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Two industrial communication boards agree to unify
Two industrial communication boards agree to unify

The Boards of Directors of the Fieldbus Foundation and the HART Communication Foundation have approved unifying the two foundations into one industry organization dedicated to the needs of intelligent devices and their integration in the world of process automation. The mission of the combined... Read More

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Manufacturers can do a better job of planning for the future
Manufacturers can do a better job of planning for the future

Proliferation of robotics, 3D printing, demographics, climate change, and government debt are among under-anticipated high-impact trends, suggested Richard Worzel, author of "Who Owns... Read More

Developments to watch: Mobile microrobots
Developments to watch: Mobile microrobots

Untethered mobile microscale robotic system research began in the 1980s and continues with a growing number of researchers involved, according to Dr. Igor Paprotny, assistant professor, University... Read More

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Obama signs Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
Obama signs Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Manufacturing leaders hailed the signing of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (H.R. 803) on July 22 by President Obama. The House had narrowly passed the bill 215-202 with widespread... Read More

Temperature measurement best practices
Temperature measurement best practices

This article integrates six online articles on overcoming temperature measurement installation challenges, improving accuracy and reliability of temperature diagnostics, choosing the right... Read More

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Tow tractor automated lift truck
Tow tractor automated lift truck

The Raymond Courier 3020 tow tractor automated lift truck is designed to automate horizontal towing... Read More

IoT gateway and edge processing device
IoT gateway and edge processing device

The Zen IoT is a gateway and edge processing device that is designed to enable discrete... Read More

Remote switch actuator
Remote switch actuator

The remote switch actuator (RSA) is designed with a magnetic latching system for the Merlin Gerin... Read More

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The variable volume pump is part of the 220 Series of rotary piston pumps. The 220TV pump... Read More

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