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How Behavior-Based Safety Could Become Mainstream

However you feel about behavior-based safety and its supposed shortcomings, a variety of emerging trends and factors are aligning to make an actual BBS system both more achievable and more effective.
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IE3 Motor Revenues Boosted by Regulations

Revenues for premium-efficiency motors are expected to almost double by 2018 as governments push to phase out standard models.
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Cost Information for New Product Introductions

Cost modeling focused on decision support provides improved managerial insights and information.
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What Kind of MES Do You Need?

When considering what kind of manufacturing execution system (MES) your operations should have, you need to consider several factors related to technical and business needs, and particularly context.
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Wanted: Wireless Communications Reliability

With its roots in wired industrial Ethernet networks, Parallel Redundancy Protocol is directly addressing concerns about wireless communications reliability.
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Know the Difference Between IoT and M2M

Although the Internet of Things and machine-to-machine communications have remote device access in common, that’s about where the similarities end.
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Pay Little Attention to Those GDP Headlines

Though U.S. GDP fell significantly in the first quarter, the Institute for Trend Research views this more as expected slowdown rather than another recession.
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Help Wanted: Rebuilding the U.S. Manufacturing Skills Pipeline

Though U.S. manufacturing is on a steady path of growth, the threat from the skilled worker shorter could derail that. Here are some effective strategies to address the skill shortage.
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The Case is Never Closed on Automation Innovation

High performance PC-based controls and ultra fast industrial Ethernet unite to boost case packer machine functionality.
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Mixed Picture for Medium-Voltage Drives

Some industries and geographies are seeing considerable growth in MV drives, while others face decline. But expect 2014 to shift toward equilibrium.
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