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Olive Producer Embraces Automation

The 100-year-old company's first foray into robotics involved installation of a robotic retort tray loader for their packaging line. Says the project engineer, “This experience really changed our mindset regarding automation.”
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Automotive Supplier Collaborates with Cloud PLM
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Automotive Supply Chain Partners Collaborate Using Cloud PLM

The 300 members of Air International Thermal Systems global supply chain have begun collaborating using cloud-based product lifecycle management software to cut costs and accelerate deliveries.
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Reduce Risk and Costs by Improving Project Selection
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Reduce Risk and Costs by Improving Project Selection

Why taking the time early on to devise up-to-date project specifications saves time, money, and risk in the long run.
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Commercial robotic creations such as Toyota?EUR™s trumpet-playing ?EURoepartner robot?EUR? and iRobot?EUR™s ?EURoeRoomba?EUR?

What's Next for Robots?

North American industrial robot vendors are on pace for a record number of new robot orders in 2005, according to recent figures released by the Robotic Industries Association (RIA, www.roboticsonline
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Strategies for Extending Your Industrial Network

Just as digital fieldbus networks at the device level are building a critical mass of acceptance, engineers are looking for ways to extend them in order to get required information from the factory to
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Role-based Decision Support

Manufacturing and executive decision makers can see key, role-based maintenance and purchasing analytics via a standard Web portal with Avantis.DSS.
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Rich Timoney

EDDL and FDT Both Claim Gains

“Enhanced” Electronic Device Description Language (EDDL) appears to be gaining momentum in the process control community, with the unveiling of a multi-vendor demonstration of EDDL enhancements at ISA
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A turbine-driven feedwater pump at Comanche Peak is equipped with an Azima I-100, the yellow cylindrical unit.

Look Ma, No Wires

Wireless industrial networks offer compelling potential advantages. Here’s a look at how some end users are beginning to cash in on the technology, while others are still holding back.
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Recognizing Excellence in Manufacturing (sidebar)

Automation World Recognizes Component Product Introductions (sidebar)
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Motor Controller Integrates I/O

With two inputs and four outputs, the Allen-Bradley SMC Flex motor controller with integrated I/O is designed to help users control processes and monitor motor systems from the networked soft-starter,
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Keith Nosbusch

Rockwell Automation Touts "Customer Intimacy"

Rockwell Automation threw a party, and more than 10,000 of its closest friends showed up.
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Steel Minimill Goes Wireless
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