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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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Embedded Historian

The V2.0 release of the embedded component historian object (ECHO) enables developers to create an embedded data historian supporting Microsoft Windows CE.Net 4.2—in addition to high-end server machin
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High-Performance Motion Control

The NextMove PCI-2 is a high-performance PCI-bus motion controller designed to offer extensive digital and analog I/O while providing a flexible all-in-one control solution for PC-hosted automation ap
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ISA Tackles the Standards Dichotomy

Standards are intrinsically difficult to implement and adopt. Everyone agrees that you need them; but then, everyone has conflicting requirements.
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Jeff Garwood, Chief Executive Officer, GE Fanuc Automation

Garwood Hears Voice of the Customer

GE Fanuc’s CEO says success hinges on listening to customers, then efficiently and effectively meeting their needs.
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Compact FieldPoint Devices

National Instruments has introduced 2 new Compact FieldPoint devices that allow for a reduced number of required modules and a significantly reduced system jitter.
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Optimize PID Tuning

While many methods exist for calculating PID tuning parameters, most only work well with a certain range.
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Need Some Juice

It hit me like one of those times when your kids point out the obvious that you’ve been either missing or avoiding.
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Why Can't We Be Friends?

“Sometimes I don’t speak too bright, but yet I know what I’m talking about.”If you went to high school in the mid-1970s, you’ll recognize those lyrics to the song, “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” from War’
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SF Ethernet Switches

A comprehensive line of standard function (SF) unmanaged Ethernet switches at affordable prices is now available from Phoenix Contact The fully switched Ethernet systems are priced approximately 35%-5
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Pluggable Wiring Connectors

Key design features of the 753 Series pluggable wiring connectors include an integrated orange pull-tab release for simple and quick tool-less operation; mini-WSB marker tags on the connector and I/O
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