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April 3, 2017
AUTOMATION NEWS 
 
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Industrial automation device revenue rising

ABI Research forecasts industrial automation control and field device shipments will surpass 55 million units in 2017 and reach approximately 146 million by 2025. This will translate to $298 billion in industrial automation device revenue by 2025, with $45 billion attributed alone to robotics. Industrial robot shipments a subset of industrial automation field devices will reach slightly more than 300,000 in 2017.


Rittal partners with Cadence Automatisation

Rittal Systems Ltd., Mississauga ON, has made a strategic addition to its distribution/partner network in Quebec, adding Cadence Automatisation. Rittal's flexible and adaptable products, such as the TS8 Modular enclosures, the Blue e+ enclosure cooling units, or the fully certified power distribution systems provide the ability to create custom from standard solutions that can be delivered from stock and mesh perfectly with the value add philosophy of Cadence.


BC OEM helps solar cell producers improve manufacturing yield

A BC-based tech company has created a control systems device that stands to save the global solar industry millions in production costs. Decima Gemini consists of a specialized pair of Decima CD measurement heads that enables the sheet resistance of the wafers back-surface field and emitter to be measured accurately and simultaneously. Aurora Solar Technologies Inc. of North Vancouver BC produces a family of measurement and control solutions that allows solar cell producers to improve manufacturing yield, lower costs, decrease waste and attain higher margins.
 
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FEATURE News 
 
Featured Article

AI to spark growth in hardware: Kindred to lead the way

Vancouver-based Kindred Systems Inc. creates first deliverables: Robots to modernize our e-commerce warehouses » Read More
 
AUTOMATION PRODUCTS 
 

Robotics controller built around BeagleBone open hardware computer

BeagleBone Blue is a complete robotics controller built around the BeagleBone open hardware computer. » Read More

Compact industrial PC delivers broad industrial interface support

EFCOTEC SmartAIO U7-300 Series of compact industrial PCs provides broad industrial interface support. » Read More

Operator terminal delivers visualization, control in one package

PILZ AUTOMATION PMI (Pilz Machine Interface) 6 Control operator terminal is equipped with a soft PLC in accordance with IEC 61131-3 as standard. Unit goes beyond professional diagnostics and visualization. » Read More

Data acquisition/Cal software enables wireless access

ACCURATE TECHNOLOGIES Version 5.0 VISION Calibration and Data Acquisition Software package includes a Remote Dashboard, which allows users to view data or initiate functions wirelessly from a phone or tablet. » Read More
 
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