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Wayne Manges is one of the co-authors of a White Paper that examines the risks of wireless technology use within critical contro
Electric utility operators already have their hands full in achieving compliance with mandatory federal Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards aimed at cyber security in the electric power industry. But when the use of wireless technologies is thrown into the mix, the problem gets even more complicated. In fact, according to the authors of a...
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Siemens Expands Analytical Operations in Houston

Going after a growing downstream oil and gas industry, Siemens Analytical Products and Solutions has increased its operation capacity by 50 percent by moving to a new facility and optimizing productio
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Hannover Fair 2015 Highlights: Day One

A brief look at two of the many exhibits visited on our first day at Hannover Fair 2015.
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Hannover Fair 2015 Highlights: Day Two

In this video three exhibits are highlighted: Eaton’s XV300 multi-touch HMI/PLC device; Harting’s RFID-enabled, automated custom connector assembly workcell; and Siemens’ Industry 4.0 digitization showcase, illustrating hardware and software applications in continuous process, packaging, and automot
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Business Opportunities for Linear and Torque Motors

While local suppliers tend to dominate in Japan and Korea, the market in China has been open to international diversity, but Chinese suppliers are beginning to get a stronger hold.
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 A Flexible Assembly Line
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A Flexible Assembly Line

Ubisense introduces software that virtualizes fixed workstations, enabling automotive manufacturers to reduce the cost of complexity associated with mass customization.
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4 Considerations for a Successful Mobile Manufacturing Strategy

Pay attention to platform, device, security and reliability factors as you make your move into mobile manufacturing.
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Going Beyond MES/MOM to Smart Manufacturing

Smart Manufacturing combines agility and responsiveness, the digital factory and knowledge workers to optimize processes.
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Multifilm’s large, high-volume flexographic and extruding machines produce piece-wraps and high-barrier laminates for the snack,
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Maintenance Software Enhances Predictive Routines

A computerized maintenance management system is helping a packaging film supplier meet stringent food and beverage industry reporting requirements and further its continuous improvement.
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The Hidden Layer of Device Interoperability
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The Hidden Layer of Device Interoperability

Control and asset management systems are appreciated for their ability to ease configuration, management and diagnostics of intelligent devices in the field, but the Field Device Tool (FDT) is the uns
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Dawn of the Digital Natives

Tricks and tools from automation suppliers help manufacturers train the young, digitally savvy, next-generation workforce.
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Manufacturers Leverage Best Practices from Better Plants Initiative

The Better Buildings program and its partners have saved 320 trillion BTUs and the equivalent of $1.7 billion over four years.
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Building automation advancements have provided facility managers greater visibility of actionable energy data.
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How Building Energy Management Can Help Your Factory

Building automation advancements have provided facility managers greater visibility of actionable energy data.
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Vespa Relies on Robotics
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Vespa Relies on Robotics

The manufacturer of what is probably the world’s most famous scooter explains its use of robotics to ensure the reliability of its manufacturing processes.
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Integrated Business Reporting: A Boon for Manufacturing Information?

A shift in business reporting could mean improved manufacturing information systems and integrated thinking across organizations.
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Robots Start Getting Personal

Collaborative robots gain interest as developers work to foster close interaction between man and machine.
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Acquisition Helps ABB's Push Into Collaborative Robots

At Hannover Messe this week, ABB followed its introduction of a collaborative robot with an announcement about acquiring Germany’s Gomtec, whose technology will strengthen capabilities in the field fu
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Manufacturers Moving To the Cloud
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Manufacturers Moving To the Cloud

A new IDC study finds that investments in cloud services for enterprise IT are on the rise spurred by cost benefits and scalability that will help companies manage the Internet of Things.
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David A. Harvey Memorial Scholarship Awarded to Reading Area Community College

Reading Area Community College in Pennsylvania has been selected to receive the 2015 David A. Harvey Memorial Scholarship.
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Gaining Network Speed
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Gaining Network Speed

Rockwell Automation’s newest Allen-Bradley Stratix industrial switch is designed with faster throughput to support high-bandwidth applications and the emerging Internet of Things.
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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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