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The Portable Plant

Pfizer, GEA Pharma Systems, and G-CON Manufacturing unveil a modular manufacturing prototype that runs continuously and can quickly deliver customized quantities of drugs.
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Siemens Expands Analytical Operations in Houston

Going after a growing downstream oil and gas industry, Siemens Analytical Products and Solutions has increased its operation capacity by 50 percent by moving to a new facility and optimizing productio
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Hannover Fair 2015 Highlights: Day One

A brief look at two of the many exhibits visited on our first day at Hannover Fair 2015.
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Cumulative Financial Benefit

The chart, adapted from a study of successful execution of lean programs by ARC Advisory Group Inc., of Dedham, Mass., and provided by Citect, shows the cumulative financial benefit from lean initiati
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Dave Chappell

ISA-88 Standards to be Extended

The Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society’s ISA-SP88 committee has announced it is beginning work on Part 5 of the widely used ISA-88 series of batch control standards.
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I/O Module

Wago has added motion control capability to its I/O System family of products with the new 750-670 I/O module.
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Model Predictive Controller Supervision

The vendor’s PlantTriage Performance Supervision Software now provides supervision of Model Predictive Controllers (MPC).
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Standardization and Interoperability For Performance

Corporate standardization involves selection of a single solution to a common problem.
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ABB Celebrates Turnaround

“The industry must be like the redwoods in California.
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Fixing Software On The Fly

Control system vendors are collaborating with plant managers to avoid shutdowns while upgrading Microsoft Windows operating systems and application software.
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Minis Extend Sensing Distance

New entries to the vendor’s line of long-range mini inductive sensors are 4mm and 5mm unshielded versions.
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Strategic Balance

Building a manufacturing strategy that balances new technologies and profitability requires study, planning and execution.
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First Steps for Cyber Security Standard

The Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society’s ( ISA-SP99 standards committee on Manufacturing and Control Systems Security has released the first and second parts of the ISA-99 ser
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