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Translate Leadership to Organizational Capability/Maturity

Look at how your leadership can affect the six dimensions of maturity that are critical to organizational growth.
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ABB Board Proposes Former Shell Exec as Its New Chairman

If approved by shareholders at ABB’s annual general meeting in April, Peter Voser will take over from Hubertus von Grünberg, who has decided not to stand for reelection.
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Exploring Automation for Shale

Leading into the inaugural Well Site Automation for Unconventional Oil & Gas next month in Houston, operators discuss the benefits of SCADA and other automation for their shale operations.
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Ethernet Enters New Field

The ubiquitous office networking standard rapidly displacing proprietary fieldbus for input/output communications.
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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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USB-based Data Acquisition

CompactDAQ is a USB-based modular data acquisition system that is well-suited for sensor and electrical measurements on the bench top, in the field and on the production line.
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RSS, AJAX Broaden Web's Utility

“RSS brings the next step of automating the Web search—and brings it to you 24/7.”
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Camera Meets GigE Standard

The Genie-M640 is the first in the vendor’s line of gigabit Ethernet (GigE) digital cameras. The Genie-M640 uses a CCD, monochrome sensor with a resolution of 640x480.
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Real Budgets Demand Real Communications

In determining an item’s added value, find out if value is in quantity—just meeting demand—or in quality.
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Fixed-distance Slot Sensors

SLM Series Metal Slot Sensors sense objects that pass between its fixed-distance opposed-mode emitter and receiver.
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Integrated Thermal Control Loop

The EZ-Zone ST integrated control loop is billed as the first product to integrate temperature control, power control, safety shut-down and power disconnect in a single package.
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Ethernet to the I/O

When network speeds are at 100 megabits/second and approaching 1 gigabit/second, the determinism issue typically goes away.
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Fumio Tateisi, President, Omron Industrial Automation Business, and Executive Vice President, Omron Corp.

Omron STI Acquisition Signals Safety Push

With its planned acquisition of the Scientific Technologies’ Safety Products Group, Omron aims to become a major global player in industrial safety.
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