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On the Edge
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Massive Layoffs: Still a Skills Shortage?

The oil and gas industry is facing significant job cutbacks. Considering that fact, fewer companies name the skills shortage as a barrier to growth, according to DNV GL’s latest survey results. But that doesn’t mean they can ignore the issue.
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Alliance to Foster Internet of Things Interoperability
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Alliance to Foster Internet of Things Interoperability

The Open Interconnect Consortium and the Industrial Internet Consortium have reached an agreement focusing on the interoperability technology to support an industrial grade Internet of Things architectural framework.
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A redundant Ethernet switch fabric between the controller and I/O level allows differing levels of redundancy to mix freely in t
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GE Argues for Ethernet Backbone

With Ethernet communications so prevalent and cost-effective at the upper levels of process control, it makes sense to take it to the lowest level of the architecture, replacing the traditional rack-based approach.
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Prevent Process Corrosion

Process engineers have access to the industry’s first process simulator that is integrated with a corrosion analyzer, says the vendor, thanks to an exclusive partnership with OLI Systems Inc.
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Tech Trio To Spur Productivity

Technological advances have already driven dramatic improvements in manufacturing.
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Cidx Wants New Project Participants

The Chemical Industry Data Exchange (CIDX, www.CIDX.org) has issued a call for participation for the launch of six new project teams in 2006.
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Serial to Ethernet Device Servers

The ET-DS-1 and ET-SDS-1 Serial to Ethernet Device Servers are well-suited for connecting serial-based software applications over Ethernet to remote industrial serial devices.
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Sealed, Enclosed Belt Drives

A series of belt drives ranging from 80mm to 216mm are specifically designed for material handling applications.
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Asymmetric Motivation

What's on columnist Jim Pinto's mind? The manufacturing-based middle class is the nation’s backbone.
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A technology supplier panel discussion included (left to right) Dan Throne, of Bosch Rexroth; John Kowal, of Elau; Graham Harris

Packaging Automation Forum Plays To Packed House

The First Annual Packaging Automation Forum, held May 24 near Chicago, was a resounding success.
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USB Connection for ARCNET

The USB22 Series of Network Interface Modules (NIMs) is billed as the only ARCNET interface providing a cost-effective solution for transferring ARCNET data over high-speed USB.
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Precise Laser Measuring System

The position of moving plant and machine parts can be measured with previously unattainable accuracy using the AMS 200 laser distance measuring device, says the vendor.
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A Team Approach to Packaging Automation

Drawing on a old sports reference, Editorial Content Director Jane Gerold believes: There may be no “I” in “team,” but when it comes to the automation team, there are IT specialists—as well as a host
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