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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...
New Mechatronics Test Launched
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New Mechatronics Test Launched

The pilot testing period for the ‘PLCs 2’ test, a part of PMMI’s Mechatronics Certificate Program, is open through July 3.
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Autonomous Cars and Automotive Manufacturing

To capitalize on this emerging market, suppliers will need to expand their manufacturing capabilities, increase collaboration with non-traditional partners, and accelerate the product development proc
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Big Data Analytics Improve Manufacturing Performance

At the ARC European Forum, Intel and Dow Corning detailed how they have used data to make the right operating decisions and save money.
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Co-Created Products Come to Market
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Co-Created Products Come to Market

One year after the launch of FirstBuild, some of the first co-created products—designed though crowdsourcing of engineering and consumer input—are being released for sale.
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 Building the Automation Workforce
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Building the Automation Workforce

With a competitive local landscape and a growing skills gap, Michelin has developed an approach that ensures a steady stream of trained automation employees.
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 Constructive Disruption: A Vision of Smart Manufacturing
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Constructive Disruption: A Vision of Smart Manufacturing

Jim Wetzel, director of global reliability at General Mills and Chair of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition, asked attendees at The Automation Conference an important question: “Are You Read
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Dewey Scott of Scott Farms describes how automation and unique serialization have benefited his company.
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Unique Serialization Comes to Fresh Produce

Proudly representing the food industry at The Automation Conference, and the produce industry in particular, was Dewey R. Scott, Operations Manager at North Carolina sweet potato packer Scott Farms.
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Getting Industry to an Internet Frame of Mind

Though we take for granted how much of an impact the Internet has had on our personal lives, the same thinking is not often true when it comes to industry.
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UI Labs Fosters Manufacturing Innovation in Middle America

Forming consortia of academic, industry and civic partners, UI Labs opened its doors last week on Chicago’s Goose Island, showing off 24,000 square feet of manufacturing space for the Digital Manufact
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Most plants still operate in a reactive environment, facing obstacles around behavioral norms, analog devices and analytical bar
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Smart Instruments Power Evolution to Predictive Maintenance

Most plants still operate in a reactive environment, facing obstacles around behavioral norms, analog devices and analytical barriers.
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PAS Adds Cybersecurity Business Unit
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PAS Adds Cybersecurity Business Unit

The company-- rooted in process control system configuration management-- is leveraging its unique ability to identify changes at the engineering core to thwart malicious industrial control system att
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Transmission monitoring is now available to any National Grid UK personnel with an Internet connection, and provides both real-t
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Renewable Energy Sources Demand Remote Monitoring Expansion

Variable wind power energy demands on the transmission grid pushed National Grid UK to expand its data monitoring infrastructure and prepare for further development.
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Riceland Foods deploys a Profinet system devised by TempuTech that monitors hundreds of sensors to boost operations and safety,
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The Internet of Things Inside Grain Operations

Riceland Foods deploys a Profinet system devised by TempuTech that monitors hundreds of sensors to boost operations and safety, reduce downtime, and deliver operating intelligence for continuous impro
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The low cost of traditional energy hasn’t totally eroded profits from the ‘green’ methods available to power production. Manufac
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Sustainable Energy Sustains Production

The low cost of traditional energy hasn’t totally eroded profits from the ‘green’ methods available to power production. Manufacturers continue to meter renewable energy into their operations.
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5 Key Elements to Consider Before Embracing the IIOT

Looking across industrial sectors worldwide, a relatively small percentage of companies are fully embracing the Industrial Internet of Things concept, but many have interest.
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The Industrial Internet of Things Transition Accelerates

A number of factors appear to be converging around an unstoppable momentum for the Industrial Internet of Things—and it will impact companies of all sizes.
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Information Flow and the Future of Manufacturing

Industry 4.0’s success depends on information being able to flow seamlessly around a manufacturing process and beyond.
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Take the Fear Out of Industrial Wireless Networking

Many companies are interested in taking advantage of the Industrial Internet of Things, which often involves integrating wireless as part of their industrial network infrastructure.
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Enabling Industry 4.0 with Integrated Automation and Cloud Innovation

How a three-layer architecture comprising intelligent machines and robots, connected factory technologies, and Internet of Things enablement are part of Advantech’s Industry 4.0 blueprint.
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How Big Data Can Benefit Upstream Oil and Gas

If it’s true that one of the keys to success is seeing challenges as opportunities, now is the time for the upstream oil and gas industry to apply this adage, since the value of its product has been n
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