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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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Hannover Fair 2015 Highlights: Day Two

In this video three exhibits are highlighted: Eaton’s XV300 multi-touch HMI/PLC device; Harting’s RFID-enabled, automated custom connector assembly workcell; and Siemens’ Industry 4.0 digitization showcase, illustrating hardware and software applications in continuous process, packaging, and automot
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Econofusion Reigns as 2012 Approaches

We are forecasting ongoing recovery in the United States through 2012 and into 2013—despite the negatives and because of the positives.
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Software New Product Briefs: Web Based SCADA, Machine Vision, more

New versions of five automation software products.
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Ethernet/IP-based Remote I/O Modules

Designed with 2,500 VDC isolation protections, this family of I/O modules is very resistant to field interference.
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Gary Mintchell, Editor In Chief, Automation World

The Future of Manufacturing Jobs

Entrepreneurial startups are the job generators of an economy. New jobs come from new industries, new ideas and expanding opportunities.
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M23 Circular Connectors

M23 circular connectors are designed for use outside the cabinet in machine and industrial automation applications.
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Marita Heath, Sixnet
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Linux Lives on a PLC

Many engineers program in C for control on Linux. It’s popular with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
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Wireless Sensor Network Standards
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Wireless Sensor Network Standards: On the Road to Convergence

Two similar wireless standards—WirelessHart and ISA 100.11a—are competing for dominance as the enabler of smart instrumentation and all its promised benefits.
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Renewegy engineer Greg Aykens was on hand for the raising of the Wago turbine. Renewegy specified WAGO's IP67-grade 756 Series c

Wago Wind Power Support Reaches New Heights

At its North American headquarters, Wago installs a 20kW Renewegy wind turbine system, which includes its connectors and other components and supports active energy management.
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Mashups and OEE

With the arrival and increasing implementation of the Internet of Things concept in manufacturing, the time has come to get familiar with some new terminology.
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IDEC Corporation : PLC with Embedded Ethernet

MicroSmart Pentra PLC with embedded Ethernet provides built-in Modbus TCP that simplifies controls network setup for remote maintenance, monitoring and control, and data acquisition.
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