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Siemens Expands Analytical Operations in Houston

Going after a growing downstream oil and gas industry, Siemens Analytical Products and Solutions has increased its operation capacity by 50 percent by moving to a new facility and optimizing productio
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Hannover Fair 2015 Highlights: Day One

A brief look at two of the many exhibits visited on our first day at Hannover Fair 2015.
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Hannover Fair 2015 Highlights: Day Two

In this video three exhibits are highlighted: Eaton’s XV300 multi-touch HMI/PLC device; Harting’s RFID-enabled, automated custom connector assembly workcell; and Siemens’ Industry 4.0 digitization showcase, illustrating hardware and software applications in continuous process, packaging, and automot
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New Management Paradigms

Today’s leaders and managers must deal with continual, rapid change. Management techniques must track the business environment continuously, to assess change and adapt.
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pH/ORP Electrodes

The pH and ORP sensors feature durable polycarbonate bodies.
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Advantech Corporation: Palm-size Fanless Embedded Box PC

The unit's compact size, affordable price, robust performance and support for HDD and CompactFlash memory make it suitable for a range of embedded uses.
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Factory of the Future: Virtual PLC Grids?

After Automation World columnist Jim Pinto gave his prognostications for 2012, reader Phil Christopher offered his own vision for the factory of the future.
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New Products to Help Engineers Go From Prototype to Production

New, lightweight applications extend the benefits of cloud PLM to a new audience. The Autofill feature enables engineers to complete documentation for an entire BOM in one click.
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Advanced Process Control Aids Korean Ethylene Plant

LG Chem learned that it was possible to do such a large scope project in a relatively short period of time (eight months) and within budget.
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Automotive Aftermarket Sees Growth in 2012

The AIAA expects the average age of vehicles will continue to increase. This, coupled with continued growth in miles driven, will fuel the growth in aftermarket business.
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A New Paradigm for Wrapper Infeed

A new paradigm for feeding product into a wrapping machine is being commercialized. A video on the Beckhoff Automation website demonstrates the principle that packaging machine builders could apply to control the timing of randomly spaced products into a continuous feed wrapper.
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Shale Gas Ethane Remains Petrochemicals Game Changer

Overall, chemicals manufacturers continue to focus on improving efficiencies and on new leading-edge product innovations, as well as strengthening research and development (R&D) activities.
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