Rolling Hills Estates, Calif. - CP DAS USA Inc. has announced a partnership with Entivity (Ann Arbor, Mich.) to sell Entivity's Think & Do Studio and Steeplechase VLC throughout the United States through its distribution channel. In return, Entivity will also promote ICP DAS USA's products through its channel.
Cleveland, O. - Parker Hannifin Corp. announced Jan. 31 that it has acquired IPS Industrial Profile Systems (Houston, Tex.) for an undisclosed sum.
Oak Brook, IL. - Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, Wis. www.rockwellautomation.com) has been working to retool its varied software offerings by migrating existing and patterning new code to its FactoryTalk infrastructure, company representatives explained to Control Engineering editors on Jan. 23.
Davis, Calif. —When a lot of connectivity is needed, Ether6 packs a DOS-based computer, 10BaseT Ethernet, six serial ports, and optional 10Base2 in a rugged aluminum enclosure. The computer is Intel 386Ex based, and serial ports feature unique interrupts and FIFOs. A socket enables additional data storage using M-Systems DiskOnChip products, the capability of integrating a Cermetek modem...
Rockwell Automation held an Integrated Architecture Summit here June 20 to explain its integrated architecture concept and how customers are benefiting from it. Steve Eisenbrown, Automation Control and Information Group's senior vp for commercial marketing, reported that beyond the hype of e-manufacturing is hope for significant productivity leaps for manufacturers.
Davis, Calif. – When a lot of connectivity is needed, Ether6 packs a DOS-based computer, 10BaseT Ethernet, six serial ports, and optional 10Base2 in a rugged aluminum enclosure. The computer is Intel 386Ex based, and serial ports feature unique interrupts and FIFOs.
Herndon, Va.— Invensys Software Systems, a division of Invensys plc (London, U.K.), recently started a $1.6-billion systems integration business, Invensys Process Systems. It combines the resources of the firm's APV Systems and Invensys Process Automation division, which includes Foxboro, Triconex, Simulation Sciences, Esscor, and Walsh Automation, to form one of the world's largest auto...
A little more pay. A lot more stress. Control and automation engineers and technical professionals are collectively receiving slightly higher salaries than three years ago, but almost all are coping with wrenching organizational andtechnological changes in their companies and disciplines, according to 686 respondents to Control Engineering's North American Reader Profile Study, June 2000.
Nematron Corp. agreed July 10 to purchase Optimation Technology Inc. in a stock transaction scheduled to close on Sept. 30. The acquisition is expected to improve earnings and expand sales for Nematron's PC-based control solutions and Optimation's engineering and systems integration services.
Back when industrial automation was still just an offshoot of the electrical equipment industry, automation vendors viewed product sales as the only path to profits. They often had to give away technical services to close those sales. Their products were all proprietary and only their own engineers knew how to work with them.