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On the Edge
Alliance to Foster Internet of Things Interoperability
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Alliance to Foster Internet of Things Interoperability

The Open Interconnect Consortium and the Industrial Internet Consortium have reached an agreement focusing on the interoperability technology to support an industrial grade Internet of Things architectural framework.
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A redundant Ethernet switch fabric between the controller and I/O level allows differing levels of redundancy to mix freely in t
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GE Argues for Ethernet Backbone

With Ethernet communications so prevalent and cost-effective at the upper levels of process control, it makes sense to take it to the lowest level of the architecture, replacing the traditional rack-based approach.
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The Connected Smart Bottle Is Calling
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The Connected Smart Bottle Is Calling

Thinfilm and Diageo plc partner on a prototype that uses printed sensor tags and near field communication to deliver personalized messages from a bottle on the store shelf to consumers’ smartphones.
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RobotStudio Palletizing PowerPac

New programming software merges the features and benefits of a graphic system simulation tool with application programming software.
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Frequency Analysis Software

Frequency Analysis Software (FAS) allows tuning of servo control systems in the frequency domain, which is often preferred for systems with resonances or when the design engineer is comfortable
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5 EMI Core Functions

AMR Research, now part of Gartner and a Boston-based analyst firm, has identified five core functions every Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence application should possess:
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More Sausages Plus More Safety

Despite increasing levels of automation, there is still considerable human-machine interaction in packaging, and modern safety equipment suppliers are striving to make that interaction both productive
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Network Scanner/Recorder

The IntraVUE Plug is a hardware/software solution that can plug directly into any Ethernet network to monitor networks where there is no local computer available or isolated OEM or I/O networks
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Bringing Safety into the Productivity Equation

Modern safety standards, along with trends in networking, are enabling the safety function to have a positive impact on operational efficiency while also safeguarding people and property.
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NEMA Type 4X / IP66 Inverter

New NEMA Type 4X / IP66 inverter brings the benefits of smart, easy-to-use motor control to demanding applications like food and beverage processing, conveying, fan/pump control, and metalworking.
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Join the Discussion

Brass tacks. Nuts and bolts. Immediate problems and issues occasionally surface from time-to-time for operation personnel in factory and plant settings.
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Planetary Gearheads for Harsh Environments

Micron AquaTRUE planetary gearheads are 100% stainless steel and specifically designed to satisfy the demanding performance requirements of food, beverage and pharmaceutical handling, packaging
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