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On the Edge
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

A brief look at two of the many exhibits visited on our first day at Hannover Fair 2015.
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A Move to X-ray Inspection in the Plant
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A Move to X-ray Inspection in the Plant

The recent Kraft recall shines a spotlight on the need for better quality control systems in food processing. Is X-ray the answer?
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Mobile Operator Interface Gets Key Updates
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Exclusive: Mobile Operator Interface Gets Key Updates

Opto 22’s new release of the groov mobile operator interface system features event notifications, a data simulator, development environment improvements, and platform selection options.
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Trending: Human-Robot Collaboration
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Inside the Human-Robot Collaboration Trend

Specific demands from a range of manufacturing industries are driving the rapid development of cage-free robots that can work alongside or in close proximity to humans. Here’s a look at some of the latest developments.
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A United Industrial Network
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A United Industrial Network

The availability of the Field Device Integration developer tools signals a new era of device interoperability in process automation.
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Reusable Robotics Software Modules
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Reusable Robotics Software Modules

Expanding its FAST application toolbox, Lenze adds standardized and reusable robotics software modules that don’t require previous knowledge of robotics for users to be able to integrate kinematics in
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Creating a Prioritized List for Your Automation Roadmap
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Creating a Prioritized List for Your Automation Roadmap

Identify where existing capabilities are furthest from aligning with what will be needed to achieve business and production goals.
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Remote Diagnostics Ride the Rails

Through a wireless connection and FactoryTalk software from Rockwell Automation, the technical support staff at Loram Maintenance helps the 10-operator crew in the field to diagnose and repair problem
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Manufacturing Surges in Bright U.S. Economy

Though leading indicators are beginning to trend lower, the U.S. economy continues to shine.
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Manufacturing in America: The State of the Industry
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Manufacturing in America: The State of the Industry

From capital reserves and energy independence to insourcing and rising employment, all factors are aligned to support a long-term upsurge in U.S. manufacturing.
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Industry View
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Modular Control Architectures Eliminate Restraints

A new approach would have a common I/O network shared by all controllers and all field devices to support a deterministic communication standard.
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