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The Economics of Automation

The purpose of automation is not to eliminate jobs, but to give workers the tools they need to do their jobs faster and more productively.
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Industry View

Mid-Range Backlash Precision Gearboxes Grind Forward

In both industrial and precision markets, 5-20 arc-min backlash-rated precision gearboxes are seeing the highest growth, offering a midpoint between high precision and industrial geared motors.
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Industrial Wearable Devices Are Coming
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Industrial Wearable Devices Are Coming

What seemed like science fiction just a few years ago is quickly becoming reality. Will smart wearables allow operations to boldly go where no manufacturer has gone before?
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Berkeley Inventors Launch Wireless Sensor Network Company

Arch Rock was founded to develop wireless sensor networks that leverage the Internet for ubiquitous sensing for industrial control and more.
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Automation Federation Established

WBF and OMAC are charter members of The Automation Federation, which aims to advance the automation profession.
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Roach and Wilson Named to OPC Board

Business and technical expertise of the new board members is seen as plus in helping push forward the OPC Unified Architecture.
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Fieldbus Foundation Scholarships Awarded

The scholarships honor the memory of James O. Gray, a long-time leader in the Fieldbus Foundation.
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John Engler, President, National Association of Manufacturers

Energy, Production Costs, Skills Shortage Top Concerns for Manufacturers

U.S. manufacturers are less optimistic than last year, according to a newly released survey by the National Association of Manufacturers.
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John Berra, President, Emerson Process Management

Emerson Acquires Bristol Babcock

The company becomes part of Emerson Process Management, broadening its portfolio of measurement and control products, technologies and services for process industries.
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In case of an incident at the Honeywell Geismer Chemical Plant, an operator can see the process, live video from the scene and a

Increasing Chemical Plant Security

Chemical facility integrates security and process control in order to enhance response to critical situations and prevent unauthorized intrusions into the plant.
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ISA Committee to Focus on EDDL

By creating a standard that adopts the Electronic Device Description Language, the ISA says its new SP104 committee will help accelerate implementation and widespread use of fieldbus technology.
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Manufacturing Summer School for Middle School Kids

Engineering organizations plan to launch pilot program in three metropolitan areas.
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Citect Chief Executive Officer Richard Webb outlining plans for the region at the Jan. 26 opening of its new office in Singapore

Citect Expands in Asia

Though an acquisition target, the Australian industrial software provider plans to open 10 new offices globally this year.
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