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Internet of Things and Field Level Connections
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Internet of Things and Field Level Connections

While much of the attention around the Industrial Internet of Things, Cloud Computing and Big Data centers on the benefits to high-level applications such as automated supply chain communications, none of it is possible without the ability to gather the granular data generated at the field device or sensor level.
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The Hidden Layer of Device Interoperability
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Device Interoperability: The Hidden Layer

Control and asset management systems are appreciated for their ability to ease configuration, management and diagnostics of intelligent devices in the field.
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Michael Gurney, CEO of Concept Systems Inc.
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An ROI Approach to Budgeting

Detailed evaluation of anticipated return on investment for each prioritized project helps gain project approval and maximize project results.
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Remote Diagnostics Ride the Rails

Through a wireless connection and FactoryTalk software from Rockwell Automation, the technical support staff at Loram Maintenance helps the 10-operator crew in the field to diagnose and repair problem
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Manufacturing Surges in Bright U.S. Economy

Though leading indicators are beginning to trend lower, the U.S. economy continues to shine.
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Manufacturing in America: The State of the Industry
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Manufacturing in America: The State of the Industry

From capital reserves and energy independence to insourcing and rising employment, all factors are aligned to support a long-term upsurge in U.S. manufacturing.
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Modular Control Architectures Eliminate Restraints

A new approach would have a common I/O network shared by all controllers and all field devices to support a deterministic communication standard.
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Girls compete to build the tallest tower that will stand on its own.
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Girls Join Forces to Learn About Engineering

At the Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day at Siemens’ West Chicago facility, hundreds of girls got a chance to exercise their brains and collaborative skills in a fun environment.
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Wireless and the Connected Factory
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Wireless and the Connected Factory

The business potential surrounding the Internet of Things is drawing numerous types of established companies toward the manufacturing industries.
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Cybersecurity Preparedness Doesn’t Measure Up

According to a recent survey, 60 percent of oil and gas companies do not have an incident response plan in place, despite the growing awareness of cybersecurity concerns.
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New Network Testing Toolset
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New Network Testing Toolset

Fluke Networks expands its product portfolio to include affordable hand-held testers with automated reporting through a centralized cloud service.
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HTML5 in Industrial Web Application
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HTML5 in Industrial Applications

Now that HTML5 has become the global web standard, why not use it to benefit industrial application development?
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The sleek, hygienic design of the RoboLoader includes a delta-styled robot from Codian Robotic's powered by a B&R control system
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Simplifying Machine-Robot Integration

This robotic case packer’s sleek, hygienic design appeals to producers of packaged salads. But it’s the controls package that brings the most tangible benefits.
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