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Data-Driven Food Processing Extends to the Farm

Just like their food processing counterparts, U.S. food farmers are using data-based decisions to maximize production and increase profitability.
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Enterprise View

Optimize Supply Chain Risk Management

The industrial equipment manufacturers that see the best return on their investment in risk management are those that make it a priority, centralize responsibility and invest aggressively.
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Industry View

The Promise of Cognitive Computing

Cognitive computing could help provide a solution to the knowledge gap left by industry experts retiring in great numbers.
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Control Unit for Safety

Despite a small installation width of just 22.5mm, the 470221EU01 Central Control Unit includes two completely independent safety circuits.
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Strong Growth In High Power AC Drives

The worldwide market for high power AC drives exceeded $3.2 billion in 2004, and is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 8.9 percent over the next five years, rising to $5 billion, according
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RFID Clocks In (sidebar)

Getting the Right Part to the Right Place
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Accurate, Programmable Pressure Sensors

The high accuracy PS400 and PS500 programmable pressure sensors are easily programmed via three controls: two push buttons for scrolling through programming features and one recessed enter key.
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DeviceNet Gateway

The DRL-DVN-SRE Direct-Link gateway for DeviceNet is designed to connect a DeviceNet network to a serial or Ethernet network or device in a cost-effective way.
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Smart Machine Phase Two Launched

Cincinnati Machine ( and its partners announced the launch of the Smart Machine Phase 2 Project.
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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 (, 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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