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PLC Upgrade Unlocks Testing Efficiency

For air filter manufacturer K&N Engineering, a high number of simultaneous parallel processes taxed an older test system. A controls upgrade for the test stations doubled test-process efficiency.
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Securing Existing Control Networks: A Plan for Guarding Your Valuable Assets

Most discussions about securing control networks assume that you're starting with a clean slate.
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Optimizing Multi-Site Operations, Large and Small

Chrysler did it with a large capital investment to its body shop operations, but others with multiple sites are finding that incremental software upgrades and a focus on flexibility can provide useful
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William "Willy" Geary, 2006 president of SME

William “Willy” Geary, 2006 president of SME, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, recently took a pit stop during an SME conference on high performance manufacturing featuring auto race cars to sp
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Artificial Muscle Products

A San Jose, Calif., start-up company known as Artificial Muscle Inc.
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ControlLogix-to-LonWorks Connectivity

SlotServer is an interface module that allows users to interface third-party devices using LonWorks to the Allen Bradley ControlLogix 1757 platform.
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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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