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Splunk and Kepware Join Forces Around Industrial Data

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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IT View

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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Industry View

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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Versatile Smart Camera

The IVC-2D is a high performance smart camera that is well-suited for inspection and quality control applications. The camera is programmed via graphical interface (IVC Studio).
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Custom-built Vibration Transmitters

The Intelligent Transmitter (iT) Series of vibration transmitters has been expanded to allow customers to select from a full line of features at the time of order.
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Patrick Gouhin

ISA Names Executive Director

The Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society (ISA) has announced the hiring of Patrick Gouhin as the Society’s new executive director.
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RFID Clocks In

RFID has deep roots in manufacturing, but Wal-Mart’s supply-chain mandate is breathing new innovation—and lower costs—into this decades-old technology
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Portable Data Station

The Datum-Y is a portable multi-channel data logger that measures and records environmental data in the field or in the plant, such as temperature, voltage, current, power, vibration, speed and rpm, a
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Control Unit for Safety

Despite a small installation width of just 22.5mm, the 470221EU01 Central Control Unit includes two completely independent safety circuits.
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Strong Growth In High Power AC Drives

The worldwide market for high power AC drives exceeded $3.2 billion in 2004, and is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 8.9 percent over the next five years, rising to $5 billion, according
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Getting the Right Part to the Right Place
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Accurate, Programmable Pressure Sensors

The high accuracy PS400 and PS500 programmable pressure sensors are easily programmed via three controls: two push buttons for scrolling through programming features and one recessed enter key.
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