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The Amazon.com-Magnetic Encoder Connection
Even though optical absolute encoders represent the bulk of sales for Posital, a division of the industrial group Fraba, its CEO, Christian Leeser, believes that magnetic sensor encoders will one day replace the use of optical sensor encoders. And he is pushing to make that day come as soon as possible. Speaking with Leeser at the Posital Farba booth at...
A Structured Approach to Cabling
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A Structured Approach to Cabling

As more manufacturers deploy Ethernet with an eye toward the leveraging the possibilities of the Internet of Things and Big Data, it’s easy to overlook the structure that make it all possible—cabling.
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Transforming the Distribution Power Grid with Distributed Intelligence
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Transforming the Power Grid with Distributed Intelligence

Implementing the Smart Grid involves more than just replacing the existing grid structure.
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Industry View
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Know the Difference Between IoT and M2M

Although the Internet of Things and machine-to-machine communications have remote device access in common, that’s about where the similarities end.
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News
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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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FFRI's FFR Raven for ICS is approved as a cybersecurity test tool.
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New Test Tool Certified for ISASecure Industrial Control Systems

FFR Raven for ICS joins other cybersecurity tools approved as a CRT (Communication Robustness Testing) tool by the ISA Security Compliance Institute.
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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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News
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ABB’s HVDC Technology Links Newfoundland to Power Grid

The HVDC Light system will enable the integration of renewable energy to the North American electrical grid in Nova Scotia.
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Automatic Down Time Tracking & Real-Time Reporting
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Automatic Down Time Tracking & Real-Time Reporting

Using a real-time tracking system to replace paper-based systems, Bush Brothers discovers major packaging line benefits.
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Softing AG Acquires Online Development Inc.

Softing’s software development and communications products are a great fit with OLDI’s product development skills in computing, communications and I/O modules, according to OLDI CEO Ron Monday.
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Petrochemical Expansion Gets Help From Honeywell Control Upgrade

Qatar Fuel Additives will use the integrated control and safety system to reduce operating costs and improve efficiencies in its methanol and MTBE production.
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Pay Little Attention to Those GDP Headlines

Though U.S. GDP fell significantly in the first quarter, the Institute for Trend Research views this more as expected slowdown rather than another recession.
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Control System Security Lessons from Boeing
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Control System Security Lessons from Boeing

An insider's look into Boeing's development of best practices for securing industrial control systems in the face of increasing use of remote access technologies.
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Perspective
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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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Hulking Automated Guided Vehicles Offer Wireless Flexibility

AGV maker Fori Automation adds wireless operation via Profinet to its industrial transport vehicles, improving plant safety and delivering operational flexibility to its customers.
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Feature Article
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Visualizing Energy Consumption

Having a clear view of your plant floor operations—knowing what to look for and instrumenting what you can—can cut industrial energy costs.
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Virtual Assembly, Real Results

Simulating assembly operations in a virtual environment is no longer a fantasy.
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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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Two parallel-driven belt conveyors driven with different speeds during the turning process bring the bags gently into the required position.
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Palletizer Provides Optimized Stack Configuration for Dry Mortar

German mortar supplier Schwenk Putztechnik relies on a new twin-belt turning device for gentle palletizing of bags, resulting in more efficient production and greater changeover flexibility.
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How Omron Uses Big Data
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How Omron Uses Big Data

To track its manufacturing processes in real time, Omron Corp. uses Microsoft SQL Server and Excel with its Sysmac SQL Direct Link software. Here’s how they do it.
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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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