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Heineken Bar Automation

A member of our Automation & Control Facebook group recently posted this 2012 video from Heineken that is sure to be of interest to Automation World readers.
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ABB Continues Divestment Strategy

The ABB Full Service business, which provides outsourced maintenance, is the fifth business that ABB is letting go in less than a year.
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How Behavior-Based Safety Could Become Mainstream

However you feel about behavior-based safety and its supposed shortcomings, a variety of emerging trends and factors are aligning to make an actual BBS system both more achievable and more effective.
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New HMI Standard Almost Ready for Viewing

The ISA101 committee expects to be able to publish the standard in the fourth quarter of this year, providing guidance that industry has been clamoring for.
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Looking for Controls Engineering Skills? Try Certified Systems Integrators

The Control System Integrators Association partnered with Automation World to develop a survey that would provide an overview of how the manufacturing industries see system integrators.
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BYOD Security in Perspective
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BYOD Security in Perspective

As personal computing devices began entering the industrial workspace in significant numbers through corporate deployments and adoption of BYOD programs, IT and engineering departments raised red flags. But are mobile devices any less secure than other networked computing devices in the plant?
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IE3 Motor Revenues Boosted by Regulations

Revenues for premium-efficiency motors are expected to almost double by 2018 as governments push to phase out standard models.
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3 Reasons to Use Mobile Technology in Manufacturing
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3 Reasons to Use Mobile Technology in Manufacturing

Mobiles devices are no longer just a consumer gadget. Tablets and smartphones are quickly becoming indispensable tools in production environments.
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Pharma Expo Conference Program Announced

Chicago conference in November, co-located with Pack Expo International, will include Manufacturing Operations, Compliance Trends and Pharmaceutical Packaging tracks.
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Cost Information for New Product Introductions

Cost modeling focused on decision support provides improved managerial insights and information.
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What Kind of MES Do You Need?

When considering what kind of manufacturing execution system (MES) your operations should have, you need to consider several factors related to technical and business needs, and particularly context.
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Maxon Motor Takes Part in Chase to Catch up with a Comet

After more than ten years of travel through space, the European space probe Rosetta has reached the comet Chury.
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Workforce, Competitive Pressures Push Services Growth

Automation services are expected to see more than 50 percent growth over a seven-year period as process industries look to solution providers for help outside their core competencies, according to new analysis from Frost & Sullivan.
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