B&R Introduces Automation Technology at PACK EXPO

B&R Industrial Automation will exhibit its latest packaging solutions at booth S-3179 at PACK EXPO International, November 2-5, 2014 in Chicago’s McCormick Place. (more)

ADLINK Announces Alliance Strategy for Integrated Networking and Communications

ADLINK to deliver Intel-based edge computing platforms for next generation smart access applications. (more)

Elmo Features its NANO Ultra High Power Servo Drive at RoboBusiness 2014 in Boston

Elmo will exhibit its flagship Gold Twitter, the smallest, high-power servo drive on the market. (more)

Siemens Celebrates Manufacturing Day 2014 at West Chicago Plant with Nearly 70 Local Students

Students, teachers and parents participated in interactive activities, plant tours and informational sessions to learn more about careers in manufacturing. (more)

ACOPOSmotor Sets New Standards for Decentralized Motion Control

Modular mechatronic systems gaining momentum. (more)

B&R to Present Advanced Technologies at EUROBLECH

Intelligent condition monitoring for the metalworking industry; show to be held October 21-25, 2014 in Hanover, Germany. (more)

Siemens Hosts an Expert Webcast on Learning Innovations to Close the Industrial Skills Gap

Webcast to be held Tuesday, September 30 at 1 pm ET. (more)

Robotic Industries Association Hosts International Collaborative Robots Workshop

Robotic Industries Association (RIA) is hosting the International Collaborative Robots Workshop (#ICRW2014) on Tuesday, September 30 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California. (more)

Global Motion Control Shipments Grow 6.2% in the First Half of 2014

Global shipments for motion control products grew by 6.2% to $1.5 billion in the first half of 2014. (more)

Automate 2015 to Host International Symposium on Robotics

Automate 2015 will host ISR March 23-26, 2015 in Chicago. (more)

Elmo Showcases its Extreme Motion Control Servo Drives at UAV Bordeaux Show 2014

Elmo will showcase Gold ExtrIQ intelligent servo drives at UAV 2014 Show (Booth 91), taking place in Bordeaux-Merignac Aeroparc, France. (more)

RIA International Collaborative Robots Workshop Agenda Announced

Event to be Held in Silicon Valley on September 30, 2014 (more)

Elmo Features its Nano Ultra High Power Motion Control Servo Drive at IMTS in Chicago

Company will exhibit Gold Twitter, the smallest, high-power servo drive on the market today. (more)

B&R Shines a Spotlight on 3 Expo Highlights at WindEnergy Hamburg

Perfect automation for on- and offshore wind turbines. (more)

Siemens Hosts Free Expert Webcast on Plant Security Services

Siemens Industry Services webcast, “Cyber Security Risk Assessment Methodology for Industrial Control Systems,” will be held on August 26. (more)

B&R to Present Integrated Machine Control Platform at IMTS 2014

At this year’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), from September 8-13 in Chicago’s McCormick Place, B&R will exhibit its innovative automation solutions at booth E-4901. (more)

Siemens Announces 2014 Customer Excellence Award Recipients

Siemens announced the winners of its ninth annual Customer Excellence Awards during its 2014 Automation Summit, hosted at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL. (more)

The Association for Advancing Automation Sets Membership Record

RIA, AIA and MCA Membership at Highest Levels Ever (more)

Cornell University Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Powered by ADLINK’s Express-HL COM Express® Module

Cornell team employs improved performance and design techniques in 2014 vehicle for continued success in 17th Annual International RoboSub Competition (more)

Lenze Products Support OPC Foundation Open Access Specifications

Lenze Americas announces that its portfolio of products fully support the OPC Foundation’s Open Access specifications. (more)

A3 Business Forum Set for January 21-23, 2015 in Orlando

Registration Opens as A3 Expects Largest Annual Forum to Date (more)

Siemens Hosts Free Expert Webcast on Industry Automation Support Tools

Siemens Industry Services announced today its webcast, “Maximize Operations with Innovative Support Tools,” on Thursday, July 24 at 1 p.m. EST. (more)

