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Current Issue: November 2014

Maintenance: More Than Spare Parts Management
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Maintenance: More Than Spare Parts Management

MRO is about more than keeping equipment lists and ordering parts.
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What Is Complex MRO

Industry experts usually divide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) software into three categories: component, heavy and complex.
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Alarm Managers Remain Alert For Improvement
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Alarm Managers Remain Alert for Improvement

An exclusive Automation World survey reveals how end users and equipment suppliers are finding ways to reduce alarms without reducing protection.
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Mobile devices are not intended to replace the console operator’s traditional setup, but can provide complementary operational monitoring. Photo source: Emerson Process Management
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Mobility Extends the Reach of Alarms

Strategies for handling alarms and alerts are changing rapidly as connectivity and mobility are creating new challenges and opportunities.
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From Space Ships to Packaged Goods: Virtual Commissioning Evolves

Long-established in the aerospace and automotive industries, virtual commissioning is also being used to reap benefits for food and consumer packaged goods manufacturers.
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Water Plants Embrace the Cloud

Cellular wireless gateways make it easier to monitor far-flung water treatment plant operations. They also are enabling U.S.
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Will New HTML Code Impact Mobile HMIs?
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Will New HTML Code Impact Mobile HMIs?

As industry gravitates toward greater use of mobile technologies, new HTML code developments could have an impact.
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Start Thinking Like a Futurist

As keynote speaker, futurist Jack Uldrich urged everyone at Emerson Exchange this week to step away from the daily grind and think about the future. Technological capabilities are skyrocketing everywhere, and we need to change the way we think about them if we’re going to jump that curve.
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The Science Timeline portion of http://spacestationlive.nasa.gov lists the experiments being conducted by astronauts on the International Space Station.
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The Industrial Internet of Things…in Space

U.S. National Laboratory on board the International Space Station is dedicated to novel research projects that can potentially yield groundbreaking results.
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Bacon is basted and cooked in its own juices in a spiral oven, providing the appearance of a pan-fried product. Source: Unitherm
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More and Better Bacon

A spiral convection oven provides compelling advantages over linear microwave ovens, mass-producing products that look and taste like they were pan-fried at home. Food processors also like the footprint and energy savings.
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Robomotion is interested in 3D printing end effector tooling.
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Cabinet-Free Packaging Machines?

Label printing, 3D printing and cabinet free packaging machines are among the trends in packaging machinery automation that blogger and contributing editor Keith Campbell described discovered at the interpack 2014 show in Dusseldorf, Germany, this fall.
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Learning Should Learn How to Think About Thinking

Some key players in the aerospace industry are rethinking how students learn to innovate, encouraging them to fail fast and often, and transfer knowledge quickly.
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Honda Deploys Common Interface for Multiple Systems Access
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Honda Deploys Common Interface for Multiple Automation Systems Access

Honda’s integrated IT and production department reduces production complexity arising from multiple PLC and automation software implementations by keeping its systems largely in place and adopting a n
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Intel Pilots New Internet of Things Project
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Intel Pilots New Internet of Things Project

Using Mitsubishi e-F@ctory automation as part of an Internet of Things pilot at one of its manufacturing plants, Intel proves significant productivity enhancements.
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Industrial Internet Needs Better Integration

Although the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is taking hold quickly, more needs to be done to integrate physical and digital worlds and build better use cases to take advantage of a $32 trillion
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Emerson Makes a Case for Reliability

At Emerson Exchange in Orlando this week, executives at Emerson Process Management, its recent reliability acquisition MRG, and customers detailed the impact of reliability on the bottom line.
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John Yelland, Moxa vice president of global marketing
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Moxa Shows, Tells What Industrial IoT Looks Like

Moxa has been a long-time provider of hardened connectivity and networking solutions for industry.
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Splunk and Kepware Join Forces Around Industrial Data
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Splunk and Kepware Join Forces Around Industrial Data

New alliance highlights increasing interest in industrial control systems market from the enterprise IT space.
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