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Splunk and Kepware Join Forces Around Industrial Data
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Splunk and Kepware Join Forces Around Industrial Data

New alliance highlights increasing interest in industrial control systems market from the enterprise IT space.
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The Economics of Automation

The purpose of automation is not to eliminate jobs, but to give workers the tools they need to do their jobs faster and more productively.
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Mid-Range Backlash Precision Gearboxes Grind Forward

In both industrial and precision markets, 5-20 arc-min backlash-rated precision gearboxes are seeing the highest growth, offering a midpoint between high precision and industrial geared motors.
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Compact SCARA Robots

LS3-Series robots add one more arm size choice (400mm reach) to the company’s line of 10 robots with reaches ranging from 175mm to 1,000mm.
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Extended Power for AC Drives

The power range of the PowerFlex 755 AC drives has been extended to 900 kW/1350 Hp, and the line has added 600/690 volt ratings.
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Voltage-to-Frequency Converters

Two new 0-10VDC 859 Series Voltage-to-Frequency Converters provide output frequencies of 0-1.5KHz or 0-25KHz for pulse generation.
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Mechatronics in Packaging: Common Sense and Cutting Edge

Because of its high-tech aura, the term “mechatronics” lends itself to use, or misuse, as a marketing buzzword.
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Safety: Modular Controller

The PSR-TRISAFE/M modular safety controller makes it easy to expand I/O in a safety circuit.
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WiFi+Bluetooth Added to Wireless Module

The 802.11b/g wireless LAN + Bluetooth version 2.1+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) combination module minimizes piece parts while providing engineers with a cost-effective way to add both wireless technologi
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When Combining Technologies Makes Sense

There are classic combinations that work. Say, peanut butter and jelly. Or, chocolate and peanut butter.
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EtherNet/IP Added to AC Drives

MES automation enterprise plantwide view
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MES Decisions: Now Easier than Ever

Many manufacturers are realizing that their carefully crafted information flows have a big hole in them—between the automation and the enterprise. What’s missing is the plantwide view.
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Is Writing an Essential Skill for Engineers?

Technical skills may still be king, but engineers are finding that they also need a broad array of the so-called “soft” skills if they are going to be effective in today’s multidisciplinary teams.
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