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ABB Board Proposes Former Shell Exec as Its New Chairman

If approved by shareholders at ABB’s annual general meeting in April, Peter Voser will take over from Hubertus von Grünberg, who has decided not to stand for reelection.
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Exploring Automation for Shale

Leading into the inaugural Well Site Automation for Unconventional Oil & Gas next month in Houston, operators discuss the benefits of SCADA and other automation for their shale operations.
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Consortium Extends Focus to Industrial Network Determinism
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Consortium Extends Focus to Industrial Network Determinism

AVnu Alliance launches an industrial market segment to help craft standards defining how standard Ethernet can be used for synchronized networking in industrial control applications.
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Unsecured Manufacturing Systems Present Real Danger

The most pressing information technology (IT) security issue is recognizing that manufacturing systems need protection through separate security policies, says Dennis Brandl, principal of BR&L Con
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Wonderware Achieves Key SAP Certification

Wonderware (www.Wonderware.com), a Lake Forest, Calif.-based business unit of Invensys Systems Inc., has achieved “Powered by SAP NetWeaver” certification status.
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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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Emerson Unveils Wireless Strategy

“Nothing that came before—Hart, Foundation Fieldbus, OPC and so on—can compare with what wireless will do for you,” said John Berra, president of Emerson Process Management (www.emersonprocess.com), i
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Compact 2D Camera/Decoder

As the vendor’s smallest 2D reader, the AccuVision MiniCam CMOS camera and decoder has a footprint that easily fits on a production line, but yet is powerful enough to handle sorting or other material
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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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