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David A. Harvey Memorial Scholarship goes to Tri-County Technical College.
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Harvey Scholarship to Tri-County Technical College

Tri-County Technical College of Pendleton, SC, has been selected to receive the 2014 David A. Harvey Memorial Scholarship, which will be awarded during The Automation Conference May 20-21 in Chicago.
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Automation: It’s Time to Question the Way It’s Always Been Done

ExxonMobil is rethinking the way it automates operations, bucking the traditionally conservative mentality in oil and gas.
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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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Check It Out for Operations Success

On October 30, 1935, at Wright Air Field in Dayton, Ohio, the U.S.
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Radar-grade 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch

The fully managed NETernity GBX460 rugged 6U OpenVPX data plane switch module features the company’s unique OpenWare switch management capability.
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Understanding Energy Demand-Response Programs

Increasingly, electric utilities are offering demand-response programs to their customers (see how Supervalu is making the most of energy saving opportunities, http://www.automationworld.com/feature-9
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What Makes a Leader—Part 2

In my last column (June 2011), I outlined the six competencies that good leaders must possess—Vision, Passion, Integrity, Action, Influence and Belief in Others.
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A mobile phone with a camera is being used to scan the 2D Microsoft Tag barcode on a Power MIG 180 to access information about t

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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