Greenfield
Factory Automation
Neil
Batch Processing
Hand
Process Automation
Reynolds
Packaging Automation
Campbell
On the Edge
For this metal industry plant, the production goal was seven-minute cycles per crane to move metal coils weighing 1 to 20 tons.
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Automating Gantry Crane Operations

Metals manufacturers use laser-guided sensors, PC-based control and a robust object-avoidance system to stack 20-ton metal coils almost entirely with automation.
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3 Things Your System Integrator Wishes You Knew
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3 Things Your System Integrator Wishes You Knew

In this open letter to end-users, a system integrator offers some suggestions on how to make a good client-integrator relationship even better.
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Electronic Batch Records: A Story of Workflow Improvement
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Electronic Batch Records: A Story of Workflow Improvement

The story of electronic batch records began as a way to streamline regulatory compliance. Now these records can also help users produce higher-quality batches and ensure optimal workflow.
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ABB Acquires Electric Vehicle Charging, Paper Processing Technologies

The ABB Group (www.abb.com), the multinational power and automation technologies company with headquarters in Zurich, has recently added two new companies to its arsenal: Swedish manufacturer Lorentze
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Line of 11 Pressure Sensors

Line of 11 pressure sensors combine the advantages of a display, measuring transducer and pressure switch into a single device.
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European Technology On Stage

With forecast sales of 60 million Euros for 2011—greater than in the record year of 2008—Rittal (www.rittal.com) told a conference of the technical press as the company celebrated its 50th anniversary
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Wireless Ethernet for Video Surveillance

Line of 5.8 GHz long range wireless Ethernet solutions let you  build line-of-sight, point-to-multipoint wireless Ethernet connections that link “fringe” IP devices such as video surveillance cameras
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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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Centers of Automation: USA and Germany

Editor’s Note: Publishing a print publication globally is cost-prohibitive, but global automation professionals crave global information.
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Bluetooth Ethernet Gateway

The 758-915 Bluetooth Ethernet gateway wirelessly transfers Ethernet protocols such as Profinet, MODBUS/TCP or EtherNet/IP via Bluetooth 2.0.
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The Beauty of Adopting Commercial Technologies

The amount of money expended on research and development for commercial technology exceeds the size of the industrial automation market.
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Switches with Extended Operating Temperatures

New BasicLine, ValueLine and PremiumLine unmanaged, “lean managed” and fully managed industrial Ethernet switches provide a variety of options for gigabit operation, power over Ethernet (PoE) and
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Heat Wave And Demand-Response Automation

Times of extreme temperature swings, like the summer of 2011’s U.S. heat wave, underscore the push by utilities to have more industrial power users become part of their demand-response programs.
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