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ICONICS announces free use of CFSWorX Connected Field Worker and Remote Expert collaboration product for 2020

ICONICS announces free use of CFSWorX Connected Field Worker and Remote Expert collaboration product for 2020


This is to help companies address the growing workforce and supply chain disruption created by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.  

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Swagelok announces donation of 20000 N95 respirator masks to hospitals in Ohio and Pennsylvania

Swagelok announces donation of 20000 N95 respirator masks to hospitals in Ohio and Pennsylvania


The company had previously purchased the masks in support of its operations in Changshu, China, which was subject to a government-mandated shutdown in January as a precaution to slow the spread of the virus.

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Rotork actuators enhance water flow for New York City fireboats

Rotork actuators enhance water flow for New York City fireboats


The IQ part-turn actuators provided are used on two fireboats, ‘Firefighter 2’ and ‘Firefighter 343’. The actuators have the important duty of controlling the flow of water to the fire nozzles on deck, meaning that they are vital in the event of an emergency.

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ICONICS announces free use of CFSWorX Connected Field Worker and Remote Expert collaboration product for 2020

This is to help companies address the growing workforce and supply chain disruption created by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.  

Swagelok announces donation of 20000 N95 respirator masks to hospitals in Ohio and Pennsylvania

The company had previously purchased the masks in support of its operations in Changshu, China, which was subject to a government-mandated shutdown in January as a precaution to slow the spread of the virus.

Rotork actuators enhance water flow for New York City fireboats

The IQ part-turn actuators provided are used on two fireboats, ‘Firefighter 2’ and ‘Firefighter 343’. The actuators have the important duty of controlling the flow of water to the fire nozzles on deck, meaning that they are vital in the event of an emergency.

Omron announces opening of California robotics headquarters

The company has invested $10 million USD in the new 128,000 square foot facility where it will design, develop, test and manufacture robotic and safety automation solutions.

Siemens launches nationwide Process Automation Innovation Tour

The traveling tour is designed to bring the latest innovations in automation, instrumentation, networking, and cybersecurity right to the doorstep of the process industries.

Guiding the Industry: AGVs and the Smart Factory

This article discusses how automated guided vehicles have advanced from simple materials handlers to intelligent autonomous robots.
 

Local Learning: Gruhn to speak on safety, HMIs, more

ISA past president Paul Gruhn, PE, CFSE, will be presenting at local meetings around the country during the first quarter of 2020. As a global functional safety consultant with aeSolutions, Gruhn has gained extensive experience consulting with sites around the world.

Rockwell Automation helps Pacific Coast Terminals enhance process safety and control

PCT set out to find a solution that would remove the cab from the boom and, instead, allow operators to control and monitor the process remotely. If the company pulled it off, it would be a first for ship loading in North America.

How Hydrogen Fuel Cells are Transforming Industry

A fuel cell is a device that converts energy stored in molecules into electrical energy. Using hydrogen (H2) and oxygen (O2) as power, the fuel cell produces water, electricity and heat without creating any emissions other than water vapour. This article explains the possibilities of hydrogen fuel cells.

Securing Industrial Operations in the Food and Beverage Industry

By Tatjana Milenovic, ABB Food & Beverage
Connected automation systems are making food and beverage manufacturing more efficient, productive and cost-effective, but this greater connectivity creates greater opportunities for agroterrorism. This article discusses the need to integrate data protection into a wider plant safety system.

Are Cobots Inherently Safe?

As one of the fastest growing sectors of the robot market, a lack of knowledge could be dangerous. This article will work to quash some common misconceptions about collaborative robot safety.

Nanotechnology and the Future of Manufacturing

By Mark Howard, EU Automation Nanotechnology involves the manipulation of matter on the atomic and molecular scale —structures between one and 100 nanometres in size. This article discusses three exciting applications of nanotechnology in manufacturing.

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