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New Mechatronics Test Launched
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New Mechatronics Test Launched

The pilot testing period for the ‘PLCs 2’ test, a part of PMMI’s Mechatronics Certificate Program, is open through July 3.
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Finding Big Data Value in the Fog
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Finding Big Data Value in the Fog

While enterprise analytics are happening in the cloud, manufacturers should be looking to distributed analytics—or fog computing—for real-time intelligence processed at the edge devices in the plant.
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Autonomous Cars and Automotive Manufacturing

To capitalize on this emerging market, suppliers will need to expand their manufacturing capabilities, increase collaboration with non-traditional partners, and accelerate the product development proc
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Cenit: Digital Factory Software Platform

FASTSUITE Edition 2 combines machine based simulation, offline programming for robotics, virtual work cell layout, and component handling in one platform.
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Bell-Everman: Linear Positioning Stage

The ServoSpline positioning stage's drive mechanism provides backlash-free motion and simplified control.
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Rockwell Automation Targets Pharma, Medical Devices with Updated MES Offering
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Rockwell Automation Targets Pharma, Medical Devices with Updated MES Offering

PharmaSuite v7.0 tracks both batch and discrete operations while adding a serialization function that can trace individual units across the supply chain.
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Beckhoff at Hannover Fair 2015
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Beckhoff at Hannover Fair 2015

At this year's Hannover Fair, Beckhoff focused key aspects of its exhibit on Industry 4.0, PC-based control and industrial I/O.
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Wago at Hannover Fair 2015
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Wago at Hannover Fair 2015

Martin Paulick, Wago's automation product manager, explains the company's new DNP3 protocol implementation for smart grid, water/wastewater and oil & gas applications. The DNP3's Configuration software is also highlighted.
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Revisiting Energy Savings with Drives Technology
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Revisiting Energy Savings with Drives Technology

Chances are you’re aware that using variable speed drives can dramatically lower motor energy use, saving your facility large sums of money every year.
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5 Keys to Automated Quality Inspection
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5 Keys to Automated Quality Inspection

How the quality control processes at BMW’s motorcycle production facility in Berlin leads to a discussion of the critical elements of automated quality inspection.
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 The Shifting Role of System Integrators
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The Shifting Role of System Integrators

Automation vendors are building more strategic relationships with integrators in an effort to offer holistic—and proactive—services.
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Can a $35 Computer Save Engineering Education?
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Can a $35 Computer Save Engineering Education?

A look at how inexpensive, open-source hardware, software, and computer games are fighting the engineering skills crisis.
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Safety and Security Should Go Hand in Hand

Process safety and cybersecurity can be deeply intertwined, with one type of incident easily affecting the other. But more than that, there is much that security lifecycles can learn from the more longstanding tradition of safety.
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