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Alliance to Foster Internet of Things Interoperability
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Alliance to Foster Internet of Things Interoperability

The Open Interconnect Consortium and the Industrial Internet Consortium have reached an agreement focusing on the interoperability technology to support an industrial grade Internet of Things architectural framework.
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A redundant Ethernet switch fabric between the controller and I/O level allows differing levels of redundancy to mix freely in t
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GE Argues for Ethernet Backbone

With Ethernet communications so prevalent and cost-effective at the upper levels of process control, it makes sense to take it to the lowest level of the architecture, replacing the traditional rack-based approach.
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The Connected Smart Bottle Is Calling
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The Connected Smart Bottle Is Calling

Thinfilm and Diageo plc partner on a prototype that uses printed sensor tags and near field communication to deliver personalized messages from a bottle on the store shelf to consumers’ smartphones.
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Wireless Working Groups Formed

The Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society’s (www.isa.org) ISA-SP100 Wireless Systems for Automation standards committee has formed two new standards working groups—SP100.14 and SP100.11.
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Team Training Yields Profits

TRAINING PAYSThat's one finding of a recent report from the Manufacturing Performance Institute (MPI), a Shaker Heights, Ohio-based research organization, and Development Dimensions Internatio
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Versatile Test Terminal Blocks

Branch or dual-connection disconnect test terminal blocks are designed to provide process industry companies the ability to “common” circuits together to easily perform measurement and testing for qui
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An operator in one of the Geismar plant?EUR™s control rooms receives process feedback as well as security information. Experts

Protecting the Plant

Automation keeps intruders out
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Infor To Acquire Ssa Global

Consolidation continues in the manufacturing enterprise software market, with the recent word that Atlanta-based Infor (www.infor.com) plans to acquire SSA Global (www.ssaglobal.com), based in Chicago
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DeviceNet Tachometer

The SpeedTalker DN (UI) is a network-powered DeviceNet tachometer designed to convert pulse frequencies from a wide range of sensors into RPM units.
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Machine-to-Enterprise Connection

The EDS4100 (Evolution Device Server) is billed as the first device server making it possible for IT-certified administrators to connect non-traditional IT equipment to corporate networks.
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Improving Processes Through Shared Work

Plant managers are using collaboration tools to bring teams together to optimize production and speed time-to-market.
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Throughput Analyzer is designed to help identify which resources are constraining manufacturing product flow.

Analyze Resource Performance

Activplant (www.activplant.com), a London, Ontario, Canada, supplier of performance management solutions, announced on June 12 the general release of the ActivApplications—Throughput Analyzer, a strat
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Flex Cables With Connectors

Designed for use in cable carrier systems on automated machinery, Chainflex continuous-flex cables are now available with over-molded connectors.
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