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Troubleshooting: When the Obvious Answer Seems Elusive
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Troubleshooting: When the Obvious Answer Seems Elusive

Though many engineers are familiar with the tried-and-true steps to troubleshooting an automated system, the fastest route to an answer can often go unchecked. How an experience troubleshooting the impact of a power supply on a light curtain reminded one engineer of this often-overlooked solution.
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Big Data Analytics Improve Manufacturing Performance

At the ARC European Forum, Intel and Dow Corning detailed how they have used data to make the right operating decisions and save money.
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Automation Roadmap: Assessing Your Network Architecture
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Automation Roadmap: Assessing Your Network Architecture

To facilitate efficient and cost-effective process improvement, your network architecture needs to be thoughtfully planned out, not just patched together.
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Internet of Things and Field Level Connections
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Internet of Things and Field Level Connections

While much of the attention around the Industrial Internet of Things, Cloud Computing and Big Data centers on the benefits to high-level applications such as automated supply chain communications, none of it is possible without the ability to gather the granular data generated at the field device or sensor level.
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The Hidden Layer of Device Interoperability
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Device Interoperability: The Hidden Layer

Control and asset management systems are appreciated for their ability to ease configuration, management and diagnostics of intelligent devices in the field.
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Michael Gurney, CEO of Concept Systems Inc.
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An ROI Approach to Budgeting

Detailed evaluation of anticipated return on investment for each prioritized project helps gain project approval and maximize project results.
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IT vs. Manufacturing: Get Along to Go Along

Implementing remote diagnostics requires good collaboration between IT and operations. Here are some things to consider if you want to achieve that.
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The Portable Plant
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The Portable Plant

Pfizer, GEA Pharma Systems, and G-CON Manufacturing unveil a modular manufacturing prototype that runs continuously and can quickly deliver customized quantities of drugs.
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Siemens Expands Analytical Operations in Houston

Going after a growing downstream oil and gas industry, Siemens Analytical Products and Solutions has increased its operation capacity by 50 percent by moving to a new facility and optimizing productio
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Hannover Fair 2015 Highlights: Day One
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Hannover Fair 2015 Highlights: Day One

A brief look at two of the many exhibits visited on our first day at Hannover Fair 2015.
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Hannover Fair 2015 Highlights: Day Two
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Hannover Fair 2015 Highlights: Day Two

In this video three exhibits are highlighted: Eaton’s XV300 multi-touch HMI/PLC device; Harting’s RFID-enabled, automated custom connector assembly workcell; and Siemens’ Industry 4.0 digitization showcase, illustrating hardware and software applications in continuous process, packaging, and automot
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Microsoft Making Noise in Manufacturing Again
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Microsoft Making Noise in Manufacturing Again

After years of more quietly operating with its industrial production software partners, Microsoft is becoming more visible in manufacturing through real world Internet of Things applications.
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Kellogg’s Quest for Manufacturing Innovation
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Kellogg’s Quest for Manufacturing Innovation

The company’s Integrated Project Delivery system is a methodology for achieving continuous process improvement in developed and emerging markets.
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