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  1. Factory Automation / Industrial Controls Market Expected To Reach $185.0 B By 2016

    According to a new market research report “Industrial Controls (SCADA, PLC, DCS) & Factory Automation (Field Devices, MES, ERP) Market : Global Forecast & Analysis (2011 – 2016)” published by MarketsandMarkets (, the factory automation market is expected to reach $185.0 billion by 2016 at a CAGR of 7.58% from 2011 to 2016

  2. Automating European Production Processes In Just 24 Hours

    While the automation of production facilities can lead to cost efficiencies and safer workplaces, the expense can be prohibitive. Plant managers, when weighing up the cost of halting production and putting in place expensive robotic technology, often opt for the safer option: carry on as normal

  3. ABB Upgrades Control Systems At Gas-Fueled GDF SUEZ Plant

    ABB (NYSE: ABB) has successfully commissioned a Symphony Plus (S+) control system upgrade at the Tractebel Energía de Monterrey combined cycle gas fueled power station in Villa de García, N.L. This commissioning marks the completion of the first S+ project developed by ABB in Mexico

  4. Siemens Introduces New CPUs For Machine And Plant Automation Applications

    The new controller generation Simatic S7-1500 expands the range of the Siemens Industry Automation Division with two new CPUs. CPU 1515-2 PN is designed for mid-level applications in machine and plant automation. CPU 1518-4PN/DP is now the most powerful device in the controller range and is intended for high-end applications

  5. TechniBlend, Inc. Expands Automation & Controls Group

    George Schroeder brings a vast knowledge of process automation experience with him, including comprehensive knowledge and experience with all aspects of Rockwell Automation's line of Allen-Bradley PLCs and controllers, electrical engineering and design, electrical components, and RS View HMI and control software

  6. Intergraph Webinar On October 10th To Demonstrate OrthoGen Full Integration With CADWorx Plant Professional For Generating Orthographic Drawings

    Intergraph will host a webinar on October 10, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. CT that will feature OrthoGen, the industry-standard program used to generate orthographic drawings for large and mega-sized projects executed in PDS(R) and SmartPlant(R), now fully integrated with CADWorx(R) Plant Professional. Combined with ISOGEN, Intergraph's OrthoGen for CADWorx now provides complete drawing automation for the production of all project drawing deliverables for AutoCAD(R)-based 3D plant design projects

  7. All Natural Freshness Announces Processing Automation Solution That Brings The HPP To Another High Pressure Level

    Throughput is always a top priority for manufacturers. Manufacturers are looking for a better solution for integrating existing HPP machines with advanced material handling to best utilize the capabilities of their machines

  8. ACEC Awards Tighe & Bond For Plant Upgrade With Innovative Evoqua BioMag® And CoMag® Water Treatment Systems

    The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Massachusetts has awarded Tighe & Bond its prestigious Gold Award for its work at the Town of Sturbridge, MA wastewater treatment plant using an innovative combination of Evoqua Water Technologies BioMag® and CoMag® Systems.

  9. Yokogawa To Offer Modular Procedural Automation Solutions Improving Safety And Efficiency By Automating Manual Plant Operating Procedures

    Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it will begin offering Modular Procedural Automation (MPA) solutions for the standardization, automation and supervision of manual plant operating procedures

  10. Fast And Dynamic Industrial 3D Plant Design With MPDS4 Version 5.2 (CAD Schroer)

    Version 5.2 of the MPDS4 2D/3D factory layout and 3D plant design software includes new P&ID functionality, dynamic routing and component moving tools, parametric component selection and placement enhancements, and a new 3D DWG plant export option

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