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Are You Spending too Much on Automation?
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Are You Spending too Much on Automation?

To find out if you should automate or stick with a manual process, answer these five questions.
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Start State-Based Control with Baby Steps

As you introduce batch control philosophies to your continuous processes, you might want to start small—with a small part of the operation that could use it most—to make sure you have the buy-in you need for further expansion.
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Moving from State to State

Continuous process industries are finding that automating the typically manual processes that fall outside of steady-state operations leads to safer, more consistent, more productive environments.
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Bipolar Chopper Drive

As the latest in the vendor’s drive family of products, the DCS4020 bipolar chopper drive is designed for easy set up and use.
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Profile: William J. (Willy) Geary

William J. (Willy) Geary, of Renton, Wash., is president of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) for 2006.
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Indian BPOs Eye Automation

It is no news that the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry in India is growing at a phenomenal pace. But Indian BPO costs are rising as salaries and expectations also rise.
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Linux for Industrial Applications

Blue Collar Linux is an implementation of GNU/Linux that provides a way to quickly embed Linux for industrial-based applications.
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Vision Software Tool Suite

The Vision 8 Development Module is a comprehensive suite of vision software tools that engineers, integrators and machine builders can use to improve system efficiency and save money by increasing qu
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Isolated Analog Modules

Four new isolated analog modules are part of the vendor’s flagship SNAP Ethernet systems family. The SNAP-AIARMS-i can be used for applications involving AC/DC current measurement.
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William "Willy" Geary, 2006 president of SME

William “Willy” Geary, 2006 president of SME, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, recently took a pit stop during an SME conference on high performance manufacturing featuring auto race cars to sp
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Artificial Muscle Products

A San Jose, Calif., start-up company known as Artificial Muscle Inc.
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ControlLogix-to-LonWorks Connectivity

SlotServer is an interface module that allows users to interface third-party devices using LonWorks to the Allen Bradley ControlLogix 1757 platform.
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Smart, High-speed Sensing

The ZS smart measurement sensor combines 2D CMOS imaging with precise laser measurement to create a high-speed, high sensitivity inspection system.
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