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igus Linear Axes Manufacture Spare Parts in Space

igus Linear Axes Manufacture Spare Parts in Space


Germany students develop 3D printer for cost-effective production of structural elements.

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AEC-Q100 Qualified and Defense-grade PolarFire FPGAs Now Available in Volume Production

AEC-Q100 Qualified and Defense-grade PolarFire FPGAs Now Available in Volume Production


Expanded product offering with robust device certification and characterization gives customers programmable logic solutions ideal for thermally challenging environments.

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Fluke Corp. Celebrates World Engineering Day

Fluke Corp. Celebrates World Engineering Day


The company joins the world in recognizing engineering’s achievements and its role in supporting sustainable development.

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2020 Industrial Automation Salary Survey

2020 Industrial Automation Salary Survey


This excerpt of the 28-page Automation.com 2020 Salary Survey report reflects the early effects of pandemic-related economic upheavals for engineering, business and technical professionals in manufacturing and industry.

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How Easy is it to Make a Robot?

How Easy is it to Make a Robot?


In this post, I will briefly go over the steps we took to build a 7-axis robotic arm, some of the things we learned along the way, and a way to do it with less components.

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3 Use Cases that Show How to Bring Your Industrial AI Strategy to Life

3 Use Cases that Show How to Bring Your Industrial AI Strategy to Life


AI can best be described as a collection of different technologies brought together to enable a system—a process, asset or machine—to act with intelligence. For businesses, that means helping a system sense, comprehend, perform and learn, most often with the goal of optimizing performance, accuracy and quality.

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Calibration ensures that instrument measurement is accurate and within the limits required to produce a quality product. Partnering with a calibration expert helps you stay in compliance while reducing your costs and increasing process up-time.

Calibration ensures that instrument measurement is accurate and within the limits required to produce a quality product. Partnering with a calibration expert helps you stay in compliance while reducing your costs and increasing process up-time.

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Use your Android, Apple, or Windows device as a HART Communicator. Includes the registered DD files for complete instrument access including methods.

Use your Android, Apple, or Windows device as a HART Communicator. Includes the registered DD files for complete instrument access including methods.

  • ProComSol, Ltd
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SAP Industries Live - Industrial Manufacturing | Tuesday, March 09, 2021 | Get the latest technology trends to scale innovation in the global manufacturing industry. Learn from experts, customer stories & best practices.

SAP Industries Live - Industrial Manufacturing | Tuesday, March 09, 2021 | Get the latest technology trends to scale innovation in the global manufacturing industry. Learn from experts, customer stories & best practices.

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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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This edition of InTech Focus explains the basics of the effective use of various types of flowmeters. You’ll also find tips for avoiding common installation mistakes, and how to handle aggressive media like acids or alkalis.

This edition of InTech Focus explains the basics of the effective use of various types of flowmeters. You’ll also find tips for avoiding common installation mistakes, and how to handle aggressive media like acids or alkalis.

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Industry 4.0 is getting real, and technology is moving fast to support new applications that include the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). You’ll find the latest tools and techniques in this edition of AUTOMATION 2021.

Industry 4.0 is getting real, and technology is moving fast to support new applications that include the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). You’ll find the latest tools and techniques in this edition of AUTOMATION 2021.

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Learn how to determine if critical processes and machinery are protected and identify those that require safeguards.

Learn how to determine if critical processes and machinery are protected and identify those that require safeguards.

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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.

  • ISA
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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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Review essential process control topics such as control systems, measurements, final control elements, networking, and more!

Review essential process control topics such as control systems, measurements, final control elements, networking, and more!

  • ISA
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HMS Networks' Ewon Flexy Achieves ThingWorx Ready Status

HMS Networks' Ewon Flexy Achieves ThingWorx Ready Status

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Vision Research Launches Phantom TMX High-Speed Cameras With Back Side Illumination Technology

Vision Research Launches Phantom TMX High-Speed Cameras With Back Side Illumination Technology

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Siemens' New KNX Touchpanel Makes Every Room Smart

Siemens' New KNX Touchpanel Makes Every Room Smart

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Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - February 2021

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - February 2021


Help us caption this Otto Mation comic! Use the form below to submit your funny or clever caption ideas! If your submission is selected, you will win your very own Otto mation coffee mug. 

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Automation Cartoons - January 2021

Automation Cartoons - January 2021


Congrats to Rohan Vangal of Italy for submitting this winning caption!

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Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - December 2020

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - December 2020


​This winning caption was submitted by Paul G. of New Mexico! Congrats, Paul!

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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.

Moore Industries-International, Inc.
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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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Azbil North America Inc.

Azbil North America Inc.


Azbil North Americas Industrial Automation group provides leading measurement and control products for the process industries such as Pulp and Paper, Chemicals, Refining and Petrochemicals. 

Azbil North America 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.

Wunderlich - Malec
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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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