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PLC Upgrade Unlocks Testing Efficiency

For air filter manufacturer K&N Engineering, a high number of simultaneous parallel processes taxed an older test system. A controls upgrade for the test stations doubled test-process efficiency.
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Securing Existing Control Networks: A Plan for Guarding Your Valuable Assets

Most discussions about securing control networks assume that you're starting with a clean slate.
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Optimizing Multi-Site Operations, Large and Small

Chrysler did it with a large capital investment to its body shop operations, but others with multiple sites are finding that incremental software upgrades and a focus on flexibility can provide useful
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RH Data Logger

The VL-2000 High Stability Relative Humidity (RH) data logger is especially suited for verifying environmental conditions in labs, clean rooms and stability chambers.
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People Skills Primary for Project Managers

Being a good communicator, which includes listening and speaking clearly, is the key people skill any project manager (PM) needs, believes Andrew Boyarksy, practice consultant in project management fo
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IT Involvement Needed

Manufacturing companies competing in a global supply network require information management systems that integrate the supply chain demand information with factory floor fulfillment processes in order
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Longer Linear Strokes

Extended travels of 18mm, 25mm and 32mm are now available for the Z26000 captive linear actuators that are currently offered with 12.7mm travel.
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IP is the Network Key

A wide range of protocols can run over an Ethernet network, says Shaye Shayegani, senior field applications engineer for Irvine, Calif.-based Lantronix Inc.
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People Are Your Primary Assets

In today’s competitive global market, automation end-users and suppliers alike are under increasing pressure to improve return on assets.
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Rear-mount Touchmonitors

The 1749L and 1746L are 17-inch liquid crystal display (LCD) rear-mount touchmonitors that have identical form factors, differing only in their panel specifications.
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PLC Programming Goes Modular

For PLC programming, U.S control engineers and technicians turn typically to ladder logic, a programming technique that’s been around since the birth of programmable logic controllers, or PLCs, in the
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Managing Labor Assets

The United States, and indeed, much of the developed world, is in the midst of a curious labor quandary.
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Industrial and Rugged PCs

For standard industrial environments, the Simatic Panel PC 577 is equipped with a 2.4GHz Pentium 4 processor and RAM that can be expanded to 3GB.
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