Bosch Community Fund Grants Support STEM Education

Bosch Community Fund Awards Four Grants to Three Pennsylvania Educational Institutions. (more)

Yaskawa Announces New Website

Enhanced Functionality for a Better User Experience. (more)

Yaskawa Acquires Solectria Renewables, LLC

Partnership Expands Presence in Renewable Energy Market (more)

RIA Launches Redesigned Website and New Logo

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the trade association for the North American robotics industry, has launched a completely redesigned website. (more)

Speakers Sought for Automate 2015 Show & Conference

Speakers are now being sought for the Automate 2015 show and conference in Chicago, March 23-26, 2015, according to the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), the primary sponsor of the Automate 2015 event. (more)

Shanghai Moons’ Electric Acquires Applied Motion Products

Shanghai Moons’ Electric Co., Ltd., announced that it has acquired Applied Motion Products, Inc. of Watsonville, CA. (more)

Global Motion Control Shipments Grow 3.3% in First Quarter 2014

Global shipments of motion control products grew three percent in the first quarter of 2014, according to new statistics released by the Motion Control Association (MCA), the industry’s trade group. (more)

Lenze Americas Appoints National Distribution Manager

Lenze Americas announces the appointment of Jane Watson as national distribution manager for Lenze Americas. (more)

Rexroth’s GoTo Focused Delivery Program expands in North America: Now available for customers in the

Bosch Rexroth’s GoTo Focused Delivery Program is now expanding throughout North America into a single program. (more)

Kollmorgen Stainless Steel AKMH Servomotors Honored as 2014 ECN Impact Awards Finalist

Kollmorgen stainless steel AKMH™ Motors have been selected as a Finalist in the ECN Impact Awards program. (more)

Alizem signs MOU with Mission and Safety-Critical Software Certification Leader Marinvent

Alizem is pleased to announce that it has recently entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Québec-based Marinvent regarding software certification aspects of its newly released Embedded Motor Control Software for Critical Applications. (more)

Galil Multi-Axis Controller Used in State-of-the-Art Interactive Public Space Art at ECU

East Carolina University is using a Galil DMC 4143 multi-axis motion controller to power components of the Sonic Plaza, a multimedia art piece on campus. (more)

Get Complimentary PROFINET Training from Siemens

Join Siemens and your peers on June 5, 2014 for a PROFINET training class and Siemens exhibit. (more)

Siemens Offers Free Webcast on Data-Driven Intelligence for Industrial Plants

Siemens Industry Services announced today its webcast, “Use Data-Driven Intelligence to Improve Plant Availability and Reliability,” on Tuesday, May 20. (more)

GAM was Recognized by the Northwest Educational Council for Student Success

GAM was recognized by the Northwest Educational Council for Student Success after partnering with Thomas Middle School to help educate students who are interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields. (more)

Multivac Relies on Kollmorgen for Pneumatic to Electric Transition

Quieter, more efficient, and improved controllability: MULTIVAC uses Kollmorgen’s servo competency. (more)

ADLINK Selects Gemalto Solution to Accelerate Deployment of Cloud-based M2M Services

ADLINK Technology announces it is utilizing a machine-to-machine (M2M) software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution from Gemalto, a global leader in digital security, to provide remote system monitoring and real-time maintenance for connected devices. (more)

ADLINK Technology and VadaTech Partner to Offer Enhanced AdvancedTCA® Embedded Computing Solutions

VadaTech and ADLINK Technology have announced a partnership to offer AdvancedTCA®-based embedded computing solutions. (more)

How to Help Adil Shafi’s Family

Last month Adil Shafi, an industry veteran and major contributor to our trade, died at the age of 51, leaving behind a wife and two children. (more)

B&R Reports Strong Growth

B&R continues to enjoy steady growth. Using the occasion of the Hannover Messe, managing director Hans Wimmer presented the final numbers for the past year. (more)

Kollmorgen Presents AKMH Servomotors and AKD Decentralized Drives at Interpack 2014

