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Discussion of controllers in the continuous process industries typically centers on distributed control systems (DCSs). However, programmable logic controllers (PLCs) play as important a role in the process industries as they do in discrete manufacturing, particularly when it comes to operations reliability and protection of personnel. Some of the more...
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The Amazon.com-Magnetic Encoder Connection

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Inside Dow Corning’s Automation Team

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Alliance Sensors Group Partners with Spacex on Falcon 9 Rocket

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ABB Expands System 800xA DCS Capabilities

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Six-axis Articulated Robots for Light Duty
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Six-Axis Articulated Robots for Light Duty

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Automation at Nestle Brings Back Baby Food Line

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Automated Assembly Line Designed for Change

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Ford Uses Google Earth for Manufacturing Collaboration

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Embedded Vision Help for Engineers

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How Embedded Vision Can Improve Inspection and Inventory Tracking

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