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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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Sealevel Systems: Eight-Port RS-422/485 Serial Interface for PCI Express

The 7802e provides eight serial ports individually configurable for RS-422 or RS-485 communications.
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MTConnect Formalizes Work With Defense Manufacturing

The MTConnect Institute and the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) have signed a memorandum of understanding to continue their collaboration on the MTConnect open standard
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Nine Strategic Considerations for Using Wireless Technology

Companies are turning to wireless communications to minimize man hours spent walking plants or pipelines, particularly in hazardous or remote areas.
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Ford’s Focus on Control
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Ford’s Focus on Control

Using Profinet and various automation systems to tie its plant floor systems together and connect to IT, Ford lays the groundwork for continuous automation and production advancement.
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FDT Group Wants Your Input
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FDT Group Wants Your Input. Yes, Yours!

By creating a cloud-based link to its technology roadmap, FDT Group gives automation end users direct access into the steering process that’s driving the future capabilities and market scope of the FDT standard.
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Four IT Standards You Should Understand

Imagine a world without electrical standards, such as 110 V at 60 Hz, or 220 V at 50 Hz, or a world where every phone had a different type of connection and required a different type of switchboard.
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A view from above the Qatalum plant.
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How to Improve Production Efficiency and Reliability with Industrial Network Management

Understanding how one of the largest industrial projects in the world manages its industrial network makes clear why manufacturers of all sizes need to embrace good network management to address produ
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GE’s New High Performance Communications Modules Help OEMs Make the Connection for Intelligent Electrical Devices

GE Intelligent Platforms announced three new PACSystems RX3i modules that provide infrastructure OEMs and systems integrators with communication protocols as “in rack” solutions.
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