Archive | Automation RSS feed for this section

Reaching the Summit

Student manufacturing summit breaks attendance record at IMTS ’18 The Smartforce Student Summit at the recent International Manufacturing Technology Show, held in Chicago Sept. 10-16, attracted a record number of attendees, according to the Association for Manufacturing Technology. “The growth that we’ve seen in registrations at the Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS 2018 is a […]

Continue reading

American Axle & Manufacturing

Detroit company shows off new tech in Europe October’s International issue of Electrical Apparatus continues to highlight industry stories from every corner of the world. This week, we found another great example of a homegrown company from the United States’ own Motor City—a longtime manufacturing hub—flexing its new muscles by preparing for an overseas show […]

Continue reading

College Training For the Factory of the Future

National Science Foundation’s simulations using automation, IoT Three American universities, all of whom have excellent credibility in the fields of engineering and technology, are organizing a platform to prepare students for the factories of the future. Researchers from Purdue University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Indiana University—supported altogether by a $2.5 million grant from the […]

Continue reading

TransDigm Acquires Esterline

Aerospace, motors and generators companies to combine in $4B sale In a major business brief, aerospace and defense company TransDigm Group Incorporated (Cleveland, Oh.) and Esterline Technologies Corporation of Bellevue, Wash., announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which TransDigm will purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock of […]

Continue reading

Axalta Center Opens

Learning and development for coatings tech in California Axalta, the Philadelphia-based coatings supplier, recently announced the opening of its newest Learning and Development Center dedicated to industrial wood coatings technology in Pomona, California. The new facility is said to be “a state-of-the-art learning and training environment, complete with a new classroom, conference room, and equipment […]

Continue reading

GE: Flannery Out; Culp In

30-year GE man lasts merely one year in precarious top spot Welp, that was quick. John Flannery lasted merely one year at the helm of General Electric Co., replaced yesterday by H. Lawrence Culp, Jr., as the embattled company’s CEO. Culp is a GE board member and the former chief of the Danaher Corporation, a […]

Continue reading

Cloud Cover

From CEOs to shop owners, cloud savvy is producing Barron’s released its list of the 30 best leaders in business, 2018 edition, this week. A main theme covered by the business magazine is that these CEOs have navigated the emergence of ‘cloud’ technology effectively. While this mostly applies to tech companies, it also included companies […]

Continue reading

Canadian Acquisition

Wolseley Canada acquires James Electric With EA‘s October international issue about to hit the press, this important international acquisition comes at the perfect time, and not far from home. Keith Strachan, general manager, Wolseley Canada Western Region recently announced the acquisition of James Electric Motor Services, a market leader in the sale of pumps and […]

Continue reading

Partners in Printing

Siemens and EOS accelerate additive manufacturing EOS, a technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, and the multi-faceted company Siemens continue their close collaboration to further accelerate additive manufacturing technology (commonly known as 3D printing) and application. The current cooperation includes the areas software, automation and drive technology and […]

Continue reading

Units of VFDs

Foreign company strengthens presence in U.S. With Electrical Apparatus‘ international issue approaching next month, it’s always a good idea to keep foreign companies on your radar. Here’s an instance of a company with origins in the Middle East that is strengthening its presence in the United States through the launch of a new product line […]

Continue reading