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Industry 4.0 Status Update
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Industry 4.0 Status Update

Since its official announcement last year, the Industry 4.0 initiative is now in full swing among industry automation suppliers. But where does it stand with end users?
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 FDT Group Announces Newly Integrated Networks

FDT Group Announces Newly Integrated Networks

The FDT machine and device communications standard now supports more than 18 industry protocols including ISA-100 Wireless. The number of certified devices is also on the rise.
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Inside Dow Corning’s Automation Team

Inside Dow Corning’s Automation Team

How Dow Corning shifted its approach to automation technology selection from an individual site focus to a global outlook.
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Profibus Gateway for HART

The KSD2-GW2-PRO is a Profibus Gateway for Remote Process Interface (RPI).
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ABB Unveils Five-year Growth Targets, Organizational Changes

ABB Group (, the Zurich, Switzerland-based provider of power and automation products, has announced new growth targets for the five-year period from 2005 to 2009, as well as a strategy for
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Wider Robot Choice

Six new robots provide an expansion of the Pro Six line of 6-axis robots. The new Pro Six robots offer faster speeds, heavier payloads, longer reaches and IP65 Rated protection.
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M2M = "Machine-to-Mainstream?"

Coining the term “machine-to-mainstream” from “machine-to-machine,” Chris Humphrey, vice president of marketing for Irvine, Calif., networking company Lantronix Inc.
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Variety in Photoelectric Sensors

The Cutler-Hammer Enhanced 50 series of high-performance photoelectric sensors includes thru-beam, polarized reflex, diffuse and clear object models, all designed in a rugged industry-accepted rectang
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Parker Acquires SSD

Parker Hannifin Corp. (, an $8 billion Cleveland-based manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, has acquired SSD Drives Holding Ltd.
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Quick Connect Terminal Blocks

The QTC 2.5 family is the latest extension to the vendor’s quick connection IDC terminal block line.
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Phoenix Contact is planning a major expansion of its U.S. facilities.

Expansion Planned for Phoenix Contact

Two members of the Phoenix Contact executive team traveled from Blomberg, Germany to its subsidiary in Middletown, Pa., on Sept.
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Long-life Washdown Motors

Available from 1/2 HP through 2HP, Premium-Efficiency SSE Stainless Super-E Washdown duty motors are designed to perform longer than other industrial electric washdown motors.
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Teaching Manufacturing to Finance Majors

As a manufacturing professional, did you ever wish that the corporate MBAs who run your company’s finance department exhibited a better understanding of what actually takes place on the plant floor, a
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