Date: December 17, 2014
Mr. Dirk Hoke, CEO, Large Drives, Siemens AG presenting the 100000th Motor to Mr.K.C.Sharma, Vice President E & I Projects, UltraTech Cement Ltd.
Date: December 10, 2014
2014-12-10 - Four Static Var Compensators (SVCs), part of ABB’s family of FACTS technologies, will contribute to the increased use of renewable energy in the southwestern US state
(A key part of an SVC,Thyristor Switched Capacitors (TSCs) allow large blocks of capacitors to be switched quickly, responding to grid disturbances in real time.)
Date: December 5, 2014
December 5, 2014 -- Bosch Rexroth celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Fountain Inn, SC hydraulics production facility. After undergoing an expansion in 2013, the location is home to the company’s largest hydraulics manufacturing facility in the Americas.
Date: December 4, 2014
December 4, 2014 - Bourns acquired all of the outstanding shares of Komatsulite Mfg and its subsidiaries. Komatsulite, headquartered in Osaka, Japan, is a leader in the field of safety devices for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
For the first half of 2014, the Motion Control Association reports global shipments for motion control products as favorable due to growth of 6.2% to $1.5 billion.
Date:December 4, 2014
To be sure you hit a target, you have to see or somehow sense it. That truth lies behind the theory and practice of presence sensors, which are used to determine whether a box, bottle, piece of metal, or something else is there or not. Armed with that knowledge, a machine can then send a package where needed, shape a piece of metal as desired or take other action.
Published on December 3, 2014
Frost & Sullivanâs Industrial Automation & Process Control (IPC) Practice successfully hosted its Industrial Technologies Summit titled âEnhancing Manufacturing Competitiveness: Reality of Adopting Global Trends and Technologies in the Indian Contextâ at Mumbai. In the Summit sidelines, the best companies in industrial technologies were felicitated for their outstanding performance, customer value, customer service and market share leadership at the â2014 Excellence in Industrial Technologies Awards, Indiaâ.
Honeywell’s Industrial Cyber Security Group Builds its Capabilities and Expertise to Support Industrial Customers
More than nine in ten (92 percent) of surveyed adults in India say they are fearful that cyber hackers are carrying out attacks on major industries and sectors of the economy in their countries, according to the results of a global study announced today by Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Process Solutions (HPS), a leader in automation and control systems for a variety of industries. Of the 10 countries surveyed, India had the highest percentage of respondents who said they were very fearful or somewhat fearful of cyber attacks.
TechVision programme distinguishes the benefits of technology convergence
Disruption, often perceived as a threat, can also present multi-billion dollar opportunities. Technological advancements might be a frightening prospect to some companies, but embracing them and tapping into convergence possibilities will yield an advantage. Frost & Sullivan’s latest analysis on the top 50 most innovative technologies with near-term commercial potential highlights the need to constantly re-evaluate the business structure.
Date: 5 November, 2014
New arsenal for the Oil & Gas Industries Safety and security from the Inside Out
What do high oil prices and the resulting increase in refined product prices mean in terms of security and safety of operations? Quite simply that these take on an even greater importance – since the financial impact to an operating company from any interruption in production is magnified by higher prices. The cost from opportunity loss is that much higher, naturally.
Risk management is an integral part of day-to-day business activities for any organization. Oil and gas companies in particular face risks ranging from volatile commodity prices, to increased health and safety of people and organization, and environmental pressures. Then there are the additional risks of non-compliance and of major cost overruns for large construction projects and cyber threats. However the one thing that can help mitigate these serious risks and threats is technology.
Mr.Balaji has done his Graduation in Electrical engineering and Post graduation diploma in Marketing Management.He started his career in the Control & Automation Division of Larsen & Toubro as a Graduate Engineer trainee, Subsequently he moved to SSD Drives ( formerly Eurotherm Drives ) as Product Manager to set up the Drives & Controls business in India.Now he is with Parker Hannifin India as the Business Unit Head of the Automation group. He has over 27 years of experience in the Drives & Motion control Industry.
KAMESWARAN SUBRAMANIAN, Founder of ParaBlu
ParaBlu’s solution allows enterprises to store encrypted data with their existing public cloud services
In this age of 24/7 business, companies are turning to cloud-based file-sharing and synchronisation (FSS) tools. Now what’s that? They allow users to share files as well as sync them seamlessly from anywhere on any device. While this is a happy scenario to be in, on the downside, it allows users to control another user’s data and that opens the possibility of tampering.
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
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