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RESOURCES

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EtherCAT Technology Group updates its Website

Changes include enhancements to the central search function as well as the “download,” “events,” and “product” sections of the website.

Fieldbus Foundation announces availability of FDI Developer Tools

FDI Cooperation, LLC’s Field Device Integration (FDI) specification and FDI developer toolkits are now available to beta test participants.

Sercos updates its website

In addition to a fresh graphics approach, the website now offers a greater depth of information on the Sercos automation bus.

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WHITE PAPERS

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Optimization of Process Integration

By ODVA
White paper outlines a strategic vision for manufacturers looking to maintain cost-effective, sustainable production capacity in the process industries. It defines a network architecture and plan for the efficient integration of a plant's network infrastructure into existing business applications.


EtherNet/IP: fieldbus and more

By Michael Robinson, Endress+Hauser
More Ethernet nodes will be connected this or any other month than will have been connected in the entire history of fieldbus. This economy of scale and the tremendous technological advancements that go along with it is what makes EtherNet/IP more capable than a fieldbus network, now and especially in the future.

Bonded Pair Cable: Does it Have a Place in Factory Automation?

By Turck
This white paper provides an overview of twisted pair cable, examines the use of bonded pair cables, and compares bonded pair to non-bonded pair cable with detailed examples of cable flex and its effect on the cable itself.

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CASE STUDIES

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Remote machine diagnostics and support

MAC Solutions uses an eWON Talk2M Virtual Private Network router to provide remote diagnostics with good security.

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.

Process Automation Keeps the Lights On

Process and Control Today
Hawaii Electric Light Company installed a Rockwell Automation PlantPAx process automation system with RSLogix 5000 software, ControlNet, and an EtherNet/IP network to replace an obsolete turbine control system

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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 2, 2014 - June 6, 2014
San Antonio , TX, USA


The agenda for this event is largely developed by customers, for customers with opportunities for knowledge sharing and networking. Join us as we discuss trends and new technologies impacting the automation industry.

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.

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TRAINING

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April 30, 2014
Lenexa , KS


This FREE one-day training class prepares the student to apply PROFINET in his own project. Lunch is included. Technical details of the technology are provided along with practical demonstrations. The class is designed for End Users, OEMs, System Integrators and Manufacturers of automation devices. Each student will receive a certificate for 5.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH).

May 6, 2014 - May 8, 2014
Birmingham , AL, USA


This three day training class will cover fundamentals of process measurement; control loops and tuning, and final control elements, with process control exercises. Programmable Control Systems and Fieldbus Technology will be presented and discussed.

May 15, 2014
Waukesha , WI


This FREE one-day training class prepares the student to apply PROFINET in his own project. Lunch is included. Technical details of the technology are provided along with practical demonstrations. The class is designed for End Users, OEMs, System Integrators and Manufacturers of automation devices. Each student will receive a certificate for 5.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH).