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Alliance to Foster Internet of Things Interoperability
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Alliance to Foster Internet of Things Interoperability

The Open Interconnect Consortium and the Industrial Internet Consortium have reached an agreement focusing on the interoperability technology to support an industrial grade Internet of Things architectural framework.
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A redundant Ethernet switch fabric between the controller and I/O level allows differing levels of redundancy to mix freely in t
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GE Argues for Ethernet Backbone

With Ethernet communications so prevalent and cost-effective at the upper levels of process control, it makes sense to take it to the lowest level of the architecture, replacing the traditional rack-based approach.
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The Connected Smart Bottle Is Calling
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The Connected Smart Bottle Is Calling

Thinfilm and Diageo plc partner on a prototype that uses printed sensor tags and near field communication to deliver personalized messages from a bottle on the store shelf to consumers’ smartphones.
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How to Approach Mobile Manufacturing
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5 Questions for Mobile Manufacturing

By answering the right questions, you can reap the benefits of incorporating mobile technology into your operations through careful consideration of key issues.
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Voice-activated commands for machines
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Voice-activated commands for machines

At PACK EXPO East, Beckhoff demonstrated how Google Glasses connected directly to a cloud server make it possible to adjust machine speeds with voice-activated commands.
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Industrial Internet Journey Begins with Asset Management
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Industrial Internet Journey Begins with Asset Management

At the forefront of Industrial Internet technology development and deployment, GE is devoting significant amounts of research into the transformation of technology, people and processes across industries. GE’s Chief Technology Strategist offers insights into how the journey toward the Industrial Internet goal is progressing.
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Get Rid of Dead MRO Inventory

As your production assets evolve over time and your maintenance, repair and overhaul inventory is no longer aligned, don’t let it become a drag on operational excellence.
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Reality Modeling and Its Potential in Manufacturing
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Reality Modeling and Its Potential in Manufacturing

Bentley Systems acquisition of Acute3D, and its alliance with Siemens PLM, could affect how production lines are designed and automated.
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Don't Just React to Problems, Get an Automation Roadmap
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Don't Just React to Problems, Get an Automation Roadmap

Gain process reliability and leverage emerging technologies by understanding your operations, processes, threats and opportunities.
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Pharmaceutical Plants in Flux
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Pharmaceutical Plants in Flux

As the industry struggles with new competitive pressure, the move is on from batch to continuous processing in an effort to increase manufacturing agility, improve product quality, and lower operation
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Control Room Design: Let the Sunshine In

Fox Architects, the design firm behind Emerson Process Management’s $5 million Integrated Operations Center in Round Rock, Texas, explains some of the design elements that went into building a state-of-the-art control room.
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The new DCS provides a window on compression by incorporating performance metrics and the situational display of production info
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Remote Monitoring Keeps Natural Gas Moving

A proprietary control system with no remote monitoring threatened business margins and compressor engine health for a natural gas delivery company. A new DCS provided new insights.
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Has your operation implemented an asset management strategy?
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Cover Your Assets

According to an Automation World survey, plants from all industries are finding benefits and significant ROI from their asset management programs, though some still don't see what all the fuss is
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