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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...
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Pentair Boosts Its Enclosure Capabilities

Pentair has agreed to acquire German company Steinhauer Elektromaschinen, enhancing the service offering of its Hoffman brand of enclosures.
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The Automation Conference 2014 Scholarship Winners
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The Automation Conference 2014 Scholarship Winners

Tri-County Technical College awards four students with David A. Harvey Memorial Scholarships.
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B&R Automation: 4:3 Automation Displays

In addition to widescreen panels, second-generation automation panels are now offered in a conventional 4:3 format with single-touch operation.
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Pentair's booth at Rockwell Automation Fair
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Pentair to Add Onsite Enclosure-Modification Capabilities Through Acquisition

The company plans to enhance its Hoffman brand of equipment protection products and services by acquiring Germany’s Steinhauer Elektromaschinen.
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Meeting Surging Demand in the Industrial Equipment Market

Research shows that IE manufacturers plan to squeeze more out of their existing assets to meet surging demands. If you’re considering this, consider these points.
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Real-Time Analytics for Batch Processes

Batch processes have been difficult to control and analyze because each batch is unique. But batch analytics software can help.
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No Signs of Trouble for U.S. Economy

Instead of listening to the headlines about Ebola, the stock market, European recession, ISIS and oil prices, prepare for increasing activity in business.
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The Invisible Edge of the Internet of Things
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The Invisible Edge of the Internet of Things

Embedding everyday materials with intelligence is the frontier of the Internet of Things space.
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Sophisticated control over fluid pumping
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Sophisticated control over fluid pumping

Ingersoll-Rand's ARO fluid products provided this dynamic demo showing electronic controls and air-operated, double-diaphragm pumping simplify the accurate delivery of fluid to drums or other containers, adding capabilities to incorporate inputs for temperature and other factors.
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PLCopen OPC-UA Makes Internet of Things Connection

Making a strong showing at Pack Expo this month, PLCopen highlighted the work of its members in providing standardized communications between machines and from sensors.
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Procomsol Industrial App for communicating with HART Instruments
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HART Device Configuration Goes Really Mobile

HART communication technology combined with digital valve controllers, flowmeters and other analytical transmitters can make control-valve maintenance and configuration much easier.
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Packaging Machinery Trends: Communications and Mobile
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Packaging Machinery Trends: Communications and Mobile

As a non-exhibiting automation supplier at PackExpo, Opto 22’s Benson Hougland came to observe, learn, and see where today’s technology trends could be heading.
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The Gateway Approach to Ethernet Migration
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The Gateway Approach to Ethernet Migration

As older automation technologies fade away and the push to use Ethernet continues, more manufacturers are facing a dilemma in how to strategically migrate to newer systems.
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Modules enable in-house system servicing
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Modules enable in-house system servicing

Novus X-ray's CCPX modules make it possible for end users to service every aspect of the X-ray system's operation. Processing, X-ray, HMI and input-output modules are simple to install and eliminate the need for a service call.
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Industrial camera is built for machine vision
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Industrial camera is built for machine vision

Matrox 4Sight GPm is an industrial computer built for machine vision on the factory floor. It was displayed inspection the front and back panels, and lid, of a breath mints box. Unit features a fanless design with multiple ports for GigE Vision and USB3 Vision.
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Machine Development Software Modules
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Machine Design Software Modules

To demonstrate how the engineering time needed to develop automated machines can be significantly reduced, Lenze showcased its FAST application software at PackExpo 2014.
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Industry 4.0 Meets the Internet of Things
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Industry 4.0 Meets the Internet of Things

With a PC-based architecture at its core, Beckhoff Automation highlights the intersection of Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things at PackExpo 2014.
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Novotek displayed its combination of Google Glass and Proficy Workflow technologies at GE Intelligent Platforms’ User Summit.
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Novotek Combines GE’s Electronic Work Instructions with Google Glass

Operators can get to a new level of ease-of-use by accessing work instructions hands-free.
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ITEI’s Dr. Dan Liu introduces the Chinese EtherCAT standard.
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China Adopts EtherCAT as a National Technology Standard

The EtherCAT Technology Group, which recently welcomed the organization’s 1000th member from Asia, announced another milestone in the global adoption of this industrial Ethernet standard: EtherCAT ha
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Delta robot replacement has no mechanical parts
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Delta robot replacement has no mechanical parts

The patent-pending Michelangelo high-speed, 4-axis pick-and-place robot from IASE Co. offers an alternative to Delta robots, with no mechanical parts and providing a cleaner alternative.
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