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3D Printing Moves into the Manufacturing Mainstream

3D Printing Moves into the Manufacturing Mainstream

Long viewed as a design and testing tool, 3D printing is quickly moving into regular manufacturing operations as evidenced by recent announcements from Renishaw and Stratysys.
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Shale Oil Needs to Virtualize Operations

At the Well Site Automation for Unconventional Oil & Gas conference this week in Houston, speakers urge shale operators to embrace the technology and philosophy of more automated production.
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HVAC vs. Industrial Automation—Lessons Learned and Perspectives Shared

At AHR Expo this week at McCormick Place in Chicago, the equipment is a bit different than what we’re used to talking about. But many of the conversations are the same.
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John Berra, President, Emerson Process Management

Emerson Acquires Bristol Babcock

The company becomes part of Emerson Process Management, broadening its portfolio of measurement and control products, technologies and services for process industries.
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In case of an incident at the Honeywell Geismer Chemical Plant, an operator can see the process, live video from the scene and a

Increasing Chemical Plant Security

Chemical facility integrates security and process control in order to enhance response to critical situations and prevent unauthorized intrusions into the plant.
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ISA Committee to Focus on EDDL

By creating a standard that adopts the Electronic Device Description Language, the ISA says its new SP104 committee will help accelerate implementation and widespread use of fieldbus technology.
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Manufacturing Summer School for Middle School Kids

Engineering organizations plan to launch pilot program in three metropolitan areas.
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Citect Chief Executive Officer Richard Webb outlining plans for the region at the Jan. 26 opening of its new office in Singapore

Citect Expands in Asia

Though an acquisition target, the Australian industrial software provider plans to open 10 new offices globally this year.
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Detect Contrast Difference

The DK12-11//124/136 Contrast Sensor is intended to provide reliable reference mark detection in a compact and rugged metal housing.
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High-density I/O Modules

System designers and end users who want more performance from their I/O modules while conserving panel space have more options with new high-density modules for the Allen-Bradley Compact I/O product l
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Easy Encoder Connectivity

A new 8-pin M12 eurofast connector was designed specifically to provide quick and easy connectivity for use with Kubler encoders, which are typically used in strenuous factory applications.
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High-Speed Industrial Wireless

Industrial Hotspot Radios provide wireless real-time access across distances up to 20 miles for most demanding industrial applications, says the vendor.
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MES Definition Work Continues

Manufacturing companies need visibility to accurate workflow information in order to optimize management control over the resources needed to deliver against sales demand.
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