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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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Prototype Internet Of Things Apps for $20?
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Prototype Internet Of Things Apps for $20?

A new microcontroller from Texas Instruments enables engineers to prototype Internet of Things connectivity ranging from sensor gateways to control networks.
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Six-axis Articulated Robots for Light Duty
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Six-Axis Articulated Robots for Light Duty

Weighing 55 pounds or less and designed to handle payloads of up to 22 pounds, these new lightweight robots from Universal Robots expand the possibility of robot application in industry.
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Calculating the True Cost of Software

Plants running continuous processes needn't practice voodoo economics to get good estimates and generate realistic budgets for software projects.
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Eight Recommendations for Designing and Using Skid-Based Equipment

Modular, skid-mounted process equipment—such as CIP systems, bio processors, blowers and dryers, and compressors and pumps—is increasingly common.
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ABB Robotics: Vision System for Robots

Integrated Vision makes vision-guided robotics applications faster and easier to deploy.
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Who's On Your Alarm Management Team?

To ensure success with your alarm management upgrade, make sure operators are at least on, if not leading, your team.
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CAD Switching
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CAD Switching at Customer’s Request

Though Advanced Machine & Tool Corporation initially switched out its CAD software due to a large customer’s demand, making the switch delivered significant improvements with device tagging, wire
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New Pump Profiles Enhance Wastewater Treatment Plant Controls Upgrade

The challenge: replace the entire control system without shutting down some critical parts of the treatment plant for longer than four hours.
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Machine Safety Software
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Free Machine Safety Software

The Safety Automation Builder tool from Rockwell Automation is designed to help guide manufacturers through the safety system design process.
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There’s a gap between where we need to be mechatronically and how we’re training people to get there.
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A New Approach to Mechatronics Training?

Change intro to: A few years back, a now widely held observation emerged about the future: In 1980, 80 percent of the complexity of equipment was mechanical, but by 2020, only 20 percent of it would b
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Matrox Supersight
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Matrox: Industrial Imaging Computers

Supersight Solo lets users integrate a system host board with multiple GPUs (graphics processing units), FPGAs and frame grabbers in a single chassis.
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Cornell Cup USA
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Engineering Students Set to Compete at Cornell Cup USA

U.S. college engineering students will show off their newest designs at the second annual Cornell Cup.
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Martin Buchwitz, Editor in Chief, SPS Magazin, Germany
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Siemens Shows the Importance of Software

The low-key presentation of S-1500 family hardware during the SPS IPC Drives 2012 press conference doesn’t mean hardware has lost all importance.
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New Columnist Greg McMillan on PID Control

A unified approach to advanced control can make utilizing the full power of PID less of an art and more of a documented, fast and straightforward procedure.
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Statue of Liberty Offers Lessons in Machine Retrofits

A $27 million renovation to the Statue of Liberty includes a new emergency elevator designed using Siemens’ TIA portal.
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Integrated PLC/HMIs Rated for Hazardous Locations

Unitronics is proud to announce that even more of their products are now suitable for hazardous locations with UL Class I, Division 2 ratings.
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Wago Corporation: Integrated PLC and HMI

The PERSPECTO CP TV merges an HMI and a PLC into one package.
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How Safety Technology Improvements Increase Productivity

Safety on the plant floor is its own justification.
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Terry Blevins is Named ISA Fellow

Terrence L. Blevins will be elevated to the distinguished grade of Fellow at the 50th Annual ISA Honors and Awards Gala, held 24 September 2012 at the Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando Florida, USA.
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