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Practical Guide to OT-IT Cooperation

Practical Guide to OT-IT Cooperation


A transaction manager controls the world between the operational-technology-centric PLC and the information-technology-centric SQL database so OT and IT systems can interoperate successfully and deliver promised benefits of digitalization.

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Siemens and EOS North America Partner to Improve AM Efficiency and Profitability

Siemens and EOS North America Partner to Improve AM Efficiency and Profitability


EOS North America to integrate and resell Siemens’ additive manufacturing (AM) software into its 3D printing systems.

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Acuity Brands to Sell New York Digital Agency to Illuminations, Inc.

Acuity Brands to Sell New York Digital Agency to Illuminations, Inc.


 Acuity Brands, Inc., announced it has agreed to sell its New York Digital Agency to Illuminations, Incorporated (I2), headquartered in West Chester, Penn., effective March 1, 2021.

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A Team Approach to Resolving Process Upsets

A Team Approach to Resolving Process Upsets


Business and process reliability depends on 24/7 access to knowledge management systems.

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John Deere Digitalization & Automation Increases Farming Productivity

John Deere Digitalization & Automation Increases Farming Productivity


In addition to automation in factories, John Deere has applied a wide range of technologies to the difficult task of automating farming. Leading edge technologies and Industry 4.0 concepts are incorporated in John Deere’s new products, increasing productivity enabling farmers to produce more to feed a growing global population.

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Engineering a Uniform Approach to Apprenticeships

Engineering a Uniform Approach to Apprenticeships


Seeking to help fix societal issues around youth skills development in the STEM sector, leading engineering business adi Group marks 2021 with the five-year anniversary of its unique pre apprenticeship scheme.

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Discover the revolutionary possibilities of XPlanar®, the planar motor system from Beckhoff. Learn how your machinery can be transformed with levitating movers, flying product movement, 6 degrees of freedom & a nearly limitless array of tile paths...

Discover the revolutionary possibilities of XPlanar®, the planar motor system from Beckhoff. Learn how your machinery can be transformed with levitating movers, flying product movement, 6 degrees of freedom & a nearly limitless array of tile paths...

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Capture motion without contact. Non-contact measurement of speed, length, and position with SPEETEC laser surface velocimeter from SICK.

Capture motion without contact. Non-contact measurement of speed, length, and position with SPEETEC laser surface velocimeter from SICK.

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Sensors for Maintenance + HSE.  Monitoring for leaks saves on product loss, reduces environmental issues and increases worker health and safety.

Sensors for Maintenance + HSE. Monitoring for leaks saves on product loss, reduces environmental issues and increases worker health and safety.

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SAP Industries Live - Industrial Manufacturing | Tuesday, March 09, 2021 | Get the latest technology trends to scale innovation in the global manufacturing industry. Learn from experts, customer stories & best practices.

SAP Industries Live - Industrial Manufacturing | Tuesday, March 09, 2021 | Get the latest technology trends to scale innovation in the global manufacturing industry. Learn from experts, customer stories & best practices.

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The OPC Foundation and Automation.com come together to bring you this informative ebook to highlight the benefits and the potential of the OPC UA technology for end users, system integrators and operators in the world of Industrial IoT.

The OPC Foundation and Automation.com come together to bring you this informative ebook to highlight the benefits and the potential of the OPC UA technology for end users, system integrators and operators in the world of Industrial IoT.

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This edition of InTech Focus explains the basics of the effective use of various types of flowmeters. You’ll also find tips for avoiding common installation mistakes, and how to handle aggressive media like acids or alkalis.

This edition of InTech Focus explains the basics of the effective use of various types of flowmeters. You’ll also find tips for avoiding common installation mistakes, and how to handle aggressive media like acids or alkalis.

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Learn how to determine if critical processes and machinery are protected and identify those that require safeguards.

Learn how to determine if critical processes and machinery are protected and identify those that require safeguards.

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Obtain accurate data in real time to improve process efficiency, ensure product quality, and achieve the desired ROI.

Obtain accurate data in real time to improve process efficiency, ensure product quality, and achieve the desired ROI.

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This new edition reflects the continuing evolution of technology and its effects on automation and control.

This new edition reflects the continuing evolution of technology and its effects on automation and control.

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Learn about the crucial tasks CSTs are responsible for and the skills they need when implementing a new system or plant.

Learn about the crucial tasks CSTs are responsible for and the skills they need when implementing a new system or plant.

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Review essential process control topics such as control systems, measurements, final control elements, networking, and more!

Review essential process control topics such as control systems, measurements, final control elements, networking, and more!

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Stratasys Introduces Carbon Fiber Material for F123 Series 3D Printers

Stratasys Introduces Carbon Fiber Material for F123 Series 3D Printers

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Teledyne Imaging Expands Lt Camera Series with New 20-megapixel Models

Teledyne Imaging Expands Lt Camera Series with New 20-megapixel Models

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Wibu-Systems Makes Secure Customer Relationships Easy with CmCloudContainer

Wibu-Systems Makes Secure Customer Relationships Easy with CmCloudContainer

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Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - February 2021

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - February 2021


Help us caption this Otto Mation comic! Use the form below to submit your funny or clever caption ideas! If your submission is selected, you will win your very own Otto mation coffee mug. 

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Automation Cartoons - January 2021

Automation Cartoons - January 2021


Congrats to Rohan Vangal of Italy for submitting this winning caption!

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Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - December 2020

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - December 2020


​This winning caption was submitted by Paul G. of New Mexico! Congrats, Paul!

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COPA-DATA

COPA-DATA


COPA-DATA is an independent software manufacturer for industrial and energy automation, specializing in HMI/SCADA and more. Its product, zenon software platform, automates control, monitoring, and optimization of machines, equipment, and power supplies.

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Moore Industries-International, Inc.

Moore Industries-Int., Inc.


Moore Industries-International, Inc. designs and manufactures signal interface instruments for industrial process control, system integration, and factory automation. The company's products are used in industries such as: chemical and specialty chemical; oil & gas extraction, refining and transport; and more.

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EPLAN Software & Services

EPLAN Software & Services


EPLAN offers software and services in fields of electrical, automation and mechatronic engineering. We develop leading software solutions- also known as CAE- for machine, plant and control cabinet engineering.

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Wunderlich - Malec

Wunderlich - Malec


Wunderlich-Malec has successfully designed and implemented engineering solutions for commercial, industrial and government clients throughout North America and abroad since 1981.

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Interstates

Interstates


Interstates offers electrical construction, electrical engineering, and control systems services. For over sixty years, the company has tackled complex challenges and developed innovative solutions for industrial manufacturing and processing facilities around the world.

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SeQent

SeQent


SeQent is a leading industrial automation software provider and early pioneer in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) space with over two decades of experience and thousands of installations worldwide.

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