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Keeping Up With the Times: Time-sensitive, Networked Factories for Consumer Electronics Production

Keeping Up With the Times: Time-sensitive, Networked Factories for Consumer Electronics Production


 Consumer electronics manufacturing is a fast-paced industry. To maintain and enhance their competitive edge, companies in this sector need to regularly adopt innovative technologies in their plants and their products to meet ever-evolving market demands. Currently, this means adopting smart, interconnected manufacturing approaches to create highly responsive and productive factories. To achieve such infrastructure, businesses should invest in the right industrial communications technology.

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Choosing the Right Computer for Forklift and Fleet Management

Choosing the Right Computer for Forklift and Fleet Management


Improve operational efficiencies with Winmate's rugged vehicle-mounted computers engineered for in-vehicle applications.

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Simmons Machine Tool Corporation Finds GROB G550T to Meet Highly Demanding Manufacturing Needs

Simmons Machine Tool Corporation Finds GROB G550T to Meet Highly Demanding Manufacturing Needs


Railway machine tool builder needed robust 5-axis machine to ensure uptime, accuracy, and precision in cutter tool manufacturing.

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OPC Experts Interviews: Companion Specifications

OPC Experts Interviews: Companion Specifications


Learn from an interview with Karl Deiretsbacher of the OPC Foundation about Companion Specifications; the different types of Companion Specifications that exist; what Joint Working Groups are; and how the OPC Foundation guides the development and maintenance of Companion Specifications.

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Emerson’s Digital Transformation Technologies Support Safe Operations for New Caspian Sea Platform

Emerson’s Digital Transformation Technologies Support Safe Operations for New Caspian Sea Platform


Company’s software and project expertise enables expedited timeline and on-time start for new BP-operated platform.

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Case Study: Automotive Leader Finds a Faster Solution to High-Performance Robot Vision

Case Study: Automotive Leader Finds a Faster Solution to High-Performance Robot Vision


A leading producer of automotive components quickly overcame its automation challenges by leveraging the speed and simplicity of Yamaha’s RCXiVY2+ dedicated robot vision system.

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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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Winmate M133 Series Ultra Rugged Tablet offers a brilliant sunlight-readable 13.3” IPS screen with the size of a laptop in a tablet form factor.

Winmate M133 Series Ultra Rugged Tablet offers a brilliant sunlight-readable 13.3” IPS screen with the size of a laptop in a tablet form factor.

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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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Rockwell Automation Improves Operator Efficiency with Updated Studio 5000 View Designer Software

Rockwell Automation Improves Operator Efficiency with Updated Studio 5000 View Designer Software

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SignalFire Wireless Telemetry & Machfu Introduce an Integrated 900MHz Sensor Network-to-Cloud Solution

SignalFire Wireless Telemetry & Machfu Introduce an Integrated 900MHz Sensor Network-to-Cloud Solution

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Miniature Linear Voice Coil Motor Is Smaller Than a Penny!

Miniature Linear Voice Coil Motor Is Smaller Than a Penny!

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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 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

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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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