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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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OMAC Presents PackML Workshop at The Automation Conference

The half-day training session, May 18 at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare, provides PackML fundamentals and applications in packaging and non-packaging related automation
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A Move to X-ray Inspection in the Plant
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A Move to X-ray Inspection in the Plant

The recent Kraft recall shines a spotlight on the need for better quality control systems in food processing. Is X-ray the answer?
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Mobile Operator Interface Gets Key Updates
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Exclusive: Mobile Operator Interface Gets Key Updates

Opto 22’s new release of the groov mobile operator interface system features event notifications, a data simulator, development environment improvements, and platform selection options.
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Trending: Human-Robot Collaboration
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Inside the Human-Robot Collaboration Trend

Specific demands from a range of manufacturing industries are driving the rapid development of cage-free robots that can work alongside or in close proximity to humans. Here’s a look at some of the latest developments.
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A United Industrial Network
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A United Industrial Network

The availability of the Field Device Integration developer tools signals a new era of device interoperability in process automation.
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Reusable Robotics Software Modules
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Reusable Robotics Software Modules

Expanding its FAST application toolbox, Lenze adds standardized and reusable robotics software modules that don’t require previous knowledge of robotics for users to be able to integrate kinematics in
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Creating a Prioritized List for Your Automation Roadmap
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Creating a Prioritized List for Your Automation Roadmap

Identify where existing capabilities are furthest from aligning with what will be needed to achieve business and production goals.
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Remote Diagnostics Ride the Rails

Through a wireless connection and FactoryTalk software from Rockwell Automation, the technical support staff at Loram Maintenance helps the 10-operator crew in the field to diagnose and repair problem
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Manufacturing Surges in Bright U.S. Economy

Though leading indicators are beginning to trend lower, the U.S. economy continues to shine.
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Manufacturing in America: The State of the Industry
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Manufacturing in America: The State of the Industry

From capital reserves and energy independence to insourcing and rising employment, all factors are aligned to support a long-term upsurge in U.S. manufacturing.
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