System Integrators

System Integrators March 19, 2002

NMW 2002: Ci Technologies covers 21 CFR Part 11; partner program

Chicago, Ill. - Ci Technologies', Sydney, Australia; Charlotte, N.C., Citect V5.41 available March 28, has features to help manufacturers meet requirements of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 21 CFR Part 11 regulation on electronic signatures and records.

By Control Engineering Staff
System Integrators March 5, 2002

ICP DAS USA, Entivity partner to sell data acquisition and communication products

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.

By Control Engineering Staff
System Integrators February 8, 2002

Parker acquires manufacturer of structural framing systems for automation

Cleveland, O. - Parker Hannifin Corp. announced Jan. 31 that it has acquired IPS Industrial Profile Systems (Houston, Tex.) for an undisclosed sum.

By Jim Montague, news editor
System Integrators February 1, 2002

Rockwell Automation unifies software architecture

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.

By Mark T. Hoske, editor-in-chief
System Integrators August 1, 2001

6 serial ports, Ethernet

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...

By Staff
System Integrators August 1, 2001

Integrated Architecture explained at Rockwell Automation Summit

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.

By Staff
System Integrators August 1, 2001

Six serial ports and a side of Ethernet

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.

By Control Engineering Staff
System Integrators May 1, 2001

Invensys Process Systems launched

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...

By Staff
System Integrators August 1, 2000

Earning More … Enjoying it Less?

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.

By Jim Montague, CONTROL ENGINEERING
System Integrators August 1, 2000

Nematron buys Optimation Technology, A-OK Controls

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.

By Staff