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Procomsol Industrial App for communicating with HART Instruments
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HART Device Configuration Goes Really Mobile

HART communication technology combined with digital valve controllers, flowmeters and other analytical transmitters can make control-valve maintenance and configuration much easier.
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Packaging Machinery Trends: Communications and Mobile
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Packaging Machinery Trends: Communications and Mobile

As a non-exhibiting automation supplier at PackExpo, Opto 22’s Benson Hougland came to observe, learn, and see where today’s technology trends could be heading.
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The Gateway Approach to Ethernet Migration
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The Gateway Approach to Ethernet Migration

As older automation technologies fade away and the push to use Ethernet continues, more manufacturers are facing a dilemma in how to strategically migrate to newer systems.
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Machine Development Software Modules
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Machine Design Software Modules

To demonstrate how the engineering time needed to develop automated machines can be significantly reduced, Lenze showcased its FAST application software at PackExpo 2014.
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Industry 4.0 Meets the Internet of Things
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Industry 4.0 Meets the Internet of Things

With a PC-based architecture at its core, Beckhoff Automation highlights the intersection of Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things at PackExpo 2014.
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ITEI’s Dr. Dan Liu introduces the Chinese EtherCAT standard.
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China Adopts EtherCAT as a National Technology Standard

The EtherCAT Technology Group, which recently welcomed the organization’s 1000th member from Asia, announced another milestone in the global adoption of this industrial Ethernet standard: EtherCAT ha
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Novotek displayed its combination of Google Glass and Proficy Workflow technologies at GE Intelligent Platforms’ User Summit.
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Novotek Combines GE’s Electronic Work Instructions with Google Glass

Operators can get to a new level of ease-of-use by accessing work instructions hands-free.
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ABB Boosts Custody Transfer Business With Spirit IT Purchase

With its acquisition of Netherlands-based Spirit IT complete, ABB adds high-performance liquid flow computers and software to its offerings for oil and gas custody transfer.
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Modules Ease Wi-Fi Integration for Industrial and IoT Applications

Texas Instruments has introduced connectivity modules for its WiLink 8 to integrate processors, software and development tools, also adding features that make them more suitable for industrial applica
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Schneider Electric Deploys Baxter
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Schneider Electric Deploys Baxter

Humanoid robot capable of working alongside humans is now testing circuit breakers at Schneider Electric’s plant in Missouri.
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John Yelland, Moxa vice president of global marketing
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Moxa Shows, Tells What Industrial IoT Looks Like

Moxa has been a long-time provider of hardened connectivity and networking solutions for industry.
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Splunk and Kepware Join Forces Around Industrial Data
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Splunk and Kepware Join Forces Around Industrial Data

New alliance highlights increasing interest in industrial control systems market from the enterprise IT space.
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ABB to Unveil Collaborative Robot
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ABB to Unveil Collaborative Robot

YuMi, a human-friendly dual-arm robot design for assembly work alongside humans, is scheduled for release in 2015.
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Aventics Celebrates 50 Years in Lexington

Manufacturer of pneumatic components and systems, and specialist supplier of drive and control solutions for the marine industry and commercial vehicles, was formerly Rexroth Pneumatics.
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Leeds University is home to Professor Martin Levesley, an NI award winner.
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NI Announces 2014 Excellence in Engineering Education Awards

Four men and two women, representing various types and levels of automation education, were honored as innovative teachers of engineering.
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Emerson Makes a Case for Reliability

At Emerson Exchange in Orlando this week, executives at Emerson Process Management, its recent reliability acquisition MRG, and customers detailed the impact of reliability on the bottom line.
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Summit Media Group Adds Director of Editorial Content for Healthcare Packaging

With the recent growing readership of Healthcare Packaging, its companion website and e-books, Summit Media Group has added its first full-time editor dedicated exclusively to the media brand, which c
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