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ABB Continues Divestment Strategy

The ABB Full Service business, which provides outsourced maintenance, is the fifth business that ABB is letting go in less than a year.
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Remote wellhead surveillance solution developed by Moxa and Terra Ferma.
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Moxa Joins Fieldbus Foundation to Specify New Tech and Protocols in Oil & Gas Industry

Moxa has become the newest member of the Fieldbus Foundation. It's goal is to help specify new technology and protocols for the oil and gas industry.
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GE Appliances Launches Innovative Manufacturing Model

The FirstBuild Microfactory in Louisville combines community co-creation concepts with micromanufacturing capabilities to get new ideas to market faster.
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Control & Measurement Integration Advances
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Control & Measurement Integration Advances

New data acquisition release from National Instruments integrates measurement systems to reduce the need for multiple components and a new controller targets advanced industrial control applications.
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National Instruments' VirtualBench is being used in TechShop locations.
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NI and TechShop Announce Partnership

New VirtualBench hardware and an NI Electronics Lab within some TechShop locations provide opportunity for learning, exploring and creating electronic components.
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Test-Centric Assembly
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Test-Centric Assembly

If the goal of your assembly process is perfection, then using the test-centric approach as a process and a strategy is worthy of consideration.
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Automation World to Host Gateway to  CSIA’s Industrial Automation Exchange
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Automation World to Host Gateway to CSIA’s Industrial Automation Exchange

CSIA's Industrial Automation Exchange is designed to connect the discrete manufacturing and process industries to control system integrators and suppliers.
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CSIA Honors Industry Contributions

The Control System Integrators Association gave out three awards last week at its 2014 Executive Conference in San Diego.
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CSIA Launches New Integrator Community

The Industrial Automation Exchange helps manufacturers find a system integrator through several different pathways, moving past the directory model into a more social setting.
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Distributor Omega Engineering acquires Newport Electronics
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Newport Electronics Merges into Omega Engineering

As of January 1, 2014, automation instrumentation maker Newport Electronics, Inc. has merged into Omega Engineering, Inc.
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David A. Harvey Memorial Scholarship goes to Tri-County Technical College.
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Harvey Scholarship to Tri-County Technical College

Tri-County Technical College of Pendleton, SC, has been selected to receive the 2014 David A. Harvey Memorial Scholarship, which will be awarded during The Automation Conference May 20-21 in Chicago.
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 The Wisdom of Perpetual Upgrades
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The Wisdom of Perpetual Upgrades

When is the right time to retrofit? Before you paint yourself into a corner.
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Automation Buyers: Don't Ignore Service Level Response

Service level response, often referred to as SLR, is critical to overall payback when calculating return on investment for an automation purchase.
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From left, WTCS Board President Drew Petersen; D & S Human Resources Manager Sherrie Hein; D&S Manufacturing  Vice President and General Manager John Barkley; and Lee Rasch, president of Western Technical College.
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D&S Manufacturing Lauded for Supporting Industrial Education

Plate-metal fabricator receives Futuremakers Partner Award from the Wisconsin Technical College System Board for furthering welding skills and offering scholarships.
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How to Make Communication Central to Project Management
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How to Make Communication Central to Project Management

Communication before, during and after a project is the project manager’s best way to manage scope creep and risk.
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