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Pairing Programmable Automation Controllers and Networks
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Pairing Programmable Automation Controllers and Networks

When using a programmable automation controller (PAC) that combines a processor and FPGA, the processing components offer different advantages, lending themselves to different communication tasks.
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Shale Plays Create Opportunities, Challenges for Automation

As oil producers look for increased efficiencies, particularly within the unconventional exploration and production space, they will make the spend on automation, but will want it to come cheaper.
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Five 200 kW Capstone microturbines are packaged in a single container.
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Phoenix Contact Goes Off the Grid for Earth Day and Beyond

U.S. headquarters facility expansion adds a new natural-gas-based heating, cooling and power system that will generate electricity and reduce waste for the company.
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Six-axis Articulated Robots for Light Duty
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Six-Axis Articulated Robots for Light Duty

Weighing 55 pounds or less and designed to handle payloads of up to 22 pounds, these new lightweight robots from Universal Robots expand the possibility of robot application in industry.
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Clarifying the Use of Color in HMIs
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Clarifying the Use of Color in HMIs

The discussion over the value of high-performance HMIs continues with a focus on the negative reactions often created by the gray screen HMI approach.
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Siemens and McAfee Extend Security Partnership
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Siemens and McAfee Extend Security Partnership

McAfee products ranging from a next generation firewall to global threat intelligence will be incorporated into Siemens Industrial Security services offering.
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Automation Buyers: Don't Ignore Service Level Response

Service level response, often referred to as SLR, is critical to overall payback when calculating return on investment for an automation purchase.
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All-Digital Fieldbus Technology to Simplify Device Replacement

The Fieldbus Foundation Usability Initiative, announced this week at Hannover Messe 2014, is focused on making it easier to get the process back up and running after those 3 a.m. wake-up calls.
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The Future of the Industrial PC

With continued influence from the consumer market, industrial PCs will need more than just the latest processor to differentiate themselves.
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Wireless Basics
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Wireless Basics

A brief review of some core basics of wireless technology to help guide your planning for wireless installations.
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Once Upon a Time: When Accountants and Manufacturers Agreed

Close to a century ago, the accounting community acknowledged the correctness of Gantt’s handling of indirect overhead and idle/excess capacity costs. That changed along the way.
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Anixter Industrial Communications Lab
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Anixter Opens Industrial Communication and Control Lab

New lab lets users build and test an industrial networking simulation with products from preferred suppliers.
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Softing's Ken Hoover joins PI North America's Board.
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PI North America Announces New Board Member

Ken Hoover of Softing joins the Board of Directors of the trade organization for Profibus and Profinet industrial networking technologies.
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