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Smart, Compact Electromechanical Actuators Improve Productivity and Space Efficiency for Industrial AGVs

Smart, Compact Electromechanical Actuators Improve Productivity and Space Efficiency for Industrial AGVs


Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) can improve industrial productivity by 50 to 70 percent but require adequate room to move about increasingly space-constrained factory floors.

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Alarm Management Solutions Continue to Outpace the Process Automation Market

Alarm Management Solutions Continue to Outpace the Process Automation Market


New ARC Advisory Group research on the global Alarm Management market reveals that alarm management in general continues to be a big issue in hydrocarbon processing plants, chemical plants, power plants, and other industrial process plants around the world.

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Network Connectivity: The New Era for Oil & Gas

Network Connectivity: The New Era for Oil & Gas


As industries strive to disrupt markets with new innovations, digitalization has proven to be a key driver in enhancing a company’s bottom line. The oil and gas industry is no exception.

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CODESYS Tech Talk User Conference Debuts Online in October

CODESYS Tech Talk User Conference Debuts Online in October


Registration open! Book your spot at the CODESYS Tech Talk Users Conference Oct. 16-22, 2020.

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Interdisciplinary Center for Advanced Manufacturing Wins $4.26 Million DOD Award

Interdisciplinary Center for Advanced Manufacturing Wins $4.26 Million DOD Award


Center's research to improve technology adoption in the manufacturing supply chain.

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The ISA Recognizes 2020 ISA Fellows and 2020 Celebrating Excellence Awardees

The ISA Recognizes 2020 ISA Fellows and 2020 Celebrating Excellence Awardees


These programs honor the remarkable achievements and contributions of ISA members.

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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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Teledyne DALSA Presents New CLHS Cameras Engineered for True High-performance Image Capture

Teledyne DALSA Presents New CLHS Cameras Engineered for True High-performance Image Capture

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Axiomtek Presents the IMB525R, an ATX Industrial Motherboard with Server-class Intel Xeon E Processor

Axiomtek Presents the IMB525R, an ATX Industrial Motherboard with Server-class Intel Xeon E Processor

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ABB Offers New RobotStudio AR Viewer on a Smartphone to Simplify Robot Installations

ABB Offers New RobotStudio AR Viewer on a Smartphone to Simplify Robot Installations

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Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - September 2020

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - September 2020


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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


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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

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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 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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