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How 3D Printing Will Impact Industrial Automation
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How 3D Printing Will Impact Industrial Automation

Multiple technology approaches, the ability to print using many different types of materials, and decreasing costs are poised to make 3D printing a game changer for the global automation market. But is industry prepared for the potential negative impact on intellectual property rights?
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Schneider Electric Deploys Baxter
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Schneider Electric Deploys Baxter

Humanoid robot capable of working alongside humans is now testing circuit breakers at Schneider Electric’s plant in Missouri.
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Mining Data to Improve Downtime
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Mining Data to Improve Downtime

Your plant floor data is a repository of informational gold. Have you started digging yet?
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Newport Electronics: Connect Any Serial Device to Ethernet

The iServer can make an existing serial device into a “node” on an Ethernet network with a unique IP address that’s accessible from any authorized computer on the LAN, WAN, or Internet.
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New China Subsidiary
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Adept Technology Opens Office in China

Adept Technology expands global sales strategy with the opening of its first subsidiary in China.
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New Chip for Profinet
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Advantech, Innovasic Partner for Profinet Coupler

Automation solutions vendor Advantech (www.advantech.com) has selected the Innovasic fido1100 System on a Chip (SoC) from Innovasic Semiconductor (www.innovasic.com) to provide Profinet connectivity i
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Pinto's Prose
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Automation Innovation Paradigms

Everyone recognizes that innovation generates growth, but few can deliver anything beyond incremental product extensions.
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Economy View
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U.S. Economy Trending Upward Into 2013

You no doubt faced many decisions over the last year regarding how to spend your cash in order to maximize the economic potential in front of you.
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The Setpoint
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Walled Garden or Open Field?

There is thoughtful debate over the best approach to automation in a fully digital world.
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Pinpointing Determinism’s Benefits

Usage of deterministic networks is broadening as a growing number of plant managers turn to automation or search for technologies that speed up existing operations.
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Network Determinism: Not Just for Motion Anymore

Engineers know that Ethernet is a stable and well-known industrial network, but building determinism into the network to enable control has been an issue that is now solvable.
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Safety Network Protocols

The term “safety network” can apply to both peer-to-peer networks and I/O bus systems, and the safety protocols used can range from proprietary to various levels of open or vendor-independent.
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Turck: RJ45/Ethernet Field-Wireable Connector

The IP 67 Bayonet Style RJ45/Ethernet field-wireable connector offers robust housing in both plastic and metal models.
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