Greenfield
Factory Automation
Bassett
Batch Processing
Hand
Process Automation
Reynolds
Packaging Automation
Campbell
On the Edge
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Help for the Most Difficult Type of Manufacturing

Abnormal situation management for continuous processing is normal operating procedure for batch processing. A new starter kit from Rockwell Automation can give batch control programmers a leg up on coding the complicated starts, stops and holding steps in food, beverage and pharma process operations.
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The Automation Conference 2014 Scholarship Winners
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The Automation Conference 2014 Scholarship Winners

Tri-County Technical College awards four students with David A. Harvey Memorial Scholarships.
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Low moisture foods include nuts, cereals, chocolate and more.
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Hygienic Equipment Design for Low Moisture Foods

The Alliance for Innovation and Operational Excellence (AIOE), founded in 2011 by PMMI—The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, brings together CPG production and engineering professionals with suppliers to address issues of common concern. Their latest guidance document covers hygienic equipment for low moisture foods.
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Factory Ethernet Goes Mainstream

Over the past few years, industrial Ethernet networking has won adherens for its adaptability, efficiency and its ability fo assimilate wireless data.
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Ethernet Expansion Unit

The PACSystems RX3i Ethernet Network Interface Unit (ENIU) makes it possible to use the vendor’s PACSystems RX3i controller and Series 90-30 I/O remotely on an Ethernet network.
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The Road Ahead

The U.S. economy, though not a perfectly tuned machine, is fundamentally healthy, with consumer, business-to-business and government spending all contributing to economic growth.
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AS-I Safety Module

The SB-INT-01 AS-Interface Safety at Work Module is IP67 protected and is equipped with two safety rated solid-state inputs, making it well suited for interfacing with light curtains and safety laser
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Enhanced Valve Positioner

The PMV D3 digital valve positioner has added Foundation Fieldbus support and gained ATEX EEX approval as an explosion-proof device.
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Seeing Security Through Clear Lenses

Industrial networking leaders are studying potential and real security problems—and trying to lay a plan for combat.
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Industrial Strength WiFi Ethernet

Billed as the first industrial WiFi product to offer a Lifetime Warranty, the 240U-E Industrial WiFi Wireless Ethernet is an industrial strength 802.11 unit designed to provide reliable, high-speed co
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Infor to Acquire Datastream

Manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) supplier Infor (www.infor.com) is continuing its aggressive growth-through-acquisition strategy with a planned acquisition of Datastream Systems Inc.
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Up, Down, All Around

The OMH-VL18 Mounting Bracket is designed for use with 18mm cylindrical photoelectric sensors.
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Manage Materials Replenishment

Designed to help manufacturers digitally manage all forms of material replenishment with suppliers, Supplier Replenishment software combines the vendor’s Electronic Kanban capabilities with new featur
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