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Simple HMI systems have evolved into highly advanced SCADA solutions that provide key data to operators, engineers, and plant managers from any location.
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Industrial Ethernet protocols, coupled with low cost pervasive Ethernet technology, have made the support of multiple protocols on a single controller a reality, enabling users to leverage the advantages of various networks and make technology additions to existing systems.
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At a recent annual update, Schneider Electric's Jeff Drees said their big software bet is centered on StruxureWare Software - a platform and suite of applications between automation and enterprise computing.
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Uponor uses Catalyst Historian to improve operations
Uponor is using the Catalyst Historian to improve performance characteristics of its assets and identify areas of potential improvement in each OEE area. During the past six months, scrap has been reduced by 6 percent, saving more than $100,000.
Compass builds Robotic Deburring System for Fairfield
The automated gear deburring system drastically simplifies the deburring process by giving Fairfield the capability to automatically deburr a wide range of gears safely and efficiently.
Emerson replaces valve positioners at Chinese chemical plant
After Emerson Process Management replaced existing valve positioners with Fisher digital valve controllers, the plant gained $40,000 in annual maintenance savings.
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Siemens launches Integrated Drive Systems initiative
The program offers end users, EPCs, and OEMs the ability to reduce operational costs and improve engineering effectiveness.
ISA Toronto releases Mobile App
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Fluke introduces Ti105 and TiR105 Thermal Imagers
The imagers help plant technicians, HVAC/R professionals, and electricians maintain and inspect electrical and mechanical equipment and components.
EPLAN releases Version 2.2 of design software
Enhancements include graphical macro selection, smart terminal analysis and automatic termination points when copying sections of a circuit.
Honeywell releases EHPM controller for legacy systems
Enhanced High-Performance Process Manager (EHPM) helps migrate a legacy DCS to the Experion Process Knowledge System.
Advantech announces PROFINET-based Remote I/O Modules
Modules allow daisy chain connections, making it possible to transfer data faster during process control and other industrial automation applications.
ABB releases S200PR Ring Tongue miniature circuit breakers
S200PR current limiting circuit breakers with ring tongue lug connections conform to UL 489, CSA 22.2 No. 5 and IEC/EN 60947-2 standards.
Invensys announces SmartGlance On-Premise App
On-Premise app mobile reporting system delivers plant data and reports directly to smart phones without requiring third-party services.
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CEOs See Emerging Nations Surge in manufacturing
Over the next five years, manufacturing stalwarts like the United States, Germany and Japan will be challenged to maintain their competitive edge.
Industrial spending in the Americas to exceed $1 trillion by 2015
The industry to see the most capital expenditure in the Americas will continue to be oil and gas, representing over one third of the region's total.
CSIA adds standards for Outsourcing
Technical and maintenance staffs are shrinking at manufacturing operations and companies are turning to systems integrators for support. CSIA added some standards.
Siemens and Bentley Systems to unify PLM & FIL software
The two companies will unify Siemens' Teamcenter Product and
Production Lifecycle software and Bentley's ProjectWise Factory Infrastructure Lifecycle software.
SICK Relocates its Manufacturing Facility in Minnesota
All production and warehousing will be relocated to the Eagle Creek Industrial Park in Savage, Minn.
Belden supplies Tofino firewall software to Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric will be using ConneXium Tofino Security technology to protect its industrial automation systems.
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Siemens to supply drives to Chicago pumping station
Siemens will provide five ROBICON Perfect Harmony Drives and electrical distribution equipment such as panelboards, switchboards, safety switches, switchgear and busway systems.
Rotork supplying 100 electric valves for offshore wind farm
Rotork is supplying an all-electric valve actuation package for the DanTysk offshore wind farm in the North Sea.
ABB to control and power coal mine in Australia
ABB will design, engineer and supply an integrated automation and electrification system for Anglo American's new Grosvenor coal mine in Queensland on the east coast of Australia.
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