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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  • Micro-Epsilon publishes Measurement Product Guide 
    Micro-Epsilon publishes Measurement Product Guide

    Guide covers sensors for displacement, distance, position and length measurement, 2D/3D laser sensors for dimensional measurements, and more

  • Okuma offers Video Series for Machine Tool Apps

    Videos show simple steps for installing machine tool apps on Okuma CNC controls to achieve maximum productivity and efficiency.

  • Nordson publishes Fluid Dispensing Product Catalog 
    Nordson publishes Fluid Dispensing Product Catalog

    The Sixth Edition is available in print, digital and app formats

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    WHITE PAPERS

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  • Machine Tool Apps: A Manufacturing Definition 
    Machine Tool Apps: A Manufacturing Definition

    By Okuma
    Paper describes machine tool apps and the 29 apps available in Okuma’s App Store, ranging from CAD/CAM software, measurement and gaging...

  • How Vision Systems play an increasingly important role in food safety, traceability and record keeping requirements 
    How Vision Systems play an increasingly important role in food safety, traceability and record...

    By Laura Studwell, Omron
    Companies are increasingly using vision systems as a critical component of their traceability and recordkeeping...

  • 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...

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    CASE STUDIES

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  • Wastewater plant meeting compliance and productivity requirements 
    Wastewater plant meeting compliance and productivity requirements

    What’s New in Process Technology
    Hamilton City Council implemented an upgrade with FactoryTalk software to the supervisory control and data...

  • Aveva software designs chemical plant in Brazil 
    Aveva software designs chemical plant in Brazil

    The plant has 1400 piping lines, 1700 manual valves, 300 motors and 1350 field instruments.

  •  Siemens updates three-stage lathe line for railroad axle manufacturer 
    Siemens updates three-stage lathe line for railroad axle manufacturer

    Siemens Sinumerik CNCs, Simotics motors and Sinamics drives were installed at each lathe, with Simatic PLC and HMI as the master of the entire line.

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    EVENTS

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    April 22, 2015 - April 23, 2015
    Calgary , AB, Canada


    The ISA Calgary 2015 Show is Canada's leading event for automation, instrumentation and control professionals. Gain access to technical and innovative solutions for the energy industry from instrumentation, systems and automation experts at the new ISA Calgary Show Conference. This dynamic conference puts the spotlight on case studies, technical papers and innovative solutions available in the...

    April 27, 2015 - May 1, 2015
    Dallas , TX, USA


    The 2015 Global Automation Conference will help industrial companies meet the most daunting challenges, safely, reliably and efficiently. Sessions are designed to cover the biggest global trends, showcase the newest innovations and technologies and share practical experience from Schneider Electric and its partners.

    April 28, 2015 - April 30, 2015
    Chicago , IL, United States


    Data-driven manufacturing intelligence is transforming shop floor operations at an incredible pace. The [MC]2 Conference brings together thought leaders and industry insiders to share innovative ideas, network, and showcase cutting-edge solutions for the rapidly expanding world of connected manufacturing.

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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).