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A Move to X-ray Inspection in the Plant
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A Move to X-ray Inspection in the Plant

The recent Kraft recall shines a spotlight on the need for better quality control systems in food processing. Is X-ray the answer?
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Mobile Operator Interface Gets Key Updates

Exclusive: Mobile Operator Interface Gets Key Updates

Opto 22’s new release of the groov mobile operator interface system features event notifications, a data simulator, development environment improvements, and platform selection options.
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Trending: Human-Robot Collaboration
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Inside the Human-Robot Collaboration Trend

Specific demands from a range of manufacturing industries are driving the rapid development of cage-free robots that can work alongside or in close proximity to humans. Here’s a look at some of the latest developments.
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New Hires Must Match Team and Company Culture

Hiring the best means considering several strategic factors.
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Bin Control System

The Pick2Light bin control system is designed to offer reliable hand detection and a 360-degree visible job LED for assembly and picking applications.
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High-performance Stepper Drives

The STAC6-Q high-performance stepper drives feature Q programming—a comprehensive programming language with options for downloading, storing and executing multiple programs with a single drive.
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Rapid Growth Fuels Schneider Indian Expansion

Schneider Electric (, a player in electrical distribution, industrial control and automation, is bullish on the Indian market, and plans to make India an export hub.
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Current Monitoring Relay

Designed for industrial heating equipment where load failures need to be monitored for and prevented, the RJCS Series Current Monitoring Solid State Relay is the latest entry in the vendor’s Solitron
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Training Simulators Boost Bottom Line

Practice makes perfect, the old adage goes. And when it comes to plant operator training, it’s a maxim that more process industries manufacturers these days are taking to heart.
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M2m To Grow In Europe

A new research report from the analysis firm Berg Insight (, Gothenburg, Sweden, forecasts that at least 25 million machines will be connected to mobile networks in Europe by 2009.
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Ultra Bright Monitors

The latest additions to the vendor’s line of ultra high bright monitors are the 10.4-in. and 12.1-in. sizes. The ultra high bright display systems—previously available only in 8.4-in and 15-in.
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MOST Fills Honeywell's SIL 2 Gap

MTL Open Systems Technology (MOST,, the Hampton, N.H.-based systems division of Luton, UK-based MTL Instruments, has pulled off something of a coup by persuading Honeywell (www.Honeyw
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Ensuring Compliance

In the pharmaceutical industry, collaboration among teams in the manufacturing process has become critical.
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