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Mining Machine Maker Improves Productivity with SAP MII

Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (MII) gave Joy Global more visibility into its production process, boosting productivity by 10 percent at its pilot plant.
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Where Will Machinery Growth Come From?
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Where Will Machinery Growth Come From?

The strength of the machinery market is closely linked to general economic performance, but other factors have a big influence on the industry, such as regulations and currency fluctuations, as well as new trends and technology.
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Tuning Tools Maintain Harmony in PID Loops

Half of all PID control loops will suffer performance degradation within their first year.
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Operators of Loring Smart Roast's coffee roasters benefit from touchscreen HMIs.
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How an HMI Can Make a Good Machine Better

Loring Smart Roast makes coffee roasting machines known for precise control, consistency and energy efficiency. So how do you improve an automated system that’s already excellent? Enhance its batch processing and reporting capabilities with a state-of-the-art interface.
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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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InduSoft Acquired by Invensys
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HMI/SCADA Choices Shift as Invensys Acquires InduSoft

Wonderware users will be able buy industrial devices with InduSoft software, and OEM and machine builder customers get more choices.
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Just What Is Distributed Motion?

With the proliferation of networking technology, many automation vendors are devising ways to deploy it to distribute motion control architecture throughout machinery.
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Motion: How to Decide When to Distribute Control

Although automation vendors tend to urge users to consider decentralizing drives and distributing as much intelligence as possible throughout their machinery, most readily admit that it’s not for ever
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Decentralized Motion, Driven by Intelligence

Power conversion and control/communication issues drive the choice for distributed motion control. But is this popular approach right for all machine builders and every application?
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There’s a gap between where we need to be mechatronically and how we’re training people to get there.
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A New Approach to Mechatronics Training?

Change intro to: A few years back, a now widely held observation emerged about the future: In 1980, 80 percent of the complexity of equipment was mechanical, but by 2020, only 20 percent of it would b
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