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Four Tips for Successful Physical-to-Virtual Migrations
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Four Tips for Successful Physical-to-Virtual Migrations

Only a fraction of process control users have adopted virtualization. A major reason why is that users are often looking for savings in the wrong places.
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RFID: Getting the Best Read
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RFID: Getting the Best Read

Every application of radio frequency identification in industrial manufacturing presents unique challenges. Establishing performance expectations early on and fine tuning for the specific facility are necessary for a successful implementation.
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System Integration: Maverick Acquires CQS Innovation

The acquisition expands Maverick’s batch process and systems validation capabilities, and increases its distributed control systems (DCS) capabilities for the for life sciences, chemical and metals industries.
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Honda Deploys Common Interface for Multiple Systems Access
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Honda Deploys Common Interface for Multiple Automation Systems Access

Honda’s integrated IT and production department reduces production complexity arising from multiple PLC and automation software implementations by keeping its systems largely in place and adopting a n
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Taking Legacy Sensors Wireless
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Taking Legacy Sensors Wireless

As wireless becomes an increasingly popular communication method across industry, interest is growing in bringing legacy sensor devices into the wireless realm. Here’s one way to do it.
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Why Lead Integrators Are Important to the Future of Manufacturing
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Lead Integrators and the Future of Manufacturing

A new level of partnership between manufacturers and automation solution providers aims to fill the engineering skills gap.
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CSIA Honors Industry Contributions

The Control System Integrators Association gave out three awards last week at its 2014 Executive Conference in San Diego.
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CSIA Launches New Integrator Community

The Industrial Automation Exchange helps manufacturers find a system integrator through several different pathways, moving past the directory model into a more social setting.
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Automation at Nestle Brings Back Baby Food Line

A range of shelf-stable, microwavable, ready meals for babies and toddlers showed promise a few years ago. But packaging operations had to be optimized to make it viable.
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New interface tool tightly integrates robots and packaging machines

Generally speaking, when a robot made by a robotic OEM is integrated into a piece of packaging machinery like a case packer or cartoner, the robot comes with its own controller while the packaging mac
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