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Help for the Most Difficult Type of Manufacturing

Abnormal situation management for continuous processing is normal operating procedure for batch processing. A new starter kit from Rockwell Automation can give batch control programmers a leg up on coding the complicated starts, stops and holding steps in food, beverage and pharma process operations.
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The Automation Conference 2014 Scholarship Winners

Tri-County Technical College awards four students with David A. Harvey Memorial Scholarships.
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Low moisture foods include nuts, cereals, chocolate and more.
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Hygienic Equipment Design for Low Moisture Foods

The Alliance for Innovation and Operational Excellence (AIOE), founded in 2011 by PMMI—The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, brings together CPG production and engineering professionals with suppliers to address issues of common concern. Their latest guidance document covers hygienic equipment for low moisture foods.
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Improved Loop Control for Complex Systems

So-called “advanced loop tuning” produces the same results as traditional proportional-integral-derivative (PID) tuning, says Dr.
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Handheld Vibration Analysis

The VSA-1212 Vibration Spectrum Analyzer is billed as the first PDA-based vibration analyzer to provide open, non-proprietary desktop PC software built on a foundation of Microsoft Excel.
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Wireless Transmitter Family

XYR 5000 Wireless Transmitters enable automated monitoring of variables in areas where traditional hard-wired transmitters are too costly, difficult or time-consuming to implement.
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Get Ready for Growth

Increase inventories to be ready for a very busy second half of the year.
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Software Boosts Messaging, Security

Enhancements to the Allen-Bradley SLC 500-Series controllers help improve messaging performance over CIP-based networks and support higher levels of security in control system programming.
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EtherNet/IP Switches

EtherNet/IP switch features are now available in the vendor’s industrial-grade EISX_M, EICP_M and EISB_M managed switches.
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Get your information-to-go via Podcasts

Check out Automation Minutes with Editor in Chief Gary Mintchell.
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Wireless Industrial Keyboard

The DW-860 wireless industrial keyboard incorporates 2.4GHz WirelessUSB technology, allowing up to a 30-foot signal range for use in mobile PC applications.
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Customized Hand-held Panels

For machine applications requiring a hand-held panel, the vendor offers a Hand-held panel that can be customized to meet user needs.
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