Advantage provides control and automation solutions to industrial users, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and system integrators with a strong emphasis on intelligent manufacturing and plant-floor data....More
Kaman Industrial Technologies, Bloomfield, Conn., agreed to acquire the operating assets of G.C. Fabrication, Northvale, N.J., a move that will expand Kaman’s Automation, Control & Energy platform into the New York metro market....More
Industrial automation manufacturer Rockwell Automation, Milwaukee, reported an increase in quarterly profit of almost 16% for the company's fiscal fourth quarter (4Q) ended Sept. 30.
On the strength of increased sales in motion control and industrial safety products, the company overall reported net income of $248.7 million for the quarter, up from $215.3 million in the same quarter last year. Revenue rose 4% to $1.78 billion....More
Schneider Electric has an agreement to acquire InStep Software, a provider of performance management and predictive analytics software, adding to the Paris-based electrical manufacturer’s growing play in industrial software....More
DOE researchers examined 27 LED MR16 lamps and found that although initial performance of LED MR16s has improved, the products on the market still don't match the lumen output or center beam intensity of typical 50W halogen MR16 lamps....More
The latest round of shipment indices from the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), Arlington, Va., show the electrical industry working through a sluggish recovery, with some indicators off quarter-to-quarter, but only motors showing a decline from prior-year numbers....More
As of Feb. 10, the two organizations have merged, and will operate under the SupplyForce name. The combined entity will have existing contracts worth $400 million and more than 3,500 branch locations....More
ByteLight pioneered the use of VLC and Bluetooth low energy (BLE) technologies in combination with smart-phone apps and cloud services to transform LED lighting into indoor location waypoints. These waypoints provide shoppers with indoor navigation and also allow retailers the capability to create a more connected, personalized, and engaging shopping experience for their customers by communicating specific and targeted digital content to a shopper's smartphone....More
Electrical distributor Connexion, Buffalo Grove, Ill., is preparing to open its third customer service location in Evanston, Ill., next Monday.
The facility at 2300 Main St. will offer customers a full selection of electrical, safety, lighting and energy saving products, with experienced staff to provide the company’s full complement of construction and energy project design, technical support and logistical services....More
Mayflex is, according the Sonepar release, one of the leading UK specialists of data communications products related to converged IP solutions. The company stocks infrastructure, networking and security products and serves installers, integrators, specifiers and resellers....More
Schneider Electric, Andover, Mass., and S&C Electric Co., Chicago, recently unveiled a microgrid in North America for Oncor, a Texas-based electric transmission and distribution company that operates the largest distribution and transmission system in Texas, delivering power to more than 3.3 million homes and businesses and operating more than 121,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines in the state....More