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ABB doubles size of oil & gas center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma
October 22, 2014

ABB doubles size of oil & gas center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma

The facility designs, develops and manufactures natural gas & liquids measurement products and analyzers, as well as software applications and system solutions for the global oil & gas market.

October 22, 2014

ABB Expands Measurement Products center in Oklahoma

Scheduled to open in Q4 2014, the $14 million project will double the current size of the facility, adding 100,000 square feet of space for manufacturing and engineering.

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China Adopts EtherCAT as National Standard
October 22, 2014

China Adopts EtherCAT as National Standard

On October 21, Dr. Wei Sun, representative of the Standardization Administration of China (SAC), made the announcement.

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October 22, 2014

ISA announces Android version of InTech Plus mobile app

The release significantly broadens automation and control professionals’ access to a diverse range of technical and educational content and interactive tools.

Weidmuller releases modular Uninterruptible Power Supplies
October 22, 2014

Weidmuller releases modular Uninterruptible Power Supplies

Unnamed UPSes offer secure and reliable protection against incoming power faults for 24V DC applications.

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TURCK acquires  Chartwell Automation
October 22, 2014

TURCK acquires Chartwell Automation

The new company name is now TURCK Chartwell Canada, Inc.

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HMS announces CAN interface PCI cards
October 22, 2014

HMS announces CAN interface PCI cards

CAN-IB300/PCI and CAN-IB400/PCI CAN cards for the PCI bus are expandable with up to four CAN interfaces and with an extensive driver and tool suite support.

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I/O Cards and Modules for PCs
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HMS Industrial Networks
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FreeWave introduces WaveContact Wireless I/O
October 22, 2014

FreeWave introduces WaveContact Wireless I/O

WaveContact 10i EndPoint is a Class 1, Division 1 certified wireless I/O solution that delivers a versatile design for enabling multiple process automation and control capabilities for hazardous locations.

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Pepperl+Fuchs introduces R2000 Detection Laser Scanner
October 22, 2014

Pepperl+Fuchs introduces R2000 Detection Laser Scanner

2D laser scanner features a 360-degree gapless measurement angle with angular resolution within 0.071 degrees, scan frequency to 30 Hz and object detection down to 1 mm.

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Embedded databases help make grids smarter
October 22, 2014

Embedded databases help make grids smarter

Embedding controllers around a grid can help measure power flows and demand requirements, and lead to real-time management for best performance.

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October 22, 2014

ABB Q3 results

Total orders rose to $11.2 billion, boosted by large orders (above $15 million) including a power transmission link in Europe, a mining automation project in the Americas and a gas treatment plant in Africa.

Advanticsys monitors wind and solar in Spain
October 22, 2014

Advanticsys monitors wind and solar in Spain

Kliux Energies in Spain selected Advanticsys’ remote monitoring technology to manage their renewable-energy generation facilities.

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B&R releases Panel PC 2100
October 22, 2014

B&R releases Panel PC 2100

Panel PC 2100 is a full-fledged PC system with the latest Intel Atom technology.

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Computers - Flat Panel
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B&R Industrial Automation
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IDS introduces UI-3060CP USB 3.0 Camera
October 22, 2014

IDS introduces UI-3060CP USB 3.0 Camera

UI-3060CP uses the Sony IMX174 2.3 megapixel CMOS sensor.

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Vision Sensors, Cameras & Systems
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ADLINK Announces Two COM Express Type 2 Modules
October 22, 2014

ADLINK Announces Two COM Express Type 2 Modules

Express-HL2 and cExpress-BT2 have the 4th generation Intel Core processor and latest Intel Atom system-on-chip.

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Kepware Updates  KEPServerEX  to Support Big Data Analytics
October 22, 2014

Kepware Updates KEPServerEX to Support Big Data Analytics

Updates in KEPServerEX version 5.16 include an Industrial Data Forwarder (IDF) for Splunk Plug-In, Local Historian Plug-In, and IEC 60870-5 Suite.

The NIST Framework – Protecting Your SCADA Infrastructure
October 22, 2014

The NIST Framework – Protecting Your SCADA Infrastructure

By Edward Nugent, PcVue
The implementation of Cybersecurity under the NIST Framework is ultimately the responsibility of the SCADA Application owner and operator as it encompasses the entire system including the organization developing the SCADA application, the corporate networks and computers that it runs on and the control devices and instrumentation attached to it.

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October 22, 2014

Advances in SCADA and RTU Technology for Next Generation Operators

By Randy Miller, Honeywell
Modern technologies and practices have been proven to reduce incidents in the main control center by more than 30 percent and sustain safe, optimal availability. Furthermore, capturing best operator practices in a procedural operations framework and equipment based templates helps retain best practices for future generations.

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Moxa Announces Position on Internet of Things
October 21, 2014

Moxa Announces Position on Internet of Things

Moxa released its position on Enabling the Industrial Internet of Things at the company's Global Distributor Summit in San Francisco, California.

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Point Grey introduces Grasshopper3 GS3-PGE-91S6 PoE Camera
October 21, 2014

Point Grey introduces Grasshopper3 GS3-PGE-91S6 PoE Camera

GS3-PGE-91S6 models are based on color and monochrome versions of the 1” Sony ICX814 global shutter CCD sensor, which features 3.69 micron pixels and 3376 x 2704 pixel resolution.

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Vision Sensors, Cameras & Systems
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