Date: October 14, 2014
HOUSTON – October 14, 2014 - Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, has entered into an alliance with Applied Engineering Solutions, Inc. (aeSolutions), a recognized specialist in process safety consulting and engineering. The new agreement extends the capabilities of both companies to provide industry-leading process safety solutions to the global customer base.
Date: October 13, 2014
BHEL has now won orders for supply and installation of 35 supercritical boilers and 30 turbines of 660/700/800 MW ratings
Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has received Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) orders worth Rs 7,800 crore from Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Ltd (TANGEDCO) for a 1320 mega watt (MW) plant near Chennai. The company said that the order is to set up a 2X660 MW coal-fired supercritical thermal power project at Ennore SEZ.
Date: October 12, 2014
The plan will divide the State into 5 zones in order to offer financial, job incentives
Bangalore, October 12: Karnataka, which is set to announce its new industrial policy for 2014-2019 this week, seeks to make it easier for industries to invest, for old companies to relocate their plants and to close down unviable units or revive them.
Date: October 9, 2014
October 9, 2014 - Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that its subsidiary, Yokogawa France S.A.S., has won an order from VINCI Environment UK to supply control systems and safety instrumented systems for a waste-to-energy facility that is being built for SITA Cornwall Ltd. in the U.K. VINCI Environment U.K. is a group company of VINCI Construction, France’s leading construction company
ORLANDO, Fla. — Gartner, Inc. on Thursday highlighted the top 10 technology trends that will be strategic for most organizations in 2015. Analysts presented their findings during the sold out Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, which started Sunday in Orlando and concluded Thursday.
Author: Paul Studebaker is chief editor of Control
Date: 8 October, 2014
"The Better We Listen to You, the Better We Understand Your Needs, and Then the Better We Can Help You Keep the Promises You Make"
Date: September 25, 2014
2014-09-25 - The first generator circuit-breaker (GCB) in the world was designed by ABB’s parent company Brown Boveri & Cie (BBC) in 1954 in Switzerland. Today, with the most powerful GCB in its portfolio ABB continues to drive innovation.
Date: September 24, 2014
At its second annual user group conference, Inductive Automation explains the need to rethink your SCADA and MES applications to future proof your production operations and your business.
Steve Hechtman, CEO, President & Founder Don Pearson, Chief Strategy Officer Inductive Automation Inductive Automation
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.
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
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.
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