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Transportation Leads Trip to More Connected Operations

Examples in the railroad and airline industries show how sensor data and analytics can save millions of dollars in unplanned downtime and other operational inefficiencies.
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Sercos IP Core Now on FPGAs and SoCs

Sercos IP Core Now on FPGAs and SoCs

The move to embed ever more industrial automation capabilities continues to pick up speed with the Sercos III protocol now available on Altera Cyclone chips.
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GE Drives the Brilliant Factory Concept Home

Hardly an easy customer, GE corporate operations push GE Intelligent Platforms to get the automation and data intelligence they need to improve efficiencies.
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Integrated Drive Terminals

Five new operator terminals provide access to drive data in power transmission and motion control applications, enabling operators to access, diagnose and optimize production processes.
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Software Simplifies PLC Programming

As 32-bit Windows certified programming software for the DirectLogic line of PLCs, DirectSoft5 has new features to make ladder logic programming faster and easier.
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Precision Laser Sensing

The World-Beam QS18 Laser Adjustable Field Sensor is designed to deliver high-performance sensing with visible a Class 1 laser, tightly collimated sensing beam and precision background suppression.
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Quick & Simple PLC Programming

The major benefits of using function blocks include ease of use and reduced training requirements, as well as reuseability.
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CC-Link Bus Coupler

The compact BK7150 Bus Coupler connects the CC-Link network to the vendor’s entire I/O system.
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Embracing Globalism:The China Factor

"I can think of no faster path to a worldwide recession than for the United States and China to turn against one another."
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Cyber Security Still a Hard Sell with Management

Investments in cyber security are beginning to show hard dollar savings at some manufacturing plants, but many managers still don’t see the return.
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China's Growth Propels DCS Market

Distributed control system sales in China will grow at nearly 14 percent annually, thanks to broad industrial expansion, study says.
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Berkeley Inventors Launch Wireless Sensor Network Company

Arch Rock was founded to develop wireless sensor networks that leverage the Internet for ubiquitous sensing for industrial control and more.
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Automation Federation Established

WBF and OMAC are charter members of The Automation Federation, which aims to advance the automation profession.
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