ExxonMobil selects HUVRdata to digitize drone inspections and reporting

HUVRdata (Austin, Tex.; www.huvrdata.com) has been selected by ExxonMobil Corp. (Irving, Tex.; www.exxonmobil.com) to support drone-based inspections and reporting. Over the past 2 years, HUVRData and ExxonMobil have collaborated to put in place a global Digital Reporting and Analytics platform for drone inspection programs. The goal of the program is to allow ExxonMobil to digitize, […]

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Rockwell Automation to acquire Israeli-based cybersecurity provider

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (Milwaukee, Wis.; www.rockwellautomation.com) announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire privately held Avnet Data Security, LTD, an Israeli-based cybersecurity provider with over 20 years of experience providing cybersecurity services. Avnet offers a full set of IT/OT cyber services and solutions ranging from assessments, penetration testing, network & security solutions, and […]

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Chevron enlists Terra Drone to complete flare-stack inspections

Terra Drone Indonesia, a group company of Terra Drone Corp. (Tokyo; www.terra-drone.net), has conducted drone-based visual inspections of onshore flare stacks for energy major Chevron (PT Chevron Pacific Indonesia). The drone-based flare stack inspection was done in Duri field, one of the largest production fields in Rokan PSC, Sumatra. Using a multirotor drone equipped with […]

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Mocana and Siemens collaborate on IIoT cybersecurity

Mocana Corp. (Sunnyvale, Calif.; www.mocana.com) announced a new partnership with Siemens Digital Industries Software to bring end-to-end security for any Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices connecting to the Siemens MindSphere Cloud. Mocana is the leading provider of self-defending cybersecurity solutions for IIoT devices that ensure that those devices function as designed and deliver accurate […]

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Baker Hughes expands AI and cybersecurity capabilities through Microsoft, TripWire partnerships

Baker Hughes (Houston; www.bakerhughes.com), C3.ai, and Microsoft Corp. announced an alliance to bring enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to the energy industry on Microsoft Azure’s cloud computing platform.  This alliance will enable customers to streamline the adoption of scalable AI solutions for the energy industry that help promote safety, reliability, and sustainability. It leverages the […]

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Siemens enhances digital twin capabilities with MultiMechanics acquisition

Siemens Digital Industries Software (Plano, Tex.; www.sw.siemens.com) has signed an agreement to acquire MultiMechanics, Inc., developer of MultiMech finite element software that helps companies virtually predict failure in advanced materials at an unprecedented level of speed and accuracy. The company plans to integrate MultiMechanics into Siemens Digital Industries Software, which will add the ability for […]

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Siemens expands additive manufacturing portfolio through acquisition of Atlas 3D

Siemens Digital Industries Software (Plano, Tex.; www.sw.siemens.com) announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Atlas 3D, Inc., a Plymouth, Indiana-based developer of software that works with direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) printers to automatically provide design engineers with the optimal print orientation and requisite support structures for additive parts in near real-time. Atlas […]

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ABB to provide digitalization for Sabic’s new pilot plant

ABB (Zurich, Switzerland; www.abb.com) has won a project to install its extended automation system at a greenfield pilot plant for SABIC (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; www.sabic.com)  in Jubail, Saudi Arabia, supporting SABIC’s broader vision to digitalize its operations. Leveraging ABB Ability System 800xA, SABIC will apply ABB’s integrated automation, control and safety solutions to the company’s […]

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Technology for Predictive Maintenance Debuts at Connected Plant Conference

ProAxion (www.proaxion.io) will highlight the latest in Internet of Things (IOT) technology for providing predictive maintenance tools for both large and small industrial facilities during the upcoming Connected Plant Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, February 19-21. On display at booth 107 will be ProAxion’s innovative TACTIX™ 24×7 predictive maintenance system. The TACTIX system is unique […]

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