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Nucor Steel Adopts Use of VFDs
With all the focus on energy efficiency in manufacturing over the past decade and a half, it’s become common knowledge that motors are the devices responsible for most of the industry’s energy use. Now consider those motors being applied in one of the more energy intensive manufacturing industries—steel making—and you’re looking at some seriously intense...
Nucor Steel Adopts Use of VFDs
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Nucor Steel Adopts Use of VFDs

As part of its asset management strategy, Nucor Steel replaces two-speed motors with variable frequency drives to reduce energy and water use as well as maintenance costs.
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Softing AG Acquires Online Development Inc.

Softing’s software development and communications products are a great fit with OLDI’s product development skills in computing, communications and I/O modules, according to OLDI CEO Ron Monday.
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Petrochemical Expansion Gets Help From Honeywell Control Upgrade

Qatar Fuel Additives will use the integrated control and safety system to reduce operating costs and improve efficiencies in its methanol and MTBE production.
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Upgrading That '70s Interface

The move to distributed control systems that deliver data in a digital format made old interfaces obsolete. But what some thought were improvements were actually obstacles.
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How Omron Uses Big Data
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How Omron Uses Big Data

To track its manufacturing processes in real time, Omron Corp. uses Microsoft SQL Server and Excel with its Sysmac SQL Direct Link software. Here’s how they do it.
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B&R: Speeding Up Automation Controller Cycle Time

reACTION technology helps take automation controller cycle times down to 1 µs.
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Advantech: High Resolution Multifunction PCIe DAQ Card

These two data acquisition (DAQ) cards for the PCI Express (PCIe) bus feature increased data transfer rates with higher resolutions using cost effective hardware.
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Weidmuller: Distributed I/O Platform

The "u-remote" distributed I/O platform delivers streamlined design and features hot-swappable slices, an integrated self-configuring web server interface and simple plug-in connections.
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Omega Engineering: Low Profile Compression Load Cells

The LC411-USBH Series high speed USB load cells connect directly to a computer.
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Matrikon: Data Logger

The Industrial Data Logger provides third-party connectivity, on-board data collection and intelligent data forwarding in a single box.
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Honeywell: Temperature Transmitters

The new range of SmartLine industrial temperature transmitters improve overall plant and employee efficiency even in harsh and noisy process environments.
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Adlink: Industrial Mobile Computer

The IMX-3000 features the Android 4.0 operating system and a compact housing for easy transport.
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Honeywell: Operator Console

The Experion Orion Console, which builds on the company’s Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) control platform, is an advanced display technology that features an improved ergonomic design and bet
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GE Intelligent Platforms: Industrial Internet Operator Interface

The GE QuickPanel+ integrates control and view, and also lets you archive data.
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The Connection Between Instrument Reliability and Reduced Downtime
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Downtime Reduction via Improved Instrument Reliability

How Dow Chemicals' Deer Park facility implemented and maintains an instrument reliability program capable of delivering a 70 percent reduction in downtime.
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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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Moore Industries: WirelessHART Temperature Transmitter

The THZ WirelessHART Temperature solution combines the company’s THZ Smart HART Temperature Transmitter and the Bullet WirelessHART Adapter by MACTek into one self-powered package for remote locations
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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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Teledyne Dalsa: Vision System with Touchscreen

Expanding the GEVA family of multi-camera vision systems for industrial inspection, the GEVA-312T is a stand-alone system with a built-in touchscreen display that delivers flexibility and easy migrati
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Yokogawa: Single-Loop Controllers

YS1000 Series single-loop controllers have been enhanced with a new TFT LCD with improved display characteristics and a design that facilitates easy maintenance.
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