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APRIL FEATURED PRODUCTS

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RESOURCES

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Thomas & Betts upgrades T&B Mobile App

T&B Mobile 2.0 has a tools button to retrieve literature, view videos and scan barcodes on T&B product packaging.

Balluff publishes Industrial Identification Catalog

Catalog contains RFID systems (Tool ID, LF, HF, and UHF), vision sensors, and supporting accessories and cables.

Pepperl+Fuchs publishes Online Sensor and Systems Catalog

1,000+ page resource guide covers proximity, photoelectric, and ultrasonic sensors, rotary encoders, positioning systems, inclination and acceleration sensors, AS-Interface products, identification system RFIDs, and logic control units.

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WHITE PAPERS

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Selecting the Correct Automatic Identification & Data Collection Technologies for your Application

By Matthew Mather, SICK
Have camera/image-based code readers replaced traditional laser scanners? Has RFID’s day finally come? Learn how to better understand the potential benefits and limitations of each of these technologies, so that you are better armed in your decision as to whether or not the added investment for each technology is justified for your applications.

Packaging in the Traceability Era

By Marchesini Group
Counterfeit drugs are a problem worldwide. Pharmaceutical companies now have to conform to new regulations involving packaging. This white paper describes the regulations and codes needed to track drugs through the distribution chain from manufacturing to retail.

Developing a Standardised Identification Solution for Pharmaceutical Counterfeiting

By Packaging Coordinators
It is important that the supply chain remains safe and free of counterfeits. One major obstacle is that there is no unified global database where scanned bar codes on drug packaging can be checked. Regulatory bodies, pharmaceutical sector, retailers and clinicians will need to work together to overcome this counterfeiting pandemic.

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CASE STUDIES

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Fast PROFINET device implementation in Windows

Industrial Ethernet Book
Unglaube integrated the PROFINET Device Protocol Stack from Softing Industrial Automation into their Data Matrix code reader system.

Parker Hannifin France automates part marking

SIC Marking created a mechanical system of loading plates on the marking machine for laser marking of the product name, customer's number, serial number and barcode.

DataMan Barcode Readers Enable Traceability of Vacuum Pumps

Process and Control Today
Zeltwanger Automation in Germany, assembles and tests 400,000 pumps annually and assigns each its own data record with measured values. The data is contained in a laser-etched Data Matrix code that is placed on each product and read by the Cognex DataMan barcode reader.

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EVENTS

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April 23, 2014 - April 26, 2014
San Diego , CA, USA


This year’s CSIA conference provides systems integrator members with educational and networking opportunities to help your company put on an Inspiring Performance for your customers.

June 15, 2014 - June 20, 2014
Orlando , FL, United States of America


RSTechED is a training event for end-users, systems integrators, partners and OEMs. With the latest Rockwell Automation products and technology solutions on display, participants will gain an in-depth understanding of how the Integrated Architecture is information-enabling global companies.

June 23, 2014 - June 26, 2014
Orlando , FL, USA


The Summit will provide engineering and operational professionals, automation and operations management and senior-level executives with end user learning opportunities covering the complete spectrum of automation--from process and discrete to motion control and drives.

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TRAINING

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