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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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Cognex: Barcode Reader Performance-Monitoring System

The Cognex Explorer Real Time Monitoring system gives facility managers data that removes system defects and optimizes processes.
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Google Earth Connects Ford's Virtual Assembly

One of the biggest issues confronting global manufacturers like Ford Motor Co.
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Ford Uses Google Earth for Manufacturing Collaboration
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Ford Uses Google Earth for Manufacturing Collaboration

Using Google Earth technology, Siemens PLM creates the IntoSite cloud-based application for Ford to navigate global manufacturing sites and share best practice information.
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Ford’s Focus on Control
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Ford’s Focus on Control

Using Profinet and various automation systems to tie its plant floor systems together and connect to IT, Ford lays the groundwork for continuous automation and production advancement.
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Texas and Michigan Top Lists of States Adding Manufacturing Jobs

A revitalized auto industry and booming oil & gas industry are likely reasons for manufacturing job increases in multiple states.
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Winning in the Connected Vehicle Global Market

The need for ever-more advanced in-car technologies is creating competitive challenges for auto manufacturers in the connected vehicle market.
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Balluff: RFID Data Carrier with Extra-Large Memory

The BIS V signal processor supports all the features found on new data carriers, but also significantly simplifies hardware and installation for users.
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Wago: PROFINET I/O Fieldbus Couplers

The 750 Series identify connected I/O modules and create local process images for one or more controllers in an Ethernet-based network.
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Wireless Technology Modernizes Stamping Presses for Kia Motors

A Kia Motors Europe pilot project replaces manual operation of gantry cranes with 802.11n industrial radios connected to PLCs
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