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On the Edge
A Move to X-ray Inspection in the Plant
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A Move to X-ray Inspection in the Plant

The recent Kraft recall shines a spotlight on the need for better quality control systems in food processing. Is X-ray the answer?
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Mobile Operator Interface Gets Key Updates
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Exclusive: Mobile Operator Interface Gets Key Updates

Opto 22’s new release of the groov mobile operator interface system features event notifications, a data simulator, development environment improvements, and platform selection options.
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Trending: Human-Robot Collaboration
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Inside the Human-Robot Collaboration Trend

Specific demands from a range of manufacturing industries are driving the rapid development of cage-free robots that can work alongside or in close proximity to humans. Here’s a look at some of the latest developments.
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Modular Relays Offer Advantages

The C12 interfacer is a 2-pole changeover contact relay used for linking PC or PLC logic to machine operations.
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Discrete Manufacturing ERP Upgrade

A new release of ERPLN is billed as a significant upgrade to the vendor’s flagship enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for discrete hybrid manufacturers.
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Lowly Sensor Becomes Error-Proofing Hero

The ultimate goal of error-proofing sensors? Catch the error at the workstation on a production line, so it's not on the finished item.
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Single-Vendor Ethernet

The Reliable Ethernet Solutions enable companies to fully design, deploy and manage an entire industrial Ethernet.
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Comprehensive Data-Management, Connectivity

The Data Station Plus is a multiple protocol converter, a system data logger and a Web interface for industrial and M2M applications.
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Multi-system Database Tracking

Automation Change Manager is an electronic database-management and documentation system that allows industrial plant personnel to document and track changes across various of the vendor’s automation s
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ABB plans more manufacturing in India

Swiss-based global automation giant ABB (www.abb.com) plans to establish two new units in India at a cost of $20 million.
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Real-Time Communication via Ethernet

With ACOPOS, the vendor offers bus-capable servo drives for machine manufacturing in the power range from 400 W to 64 kW.
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Expanded Cordset Line

The vendor has expanded its Sensor/Actuator Cable (SAC) product line to include Mini (7/8-inch) cordsets. The cordsets are available with male or female contacts and as straight or angled versions.
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PLC-free Parts Inspection

The Checker 101E is a new model of the vendor’s Checker family of sensors, billed as the first sensors available that use patterns to detect and inspect parts, improving reliability.
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