ABB opens first-ever robotics training centre in Romania

Industrial robotics giant ABB has opened what is said to be the “first-ever” robotics centre in Romania, according to local media.

BusinessReview.eu, an English-language Romanian website, says the new robotics facility is a public-private partnership between ABB and the Polytechnic University in Bucharest.

The centre will offer advanced training in robotics and industrial automation to future engineers and provide support to ABB customers in the future.  Continue reading ABB opens first-ever robotics training centre in Romania

Fanuc reports more than 40 per cent increase in profits on strength of China sales

The world’s largest industrial robot manufacturer, Fanuc, says its profits have increased by more than 40 per cent as a result of strong demand from China, according to a report on Nikkei

The company is currently reporting its financial performance for the six-month period up to September.

It says its profits for the period were $750 million, which is more than a 42 per cent increase compared with the same period last year.  Continue reading Fanuc reports more than 40 per cent increase in profits on strength of China sales

Tripwire launches cyber security solution for industrial automation

Tripwire says its new solution provides unified visibility for networks, endpoints and controllers in manufacturing environments 

Tripwire, a provider of endpoint detection and response, security, compliance and IT operations solutions, has launched a cyber security solution tailored to the requirements of industrial automation. 

Tripwire Configuration Compliance Manager (CCM) now supports ANSI / ISA-62443, a global standard for securing industrial  automation systems, controllers, and associated networking equipment configurations.

The company says Tripwire CCM can now reduce cyber security risks from external attacks, malicious insiders and human error while protecting critical infrastructure reliability, uptime and safety of industrial automation and manufacturing environments.   Continue reading Tripwire launches cyber security solution for industrial automation