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Object Oriented Industrial Programming (OOIP), Part 2: Abstraction, Nesting and Interfaces

Object Oriented Industrial Programming (OOIP), Part 2: Abstraction, Nesting and Interfaces


Your plant or equipment is assembled from objects–your control should be, too. New tools deliver the productivity of OOP without the complexity.

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Automation is Key to Minimizing Manufacturers’ COVID-19 Risk

Automation is Key to Minimizing Manufacturers’ COVID-19 Risk


Many manufacturing firms have extended their safety programs to include COVID-19 mitigation, but large portions, if not all, of their initiatives, are handled manually, making it difficult to keep pace with rapidly changing conditions and disparate guidelines from multiple government agencies. Clearly, automation is required to keep pace.

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Digital Transformation for the New Consumer Journey

Digital Transformation for the New Consumer Journey


With hundreds of billions at stake, Lux Research outlines what companies need to know about AI and IoT’s impact on the consumer journey.

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How Analytics and AI-driven Processes Will Revolutionize the Industrial Sector

How Analytics and AI-driven Processes Will Revolutionize the Industrial Sector


Jim Chappell, Global Head of AI and Advanced Analytics, AVEVA looks at the implications and benefits of artificial intelligence within complex businesses.

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CPLANE.ai and ExxonMobil Publish Results of Their Digital Infrastructure Orchestration Pilot

CPLANE.ai and ExxonMobil Publish Results of Their Digital Infrastructure Orchestration Pilot


CPLANE.ai and ExxonMobil have published the results and findings of their digital infrastructure orchestration pilot. As IT/OT Convergence and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) adoption accelerates, new system management challenges must be addressed.

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Routes into Robotic Process Automation: Start Small, Scale Big

Routes into Robotic Process Automation: Start Small, Scale Big


Introducing robotic automation to an established workflow can appear complicated and expensive. With the latest modular technology and intuitive setup tools, companies can quickly and easily begin capturing the benefits, and scale and upgrade their systems as confidence grows.

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Do you need to securely network your process data?  DataHub makes it possible, without compromising your OT network.

Do you need to securely network your process data? DataHub makes it possible, without compromising your OT network.

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CPX series displays from Beckhoff are Zone 2/22 classified for harsh process environments. The range of panels includes a wide selection of screen sizes, installation options and features.

CPX series displays from Beckhoff are Zone 2/22 classified for harsh process environments. The range of panels includes a wide selection of screen sizes, installation options and features.

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Electromechanical actuators (EMAs) are a more precise actuator option. Download our free white paper for selecting an EMA.

Electromechanical actuators (EMAs) are a more precise actuator option. Download our free white paper for selecting an EMA.

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New Edge Designs Redefining Data and Storage Requirements

New Edge Designs Redefining Data and Storage Requirements

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Reduce Cost, Drive Innovation and Shorten Time to Market with Commercial Hardware Platforms

Reduce Cost, Drive Innovation and Shorten Time to Market with Commercial Hardware Platforms

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On-Demand Webinar: Designing Solutions For the Edge: Driving Industrial Innovation

On-Demand Webinar: Designing Solutions For the Edge: Driving Industrial Innovation

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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.

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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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AutomationDirect Presents Field and Mount Loop-powered 4 to 20mA Process Displays

AutomationDirect Presents Field and Mount Loop-powered 4 to 20mA Process Displays

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ABB Ability Smart Sensors Provide Smart, Safe Way to Monitor Motors in Hazardous Areas

ABB Ability Smart Sensors Provide Smart, Safe Way to Monitor Motors in Hazardous Areas

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Siemens Introduces Servo Drive System Simplifying Motion Control for Machine Builders

Siemens Introduces Servo Drive System Simplifying Motion Control for Machine Builders

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Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - September 2020

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - September 2020


Submit a caption for this month's Otto Mation Comic. If your caption is selected as the winner, we will send you a newly-designed Automation.com & Otto Mation mug.

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Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - July 2020

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - July 2020


The winning caption for this comic caption contest was submitted by Alvin A., in New Jersey. Congratulations, Alvin!

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Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - May 2020

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - May 2020


Submit a caption for this month's Otto Mation Comic. If your caption is selected as the winner, we will send you a newly-designed Automation.com & Otto Mation mug.

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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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