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Panel discussion at the HSBC Made For Trade tour
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Global Trade Requires Advanced Manufacturing

At the Made for Trade tour in Chicago, advanced manufacturing, the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute and manufacturing workforce development training were all part of the discussion on how to revitalize manufacturing locally. Our own Pat Reynolds was there. The tour will also be making stops in Los Angeles, Houston, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.
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Photo source: Hirschman Products, a Belden Company
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Wanted: Wireless Communications Reliability

With its roots in wired industrial Ethernet networks, Parallel Redundancy Protocol is directly addressing concerns about wireless communications reliability.
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Merging Control and IT for OEMs
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Merging Control and IT for OEMs

Open Core Engineering development platform from Bosch Rexroth builds on open standards and technologies to allow control applications to work with higher level languages commonly used for IT applications.
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Resolution affects vision system quality. The image on the left was taken with 640x480 image sensor. The right photo is the same image taken with 1600x1200 sensor. Source: Teledyne Dalsa
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Smart Cameras vs. Multi-Camera Vision Systems and Other Choices

Industrial vision systems can improve quality or automate production, but choosing systems that match the application and ownership requirements can be confusing.
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Olive Producer Embraces Automation

The 100-year-old company's first foray into robotics involved installation of a robotic retort tray loader for their packaging line. Says the project engineer, “This experience really changed our mindset regarding automation.”
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Automotive Supplier Collaborates with Cloud PLM
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Automotive Supply Chain Partners Collaborate Using Cloud PLM

The 300 members of Air International Thermal Systems global supply chain have begun collaborating using cloud-based product lifecycle management software to cut costs and accelerate deliveries.
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Reduce Risk and Costs by Improving Project Selection
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Reduce Risk and Costs by Improving Project Selection

Why taking the time early on to devise up-to-date project specifications saves time, money, and risk in the long run.
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Roka Bioscience is a manufacturer of food safety diagnostic systems
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System Integration for the Supply Chain

The manufacturing IT staff of food-safety test-system manufacturer Roka Bioscience increased efficiencies and compliance by choosing a metadata-based integration platform to pull together Oracle ERP, PLM and third-party systems data.
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Automation World Focuses on  the Industrial Internet of Things
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Automation World Focuses on the Industrial Internet of Things

A new quarterly print supplement, companion e-book and newsletter dedicated to the topic of the Industrial Internet of Things set to debut this fall from Automation World.
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New Processors for Industrial Use
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New Processors for Industrial Use

The new Sitara AM437x processor from Texas Instruments offers real-time processing and support for industrial automation protocols.
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5 Keys to Successful Manufacturing Intelligence Implementation
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5 Keys to Successful Manufacturing Intelligence Implementation

Virtual Presentation: Sherwin Williams shares best practice information from the front lines of manufacturing intelligence systems implementation.
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Connecting Expertise Along the Supply Chain
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Connecting Expertise Along the Supply Chain

A combination of video, audio and data can be used to connect remote experts in the manufacturing supply chain to avert or solve production bottlenecks and train workers.
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Managing Relationships Among Operations, IT and Engineering
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Managing Relationships Among Operations, IT and Engineering

In an MES project, each of these actors has different goals and viewpoints that sometimes turn out to be almost confrontational. However, the contribution of each is critical to the success of the project and its subsequent maintenance and evolution.
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