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Current Issue: March 2015

Technological advances and falling costs are driving the growth of vision systems in packaging machine designs, helping end user
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Get a Clear Vision

Technological advances and falling costs are driving the growth of vision systems in packaging machine designs, helping end users achieve faster, more accurate results.
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Understanding the importance of ergonomics, Bosch Rexroth has developed customizable workstation components, including swivel wo
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Body Language: Best Practices for Ergonomic Product Design and Assembly

Today’s manufacturing environment, no longer the province of the strong man, integrates robotic and other automation technologies to eliminate the heavy physical toll that was once a part of most manu
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Remote Diagnostics: Plan to Stay Remote

With mobile technologies established, technicians no longer have to travel to far-flung locations to chase down problems.
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Mitsubishi’s chemical plant in Kashima, Japan, produces more than 380,000 tons of ethylene each year.
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Smart Instruments Provide Condition-Based Maintenance

Mitsubishi’s chemical plant in Kashima, Japan, leverages real-time data via Field Device Tool (FDT) technology to transition away from time-based maintenance.
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Application Versus Innovation
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Application Versus Innovation

Could the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 lead to a greater focus on automation technology implementation?
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Control Room Design: Let the Sunshine In

Fox Architects, the design firm behind Emerson Process Management’s $5 million Integrated Operations Center in Round Rock, Texas, explains some of the design elements that went into building a state-of-the-art control room.
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Pharmaceutical Plants in Flux
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Pharmaceutical Plants in Flux

As the industry struggles with new competitive pressure, the move is on from batch to continuous processing in an effort to increase manufacturing agility, improve product quality, and lower operation
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The Many Sides of Cybersecurity
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The Many Sides of Cybersecurity

Manufacturers are waking up to the fact that a control system breach is inevitable if the plant network is not protected.
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Oil and Gas Industry Looks to Operational Efficiencies

No longer able to make money in a drill/move on/drill again type of mentality, oil producers are looking for ways to make existing wells more efficient. SAP is showing them how to leverage their analytics platform.
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Industrial Internet Journey Begins with Asset Management
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Industrial Internet Journey Begins with Asset Management

At the forefront of Industrial Internet technology development and deployment, GE is devoting significant amounts of research into the transformation of technology, people and processes across industries. GE’s Chief Technology Strategist offers insights into how the journey toward the Industrial Internet goal is progressing.
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Shell Works with Yokogawa and Cisco on a Unified Cybersecurity Approach

The three companies will implement the joint SecurePlant initiative at about 50 Shell plants over the next three years to standardize cybersecurity measures for the global oil producer.
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Organic Food Producer Uses ERP for Supply Chain Management
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Organic Food Producer Uses ERP for Supply Chain Management

Wholesum Family Farms will roll out the supply chain ERP software across four facilities.
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Reality Modeling and Its Potential in Manufacturing
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Reality Modeling and Its Potential in Manufacturing

Bentley Systems acquisition of Acute3D, and its alliance with Siemens PLM, could affect how production lines are designed and automated.
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New Robot and Robot Controller Hit the Market
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New Robot and Robot Controller Hit the Market

Comau and ABB release a new robot and robot controller, respectively, both of which are aimed at increasing flexibility of robot applications in industry.
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Honeywell Accelerates Operator Training

Focused on both console and field operators, Honeywell Process Solutions introduces a new training solution and also announces a partnership to further those capabilities.
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The sleek, hygienic design of the RoboLoader includes a delta-styled robot from Codian Robotic's powered by a B&R control system
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Simplifying Machine-Robot Integration

This robotic case packer’s sleek, hygienic design appeals to producers of packaged salads. But it’s the controls package that brings the most tangible benefits.
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Get Rid of Dead MRO Inventory

As your production assets evolve over time and your maintenance, repair and overhaul inventory is no longer aligned, don’t let it become a drag on operational excellence.
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Industrial PCs: The Brains of Industry 4.0?

As the intelligent system used to make data-based decisions, greater use of industrial PCs is needed to truly achieve a connected factory.
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