ODVA Conformance Testing Available for EtherNet/IP Devices on the Ethernet-APL Physical Layer for Process Automation

ODVA recently announced that conformance testing is now available for EtherNet/IP network-enabled devices that communicate over the Ethernet-APL physical layer. Conformance testing verifies the Ethernet-APL physical layer functionality by checking that the different port types properly adhere to the relevant specifications. The EtherNet/IP communication network functionality is also confirmed as a part of this process.

ABB Signs with Insta to Strengthen Its Control Systems Leadership in Finland

ABB Signs with Insta to Strengthen Its Control Systems Leadership in Finland

 

ABB and Insta will work together to strengthen their distribution channels, improve industry knowledge and increase lead generation across many industries, including water, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals and energy. The deal follows a project that ABB and Insta have already started work on together, deploying ABB Ability™ System 800xA distributed control system (DCS) at one of the country’s wastewater plants, and familiarity through Insta regularly purchasing ABB’s low voltage components and electrical equipment over many years. There will be opportunities for expansion to other automation system products and potential international cooperation.

 

ABB To Acquire Siemens Low Voltage NEMA Motor Business

ABB To Acquire Siemens Low Voltage NEMA Motor Business

 

ABB announced recently it has signed an agreement to purchase Siemens’ low voltage NEMA motor business. With manufacturing operations in Guadalajara, Mexico, this acquisition provides a well-regarded product portfolio, a longstanding North American customer base, and an experienced operations, sales, and management team. The business employs around 600 people and generated revenues of approximately $63 million in 2021. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2023.

 

HydraForce Signs Acquisition Agreement With Bosch Rexroth

HydraForce Signs Acquisition Agreement With Bosch Rexroth

 

HydraForce, Inc. plans to join Bosch Rexroth’s growing portfolio of Compact Hydraulics products, expanding reach and support for customers. Bosch Rexroth, a subsidiary of Bosch, based in Lohr am Main, Germany, is a growing leader in Mobile and Industrial hydraulics products.  Bosch Rexroth and HydraForce signed a respective contract on July 15, 2022. Both sides agreed to keep the purchase price confidential. The transaction is subject to anti-trust approval.

 

HPS Appoints Chief Commercial Officer David Kinsella

HPS Appoints Chief Commercial Officer David Kinsella

 

HPS is pleased to announce the appointment of David Kinsella to the position of Chief Commercial Officer effective August 1, 2022. Mr. Kinsella will succeed Mr. Dale Sidey who is retiring at the end of the year. Mr. Kinsella will be joining the Hammond Power Solutions Executive Team after 14 years with Affiliated Distributors (AD), most recently in the electrical sector, one of the oldest and largest divisions of AD representing over $18 billion in revenue, where he held the position of President driving value for members since 2008. 

 

Panduit Joins Wesco Utility Grade Infrastructure Program

Panduit Joins Wesco Utility Grade Infrastructure Program

 

Panduit Corp., a leading global provider of network infrastructure solutions, has joined the Wesco Utility Grade Infrastructure program. Utility Grade Infrastructure (UTG) is a technology platform and assurance program that delivers UTG-rated cabling solutions to support specific applications, performance requirements, and life cycle needs for smart buildings. Through the program, a selection of Panduit copper cables have been third-party tested and verified by UL to meet superior performance attributes. Of main interest to project developers is the extended transmission reach of copper channels: up to 185 meters instead of the industry standard 100-meter channel length. UTG-certified cables are available in North America today.

 

Danfoss Welcomes Steven Lakin as New Director of Public and Industry Affairs

Danfoss Welcomes Steven Lakin as New Director of Public and Industry Affairs

 

Danfoss is pleased to announce that Steven Lakin has joined the company as its new director of public and industry affairs. Lakin, who began his new role on May 16, is an accomplished government relations and public affairs professional with extensive experience working across multiple industries, with industry associations, and with policymakers at the state and federal level. 

 

Cummins Completes Acquisition of Jacobs Vehicle Systems

Cummins Completes Acquisition of Jacobs Vehicle Systems

 

Cummins Inc. recently announced that it has closed on its acquisition of Jacobs Vehicle Systems (JVS) from Altra Industrial Motion Corp. Jacobs Vehicle Systems is a supplier of engine braking, cylinder deactivation, start and stop and thermal management technologies. The addition of JVS brings new technologies that will provide growth opportunities for Cummins’ current and future advanced engine platforms. The acquisition of JVS also secures critical USMCA qualified engine components for current and aftermarket products and expands on Cummins’ offerings to customers globally.

 

Spartan Controls Ltd Becomes the Exclusive Representative of Fike Corporation in Western Canada

Spartan Controls Ltd Becomes the Exclusive Representative of Fike Corporation in Western Canada

 

Spartan Controls is pleased to announce it is the exclusive representative for Fike in Western Canada. Fike is a global leader in the manufacturing of rupture disc technologies, and this new partnership will offer customers unparalleled capability, experience, and local support. Fike rupture discs are designed to provide a leak-tight seal within a pipe or vessel until the internal pressure rises to a predetermined level. At that point, the disc bursts—within one or two milliseconds of an overpressure event—preventing damage to the equipment.

 

Motion Launches Mi Fluid Power Solutions Brand

Motion Launches Mi Fluid Power Solutions Brand

 

 

Motion Industries, Inc., a leading distributor of maintenance repair, and operation replacement parts, and a premier provider of industrial technology solutions, is pleased to announce the formation of its fluid power business brand: Mi Fluid Power Solutions (Mi FPS). Unifying top tier fluid power business units – including the former Kaman Fluid Power divisions of BW Rogers, Catching FluidPower, Intellimotion, Calkins Fluid Power, Northwest Hose & Fittings, Western Fluid Components, and Inrumec along with Hydraulic Supply Company and Motion’s OE Mobile service capabilities – MI FPS is a complete provider of fluid power, integrated electronic controls, and electro-mechanical technologies for industrial and mobile equipment.

 

Driving Best-In-Class Power-to-X Solutions, Together

Driving Best-In-Class Power-to-X Solutions, Together

 

Hitachi Energy supplies high and medium voltage switchgear and transformers and has selected Danfoss Drives as a partner, contributing with supply of power converters and our engineers will team up to succeed. The resultant cooperation agreement means that the two companies will act as one supplier for big PtX projects, together with electrolyzer OEMs and engineering companies.

 

Danfoss Power Solutions Appoints New President of Its Hydrostatics Division

Danfoss Power Solutions Appoints New President of Its Hydrostatics Division

 

Danfoss Power Solutions, a world-class provider of hydraulic and electric solutions for the construction, agriculture, and other on- and off-highway vehicle markets, has appointed Tony Welter as the new president of its Hydrostatics division, effective immediately. Based in Eden Prairie, Minn., he will be a key member of the Power Solutions Leadership Team and report directly to Eric Alström, president of Danfoss Power Solutions.