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Oxford school has online control of HVAC, water and lighting.
August 26, 2015

Oxford school has online control of HVAC, water and lighting.

Netbiter gateways connected to Rockwell PLCs control the different systems in the
EF International Language Centre in Oxford, UK.

IoT Gateways Bridge Connectivity Gap
August 26, 2015

IoT Gateways Bridge Connectivity Gap

By Alex Perng, Nexcom
IoT relies on close connections among sensors, gateways, networks, and servers; and IoT gateways play a key role in building these connections..

Erdrich employs noax industrial PCs to track parts movements
August 24, 2015

Erdrich employs noax industrial PCs to track parts movements

Industrial PCs ride around on forklifts to direct operators to the proper locations and allow activities to be entered directly on the touchscreen.

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Driving Change with Technology
August 24, 2015

Driving Change with Technology

By Bill Lydon, Editor
Reliance Industries Limited chairman is taking a non-traditional approach to drive change. He believes that driving technology into the organization is the fastest way to bring about organizational change. The chairman also believes the use of automation as a tool will drive business transformation and give the company a competitive advantage.

LB Foster installs chain conveyor at  Dana UK Axle
August 24, 2015

LB Foster installs chain conveyor at Dana UK Axle

The conveyor is used to transport front and rear axles of Jaguar Landrover vehicles from the end of Dana's assembly line to the dock audit area close to despatch.

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Sensing technologies for liquid level and depth measurement applications
August 24, 2015

Sensing technologies for liquid level and depth measurement applications

By Simon Dear, Cynergy3 Components
When selecting sensors for liquid level measurement applications, engineers are often faced with numerous technologies and measuring principles to choose from. Here’s an overview of five common level sensing technologies and the applications these are best suited to.

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CAT<sup>2</sup> uses noax IPCs for food processing
August 21, 2015

CAT2 uses noax IPCs for food processing

CAT 2 is a software company specializing in farm-to-fork traceability for the beef, pork, poultry, turkey, seafood, egg, and produce industries.

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Bonfiglioli motors spin Technowrapp pallet wrapper
August 21, 2015

Bonfiglioli motors spin Technowrapp pallet wrapper

Technowrapp’s Runner Arm can wrap 136 pallets/hour with 10 turns per pallet, stabilising a pallet with just 76 grams of stretch wrap film.

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AUMA installs electric actuators at Wyoming water plant
August 20, 2015

AUMA installs electric actuators at Wyoming water plant

The project at the Shoshone Municipal Water Treatment Plant included replacing existing actuators and retrofitting more than 50 intelligent actuators to butterfly valves.

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Egemin AGVs to uncork operations at DKF
August 19, 2015

Egemin AGVs to uncork operations at DKF

Delmenhorster Kork-Fabrik will install AGVs to convey empty containers to a filling station and collect them once the production machines have filled them with corks.

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PLC/PAC Experience Survey Results
August 17, 2015

PLC/PAC Experience Survey Results

By Bill Lydon, Editor
Automation.com conducted a PLC/PAC Automation Experience survey with the goal to gather vendor ratings based on user experiences. The survey also asked questions on specific industry topics, including what are automation’s biggest problems. This inaugural survey had more than 1,000 participants.

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The road to Wireless - which wireless standard suits you best?
August 14, 2015

The road to Wireless - which wireless standard suits you best?

By Tom McKinney, HMS Industrial Networks
WiFi, Bluetooth or Zigbee? Here’s a review of the available short range wireless standards for industrial applications.

Modular sensor system for safe robots
August 12, 2015

Modular sensor system for safe robots

By Dr. Rüdiger Frank, Pilz GmbH & Co
Today's robots are being used in production areas in which they have previously not been used. In each case, safety aspects must always be considered on an individual basis and the appropriate safety solution implemented for each application. Safe sensor technology has a key role to play: a modular approach to sensors is required in order to satisfy all applications with regard to safety.

Roofing & Insulation Company saves Space, Time, Costs with Storeroom Re-Design
August 11, 2015

Roofing & Insulation Company saves Space, Time, Costs with Storeroom Re-Design

Rockwell Automation helps Johns Manville clean up their storeroom and identify more than $1.3 Million of excess and obsolete inventory.

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Oil Industry Issues & Automation Innovations
August 10, 2015

Oil Industry Issues & Automation Innovations

By Bill Lydon, Editor
A major theme of the recent Siemens Oil & Gas Innovations Summit was the need to apply automation to lower operations and production cost. More automation will enable producers to deal more easily with the cost pressures of the oil and gas industry.

August 10, 2015

Keeping PLM Grounded as Cloud Adoption Becomes Mainstream

By Chuck Cimalore, Omnify Software
While PLM “in the cloud” is available today, its adoption can be slow. Customers are having a difficult time deciphering when, how and even whether to use PLM in a cloud.

MID-TRONIC uses public cloud MES for electronics manufacturing
August 07, 2015

MID-TRONIC uses public cloud MES for electronics manufacturing

The cloud-based IT infrastructure to map Industry 4.0 application scenarios comes from MES supplier iTAC.

Bosch uses LabVIEW to control drive systems
August 07, 2015

Bosch uses LabVIEW to control drive systems

Rexroth offers preconfigured drive systems with NI’s CompactRIO and the programming environment LabVIEW.

NI keeps London Underground running smoothly
August 05, 2015

NI keeps London Underground running smoothly

By Sam Etchell, London Underground Limited
The scope of this project consisted of designing, integrating and installing an intelligent remote condition monitoring system to predict and prevent failures and subsequent loss of passenger service.

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Emerson Industrial will drive champagne
August 05, 2015

Emerson Industrial will drive champagne

After replacing one conveyor drive system, Emerson will supply drives for all conveyors at Nicolas Feuillatte, a champagne producer.