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Improve Plant Operations with Enhanced Gateway DTMs for HART I/O Modules

Improve Plant Operations with Enhanced Gateway DTMs for HART I/O Modules


Remote connectivity to field devices, configuration and monitoring features.

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BioPhorum MTP Testing Plugfest

BioPhorum MTP Testing Plugfest


Bill shares his observations of the recent BioPhorum MTP (Module Type Package) standard Plugfest days, where users and vendors collaborated moving towards the goal of achieving plug-and-play equipment interoperability for the biopharmaceutical and other industries. The user and vendor participants in the PlugFest were highly professional and focused on positive outcomes.

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AAEON Announces Official Support for NVIDIA Ubuntu, Jetpack 4.5 and Secureboot on BOXER-8200 Systems

AAEON Announces Official Support for NVIDIA Ubuntu, Jetpack 4.5 and Secureboot on BOXER-8200 Systems


AAEON, an industry leader in embedded AI Edge systems, announces new software support for the BOXER-8200 series of embedded PCs featuring NVIDIA Jetson System on Modules (SOM).

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Securing the Hybrid Workforce in the Manufacturing Sector

Securing the Hybrid Workforce in the Manufacturing Sector


As the hybrid workforce gains traction across OT sectors, IT leaders must be prepared to secure this digitally transformed landscape.

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Pipeline Ops Shut Down After Ransomware Attack

Pipeline Ops Shut Down After Ransomware Attack


Colonial Pipeline experienced a ransomware attack that forced the operator to shut down operations. This cybersecurity incident shows how hackers target industrial operations and critical infrastructure. This story was published with permission from ISSSource.com.

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How the Process Industry Can Use Advanced Analytics to Manage Its Water & Energy Challenges

How the Process Industry Can Use Advanced Analytics to Manage Its Water & Energy Challenges


Both industrial water and energy must be properly and carefully managed to ensure asset reliability, adherence to energy and environmental regulations, and efficient and economic production processes. A solution for these challenges is to use advanced analytics.

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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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Expand your Allen Bradley Low Voltage Motor Control Center solution sales into Distributed Control System (DCS) applications for markets such as water and wastewater facilities, heavy industries such as Oil and Gas, and Chemicals and Mining.

Expand your Allen Bradley Low Voltage Motor Control Center solution sales into Distributed Control System (DCS) applications for markets such as water and wastewater facilities, heavy industries such as Oil and Gas, and Chemicals and Mining.

  • 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.

  • ISA
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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!

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New Products

KOGANEI Expands Motion Control Capabilities with Air Picker and Air Gripper Components

KOGANEI Expands Motion Control Capabilities with Air Picker and Air Gripper Components

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iBase Offers High-Computing Performance 3.5” SBC with 11th Gen Intel Core Processors

iBase Offers High-Computing Performance 3.5” SBC with 11th Gen Intel Core Processors

  • IBASE Technology Inc.
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Lanner Introduces High Performance Network Security Appliance Built With 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processor

Lanner Introduces High Performance Network Security Appliance Built With 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processor

  • Lanner Inc.
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Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest: April 2021

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest: April 2021


"Even when automated, tax time is still taxing."

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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.

Interstates
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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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