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Safety and Security Should Go Hand in Hand

Process safety and cybersecurity can be deeply intertwined, with one type of incident easily affecting the other. But more than that, there is much that security lifecycles can learn from the more longstanding tradition of safety.
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New Industrial Technology Partnerships

New Industrial Technology Partnerships

Two announcements made at Hannover Fair 2015—one involving the EtherCAT Trade Group and OPC Foundation and the other involving Bosch Rexroth and National Instruments—highlight a growing trend around i
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The Oil Field as a Manufacturing Operation

Unlike wildcatting days when oil exploration had about a 10 percent chance of success, modern oil drilling has become more of a manufacturing process, with shale operations at close to 100 percent success rates. What does that mean for automation?
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Automation To Keep Gasoline Pure in India

Indian Oil Corp. has embarked a project to fight adulteration through automation of its retail outlets.
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The Mechatrolink Members Association is a Japan-based user organization dedicated to the development and promotion of the Mechat

Phoenix Contact Supports Mechatrolink

The standard provides a cost-effective solution for multi-axis servo systems.
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Emerson and Siemens to Expand Interface Support

Technology exchange between the two companies will extend interoperability and end-user benefits.
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Active Power's CoolAir technology combines a flywheel, compressed air and thermal energy storage to provide backup power.

Battery-free Backup Advances

New technology combines three environmentally friendly energy storage techniques for use in uninterruptible power supplies.
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OPC-UA Specifications Released

The new OPC Unified Architecture specification provides a service oriented architecture that facilitates secure, reliable interoperability across corporate firewalls and platforms.
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Martin Slark, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Molex Inc.

Molex Targets Industrial Market with Woodhead Deal

The electronic components maker will acquire Woodhead Industries for about $256 million.
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Ken Brown has been named acting President at Invensys Process Systems.

Leadership Change at Invensys Process Systems

Mike Caliel resigns as president while Ken Brown is named acting president during search for replacement.
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Serial to Ethernet Device Servers

The ET-DS-1 and ET-SDS-1 Serial to Ethernet Device Servers are well-suited for connecting serial-based software applications over Ethernet to remote industrial serial devices.
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Sealed, Enclosed Belt Drives

A series of belt drives ranging from 80mm to 216mm are specifically designed for material handling applications.
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Asymmetric Motivation

What's on columnist Jim Pinto's mind? The manufacturing-based middle class is the nation’s backbone.
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