Date: October 26, 2014
SINGAPORE, Oct. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Huawei was presented the 2014 Asia Pacific Networking Equipment Product Line Differentiation Award at the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards held on the 16th of October at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore.
Date: October 24, 2014
October 24, 2014 - The world is at the dawn of a new age in industrial robotics. While industrial robots are mostly still large, heavy items of plant designed to rapidly process repetitive tasks from behind safety barriers in big factories, they are now also making their way into smaller factories, where they are more compact and versatile and are able to work alongside their human “co-workers” without any safety barriers. This proliferation of new application areas, coupled with burgeoning worldwide demand, is driving strong growth in robotics sales. The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) reports that its members sold around 170,000 industrial robots in 2013, an increase of 12 percent on 2012, and that 2014 is headed for similar growth.
Date: October 15, 2014
Honeywell OneWireless Clinches Award for Best Wireless Solution Based on Innovation, Reliability and Coverage
INDIA, Oct. 15, 2014 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Process Solutions announced today that it was named the Best Industrial Wireless Provider at the 2014 Asian Manufacturing Awards (AMA) for its OneWireless™ Network, a multi-application, multi-standard industrial wireless network that extends process control networks into the field.
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.
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