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Next big thing in manufacturing IT: Moving data faster and easier
Next big thing in manufacturing IT: Moving data faster and easier

With the convergence of OT and IT, an extensive and open communications system is critical. An enormous challenge in an industrial facility is determining how to quickly and easily move data from the real-time, industrial environment to other information dependent systems, often under the control of the IT group. OPC... Read More

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7 questions for industrial wireless security
7 questions for industrial wireless security

At the Belden industrial Ethernet infrastructure design seminar, Jeff Caldwell, chief architect for security for Belden, posed this question to the audience—is wireless more secure or less secure... Read More

Learning PID loop tuning from an expert
Learning PID loop tuning from an expert

Soon after graduating from college, I got a job at a chemical plant as an electrical and instrumentation technician. Being a young guy with little experience, my supervisor paired me up with a... Read More

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The NFPA 70E for Electrical Safety in the Workplace has been updated for 2015. It contains significant changes. Understanding these changes is imperative for compliance with OSHA mandates regarding electrical safety in the workplace. Learn more.
Machine builder decreases manufacturing time
Machine builder decreases manufacturing time

Faster panel building for a manufacturer can mean more products out the door in a shorter amount of time with a redesign that incorporates a smart, modular wiring system. Matrix Design LLC, based in... Read More

Is it possible to over-automate processes in APM?
Is it possible to over-automate processes in APM?

During a recent visit with a manufacturing client, I toured their facilities management control center. This particular manufacturer’s facilities occupied numerous buildings on quite a large amount... Read More

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Product of the Year Finalists
The 96 finalists for the Plant Engineering 2014 Product of the Year program offer the innovation needed to help that expansion take off. This year’s finalists stretch across 14 categories. Voting will conclude on Jan. 9, 2015.
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Combining thermal and visible cameras along with FLIR’s proprietary MSX® technology in a small, affordable package, the AX8 is easy to install in space-constrained areas for automated and uninterrupted temperature monitoring of critical equipment. Learn more.
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2014 Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit On-Demand
The 2014 Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit, presented by Control Engineering and Plant Engineering, in partnership with Hannover Fairs USA, delivered a day of content and information focused on how manufacturers are using these tools and strategies today to affect change in their own plants.
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Contrast sensor for neutral and color targets
Contrast sensor for neutral and color targets

The CNTX 30-T contrast sensor is designed to achieve high-speed contrast differentiation... Read More

Motorized blower for industrial, commercial applications
Motorized blower for industrial, commercial applications

The TCC motorized blower is an air-moving package that is designed for industrial and... Read More

Digitizers with fully synchronous multi-channel acquisition
Digitizers with fully synchronous multi-channel acquisition

The LXI-based DN.649x series is offered from 24 to 48 fully synchronized channels... Read More

LED retrofit kit expanded
LED retrofit kit expanded

The Everline LED Retrofit Kit family has been expanded with the LED Linear Retrofit... Read More

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