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Are You Spending too Much on Automation?
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Are You Spending too Much on Automation?

To find out if you should automate or stick with a manual process, answer these five questions.
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Start State-Based Control with Baby Steps

As you introduce batch control philosophies to your continuous processes, you might want to start small—with a small part of the operation that could use it most—to make sure you have the buy-in you need for further expansion.
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Moving from State to State

Continuous process industries are finding that automating the typically manual processes that fall outside of steady-state operations leads to safer, more consistent, more productive environments.
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Double Communication Capacity

The Allen-Bradley 1756-CN2 module and the 1556 CN2R media redundancy module each allow Allen-Bradley ControlLogix Programmable Automation Controller (PAC) users to double networking capacity.
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Real-time Data Remotely

The RemoteLog and Datalogger is a combination of RTU (Remote Terminal Unit), datalogger, real-time database client and telemetry interface in one compact, installation-ready package.
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Controller Adds Profibus Master

Profibus master capabilities have been added to 758 Series programmable controllers.
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The Robots are Coming

When it comes to robots, reality still lags science fiction. But the confluence of several advanced technologies is bringing the age of robotics ever nearer.
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U.S. Leadership at Risk in Manufacturing Innovation

Downward trends in U.S. manufacturing innovation pose a serious threat to America’s long-term economic growth and living standards, according to a new report released Feb.
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Industrial LCD Panel Computer

The ARP-2606AP is a 6.4-inch LCD panel computer that is well-suited for factory automation, facility monitoring, machine automation and environmental monitoring.
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Sense Presence and Shape

Billed as the most advanced sensing solution for inspecting the presence and shape of defined areas, Presence PLUS P4 AREA vision sensors can perform these multiple analyses functions simultaneously a
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Controller Combines Performance/Value

As the latest and most powerful in the vendor’s S7-300 PLC family, the Simatic S7 CPU 319-3PN/DP is designed to combine the performance of a large PLC with the value found in smaller models.
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Securing Your Plant

Welcome to the first installment of Automation World’s Industrial Ethernet Review. In just a few years, Ethernet has become a de facto industrial networking standard.
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Flexible Manufacturing Puts You in Charge

The little robotic vacuum cleaner known as Roomba has sparked renewed interest in robotics. But it takes more than that to inspire automation professionals.
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