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New Robot and Robot Controller Hit the Market
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New Robot and Robot Controller Hit the Market

Comau and ABB release a new robot and robot controller, respectively, both of which are aimed at increasing flexibility of robot applications in industry.
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Organic Food Producer Uses ERP for Supply Chain Management
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Organic Food Producer Uses ERP for Supply Chain Management

Wholesum Family Farms will roll out the supply chain ERP software across four facilities.
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Summit Media Group Becomes PMMI Media Group
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Summit Media Group Becomes PMMI Media Group

Following its acquisition in November 2014, Summit Media Group—the parent company of Automation World—has been renamed PMMI Media Group.
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Integrated Safety Expands
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Integrated Safety Expands

Bosch Rexroth integrates CIP Safety on Sercos protocol for its SafeLogic controllers.
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BP Gets Help from PAS to Manage Downstream Boundaries

PAS inBound will manage critical operational limits in BP’s refineries and petrochemical plants.
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GE, Meridium Team for Oil and Gas Offering

The integration of GE’s System 1 condition monitoring with asset strategy from Meridium leverages equipment health data for asset-intensive operations.
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MES Upgrades from Werum IT Solutions and Critical Manufacturing
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MES Upgrades from Werum IT Solutions and Critical Manufacturing

New versions include a user-guided graphical interface and the integration of finite scheduling to increase overall operational efficiencies.
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3D Printing Moves into the Manufacturing Mainstream
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3D Printing Moves into the Manufacturing Mainstream

Long viewed as a design and testing tool, 3D printing is quickly moving into regular manufacturing operations as evidenced by recent announcements from Renishaw and Stratysys.
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BigLever and Aras Bridge the Engineering Gap
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BigLever and Aras Bridge the Engineering Gap

The integration of product line engineering and PLM unifies mechanical, software and electronic assets across a product portfolio.
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The Industrial Internet of Things, 3D Printing, and Smart Manufacturing Headline the Agenda at The Automation Conference 2015

The Automation Conference 2015, held in Chicago May 19-20, will explore the technologies and strategies transforming manufacturing worldwide.
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Asset Identification Cybersecurity
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Asset Identification Cybersecurity

By identifying addressing information in protocols, as well as understanding the commands being sent and received on the network, asset and network identification cybersecurity adds new depth to indus
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B+B Electronics Becomes B+B SmartWorx
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Internet of Things Drives B+B Electronics' Rebranding as B+B SmartWorx

The transformative potential of the Internet of Things leads industrial networking hardware provider B+B Electronics to rebrand around a focus on delivering intelligence from edge devices to the netwo
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A Focus on Reliable Wireless Connections for the Internet of Things
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A Focus on Reliable Wireless Connections for the Internet of Things

Telit, Telenor Connexion and Allianz Telematics collaborate to optimize mobile networks’ usage according to GSMA guidelines.
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Pumping Up Oil and Gas Production

E&P activities in conventional and unconventional oil and gas alike mean growing business for the global pump market, Frost & Sullivan reports.
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Near Field Communication and the Internet of Things
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Near Field Communication and the Internet of Things

Often thought of as a consumer-oriented technology, near field communication has been gaining ground in industry too.
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Remote Monitoring for Low-Voltage Drives
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Remote Monitoring for Low-Voltage Drives

ABB launches a new service supporting low-voltage drives performance.
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ABB Board Proposes Former Shell Exec as Its New Chairman

If approved by shareholders at ABB’s annual general meeting in April, Peter Voser will take over from Hubertus von Grünberg, who has decided not to stand for reelection.
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