Greenfield
Factory Automation
Neil
Batch Processing
Hand
Process Automation
Reynolds
Packaging Automation
Campbell
On the Edge
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Going Beyond MES/MOM to Smart Manufacturing

Smart Manufacturing combines agility and responsiveness, the digital factory and knowledge workers to optimize processes.
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Multifilm’s large, high-volume flexographic and extruding machines produce piece-wraps and high-barrier laminates for the snack,
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Maintenance Software Enhances Predictive Routines

A computerized maintenance management system is helping a packaging film supplier meet stringent food and beverage industry reporting requirements and further its continuous improvement.
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The Hidden Layer of Device Interoperability
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The Hidden Layer of Device Interoperability

Control and asset management systems are appreciated for their ability to ease configuration, management and diagnostics of intelligent devices in the field, but the Field Device Tool (FDT) is the uns
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Tendril Gets Funding, Appoints CEO

Former Ember Corp. executive Adrian Tuck takes the reins as chief executive officer at the wireless networking company, now armed with $5.25 million in new funding.
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U.S. Profibus Organization Celebrates Successful Year

Showing growth in all areas, especially in safety networks, Profibus Trade Organization (PTO) members look toward the future.
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Katherine Voss, Executive Director, Open DeviceNet Vendors Association

ODVA Publishes CompoNet Spec

The Open DeviceNet Vendors Association (ODVA) announced on Aug. 21 that the first edition of the CompoNet Specification has been approved by its Technical Review Board.
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India to World: Investment Wanted

India needs $1.5 trillion to support growth in manufacturing and core sectors.
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With the NI LabView Toolkit for Lego Mindstorms NXT, LabView users can create and download virtual instruments to operate and co

Enhanced Graphical Design Tool Unveiled

National Instruments this week rolled out the 20th anniversary edition of its flagship LabView platform.
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Robot Sales Drop

Auto industry downturn leads to a 38 percent decline in first half 2006 robot orders in North America, but non-automotive markets show smaller declines.
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Digi International Acquires MaxStream

Networking products company extends wireless capabilities with the acquisition.
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Marriage Made Where?

Engineering has traditionally not courted corporate IT and vice-versa. If they join, the marriage may or may not be made in heaven.
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Filler Facilitates 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance

Web-enabled and Ethernet-ready, this liquid filler makes it easier for drug makers to generate FDA-recommended electronic record-keeping.
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Like Putting Out Fire with Gasoline

When engineering and IT join forces, the company becomes stronger, more responsive and more efficient.
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