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

At the Made for Trade tour in Chicago, advanced manufacturing, the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute and manufacturing workforce development training were all part of the discussion on how to revitalize manufacturing locally. Our own Pat Reynolds was there. 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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Back-up Eliminates Downtime

The addition of full-redundant back-up capabilities for the vendor’s Q Series Automation Platform is designed for industries in which downtime on production lines and shop floors is not an option.
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High-Speed Ball Screw Drive

The Ball Screw Drive AGK uses a high-performance ball screw in a rigid aluminum housing to drive motion at speeds up to 96m/min, even in extreme environments.
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Adept Turns the Corner

When Robert Bucher joined Adept Technology Inc. ( in November 2003 as chairman and chief executive officer, the Livermore, Calif.-based company was going through some difficult times.
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Low-cost Bar Code Sensor

The PresencePLUS P4 BCR vision sensor reads advanced 2D and 1D bar codes including Data Matrix ECC200 and PDF 417, as well as linear codes such as Code 39, Code 128, Codabar, Interleaved 2 of 5, EAN-8
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Modular Robotic Packaging

The PackWorld modular, flexible concept for robotic packaging is now available with HP series “High-Performance” robots.
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Ethernet Application Road Show

Several companies do “road shows” for introductory training and product introduction.
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Expanded Connector Line

The vendor has expanded its line of microfast (1/2 - 20 UNF) cordsets and receptacles to handle more applications with the addition of 2- and 6-pin connectors.
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Add 7th or 8th Robot Axis

The Linear Slide is a self-contained one-axis unit that adds a 7th or 8th axis when used with another robot. The unit can be floor- or ceiling-mounted.
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ERP Company Acquisition

Exact Software (, Andover, Mass., has completed the acquisition of Vanguard Solutions Group (, a Glen Ellyn, Ill., provider of enterprise business intell
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Measure Flow in Difficult Environments

The latest models of the Brooks Instrument Quantim Coriolis family of low-flow meters and controllers have a NEMA 4x/IP65 weatherproof package.
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