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Start State-Based Control with Baby Steps

As you introduce batch control philosophies to your continuous processes, you might want to start small—with a small part of the operation that could use it most—to make sure you have the buy-in you need for further expansion.
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Moving from State to State

Continuous process industries are finding that automating the typically manual processes that fall outside of steady-state operations leads to safer, more consistent, more productive environments.
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Improving Operations with Cloud-Based Enterprise Systems
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Improving Operations with Cloud-Based Enterprise Systems

iAutomation’s move to a unified cloud environment for ERP and CRM helps drive double-digit revenue gains and improve customer service.
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Robot Vendors Set Records in 2005

Despite last year’s strong results, heavy dependence on the automotive industry and other concerns raise a caution flag for 2006.
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Charlie Duncheon, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Artificial Muscle Inc.

Artificial Muscle Launches Products

New electroactive polymer actuators are aimed for use in pumps, valves and other devices.
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CAN in Automation Meetings Set

CiA Information Day events are planned for Chicago, Nuremberg and Milan.
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SAP Unveils CRM On-Demand Solution

New mySAP Customer Relationship Management solution is designed for large and mid-size organizations.
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Hack Attack

Open networks create paths for viruses to enter the plant floor.
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Cost-effective Ethernet Switch

At a price of $99, the five-port 10/100Mbps Skorpion-5 industrial Ethernet switch is designed to meet customer expectations in a cost-effective package.
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RFID System for Manufacturing

The vendor’s RFID System is designed for “closed-loop” manufacturing applications including pallet tracking, component identification, intelligent part routing, error-proofing and assembly verificatio
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Enhanced Manufacturing Intelligence

Manufacturing Business Intelligence Solution Version 5.5, the latest release of the vendor’s enterprise manufacturing intelligence solution, includes new KPI alerting and other enhancements to the pla
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An Unlikely Spark for Innovation

The federal government is typically not viewed as a source of innovative ideas. Normally, the feds are seen as bureaucratic, and bureaucracies inherently resist innovation.
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China Chinese DCS Vendors Gain Local Market Share

According to data from the China Industry Automation and Instrument Institute, local distributed control system (DCS) vendors in China are growing from 20 percent market share in 1999 and expected to
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