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Siemens Expands Analytical Operations in Houston

Going after a growing downstream oil and gas industry, Siemens Analytical Products and Solutions has increased its operation capacity by 50 percent by moving to a new facility and optimizing productio
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Hannover Fair 2015 Highlights: Day One

A brief look at two of the many exhibits visited on our first day at Hannover Fair 2015.
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Hannover Fair 2015 Highlights: Day Two

In this video three exhibits are highlighted: Eaton’s XV300 multi-touch HMI/PLC device; Harting’s RFID-enabled, automated custom connector assembly workcell; and Siemens’ Industry 4.0 digitization showcase, illustrating hardware and software applications in continuous process, packaging, and automot
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Data Drives Continuous Improvement

Six Sigma practitioners at mining company Falconbridge Ltd. are making good use of data to generate impressive bottom-line benefits.
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St?ubli Partners With Cognex

Machine vision is being used more often for robot guidance.
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Ethernet Remote Access Switch

The ET-5MS-MDM Remote Access Switch integrates an industrial telephone modem with an industrial 5-port Managed Ethernet Switch, enabling integrators and plant engineers to dial into a plant from remot
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More Safety Laser Scanners

As the latest additions to the vendor’s safety laser scanner family, the S3000 Short Range Safety Laser Scanner features a 4-meter safety field, while the S3000 Professional CMS Safety Laser Scanner (
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Tabletop Robot

Featuring a rigid base of aluminum extruded material, a high accuracy ball screw and servo control motor, the TT Table Top Robot allows positioning repeatability of +/-0.02mm and eliminates mis-steppi
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Ken Brown

Leadership Change At Invensys Process Systems

Invensys executive Ken Brown has been named acting president of Foxboro, Mass.-based automation solution supplier Invensys Process Systems (
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Economical DC Motors

Pittman 26mm brush-commutated DC motors are engineered to deliver more power in a relatively small package and promote smooth-running and quiet operation.
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Cost-Effective Vision Sensors

The DVT 515 and DVT 535 are billed as the most affordable, capable and easy-to use vision sensors in their class.
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Robotic Vision Cell

The Robotic Vision Cell acts as an inline inspection machine, capable of examining up to 150 component features in five seconds.
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OPC-UA Specifications Released

The OPC Foundation ( announced the release of OPC Unified Architecture (OPC-UA) specifications at the ARC Advisory Group Forum held in Boston on June 27, along with a list of sup
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