B&R Innovation Day 2017: IIoT & Automation software takes important position

B&R focused on automation software to provides advanced business implication to its customers 

(L-R) Nitin Chowdhary (Deputy CEO) Windsor Machines, Amit Gupta (GM) Hitachi India, Sunil Raibagi (MD) Gudel India, Vilas Pujari (CIO) ACG Worldwide, Peter Gucher (GM - International), B&R India, PV Sivaram, (MD) B&R India

Over the years, software is increasingly playing a vital role in industrial automation, encapsulating the entire automation pyramid – machines, factories and plants. With industrial internet of things, the manufacturing world is witnessing a convergence of the information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT).

HIMA and Pepperl+Fuchs signs global framework agreement for termination boards

Successful cooperation on HIMax safety controllers expanded

HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH has signed a global framework agreement with Mannheim-based automation equipment manufacturer Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH. It comprises the jointly developed H-system termination boards and associated modules from Pepperl+Fuchs, which are connected through pre-assembled system cables to the connector boards of the HIMax family.

(L-R) Karl-Heinz Gerdes (HIMA Product Manager), Udo Brestrich (HIMA Purchasing Manager), Sophie Bothe (Process Automation Sales Director Germany at Pepperl+Fuchs), and Hartmut Leistner (HIMA Sales Manager Germany, Austria & Switzerland). Image © HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH

The agreement also governs uniform formal and legal aspects for all companies in the HIMA group, including warranty, liability, obsolescence management and uniform commercial conditions.

ISA Automation India Week demonstrates the importance of best practices and futuristic technologies in process automation


ISA Automation India Week served as a platform for demonstrating the importance of best practices, practical approaches, global trends and futuristic technologies in process automation

"Automation India Week 2016" the 3 day conference and exhibition was concluded on October 16th 2016, it was organized by ISA District 14 at Taj Hotel, Santacuz Airport, Mumbai from 14 -16 October 2016.

(L-R) James Keaveney (President 2016) ISA, USA, Arundhati Bhattacharya (Ex. Executive Director) NTPC), Dr. Peter Martin (Global VP, Business Innovation) Schneider Electric, Dr. B.R. Mehta (District VP) ISA Dist 14, Rajat Kishore (VP - Process Automation) Schneider Electric India, Rajeev Shukla (Secretary) ISA Dist 14, Ravinder Goyal (Treasure) ISA Dist 14

ISA District 14 Automation India Week 2016 proved to be the next leap forward in this direction where the Industry Professionals, educators, decision makers, budding engineers and most important the common people were able to come together. There were dynamic discussions pertaining to the current topics related to the field of automation and modern techniques. The ISA automation week served as a platform for demonstrating the importance of best practices, practical approaches, global trends and futuristic technologies in process automation and brought together the views and concerns of the automation and control professionals by offering their participation in the ISA automation Conference 2016.

CAN in Automation organizes CAN 2020 webinars

In 2017, CiA organizes webinars that provide an overview about the current status as well as trends in CAN-based networking. These webinars are all about the future of CAN FD and CANopen FD.

The CAN 2020 webinars cover basic technical information on CAN FD, the impact of CAN FD on CAN-based higher-layer protocols (e.g. such as CANopen, J1939, etc.), latest trends in the physical layer design (e.g. partial networking, CAN FD, etc.) as well as system design aspects.

LAPP India Launches EPIC® SMART Industrial Connectors at IMTEX 2017

Lapp India, a 100% subsidiary of the Lapp Group Germany and a leading supplier of integrated solutions and branded products in the field of cable and connection technology in India, launched EPIC® SMART, the industrial rectangular connector at IMTEX 2017.


EPIC® SMART Industrial Connector is designed and manufactured in Asia for the Asian customers with the promise of high performance at a cost-effective price. These connectors are used for power and control application in all industries ranging from Machine Tool, Automotive and Material handling to Industrial Automation. They are suitable for rated current up to 16A & Voltage: 500 Volts tested as per DIN IEC 60512-5 & with UL approval.

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