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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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Access Drives Without Wires

Users of Allen-Bradley PowerFlex AC drives and legacy Scanport-enabled Allen-Bradley drives can wirelessly program, troubleshoot and monitor their drives using a handheld PC with Pocket DriveExplorer
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Manage Content Lifecycle

CatsWeb Process for Document Control is designed to allow built-in, easy and effective management of the controlled content life cycle, from change orders through release, approval, dissemination and
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A tow-style AGV works in a Ford plant.

Laser Scanners for Obstacle Avoidance

Automated guided vehicles are smarter these days, thanks to sensor systems that enable non-contact collision avoidance, reducing maintenance costs and boosting productivity. Are manned forklifts next?
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Invensys Introduces Asset Performance Management Solutions

Invensys Process Systems (, Foxboro, Mass., has introduced a series of asset performance management solutions that enable users to monitor, predict and manage both the availabilit
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PLC Communication Modules

The D0-DCM and the F0-CP128 are new communications modules for the DL05/DL06 micro PLC family.
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Visualize Alarms and Events

Trac is a module to the vendor’s LogMate alarm management software that integrates process historian data with alarms and events onto one integrated, interactive graph.
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Rockwell Aims to Plug MES Gap

Rockwell Automation Inc.
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Easier Control Projects

Major enhancements in Steeplechase VLC 7.0 are designed to let users more easily create their control projects.
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Make Ethernet Networks Reliable

The vendor’s line of Reliable Industrial Ethernet Solutions was designed with high network uptime as a primary objective.
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Manufacturing Network Diagnostics

As the line between engineering and information technology (IT) becomes ever more blurred, OSIsoft Inc.
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