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Five 200 kW Capstone microturbines are packaged in a single container.
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Phoenix Contact Goes Off the Grid for Earth Day and Beyond

U.S. headquarters facility expansion adds a new natural-gas-based heating, cooling and power system that will generate electricity and reduce waste for the company.
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Emerson Cluj Flow Center in Romania
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Emerson Expands European Manufacturing, Engineering Services

US$76 million investment in new facilities in Romania strengthens Emerson’s growing global manufacturing and engineering services network.
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The Amazon.com-Magnetic Encoder Connection
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The Amazon.com-Magnetic Encoder Connection

Posital CEO Christian Leeser contends that magnetic encoders’ combination of extreme environment durability, energy harvesting capabilities, high-precision and a smaller footprint will lead the techno
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Automation at Nestle Brings Back Baby Food Line

A range of shelf-stable, microwavable, ready meals for babies and toddlers showed promise a few years ago. But packaging operations had to be optimized to make it viable.
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Jennifer Neumann of Foley Lardner
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Tips for Filling Skilled Manufacturing Positions

The next generation of manufacturing involves a highly skilled workforce working strategically within a knowledge-based economy.
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Automation Line Designed for Change
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Automated Assembly Line Designed for Change

Flextronics’ Universal Automation Line is an assembly line comprised of multiple stations that can be changed to adapt to new products or production processes.
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Why Agile Operations Are Key

See how increased operational agility is helping manufacturers achieve operational excellence.
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The staff of Waukesha County Technical College’s Automation Technologies/Electronics Laboratory. Source: ABB
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ABB Donation Furthers Motor Drives Education

“Democases” enable Automation Technology Program students at Waukesha County Technical College in Wisconsin to use latest technology in lab work and applications.
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A Peak Inside the Manufacturing Renaissance
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A Peek Inside the Manufacturing Renaissance

In effort to quantify all the talk about a manufacturing resurgence in the United States, Automation World conducted a survey of its readers to get a better idea of what this renaissance feels like—or if it even exists—on the front lines of manufacturing.
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Ford Uses Google Earth for Manufacturing Collaboration
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Ford Uses Google Earth for Manufacturing Collaboration

Using Google Earth technology, Siemens PLM creates the IntoSite cloud-based application for Ford to navigate global manufacturing sites and share best practice information.
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From left, WTCS Board President Drew Petersen; D & S Human Resources Manager Sherrie Hein; D&S Manufacturing  Vice President and General Manager John Barkley; and Lee Rasch, president of Western Technical College.
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D&S Manufacturing Lauded for Supporting Industrial Education

Plate-metal fabricator receives Futuremakers Partner Award from the Wisconsin Technical College System Board for furthering welding skills and offering scholarships.
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Understanding Relays

This podcast explores the basic types and functions of relays, including electromechanical and solid state.
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Endress + Hauser Sensors and Components
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Endress+Hauser Offers Customized Sensors, Components

Automation instrumentation vendor Endress+Hauser is now offering customized pressure sensors and components, as well as design support services, to the North American OEM machine market.
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