Kollmorgen will be exhibiting its family of motion control solutions for packaging machine builders at Interpack 2014, located in Dusseldorf, Germany, from May 8-14, 2014 (more)

Mitsubishi Electric Automation Adds MDT Software to its e-F@ctory Alliance Program

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. announced that it has selected MDT Software, a world leader in change management solutions for automated manufacturing assets, to join its e-F@ctory Alliance Program. (more)

Pittman Motors and Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions Offer Free Shipping for Online Orders

Pittman Motors and Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, business units of AMETEK Precision Motion Control, announces the launch of a new and improved "Express" websites that include a free shipping option. (more)

Mitsubishi Electric Automation Opens Certified Training Center in Norwood, Mass.

In an effort to make training convenient for its customers throughout North America, Mitsubishi Electric Automation has opened a Certified Training Center at Gibson Engineering in Norwood, Mass. (more)

Taking Packaging to a Whole New Level

B&R continues to push packaging machine performance to its physical limits. (more)

Security and Surveillance Expert to Speak at The Vision Show in Boston, Focusing on Technolog

Dennis Treece, Colonel, US Army (Retired) and Former Chief Security Officer and Director, Department of Corporate Security and Emergency Preparedness, Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) will give the keynote presentation titled “High-end Surveillance and Security – How Technology is Helping Protect Us” at The Vision Show, North America’s largest vision and imaging trade show and conference. (more)

Adil Shafi: In Memoriam

Trade associations like the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) depend heavily upon dedicated and passionate volunteers to accomplish their mission. We rely on people who can work with a “leave your logo” at the door attitude and put the best interests of the industry at heart. (more)

Collaborative Robots Workshop in Boston on April 16, 2014

Collaborative Robots, or robots that work side by side with humans, are the hottest topic in robotics right now. A special workshop focused on the technology, applications, safety implications, and human impacts of this major advancement in the field will be held on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. (more)

Memorial Service Set for Adil Shafi, Industry Leader

Adil Shafi, who has been a robotics and vision industry leader for more than two decades, died on April 4, 2014. (more)

B&R Geared up for Industry 4.0

According to the Industry 4.0 working group, Smart Factories and the Internet of Things will be reality by 2025. (more)

Alizem Joins C2MI as Commercialization Partner

Alizem is proud to announce the signature of an agreement with the Centre de Collaboration MiQro Innovation (C2MI). (more)

B&R Germany Under New Leadership

Markus Sandhöfner became the new general manager of B&R Germany at the beginning of this year. (more)

The Vision Show Exhibit Floor Is Sold Out

The Vision Show announced today that the exhibit floor is sold out. (more)

Attend an Automation and Food Safety Webinar: IP69K Products to Meet New FDA FSMA Standards

This webinar will include a general discussion on IP69K and USDA Approval of Automation Products for the Food & Beverage, Pharma and Food Processing Industries (more)

Kollmorgen Drives the Lightweight Helpers of Universal Robots

UR 5 and UR 10 are the names of the two models with which Universal Robots aim to establish the flexibility of articulated-arm robots in industrial production (more)

eWON Joins Mitsubishi Electric Automation’s e-F@ctory Alliance Program

eWON, which offers industrial VPN routers and Ethernet modems for remote access to PLCs and machines, is the newest member of the Mitsubishi Electric Automation e-F@ctory Alliance Program. (more)

ADLINK Announces 100% Share Acquisition of Embedded PC Maker PENTA GmbH

ADLINK Technology, Inc. announces the 100% share acquisition of PENTA GmbH in Germany for approximately 5.4M Euro based on the resolution of the board meeting held on March 12, 2014. (more)

Mitsubishi Electric Automation Launches Energy Website for Manufacturers

Mitsubishi Electric Automation has launched a website to address the energy challenges faced by the manufacturing sector. (more)

Kollmorgen Servomotors Honored as Finalist in the 2013 Design News Golden Mousetrap Awards

