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Sercos IP Core Now on FPGAs and SoCs
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Sercos IP Core Now on FPGAs and SoCs

The move to embed ever more industrial automation capabilities continues to pick up speed with the Sercos III protocol now available on Altera Cyclone chips.
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GE Drives the Brilliant Factory Concept Home

Hardly an easy customer, GE corporate operations push GE Intelligent Platforms to get the automation and data intelligence they need to improve efficiencies.
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Mobile HMI: Facilities Technician Accesses Essential Information

A compact operator interface running on an Android smartphone securely monitors and controls compressors, lighting, air conditioning units and more.
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A Standard for the Internet of Things?
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A Standard for the Internet of Things?

Efforts in the U.K. to create an interoperability standard for the Internet of Things gets big backing from ARM, IBM, Intel, and VeriSign, among many others. But can it deliver?
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Modules Ease Wi-Fi Integration for Industrial and IoT Applications

Texas Instruments has introduced connectivity modules for its WiLink 8 to integrate processors, software and development tools, also adding features that make them more suitable for industrial applica
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Clear-label sensor
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Clear-label sensor

A clear-label sensor from Lion features all push-button controls as opposed to more conventional screw adjustments. Though designed primarily for clear film labels, it can also be used on paper labels.
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Robotic case erector can integrate or standalone
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Robotic case erector can integrate or standalone

Robotic case erector connects with other end-of-line systems, or can stand alone.
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Covering a wide range of certified pre-owned equipment
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Covering a wide range of certified pre-owned equipment

The Frain Group provides an overview of their certified pre-owned equipment dealership. The company specializes in a wide range of equipment, from pumps or small pieces of labeling equipment, up to completely integrated lines.
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All (is Mostly) Quiet on the Business Intelligence Front
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All (is Mostly) Quiet on the Business Intelligence Front

Despite years of promotion as a key tool for business decision-making, business intelligence software is not yet a priority for many manufacturers. But that may soon be changing.
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The Effect of Oil Prices on Automation Spending

Global Automation Research says that its five-year growth forecast for process instrumentation and automation is still on track, despite a significant drop in crude oil prices. But that may not last.
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Anti-vibration Technology
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Anti-vibration Technology

The Bosch-Rexroth anti-vibration technology, demonstrated on a two-axis delta style robot, makes it possible to increase packaging machinery speed by 33%.
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Intuitive, simple belt pin operation
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Intuitive, simple belt pin operation

Habasit America demonstrated a new feature on its established micropitch belt, the SaniClip. A typical belt requires a screwdriver or other dedicated tool to pull a pin. The SaniClip uses a specialized belt pin that can be hand-pulled. Color-coding identifies the features location on the belt.
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The Next Step in Sustainable Manufacturing
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The Next Step in Sustainable Manufacturing

Once you've eliminated your air and hydraulic leaks, improved your lighting efficiency and reduced water consumption, what more can you do? The U.S. Department of Commerce provides a roadmap.
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