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PMMI To Buy Summit Media Group

The association responsible for the PACK EXPO portfolio of tradeshows is the new parent company of the print and online media company responsible for the Automation World, Packaging World, Healthcare
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Schneider Electric Opens New North American Headquarters
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Schneider Electric Opens New North American Headquarters

Less than a year after its acquisition of Invensys, Schneider Electric debuts its new R&D center and North American headquarters to showcase the company’s expanded vision and market approach.
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Adaptive Robots
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Adaptive Robots

Following the sensation created by new adaptive robots like Big Dog, research in this area continues to deliver exciting news. The newest development is a robot that can re-learn how to walk with a broken leg in less than two minutes.
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Beckhoff and Rockwell Automation Patent Dispute Settled
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Beckhoff and Rockwell Automation Patent Dispute Settled

At issue in this patent dispute were rights to several linear motor-related patents.
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ABB Continues Divestment Strategy
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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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