Factory Automation 

FEATURED PRODUCTS

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MEDIA

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What is industrial automation? At Opto 22 we make automation simple! As this short animation illustrates, industrial automation is a way to add intelligence to a process. Whether it’s a process for manufacturing solar panels,...
PULS Introduction Video 2014 PULS focuses on offering customers a steady supply of reliable and technically advanced products that are easy to install and operate.
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RESOURCES

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  • AEP Ohio Offers Motor Rewinds

    Emotor Rewind Pilot Program promotes energy efficient rewinds for small to large companies in the industrial/manufacturing sector.

  • Automation Federation releases report on virtualization in control systems

    Report examines the use of virtualization technology in industrial automation and control system (IACS) environments.

  • Linear Technology announces Software Development Kit for SmartMesh IP

    The On-Chip Software Development Kit ensures that developers can stably run both the pre-compiled SmartMesh IP networking stack and their...

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    WHITE PAPERS

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  • Roadmap to Energy Efficiency 
    Roadmap to Energy Efficiency

    By Copa-Data
    The implementation of the Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme (ESOS) has forced all large UK businesses to make energy efficiency a...

  • Using Vision Systems for Robot Guidance 
    Using Vision Systems for Robot Guidance

    By John Lewis, Cognex
    Vision-guided robotics (VGR) is not without its pitfalls. In order to realize all the benefits of VGR you need to know the...

  • 10 Reasons to use Off-Line Controls Testing for Your Next Automation Project 
    10 Reasons to use Off-Line Controls Testing for Your Next Automation Project

    By Ian McGregor, Emulate3D
    Compared with the traditional methods of testing, the benefits of virtual controls testing are both numerous and...

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    CASE STUDIES

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  • Collaboration Accelerates the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 
    Collaboration Accelerates the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0

    By Beckhoff
    How Beckhoff and Intel supply the standardized and open technologies required for engineers to implement intelligent production...

  • A.G.T. measures metal thickness with lasers instead of radiation 
    A.G.T. measures metal thickness with lasers instead of radiation

    AGT uses Keyence LK-G Series laser sensors to provide continuous, high speed, accurate and reliable thickness measurements.

  • Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing Technology in the Motor Racing Industry 
    Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing Technology in the Motor Racing Industry

    Using sensors made from low-cost optical fiber, with almost no limit to the number of sensor designs available results in a cost-effective and...

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    EVENTS

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    April 13, 2015 - April 14, 2015
    Lombard , IL, USA


    The North American Manufacturing Excellence Summit brings together the “who’s who” of manufacturing executives, cutting edge technology providers and media partners for North America’s premier manufacturing event.

    April 13, 2015 - April 17, 2015
    Hannover , Germany


    HANNOVER MESSE 2015 covers all the core themes of the industrial value-adding chain at a single location – from individual components to the complete smart factory.

    April 15, 2015 - April 16, 2015
    Chicago , IL, USA


    Internet of Things North America is an innovative event covering advanced connectivity and cloud based monitoring/control of devices, facilities, automobiles and enterprise operations. After a successful 2014 event in Milwaukee, the 2015 will be held in Chicago on April 15-16.

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    TRAINING

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    July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2015
    Online , KS, USA


    This course is intended to provide an understanding of the types of computer-based devices, systems and networks used in modern industrial plants as well as the ways in which these elements can be compromised via cyber attacks. Attendees will also learn to build risk management techniques to improve their plant’s cybersecurity.

    June 2, 2014 - June 30, 2015


    This online on-demand course covers the objectives, benefits and basic/advanced features of a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). The course discusses CMMS modules and state of the art technologies that are used with a CMMS. It explains how to develop system specifications based on your individual needs and how to justify, evaluate and implement a CMMS. It also illustrates how to...

    September 11, 2014 - July 16, 2015


    This course will provide attendees with the knowledge and the tools required to successfully supervise and manage departments and groups involved in industrial control systems (manufacturing, sales, design, installation or maintenance).