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Mobile HMI: Facilities Technician Accesses Essential Information

A compact operator interface running on an Android smartphone securely monitors and controls compressors, lighting, air conditioning units and more.
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PC-based Control and ‘Smart Valves” Improve Machine Hydraulics

By embedding intelligence into hydraulic products, Eaton is helping create more intelligent machinery.
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3D Printing Core to GE’s Newest Advanced Manufacturing Facility
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3D Printing Core to GE’s Newest Advanced Manufacturing Facility

A new manufacturing facility, to be built by GE in Pennsylvania, will develop and implement additive manufacturing technologies.
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Yokogawa Initiatives

In a series of recent announcements, Tokyo-based Yokogawa Electric Corp.
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Web Server Features Ethernet

A data exchange capability that enables communication between several of the vendor’s MicroSmart PLCs over an Ethernet network is one of multiple features that are bundled into the Web Server Module.
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Flat-to-Round Cable Converter

The VAZ-2T1-FK AS-Interface Flat-to-Round Cable Converter features a rugged one-part construction for use in narrow and low-profile cable channels and other space-critical locations.
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Discovering Safety Networks

Replacing traditional hard-wired safety systems with safety programmable controllers running on safe versions of open-architecture fieldbus networks can pay big dividends for manufacturers.
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ABB Asbestos plan finalized

ABB, the Swiss-based power and automation technology group, reported on April 1 that no appeals have been filed with the U.S.
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Guard Ethernet Control Networks

Three new features—rate limiting, port locking and overlapping VLANs—have been added to the vendor’s EISX_M, EICP_M and EISB_M managed switches in order to prevent risks to control networks when inter
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Protect Against Arc Flash

The Arc Flash Safety System is designed to jointly address National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) compliance and protect workers against the dangers of arc flash explosions.
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The Latest on Emergency Stops

Despite its problems, globalization isn’t all bad.
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U.S. Firms vie for attention in Hannover

Huge crowds packed the sprawling Hannover Fair again this year from April 24–28.
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Packaging Automation Forum a 'Resounding Success'

The recent Packaging Automation Forum, produced by Packaging World and Automation World magazines, was everything we hoped it would be when we began planning it last October.
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