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Automation: It’s Time to Question the Way It’s Always Been Done

ExxonMobil is rethinking the way it automates operations, bucking the traditionally conservative mentality in oil and gas.
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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.
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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
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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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The Amazon.com-Magnetic Encoder Connection
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The Amazon.com-Magnetic Encoder Connection

Posital CEO Christian Leeser contends that magnetic encoders’ combination of extreme environment durability, energy harvesting capabilities, high-precision and a smaller footprint will lead the techno
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MES and the Engineering Brain Drain
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MES and Competitiveness

Manufacturers around the world are grappling with the loss of operational knowledge that occurs when the older generation hangs up the clipboard and retires. To address this, manufacturing execution systems need to expand to cover more broadly defined operations.
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Mining Machine Maker Improves Productivity with SAP MII

Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (MII) gave Joy Global more visibility into its production process, boosting productivity by 10 percent at its pilot plant.
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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
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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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 The Wisdom of Perpetual Upgrades
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The Wisdom of Perpetual Upgrades

When is the right time to retrofit? Before you paint yourself into a corner.
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New I/O System for the Most Demanding, Harsh Environments
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New I/O System for the Most Demanding, Harsh Environments

Manfred Kuehme, controls product manager for Wago, highlights the company’s new 750 XTR I/O system with programmable controllers and non-programmable couplers, as well as multiple digital modules. The XTR line handles temperatures up to 70 degrees...
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How Efficient Engineering and the 'Virtual World’ is Changing Manufacturing
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How Efficient Engineering and the 'Virtual World’ is Changing Manufacturing

Raj Batra, president of Industry Automation at Siemens Industry, offers his thoughts on Hannover Fair 2014 and how the integration of real and virtual worlds are impacting manufacturing. He also discusses Siemens’ concept of “efficient engineering”...
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