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Wireless standards expanded for improved network traffic
Wireless standards expanded for improved network traffic

The Wi-Fi Alliance expanded the 802.11ac standard to include features designed to provide a higher-performance connectivity experience. Wi-Fi Alliance is also expanding Wi-Fi Certified ac to include features designed to provide a higher-performance mobility experience. The features include: MU-MIMO: Networks with... Read More

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Microsoft, GE ready to collaborate on IIoT
Microsoft, GE ready to collaborate on IIoT

Two of the biggest names in business—and two of the companies most interested in growing their profile in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)—will collaborate on an industrial cloud platform.... Read More

Fault detection and IIoT: an umbrella for the cloud
Fault detection and IIoT: an umbrella for the cloud

If you manage your company's national or global maintenance operations-let's say you manufacture umbrellas-each machine operating in your plant has multiple points of failure (symptoms) with multiple... Read More

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Interest in the IoT yields interest in OT security
Interest in the IoT yields interest in OT security

The more an organization wants to raise productivity, the more its individual parts need to connect-devices to systems, machines to data, people to processes-to create increased automation. Heat... Read More

Developing high-performance HMIs: Enhancing interface effectiveness
Developing high-performance HMIs: Enhancing interface effectiveness

Usability was strongly emphasized in "Part 1: Developing high-performance HMIs." The main purpose of a human-machine interface (HMI) is to allow users to interact with a process, alert... Read More

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System Integrator Giants
Control Engineering and Plant Engineering are now accepting nominations for the 2016 System Integrator Giants program. The System Integrator Giants program (SI Giants) lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in the CFE Media Global System Integrator Database, ranked solely on total system integration revenue.
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Presenter Jim Magallanes will discuss the importance of a comfortable work environment on productivity and operational excellence, the total costs of ownership with various types of cooling systems, and the safety and health risks to employees and equipment from overheating. Attendees qualify for a Certificate of Completion.

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A new niche for AppliedAutomation
A new niche for AppliedAutomation

Beginning in the February 2017 issue, AppliedAutomation is focusing its coverage on application... Read More

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles: November 21-27: diagnosing bearing failures, 2016 Product of the Year finalists, safety tips for working with electricity, more
Top 5 Plant Engineering articles: November 21-27: diagnosing bearing failures, 2016 Product of the Year finalists, safety tips for working with electricity, more

Plant Engineering's top 5 most read articles from November 21-27, covered diagnosing bearing... Read More

Best practices to maintain and improve worker safety
Best practices to maintain and improve worker safety

In the process engineering world, there are many ways to maintain and improve safety for workers... Read More

How to prevent a dust explosion at your food processing plant
How to prevent a dust explosion at your food processing plant

Dust explosions have been linked to numerous fatal accidents in the United States. Between 1980... Read More

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