Robust design raises the standard for hygienic, washdown servomotors and cables for food, beverage, pharma and caustic chemical environments. (more)

Lenze Electro-Mechanical to Present Educational Seminar

Lenze Electro-Mechanical Business Development Manager to discuss rightsizing geared motors and drives at MODEX 2014. (more)

B&R Innovations at the 2014 EWEA in Barcelona

State-of-the-art technology for the wind power industry (more)

The Vision Show and Conference to be held in Boston, April 15-17, 2014

The Vision Show provides vision users, system integrators, machine builders and OEMS with access to the latest technologies and applications (more)

BelAZ-75710 Dumper Truck Powered by Siemens Driving Gear Lays a Claim to an Entry in Guinness

BelAZ-75710, the world’s largest mining two-axle all-wheel-drive dump truck with weight-carrying capacity of 450 metric tons demonstrated the performance worth of an entry in the Guinness Book of Records. (more)

Alizem appoints Guy Côté as new Vice-President of Sales

Alizem is pleased to announce that Mr. Guy Côté has recently joined its organization as new Vice-President of Sales, bringing with him a wealth of more than 20 years of experience in international technology sales for companies involved in semiconductors, EDA, IP and system design industries. (more)

Global Motion Control Shipments Decline 5% in 2013

Global shipments for motion control products fell by 5% in 2013, according to new statistics released by the Motion Control Association (MCA), the industry’s trade group. (more)

RIA Hosting First Collaborative Robots Workshop in Boston

Industry Leaders to Explore Important Questions About this New Field. (more)

Lenze Posts Positive FY2013 Sales Growth

Lenze announces earnings at ‘Race for the Future’ Trade Press Event. (more)

Electromate Launches BlackBerry App for the Motion Control User

Tech-laden Free App is a ‘must-have’ technical resource for any novice or experienced engineer who uses Motion Control Products in their Industrial Automation machinery. (more)

Michael Cyros Honored with 2014 AIA Achievement Award

Mike Cyros, Chief Commercial Officer, Allied Vision Technologies, was presented with the 2014 AIA Achievement Award during a ceremony held today at AIA’s 22nd Annual Business Conference in Orlando, Florida, USA. (more)

A3 Announces 2014 Board of Directors

The A3 2014 Board of Directors was announced today during the A3 Business Forum in Orlando, Florida. (more)

Elmo’s Compact New Gold Duet Integrated Servo Drive and Motor Reduces Costs for Lab Applications

Elmo’s highly advanced, compact products offer excellent cost-cutting advantages for laboratory screening systems and robots, portable scanning and diagnostics systems, microscopy automation and other applications. (more)

Siemens Receives 2013 Global Smart Machine Safety Networks Company of the Year Award

Siemens received Frost & Sullivan’s 2013 Company of the Year Award in the machine safety networks market as part of Frost & Sullivan’s Top 50 Game Changers analysis. (more)

Kollmorgen Teams Up with Segway for Give Away

Riding (or some say driving), a Segway® Personal Transporter (PT) should be on everyone’s bucket list — owning one is an even better idea. (more)

Siemens Receives 2013 Global Smart Machine Safety Networks Company of the Year Award

Siemens Safety Integrated solutions, with Totally Integrated Automation, selected best in class. (more)

DC Servo Motor Sizing Made Easy: A Practical 1/2 Day Course Presented by Dr. Urs Kafader, maxon moto

Monday February 3rd in Coquitlam, BC and Tuesday February 4th in Calgary, AB. (more)

Advanced Motion Control System Simplifies Design of Modular Printing Machinery

An economic multi-axis motion controller and high level software development environment from ABB is helping Rollem to rapidly evolve its modular finishing system. (more)

Educational Resources Kits Available from Bosch Rexroth

Kits provide case studies, technical papers, software tools and web resources for factory automation, mechatronics, hydraulics, packaging and printing, and mobile technology. (more)

A3 Launches New Website to Educate and Inform About the Benefits of Automation

A3 has launched a new blog-based website about companies that are successful because of automation. (more)

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