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On the Edge
Co-Created Products Come to Market
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Co-Created Products Come to Market

One year after the launch of FirstBuild, some of the first co-created products—designed though crowdsourcing of engineering and consumer input—are being released for sale.
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 Building the Automation Workforce
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Building the Automation Workforce

With a competitive local landscape and a growing skills gap, Michelin has developed an approach that ensures a steady stream of trained automation employees.
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 Constructive Disruption: A Vision of Smart Manufacturing
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Constructive Disruption: A Vision of Smart Manufacturing

Jim Wetzel, director of global reliability at General Mills and Chair of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition, asked attendees at The Automation Conference an important question: “Are You Read
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Multifunctional Signal Processing

The USB MLX (Multifunctional LVDT eXtra) modular building block is designed to process input from various electrical signals with high speed and accuracy, and can provide programmable responses for au
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Double-Hinged Cabinets

The ProTek Type 12/4 Wall-mount Cabinets are now available in double-hinged models with a three-part design for easier front and rear equipment access.
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Simplify Pneumatic Valve I/O

Ethernet-enabled modular IP65 valve manifolds are available using the vendor’s CPX I/O system.
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I/O Block for Profibus DP

The IP20 BradControl Block I/O system is available for use with Profibus DP networks. 
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Welding-tough I/O

As the latest addition to the vendor’s Allen-Bradley 1732 ArmorBlock product line, 1732 Armor WeldBlock units are digital I/O blocks for on-machine mounting that are designed to withstand the demandin
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Integrated Wireless Networks

Honeywell will incorporate Crossbow Technology’s wireless sensor networks platform into its XBW product line.
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Standards Groups Team Up for Compatibility

Responding to customer concerns, more standards bodies are taking steps to ensure that systems built on one set of standards can communicate with those based on other standards.
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Stainless-Steel Panels

B&R Industrial Automation offers a universal and scalable line of clean and hygienic visualization devices for use in the bottling, food, luxury products, and pharmaceutical packaging industri
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EtherNet/IP Users Welcome

The BK9105 Bus Coupler makes the vendor’s extensive Bus Terminal I/O system of more than 200 different signal types available to EtherNet/IP users.
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Be Smart: Wield Your Intelligent Field Devices Wisely.

Smart field devices might not be glamorous enough to take the spotlight, but they sure do play an important role in managing assets these days.
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