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 FDT Group Announces Newly Integrated Networks
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FDT Group Announces Newly Integrated Networks

The FDT machine and device communications standard now supports more than 18 industry protocols including ISA-100 Wireless. The number of certified devices is also on the rise.
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Inside Dow Corning’s Automation Team
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Inside Dow Corning’s Automation Team

How Dow Corning shifted its approach to automation technology selection from an individual site focus to a global outlook.
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Transforming NPDI with Enterprise Recipe Management

ERM can reduce the time needed to look for data, create master recipes, and make planning and sourcing decisions.
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From left, WTCS Board President Drew Petersen; D & S Human Resources Manager Sherrie Hein; D&S Manufacturing  Vice President and General Manager John Barkley; and Lee Rasch, president of Western Technical College.
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D&S Manufacturing Lauded for Supporting Industrial Education

Plate-metal fabricator receives Futuremakers Partner Award from the Wisconsin Technical College System Board for furthering welding skills and offering scholarships.
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Understanding Relays

This podcast explores the basic types and functions of relays, including electromechanical and solid state.
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Endress + Hauser Sensors and Components
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Endress+Hauser Offers Customized Sensors, Components

Automation instrumentation vendor Endress+Hauser is now offering customized pressure sensors and components, as well as design support services, to the North American OEM machine market.
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How to Make Communication Central to Project Management
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How to Make Communication Central to Project Management

Communication before, during and after a project is the project manager’s best way to manage scope creep and risk.
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Automation Booms from Southeast Asia’s Oil and Gas Growth

Demands are evolving for the oil and gas industry in Southeast Asia, particularly in developing countries, providing new opportunities there for automation vendors.
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The Status of Lean at IngersollRand

At Ingersoll Rand, the lean transformation underway there will touch every division around the world.
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3 Steps to Choosing Wisely

The checklist of issues to consider when it comes to using automation technologies in extreme environment applications can be long.
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Brains Brewery upgraded of its yeast-handling control process to a Rockwell Automation CompactLogix system and Ethernet connectivity. Source: Prosoft Technology
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Brewery Gains Flexibility, Reduces Downtime with Gateway

Remote I/O-to-Ethernet gateway enables easy replacement of 27-year-old PLCs for a Wales brewery upgrading its yeast-handling control process.
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Beyond Manufacturing: Robot Musicians
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Beyond Manufacturing: Robot Musicians

Robot bands are beginning to multiply with the help of global technology collaborations. The latest development on this front is the composition of some serious original music for these automated musicians.
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Where Beer and Automation Come Together

The Automation Conference 2014, coming May 20-21 to Chicago, will deliver insights on everything from industrial safety networks to high-efficiency motors to how companies like John Deere integrate automation technologies from different suppliers. But even non food and beverage industry attendees will most enjoy getting a taste of automated brewing operations from two different perspectives.
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