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Translate Leadership to Organizational Capability/Maturity

Look at how your leadership can affect the six dimensions of maturity that are critical to organizational growth.
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ABB Board Proposes Former Shell Exec as Its New Chairman

If approved by shareholders at ABB’s annual general meeting in April, Peter Voser will take over from Hubertus von Grünberg, who has decided not to stand for reelection.
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Exploring Automation for Shale

Leading into the inaugural Well Site Automation for Unconventional Oil & Gas next month in Houston, operators discuss the benefits of SCADA and other automation for their shale operations.
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Web Server Features Ethernet

A data exchange capability that enables communication between several of the vendor’s MicroSmart PLCs over an Ethernet network is one of multiple features that are bundled into the Web Server Module.
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Flat-to-Round Cable Converter

The VAZ-2T1-FK AS-Interface Flat-to-Round Cable Converter features a rugged one-part construction for use in narrow and low-profile cable channels and other space-critical locations.
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At Kuka Flexible Production Systems, Controls Process Engineer Rod Brown says that use of Profisafe network technology at Kuka?E

Discovering Safety Networks

Replacing traditional hard-wired safety systems with safety programmable controllers running on safe versions of open-architecture fieldbus networks can pay big dividends for manufacturers.
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ABB Asbestos plan finalized

ABB, the Swiss-based power and automation technology group, reported on April 1 that no appeals have been filed with the U.S.
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Guard Ethernet Control Networks

Three new features—rate limiting, port locking and overlapping VLANs—have been added to the vendor’s EISX_M, EICP_M and EISB_M managed switches in order to prevent risks to control networks when inter
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Protect Against Arc Flash

The Arc Flash Safety System is designed to jointly address National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) compliance and protect workers against the dangers of arc flash explosions.
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The Latest on Emergency Stops

Despite its problems, globalization isn’t all bad.
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U.S. Firms vie for attention in Hannover

Huge crowds packed the sprawling Hannover Fair again this year from April 24–28.
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Packaging Automation Forum a 'Resounding Success'

The recent Packaging Automation Forum, produced by Packaging World and Automation World magazines, was everything we hoped it would be when we began planning it last October.
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Ethernet Communication Module

The H4-ECOM100 is an Ethernet communication module for DirectLogic DL405 PLCs.
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