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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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Quantitative Easing: What’s On the Horizon for Manufacturing

It may simply be time for the market to take a breather from what has been an exhilarating run up. Total manufacturing employment for the past 12 months is 0.1 percent above last year.
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Operator Panels

New iX Panel TxA operator panels, available in a variety of display sizes, feature the company’s upgraded iX software with multiple drivers to communicate with most automation equipment.
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Through Augusta, LMI can expand distribution channels for its Gocator 3D measurement sensor.
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Machine Vision Merger: LMI Joins Augusta

LMI Technologies, a Vancouver, B.C., Canada maker of 3D laser measurement sensors for industrial measurement and control applications (www.lmi3d.com), has sold 100 percent of its shares to join August
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Embedded PLCs with Ethernet

The FMD88-10 and the FMD1616-10 are Ethernet-equipped programmable logic controllers (PLCs) for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
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Rockwell Automation Acquires U.K. Service Provider

Milwaukee-based automation supplier Rockwell Automation (www.rockwellautomation.com) has purchased Lektronix, an independent industrial automation product repair and service provider in Europe and Asi
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Wireless Gateways, Nodes for Sensor Networks

SureCross Performance Wireless I/O gateways and nodes feature a high-power radio frequency (RF) architecture with 1-Watt transmit power in the 900 MHz ISM band.
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MES/MOM Delivers Power to the People

Food and beverage is just one industry in which users are adopting pre-integrated manufacturing operations software solutions that are delivering actionable information in weeks and ROI in two years o
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Integrated I/O Controller

The PEC-3710 integrated I/O controller features an AMD LX800 500 MHz controller with 16-channel analog input, 4-channel analog output and 32-channel isolated digital input/output.
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Case Packing: Robot Rescues Crew from Heavy Loads

The three-person crew manning end-of-line-packaging operations at the Recochem Consumer Packaging Division (Canada) plant in Edmonton, Alberta, were being pushed to the limit as they struggled to keep
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Icon-based Interface for Mobile Diagnostics

A new icon-based user interface for the 475 Field Communicator features graphical menus and “dashboards” that provide a clear view of a device’s operating health.
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