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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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Translate Leadership to Organizational Capability/Maturity

Look at how your leadership can affect the six dimensions of maturity that are critical to organizational growth.
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ABB Board Proposes Former Shell Exec as Its New Chairman

If approved by shareholders at ABB’s annual general meeting in April, Peter Voser will take over from Hubertus von Grünberg, who has decided not to stand for reelection.
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ABB and Hitachi Form HVDC Partnership for Japan’s Power Grid

With Hitachi as the prime contractor, the joint venture will take ABB’s direct current technology into Japan’s evolving HVDC market.
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Combining Profile-Specific and Generic Ethernet
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Combining Profile-Specific and Generic Ethernet

Harting prepares to launch its Ha-VIS preLink cabling system in the U.S. after years of implementation in Europe.
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Enjoy the sounds of the season with our fifth annual holiday music recording.
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Beckhoff Automation's Graham Harris (left) and Aurelio Banda
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Beckhoff North America Names New President

Aurelio Banda takes over the helm as the subsidiary’s current president, Graham Harris, assumes a regional management role as part of a planned transition.
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Belden to Acquire Tripwire
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Belden to Acquire Tripwire, a Leader in Cybersecurity, for $710 Million

The company expects to incorporate Tripwire technology into selected Belden products to help customers deploy and secure the Internet of Things.
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Det-Tronics: Fire- and Gas-Safety System Controller Adds Ethernet Connectivity

The Eagle Quantum Premier (EQP) safety system controller now has an Ethernet/Modbus TCP/IP interface board option.
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Texas Instruments: Microcontrollers Can Double System Performance

The C2000 Piccolo F2807x MCUs boost execution speeds of control tasks.
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SignalFire: Wireless Remote Shutdown System for Challenging Environments

This Remote Shutdown System (RSDS) can shut down wells or other assets remotely with the fail-safe logic necessary for wireless operation of critical systems.
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Omega: Pressure Sensor

The PX51-USBH pressure sensor features high speed USB output.
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Moxa: 4G LTE Enabled Embedded RISC Computing Platform

The UC-8100 embedded RISC computer is designed for large scale, big data WAN applications in solar and other energy monitoring systems, as well as in distributed industrial automation.
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Moog: Slip Ring Assembly

The AC7257 through-bore model provides power and signal communications for the Sinamics S120M drive system with DRIVE-CliQ via the Siemens hybrid cable.
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Matrox: Vision Processor

The RadientPro CL vision processor and FPGA Development Kit (FDK) let developers of machine vision applications harness the high-speed image acquisition power of Camera Link cameras along with the ima
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Aye, Robot! Meat Processor Welcomes Automation

A deli meat and cheese producer finds that a robotic case packer is not so costly and complex after all, and it can handle automated inspection.
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What’s Next for Packaging Machine Automation?

A tour of Germany’s interpack 2014 show reveals what’s next for high-speed, mechatronic, servo-based machinery. Hint: Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things will figure prominently.
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RIVA, an automated compounding system from Intelligent Hospital Systems, prepares 50-1,000 mL IV bags, and can also prepare low- concentration dilution bags for pediatric dosing.
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Automating the Preparation of Syringes and IV Bags

A Class II medical device unto itself, the RIVA automated compounding system allows hospital pharmacies to insource sterile compounding processes.
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Consolidated Monitoring: Risky Convenience or New Paradigm?
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Consolidated Monitoring: Risky Convenience or New Paradigm?

Centralized monitoring of multiple sites from a single location—perhaps delivered as a service by a third party—offers a host of possible productivity and cost benefits and maybe even a radically new
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The Tools of Control Evolve
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The Tools of Control Evolve

Programmable automation controllers represent an evolutionary step between PLCs and industrial PCs. Do all three industrial control platforms still serve a purpose?
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Harting: M8, M12, 7/8-inch Cable Assemblies Line Expanded

Single and double ended M8 and M12assemblies are available in straight, angled, male and female versions.
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