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On the Edge
Co-Created Products Come to Market
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Co-Created Products Come to Market

One year after the launch of FirstBuild, some of the first co-created products—designed though crowdsourcing of engineering and consumer input—are being released for sale.
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 Building the Automation Workforce
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Building the Automation Workforce

With a competitive local landscape and a growing skills gap, Michelin has developed an approach that ensures a steady stream of trained automation employees.
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 Constructive Disruption: A Vision of Smart Manufacturing
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Constructive Disruption: A Vision of Smart Manufacturing

Jim Wetzel, director of global reliability at General Mills and Chair of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition, asked attendees at The Automation Conference an important question: “Are You Read
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Fred Hayes

PMMI Publishes Safety Standard

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI,www.pmmi.org) has published the new ANSI/PMMI B155.1-2006 safety standard for packaging and packaging-related converting machinery.
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Wearable Fingertip Pressure Sensors

FingerTPSsensors are designed to be worn a person’s fingertips and palm, and to measure the pressures exerted while the person uses a tool or performs some other action.
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Money-Saving Terminal Blocks

P Series terminal blocks with push-in connection technology are designed to provide manufacturers with secure and reliable terminations while achieving cost savings.
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Dear A.W. How do I organize my flow?

Tips for Distance Collaboration
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Bruno L. Kisala

Automation Federation Names Managing Director

The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org) has named Bruno L.
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Transport Heavy Automation Equipment

TheMHD track range is designed to support high-load and high-duty applications, such as robot transfer systems for welding and assembly operations in the automotive and heavy mechanical handling indus
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CIP Network Interfaces

Two new CIP (Common Industrial Protocol) network interfaces are available for the vendor’s line of Modular and Fieldline Modular I/O families.
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Battery-Free Backup Advances

“This is a completely new and different concept to generate electricity using environmentally friendly components.”
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Social Accountability Certification Service

TÜV America Inc. (www.tuvamerica.com), based in Danvers, Mass., has announced the addition of Social Accountability 8000 (SA8000) certification services.
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High-Accuracy Power Meter

As the latest addition to the Series 800 PowerLogic power meter family, the Square D PM870 power meter combines accurate energy and power measurement with power-quality capabilities not typically foun
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