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Outsourcing of indirect procurement may also help them in their pursuit of optimal results. Accenture has found that companies mastering procurement to drive greater value are increasingly relying on outsourcing. Moreover, those that outsource indirect procurement can save from 8 percent to 12 percent on operations materials that companies must purchase as...

Antaira: Industrial LAN Access Point/Bridge/Repeater

Featuring IEEE 802.11b/g/n technology, the APN-210N series Wi-Fi unit can be configurable as a wireless access point, bridge, client, or repeater.
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Renewegy engineer Greg Aykens was on hand for the raising of the Wago turbine. Renewegy specified WAGO's IP67-grade 756 Series c

Wago Wind Power Support Reaches New Heights

At its North American headquarters, Wago installs a 20kW Renewegy wind turbine system, which includes its connectors and other components and supports active energy management.
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Guide to Process Gases Good Practices Released

ISPE guide covers international guidelines and regulations for biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical manufacturing process streams.
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Cloudy with a Chance for Profits

The MESA International North American Conference kicks off in Orlando, Florida September 19-23.
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Re-engineered Arc-Resistant Motor Control Centers

A re-engineered family of motor control centers (MCCs) are arc-resistance, compliant with ANSI/IEEE C37.20.7 standards and filled with features designed to serve water and wastewater, oil and gas, a
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Boeing, Siemens Form Strategic Energy Alliance

The partnership is centered around development of secure microgrid energy management applications for the Department of Defense.
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6th Annual ISA Marketing & Sales Summit Announces Keynote Speakers

The International Society of Automation (ISA) announces the keynote speakers for the 6th Annual ISA Marketing & Sales Summit to be held in St. Louis, Missouri September 7-9, 2011.
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eBay Uses GE Solution for Data Center Critical Uptime

eBay's Topaz data center uses GE Quad PAC Redundancy Control Solution for mission critical uptime requirement, reduced power consumption.
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Succeeding Through Indirect Procurement Outsourcing

In tough economic times, industrial manufacturers often reduce costs in areas such as indirect procurement to quickly gain major, sustainable savings. 
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Parallel Programming: Soon the Only Game in Town

The news is not that parallel programming is here—it has been here for a long time. 
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National Instruments Touts Innovation at NI Week

Among the latest examples are the most recent version of the company’s flagship LabView product line, as well as a foray into wireless sensor networking
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Automation Team: Becoming A Must-Have Application

The core concept of Automation World is the “automation team.”
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Financial Help for Automation Professionals

As the recession takes its toll on the manufacturing industries, various organizations are stepping up to provide aid or services to unemployed or financially strapped engineers.
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Emerson Acquisition Broadens Machinery Monitoring Expertise

The deal to acquire Germany-based epro expands Emerson’s portfolio in online machinery prediction and protection.
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John Cusimano, Director of Security Services, exida

Safety Specialist exida Bulks Up on Cyber Security Services

Industrial safety and cyber security are moving closer together, as evidenced by two recent deals announced by exida, a safety certification and services firm.
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Caution, Optimism Combine at ABB Event

Global stimulus packages aimed at infrastructure improvement augur well for ABB, executives say, despite current slowdown in orders.
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Mark Hanley, of Kraft Foods, described significant savings gained through use of overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).

Packaging Automation Users Tell Stories

End-user attendees at this year’s Packaging Automation Forum learned from their peers about the advantages, as well as potential pitfalls, of today’s packaging automation technologies.
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Plant Floor Intelligence: Digging for Dollars

By providing improved visibility of plant floor data, enterprise manufacturing intelligence software enables smarter decisions that yield bottom-line results.
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All-in-One" Vortex Flowmeters

The Sitrans FX300 vortex flowmeter series is equipped with a temperature sensor and an optional pressure sensor.
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How a Crisis Can Lead to Success

Originally, I meant to write this column about state-of-the art factories, where everything is automated and controlled from a distance, thus saving a lot of labor costs.
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