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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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Connect Barcode Readers to Ethernet

The DeviceServer enables 1D and 2D barcode readers to connect to industrial Ethernet.
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Connect Eight Displays

With the vendor’s Automation PC 620 and corresponding Automation Panel, the Smart Display Link is designed to provide remote visualization capability.
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WBF Conference Expands Agenda

WBF (www.wbf.org), formerly the World Batch Forum, has announced that the agenda for this year’s North American Conference has been expanded to include more value for automation and manufacturing prof
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Interview: Leading Change at ISA

Ken Baker, president of ISA, the Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society, spoke with Automation World Editor In Chief Gary Mintchell about the Society and his hopes for his term.
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Modular Sensor System

The DataStick is a modular sensor system that enables PLCs, industrial PCs and commercial PCs to perform in a wide range of applications that in the past could only be done with expensive DCSs or proc
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Two Intelligent Color Cameras

The Impact T28 and Impact T24 are intelligent color camera models designed for in-line industrial vision applications, and are the latest additions to the vendor’s Impact T-series family.
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United Kingdom- Buncefield Joins the Grisly Roll Call

Major industrial accidents in the United Kingdom tend to have an impact far beyond these shores.
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Simplify Hydraulic Drive Programming

The VT-HACD-1 digital amplifier makes it easier to program pressure, flow and positional functions for many closed-loop hydraulic-drive applications, says the vendor.
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Versatile, Compact AC Drives

The VariFlex Series of compact AC drives can handle most general purpose three-phase motor control applications from 1/3HP to 5HP, and offer features and options typically not found on more sophistica
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