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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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Emerson Cluj Flow Center in Romania

Emerson Expands European Manufacturing, Engineering Services

US$76 million investment in new facilities in Romania strengthens Emerson’s growing global manufacturing and engineering services network.
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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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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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An operator checks the status of the batch on this operator terminal.
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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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