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It’s the End of Google Glass As We Know It
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It’s the End of Google Glass As We Know It

Considering all the automation technology development that has revolved around Google Glass in the past few years, how will the end of the product in its current form impact the industry?
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For this metal industry plant, the production goal was seven-minute cycles per crane to move metal coils weighing 1 to 20 tons.
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Automating Gantry Crane Operations

Metals manufacturers use laser-guided sensors, PC-based control and a robust object-avoidance system to stack 20-ton metal coils almost entirely with automation.
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3 Things Your System Integrator Wishes You Knew
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3 Things Your System Integrator Wishes You Knew

In this open letter to end-users, a system integrator offers some suggestions on how to make a good client-integrator relationship even better.
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Model Predictive Controller Supervision

The vendor’s PlantTriage Performance Supervision Software now provides supervision of Model Predictive Controllers (MPC).
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Standardization and Interoperability For Performance

Corporate standardization involves selection of a single solution to a common problem.
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ABB Celebrates Turnaround

“The industry must be like the redwoods in California.
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Fixing Software On The Fly

Control system vendors are collaborating with plant managers to avoid shutdowns while upgrading Microsoft Windows operating systems and application software.
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Minis Extend Sensing Distance

New entries to the vendor’s line of long-range mini inductive sensors are 4mm and 5mm unshielded versions.
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Strategic Balance

Building a manufacturing strategy that balances new technologies and profitability requires study, planning and execution.
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First Steps for Cyber Security Standard

The Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society’s (www.isa.org) ISA-SP99 standards committee on Manufacturing and Control Systems Security has released the first and second parts of the ISA-99 ser
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PLC Software

AutomationDirect has launched DirectSOFT5 PLC programming software, a 32-bit Windows-certified tool for the entire DirectLogic line of PLCs.
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Multi-purpose Intelligent Robot

The R-2000iB is a multi-purpose intelligent robot designed for a range of applications including welding, assembly, part transfer, material removal and machine loading.
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Service Desks Improve Operations

To get the best response, callers to a service desk must provide three key pieces of information.
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