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A Move to X-ray Inspection in the Plant
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A Move to X-ray Inspection in the Plant

The recent Kraft recall shines a spotlight on the need for better quality control systems in food processing. Is X-ray the answer?
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Mobile Operator Interface Gets Key Updates

Exclusive: Mobile Operator Interface Gets Key Updates

Opto 22’s new release of the groov mobile operator interface system features event notifications, a data simulator, development environment improvements, and platform selection options.
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Trending: Human-Robot Collaboration
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Inside the Human-Robot Collaboration Trend

Specific demands from a range of manufacturing industries are driving the rapid development of cage-free robots that can work alongside or in close proximity to humans. Here’s a look at some of the latest developments.
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High-Performance Embedded Computer

The ARK-7480 is a high performance and robust application-ready embedded box computer supporting UFCPGA2, 478-pin embedded Intel Pentium 4 or Celeron D processors up to 2.8GHz, an Intel 852GME chip se
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When Data Sings in Harmony Manufacturing Hums

Managing Manufacturing When Your Plants Are Geographically Dispersed Across Continents Is A Daunting Challenge— Unless Your Data Is Harmonized.
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Fred Hayes

PMMI Publishes Safety Standard

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI, has published the new ANSI/PMMI B155.1-2006 safety standard for packaging and packaging-related converting machinery.
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Wearable Fingertip Pressure Sensors

FingerTPSsensors are designed to be worn a person’s fingertips and palm, and to measure the pressures exerted while the person uses a tool or performs some other action.
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Money-Saving Terminal Blocks

P Series terminal blocks with push-in connection technology are designed to provide manufacturers with secure and reliable terminations while achieving cost savings.
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Dear A.W. How do I organize my flow?

Tips for Distance Collaboration
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Bruno L. Kisala

Automation Federation Names Managing Director

The Automation Federation ( has named Bruno L.
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Transport Heavy Automation Equipment

TheMHD track range is designed to support high-load and high-duty applications, such as robot transfer systems for welding and assembly operations in the automotive and heavy mechanical handling indus
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CIP Network Interfaces

Two new CIP (Common Industrial Protocol) network interfaces are available for the vendor’s line of Modular and Fieldline Modular I/O families.
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Battery-Free Backup Advances

“This is a completely new and different concept to generate electricity using environmentally friendly components.”
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