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Current Issue: April 2015

Building automation advancements have provided facility managers greater visibility of actionable energy data.
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How Building Energy Management Can Help Your Factory

Building automation advancements have provided facility managers greater visibility of actionable energy data.
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Manufacturers Leverage Best Practices from Better Plants Initiative

The Better Buildings program and its partners have saved 320 trillion BTUs and the equivalent of $1.7 billion over four years.
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Dawn of the Digital Natives

Tricks and tools from automation suppliers help manufacturers train the young, digitally savvy, next-generation workforce.
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The Hidden Layer of Device Interoperability
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The Hidden Layer of Device Interoperability

Control and asset management systems are appreciated for their ability to ease configuration, management and diagnostics of intelligent devices in the field, but the Field Device Tool (FDT) is the uns
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Multifilm’s large, high-volume flexographic and extruding machines produce piece-wraps and high-barrier laminates for the snack,
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Maintenance Software Enhances Predictive Routines

A computerized maintenance management system is helping a packaging film supplier meet stringent food and beverage industry reporting requirements and further its continuous improvement.
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Alliance to Foster Internet of Things Interoperability
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Alliance to Foster Internet of Things Interoperability

The Open Interconnect Consortium and the Industrial Internet Consortium have reached an agreement focusing on the interoperability technology to support an industrial grade Internet of Things architectural framework.
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Patterson's Jack Claxton shows a cross-section of a pump station for the New Orleans PCCP project.
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‘Monster Pumps’ Will Protect New Orleans from Flooding

Patterson pumps, driven by Baldor gearmotors, will be able to pump 11 million gallons per minute from New Orleans canals in the event of another natural disaster like the devastating Hurricane Katrina.
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The Connected Smart Bottle Is Calling
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The Connected Smart Bottle Is Calling

Thinfilm and Diageo plc partner on a prototype that uses printed sensor tags and near field communication to deliver personalized messages from a bottle on the store shelf to consumers’ smartphones.
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Manufacturing in America: The State of the Industry
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Manufacturing in America: The State of the Industry

From capital reserves and energy independence to insourcing and rising employment, all factors are aligned to support a long-term upsurge in U.S. manufacturing.
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Girls compete to build the tallest tower that will stand on its own.
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Girls Join Forces to Learn About Engineering

At the Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day at Siemens’ West Chicago facility, hundreds of girls got a chance to exercise their brains and collaborative skills in a fun environment.
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Cybersecurity in a Global World

As the number of Internet users and connected devices explodes, the emerging economies around the world take on increasing importance. How we cooperate globally today will shape the cybersecurity threat for the future, warns Microsoft’s chief security advisor.
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Remote Diagnostics Ride the Rails

Through a wireless connection and FactoryTalk software from Rockwell Automation, the technical support staff at Loram Maintenance helps the 10-operator crew in the field to diagnose and repair problem
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A United Industrial Network
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A United Industrial Network

The availability of the Field Device Integration developer tools signals a new era of device interoperability in process automation.
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Mobile Operator Interface Gets Key Updates
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Exclusive: Mobile Operator Interface Gets Key Updates

Opto 22’s new release of the groov mobile operator interface system features event notifications, a data simulator, development environment improvements, and platform selection options.
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New Network Testing Toolset
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New Network Testing Toolset

Fluke Networks expands its product portfolio to include affordable hand-held testers with automated reporting through a centralized cloud service.
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Visibility Beyond the Plant Floor Walls
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Visibility Beyond the Plant Floor

Dassault Systèmes adds maintenance, logistics, and warehouse capabilities to its manufacturing intelligence application suite.
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Reusable Robotics Software Modules
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Reusable Robotics Software Modules

Expanding its FAST application toolbox, Lenze adds standardized and reusable robotics software modules that don’t require previous knowledge of robotics for users to be able to integrate kinematics in
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Cybersecurity Preparedness Doesn’t Measure Up

According to a recent survey, 60 percent of oil and gas companies do not have an incident response plan in place, despite the growing awareness of cybersecurity concerns.
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