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On the Edge
Co-Created Products Come to Market
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Co-Created Products Come to Market

One year after the launch of FirstBuild, some of the first co-created products—designed though crowdsourcing of engineering and consumer input—are being released for sale.
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 Building the Automation Workforce
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Building the Automation Workforce

With a competitive local landscape and a growing skills gap, Michelin has developed an approach that ensures a steady stream of trained automation employees.
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 Constructive Disruption: A Vision of Smart Manufacturing
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Constructive Disruption: A Vision of Smart Manufacturing

Jim Wetzel, director of global reliability at General Mills and Chair of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition, asked attendees at The Automation Conference an important question: “Are You Read
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Marita Heath, Sixnet
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Linux Lives on a PLC

Many engineers program in C for control on Linux. It’s popular with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
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Renewegy engineer Greg Aykens was on hand for the raising of the Wago turbine. Renewegy specified WAGO's IP67-grade 756 Series c

Wago Wind Power Support Reaches New Heights

At its North American headquarters, Wago installs a 20kW Renewegy wind turbine system, which includes its connectors and other components and supports active energy management.
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Mashups and OEE

With the arrival and increasing implementation of the Internet of Things concept in manufacturing, the time has come to get familiar with some new terminology.
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IDEC Corporation : PLC with Embedded Ethernet

MicroSmart Pentra PLC with embedded Ethernet provides built-in Modbus TCP that simplifies controls network setup for remote maintenance, monitoring and control, and data acquisition.
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Production performance messages like this one use XML to
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Markup Languages Enhance Integration

Incorporating markup languages into software application code can overcome disruptive inter-platform communications barriers, bringing together groups of engineers and disparate technologies.
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Instrument Accuracy Saves Money

At a high tech paper mill on the banks of Lake Garda in Italy, real-time measurement of kaolin and other additives in the paper-coating process resulted in direct savings for the company.
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Wireless Sensor Network Standards
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Wireless Sensor Network Standards: On the Road to Convergence

Two similar wireless standards—WirelessHart and ISA 100.11a—are competing for dominance as the enabler of smart instrumentation and all its promised benefits.
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Phoenix Contact: Compact Safety Isolators for Hazardous Areas

The 12.5 mm-wide MACX Analog Ex product range comprises one- and two-channel intrinsically safe isolators. 
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The Internet of Things

With the arrival and increasing implementation of the Internet of Things concept in manufacturing, the time has come to get familiar with some new terminology.
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Electronics Assembly Made Flexible

MBX has developed special production, picking, tracking and staffing procedures and also has built proprietary software to improve scheduling, balance workload distribution, and perform other ma
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