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Current Issue: September 2014

New Processors for Industrial Use
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New Processors for Industrial Use

The new Sitara AM437x processor from Texas Instruments offers real-time processing and support for industrial automation protocols.
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Workforce, Competitive Pressures Push Services Growth

Automation services are expected to see more than 50 percent growth over a seven-year period as process industries look to solution providers for help outside their core competencies, according to new analysis from Frost & Sullivan.
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Automation World Focuses on  the Industrial Internet of Things
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Automation World Focuses on the Industrial Internet of Things

A new quarterly print supplement, companion e-book and newsletter dedicated to the topic of the Industrial Internet of Things set to debut this fall from Automation World.
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Maxon Motor Takes Part in Chase to Catch up with a Comet

After more than ten years of travel through space, the European space probe Rosetta has reached the comet Chury.
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Scott Saunders, CEO, Moore Industries-International
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Scott Saunders Named CEO of Moore Industries-International

Scott Saunders has been named Chief Executive Officer of Moore Industries-International, Inc., a leading manufacturer of instrumentation for the process control industry.
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Panel discussion at the HSBC Made For Trade tour
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Global Trade Requires Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced manufacturing, design innovation, and manufacturing workforce development training were all part of the "Made for Trade" discussion on how to revitalize manufacturing in Chicago. The tour will also be making stops in Los Angeles, Houston, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.
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Pharma Expo Conference Program Announced

Chicago conference in November, co-located with Pack Expo International, will include Manufacturing Operations, Compliance Trends and Pharmaceutical Packaging tracks.
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AutomationDirect: Right-Angle Servo Gear Reducers

The PGB series is for applications that require a compact footprint.
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Belden: Ethernet Switches for Harsh Environments

The Hirschmann SPIDER II 16TX EEC and SPIDER II 16TX/2DS-S EEC switches have high port density to offer a cost-effective means for implementing industrial Ethernet.
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Looking for Controls Engineering Skills? Try Certified Systems Integrators

The Control System Integrators Association partnered with Automation World to develop a survey that would provide an overview of how the manufacturing industries see system integrators.
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Emerson: USB Fieldbus Interface Has More Options for Configuring FOUNDATION Fieldbus Devices

Version 3 of the USB Fieldbus Interface provides users with an easy way to configure, monitor and troubleshoot FOUNDATION fieldbus devices in the field or the instrument shop.
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New HMI Standard Almost Ready for Viewing

The ISA101 committee expects to be able to publish the standard in the fourth quarter of this year, providing guidance that industry has been clamoring for.
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GE: High Availability Control Platform Expanded

The PACSystems High Availability with PROFINET System helps maximize uptime in mission-critical applications.
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National Instruments: System on Module

The NI System on Module (SOM), based on the Xilinx Zynq All Programmable SoC, is shipped with a complete middleware solution and Linux-based real-time OS already integrated into the system.
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Opto 22: New groov Box Offers Mobile Access Anywhere

The second-generation GROOV-AR1 hosts groov mobile operator interfaces for virtually any automation system.
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Teknikol: Mobile HART Configuration App

Teknikol COMMANDER is a professional mobile Android app for calibration and read/write of common HART field device variables.
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Yokogawa to Control Indonesian Geothermal Unit

Yokogawa Electric will supply the control system for the Kamojang geothermal power station in Indonesia to monitor and control Unit 5’s steam turbine and auxiliary facilities.
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Advantech: High Resolution Multifunction PCIe DAQ Card

These two data acquisition (DAQ) cards for the PCI Express (PCIe) bus feature increased data transfer rates with higher resolutions using cost effective hardware.
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