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On the Edge
For this metal industry plant, the production goal was seven-minute cycles per crane to move metal coils weighing 1 to 20 tons.
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Automating Gantry Crane Operations

Metals manufacturers use laser-guided sensors, PC-based control and a robust object-avoidance system to stack 20-ton metal coils almost entirely with automation.
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3 Things Your System Integrator Wishes You Knew
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3 Things Your System Integrator Wishes You Knew

In this open letter to end-users, a system integrator offers some suggestions on how to make a good client-integrator relationship even better.
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Electronic Batch Records: A Story of Workflow Improvement
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Electronic Batch Records: A Story of Workflow Improvement

The story of electronic batch records began as a way to streamline regulatory compliance. Now these records can also help users produce higher-quality batches and ensure optimal workflow.
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3D Printing for Safety Critical Industries
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3D Printing for Safety Critical Industries

Lloyd’s Register Energy creates industry project to foster adoption of 3D printing in the safety critical and asset intensive industries.
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Automation Insights from Pack Expo 2014

Key Technology-Focused Interviews from Pack Expo 2014 in Chicago
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Automation's Environmental Benefit
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Automation's Environmental Benefit

Automation ultimately benefits the planet by helping to bring manufacturing back to the United States, where pollution is regulated.
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Avoiding Wrong Turns

Although everybody makes a wrong turn now and then on a project, these tips will go a long way to helping you avoid them.
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Finance View
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Manufacturing Metrics Are Leading Indicators, Aren’t They?

Though financial results are lagging indicators, they are too often the focus of management attention. Then manufacturing gets put on the hot seat.
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Los Alamos Laboratories technology is being licensed by Whitewood Encryption Systems.
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Promise of Real-Time Encryption at High Data Rates

After 20 years of development, Los Alamos National Laboratories is licensing cybersecurity technology based on quantum systems. If implemented on a wide scale, quantum key distribution technology could be the next frontier for truly secure industrial data systems.
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Translate Leadership to Organizational Capability/Maturity

Look at how your leadership can affect the six dimensions of maturity that are critical to organizational growth.
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Oil and Gas Industry's Effect on Variable Frequency Drives
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Oil and Gas Industry's Effect on Variable Frequency Drives

Global oil and gas operating and capital expenditures have grown significantly from 2009-2013. Though these spending rates are expected to be lower moving forward, the demand for industrial automation is expected to remain strong. Here's why.
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ABB Board Proposes Former Shell Exec as Its New Chairman

If approved by shareholders at ABB’s annual general meeting in April, Peter Voser will take over from Hubertus von Grünberg, who has decided not to stand for reelection.
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Exploring Automation for Shale

Leading into the inaugural Well Site Automation for Unconventional Oil & Gas next month in Houston, operators discuss the benefits of SCADA and other automation for their shale operations.
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