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On the Edge
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Help for the Most Difficult Type of Manufacturing

Abnormal situation management for continuous processing is normal operating procedure for batch processing. A new starter kit from Rockwell Automation can give batch control programmers a leg up on coding the complicated starts, stops and holding steps in food, beverage and pharma process operations.
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The Automation Conference 2014 Scholarship Winners
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The Automation Conference 2014 Scholarship Winners

Tri-County Technical College awards four students with David A. Harvey Memorial Scholarships.
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Low moisture foods include nuts, cereals, chocolate and more.
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Hygienic Equipment Design for Low Moisture Foods

The Alliance for Innovation and Operational Excellence (AIOE), founded in 2011 by PMMI—The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, brings together CPG production and engineering professionals with suppliers to address issues of common concern. Their latest guidance document covers hygienic equipment for low moisture foods.
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Invensys Operations Management: Model-Adaptive Combustion Optimization System

Updated software solution reduces power-plant emissions and facilitates compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Cross State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR).
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2012 Economic Outlook from Economist Alan Bealieu
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2012 Economic Outlook from Economist Alan Bealieu

Grant Gerke, Digital Managing Editor, caught up with Alan Beaulieu, President, Institute for Trend Research at the Robotics Industry Forum held in Orlando, Fla. from Jan 18-20. Alan talks about economic signals for executive management and Europe's issues (Approximate Time - 2:06).
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Control Trends
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Object-Oriented Programming in Automation

Users are advised to get on board with object-oriented programming sooner rather than later, because OOP is the future.
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Italian Automation
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Italian Machine Markets: 2011 Recap

Packaging machinery and machine tools both showed good growth in 2011, boding well for Italian automation markets in 2012.
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MESA: A Table On Which to Stand

The Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA International) has been a part of my career for nearly a decade.
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Siemens Industry: Antenna for liquid and slurry measurement

The Sitrans LR250 radar level transmitter with a new threaded PVDF (polyvinylidene fluoride) antenna for liquid and slurry measurement opens up new applications for this non-contacting level transmitt
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Modular Stack Lights

Werma modular stack lights in 50mm and 70mm sizes are appropriate for applications such as machine tools, packaging machines and conveyor systems.
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Preventive Maintenance Adds to Bottom Line

Distributed monitoring and protection systems can be placed alongside machinery and sensors so control systems integrators can help bridge the gaps between separate systems and eliminate manual data e
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WinSystems Celebrates Thirty
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WinSystems Celebrates 30 Years in Small Form Factor, Embedded Board Market

The embedded computing market is a tough one that has experienced much consolidation. But Arlington, Texas-based WinSystems bucked the trend announcing its 30th anniversary in January 2012.
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