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Motion Control: Automation’s Critical Element
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Motion Control: Automation’s Critical Element

Central to nearly all automated machinery—from the practical to the awe inspiring—are motion control components.
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Rittal Goes After Oil and Gas at Its Epicenter

The Oil and Gas Competency Center in Houston is the company’s first competency center outside of Germany, offering customers hands-on project access to enclosures and climate control systems for the b
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Operational Intelligence for the Internet of Things
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Operational Intelligence for the Internet of Things

Tibco Software’s new version of Live Datamart analyzes input from multiple streams of data, delivering event-driven alerts to the operator in real-time.
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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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Mobile Operator Interface Gets Key Updates
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Exclusive: Mobile Operator Interface Gets Key Updates

Opto 22’s new release of the groov mobile operator interface system features event notifications, a data simulator, development environment improvements, and platform selection options.
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Reusable Robotics Software Modules
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Reusable Robotics Software Modules

Expanding its FAST application toolbox, Lenze adds standardized and reusable robotics software modules that don’t require previous knowledge of robotics for users to be able to integrate kinematics in
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Wireless and the Connected Factory
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Wireless and the Connected Factory

The business potential surrounding the Internet of Things is drawing numerous types of established companies toward the manufacturing industries.
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Cybersecurity Preparedness Doesn’t Measure Up

According to a recent survey, 60 percent of oil and gas companies do not have an incident response plan in place, despite the growing awareness of cybersecurity concerns.
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New Network Testing Toolset
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New Network Testing Toolset

Fluke Networks expands its product portfolio to include affordable hand-held testers with automated reporting through a centralized cloud service.
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Visibility Beyond the Plant Floor Walls
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Visibility Beyond the Plant Floor

Dassault Systèmes adds maintenance, logistics, and warehouse capabilities to its manufacturing intelligence application suite.
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Multi-Core Centralized Machine Control
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Multi-Core Centralized Machine Control

New industrial server from Beckhoff Automation comes in various multi-core configurations for managing diverse applications from a central control unit.
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Securing Devices By Design
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Securing Devices By Design

Mentor Graphics and Icon Labs make security a native component of the embedded operating system
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Honeywell Accelerates Operator Training

Focused on both console and field operators, Honeywell Process Solutions introduces a new training solution and also announces a partnership to further those capabilities.
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Shell Works with Yokogawa and Cisco on a Unified Cybersecurity Approach

The three companies will implement the joint SecurePlant initiative at about 50 Shell plants over the next three years to standardize cybersecurity measures for the global oil producer.
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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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