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Splunk and Kepware Join Forces Around Industrial Data
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Splunk and Kepware Join Forces Around Industrial Data

New alliance highlights increasing interest in industrial control systems market from the enterprise IT space.
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The Economics of Automation

The purpose of automation is not to eliminate jobs, but to give workers the tools they need to do their jobs faster and more productively.
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Mid-Range Backlash Precision Gearboxes Grind Forward

In both industrial and precision markets, 5-20 arc-min backlash-rated precision gearboxes are seeing the highest growth, offering a midpoint between high precision and industrial geared motors.
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Buncefield Joins the Grisly Roll Call

Audible 50 miles away, the Total-Texaco oil storage depot explosion resulted in the largest fire in Europe since World War II.
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Hershey's New Direction on Controls

At upcoming Forum, Hershey executives will discuss changes in control platform policies that have produced cost savings and improvements.
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Moving Ahead With RFID

Recent reports tap management expectations about radio frequency identification, and provide help on using the technology.
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Foundation Fieldbus Gains Key Safety Approval

One of the hot topics in industrial networking is safety instrumented systems. Foundation Fieldbus now has TÜV type approval.
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Larry Blackwell, Chief Executive Officer, Datastream Systems Inc.

Infor to Acquire Datastream

The move continues a software industry consolidation trend.
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Manufacturing Software Standards to Converge

The Open Applications Group and ISA announce their intent to work together to minimize redundancy and converge their work.
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The Motoman DA20 dual-armed robot can perform tasks that were ?EURoeonce done only by people,?EUR? the company says.

Flexible Robots Mimic Humans

New industrial robots from Motoman feature flexible arm technology that the company says can handle tasks previously done only by people.
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Safety Controller Leverages Architecture

The GuardLogix safety controller features a two-processor safety architecture and is rated up to a Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3 functionality.
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High-performance Vacuum Pump

Based on the vendor’s COAX multi-stage ejector technology, the P6010 vacuum pump is designed to provide up to 40 percent more flow than conventional vacuum pumps, while still reducing overall energy c
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Software Standards to Converge

The Open Applications Group (OAGi, www.openapplications.org) and the Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society’s (www.isa.org) ISA-SP95 committee have announced their intent to converge standard
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