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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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Auto Industry Plans Aggressive RFID Use

Research shows the automotive industry leading in radio frequency identification adoption plans, followed closely by consumer goods and transportation and logistics.
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Optimism Reigns at Profibus Vendors Event

The annual general assembly in Phoenix of Profibus suppliers detailed successful implementations and new directions for growth.
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Automation Business Drives Growth in China

With deepening political reform and increasing development of its economy, China's automation market is gaining momentum.
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Secco's Shanghai complex, started up in March this year, will annually produce 900,000 tons of ethylene and more than 2 million

Emerson Unveils Large Petrochemical Project in China

The ethylene cracker complex is said to be the largest Foundation Fieldbus installation in the world.
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Robotics Market Takes Off

Demand from automotive and metalworking industries drives record second quarter robot orders, trade group says.
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Safety PLC Market Analyzed

A recent study shows Siemens and Pilz running neck-and-neck in North America in the early days of a projected hot growth market for safety PLCs.
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HMIs Put in Historical Context

Touch-screen technology and Windows CE become popular choices for European human-machine interfaces.
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Low-end Controller

Designed for end users and OEMs who need a cost-effective, low-end controller with the flexibility of online editing, the Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1100 controller carries a list price of $550.
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New Bus to Transform Data Acquisition

A new third-generation input/output (I/O) bus—PCI (peripheral component interconnect) Express, from Santa Clara, Calif.-headquartered Intel Corp.
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Regulatory Compliance Leads to Process Improvements

Plants are using historian and database technology to solve a range of problems, from improving operational efficiency to comparing batches against a “golden batch.”
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