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Automotive Supplier Collaborates with Cloud PLM
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Automotive Supply Chain Partners Collaborate Using Cloud PLM

The 300 members of Air International Thermal Systems global supply chain have begun collaborating using cloud-based product lifecycle management software to cut costs and accelerate deliveries.
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Reduce Risk and Costs by Improving Project Selection
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Reduce Risk and Costs by Improving Project Selection

Why taking the time early on to devise up-to-date project specifications saves time, money, and risk in the long run.
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Roka Bioscience is a manufacturer of food safety diagnostic systems
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System Integration for the Supply Chain

The manufacturing IT staff of food-safety test-system manufacturer Roka Bioscience increased efficiencies and compliance by choosing a metadata-based integration platform to pull together Oracle ERP, PLM and third-party systems data.
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Automation Loop: News from the Net, Jan. 4-14

With 2011 just starting to perk up with news and events, Automation World decided to "round-up" the most important automation news and stories from the last week or so, and list them below
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Linear stepper motors

Saia® ULE Series linear stepper motors from Johnson Electric are available in unipolar or bipolar configurations.
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Blocks, interconnect devices earn 100 kA SCCR

Select WAGO through-panel and chassis-mount terminal blocks, as well as interconnect devices have earned a 100 kA SCCR rating with appropriate fuses.
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Mounting brackets for photoelectric sensors

Pepperl+Fuchs' MH01-M18 mounting brackets, designed for use with the company’s ML17 series and M18 cylindrical photoelectric sensor families, provide an affordable way to mount sensors with
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Video: Embedded programming means no need for a separate robot controller

One EtherCat network connects the PLC to the Yaskawa drives on this robotic application. A co-processor from Online Development also contributes.
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Video: The iVu Plus image sensors offer Ethernet connectivity

This new series of image sensors includes both the integrated touch screen as well as the remote touch-screen display models.
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Follow the Path of Innovation

Last January, Automation World decided to whet readers’ appetites with features and columns devoted to automation innovations, which included survey results, interviews and good old analysis. 
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Small-Line Process Flowmeter

The ST98L In-Line Mass Flow Meter is designed to provide reliable flow measurement for any air or gas mixture in small process line sizes from 1 to 2 inches (25mm to 50mm) where superior accuracy is
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Flexible Industrial Wireless Transmitters

UWXL industrial wireless transmitters for process measurement are designed for a variety of applications, including temperature, infrared temperature, relative humidity, process transducers with stand
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Expanded Instrument Diagnostics

The vendor has expanded its Advanced Hart Diagnostics Suite on the Rosemount 3051S Series of instrumentation for pressure, flow and level measurement.
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