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Shale Oil Needs to Virtualize Operations

At the Well Site Automation for Unconventional Oil & Gas conference this week in Houston, speakers urge shale operators to embrace the technology and philosophy of more automated production.
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HVAC vs. Industrial Automation—Lessons Learned and Perspectives Shared

At AHR Expo this week at McCormick Place in Chicago, the equipment is a bit different than what we’re used to talking about. But many of the conversations are the same.
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BigLever and Aras Bridge the Engineering Gap

BigLever and Aras Bridge the Engineering Gap

The integration of product line engineering and PLM unifies mechanical, software and electronic assets across a product portfolio.
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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 ( 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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Ethernet/ip gains momentum

The Open DeviceNet Vendors Association (ODVA, made several announcements on April 24 at the annual Hannover Fair in Germany.
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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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High-performance CPU Module

As part of the SOM-Express series, the SOM-5780 is an embedded COM Express type 2 CPU module that fully complies with the PICMG COM Express standard.
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