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Panel discussion at the HSBC Made For Trade tour
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Global Trade Requires Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced manufacturing, design innovation, and manufacturing workforce development training were all part of the "Made for Trade" discussion on how to revitalize manufacturing in Chicago. The tour will also be making stops in Los Angeles, Houston, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.
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Photo source: Hirschman Products, a Belden Company

Wanted: Wireless Communications Reliability

With its roots in wired industrial Ethernet networks, Parallel Redundancy Protocol is directly addressing concerns about wireless communications reliability.
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Merging Control and IT for OEMs
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Merging Control and IT for OEMs

Open Core Engineering development platform from Bosch Rexroth builds on open standards and technologies to allow control applications to work with higher level languages commonly used for IT applications.
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Wayne Manges, Program Manager for Industrial Wireless Programs, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Test Center Proposed for Wireless Product Qualification

Backers see need for an independent third party as a way to mitigate “wild claims” made by some wireless vendors.
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Still Passionate About Manufacturing

When we started publishing Automation World in June 2003, I wrote my first editorial on being passionate about automation.
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Automation Plus Innovation Wins

Manufacturing—the transformation of materials into products—has not been a primary source of prosperity in the United States or almost any other advanced economy for the last two generations.
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Monitor Hazardous Areas

The OptoShield OS3100 Laser Light Safety Scanner is designed to adapt to both dynamic and irregular hazardous environments.
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Justifying Automation Requires Real-time Accounting

Industry is not quite certain of what it’s gotten by installing automation, says Peter Martin, vice president and general manager of real-time performance management at Invensys Process Systems (www.i
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Ford's Flexible Factory

If it’s Monday, it must be Mazdas. Imagine a manufacturing plant so flexible that it can build one product one day, and a completely different product the next.
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Detect Bad RFID Labels

The ALX RFID print/apply labeling system encodes and prints unique RFID labels and automatically applies the encoded labels to cartons, cases and pallets.
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Make the Connection

Data integration from plant to enterprise systems makes for better inventory control and fewer shutdowns.
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Supply Chain Integration Demands Real-time Data

Responding to real events is the challenge in integrating information technology (IT) with supply chains, believes Dave Gleditsch, chief technology officer at Boulder, Colo.-based Pelion Systems Inc.
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