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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...
A United Industrial Network
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A United Industrial Network

The availability of the Field Device Integration developer tools signals a new era of device interoperability in process automation.
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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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Remote Diagnostics Ride the Rails

Through a wireless connection and FactoryTalk software from Rockwell Automation, the technical support staff at Loram Maintenance helps the 10-operator crew in the field to diagnose and repair problem
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Manufacturing Surges in Bright U.S. Economy

Though leading indicators are beginning to trend lower, the U.S. economy continues to shine.
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Modular Control Architectures Eliminate Restraints

A new approach would have a common I/O network shared by all controllers and all field devices to support a deterministic communication standard.
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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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The sleek, hygienic design of the RoboLoader includes a delta-styled robot from Codian Robotic's powered by a B&R control system
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Simplifying Machine-Robot Integration

This robotic case packer’s sleek, hygienic design appeals to producers of packaged salads. But it’s the controls package that brings the most tangible benefits.
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Mitsubishi’s chemical plant in Kashima, Japan, produces more than 380,000 tons of ethylene each year.
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Smart Instruments Provide Condition-Based Maintenance

Mitsubishi’s chemical plant in Kashima, Japan, leverages real-time data via Field Device Tool (FDT) technology to transition away from time-based maintenance.
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Advantech: Low-Power Touch Panel Computers

The 12.1-inch TPC-1251T and 15-inch TPC-1551T touch panel computers feature an Intel Atom E3827 1.75 GHz processor for enhanced performance for a smooth operating experience in a wide array of industr
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Wago: Electronic Circuit Breakers Now Work with RS-Logix 5000

New Add-On-Instructions for Rockwell Automation RS-Logix 5000 allow PLC users to easily control and monitor WAGO's EPSITRON 787-166X series electronic circuit breakers directly from the PLC.
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You need some bidirectional communication.
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Remote Diagnostics: Plan to Stay Remote

With mobile technologies established, technicians no longer have to travel to far-flung locations to chase down problems.
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Technological advances and falling costs are driving the growth of vision systems in packaging machine designs, helping end user
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Get a Clear Vision

Technological advances and falling costs are driving the growth of vision systems in packaging machine designs, helping end users achieve faster, more accurate results.
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Understanding the importance of ergonomics, Bosch Rexroth has developed customizable workstation components, including swivel wo
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Body Language: Best Practices for Ergonomic Product Design and Assembly

Today’s manufacturing environment, no longer the province of the strong man, integrates robotic and other automation technologies to eliminate the heavy physical toll that was once a part of most manu
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Industrial OEMs: Unlock the Full Potential of Acquisitions

Reports suggest that industrial equipment manufacturers are likely to continue expanding their capabilities through acquisitions. Make more effective use of those purchases through production systems.
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Crematorium Features Industrial Mobile Control
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Crematorium Features Industrial Mobile Control

DFW Europe, an international producer and supplier of complete cremation systems, needed to incorporate mobile control of its cremation ovens at the request of a customer.
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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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Sensor detects clear labels
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Sensor detects clear labels

Smart Dot laser sensor from Tri-Tronics with OLED display provides many benefits and opportunities to configure the sensor as needed. It's especially suitable for clear-label sensing.
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Unidirectional Cybersecurity
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Unidirectional Cybersecurity

Waterfall Security’s unidirectional approach to industrial control system cybersecurity is gaining end user adherents across industries and garnering the company alliances with big name automation tec
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