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Automation: It’s Time to Question the Way It’s Always Been Done

ExxonMobil is rethinking the way it automates operations, bucking the traditionally conservative mentality in oil and gas.
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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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Getting Lean Means More Than Dieting

“Lean manufacturing, in a nutshell, is the endless pursuit of eliminating waste.
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Batch To The Beat

When a DJ has mastered the art of audio mixing and beat matching, the results can be exquisite.
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Jam Plant Integrates Packaging & Processing

Integrating the packaging and processing areas of manufacturing proves to be anything but a sticky situation at this Oregon jam and jelly plant.
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Improve Water/Wastewater Management

The Economic Organizer and Global Performance Advisor are two SmartProcess plant optimization modules for use in the water and wastewater industries.
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Flexibility, Reuse of Assets Define SOA

Service-oriented architecture (SOA), sometimes called service orientation, is generating a lot of buzz in the manufacturing information technology (IT) community.
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ISA-95-based brew house-to-ERP integration has produced business benefits at Belgian-based Martens Brewery.

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The ISA-95 standard can help break down communication barriers between IT and engineering departments, easing the path to manufacturing enterprise integration.
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Automation Software Makes Real-time Adjustments

With an industrial PC operating as its main controller, this blister-pack machine recalculates cam tables with each cycle.
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Integrated Safety Project Management

The exSILentia Safety Lifecycle Tool integrates SILect (Safety Integrity Level selection), SIF SRS (Safety Requirements Specification), and SILver (Safety Integrity Level verification), covering the t
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Premium Motors Produce Savings

Motor decisions matter, whether a manufacturer is purchasing a new motor or replacing a failed one. Why?
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Rohm and Haas Eyes ISA-95
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