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Consortium Extends Focus to Industrial Network Determinism
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Consortium Extends Focus to Industrial Network Determinism

AVnu Alliance launches an industrial market segment to help craft standards defining how standard Ethernet can be used for synchronized networking in industrial control applications.
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Combining Profile-Specific and Generic Ethernet
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Combining Profile-Specific and Generic Ethernet

Harting prepares to launch its Ha-VIS preLink cabling system in the U.S. after years of implementation in Europe.
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Trending: Machine Design Building Blocks
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Trending: Machine Design Building Blocks

A new type of automation application software is appearing on the scene, and it’s designed to ease the process of machine design engineering. Here’s how these machine design functionality building blocks work.
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Sharing is good
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Collaboration Makes Automation Software More Accessible

Makers of industrial automation products are discovering that closed software development environments may be a thing of the past. But there is something besides open source development. The PACTware Consortium demonstrates the benefits of a “shared source” business model.
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Using Data Analytics for Process Insights
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Replacing Instinct with Data Analytics to Improve Production

When all you're thinking is "show me the money," how often have you found yourself wanting, even demanding, more details and insight into what’s happening in your manufacturing plant?
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Bridging the Experience Gap Using Digital Video Recording
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Bridging the Experience Gap Using Digital Video Recording

DVR – digital video recording – is so common, it’s become a verb. Read how manufacturers are DVRing events to substitute the eyes and ears of experienced workers.
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Controlling Access to Networked Devices
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Controlling Access to Networked Devices

With a focus on securing networked ICS devices, a session at PI North America’s annual meeting delivered specific industry best practices that you can put into practice today and plan around for stronger future network security.
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Procomsol Industrial App for communicating with HART Instruments
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HART Device Configuration Goes Really Mobile

HART communication technology combined with digital valve controllers, flowmeters and other analytical transmitters can make control-valve maintenance and configuration much easier.
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The Gateway Approach to Ethernet Migration
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The Gateway Approach to Ethernet Migration

As older automation technologies fade away and the push to use Ethernet continues, more manufacturers are facing a dilemma in how to strategically migrate to newer systems.
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Machine Development Software Modules
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Machine Design Software Modules

To demonstrate how the engineering time needed to develop automated machines can be significantly reduced, Lenze showcased its FAST application software at PackExpo 2014.
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