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Summit Media Group Becomes PMMI Media Group
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Summit Media Group Becomes PMMI Media Group

Following its acquisition in November 2014, Summit Media Group—the parent company of Automation World—has been renamed PMMI Media Group.
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Oil, Oil, Toil and Trouble? Or a Timely Stimulus?

Falling oil prices have both positive and negative effects, but the U.S. economy is not expected to follow other countries into a recession.
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3D Printing Moves into the Manufacturing Mainstream
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3D Printing Moves into the Manufacturing Mainstream

Long viewed as a design and testing tool, 3D printing is quickly moving into regular manufacturing operations as evidenced by recent announcements from Renishaw and Stratysys.
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Leadership in Automation 2014: First Team Honorees

Now in its fifth year, Automation World's Leadership in Automation program highlights readers' preferred suppliers across a variety of automation technology categories.
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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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EtherNet/IP Ventures into the Process Industries
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EtherNet/IP Ventures into the Process Industries

Well-known for its application in the discrete manufacturing industries, EtherNet/IP is now looking to the process industries.
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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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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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Summit Media Group, http://www.summitmediagroup.com
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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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