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How Embedded Vision Can Improve Inspection and Inventory Tracking
There’s always been a great deal of interest in vision system technology in the manufacturing industries. Though the technology has been widely applied, some would argue that vision system technology application never quite reached critical mass in manufacturing because of the high costs associated with the purchase and installation of these systems....
ODVA Explores the DeviceNet of Things
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ODVA Explores the DeviceNet of Things

Industrial network protocol organization forms group to assess DeviceNet enhancements that can enable hardwired devices to join the DeviceNet network.
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New I/O System for the Most Demanding, Harsh Environments
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New I/O System for the Most Demanding, Harsh Environments

Manfred Kuehme, controls product manager for Wago, highlights the company’s new 750 XTR I/O system with programmable controllers and non-programmable couplers, as well as multiple digital modules. The XTR line handles temperatures up to 70 degrees...
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How Efficient Engineering and the 'Virtual World’ is Changing Manufacturing
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How Efficient Engineering and the 'Virtual World’ is Changing Manufacturing

Raj Batra, president of Industry Automation at Siemens Industry, offers his thoughts on Hannover Fair 2014 and how the integration of real and virtual worlds are impacting manufacturing. He also discusses Siemens’ concept of “efficient engineering”...
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New Design Software Tools Extend HMI’s Reach to Mobile Devices.
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New Design Software Tools Extend HMI’s Reach to Mobile Devices.

Gerhard Kreiling with Opto 22 showcases the company’s groov HMI design system to create interfaces that extend HMI visibility and functionality to mobile devices.
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Understanding WirelessHART Communication in Three Simple Steps
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Understanding WirelessHART Communication in Three Simple Steps

Chuck Micallef with the HART Communication Foundation explains WirelessHART devices, adapters, and gateways.
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Brewery Demo Shows How Diverse Industrial Networks and Devices can be Integrated with FDT
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Brewery Demo Shows How Diverse Industrial Networks and Devices can be Integrated with FDT

Glenn Schulz, managing director of FDT Group, highlights the group's integrated brewing concept, which illustrates how multiple different industrial networks—along with their associated control systems and devices—can be integrated with the FDT...
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How Servos, Drives, HMIs and More Use OPC UA for Data Transfer to IT
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How Servos, Drives, HMIs and More Use OPC UA for Data Transfer to IT

Aurelio Banda, vice president of sales and marketing for Beckhoff Automation North America, shows the company’s new servo drives and terminals, HMIs, and TwinCAT software connectivity using OPC UA for data transfer over control systems into the IT...
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AmeriPak Upgrades Software to Sync with CPG Brands

AmeriPak has adopted production management software from Toronto-based Nulogy.
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 FDT Group Announces Newly Integrated Networks
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FDT Group Announces Newly Integrated Networks

The FDT machine and device communications standard now supports more than 18 industry protocols including ISA-100 Wireless. The number of certified devices is also on the rise.
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Inside Dow Corning’s Automation Team
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Inside Dow Corning’s Automation Team

How Dow Corning shifted its approach to automation technology selection from an individual site focus to a global outlook.
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Transforming NPDI with Enterprise Recipe Management

ERM can reduce the time needed to look for data, create master recipes, and make planning and sourcing decisions.
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Pleora: External Frame Grabber

The iPORT CL-Ten Full external frame grabber allows designers to deploy Camera Link Full cameras in real-time, high-bandwidth GigE Vision networks.
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GE: Ethernet Modules

Three new PACSystems RX3i modules provide infrastructure OEMs and systems integrators with communication protocols as "in rack" solutions.
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FreeWave Technologies: Wireless Networking Platform

WavePoint securely communicates industrial data over long distances for M2M, broadband and SCADA applications.
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Festo: Ethernet Node for Production and Process Automation

The CPX-FB36 brings new options and high performance to EtherNet/IP applications.
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Balluff: Industrial Ethernet Cables

Available with M12 D-coded and/or RJ45 connectors, these four-conductor cables are suitable for almost any industrial Ethernet application.
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Acromag: Analog Input Ethernet Modules

New models in the BusWorks XT Series fit 16 channels into an inch-wide unit.
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Alliance Sensors Group Partners with Spacex on Falcon 9 Rocket
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Alliance Sensors Group Partners with Spacex on Falcon 9 Rocket

Technology incorporated in the ground systems for the Spacex Falcon 9 Rocket--a rocket designed to be cost-effectively re-usable--includes LVDT signal conditioners.
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Siemens Sinamics S120 drive with Ethernet connectivity
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Drive Platform with Industrial Ethernet Connectivity

The Sinamics S120 drive system has been expanded to include Profinet, Ethernet TCP/IP and EtherNet/IP connectivity, providing maximum flexibility for industrial Ethernet communication.
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ABB Expands System 800xA DCS Capabilities

The sixth generation of ABB’s flagship distributed control system enhances security, and supports upgrades on older platforms like Windows XP.
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