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
September 11, 2014 - Fanuc and Rockwell Automation announced an advanced global collaboration to provide customers a more seamless and integrated manufacturing solution. The two companies have expanded their initial collaboration, started four years ago, in the CNC and Logix programmable automation controller (Logix PAC) environments with further integration of robotics, ROBOMACHINEs and enterprise software products. The effort will have an initial impact on applications in the automotive industry, where customers can experience benefits of a preferred integration plug-and-play automation and information solution.
Date: September 9, 2014
Honda’s integrated IT and production department reduces production complexity arising from multiple PLC and automation software implementations by keeping its systems largely in place and adopting a new interoperability approach.
The Acura MDX
Date: August 29, 2014
Starting off as a printing house in Naraina some twenty-five years ago, Sangat Printers has transformed into a full-fledged packaging plant in 2010 with its second generation setting up a brand new packaging company, DJS Printers, in Gurgaon. Specialized in producing products like packaging boxes, bowls, bags, cartons and corrugated boxes for the food as well as pharmaceutical industries, the company has recently expanded its operations to a new plant in Manesar. “At the Gurgaon plant, we are presently producing litho laminated B, E corrugated boxes,” says Navdeep Singh, director of DJS Printers. “At this plant, we have a complete corrugation line for food and pharmaceutical companies,” he adds.
A ready-to-carry box by DJS
Date: August 28, 2014
Low-phosphorus steels for high-strength automobile sheets
A DeP converter from Siemens has commenced operation at the Chinese steel producer Tangshan Stainless Steel Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Tangshan Iron & Steel Group Co. Ltd. The converter installed at the Tangshan plant serves to reduce the crude steel's phosphorus content. Thus, Tangshan can produce high-grade carbon steels, which are processed further to high-strength sheets for the automobile industry at a cold rolling complex newly constructed by Siemens.
DeP converter from Siemens. The plant is used to dephosphorize crude steel.
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.
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.
Author: Luigi De Bernardini and Corrado Castagna
Date: 18 August, 2014
Mobiles devices are no longer just a consumer gadget. Tablets and smartphones are quickly becoming indispensable tools in production environments.
Luigi De Bernardini
Author : Steffen Berns
Date: 14 August, 2014
Steffen Berns admits that the diesel car craze in India is on the wane. Yet, the Managing Director of Bosch Ltd and President, Bosch Group in India, continues to be upbeat on its future.
Date: 11 July 2014
Oil and gas, power, water and wastewater are more likely to seek total pumping solutions rather than stand-alone pumps
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.
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.
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