Date: September 22, 2014
Date: September 16, 2014
Never before has a control system integrator company from Adrica reach Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) certification levels, but GIL Automation has demonstrated the highest standards in business and management in the automation industry and CSIA has awarded it with CSIA Certified Level.
Date: September 15, 2014
Rockwell Automation granted Beckhoff Automation a license to more than a dozen U.S. and European linear motor patents. The license agreement between the two companies settled a patent infringement litigation amicably.
· Located in Peenya Industrial area, Bangalore, Technology & Application Center (TAC) is the first such facility in India by Siemens for the machine tool industry
· Spread across 6500 square feet, TAC will allow Indian machine tool manufacturers and users to get a hands-on experience of the latest CNC technologies and solutions from Siemens and its partners
· TAC will also organize knowledge sharing programs, provide application support and training to customers and educational institutes among many other initiatives
Date: September 11, 2014
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.
Laurent Vernerey, president and CEO of Schneider Electric’s North America operations.
Pascal Brosset, chief technology officer for Schneider Electric
When developing an embedded system, deciding which portion of the system to design and which to buy off the shelf can be daunting. By designing and building a custom solution, you can customize the end result and optimize costs, but any design specification changes or oversights can cause lengthy and expensive delays. Alternatively, an off-the-shelf platform increases the cost of goods sold (COGS) and you may pay for features that are not necessary for your design. Nevertheless, off-the-shelf systems typically provide a faster design and validation cycle and, therefore, shorter time to market.
With the economic upturn, the times of low volume and rationalization are over.Volume is steadily rising for many, and manufacturers are now dealing with a different problem than cost-cutting—how to meet increasing demand after resource cuts and no new investments in productivity improvement in recent years.
With your manufacturing operations already running close to capacity, the traditional ways of gaining new capacity is to make large capital investments, or to outsource some of the new manufacturing demand. These are challenging tactics as getting new resources in line will take time and there’s no guarantee that the numbers will continue to climb.
You do, however, have a third option available to you. You can meet the increased demand by freeing up needed resources within your current operations. The key is identifying areas of improvement within your existing operations with real-time manufacturing information and accurate, consistent metrics to make improvements in efficiency.
Substation automation is an integral part of electrical system for generation, transmission and distribution of electricity. The combination of devices used to change the characteristics of electric supply such as voltage, p.f. and frequency among others is called substation. Substations are used to receive electricity at high voltage from the transmission and decrease the voltage to the appropriate level so that it can be used for local distribution. The build metrics and impact metrics are the major parameters used to determine the efficiency of an automated substation. Impact metrics determine the impact on the grid response and its associated human resource, infrastructure and the consumers after deployment of smart grid. Build metrics monitors the progress while building the smart grid infrastructure and is similar to project management type metrics. On the basis of the components substation automation market can be segmented into recloser controller, programmable logic controller, capacitor bank controller, digital transducer/smart meter, load tap controller, communication channel and digital relays among others
Author :Mr. Nitin S. Nair ,Chief Manager, Automotive Vertical, Siemens Ltd.
Shaping the future of automotive manufacturing with Siemens
Siemens has been an innovative, reliable partner to the automotive industry over many decades. A vast majority of automotive factories all over the world are equipped with automation solutions from Siemens. There is no other Automation & Electricals company capable of providing such a comprehensive portfolio of products, solutions, systems and services to optimize the entire product and manufacturing life cycle. By supplying integrated and energy-efficient technologies covering the entire value chain, Siemens has enhanced productivity, flexibility and product quality for its automotive customers, helping them to bring about a sustainable improvement to their competitive standing and making them fit for the future.
Mr.Nitin S. Nair ,Chief Manager, Automotive Vertical, Siemens Ltd.
Date: 11 September, 2014
From Pervasive Sensing to the Cloud, Change Is Coming Quickly
"It's an interesting time in our industry, and not an entirely happy one," said Walt Boyes, principal, Spitzer & Boyes, to open his keynote speech today at the Yokogawa Users Group Conference and Exhibition in Houston. "Changes are coming; changes are here, and all at once. Our traditional slow movement in adopting new technologies is breaking down."
Mr.N.Rengarajan is an Electrical and Electronics Engineer with Masters degree in Business Administration, from Henley University of London. He has versatile experience in the field of Industrial Automation for the past 25 years, and is currently employed with US MNC, Emerson Industrial Automation for the past 2 years taking care of Drives and Motors Technology for Indian operation.
Mr. Debasish Nandi, who has been connected with the Automation Industry for over 20 years, is the Managing Director of Lenze Mechatronics Private Limited, a subsidiary of Lenze GMBH. He has been responsible for starting the Lenze operation in India and has recently commissioned a new facility that is spread over 3.5 acres in Khed near Pune. The company provides end to end solution in MotionCentric automation with manufacturing of Gear Boxes , Controllers and Software for running the applications .
ABB India Ltd, a power and automation engineering company, is positioning itself for a bigger role in the solar energy space.
Mr.Subir Pal, Head of Discrete Automation and Motion Division at ABB India, in an interview with The Hindu Business Line, talks about the potential of India’s solar power sector and the company’s plans for the country
Mr. C.Feng is a veteran of 30 years in the field of Industrial Automation and currently is the International Business Leader for the leading industrial automation company Inovance Technology of Shenzhen, China.
Mr. Ashwin Panemangalore is a University Ranked Electrical Engineer from the College of Engineering, Pune, and has worked in the Electrical, Automation and Software Technology Businesses and acquired expansive knowledge of several End User markets, Products, Technologies and their Applications.
As the GPRS cellular technology moves from 2G to 3G and now 4G for the wireless mobile Market and faster and secure WiFi networks are taking over, the market forces are driving away the conventional mobile phones and devices and replacing it with Smart Phones which are capable of doing multiple and complex functions. These devices, mostly owned by individuals, are now finding a new usage in the corporate and industrial environment.
The elections are over after some intense political activity in the last few months and finally the people of India have voted for a change. A new Government is in place bringing in a fresh expectation and hope. The new Government’s emphasis on indigenous manufacturing activity should augur very well for the Industrial Automation community.
It has been an eventful 40+ years with the Automation Industry, having seen the initial days of Ward Leonard, Magnetic Relay, Conventional Switchgears to Thyristor DC Drives, Static Logic to PLCs, DCS and SCADA and then a shift from Analog to Digital Technology across various products and systems in Automation.
Merging Technologies of Elevator Controller and AC Inverter