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ABB Board Proposes Former Shell Exec as Its New Chairman

If approved by shareholders at ABB’s annual general meeting in April, Peter Voser will take over from Hubertus von Grünberg, who has decided not to stand for reelection.
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Exploring Automation for Shale

Leading into the inaugural Well Site Automation for Unconventional Oil & Gas next month in Houston, operators discuss the benefits of SCADA and other automation for their shale operations.
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Consortium Extends Focus to Industrial Network Determinism
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Consortium Extends Focus to Industrial Network Determinism

AVnu Alliance launches an industrial market segment to help craft standards defining how standard Ethernet can be used for synchronized networking in industrial control applications.
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Z1000 family of drives
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Yaskawa America, Inc: Drive Family for HVAC Applications

The Z1000 family of drives, comprised of a variable speed drive and a Bypass Package, is designed specifically for commercial HVAC applications.
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Facilities Management: School System SCADA Example

Manufacturing facility management can benefit from a highly customizable building management system to minimize energy costs and maintain efficiency, and examples can come from many places.
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Hannover Messe 2012: April 23-27, 2012

Hannover Messe 2012’s theme is “Technology meets Progress” and this international show, again, includes 8 international trade shows under one manufacturing umbrella.
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Weidmuller: Wireless Industrial Ethernet Modem

This Industrial Ethernet device (2.4Ghz, Wi-FiA) can be dropped into any existing network to provide wireless connections in process/automation applications, connecting to PLCs, DCS/SCADA, data logger
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Delivering Innovation Is More Important Than Ever

A steady flow of new ideas—turned into value-adding products, services or process improvements—can be a tremendous source of growth and vitality for companies in almost any industry.  Here are four st
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Costs Continue to Pressure Food & Beverage, Biotech, Pharma

After two years of relatively flat food prices, the food and beverage industry saw a return to inflationary food prices in 2011, notes Brian Todd, president and CEO of The Food Institute (www.foodinst
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Electronic Marshalling Overview

Summary: This 16-page white paper discusses electronic marshalling—eliminating “cross-marshalling” to wired discrete and 4-20mA devices—for brownfield and greenfield projects, as well as adding contro
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Schneider Growing
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Schneider Electric Adds To Drives Sales Force

Addition of 10 experienced automation and control sales organizations will achieve customer service; expand sales coverage.
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Saelig: All-in-One Ethernet Module

WIZ820io is a plug-in network module that offloads Internet tasks to a mini-board that includes WIZnet’s W5200 integrated circuit (TCP/IP hardwired chip + PHY), a mag-jack (RJ45 with transformer) and
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Wireless Sensor System
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New Sensor System Fills “Gap”

Designed with motion applications in mind, the new PowerGap sensor system supplies inductive power and signals from a fixed part to a moving part across an air gap, eliminating the need for cables.
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