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Pairing Programmable Automation Controllers and Networks
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Pairing Programmable Automation Controllers and Networks

When using a programmable automation controller (PAC) that combines a processor and FPGA, the processing components offer different advantages, lending themselves to different communication tasks.
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Shale Plays Create Opportunities, Challenges for Automation

As oil producers look for increased efficiencies, particularly within the unconventional exploration and production space, they will make the spend on automation, but will want it to come cheaper.
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Five 200 kW Capstone microturbines are packaged in a single container.

Phoenix Contact Goes Off the Grid for Earth Day and Beyond

U.S. headquarters facility expansion adds a new natural-gas-based heating, cooling and power system that will generate electricity and reduce waste for the company.
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Handheld Scanner Breaks Ground

As the next-generation DataMan handheld industrial ID scanner, the DataMan 8000 Series is designed for the factory floor. 
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Rigid-geared SCARA Robots

Billed as an industry first for SCARA robots, the TH-A Series is equipped with highly rigid gears for each axis. 
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Plug-and-play RFID

IO-Link-based RFID systems promise to making connecting RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) systems to networks as easy as connecting discrete I/O—without adding additional cost. 
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Drives Make American Debut

Now available for the American market, the Mega series of AC drives is the vendor’s newest series of full performance sensor-less Vector control AC drives, providing solutions from ½HP to 1000HP. 
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Flowmeter Adds Protocols, Verification

Micro Motion F-Series compact Coriolis meters are now available with additional digital protocols and Smart Meter Verification, a tool that delivers assurance of the structural and measurement integ
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Cooling for Control Units

To combat heat in control units, NEMA-rated Stratus air conditioners for enclosures are recommended for harsh environments, or when there are washdown requirements, heavy dust and debris, or airborn
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Software Adds IEC Code Generation

Simulink PLC Coder from MathWorks extends Model Based Design for the industrial automation segment by helping to create source code in structured text (IEC 61131-3 ST) using Simulink models that can
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Versatile Data Logger

Portable RDXL8 thermometer/data loggers are designed for remote logging and for use as a mobile measuring device for the industrial environment. 
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High-density Machine-mountable I/O

IP 67-rated high-density EtherCat Box modules feature 16 channels, doubling the previous maximum of 8 channels. 
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Distributed I/O Provides Savings

The Allen-Bradley 1799-ER dual-port EtherNet/IP DIO board is an embedded distributed I/O (DIO) board that features dual EtherNet/IP ports, which allow users to implement a linear topology to reduce
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