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This week, Bedrock Automation announced the availability of its Universal Control System that uses advanced semiconductor technology to deliver a high-speed, scalable, and inherently secure system. This new design has the potential to disrupt the industrial controls market.
A new report forecasts growth in the anti-counterfeit food and beverage packaging market. Technologies of choice include holograms, RFID, and the emerging area of invisible, edible barcodes.
Over 3,800 vendors are at Messe Frankfurt this week, showcasing everything from packaging lines to process analytics. But the underlying theme is creating a sustainable future for the pharma, biotech, and chemical industries.
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At Rockwell Automation TechED the company revealed it is working on the next-generation of industrial mobility, turning a smartphone into a smart node on the network.
While enterprise analytics are happening in the cloud, manufacturers should be looking to distributed analytics—or fog computing—for real-time intelligence processed at the edge devices in the plant.
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