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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...
Schneider Electric Deploys Baxter
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Schneider Electric Deploys Baxter

Humanoid robot capable of working alongside humans is now testing circuit breakers at Schneider Electric’s plant in Missouri.
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Moxa Shows, Tells What Industrial IoT Looks Like

Moxa has been a long-time provider of hardened connectivity and networking solutions for industry.
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Splunk and Kepware Join Forces Around Industrial Data
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Splunk and Kepware Join Forces Around Industrial Data

New alliance highlights increasing interest in industrial control systems market from the enterprise IT space.
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The Economics of Automation

The purpose of automation is not to eliminate jobs, but to give workers the tools they need to do their jobs faster and more productively.
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Weidmuller: Compact Power Supplies

The PROeco range of power supplies is available in both single- and three-phase units that accept a wide range of AC/DC inputs.
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Vipa: EtherCAT Slave I/O

The Compact Slice I/O (SLIO) interface module is available for multiple field buses.
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Tesla: Android SCADA Solution

The newest release of TeslaMultiSCADA supports Ethernet/IP protocol and Allen Bradley CompactLogix and ControlLogix.
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Siemens: Submersible Pressure Transmitter

The SITRANS LH100 is for use in hydrostatic level applications.
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Rittal: Stainless Steel Enclosure

The stainless version of the TS 8 freestanding enclosure series is wash-down friendly and corrosion resistant.
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MYNAH: Dynamic Simulation Software

Mimic Simulation Software v3.6 is a next-generation software platform for the process industries, providing flexible dynamic simulation for plant operations life cycle results.
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McCrometer: Mag Flow Meter

The dual-sensor FPI-X measures accurately despite swirl and other flow disturbances.
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GE: Operator Interface

QuickPanel+ now features multi-touch technology, providing the same pinch-to-zoom functionality as consumer touchscreen devices.
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ABB: Screwless Terminal Blocks

The SNK Series PI-Spring terminal blocks allow faster and easier connections.
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Precision Gearboxes Grind Forward with Mid-Range Backlash

In both industrial and precision markets, 5-20 arc-min backlash-rated precision gearboxes are seeing the highest growth, offering a midpoint between high precision and industrial geared motors.
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APM Automation: Problem, Solution or Both?

With the Internet of Things, Big Data analytics, and increasingly sophisticated knowledge about process equipment condition, we are now able to reduce the downtime that automation led to in the first
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Shop Floor to Top Floor: Methodology Matters

If little about the financial view of operations has improved despite achieving shop floor to top floor integration, consider developing a cost model built from an operational model of your organizati
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The Science Timeline portion of http://spacestationlive.nasa.gov lists the experiments being conducted by astronauts on the International Space Station.
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The Industrial Internet of Things…in Space

U.S. National Laboratory on board the International Space Station is dedicated to novel research projects that can potentially yield groundbreaking results.
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Building an Enterprise-Wide Automation Architecture
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Building an Enterprise-Wide Automation Architecture

As manufacturers collect more and more data for analysis and decision-making, the need for an enterprise-wide automation system architecture strategy becomes ever more critical.
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ABB to Unveil Collaborative Robot
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ABB to Unveil Collaborative Robot

YuMi, a human-friendly dual-arm robot design for assembly work alongside humans, is scheduled for release in 2015.
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Aventics Celebrates 50 Years in Lexington

Manufacturer of pneumatic components and systems, and specialist supplier of drive and control solutions for the marine industry and commercial vehicles, was formerly Rexroth Pneumatics.
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