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Hirebotics’ New Cobot Welder, Powered by Beacon, to Launch During Online Event April 28

Hirebotics’ New Cobot Welder, Powered by Beacon, to Launch During Online Event April 28


Registration has opened for the Cobot Welder launch event April 28, hosted by Hirebotics’ partner Universal Robots. The event will provide attendees with an opportunity to learn the five ways cobot welding increases productivity and how Hirebotics’ Beacon platform decreases the time required to teach a part by 60%.

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Tech Advancements Shape Market Dynamics for IO Modules in Discrete Automation

Tech Advancements Shape Market Dynamics for IO Modules in Discrete Automation


New ARC Advisory Group research on the global IO Modules for Discrete Automation market reveals that since programmable logic controllers and programmable automation controllers continue to be the preferred choice among machine builders and end users, this will also directly impact the demand for IO modules used in all discrete applications.

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Festo in the Fight Against Covid-19

Festo in the Fight Against Covid-19


As well as providing components for ventilators and protective facemasks, Festo supplies systemically relevant areas.

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IoT Devices: The Newest Source of OT Network Security Gaps

IoT Devices: The Newest Source of OT Network Security Gaps


Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, like asset management sensors and environmental monitoring devices, deliver huge benefits to critical infrastructure and industrial organizations, including cost reduction and safety improvements. But they also create security gaps because many operators don’t have the tools needed to monitor and protect them.

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Hannover Messe Shows the Future of Industry and the Tradeshow Business

Hannover Messe Shows the Future of Industry and the Tradeshow Business


Year after year, Hannover Messe is the showcase for industry and a catalyst for future topics such as AI, sustainable production and 5G. As a purely digital event, this year's HANNOVER MESSE served two roles: it revealed not only the future of industry, but also demonstrated what tradeshows will look like going forward.

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Beckhoff Records 923 Million Euros in 2020, Increasing Revenue from Previous Financial Year

Beckhoff Records 923 Million Euros in 2020, Increasing Revenue from Previous Financial Year


Automation innovator maintains stable operation during COVID-19 crisis.

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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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Get maximum safety on your collaborative robots with URCap: the fastest way to implement speed and separation monitoring for cooperative robot applications.

Get maximum safety on your collaborative robots with URCap: the fastest way to implement speed and separation monitoring for cooperative robot applications.

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Download the latest edition of InTech magazine to read more about AI-driven autonomous vehicles, MES digital transformation, OPC and machine vision, supply chain agility DataOps, and more.

Download the latest edition of InTech magazine to read more about AI-driven autonomous vehicles, MES digital transformation, OPC and machine vision, supply chain agility DataOps, and more.

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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.

  • ISA
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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.

  • ISA
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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!

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VTT Develops Machine Vision to Support Autonomous Drones and Robots–Inspired by Human Vision System

VTT Develops Machine Vision to Support Autonomous Drones and Robots–Inspired by Human Vision System

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NORD DRIVESYSTEMS' Energy-efficient Synchronous Motors Set New Standards

NORD DRIVESYSTEMS' Energy-efficient Synchronous Motors Set New Standards

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Microchip Introduces First Automotive-Qualified, Single-Chip Solution for Large, Ultrawide Touch Displays

Microchip Introduces First Automotive-Qualified, Single-Chip Solution for Large, Ultrawide Touch Displays

  • Microchip
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Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest: April 2021

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest: April 2021


Help us caption this Otto Mation comic! If we select your caption as the winner, we will send you your very own Otto Mation coffee mug!

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Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - March 2021

Otto Mation Comic Caption Contest - March 2021


"I can't wait to see what's coming down the line for June. June 4th is National Donut Day, you know." Congrats to Bob W. of North Carolina for submitting this winning caption!

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Otto Mation Cartoons - February 2021

Otto Mation Cartoons - February 2021


Congrats to Richard S. of Cary, N.C., for submitting this winning caption!

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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.

EPLAN Software & Services
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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.

Interstates
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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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