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Safety and Security Should Go Hand in Hand

Process safety and cybersecurity can be deeply intertwined, with one type of incident easily affecting the other. But more than that, there is much that security lifecycles can learn from the more longstanding tradition of safety.
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New Industrial Technology Partnerships
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New Industrial Technology Partnerships

Two announcements made at Hannover Fair 2015—one involving the EtherCAT Trade Group and OPC Foundation and the other involving Bosch Rexroth and National Instruments—highlight a growing trend around i
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The Oil Field as a Manufacturing Operation

Unlike wildcatting days when oil exploration had about a 10 percent chance of success, modern oil drilling has become more of a manufacturing process, with shale operations at close to 100 percent success rates. What does that mean for automation?
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U.S. Profibus Organization Celebrates Successful Year

Showing growth in all areas, especially in safety networks, Profibus Trade Organization (PTO) members look toward the future.
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ODVA Publishes CompoNet Spec

The Open DeviceNet Vendors Association (ODVA) announced on Aug. 21 that the first edition of the CompoNet Specification has been approved by its Technical Review Board.
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India to World: Investment Wanted

India needs $1.5 trillion to support growth in manufacturing and core sectors.
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Enhanced Graphical Design Tool Unveiled

National Instruments this week rolled out the 20th anniversary edition of its flagship LabView platform.
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Robot Sales Drop

Auto industry downturn leads to a 38 percent decline in first half 2006 robot orders in North America, but non-automotive markets show smaller declines.
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Digi International Acquires MaxStream

Networking products company extends wireless capabilities with the acquisition.
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Marriage Made Where?

Engineering has traditionally not courted corporate IT and vice-versa. If they join, the marriage may or may not be made in heaven.
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Filler Facilitates 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance

Web-enabled and Ethernet-ready, this liquid filler makes it easier for drug makers to generate FDA-recommended electronic record-keeping.
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Like Putting Out Fire with Gasoline

When engineering and IT join forces, the company becomes stronger, more responsive and more efficient.
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Outsourcing Myopia

A real shift must occur—from shortsighted, narrow-minded, local job protection to true business use of global resources.
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