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PMMI To Buy Summit Media Group

The association responsible for the PACK EXPO portfolio of tradeshows is the new parent company of the print and online media company responsible for the Automation World, Packaging World, Healthcare
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How Technology and People Are Steering the Future of Manufacturing
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How Technology and People Are Steering Manufacturing's Future

From new technologies and new customer demands to new employee expectations, it’s clear that dramatic shifts in manufacturing are taking place. Here’s one view of the top factors driving these changes and what it could mean for you.
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MES/MOM: Time for a Change?
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MES/MOM: Time for a Change?

As management staff approaches retirement, will expanding the use of MES/MOM to manage operations become crucial?
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Schneider Electric Opens New North American Headquarters
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Schneider Electric Opens New North American Headquarters

Less than a year after its acquisition of Invensys, Schneider Electric debuts its new R&D center and North American headquarters to showcase the company’s expanded vision and market approach.
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Device Networks Cooperate to Make Smart Instruments Smarter

Soon to be released, Field Device Integration (FDI) will actually help EDDL-based bus users just get more information out of their field instruments in a more streamlined way.
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Does Manufacturing Lag in M2M?
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Does Manufacturing Lag in M2M?

Though it seems very manufacturing centered, machine-to-machine connectivity is gaining more rapid adoption in customer-facing applications.
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Operator Simulation: What Happens at the Next Turn?

McLaren Applied Technologies is using what it’s learned through Formula 1 racing—modeling and simulating racing conditions through sensor data analysis—to optimize operating conditions in other industries.
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Note to Automation Suppliers: Manage the Complexity

No longer just a tool for control, automation systems must operate as business tools, managing all the complexities of an entire operations, noted retired Shell executive Simon Lam at the Yokogawa Users Conference.
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Honda Deploys Common Interface for Multiple Systems Access
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Honda Deploys Common Interface for Multiple Automation Systems Access

Honda’s integrated IT and production department reduces production complexity arising from multiple PLC and automation software implementations by keeping its systems largely in place and adopting a n
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Beumer: Friction Wheel Drive System for Bag and Package Sorters

The OptiDrive BS25/55 is an alternative to the asynchronous linear motor drives used previously.
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Data Collection Basics: Start with OEE
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Data Collection Basics: Start with OEE

The problem with data collection is that everyone wants to collect everything. However, this often leads to little or nothing being done with the data. Here's why you should start calculating overall equipment effectiveness before digging deeper into the data collection possibilities.
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Westermo: Layer 2 Industrial Managed Gigabit Ethernet Switch With Power Over Ethernet

The PMI-110-F2G is for surveillance applications in environments such as industrial automation, machine building and building automation.
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Silicon Designs: Portable Data Acquisition System

The Model 3340 G-Logger is a three-channel, low cost, portable data acquisition system, offering FFT analysis and display, as well as real-time acceleration and GPS data collection and viewing.
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