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Siemens announces agreement to acquire Dresser-Rand

Date: September 22, 2014

  • Takeover bid for Dresser-Rand has a total transaction value of $7.6 billion
  • Acquisition strengthens Siemens’ portfolio for oil & gas industry
  • Complementary regional footprint and product portfolio

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GIL Automation, First Company in Africa to Reach the CSIA Certified Level

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.

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Patent Dispute Settled Between Rockwell Automation and Beckhoff Automation

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.

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Siemens sets up its first Technology & Application Center for machine tool industry

· 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

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Schneider Electric Opens New North American Headquarters

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

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Substation Automation Market-Analysis,Forecast 2014 - 2020

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

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Automation in Automotive Manufacturing

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.

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Automation and Control in the Plant of the Future

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."

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Note to Automation Suppliers: Manage the Complexity

Date: 9 September, 2014

No longer just a tool for control, automation systems must operate as business tools, managing all the complexities of an entire operations, noted retired Shell executive Simon Lam at the Yokogawa Users Conference.

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Frost & Sullivan: PXI Lowers Cost and Time to Market, First Choice in Test & Measurement Industry

Date: 19 August, 2014

Original equipment manufacturers (OEM) across industries are adopting PCI extensions for instrumentation (PXI)-based instrumentation as its measurement speed, small footprint, low power consumption, and flexibility reduce the time to market and overall cost of tests. In particular, companies in the wireless communications space are turning to these solutions to satisfy new test requirements for radio frequency (RF) wireless technologies.

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10, July,2014

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.


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Mr. Debasish Nandi

10, July,2014

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 .


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Mr.Subir Pal


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

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Mr. C.Feng

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.

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Mr. Ashwin Panemangalore

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. 

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Mr.Ramnath S Mani

August 2014

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.

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Mr.Ramnath S Mani

July 2014

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.

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Mr.Ramnath S Mani

June 2014

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.

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