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Coupling Automation:  Pairing Supply Chain Planning with Price Optimization

Coupling Automation: Pairing Supply Chain Planning with Price Optimization


A new automation couple has surfaced: pairing supply chain planning with pricing optimization.

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Tenova Chooses ABB Automation and Drives Systems for New Tinning Line Plant in Southeast Asia

Tenova Chooses ABB Automation and Drives Systems for New Tinning Line Plant in Southeast Asia


ABB contract success in the Philippines metals industry continues to pave the way for productive cooperation with Tenova in the region

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DENSO Products and Services Americas Names Operations Director

DENSO Products and Services Americas Names Operations Director


Logistics expert Joseph Wright joins DENSO as director of Americas Operation.

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Amazon’s New Predictive Maintenance Offering is Cutting Edge

Amazon’s New Predictive Maintenance Offering is Cutting Edge


Amazon announced a suite of new AWS machine learning services. To many, this announcement appeared to be Amazon’s launching off point towards being a major supplier of predictive maintenance solutions. However, this announcement follows a long history of Amazon carving out its capabilities in industrial digitalization.

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Supply Chain Management with Digital Transformation

Supply Chain Management with Digital Transformation


Process plants can use digital tools to break down silos, avoiding needless cost and waste.

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Manufacturers Must Adapt Workers’ Skills for Fast COVID-19 Recovery

Manufacturers Must Adapt Workers’ Skills for Fast COVID-19 Recovery


Claudia Jarret, US country manager at EU Automation, explains that if manufacturers want to emerge stronger from the COVID-19 crisis, they mustn’t overlook the importance of reskilling their workforce for maximum economic recovery.

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Industrial AI Smart Camera for AI Vision at the Edge based on Intel Atom E3930 and Movidius Myriad X VPU

Industrial AI Smart Camera for AI Vision at the Edge based on Intel Atom E3930 and Movidius Myriad X VPU

  • ADLINK Technology
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The MadgeTech Titan S8 has 8 programmable channels to measure and record temperature, current, voltage, pulse, and frequency in real-time.

The MadgeTech Titan S8 has 8 programmable channels to measure and record temperature, current, voltage, pulse, and frequency in real-time.

  • MadgeTech Inc.
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The OPC Foundation and Automation.com come together to bring you this informative ebook to highlight the benefits and the potential of the OPC UA technology for end users, system integrators and operators in the world of Industrial IoT.

The OPC Foundation and Automation.com come together to bring you this informative ebook to highlight the benefits and the potential of the OPC UA technology for end users, system integrators and operators in the world of Industrial IoT.

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Download the new OT/ICS Cybersecurity ebook and discover an emerging cyberthreat—misuse of DNS protocols—as well as learn how a zero-trust approach to OT/ICS/SCADA cybersecurity works. You'll also learn about open and secure SCADA systems, and more.

Download the new OT/ICS Cybersecurity ebook and discover an emerging cyberthreat—misuse of DNS protocols—as well as learn how a zero-trust approach to OT/ICS/SCADA cybersecurity works. You'll also learn about open and secure SCADA systems, and more.

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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 concentrates on understanding the fundamentals of IIoT-enabled valve controllers, including the range of sensors & switches that make valves and instruments smart, and the benefits of remotely mounting valve positioners.

This edition of InTech Focus concentrates on understanding the fundamentals of IIoT-enabled valve controllers, including the range of sensors & switches that make valves and instruments smart, and the benefits of remotely mounting valve positioners.

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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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Swift Sensors Launches Sub-Zero Temperature Sensor to Meet COVID-19 Vaccine Monitoring and Storage Requirements

Swift Sensors Launches Sub-Zero Temperature Sensor to Meet COVID-19 Vaccine Monitoring and Storage Requirements

  • Swift Sensors
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IDEC Upgrades Switches and Relay Sockets with Push-in Technology

IDEC Upgrades Switches and Relay Sockets with Push-in Technology

  • IDEC Corporation
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EXspect 271 Turbidity Sensor Can Now be Approved for an Extended Pressure Range

EXspect 271 Turbidity Sensor Can Now be Approved for an Extended Pressure Range

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Automation Cartoons - January 2021

Automation Cartoons - January 2021


Help us caption this Otto Mation comic! Submit your clever and/or funny caption ideas using the form below. If your caption is selected, you'll win an Otto Mation coffee mug!

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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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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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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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