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Troubleshooting: When the Obvious Answer Seems Elusive
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Troubleshooting: When the Obvious Answer Seems Elusive

Though many engineers are familiar with the tried-and-true steps to troubleshooting an automated system, the fastest route to an answer can often go unchecked. How an experience troubleshooting the impact of a power supply on a light curtain reminded one engineer of this often-overlooked solution.
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Big Data Analytics Improve Manufacturing Performance

At the ARC European Forum, Intel and Dow Corning detailed how they have used data to make the right operating decisions and save money.
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Automation Roadmap: Assessing Your Network Architecture
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Automation Roadmap: Assessing Your Network Architecture

To facilitate efficient and cost-effective process improvement, your network architecture needs to be thoughtfully planned out, not just patched together.
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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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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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Blue- Collar RFID

If you’re an automation professional who is waiting for the cost of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to drop to pennies apiece before deploying the technology on your production lines,
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From 4-pack to fridge pack

The new ServoBeverage Packer from Thiele Technologies, a subsidiary of Barry-Wehmiller Cos.
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Having A Safe Trip: Taking Track-&-Trace global

By marrying integrated RFID/sensor systems with GPS and other technologies, Dow Chemical intends to improve the safety and security of its hazardous materials shipments worldwide, while also boosting
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Creating a Genealogy

Plants are building product records that trace every ingredient or every component.
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6" Color HMI

Maple Systems has released the new HMI520T/TE, a 6” touchscreen HMI with a bright 500 cd/m2, 256-color display.
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Electronic Monitoring Relays

Phoenix Contact has added a new family of Electronic Monitoring Relays for single- and three-phase applications.
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