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The Amazon.com-Magnetic Encoder Connection
Even though optical absolute encoders represent the bulk of sales for Posital, a division of the industrial group Fraba, its CEO, Christian Leeser, believes that magnetic sensor encoders will one day replace the use of optical sensor encoders. And he is pushing to make that day come as soon as possible. Speaking with Leeser at the Posital Farba booth at...
Telcos Becoming More Prominent in Manufacturing
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Telcos to Play More Prominent Role in Manufacturing

Expanding use of Ethernet to connect machines, devices, and entire systems to each other and to operators is leading telcos to become more heavily involved in manufacturing, starting with remote maint
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Rockwell to Acquire vMonitor

The acquisition will add wireless wellhead monitoring, among other products, to Rockwell Automation’s toolbox, giving it a further step into the oil and gas industry.
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Emerson Process Management: Wireless Pre-Engineered Essential Asset Monitoring Solutions

The Essential Asset Monitoring Solutions monitor key assets 24/7.
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Embedded Historian, Cell Phone Data Transfers Enable SCADA for Train-Rail Grinding

When the steel of train wheels meets the steel of railroad tracks, damage occurs, especially to the tracks. To repair that track damage, owners use rail grinders.
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Emerson Process Management: Intrinsically Safe Machinery Health Analyzer

The CSI 2125-IS Machinery Health Analyzer is certified for use in intrinsically safe IECEx and ATEX Zone 0 and Zone 1 hazardous areas.
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Omega Engineering: Humidity and Temperature Monitoring and Alarming Systems

The OM-CP-THERMALERT-RH series provide real time notification of humidity and temperature deviations.
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Is There an Industrial ‘Tabletphone’ in Your Future?

Some Automation World readers think they know the future of factory floor mobile communications.
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Dispatches from Achema, World’s Largest Chemical Industry Show

I was in Frankfurt, Germany this month at the huge chemical industry trade show Achema.
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New from Fluke
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Fluke: Rugged Infrared Cameras for Thermal Imaging

Fluke introduces five new infrared cameras with a broad range of powerful capabilities that are designed to be so rugged and easy to use they can become a regular part of troubleshooting and diagnosti
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Remote Management Service Now Free

HMS offers customers free access to the Netbiter Argos remote management service, now available in nine languages.
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Mobile Historian SDK
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Invensys Operations Management: Industrial Mobile Workforce Software Development Kit Enhanced

Invensys Operations Management has released the latest version of its Wonderware IntelaTrac mobility solution, including an Extensibility Software Development Kit (SDK).
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Wind Energy Research
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GE Software Powers IIT Wind Energy Research

Goal of project is to illustrate how advanced and automated predictive diagnostics can improve the availability, reliability and cost performance of wind power generation.
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Phoenix Contact Joins ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute

The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute announced that Phoenix Contact has joined the group as a supplier member, supporting development of products compatible with the ISA100.11a standard.
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Optimizing Maintenance through Information

Establishing an efficient and effective maintenance team requires sufficient and timely information.
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Icon-based Interface for Mobile Diagnostics

A new icon-based user interface for the 475 Field Communicator features graphical menus and “dashboards” that provide a clear view of a device’s operating health.
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Second from right, Anthony L. Chirchirillo, ceo, Chirch Global Manufacturing LLC
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Cloud Computing Finds Its Target with Mid-Size Manufacturers

Small and mid-size manufacturers are finding "software as a service" to be more than just the latest rage in Internet computing.
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Cellular Router for Remote Monitoring

The IndustrialPro Plus is an industrial 3G cellular router with integrated telemetry capabilities that works with RTUs and management software to provide wireless remote monitoring.
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Process Trending on Mobile Phones

Version 10 of PlantTriage now provides real-time trending of process variables on mobile phones.
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GE Intelligent Platforms Acquires SmartSignal

GE Intelligent Platforms completes the acquisition of SmartSignal, an analytics software company known for its predictive diagnostic software and monitoring services.
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Flexible Industrial Wireless Transmitters

UWXL industrial wireless transmitters for process measurement are designed for a variety of applications, including temperature, infrared temperature, relative humidity, process transducers with stand
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