Bob Vavra, content manager, Plant Engineering. Courtesy: CFE Media

Bob Vavra

Bob is the Content Manager for Plant Engineering.


Industry News June 3, 2019

PMI slips again as tariffs have an impact

Manufacturing index stays in growth range, but slides to a 17-month low of 52.1%.

By Bob Vavra
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 May 17, 2019

Mitsubishi Electric acquires Iconics to advance IIoT offerings

Manufacturing, building automation products strengthened by deal, company officials say.

By Bob Vavra
Data Acquisition, DAQ May 7, 2019

Apple, SAP to expand enterprise partnership

CEOs Tim Cook, Bill McDermott discuss move to Mac functionality, data security.

By Bob Vavra
Industry News May 1, 2019

PMI stumbles to 2 ½-year low as border concerns emerge

On 10th anniversary of manufacturing rebound, the purchasing manufacturers' index (PMI) falls to 52.8%.

By Bob Vavra
Automation April 15, 2019

Taking control of controls

Ford’s 10-year operational evolution started with network standards.

By Bob Vavra
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 April 3, 2019

Hannover Messe 2019, Day 2: New partnerships, new Partner Country

Open Industry 4.0 alliance formed, Indonesia named Partner Country for 2020, TSN testbed released

By Bob Vavra
Automation April 1, 2019

Hannover Messe 2019, Day 1: Innovation challenged by human concerns

Supply chain leaders won’t link with digitalization; AI has human workers nervous.

By Bob Vavra
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 March 25, 2019

Hannover Fairs USA will launch Digital Industry conference in September

CFE Media to present GAMS event at event’s executive conference.

By Bob Vavra
Educational Facilities March 4, 2019

Kareem’s STEM camp auction raises almost $3 million

Abdul-Jabbar to help fund his Camp Skyhook with proceeds from sale.

By Bob Vavra
Industry News March 1, 2019

PMI slips in February, but fundamentals remain solid

Trade wars, supply issues among the concerns, but index firmly in growth mode.

By Bob Vavra
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