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Mining Machine Maker Improves Productivity with SAP MII

Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (MII) gave Joy Global more visibility into its production process, boosting productivity by 10 percent at its pilot plant.
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SAP Explores Industry 4.0, Big Data and More

At the SAP Manufacturing Industry Forum this week, the software provider and several of its customers explained Idea to Performance and how they are taking advantage of data, the cloud, mobile computing and other key enablers.
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ODVA Explores the DeviceNet of Things
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ODVA Explores the DeviceNet of Things

Industrial network protocol organization forms group to assess DeviceNet enhancements that can enable hardwired devices to join the DeviceNet network.
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Equipment Manufacturer Deploys Microsoft Tag Codes

2D tag codes can be used with smart phones to access information about the product as well as operation tips. 
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Adjustable Limit Switch Style Sensors

The active sensing face of these 5-way adjustable sensors can be adjusted for front, top, bottom, left or right facing targets, maximizing installation and operational flexibility.
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How to Keep your CEO Lean Focused

Perhaps the most common complaint among champions of Lean manufacturing is the difficulty in keeping their chief executive officers (CEOs) focused on the idea.
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Lean Production and Managerial Costing

Dr. Taiichi Ohno’s position on cost accounting, as father of the Toyota Production System, is often cited during Lean discussions.
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SimSci-Esscor PRO/II software will be embedded into simulation software from Axens.

Invensys Enters Safety and Simulation Partnerships

Two new partnerships extend Invensys Operations Management’s safety offering and simulation software reach.
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Fiber Media Converters

FCU-1802 is a fast Ethernet bridge 100Base-FX fiber to 10/100Base-TX shielded twisted pair (STP) converter.
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Boiler Upgrade: Chemical Recovery for Nylon Production

UBE Chemicals operation in Rayong, south of Bangkok in Thailand, is engaged in the production of nylon from raw materials. In the production process, chemicals are released and can be combusted.
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Transforming Manufacturing Into a Competitive Advantage

Industrial manufacturers have largely prevailed in recent years despite challenging times—innovating in automation, managing costs without sacrificing quality and expanding globally.
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Human-Machine Interface Development

Automation World focuses on Operations this month, and Dave Gehman, Contributing Editor, provides a technology trends overview of standards-based HMIs in his feature, HMI: Going from Cute to Effecti
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Integrated I/O Controller

This integrated I/O controller, the PEC-3710, features an AMD LX800 500 MHz controller with 16-channel analog input, 4-channel analog output and 32-channel isolated digital input/output.
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