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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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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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Closing the Gap

More batch manufacturers are taking steps to integrate plant floor and enterprise systems, producing bottom line benefits.
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Process Simulation Offline

As the latest component of the UniSim family of software and engineering services for plant life- cycle support, UniSim Design Suite R350 offers steady-state and dynamic simulation, design, performanc
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Portable Rotating Equipment Monitoring

The Allen-Bradley Entek Enpac 2500 portable condition monitoring data collector and analyzer is designed to provide cost-effective condition monitoring and analysis of rotating equipment, which can he
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Auto Industry Plans Aggressive RFID Use

The automotive, consumer goods, and transportation and logistics industries will lead the way in implementing radio frequency identification (RFID) technology solutions over the next year, according t
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Running the connectivity data pipes
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MES Boosts Decision Performance

CitectIIM V2.1, the latest version of the vendor’s manufacturing execution system (MES), contains new features to help businesses improve performance and profitability.
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RFID in the Fast Lane

The HS500E is billed as the first integrated RFID antenna/reader that offers single-point, high-speed access to industrial and commercial broadband networks.
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NI offers various M-Series bus options.

Parade of Products at NI Week

National Instruments’ ( Senior Vice President of Research and Development Tim Dehne gave his usual rousing keynote address to kick off the Austin, Texas-based instrumentation and automation
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Predictive Maintenance, The Smart Way to Cut Downtime

A predict-and-prevent approach yields more fruit than a fail-and-fix mentality.
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Compact PC and Display

When an application requires an industrial PC and display, but space is limited, the Panel PC fits the bill.
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