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Sercos IP Core Now on FPGAs and SoCs

Sercos IP Core Now on FPGAs and SoCs

The move to embed ever more industrial automation capabilities continues to pick up speed with the Sercos III protocol now available on Altera Cyclone chips.
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GE Drives the Brilliant Factory Concept Home

Hardly an easy customer, GE corporate operations push GE Intelligent Platforms to get the automation and data intelligence they need to improve efficiencies.
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Mobile HMI: Facilities Technician Accesses Essential Information

A compact operator interface running on an Android smartphone securely monitors and controls compressors, lighting, air conditioning units and more.
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No People Allowed

As an extension to the C4000 family of safety light curtains, the C4000 Palletizer incorporates pattern recognition technology that eliminates the need for muting sensors.
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Standalone or Networked DCS

The T2550 controller is the first in the vendor’s low-cost Foxboro A2 distributed control system line to bundle full process control and I/O functionality in a compact, field-mountable baseplate and t
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Vision-guided Robotics: In Search of the Holy Grail

While vision-guided robot “bin-picking” of randomly located parts has long proved an elusive goal, there are signs that the technology may now finally be set to emerge.
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Foundation Fieldbus gets Safety Approval

The Fieldbus Foundation ( has announced that TÜV Anlagentechnik GmbH, Automation, Software and Information Technology (, a global, independent and accredited
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Safety Engineering Certified by TUV

Smart safety instrumented system from Emerson meets requirements of the IEC 61511 standard.
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Double Communication Capacity

The Allen-Bradley 1756-CN2 module and the 1556 CN2R media redundancy module each allow Allen-Bradley ControlLogix Programmable Automation Controller (PAC) users to double networking capacity.
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Real-time Data Remotely

The RemoteLog and Datalogger is a combination of RTU (Remote Terminal Unit), datalogger, real-time database client and telemetry interface in one compact, installation-ready package.
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Controller Adds Profibus Master

Profibus master capabilities have been added to 758 Series programmable controllers.
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The Robots are Coming

When it comes to robots, reality still lags science fiction. But the confluence of several advanced technologies is bringing the age of robotics ever nearer.
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U.S. Leadership at Risk in Manufacturing Innovation

Downward trends in U.S. manufacturing innovation pose a serious threat to America’s long-term economic growth and living standards, according to a new report released Feb.
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