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Schneider Electric Opens New North American Headquarters
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Schneider Electric Opens New North American Headquarters

Less than a year after its acquisition of Invensys, Schneider Electric debuts its new R&D center and North American headquarters to showcase the company’s expanded vision and market approach.
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Device Networks Cooperate to Make Smart Instruments Smarter

Soon to be released, Field Device Integration (FDI) will actually help EDDL-based bus users just get more information out of their field instruments in a more streamlined way.
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Does Manufacturing Lag in M2M?
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Does Manufacturing Lag in M2M?

Though it seems very manufacturing centered, machine-to-machine connectivity is gaining more rapid adoption in customer-facing applications.
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Smart, High-speed Sensing

The ZS smart measurement sensor combines 2D CMOS imaging with precise laser measurement to create a high-speed, high sensitivity inspection system.
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Compact Robot Controller

Well-suited for robotic applications such as small-part handling, assembly and packaging small items such as cell phones, the NXC100 controller is billed as one of the smallest controllers in its clas
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Single-Camera Bin-Picking

Three-dimensional (3D) vision systems often rely on stereo techniques, using views from two separate cameras, or two images taken from different positions by the same camera.
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CiA Meetings Set

CAN in Automation (CiA, www.can-cia.org)—the Erlangen, Germany-based international users’ and manufacturers organization that develops and supports CAN-based higher-layer protocols—has scheduled upcom
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High-performance Stepper Drives

STAC6-Si High Performance Stepper Drives are programmable for stand-alone operation with easy-to-use Si Programmer Windows-based software with integrated tuning.
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No People Allowed

As an extension to the C4000 family of safety light curtains, the C4000 Palletizer incorporates pattern recognition technology that eliminates the need for muting sensors.
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Standalone or Networked DCS

The T2550 controller is the first in the vendor’s low-cost Foxboro A2 distributed control system line to bundle full process control and I/O functionality in a compact, field-mountable baseplate and t
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Vision-guided Robotics: In Search of the Holy Grail

While vision-guided robot “bin-picking” of randomly located parts has long proved an elusive goal, there are signs that the technology may now finally be set to emerge.
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Foundation Fieldbus gets Safety Approval

The Fieldbus Foundation (www.fieldbus.org) has announced that TÜV Anlagentechnik GmbH, Automation, Software and Information Technology (www.tuv.com/en/index.php), a global, independent and accredited
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Safety Engineering Certified by TUV

Smart safety instrumented system from Emerson meets requirements of the IEC 61511 standard.
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