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The Hidden Layer of Device Interoperability
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Device Interoperability: The Hidden Layer

Control and asset management systems are appreciated for their ability to ease configuration, management and diagnostics of intelligent devices in the field.
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Michael Gurney, CEO of Concept Systems Inc.
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An ROI Approach to Budgeting

Detailed evaluation of anticipated return on investment for each prioritized project helps gain project approval and maximize project results.
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IT vs. Manufacturing: Get Along to Go Along

Implementing remote diagnostics requires good collaboration between IT and operations. Here are some things to consider if you want to achieve that.
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High-performance Stepper Drives

The STAC6-Q high-performance stepper drives feature Q programming—a comprehensive programming language with options for downloading, storing and executing multiple programs with a single drive.
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Jean-Pascal Tricoire

Rapid Growth Fuels Schneider Indian Expansion

Schneider Electric (, a player in electrical distribution, industrial control and automation, is bullish on the Indian market, and plans to make India an export hub.
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Current Monitoring Relay

Designed for industrial heating equipment where load failures need to be monitored for and prevented, the RJCS Series Current Monitoring Solid State Relay is the latest entry in the vendor’s Solitron
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Training Simulators Boost Bottom Line

Practice makes perfect, the old adage goes. And when it comes to plant operator training, it’s a maxim that more process industries manufacturers these days are taking to heart.
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M2m To Grow In Europe

A new research report from the analysis firm Berg Insight (, Gothenburg, Sweden, forecasts that at least 25 million machines will be connected to mobile networks in Europe by 2009.
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Ultra Bright Monitors

The latest additions to the vendor’s line of ultra high bright monitors are the 10.4-in. and 12.1-in. sizes. The ultra high bright display systems—previously available only in 8.4-in and 15-in.
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MOST Fills Honeywell's SIL 2 Gap

MTL Open Systems Technology (MOST,, the Hampton, N.H.-based systems division of Luton, UK-based MTL Instruments, has pulled off something of a coup by persuading Honeywell (www.Honeyw
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Rockwell to Sell Power Systems Business

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Dodge and Reliance Electric operations go on the block.
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Social Accountability Certification Service Unveiled

More organizations are taking increased responsibility for the environmental and social standards of their merchandise, says TÜV official.
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Fred Hayes, Director of Technical Services, Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute

Revised Packaging Machinery Safety Standard Completed

The standard is harmonized with international and European standards, and provides guidance on how to conduct the recommended risk assessment.
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