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MES Upgrades from Werum IT Solutions and Critical Manufacturing
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MES Upgrades from Werum IT Solutions and Critical Manufacturing

New versions include a user-guided graphical interface and the integration of finite scheduling to increase overall operational efficiencies.
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Marathon Oil Saves Millions with Measurement Program

Formalizing and automating metering at allocation tanks has saved the oil producer close to $15 million, with a view to implementing more measurement in more places to overcome inaccuracies.
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3D Printing Moves into the Manufacturing Mainstream
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3D Printing Moves into the Manufacturing Mainstream

Long viewed as a design and testing tool, 3D printing is quickly moving into regular manufacturing operations as evidenced by recent announcements from Renishaw and Stratysys.
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Automation's Environmental Benefit
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Automation's Environmental Benefit

Automation ultimately benefits the planet by helping to bring manufacturing back to the United States, where pollution is regulated.
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Avoiding Wrong Turns

Although everybody makes a wrong turn now and then on a project, these tips will go a long way to helping you avoid them.
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Manufacturing Metrics Are Leading Indicators, Aren’t They?

Though financial results are lagging indicators, they are too often the focus of management attention. Then manufacturing gets put on the hot seat.
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Los Alamos Laboratories technology is being licensed by Whitewood Encryption Systems.
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Promise of Real-Time Encryption at High Data Rates

After 20 years of development, Los Alamos National Laboratories is licensing cybersecurity technology based on quantum systems. If implemented on a wide scale, quantum key distribution technology could be the next frontier for truly secure industrial data systems.
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Translate Leadership to Organizational Capability/Maturity

Look at how your leadership can affect the six dimensions of maturity that are critical to organizational growth.
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Oil and Gas Industry's Effect on Variable Frequency Drives
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Oil and Gas Industry's Effect on Variable Frequency Drives

Global oil and gas operating and capital expenditures have grown significantly from 2009-2013. Though these spending rates are expected to be lower moving forward, the demand for industrial automation is expected to remain strong. Here's why.
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ABB Board Proposes Former Shell Exec as Its New Chairman

If approved by shareholders at ABB’s annual general meeting in April, Peter Voser will take over from Hubertus von Grünberg, who has decided not to stand for reelection.
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Exploring Automation for Shale

Leading into the inaugural Well Site Automation for Unconventional Oil & Gas next month in Houston, operators discuss the benefits of SCADA and other automation for their shale operations.
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Consortium Extends Focus to Industrial Network Determinism
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Consortium Extends Focus to Industrial Network Determinism

AVnu Alliance launches an industrial market segment to help craft standards defining how standard Ethernet can be used for synchronized networking in industrial control applications.
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Axiomtek: Multi-Touch 18.5-inch PCAP Panel PC

The GOT3187W-881-PCT WXGA fanless computer is powered by a 4th generation Intel Core or Celeron processor.
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