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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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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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Integrated Modular Automation

The Smart Linear Actuator (SLA) Modular Automation System is an integrated flexible automation solution designed to improve productivity and reduce manufacturing costs.
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Make the Connection (sidebar)

Using Integration to Trace Ingredients
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Operator Interface Options Evolve

On the factory floor, operator interface displays, human-machine interfaces (HMIs) and industrial computers (ICs) are the windows into operations.
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Safety Controller Replaces Relays

As an alternative to the multiple safety relays that take up panel space, the compact Telemecanique Preventa XPSMC safety controller can perform various functions of up to 20 different safety relays,
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On-machine Connection Box

For a compact IP67-rated I/O and pneumatic solution for direct mounting on machines, the IE2808 IP-Link Extension Box offers 16 digital 24VDC outputs at a low price per channel, says the vendor.
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Getting the Scoop on Vehicle Impacts
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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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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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