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Transportation Leads Trip to More Connected Operations

Examples in the railroad and airline industries show how sensor data and analytics can save millions of dollars in unplanned downtime and other operational inefficiencies.
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Sercos IP Core Now on FPGAs and SoCs
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Sercos IP Core Now on FPGAs and SoCs

The move to embed ever more industrial automation capabilities continues to pick up speed with the Sercos III protocol now available on Altera Cyclone chips.
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GE Drives the Brilliant Factory Concept Home

Hardly an easy customer, GE corporate operations push GE Intelligent Platforms to get the automation and data intelligence they need to improve efficiencies.
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Beckhoff Automation: PC-based Control Software Gets Object-Oriented Extensions

Called “the most significant upgrade since 1996,” TwinCAT PC-based control software now has object-oriented IEC 61131-3 extensions and support for C and C++ programming languages.
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Bosch Rexroth: Decentralized Servo Drive with Multi-Ethernet

Using a Multi-Ethernet interface, the IndraDrive Mi enables simple realization of modular machine concepts and varied automation structures with one single type of hardware.
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Prepare to Advance Your Automation Career

Gregory K. McMillan, book author, blogger and retired Senior Fellow from Solutia/Monsanto, shares concepts that have personally guided his career.
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Average rank order of following six security priorities.
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State of IT Security -- A Study of Utilities and Energy Companies

Starting in 2012, the AW staff will provide "snapshots" of white papers, technical research or surveys in the factory and plant automation space.
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Schneider Electric: Wireless Valve Controller

The VC10 Valve Controller, added to the company’s Accutech wireless sensor network product line, is a battery-powered wireless field device used to control pneumatic valves in hazardous locations.
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Smaller Form Factor
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Controller Software Brings Scalability to Smaller Form Factor PACs

Rockwell Automation promoted its increased scalability in controllers during last November’s Automation Fair. Now the controller software is catching up with the hardware.
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Publisher’s Perspective: Automation and Social Responsibility

I have come to believe that innovation and automation have a far deeper reach into our society than just the future of job creation.
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Internet of Things Interview
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Automation World Sourced for Radio Program

The feature article, “Manufacturing and the Internet of Things,” in Automation World’s October 2011 issue piques the interest of WHYY in Philadelphia for use in its NewsWorks Tonight radio program.
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Witt-Gasetechnik: Packaging: Gas Mixer with Digital Mass Flow Controller

KM-Flow gas mixer with digital mass flow controller targets food industry packaging that requires a protective atmosphere, especially in a fully-automatic inert gas packaging process with permanent mo
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Moore Industries: Wireless Network Module for Field Sites

WNM Wireless Network Module sends process signals between remote field sites in rugged or impassable terrain.
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