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On the Edge
Vision-Guided Technology Enables Complex Robotic Painting
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How Laser Scanners and Non-Contact Encoders Are Changing Robotic Applications

Painting robots can save time and waste, and the technology is not as far off as you may think.
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Robotic cucumber harvester. Source: www.ieee-ras.org
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Data-Driven Food Processing Extends to the Farm

Just like their food processing counterparts, U.S. food farmers are using data-based decisions to maximize production and increase profitability.
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Optimize Supply Chain Risk Management

The industrial equipment manufacturers that see the best return on their investment in risk management are those that make it a priority, centralize responsibility and invest aggressively.
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Transient Recorder System

TraNET EPC transient recorder system provides up to 64 channels in one system.
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DAQ Platform With Single-Slot Chassis

New single-slot NI CompactDAQ chassis supports wireless, USB and Ethernet buses, giving engineers and scientists the portability of a data logger with the performance and flexibility of modular
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Perspective
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Adapting Packaging Machines to PLC Control

An Automation World LinkedIn group member seeks advice on how best to convert his packaging machine designs for PLC control and avoid technology supplier pressure to buy all system components from one
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Data Acquisition and Display Station

New model series of data acquisition and display stations comes with a touchscreen operator interface.
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Upgraded Safety
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Safer Panelboard Gets U.S. Patent

ProLine Panelboard from ABB was designed for applications where increased uptime, power reliability and safety are critical. 
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Digital Diagnostics

Half of the respondents to a recent Automation World survey indicate that they do not use the smarts—the advanced diagnostics—available in their Hart and Foundation Fieldbus devices.
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Omron Advances Integrated Logic, Motion, Vision Control

In an effort to distinguish itself in the arena of high-speed machine control, Schaumburg, Ill.-based Omron Industrial Automation, a division of Japanese electronics giant Omron, is releasing what
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Tips For Good OEE

Users and vendors explain how they have been able to boost the efficiency of their equipment by monitoring and controlling those factors within their manufacturing operations that have a direct impact
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Optimizing Maintenance through Information

Establishing an efficient and effective maintenance team requires sufficient and timely information.
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HMI Technology Leap?
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German Conference Shows HMI Technology Potential

Keyboard, mouse and touchscreen dominate the realm of human interfaces to machines. Once again the world of information technologies could be a valuable provider of ideas for automation.
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