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Help for the Most Difficult Type of Manufacturing

Abnormal situation management for continuous processing is normal operating procedure for batch processing. A new starter kit from Rockwell Automation can give batch control programmers a leg up on coding the complicated starts, stops and holding steps in food, beverage and pharma process operations.
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The Automation Conference 2014 Scholarship Winners

Tri-County Technical College awards four students with David A. Harvey Memorial Scholarships.
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Low moisture foods include nuts, cereals, chocolate and more.
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Hygienic Equipment Design for Low Moisture Foods

The Alliance for Innovation and Operational Excellence (AIOE), founded in 2011 by PMMI—The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, brings together CPG production and engineering professionals with suppliers to address issues of common concern. Their latest guidance document covers hygienic equipment for low moisture foods.
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Enterprise Connectivity Takes the Weight of Precious Metals Recycling

Stillwater Mining Company (Columbus, MT) deals in palladium, platinum and associated metals, which it obtains from its mines in Montana and from recycling spent catalyst material.
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Understanding Operations Management Resource Flows

This approach to costing is not common because it focuses on supporting operations managers rather than on financial reporting.
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Fixed-mount Barcode Reader

DataMan fixed-mount barcode reader is powered by a proprietary vision chip called Cognex VSoC, which the company says gives it unmatched barcode reading performance and an ease-of-use.
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ABB India Net Profit Zoom

First quarter (1Q) net profit for ABB Ltd (India), the Indian unit of Swiss engineering major ABB, surged about nine-fold from a year ago, driven by short-cycle orders in the automation segment.
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Rebalancing the Manufacturing Supply Base for High Performance

Industrial manufacturers are finding the need to shift their manufacturing operations closer to customers to compete more effectively and grow in an increasingly demanding global market.
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CompactPCI Systems for Challenging Environments

Designed for control applications in challenging environments such as unmanned vehicles, launch vehicles, and commercial helicopters and aircraft, the CRS-C2I-3CC1 and CRS-C3I-3CB1 2-slot and 3-slot r
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Quantitative Easing: What’s On the Horizon for Manufacturing

It may simply be time for the market to take a breather from what has been an exhilarating run up. Total manufacturing employment for the past 12 months is 0.1 percent above last year.
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Operator Panels

New iX Panel TxA operator panels, available in a variety of display sizes, feature the company’s upgraded iX software with multiple drivers to communicate with most automation equipment.
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Through Augusta, LMI can expand distribution channels for its Gocator 3D measurement sensor.
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Machine Vision Merger: LMI Joins Augusta

LMI Technologies, a Vancouver, B.C., Canada maker of 3D laser measurement sensors for industrial measurement and control applications (www.lmi3d.com), has sold 100 percent of its shares to join August
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Embedded PLCs with Ethernet

The FMD88-10 and the FMD1616-10 are Ethernet-equipped programmable logic controllers (PLCs) for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
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