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Current Issue: February 2015

As new groups touting next-generation manufacturing sprout up around the world, the automation industry scrambles to create comm
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A Communication Gap in the Internet of Things

As new groups touting next-generation manufacturing sprout up around the world, the automation industry scrambles to create common communication standards to enable interoperability between plant floo
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High-precision energy applications, such as those found in alternative energy generation, need advanced condition monitoring to
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A Guide to Energy-Efficient Machine Decisions

An energy star label for industrial machines does not exist.
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Has your operation implemented an asset management strategy?
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Cover Your Assets

According to an Automation World survey, plants from all industries are finding benefits and significant ROI from their asset management programs, though some still don't see what all the fuss is
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The new DCS provides a window on compression by incorporating performance metrics and the situational display of production info
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Remote Monitoring Keeps Natural Gas Moving

A proprietary control system with no remote monitoring threatened business margins and compressor engine health for a natural gas delivery company. A new DCS provided new insights.
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It’s the End of Google Glass As We Know It
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It’s the End of Google Glass As We Know It

Considering all the automation technology development that has revolved around Google Glass in the past few years, how will the end of the product in its current form impact the industry?
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Shale Oil Needs to Virtualize Operations

At the Well Site Automation for Unconventional Oil & Gas conference this week in Houston, speakers urge shale operators to embrace the technology and philosophy of more automated production.
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The Intersection of Government and Industry Standards

The food & beverage industry must merge new FDA rules with existing processes, which may mean creating their own interoperability protocols and best practices for safety.
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Will 2015 Be The Year Of The Robot?
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Will 2015 Be The Year Of The Robot?

A number of drivers, ranging from high-profile investments in collaborative robot technology to FDA approvals of robot use, appear to bolster both near- and long-term growth prospects for the robotics industry.
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Pipeline or No Pipeline? Safety Should Be Key

In the ongoing debate about the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, there needs to be more talk about safety—namely, what would be the safest way to transport oil and gas across the country.
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A New Frontier: The Space Connecting the Internet of Things
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A New Frontier: The Space Connecting the Internet of Things

As more smart devices populate the industrial network, vendors work on ways to manage the many layers between sensors and systems.
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MES Upgrades from Werum IT Solutions and Critical Manufacturing
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MES Upgrades from Werum IT Solutions and Critical Manufacturing

New versions include a user-guided graphical interface and the integration of finite scheduling to increase overall operational efficiencies.
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3D Printing Moves into the Manufacturing Mainstream
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3D Printing Moves into the Manufacturing Mainstream

Long viewed as a design and testing tool, 3D printing is quickly moving into regular manufacturing operations as evidenced by recent announcements from Renishaw and Stratysys.
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ABB Board Proposes Former Shell Exec as Its New Chairman

If approved by shareholders at ABB’s annual general meeting in April, Peter Voser will take over from Hubertus von Grünberg, who has decided not to stand for reelection.
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Near Field Communication and the Internet of Things
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Near Field Communication and the Internet of Things

Often thought of as a consumer-oriented technology, near field communication has been gaining ground in industry too.
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BigLever and Aras Bridge the Engineering Gap
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BigLever and Aras Bridge the Engineering Gap

The integration of product line engineering and PLM unifies mechanical, software and electronic assets across a product portfolio.
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Pumping Up Oil and Gas Production

E&P activities in conventional and unconventional oil and gas alike mean growing business for the global pump market, Frost & Sullivan reports.
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Producing Electric Vehicles in an Evolving Market

Uncertainty over whether electric vehicles (EVs) will become mainstream creates a challenging environment for automotive OEMs.
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Control on the Wire(less)

With ongoing advances, wireless technologies are on the cusp of fulfilling an entirely new range of industrial control applications.
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