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ABB Board Proposes Former Shell Exec as Its New Chairman

If approved by shareholders at ABB’s annual general meeting in April, Peter Voser will take over from Hubertus von Grünberg, who has decided not to stand for reelection.
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Exploring Automation for Shale

Leading into the inaugural Well Site Automation for Unconventional Oil & Gas next month in Houston, operators discuss the benefits of SCADA and other automation for their shale operations.
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Consortium Extends Focus to Industrial Network Determinism
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Consortium Extends Focus to Industrial Network Determinism

AVnu Alliance launches an industrial market segment to help craft standards defining how standard Ethernet can be used for synchronized networking in industrial control applications.
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Embracing Globalism:The China Factor

"I can think of no faster path to a worldwide recession than for the United States and China to turn against one another."
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Handheld RFID PDA

The Silverjet RFID PDA is a handheld RFID reader/writer designed for factory operations.
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Wireless Industrial LAN

Product Spotlight: Wireless Products
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Global Collaboration--Worth Striving For

Successful implementation is not trivial; it involves getting people in many different locations to cooperate meaningfully.
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Average, Laggard Companies Need to Catch Up

Jane Biddle, vice president of Boston analyst firm AberdeenGroup Inc., has researched manufacturing companies’ use of visibility and integration software.
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Compact OEM Surge Protection

TheValvetrab CompactDIN-rail-mountable surge protection device measures just 12mm per channel, which is billed as the smallest footprint in the industry.
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Cyber Security Still a Hard Sell with Management

The need for cyber security measures to protect plant control systems against electronic attacks from hackers, terrorists or others with malicious intent is drawing increased attention these days from
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Lean EOQ Powers Lean Manufacturing

Economic Order QuantityEOQ = √ ã 2*P*S/CP = Production in Units/monthS = Set-up and Ordering Cost per LotC = Inventory Carrying Costs $/unit/month
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4-wire Ethernet Products

A line of 4-wire D-coded Ethernet physical media products, including cables, switches and conduit adapters, are compliant with EtherNet/IP standards.
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Serial-to-Wireless Modules

Product Spotlight: Wireless Products
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