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Toward an AI-Ready Department of Defense: Building An Open Defense Ecosystem

Toward an AI-Ready Department of Defense: Building An Open Defense Ecosystem


If the Department of Defense (DoD) is to fulfill the recommendations of the final report from the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI), it must become a fully AI-ready enterprise by 2025. This goal is at risk without a change in its traditional approach to data and acquisition.

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IMTS 2022 to Occupy All Buildings of McCormick Place; IMTS Also Unveils New Logo, Updated Website

IMTS 2022 to Occupy All Buildings of McCormick Place; IMTS Also Unveils New Logo, Updated Website


Following the announcements that Chicago’s McCormick place will hold events starting in July and that the state of Illinois lifted capacity limits and social distancing requirements on June 11, IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show continued the positive momentum by unveiling the floor plan for IMTS 2022.

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High Duty Plastics Mold Monitoring

High Duty Plastics Mold Monitoring


Though some plastic raw materials can be inexpensive, the molds are always costly, irrespective of the product. The high precision, intricate and high-duty plastic molds are orders of magnitude more costly. Damaged molds are very costly and production down time is a cause of reduced profits. Preventing damage or avoidable wear is therefore a top priority.

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Getting the Most Out of Digital Transformation

Getting the Most Out of Digital Transformation


The right software and training empower employees to connect, grow, and pivot as necessary to improve personal and organizational productivity.

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Automatic Configuration of a Safety Instrumented System

Automatic Configuration of a Safety Instrumented System


The DeltaV SIS Configurator tool can provide a consistent approach with fewer errors and less rework. This article comes from the May 2021 issue of Intech Focus: Process Control and Safety.

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Bridging the Air Gap: How to Harness Your Data and Protect Your OT Network

Bridging the Air Gap: How to Harness Your Data and Protect Your OT Network


Critical Infrastructure operators have long been concerned about introducing potential threats from opening their operational networks for OEMs to extract data. The high expectation for reliable and continuous plant operation leaves no room for vulnerability.  While the air gap can be bridged, effective defense-in-depth requires security enforcement at every network interface.

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Keller's Econoline is a cost-effective multipurpose pressure transmitter for efficient process controls.

Keller's Econoline is a cost-effective multipurpose pressure transmitter for efficient process controls.

  • Keller America Inc
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Take control of data generated from your processes using intelligent networking and sensor solutions from SICK. The Telematic Data Collector (TDC) allows you to connect sensors, machines, systems, and vehicles using IIoT platforms.

Take control of data generated from your processes using intelligent networking and sensor solutions from SICK. The Telematic Data Collector (TDC) allows you to connect sensors, machines, systems, and vehicles using IIoT platforms.

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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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The safety requirements of sensors in hazardous areas have increased significantly. The "human-machine" interface must not be neglected in this case. That’s why Endress+Hauser developed a new generation of pressure transmitters.

The safety requirements of sensors in hazardous areas have increased significantly. The "human-machine" interface must not be neglected in this case. That’s why Endress+Hauser developed a new generation of pressure transmitters.

  • Endress+Hauser, Inc.
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Speed operator response and increase efficiency with a trial of GE Digital’s iFIX HMI/SCADA.

Speed operator response and increase efficiency with a trial of GE Digital’s iFIX HMI/SCADA.

  • GE Digital
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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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How to avoid design mistakes and improve performance when implementing automation for the bio-pharmaceutical industry.

How to avoid design mistakes and improve performance when implementing automation for the bio-pharmaceutical industry.

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Dick Caro will help you understand the options and select the "right" network for a given application.

Dick Caro will help you understand the options and select the "right" network for a given application.

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This is an essential tool for achieving the cost and production benefits of implementing ISA-88 batch control standards.

This is an essential tool for achieving the cost and production benefits of implementing ISA-88 batch control standards.

  • ISA
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SIGMATEK’s HGW 1033, 10-inch Wireless Color SIL 3, P le Safety HMI

SIGMATEK’s HGW 1033, 10-inch Wireless Color SIL 3, P le Safety HMI

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EZ VPN's IOhub IIoT Orchestrator Now Available on Siemens Simatic Devices

EZ VPN's IOhub IIoT Orchestrator Now Available on Siemens Simatic Devices

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e-con Systems Launches 16 Megapixel Autofocus USB3 Camera Based on SONY IMX298

e-con Systems Launches 16 Megapixel Autofocus USB3 Camera Based on SONY IMX298

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Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest: June 2021

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest: June 2021


Help us caption this Otto Mation cartoon! If we select your caption as the winner, we will send you your very own Otto Mation coffee mug! You can use the form below to submit your ideas.

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Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest: May 2021

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest: May 2021


"So this is my new dentist?!" 

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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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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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GE Digital

GE Digital


Our years of hard won insights in power generation, utilities, oil and gas and manufacturing mean we are uniquely positioned to help our customers better operate, optimize and analyze their work to deliver greater results today and in the future.

GE Digital
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Moore Industries-International, Inc.

Moore Industries


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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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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