Video: Key issues and drivers in automation
Automation trends, issues, and advice are covered in a short Molex video with Control Engineering.
Molex turned the camera around on Control Engineering and asked for a quick perspective of current trends and issues in automation and controls.
Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering content manager, takes a few minutes with Larry Wegner from Molex to review issues and market drivers and offer a bit of advice for those using and integrating automation technologies.
See other Hoske views in the Control Engineering “Think Again” column. http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Think+Again%22+site%3Awww.controleng.com&hl=en&biw=1366&bih=569&num=10&lr=&ft=i&cr=&safe=images
Also see Michael Frayne, Molex product manager, discussing the demo that he has on display at the Molex booth, also at Rockwell Automation Fair 2011. The demo shows the ability to scan a network, diagnose problems on a network, and integrate with the Rockwell system.
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