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Xylem showcases its food safety & quality control instrumentation at IFT15, booth 4409

Xylem Analytics will showcases it’s leading analytical offering at IFT Food Expo being held this July at McCormick Place July 11-14, 2015; booth #4409 

Xylem Analytics is a leading manufacturer of field, portable, online and laboratory analytical instrumentation.


Honeywell Announces Collaboration with Intel Security McAfee to Bolster Industrial Cyber Security Offerings

More than 1,200 people, representing many of the world’s leading industrial manufacturing companies, attended Honeywell’s largest annual customer gathering last week in San Antonio, Texas.

Siemens’ response to latest UK Manufacturing PMI

In response to the latest Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index released this week, Andy Hodgson, General Manager – Motion Control, Digital Factory, Siemens UK & Ireland, comments:

“While it’s encouraging to see a continued growth in manufacturing employment, overall, June output was disappointing, highlighting an increasingly important need for improvements in productivity.

Emerson Industrial Automation appoints new President for Control Techniques

Emerson has appointed a new president to manage its Control Techniques business unit.Scott Anderson (pictured) will lead the business from its headquarters in the United Kingdom where it employs around 650 people, along with a further 1,000 employees across 55 locations worldwide.

NEL Invests £1m in UK’s Foremost High Pressure Calibration Facility

NEL is investing £1million to create the UK’s only flow meter calibration facility capable of testing at significantly elevated pressures and temperatures.

This new test loop will reduce oil and gas operators’ financial exposure by performing meter calibrations closer to actual service conditions.

Boom in Connected Living Trends Spark Demand for IoT Testing and Monitoring Equipment, Finds Frost & Sullivan

As the trend towards connected living and the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to permeate home, work and city solutions, the need to keep tabs on a myriad of connected devices will thrust the global IoT testing and monitoring equipment market into the spotlight.

Modernizing and Migrating Your Industrial Communication Technology

- by Danetta Bramhall

Do you need to integrate a new machine to your network but it speaks a different protocol? Are you frustrated because you have 87 different protocols in your plant and you can�'t get them connected to your network without spending a fortune? Would you like to collect and translate data from legacy devices without having to write a custom software application?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone.

Latest Kepware Updates Focus on Existing Customers

KEPServerEX V5.18 supports new liquid capabilities in ABB Totalflow for the oil and gas industry.

When Kepware Technologies works on updates to its KEPServerEX communications software, sometimes it is looking to add new functionalities to capture new markets

Particularly strengthening the oil and gas offering, KEPServerEX V5.18 leverages new liquid capabilities in ABB Totalflow measurements.

Meeting Safe Quality Food Standards in Storage

Meeting Safe Quality Food Standards in Storage

Since opening in 1997, Hill Country Bakery has built a reputation around the quality of its products and its production processes.

Hill Country Bakery turned to Patti Engineering to implement a wireless automated temperature monitoring system in its cold storage distribution center.
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Dow Corning Connects Control Systems to the Enterprise

Dow Corning Connects Control Systems to the Enterprise

There are many technological possibilities in manufacturing automation that are often discussed but rarely done. Probably the greatest of these is the control-to-enterprise connection. This connection is, of course, commonly made to deliver production data up to an ERP system for transactional reporting purposes. Far more rare is the connection of these two worlds for bi-directional automated workflow purposes. Even rarer is the company who will talk about it publicly.

During a presentation at the 2015 Siemens Automation Summit, Tim Morrison of Dow Corning explained in detail how the company connected multiple control systems from different vendors to the corporate SAP system for bi-directional communication.