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Industry 4.0 Status Update
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Industry 4.0 Status Update

Since its official announcement last year, the Industry 4.0 initiative is now in full swing among industry automation suppliers. But where does it stand with end users?
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 FDT Group Announces Newly Integrated Networks

FDT Group Announces Newly Integrated Networks

The FDT machine and device communications standard now supports more than 18 industry protocols including ISA-100 Wireless. The number of certified devices is also on the rise.
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Inside Dow Corning’s Automation Team

Inside Dow Corning’s Automation Team

How Dow Corning shifted its approach to automation technology selection from an individual site focus to a global outlook.
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More Keys Simplify Tasks

The PP15 Power Panel is an operator panel with integrated I/O points for control, positioning and visualization tasks.
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Machine Vision for Regulatory Compliance

The latest generation of machine vision technology offers significant benefits for applications outside the semiconductor industry— a primary past beneficiary of huge investments in the technology.
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Monitor Vibration Data

As a stand-alone digital communication unit for vibration transmitters, the iT Communication Module is designed to let users monitor machine health directly from a workstation without investment in a
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ISA at the Crossroads

In the business environment of the new century, most membership-based technical societies are declining. The Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society (ISA) is one example.
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Souped-up Vision Systems

As high performance versions of the vendor’s NetSight II machine vision systems, the NetSight II M systems are form and fit compatible with their predecessors, but include more features and are capabl
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The Carrot or the Stick

Most people are uncomfortable with change. Like electricity, humans tend to follow the path of least resistance. What can motivate a person to change behaviors?
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Drill Down to Fix Problems

The latest release of PlantTriage includes Visual Performance Mapping, which shows the performance of thousands of assets on one browser screen, says the vendor.
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Versatile Industrial PC

The PC56 is an in-rack PC that can be used as a stand-alone PC, an industrial PC with network connectivity or as an industrial PC with backplane connectivity tightly integrated into the Allen-Bradley
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Tracking Products

Whether concerned with the potential impact of product recalls or worried about terrorist threats to the food chain, manufacturing managers are turning to tracking and tracing applications to solve th
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An Allen-Bradley PLC is used in this monster truck for gear shift control, enabling the driver to change gears three times in 1.

PLC Vendors Target Non-manufacturing Markets

Schneider Electric is expanding its distribution base for programmable logic controllers and other automation products, as PLCs extend into new application areas.
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