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How 3D Printing Will Impact Industrial Automation
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How 3D Printing Will Impact Industrial Automation

Multiple technology approaches, the ability to print using many different types of materials, and decreasing costs are poised to make 3D printing a game changer for the global automation market. But is industry prepared for the potential negative impact on intellectual property rights?
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Weidmuller: Compact Power Supplies

The PROeco range of power supplies is available in both single- and three-phase units that accept a wide range of AC/DC inputs.
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Vipa: EtherCAT Slave I/O

The Compact Slice I/O (SLIO) interface module is available for multiple field buses.
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Tesla: Android SCADA Solution

The newest release of TeslaMultiSCADA supports Ethernet/IP protocol and Allen Bradley CompactLogix and ControlLogix.
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Rittal: Stainless Steel Enclosure

The stainless version of the TS 8 freestanding enclosure series is wash-down friendly and corrosion resistant.
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GE: Operator Interface

QuickPanel+ now features multi-touch technology, providing the same pinch-to-zoom functionality as consumer touchscreen devices.
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ABB: Screwless Terminal Blocks

The SNK Series PI-Spring terminal blocks allow faster and easier connections.
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Vision-Guided Technology Enables Complex Robotic Painting
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How Laser Scanners and Non-Contact Encoders Are Changing Robotic Applications

Painting robots can save time and waste, and the technology is not as far off as you may think.
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Does Manufacturing Lag in M2M?
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Does Manufacturing Lag in M2M?

Though it seems very manufacturing centered, machine-to-machine connectivity is gaining more rapid adoption in customer-facing applications.
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Beumer: Friction Wheel Drive System for Bag and Package Sorters

The OptiDrive BS25/55 is an alternative to the asynchronous linear motor drives used previously.
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