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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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Shale Plays Create Opportunities, Challenges for Automation

As oil producers look for increased efficiencies, particularly within the unconventional exploration and production space, they will make the spend on automation, but will want it to come cheaper.
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Five 200 kW Capstone microturbines are packaged in a single container.
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Phoenix Contact Goes Off the Grid for Earth Day and Beyond

U.S. headquarters facility expansion adds a new natural-gas-based heating, cooling and power system that will generate electricity and reduce waste for the company.
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Need MES/MOM Software? Get Educated

In keeping with the goal of exploring the opportunities and challenges organizations face as they travel the real-time software journey, this column focuses on education.
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Raw Materials Costs Top List of Concerns for Manufacturers

Cost-saving pressure on engineering managers is likely to increase as manufacturing executive management seeks to offset rising costs for raw materials over the next six months.
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New Operator Panels with Upgraded iX Software

A new line of operator panels, called the ix Panel TxA, offers three different sizes and comes equipped with the company's upgraded iX 1.30 software.
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Temperature Signals without RTD Input Card

TTM series of temperature transmitters feature an analog output that eliminates the need for specialized resistive temperature detector (RTD) PLC input cards, saving the user the expense associated wi
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Food/Beverage: Process Genealogy Supports Traceability

While food and beverage producers are watching legislative developments very closely, they should also take the time before any legislation becomes law to fully evaluate their current food safety an
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Safety Input/Output Modules

SafetyBridge I/O modules expand the company’s SafetyBridge system, which can be implemented using any automation network.
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Oil and Gas: Recovery, Is Thy Name Shale Gas?

Could shale gas energize the economy? Possibly. “The production of natural gas from shale formations has rejuvenated the natural-gas industry,” states the U.S.
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German Cost Accounting

Paul Sharman, ACMA, former CEO of the Institute of Management Accountants, says German accounting systems developed in response to a financial accounting system that was highly defined by government r
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Enterprise Connectivity Takes the Weight of Precious Metals Recycling

Stillwater Mining Company (Columbus, MT) deals in palladium, platinum and associated metals, which it obtains from its mines in Montana and from recycling spent catalyst material.
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Understanding Operations Management Resource Flows

This approach to costing is not common because it focuses on supporting operations managers rather than on financial reporting.
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