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Pairing Programmable Automation Controllers and Networks
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Pairing Programmable Automation Controllers and Networks

When using a programmable automation controller (PAC) that combines a processor and FPGA, the processing components offer different advantages, lending themselves to different communication tasks.
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Shale Plays Create Opportunities, Challenges for Automation

As oil producers look for increased efficiencies, particularly within the unconventional exploration and production space, they will make the spend on automation, but will want it to come cheaper.
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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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HART-IP Communicates Over IP-Based Ethernet

The HART Communication Foundation’s latest communication protocol leverages Ethernet capabilities to bring HART device information up to the enterprise level.
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Unconventional Oil Needs Unconventional Control

Shale drilling, exploration and production has relied on many of the same automation techniques as conventional oil recovery. But these are unconventional resources that require a fresh look at control demands.
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Why Partnership with a System Integrator is Critical
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Why Partnership with a System Integrator is Critical

Forging a long-term partnership with a system integrator, beyond the immediate scope of work, keeps complex control systems functioning at peak performance.
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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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