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On the Edge
Co-Created Products Come to Market
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Co-Created Products Come to Market

One year after the launch of FirstBuild, some of the first co-created products—designed though crowdsourcing of engineering and consumer input—are being released for sale.
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 Building the Automation Workforce
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Building the Automation Workforce

With a competitive local landscape and a growing skills gap, Michelin has developed an approach that ensures a steady stream of trained automation employees.
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 Constructive Disruption: A Vision of Smart Manufacturing
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Constructive Disruption: A Vision of Smart Manufacturing

Jim Wetzel, director of global reliability at General Mills and Chair of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition, asked attendees at The Automation Conference an important question: “Are You Read
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More Safety Laser Scanners

As the latest additions to the vendor’s safety laser scanner family, the S3000 Short Range Safety Laser Scanner features a 4-meter safety field, while the S3000 Professional CMS Safety Laser Scanner (
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Tabletop Robot

Featuring a rigid base of aluminum extruded material, a high accuracy ball screw and servo control motor, the TT Table Top Robot allows positioning repeatability of +/-0.02mm and eliminates mis-steppi
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Ken Brown

Leadership Change At Invensys Process Systems

Invensys executive Ken Brown has been named acting president of Foxboro, Mass.-based automation solution supplier Invensys Process Systems (www.invensys.com).
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Economical DC Motors

Pittman 26mm brush-commutated DC motors are engineered to deliver more power in a relatively small package and promote smooth-running and quiet operation.
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Cost-Effective Vision Sensors

The DVT 515 and DVT 535 are billed as the most affordable, capable and easy-to use vision sensors in their class.
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Robotic Vision Cell

The Robotic Vision Cell acts as an inline inspection machine, capable of examining up to 150 component features in five seconds.
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OPC-UA Specifications Released

The OPC Foundation (www.opcfoundation.org) announced the release of OPC Unified Architecture (OPC-UA) specifications at the ARC Advisory Group Forum held in Boston on June 27, along with a list of sup
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Control Flows Precisely

A miniature Cartridge Needle Valve can be used for precise flow adjustment in mini-cylinders, nozzles, timing circuits, filling heads and bleed vents.
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High-Performance Embedded Computer

The ARK-7480 is a high performance and robust application-ready embedded box computer supporting UFCPGA2, 478-pin embedded Intel Pentium 4 or Celeron D processors up to 2.8GHz, an Intel 852GME chip se
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When Data Sings in Harmony Manufacturing Hums

Managing Manufacturing When Your Plants Are Geographically Dispersed Across Continents Is A Daunting Challenge— Unless Your Data Is Harmonized.
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