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Internet of Things Software Upgrade
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Internet of Things Software Upgrade

GE Intelligent Platforms upgrades three of its automation software products to align with the company’s vision for the Industrial Internet.
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Heineken Bar Automation
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Heineken Bar Automation

A member of our Automation & Control Facebook group recently posted this 2012 video from Heineken that is sure to be of interest to Automation World readers.
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ABB Continues Divestment Strategy

The ABB Full Service business, which provides outsourced maintenance, is the fifth business that ABB is letting go in less than a year.
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"Ready-to-go" Process Planning

Delmia Process Engineer (DPE) Rapid is an “out-of-the-box” manufacturing process planning solution targeted at small and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises.
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Flexible, Modular Motor Starter

Billed by the vendor as “the world’s most flexible motor starter,” the Telemecanique TeSys U-Line motor starter combines the traditional power and control functions of a motor starter with built-in in
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Open networks create paths for viruses to enter the plant floor

Ethernet’s push into the factory has brought a number of benefits, but it’s also created a serious new concern.
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Technology: Help or Hindrance for Continuous Improvement?

Some traditional “Lean” advocates deride the use of technology and software systems.
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Hershey's New Controls Direction

“We invested heavily in controls technology, but in the last few years we’ve changed directions because in too many cases the technologies we implemented were complicating, not simplifying, our packag
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Hack Attack

Open networks create paths for viruses to enter the plant floor.
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Cost-effective Ethernet Switch

At a price of $99, the five-port 10/100Mbps Skorpion-5 industrial Ethernet switch is designed to meet customer expectations in a cost-effective package.
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RFID System for Manufacturing

The vendor’s RFID System is designed for “closed-loop” manufacturing applications including pallet tracking, component identification, intelligent part routing, error-proofing and assembly verificatio
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Enhanced Manufacturing Intelligence

Manufacturing Business Intelligence Solution Version 5.5, the latest release of the vendor’s enterprise manufacturing intelligence solution, includes new KPI alerting and other enhancements to the pla
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An Unlikely Spark for Innovation

The federal government is typically not viewed as a source of innovative ideas. Normally, the feds are seen as bureaucratic, and bureaucracies inherently resist innovation.
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