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Impacting Energy Through Smart Manufacturing

Impacting Energy Through Smart Manufacturing


CESMII, the Smart Manufacturing Institute, focuses on smart manufacturing to deliver success in our mandates to drive innovation and improve energy utilization. But how is energy used today? How much is wasted? How does this look globally? And most important, what is CESMII doing to help? 

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Schneider Electric Innovation Summit North America 2020: Embracing Digital, Electric and Anti-Fragility

Schneider Electric Innovation Summit North America 2020: Embracing Digital, Electric and Anti-Fragility


Leaders from Schneider Electric discussed the company’s vision for an all-electric, all-digital future and what this means for the environment, the economy and, of course, people.

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The U.S. Government is Creating Security Standards for IoT Devices

The U.S. Government is Creating Security Standards for IoT Devices


A new security bill is awaiting signature by President Trump. It directs the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to create minimum cybersecurity standards for IoT devices owned or controlled by the U.S. government.

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SPE Pioneer Summit 2020: Revolutionizing Industrial Automation at the Edge

SPE Pioneer Summit 2020: Revolutionizing Industrial Automation at the Edge


Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) and Advanced Physical Layer (APL) are building blocks for a dramatically new manufacturing and process automation digitalization architecture.

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Edge Computing Holds the Key to IT/OT Integration

Edge Computing Holds the Key to IT/OT Integration


The digital transformation of industry has given new momentum to the connection of the operational technology of the plant floor to the information technology of the higher-level enterprise. However, making the most of the potential of digitalisation requires more than just a network connection between these two levels of the business.

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Yokogawa & Power Factors Announce Reseller Agreement for Renewable Energy Asset Performance Management Platform

Yokogawa & Power Factors Announce Reseller Agreement for Renewable Energy Asset Performance Management Platform


Integration with Yokogawa portfolio makes possible a “sensor-to-enterprise” solution for solar, wind and energy storage projects.

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Ebook: OPC UA Users and Experts - Conveying Knowledge and Experience

Ebook: OPC UA Users and Experts - Conveying Knowledge and Experience

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Reading this handbook will help you prevent problems and instead optimize air/gas flow meters to operate safely and effectively for the long haul with minimum cost.

Reading this handbook will help you prevent problems and instead optimize air/gas flow meters to operate safely and effectively for the long haul with minimum cost.

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Download the new Process Safety ebook and stay informed on safety best practices for improving OT cybersecurity; implementing and managing a safety instrumented system; and more. 

Download the new Process Safety ebook and stay informed on safety best practices for improving OT cybersecurity; implementing and managing a safety instrumented system; and more. 

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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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New Products

IBASE Unveils 10th Gen Intel Core Mini-ITX Motherboard

IBASE Unveils 10th Gen Intel Core Mini-ITX Motherboard

  • IBASE Technology Inc.
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FANUC and CNC Introduce a Post Processor to Optimize 5-axis Capabilities

FANUC and CNC Introduce a Post Processor to Optimize 5-axis Capabilities

  • FANUC America Corp '
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Flow Technology Announces QCT_PA12 In-line Ultrasonic Flow Meters for Low Viscosity Liquid Applications

Flow Technology Announces QCT_PA12 In-line Ultrasonic Flow Meters for Low Viscosity Liquid Applications

  • FTI Flow Technology Inc.
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Automation Cartoons - November 2020

Automation Cartoons - November 2020


The winning caption for this comic caption contest was submitted by James H., in Illinois. Congratulations, James!

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Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - September 2020

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - September 2020


Following a long perusal of an unprecedented number of hilarious submissions, we present not one but TWO caption contest winners! Caption number one was submitted by Jerry L. from Ontario. Caption number two was submitted by Troy W. from Pennsylvania.

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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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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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