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On the Edge
Co-Created Products Come to Market
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Co-Created Products Come to Market

One year after the launch of FirstBuild, some of the first co-created products—designed though crowdsourcing of engineering and consumer input—are being released for sale.
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 Building the Automation Workforce
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Building the Automation Workforce

With a competitive local landscape and a growing skills gap, Michelin has developed an approach that ensures a steady stream of trained automation employees.
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 Constructive Disruption: A Vision of Smart Manufacturing
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Constructive Disruption: A Vision of Smart Manufacturing

Jim Wetzel, director of global reliability at General Mills and Chair of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition, asked attendees at The Automation Conference an important question: “Are You Read
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Practical Tips on Predictive Maintenance

Automation vendors offer advice about the best ways to go about predicting impending equipment malfunctions.
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The Oil Field as a Manufacturing Operation

Unlike wildcatting days when oil exploration had about a 10 percent chance of success, modern oil drilling has become more of a manufacturing process, with shale operations at close to 100 percent success rates. What does that mean for automation?
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Compact Safety System Fits High-Hazard Process Needs

Schneider Electric’s Tricon CX is a more compact and advanced version of its safety-instrumented systems that meets stricter demands for protection, risk reduction and asset availability.
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Internet of Things and Field Level Connections
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Internet of Things and Field Level Connections

While much of the attention around the Industrial Internet of Things, Cloud Computing and Big Data centers on the benefits to high-level applications such as automated supply chain communications, none of it is possible without the ability to gather the granular data generated at the field device or sensor level.
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The Hidden Layer of Device Interoperability
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Device Interoperability: The Hidden Layer

Control and asset management systems are appreciated for their ability to ease configuration, management and diagnostics of intelligent devices in the field.
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Michael Gurney, CEO of Concept Systems Inc.
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An ROI Approach to Budgeting

Detailed evaluation of anticipated return on investment for each prioritized project helps gain project approval and maximize project results.
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IT vs. Manufacturing: Get Along to Go Along

Implementing remote diagnostics requires good collaboration between IT and operations. Here are some things to consider if you want to achieve that.
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The Portable Plant
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The Portable Plant

Pfizer, GEA Pharma Systems, and G-CON Manufacturing unveil a modular manufacturing prototype that runs continuously and can quickly deliver customized quantities of drugs.
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Siemens Expands Analytical Operations in Houston

Going after a growing downstream oil and gas industry, Siemens Analytical Products and Solutions has increased its operation capacity by 50 percent by moving to a new facility and optimizing productio
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Hannover Fair 2015 Highlights: Day One
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Hannover Fair 2015 Highlights: Day One

A brief look at two of the many exhibits visited on our first day at Hannover Fair 2015.
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