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Help for the Most Difficult Type of Manufacturing

Abnormal situation management for continuous processing is normal operating procedure for batch processing. A new starter kit from Rockwell Automation can give batch control programmers a leg up on coding the complicated starts, stops and holding steps in food, beverage and pharma process operations.
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The Automation Conference 2014 Scholarship Winners

The Automation Conference 2014 Scholarship Winners

Tri-County Technical College awards four students with David A. Harvey Memorial Scholarships.
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Low moisture foods include nuts, cereals, chocolate and more.
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Hygienic Equipment Design for Low Moisture Foods

The Alliance for Innovation and Operational Excellence (AIOE), founded in 2011 by PMMI—The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, brings together CPG production and engineering professionals with suppliers to address issues of common concern. Their latest guidance document covers hygienic equipment for low moisture foods.
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Advanced H2S Sensing

Thanks to what is billed as a breakthrough in electrochemical cell sensor technology, the TS Series Hydrogen Sulfide Gas Detectors provide advanced protection against the deadly hazards of hydrogen su
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Upgraded Network-based Control

Strengthened network and communication functions and new pulse width output modules are among upgrades to Stardom, the vendor’s open network control system.
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All-In-One Industrial PC Chassis

The ATM-4233 is an all-in-one chassis for industrial automation platforms.
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Soft Starts for Motors

The Telemecanique Altistart 01 soft start family is designed to provide sophisticated starting and stopping for motors in an extremely compact footprint.
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Unsecured Manufacturing Systems Present Real Danger

The most pressing information technology (IT) security issue is recognizing that manufacturing systems need protection through separate security policies, says Dennis Brandl, principal of BR&L Con
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Wonderware Achieves Key SAP Certification

Wonderware (, a Lake Forest, Calif.-based business unit of Invensys Systems Inc., has achieved “Powered by SAP NetWeaver” certification status.
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Detect Contrast Difference

The DK12-11//124/136 Contrast Sensor is intended to provide reliable reference mark detection in a compact and rugged metal housing.
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High-density I/O Modules

System designers and end users who want more performance from their I/O modules while conserving panel space have more options with new high-density modules for the Allen-Bradley Compact I/O product l
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Easy Encoder Connectivity

A new 8-pin M12 eurofast connector was designed specifically to provide quick and easy connectivity for use with Kubler encoders, which are typically used in strenuous factory applications.
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High-Speed Industrial Wireless

Industrial Hotspot Radios provide wireless real-time access across distances up to 20 miles for most demanding industrial applications, says the vendor.
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