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Translate Leadership to Organizational Capability/Maturity

Look at how your leadership can affect the six dimensions of maturity that are critical to organizational growth.
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News
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ABB Board Proposes Former Shell Exec as Its New Chairman

If approved by shareholders at ABB’s annual general meeting in April, Peter Voser will take over from Hubertus von Grünberg, who has decided not to stand for reelection.
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Exploring Automation for Shale

Leading into the inaugural Well Site Automation for Unconventional Oil & Gas next month in Houston, operators discuss the benefits of SCADA and other automation for their shale operations.
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Product
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Acromag: Transmitter Configuration Tool

The Agility Config Tool for the TT Series of USB-configured transmitters allows easy setup and configuration via a tethered mobile device.
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Product
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ABB: OEM UL 891 Switchboard Program

The Tmax Link facilitates compliant distribution assemblies.
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EtherNet/IP Ventures into the Process Industries
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EtherNet/IP Ventures into the Process Industries

Well-known for its application in the discrete manufacturing industries, EtherNet/IP is now looking to the process industries.
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Case Application
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Energy Company’s DCS Overhaul Nearly Halves Shutdowns

Replacing its aging control system with Rockwell’s PlantPAx helped California-based Ripon Cogeneration reduce nuisance trips by almost 90 percent and startup time by 30 percent.
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Automating Hygiene: What You Need to Know
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Automating Hygiene: What You Need to Know

When it comes to keeping equipment clean in the food & beverage and pharmaceutical industries, machine builders and operators need to stay ahead of pending regulations and on top of the technology
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John Genovesi, Rockwell Automation
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Rockwell Automation Appeals to Users Seeking a ‘Modern DCS’

The message from Rockwell Automation during its 2014 Process Systems Users Group meeting was “we heard you” as it unveiled the new features of its PlantPAx process automation system at PSUG 2014.
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The Right Questions to Ask About the Internet of Things
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The Right Questions to Ask About the Internet of Things

No matter where you are, it's tough to escape discussion of the Internet of Things. Like any other automation topic, you need to consider the source of information when making decisions regarding your situation.
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Real-Time Remote Connectivity
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Real-Time Remote Connectivity

Hilscher's Armin Beck showcases the company's netHOST remote real-time Ethernet and fieldbus master that can be used over standard LAN networks. He also explains Hilscher's netSCADA panel, which allows HMI pages to be visible on mobile devices.
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Multi-Core Automation and Control
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Multi-Core Automation and Control

Beckhoff Automation's Stefan Hoppe explains how the company's TwinCAT open automation software uses up to 36 cores of PC power to run multiple fieldbus systems and leverage multiple programming languages, thereby allowing single cores to be used to control motion, vision, HMI, PLC logic, m
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Embedded Motion Control Communication
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Embedded Motion Control Communication

Innovasic's Tom Weingarter and Volker Goller demonstrate the company's fido5000 realtime Ethernet multiprotocol (REM) switch for motion control communication applications on Profinet IRT and EtherNet/IP with a device level ring.
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