System Integration

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Robotics April 9, 2021

Robotic vacuum impregnation reduces scrappage due to porosity

Small footprint of workstation integrates into existing workflow

By Bob Remler
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System Integrators April 9, 2021

Standardizing the delivery, performance of system integrators

Automation system integrators contractors can provide a central point of coordination and responsibility for all aspects of an automation project.

By Anil Gosine
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IIoT, Industrie 4.0 April 8, 2021

The advantages of the IIoT

Industrial Internet of Things doesn’t replace, but works together with automation, human-machine interface (HMI), MES, ERP, enterprise manufacturing intelligence (EMI), and analytics, adding benefits.

By John Clemons
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Data Acquisition, DAQ March 18, 2021

Operational technology: Data acquisition, data architectures, data analytics

Using Big Data for operational technology (OT) automation and control applications is increasingly important and can be a bewildering journey if the right questions aren’t asked. See four elements of data analytics system architecture.

By Nate Kay, P.E.
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Automation March 7, 2021

Six steps for supporting an automation system

There’s nothing revolutionary in this six-step process; however, it is a workable model for helping to find, analyze and correct system issues.

By Ed Miller
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System Integration February 18, 2021

The value in turnkey manufacturing

While more expensive initially, turnkey manufacturing offers more long-term advantages over using independent contractors. System integrators can help.

By Tom Catlin
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Electrical February 5, 2021

Industrial electronics distributor appoints CEO

Allison Sabia, Galco Industrial Electronics president, COO, named as Galco Industrial Electronics CEO starting February 1.

By Galco Industrial Electronics
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Safety January 19, 2021

How wastewater surveillance can track COVID-19 infections

A method has been developed that detects the COVID-19 virus in wastewater samples as well as whether infection rates are going up or down.

By Michelle Horton
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Energy, Power January 14, 2021

Safer, fast-charging aqueous battery developed

A 3D zinc-manganese nano-alloy anode has been developed, resulting in a stable, high-performance aqueous battery that uses seawater as an electrolyte.

By Jeannie Kever
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IIoT, Industrie 4.0 January 6, 2021

Industrial automation unites the best of OT and IT

As operational and information technology roles progressively overlap in the industrial automation space, a hybrid operational technology/information technology (OT/IT) solution becomes increasingly necessary.

By Rich Carpenter