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Massive Layoffs: Still a Skills Shortage?

The oil and gas industry is facing significant job cutbacks. Considering that fact, fewer companies name the skills shortage as a barrier to growth, according to DNV GL’s latest survey results. But that doesn’t mean they can ignore the issue.
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Alliance to Foster Internet of Things Interoperability
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Alliance to Foster Internet of Things Interoperability

The Open Interconnect Consortium and the Industrial Internet Consortium have reached an agreement focusing on the interoperability technology to support an industrial grade Internet of Things architectural framework.
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A redundant Ethernet switch fabric between the controller and I/O level allows differing levels of redundancy to mix freely in t
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GE Argues for Ethernet Backbone

With Ethernet communications so prevalent and cost-effective at the upper levels of process control, it makes sense to take it to the lowest level of the architecture, replacing the traditional rack-based approach.
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Ethernet Networks: Addition Gets Easier

Adding Ethernet ports to peripherals makes it simpler to add equipment to networks, while paying attention to cabling and protocol details ensures success. 
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Gateway for In-the-Cabinet Distributed I/O

BL20 Economy gateways for EtherNet/IP and Modbus TCP provide a flexible in-the-cabinet system for distributed I/O.
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Wireless Gateways and Nodes

SureCross Performance Wireless I/O gateways and nodes feature a high-power radio frequency (RF) architecture with 1-Watt transmit power in the 900 MHz ISM band.
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Modbus Gateway Communications Module

The MB-Gateway is a single port Modbus Gateway module that converts Modbus TCP to Modbus RTU.
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What Do National Debt Problems Mean to Me?

Two fears have invaded the business world. One is the potential expansion of the European debt crisis. The other is the gridlock in Washington in regards to increasing the U.S. debt ceiling.
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Linear Motor Moves Small Masses

MCL ironless linear motors position small masses with  precision and maximum synchronization, according to the company.
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Fan Builder Seeks Ideal Motor

In San Bernardino, Calif., industrial fan manufacturer MacroAir Technologies continues to refine its unique air circulation products for better efficiency.
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IT Supports Lean Thinking

As automation professionals become more versed in Lean principles, they are ignoring the maxim that Lean manufacturing and information technology don’t mix.
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Flow Meter for Water/Wastewater

FPI Mag (Full Profile Insertion) flow meter offers forward and reverse flow measurement.
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Atlanta's New S70 Streetcar

The S70 streetcars are three-section, bi-directional, double-articulated, six axle, low-floor vehicles, constructed of low alloy high-tensile steel and composite materials.
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