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Current Issue: May 2015

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Robots Start Getting Personal

Collaborative robots gain interest as developers work to foster close interaction between man and machine.
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Most plants still operate in a reactive environment, facing obstacles around behavioral norms, analog devices and analytical bar
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Smart Instruments Power Evolution to Predictive Maintenance

Most plants still operate in a reactive environment, facing obstacles around behavioral norms, analog devices and analytical barriers.
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Practical Tips on Predictive Maintenance

Automation vendors offer advice about the best ways to go about predicting impending equipment malfunctions.
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The low cost of traditional energy hasn’t totally eroded profits from the ‘green’ methods available to power production. Manufac
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Sustainable Energy Sustains Production

The low cost of traditional energy hasn’t totally eroded profits from the ‘green’ methods available to power production. Manufacturers continue to meter renewable energy into their operations.
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Riceland Foods deploys a Profinet system devised by TempuTech that monitors hundreds of sensors to boost operations and safety,
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The Internet of Things Inside Grain Operations

Riceland Foods deploys a Profinet system devised by TempuTech that monitors hundreds of sensors to boost operations and safety, reduce downtime, and deliver operating intelligence for continuous impro
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Transmission monitoring is now available to any National Grid UK personnel with an Internet connection, and provides both real-t
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Renewable Energy Sources Demand Remote Monitoring Expansion

Variable wind power energy demands on the transmission grid pushed National Grid UK to expand its data monitoring infrastructure and prepare for further development.
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Advance Your Mechatronics Skills
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Advance Your Mechatronics Skills

Endorsed by the National Association of Manufacturers, PMMI’s new Motors and Motor Controls mechatronics test is a key element in preparing the current and future workforce to understand and apply advanced manufacturing technologies.
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The Oil Field as a Manufacturing Operation

Unlike wildcatting days when oil exploration had about a 10 percent chance of success, modern oil drilling has become more of a manufacturing process, with shale operations at close to 100 percent success rates. What does that mean for automation?
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The Portable Plant
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The Portable Plant

Pfizer, GEA Pharma Systems, and G-CON Manufacturing unveil a modular manufacturing prototype that runs continuously and can quickly deliver customized quantities of drugs.
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Manufacturers Moving To the Cloud
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Manufacturers Moving To the Cloud

A new IDC study finds that investments in cloud services for enterprise IT are on the rise spurred by cost benefits and scalability that will help companies manage the Internet of Things.
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Can Germany Provide Lessons for Bolstering U.S. Manufacturing?
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Can Germany Provide Lessons for Bolstering U.S. Manufacturing?

Some thoughts on how the industrial, economic and educational practices surrounding German manufacturing might be of benefit to the U.S.
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Kellogg’s Quest for Manufacturing Innovation
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Kellogg’s Quest for Manufacturing Innovation

The company’s Integrated Project Delivery system is a methodology for achieving continuous process improvement in developed and emerging markets.
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Vespa Relies on Robotics
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Vespa Relies on Robotics

The manufacturer of what is probably the world’s most famous scooter explains its use of robotics to ensure the reliability of its manufacturing processes.
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IT vs. Manufacturing: Get Along to Go Along

Implementing remote diagnostics requires good collaboration between IT and operations. Here are some things to consider if you want to achieve that.
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Microsoft Making Noise in Manufacturing Again
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Microsoft Making Noise in Manufacturing Again

After years of more quietly operating with its industrial production software partners, Microsoft is becoming more visible in manufacturing through real world Internet of Things applications.
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SCADA Attacks Double in 2014

Dell Security’s annual threat report shows not only a significant surge in the number of attacks on retail credit card systems, but industrial SCADA systems as well, which are much more likely to go unreported.
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Siemens Expands Analytical Operations in Houston

Going after a growing downstream oil and gas industry, Siemens Analytical Products and Solutions has increased its operation capacity by 50 percent by moving to a new facility and optimizing productio
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 A Flexible Assembly Line
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A Flexible Assembly Line

Ubisense introduces software that virtualizes fixed workstations, enabling automotive manufacturers to reduce the cost of complexity associated with mass customization.
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