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5 Keys to Automated Quality Inspection
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5 Keys to Automated Quality Inspection

How the quality control processes at BMW’s motorcycle production facility in Berlin leads to a discussion of the critical elements of automated quality inspection.
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 The Shifting Role of System Integrators
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The Shifting Role of System Integrators

Automation vendors are building more strategic relationships with integrators in an effort to offer holistic—and proactive—services.
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Can a $35 Computer Save Engineering Education?
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Can a $35 Computer Save Engineering Education?

A look at how inexpensive, open-source hardware, software, and computer games are fighting the engineering skills crisis.
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Nl Smart Grid Experts Discuss Electric Utility Plans and Challenges

Record high temperatures and months of drought in Texas have driven peak demand for electricity, setting the stage for NI Week’s Industry Experts Panel.
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Integrated Motion Over Ethernet Guide

Rockwell Automation and Cisco release a guidebook for OEMs and manufacturers detailing the deployment of integrated motion within a plant-wide Ethernet architecture.
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The pilot program had to handle the challenges of difficult terrain.
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Wireless Ethernet Empowers Petrobras Peru SCADA

Controllers and PLCs now have Ethernet ports. If they have an Ethernet port, they have the ability to be operated remotely, which is a huge benefit for companies like Petrobras.
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Arizona Utility Co-op Insists on a Single HMI

Global access to information is helping AEPCO and its small staff of engineers, operators and maintenance technicians ensure continuous system uptime, and its instance on a single human machine interf
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C Programmable Control System

Moacon is a programmable modular industrial control system that lets customers select and assemble just the modules needed for a specific requirement.
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In U.S., Exports Could Be Key

Manufacturing companies and wholesale distributors of all sizes are employing a number of different strategies to stay in the game in these challenging economic times.
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Global Food Manufacturer Tracks Operations

Microsoft SharePoint use continues to increase as more corporate information technology (IT) departments adopt it for providing a company-wide infrastructure for collaboration, information sharing a
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Lithium batter development is moving fast, like the Chevy Volt on the road.
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New Uses for Old Batteries

ABB and GM test Chevrolet electric vehicle batteries for storage and back-up power uses as well as selling power back to the grid. 
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Electrode-less Conductivity Measurement

Foxboro 876EC a 2-wire loop powered intelligent transmitter, when used with appropriate electrochemical sensors, provides measurement, local display and transmission of electrode-less conductivi
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Manufacturing And the Economy, According to Schneider Electric

At the beginning of 2011, manufacturing numbers were positive. But then the economy started showing signs of uncertainty.
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