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DCS

Today’s control room is not what it was a decade ago. It has changed so gradually, you might not have noticed, but over time it has transformed into a data center that can measure a facility’s total wellbeing. It has also become a space that considers operators as the highly valued assets they are, providing more ergonomic desks and chairs, more space...
Emerson Cluj Flow Center in Romania
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Emerson Expands European Manufacturing, Engineering Services

US$76 million investment in new facilities in Romania strengthens Emerson’s growing global manufacturing and engineering services network.
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The Amazon.com-Magnetic Encoder Connection
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The Amazon.com-Magnetic Encoder Connection

Posital CEO Christian Leeser contends that magnetic encoders’ combination of extreme environment durability, energy harvesting capabilities, high-precision and a smaller footprint will lead the techno
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Inside Dow Corning’s Automation Team
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Inside Dow Corning’s Automation Team

How Dow Corning shifted its approach to automation technology selection from an individual site focus to a global outlook.
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Pleora: External Frame Grabber

The iPORT CL-Ten Full external frame grabber allows designers to deploy Camera Link Full cameras in real-time, high-bandwidth GigE Vision networks.
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Alliance Sensors Group Partners with Spacex on Falcon 9 Rocket
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Alliance Sensors Group Partners with Spacex on Falcon 9 Rocket

Technology incorporated in the ground systems for the Spacex Falcon 9 Rocket--a rocket designed to be cost-effectively re-usable--includes LVDT signal conditioners.
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ABB Expands System 800xA DCS Capabilities

The sixth generation of ABB’s flagship distributed control system enhances security, and supports upgrades on older platforms like Windows XP.
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Endress + Hauser Sensors and Components
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Endress+Hauser Offers Customized Sensors, Components

Automation instrumentation vendor Endress+Hauser is now offering customized pressure sensors and components, as well as design support services, to the North American OEM machine market.
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Automation Booms from Southeast Asia’s Oil and Gas Growth

Demands are evolving for the oil and gas industry in Southeast Asia, particularly in developing countries, providing new opportunities there for automation vendors.
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Siemens: Compact Coriolis Flow Meter

The Sitrans FC410 is for skid and machine builders.
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Red Lion: I/O Module, RTU Firmware

The E2-MIX20884-D Sixnet EtherTRAK-2 I/O module is for applications that require a high density of mixed I/O types, while firmware for the Sixnet series RTUs has been enhanced.
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Embedded Vision Help for Engineers
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Embedded Vision Help for Engineers

The Embedded Vision Alliance provides tutorial articles, videos, code downloads and a discussion forum to help manufacturing engineers learn about and implement embedded vision technologies.
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Control Room Best Practices Push Comfort, Communication, Collaboration

Transforming gradually over the past decade, today’s process control rooms incorporate new ways to collaborate and communicate enterprise-wide, and protect operators from fatigue and stress.
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How Embedded Vision Can Improve Inspection and Inventory Tracking
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How Embedded Vision Can Improve Inspection and Inventory Tracking

From providing new methods of improving product tracking to eliminating the bottlenecks often encountered with visual inspection, embedded vision technologies are poised to change the game in many cor
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Wireless Is Evolving

Wireless instrumentation is with us and there is no going back.
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Nine Strategic Considerations for Using Wireless Technology

Companies are turning to wireless communications to minimize man hours spent walking plants or pipelines, particularly in hazardous or remote areas.
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Wireless Protocols for the Process Industries

Two similar wireless protocols—WirelessHART, promulgated by the HART Communication Foundation (www.hartcomm.org) and ISA 100.11a, promulgated by the International Society of Automation (www.isa.org)—a
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Wireless Trends

The history of wireless networking in industry has largely been that of cable replacement.
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Measure First to Improve Control System Performance

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Oil and Gas Processes Are Instrumental

The oil and gas industry makes up a quarter of the revenue in process field instrumentation. Shale is a particularly hot sector, presenting challenges for instrument suppliers.
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PLC Lifecycle Management

Discussion of controllers in the continuous process industries typically centers on distributed control systems (DCSs).
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