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Co-Created Products Come to Market
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Co-Created Products Come to Market

One year after the launch of FirstBuild, some of the first co-created products—designed though crowdsourcing of engineering and consumer input—are being released for sale.
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 Building the Automation Workforce
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Building the Automation Workforce

With a competitive local landscape and a growing skills gap, Michelin has developed an approach that ensures a steady stream of trained automation employees.
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 Constructive Disruption: A Vision of Smart Manufacturing
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Constructive Disruption: A Vision of Smart Manufacturing

Jim Wetzel, director of global reliability at General Mills and Chair of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition, asked attendees at The Automation Conference an important question: “Are You Read
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Tough Short-Travel Keyboards

A range of industrial short-travel keyboards provide tactile feedback for the user, and are designed to offer exceptional reliability for the food & beverage industry.
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Prevent Fieldbus Segment Failures

The TG200 Trunkguard Series Fieldbus Device Couplers use a “fold-back” technique to disconnect a shorted instrument from a fieldbus segment, thus preventing complete segment failure, says the vendor
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Tough, Extended-Range Sensors

The number one reason sensors fail is repeated or excessive physical contact with heavy or fast-moving metal objects.
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Rugged Five-Port Ethernet Switch

Designed for tough applications, the ET-5RS-IP67 five-port IP67 Ethernet Switch easily mounts to a machine or convenient flat surface for use in harsh industrial environments, reducing installation co
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Ring-Lug Terminal Blocks

The Ring-lug terminal block series is well-suited for use in current transformer and standard wire termination applications.
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Sensors "See" Like Humans

A color version of the ZFV-C smart sensor offers sensing capabilities close to human vision, says the vendor, including the ability to distinguish shapes and colors.
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Extreme Temperature Coriolis Flowmeters

As the latest in the family of high-temperature Coriolis flowmeters, extreme temperature Micro Motion meters offer even higher reliability and performance for tough applications.
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Industrial Touch-panel Computer

The TPC-1570H touch panel computer is designed for industrial-grade high-end applications such as automated production lines or supervisory applications.‑
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Sensors Ignore Background Objects

Available with adjustable sensing ranges or tamper-proof fixed ranges, ML6 Photoelectric Sensors operate at ranges from 20mm to 120mm and are designed to accurately detect targets while ignoring backg
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Compact CPU

Designed to integrate into the vendor’s X20 modular control and I/O system, the X20 CPU is compact, at just 37.5mm wide.
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