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Pentair Boosts Its Enclosure Capabilities

Pentair has agreed to acquire German company Steinhauer Elektromaschinen, enhancing the service offering of its Hoffman brand of enclosures.
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Help for the Most Difficult Type of Manufacturing

Abnormal situation management for continuous processing is normal operating procedure for batch processing. A new starter kit from Rockwell Automation can give batch control programmers a leg up on coding the complicated starts, stops and holding steps in food, beverage and pharma process operations.
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The Automation Conference 2014 Scholarship Winners
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The Automation Conference 2014 Scholarship Winners

Tri-County Technical College awards four students with David A. Harvey Memorial Scholarships.
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Add Ethernet Communications

Users of Allen-Bradley PLC-5 controllers can easily and cost-efficiently boost network throughput and expand their data collection and message capabilities in Ethernet applications, thanks to the PLC-
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HMI/PLC Combo

The NSJ series HMI controllers integrate two of the vendor’s proven products—the NS HMI and CJI PLC—in a single flexible, cost-effective controller.
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Integrating Safety and Control in a Digital World

The blending of safety and control systems is still the major thrust of process safety developments after a decade of progressive integration.
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Yokogawa Initiatives

In a series of recent announcements, Tokyo-based Yokogawa Electric Corp.
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Web Server Features Ethernet

A data exchange capability that enables communication between several of the vendor’s MicroSmart PLCs over an Ethernet network is one of multiple features that are bundled into the Web Server Module.
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Flat-to-Round Cable Converter

The VAZ-2T1-FK AS-Interface Flat-to-Round Cable Converter features a rugged one-part construction for use in narrow and low-profile cable channels and other space-critical locations.
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Discovering Safety Networks

Replacing traditional hard-wired safety systems with safety programmable controllers running on safe versions of open-architecture fieldbus networks can pay big dividends for manufacturers.
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ABB Asbestos plan finalized

ABB, the Swiss-based power and automation technology group, reported on April 1 that no appeals have been filed with the U.S.
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Guard Ethernet Control Networks

Three new features—rate limiting, port locking and overlapping VLANs—have been added to the vendor’s EISX_M, EICP_M and EISB_M managed switches in order to prevent risks to control networks when inter
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Protect Against Arc Flash

The Arc Flash Safety System is designed to jointly address National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) compliance and protect workers against the dangers of arc flash explosions.
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