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How about wireless Ethernet? The second question is easy to answer: there is no wireless Ethernet. Ethernet, IEEE 802.3, runs on wires. Yes, you will see the term. The current generations of Wi-Fi, or Wireless Fidelity—IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11-2007 (which rolls up -a, -b and -g with the lesser-known -h, -i, and -j)—define wireless local...
Voice-activated commands for machines
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Voice-activated commands for machines

At PACK EXPO East, Beckhoff demonstrated how Google Glasses connected directly to a cloud server make it possible to adjust machine speeds with voice-activated commands.
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Get Rid of Dead MRO Inventory

As your production assets evolve over time and your maintenance, repair and overhaul inventory is no longer aligned, don’t let it become a drag on operational excellence.
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Reality Modeling and Its Potential in Manufacturing
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Reality Modeling and Its Potential in Manufacturing

Bentley Systems acquisition of Acute3D, and its alliance with Siemens PLM, could affect how production lines are designed and automated.
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Pharmaceutical Plants in Flux
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Pharmaceutical Plants in Flux

As the industry struggles with new competitive pressure, the move is on from batch to continuous processing in an effort to increase manufacturing agility, improve product quality, and lower operation
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The new DCS provides a window on compression by incorporating performance metrics and the situational display of production info
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Remote Monitoring Keeps Natural Gas Moving

A proprietary control system with no remote monitoring threatened business margins and compressor engine health for a natural gas delivery company. A new DCS provided new insights.
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Has your operation implemented an asset management strategy?
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Cover Your Assets

According to an Automation World survey, plants from all industries are finding benefits and significant ROI from their asset management programs, though some still don't see what all the fuss is
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High-precision energy applications, such as those found in alternative energy generation, need advanced condition monitoring to
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A Guide to Energy-Efficient Machine Decisions

An energy star label for industrial machines does not exist.
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As new groups touting next-generation manufacturing sprout up around the world, the automation industry scrambles to create comm
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A Communication Gap in the Internet of Things

As new groups touting next-generation manufacturing sprout up around the world, the automation industry scrambles to create common communication standards to enable interoperability between plant floo
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GE Predictivity’s Equipment Insight features an embeddable hardware device (shown) that captures machine data and sends it to a
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Delivering Insight After Installation

GE’s Equipment Insight puts the Industrial Internet of Things concept into play with a remote monitoring and diagnostics system enabling OEMs to manage maintenance and create revenue.
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Where standards exist, innovation is driven; disruptive technologies emerge; and things become cheaper, smarter and easier to us
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Standards and Protocols for the Industrial Internet of Things

A look at how open data access protocols like Profinet can be used to provide data for Internet of Things deployments.
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Streaming Real-Time SCADA Data

Understanding how the Internet of Things concept can deliver the benefits of industrial machine data as part of business and operational intelligence strategy.
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A Practical Approach to Benefit from the Industrial Internet of Things

The Industrial Internet of Things promises a lot of benefits. Most importantly, it allows companies to pursue what they’ve always wanted but never thought was possible or practical.
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Focus on Innovation, Not Just Integration

By making machines smarter through local processing and communication, the Industrial Internet of Things has the potential to solve problems in ways previously inconceivable.
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On the Shoulders of Giants

Considering what we know about the acceptance and adoption of technology in general—and in the industrial sector, specifically—how will the Industrial Internet of Things fare in the near term?
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Using serial-to-wireless conversion technologies for both cellular and Wi-Fi, an oil and gas client of Moxa’s now manages and op
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The Internet of Things and the Future of the Energy Industries

A look at how vertically networked integration technologies will bring oil and gas, electrical grid systems, and alternative energy networks together.
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Automate Data Collection to Boost Packaging Line OEE
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Automate Data Collection to Boost Packaging Line OEE

The topic of equipment effectiveness through root cause analysis takes center stage at Pack Expo East
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Manufacturing and IT: An Alliance for Better Business Outcomes

With the manufacturing and IT silos that exist in some companies, it’s difficult for people to consider the bigger picture. MESA can help the two sides collaborate toward shared business objectives.
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Industrial PCs: The Brains of Industry 4.0?

As the intelligent system used to make data-based decisions, greater use of industrial PCs is needed to truly achieve a connected factory.
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Making Sense of the Costing Clutter

Costing can be confusing for both accountants and manufacturing managers. Though there is not a definitive way to do effective costing for internal decision support, a structure is beginning to form.
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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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