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On the Edge
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SAP Explores Industry 4.0, Big Data and More

At the SAP Manufacturing Industry Forum this week, the software provider and several of its customers explained Idea to Performance and how they are taking advantage of data, the cloud, mobile computing and other key enablers.
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ODVA Explores the DeviceNet of Things
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ODVA Explores the DeviceNet of Things

Industrial network protocol organization forms group to assess DeviceNet enhancements that can enable hardwired devices to join the DeviceNet network.
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Media Attention Drives Safety Market Growth
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Media Attention Drives Safety Market Growth

As more media attention is given to manufacturing-related accidents, plant managers and CEOs worldwide are served a constant reminder that there is no place for complacency in addressing safety. But are the steps they're taking to address safety issues enough?
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ABB Expands System 800xA DCS Capabilities

The sixth generation of ABB’s flagship distributed control system enhances security, and supports upgrades on older platforms like Windows XP.
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Six-axis Articulated Robots for Light Duty
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Six-Axis Articulated Robots for Light Duty

Weighing 55 pounds or less and designed to handle payloads of up to 22 pounds, these new lightweight robots from Universal Robots expand the possibility of robot application in industry.
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Clarifying the Use of Color in HMIs
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Clarifying the Use of Color in HMIs

The discussion over the value of high-performance HMIs continues with a focus on the negative reactions often created by the gray screen HMI approach.
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Siemens and McAfee Extend Security Partnership
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Siemens and McAfee Extend Security Partnership

McAfee products ranging from a next generation firewall to global threat intelligence will be incorporated into Siemens Industrial Security services offering.
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Automation Buyers: Don't Ignore Service Level Response

Service level response, often referred to as SLR, is critical to overall payback when calculating return on investment for an automation purchase.
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All-Digital Fieldbus Technology to Simplify Device Replacement

The Fieldbus Foundation Usability Initiative, announced this week at Hannover Messe 2014, is focused on making it easier to get the process back up and running after those 3 a.m. wake-up calls.
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The Future of the Industrial PC

With continued influence from the consumer market, industrial PCs will need more than just the latest processor to differentiate themselves.
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Wireless Basics
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Wireless Basics

A brief review of some core basics of wireless technology to help guide your planning for wireless installations.
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Once Upon a Time: When Accountants and Manufacturers Agreed

Close to a century ago, the accounting community acknowledged the correctness of Gantt’s handling of indirect overhead and idle/excess capacity costs. That changed along the way.
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Anixter Industrial Communications Lab
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Anixter Opens Industrial Communication and Control Lab

New lab lets users build and test an industrial networking simulation with products from preferred suppliers.
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