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On the Edge
Are You Spending too Much on Automation?
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Are You Spending too Much on Automation?

To find out if you should automate or stick with a manual process, answer these five questions.
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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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U.S. Machine Tool Consumption Jumps by 85 Percent in 2010

Four months of consecutive growth following last fall’s IMTS show marks a first for the monthly survey.
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Cyber Attacks Victimize Oil and Gas Companies

The so-called Night Dragon attacks, believed to originate in China, have been ongoing since 2009, report says.
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ODVA Announces Plans to Develop Energy Initiative

The energy initiative will provide better visibility of energy data for plant personnel and management.
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Jim Chrzan, Publisher, Automation World

ARC 2011: Hot Loading and Grey Bearding

Two interesting new buzzwords I picked up here at ARC in Orlando yesterday are "hot loading" and "grey bearding".
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ARC 2011: Market Focus - Water/Wastewater

Below is a report from Automation World's Publisher, Jim Chrzan, at the ARC 2011 World Industry Forum, Orlando, Fla.
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ARC 2011: News & Product Announcements

(Updated 2/9/11) The first automation conference of 2011 is underway and see below for all the news and product announcements coming from the ARC 2011 World Industry Forum, Feb 8-11, Orlando, Fla.
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ARC 2011: Market Insights with Doug Donzelli, Apprion

Jim Chrzan, Publisher, Automation World, sat down with Doug Donzelli, CEO, Apprion, at the 2011 ARC World Industry Forum and filed this report.
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Hart Communication Foundation Executive Director Ron Helson (2nd from left) presents the 2010 Hart Plant of the Year Award to MO

MOL Danube Refinery Named Hart Plant of the Year

A 2002 decision to install Hart-enabled devices has paid off for the Hungarian refinery, with savings estimated at $2 million.
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MES/MOM Global Education Program Launched

A new certificate program from MESA International, as well as recent market research from Frost & Sullivan, may signal growing importance for manufacturing execution systems in today’s post-rece
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Factory-focused Ethernet Switches

A new series of compact Ethernet switches is focused on machine and factory automation applications.
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