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Avoiding Wrong Turns

Although everybody makes a wrong turn now and then on a project, these tips will go a long way to helping you avoid them.
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Manufacturing Metrics Are Leading Indicators, Aren’t They?

Though financial results are lagging indicators, they are too often the focus of management attention. Then manufacturing gets put on the hot seat.
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Los Alamos Laboratories technology is being licensed by Whitewood Encryption Systems.
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Promise of Real-Time Encryption at High Data Rates

After 20 years of development, Los Alamos National Laboratories is licensing cybersecurity technology based on quantum systems. If implemented on a wide scale, quantum key distribution technology could be the next frontier for truly secure industrial data systems.
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PLM Module for ERP

The Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) module is now available for the vendor's EnterpriseIQ enterprise resource planning (ERP) software.
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Guard Your Perimeter

The M4000 Advanced provides safeguarding solutions for point-of-entry applications for access protection to conveyor systems, palletizing equipment, robotic work cells and other machines.
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Continued Robust Growth Seen For Asia

Transporting oil by over-the-road trucking costs as much as $6 per barrel, while pipelines reduce the cost to 85 cents per barrel.
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Many Paths to Productivity

Upgrading control platforms to gain all the advantages of the latest technology can be done in several ways, but careful planning, and involving everyone affected, can assure success.
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Digital Manufacturing Software Upgrade

Tecnomatix Version 7.6 is the latest version of the vendor’s digital manufacturing software.
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ISA--Only Incremental Progress

ISA should make some bigger moves, starting with a clear change in governance.
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Frost & Sullivan Excellence Award Winners Named

At a formal reception and awards dinner held April 26 in Orlando, Fla., Frost & Sullivan ( recognized its 2006 Excellence in Industrial Technologies Award winners.
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Ball Screw Drive

The Ball Screw Drive Unit AGK from Rexroth uses a high-performance ball screw in a rigid aluminum housing to drive motion at speeds to 96 m/min, even in extreme environments.
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Synchronizing Servos

Liquid filling machines designed for pharmaceutical users benefit from 12 to 24 axes of servo control.
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Mining for Gold: A Novel Approach

“Many people try to apply lean tools without doing upfront thinking first.”
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