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Nucor Steel Adopts Use of VFDs
With all the focus on energy efficiency in manufacturing over the past decade and a half, it’s become common knowledge that motors are the devices responsible for most of the industry’s energy use. Now consider those motors being applied in one of the more energy intensive manufacturing industries—steel making—and you’re looking at some seriously intense...
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Automation World Focuses on the Industrial Internet of Things

A new quarterly print supplement, companion e-book and newsletter dedicated to the topic of the Industrial Internet of Things set to debut this fall from Automation World.
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GE Brings Its Data Insight to Other OEMs

Using its own internal success with predictive data as a proof point, GE Intelligent Platforms is introducing Equipment Insight to enable smaller OEMs to take advantage of the data in their machines.
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Nucor Steel Adopts Use of VFDs
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Nucor Steel Adopts Use of VFDs

As part of its asset management strategy, Nucor Steel replaces two-speed motors with variable frequency drives to reduce energy and water use as well as maintenance costs.
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Automatic Down Time Tracking & Real-Time Reporting
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Automatic Down Time Tracking & Real-Time Reporting

Virtual Presentation: Using a real-time tracking system to replace paper-based systems, Bush Brothers discovers major packaging line benefits.
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More Reader Response on Motor Oversizing

Automation World’s article, “Engineers Split on Motor Oversizing," contained information from a reader survey on the pros and cons of oversizing motors. Read more reader feedback.
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Upgrading That '70s Interface

The move to distributed control systems that deliver data in a digital format made old interfaces obsolete. But what some thought were improvements were actually obstacles.
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Help Wanted: Rebuilding the U.S. Manufacturing Skills Pipeline

Though U.S. manufacturing is on a steady path of growth, the threat from the skilled worker shorter could derail that. Here are some effective strategies to address the skill shortage.
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Peter Schluter, former CEO of Lab-Volt (left) and Dr. Nader Imani, CEO of Festo Didactic
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Technical Education: Festo Didactic Acquires Lab-Volt

The merger promises that educational institutions and industrial companies around the world will see new offerings in multimedia education programs in the electronics, electrical and mechanical engine
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The Connection Between Instrument Reliability and Reduced Downtime
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Downtime Reduction via Improved Instrument Reliability

Virtual Presentation: How Dow Chemicals' Deer Park facility implemented and maintains an instrument reliability program capable of delivering a 70 percent reduction in downtime.
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Historian Technologies Converge
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Historian Technologies Converge

Software used to analyze process data and machinery vibration have long been characterized by technologies separated by a chasm of seconds versus microseconds.
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Test-Centric Assembly
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Test-Centric Assembly

If the goal of your assembly process is perfection, then using the test-centric approach as a process and a strategy is worthy of consideration.
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Your Line Is Watching You

You’re co-packing drink mix stick-packs in sixteen different flavors.
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Automation World to Host Gateway to  CSIA’s Industrial Automation Exchange
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Automation World to Host Gateway to CSIA’s Industrial Automation Exchange

CSIA's Industrial Automation Exchange is designed to connect the discrete manufacturing and process industries to control system integrators and suppliers.
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Coming Soon: Digital Tally Book for Oil and Gas Installations

Most process field engineers learned to enter notes, parameters and basic instructions in a field tally book.
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Understanding SCADA System Maintainability

“A poorly designed SCADA system can cost as much to upgrade as it did during the initial deployment,” warns Arlin Ginther, business development manager for SCADAvantage from ABB.
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Sizing Advice from Motor Makers

Motor manufacturers are some of the most useful experts to consult if you need to size motors for a difficult application. Many also provide software to aid in motor sizing.
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Engineers Split on Motor Oversizing

Many engineers do it, but does the practice of oversizing motors “just in case” do more harm than good? An exclusive Automation World survey reveals both sides of the debate.
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Boeing’s New Approach to Fuselage Assembly
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Boeing’s New Approach to Fuselage Assembly

Advanced Integration Technology combines motion control, servo drive platforms, failsafe CPUs, distributed I/O, and Ethernet networks to design a fully automated positioning and joining system for the
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Lenze: Gearboxes for Smart Motors

The g500 gearboxes provide efficiency of over 94 percent across the entire transmission range.
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Emerson Industrial Automation: DC Power Supplies

The SolaHD SDN-C power supplies family has been expanded with the SDN 40-24-100C, a 40 A single-phase model.
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