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 Constructive Disruption: A Vision of Smart Manufacturing
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Constructive Disruption: A Vision of Smart Manufacturing

Jim Wetzel, director of global reliability at General Mills and Chair of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition, asked attendees at The Automation Conference an important question: “Are You Read
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The Industrial Internet of Things Is All About the Data

A look at how the industrial application of the Internet of Things concept makes for a very different use of data than the consumer Internet of Things, and how Profinet sources the industrial data nee
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New Industrial Technology Partnerships
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New Industrial Technology Partnerships

Two announcements made at Hannover Fair 2015—one involving the EtherCAT Trade Group and OPC Foundation and the other involving Bosch Rexroth and National Instruments—highlight a growing trend around i
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OMAC Presents PackML Workshop at The Automation Conference

The half-day training session, May 18 at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare, provides PackML fundamentals and applications in packaging and non-packaging related automation
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A United Industrial Network
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A United Industrial Network

The availability of the Field Device Integration developer tools signals a new era of device interoperability in process automation.
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As new groups touting next-generation manufacturing sprout up around the world, the automation industry scrambles to create comm
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A Communication Gap in the Internet of Things

As new groups touting next-generation manufacturing sprout up around the world, the automation industry scrambles to create common communication standards to enable interoperability between plant floo
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Where standards exist, innovation is driven; disruptive technologies emerge; and things become cheaper, smarter and easier to us
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Standards and Protocols for the Industrial Internet of Things

A look at how open data access protocols like Profinet can be used to provide data for Internet of Things deployments.
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A New Frontier: The Space Connecting the Internet of Things
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A New Frontier: The Space Connecting the Internet of Things

As more smart devices populate the industrial network, vendors work on ways to manage the many layers between sensors and systems.
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Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

Consortium Extends Focus to Industrial Network Determinism
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Consortium Extends Focus to Industrial Network Determinism

AVnu Alliance launches an industrial market segment to help craft standards defining how standard Ethernet can be used for synchronized networking in industrial control applications.
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