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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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Control Room Design: Let the Sunshine In

Fox Architects, the design firm behind Emerson Process Management’s $5 million Integrated Operations Center in Round Rock, Texas, explains some of the design elements that went into building a state-of-the-art control room.
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The new DCS provides a window on compression by incorporating performance metrics and the situational display of production info
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Remote Monitoring Keeps Natural Gas Moving

A proprietary control system with no remote monitoring threatened business margins and compressor engine health for a natural gas delivery company. A new DCS provided new insights.
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Has your operation implemented an asset management strategy?
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Cover Your Assets

According to an Automation World survey, plants from all industries are finding benefits and significant ROI from their asset management programs, though some still don't see what all the fuss is
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High-precision energy applications, such as those found in alternative energy generation, need advanced condition monitoring to
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A Guide to Energy-Efficient Machine Decisions

An energy star label for industrial machines does not exist.
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As new groups touting next-generation manufacturing sprout up around the world, the automation industry scrambles to create comm
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A Communication Gap in the Internet of Things

As new groups touting next-generation manufacturing sprout up around the world, the automation industry scrambles to create common communication standards to enable interoperability between plant floo
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GE Predictivity’s Equipment Insight features an embeddable hardware device (shown) that captures machine data and sends it to a
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Delivering Insight After Installation

GE’s Equipment Insight puts the Industrial Internet of Things concept into play with a remote monitoring and diagnostics system enabling OEMs to manage maintenance and create revenue.
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Where standards exist, innovation is driven; disruptive technologies emerge; and things become cheaper, smarter and easier to us
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Standards and Protocols for the Industrial Internet of Things

A look at how open data access protocols like Profinet can be used to provide data for Internet of Things deployments.
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Streaming Real-Time SCADA Data

Understanding how the Internet of Things concept can deliver the benefits of industrial machine data as part of business and operational intelligence strategy.
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A Practical Approach to Benefit from the Industrial Internet of Things

The Industrial Internet of Things promises a lot of benefits. Most importantly, it allows companies to pursue what they’ve always wanted but never thought was possible or practical.
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Focus on Innovation, Not Just Integration

By making machines smarter through local processing and communication, the Industrial Internet of Things has the potential to solve problems in ways previously inconceivable.
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