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Arnel Santos Joins mCloud as Executive Vice President and President, Americas

Arnel Santos Joins mCloud as Executive Vice President and President, Americas


mCloud Technologies Corp. announced Arnel Santos has joined mCloud as executive vice president and president, Americas and the company’s senior executive for its regional business in North America.

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Chart Industries, ABB Partner on Standardizing Control Packages for Energy and Industrial Equipment

Chart Industries, ABB Partner on Standardizing Control Packages for Energy and Industrial Equipment


Chart Industries, Inc. signed a Development and Commercial Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with ABB, Inc., to support Chart’s modular offerings for liquefied natural gas, hydrogen, biogas, water treatment and CO2 Capture projects.

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10 Integrations Every Manufacturer Needs With an ERP

10 Integrations Every Manufacturer Needs With an ERP


Our list of the 10 integrations every manufacturer needs with their ERP includes some that are new and some that have been around awhile. If you don’t acquire them soon, expect to be left behind–by your customers and your industry.

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Microsoft Industrial Digitalization Platform Leverages OPC UA

Microsoft Industrial Digitalization Platform Leverages OPC UA


Azure IoT leverages OPC UA so industrial operations personnel get support for open systems and “don’t forget what [they] already know” when connecting OT systems to the cloud.

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Discrete Manufacturers Discover Value in New MES/MOM Solutions

Discrete Manufacturers Discover Value in New MES/MOM Solutions


Jason Spera, CEO and co-founder, Aegis Software, recently shared his vantage of the changes for factory floor automation in 2021.

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OT/IoT Security: Start From a Never Trust, Always Verify Mindset

OT/IoT Security: Start From a Never Trust, Always Verify Mindset


Chris interviews Brian Kime, senior analyst with Forrester, about how critical infrastructure and industrial operators are embracing digital transformation, securing their OT and IT networks, and mitigating the risks and vulnerabilities associated with them.

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If standard pressure products won’t do, bring your unique requirements to KELLER.  KELLER’s modular product design offers great flexibility and allows customized product adaptations without soaring costs, even for small production runs.

If standard pressure products won’t do, bring your unique requirements to KELLER. KELLER’s modular product design offers great flexibility and allows customized product adaptations without soaring costs, even for small production runs.

  • Keller America Inc
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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 and 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 and a nearly limitless array of tile paths.

  • Beckhoff Automation
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Calibration ensures that instrument measurement is accurate and within the limits required to produce a quality product. Partnering with a calibration expert helps you stay in compliance while reducing your costs and increasing process up-time.

Calibration ensures that instrument measurement is accurate and within the limits required to produce a quality product. Partnering with a calibration expert helps you stay in compliance while reducing your costs and increasing process up-time.

  • Endress+Hauser, Inc.
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The Anybus E300 Modbus TCP Module expands applications for the Rockwell Automation E300 Overload Protection Relay. 

The Anybus E300 Modbus TCP Module expands applications for the Rockwell Automation E300 Overload Protection Relay. 

  • HMS Industrial Networks Inc
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Download the latest edition of InTech to read more about motion control programming, petrochemical asset management, smart sensors for gas detection, cloud computing for analytics, flowmeter calibration, and more.

Download the latest edition of InTech to read more about motion control programming, petrochemical asset management, smart sensors for gas detection, cloud computing for analytics, flowmeter calibration, and more.

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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.

  • ISA
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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.

  • ISA
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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.

  • ISA
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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!

  • ISA
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FANUC's Popular LR Mate Robot Series Now Features 10 Model Variations

FANUC's Popular LR Mate Robot Series Now Features 10 Model Variations

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iSquared Software Inc. Introduces Next Generation of Custom Interactive Dashboards with ControlCore PRO Release 5

iSquared Software Inc. Introduces Next Generation of Custom Interactive Dashboards with ControlCore PRO Release 5

  • Isquared Software Inc.
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IDEC 8-Port Unmanaged Ethernet Switch Delivers Key Industrial Managed Switch Features

IDEC 8-Port Unmanaged Ethernet Switch Delivers Key Industrial Managed Switch Features

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Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest: April 2021

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest: April 2021


Help us caption this Otto Mation comic! If we select your caption as the winner, we will send you your very own Otto Mation coffee mug!

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Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - March 2021

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - March 2021


"I can't wait to see what's coming down the line for June. June 4th is National Donut Day, you know." Congrats to Bob W. of North Carolina for submitting this winning caption!

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Otto Mation Cartoons - February 2021

Otto Mation Cartoons - February 2021


Congrats to Richard S. of Cary, N.C., for submitting this winning caption!

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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.

Moore Industries-International, Inc.
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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.

EPLAN Software & Services
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Azbil North America Inc.

Azbil North America Inc.


Azbil North Americas Industrial Automation group provides leading measurement and control products for the process industries such as Pulp and Paper, Chemicals, Refining and Petrochemicals. 

Azbil North America Inc.
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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.

Wunderlich - Malec
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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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