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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

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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Monitoring a Water Plant In Real-time

The worst way to find out about pump failure is to wait until a pump quits working.
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Catch Problems Before Process Shutdown

Plants are using diagnostics and prognostics to catch problems before they shut down the process.
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Readers Rate Service Support

An Automation World survey on user satisfaction levels for both hardware and software support produced results that surprised some automation suppliers.
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Get It All Together For Plant Asset Optimization

Once limited in practice just to maintenance scheduling, asset management today requires a holistic view of the plant and all of its information in order to improve return on assets.
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Manufacturing Growth Continues, While Survey Shows Weak Jobs Outlook

Two recent reports paint a mixed picture on the U.S. manufacturing front.
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5S - Unintended Consequences

I've heard that application of the 5S methodology is having some unintended consequences in the area of maintenance.
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Mechatronics at PackExpo

PMMI has been hard at work creating their new mechatronics certificate program, the next phase of which is being rolled out at PackExpo.
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Swim Upstream in a Down Market

Today, U.S. automation businesses seem to be focusing on foreign markets, while waiting for growth to trickle down from a domestic market upturn.
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Standards, Standards, Standards

A young person approaches a New Yorker on a street near Carnegie Hall and asks, "Pardon me, sir, how do I get to Carnegie Hall?" To which, the New Yorker replies, "Practice, practice,
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What Is PAS 55, and Why Should You Care?

The absence of standards for managing physical assets leaves technology suppliers with little direction on how to design appropriate products, and industrial enterprises with no guidance for develop
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