This type of conveyorless manufacturing eliminates virtually all of the non-value added time.
Because of the power to analyze numbers for all manner of uses from accounting to engineering, companies have needed to live in spreadsheets. Oftentimes, though, that lifestyle has produced pain and agony when one tries to verify a single point of truth.
The most important thing you can do to secure your network involves people.
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Simonyi is concerned with what he calls a “meta program,” that is, a way to visualize the whole and then automatically generate code.
The increase over 2004 reveals a trend toward not only more, but also larger consolidations.
Use 2007 to develop a plan for a lower level of activity during 2008.
Jim Gray says the most important thing about electronic device description language (EDDL) is that it makes managing process instrumentation easier.
Training of automation technicians, technologists and engineers should encompass mechatronics’ four facets mechanical engineering/technology, electronics, process control and computer science states Keith Campbell, principal of Campbell Management Services, Palmyra, Pa., and former director of automation and integration for The Hershey Co., the Harrisburg, Pa.-based chocolate and snack food manufacturer.
As manufacturing enterprises increasingly depend upon information coming from the factory or process, security of the data becomes crucial. OSIsoft Inc. (, San Leandro, Calif., has released a high-availability (HA) PI System, an update to the company’s real-time PI historian platform. This release provides fault-tolerant software that delivers interface failover, buffering, PI Server replication and software development kit services.
GE Fanuc Automation (, a Charlottesville, Va.-based unit of GE Industrial, has entered a cooperative agreement for education and research of discrete manufacturing control systems with Kettering University (, in Flint, Mich. Kettering is one of the top institutions in the country educating engineers specifically for work in engineering and technical fields, including the automotive industry.
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