Greenfield
Factory Automation
Bassett
Batch Processing
Hand
Process Automation
Reynolds
Packaging Automation
Campbell
On the Edge
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Start State-Based Control with Baby Steps

As you introduce batch control philosophies to your continuous processes, you might want to start small—with a small part of the operation that could use it most—to make sure you have the buy-in you need for further expansion.
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Moving from State to State

Continuous process industries are finding that automating the typically manual processes that fall outside of steady-state operations leads to safer, more consistent, more productive environments.
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Improving Operations with Cloud-Based Enterprise Systems
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Improving Operations with Cloud-Based Enterprise Systems

iAutomation’s move to a unified cloud environment for ERP and CRM helps drive double-digit revenue gains and improve customer service.
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Product
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Access HMI/SCADA Via Smartphone

Mobile smartphones and tablets—such as iPhones, iPads and Androids—may access HMI/SCADA client screens created with the vendor’s Ignition product via the Ignition Mobile Module.
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Product
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Display Trends on Smartphones

The vendor’s Mobile software uses graphical Web page applications specifically designed for viewing on smartphones, including the iPhone, BlackBerry and Droid.
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Product
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Reduce Wi-Fi Roaming Downtime

AWK Series Industrial Wireless Access Points feature Turbo Roaming for easier, faster Wi-Fi roaming.
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Product
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Housing Adds Wireless Versatility

A compact metal housing rated for Class I, Division 1 hazardous locations is now available for the vendor’s intrinsically safe DX99 Wireless Node product line.
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Gerdau Ameristeel's Jacksonville, Fla., mini mill melts and rolls about 90 tons of steel an hour, or the equivalent of 750,000 c
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Mini-mill Operator Gets a Handle on Data

An OPC Server system enables Gerdau Ameristeel to better connect and manage its manufacturing operations.
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U.S. Manufacturing: Innovation or Bust

A recent news item on U.S. manufacturing, “ISM Factory Index Jumps to 60.8% in January,” touts manufacturing’s rebound for the last 18 months, and that’s the good news.
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Primer
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OMAC Shows Signs of Life

The Organization for Machine Automation and Control (OMAC) held its annual meeting in conjunction with the annual ARC Manufacturing Forum in Orlando Feb. 7–10.
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Primer
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Technically Innovative, Market-Savvy Machine Builders Will Thrive

“Machine tool builders remain the foundation of our manufacturing industry,” says Sal Spada, research director in discrete automation at ARC Advisory Group Inc. (www.arcweb.com), Dedham, Mass.
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Different Perspectives On Engineering Training

The article on engineering training for the future, “Future Engineers Need New Technology Education,” (Automation World, February, 2011, p.
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Drew Greenblatt, president of Marlin Steel Wire Products LLC.
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Making the Case for Automation

Drew Greenblatt, president of Marlin Steel Wire Products LLC, a Baltimore-based manufacturer of fabricated wire products, is a champion for automation.
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