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HARTING Technology Group is Positioned as an Electromobility Technology Partner and Pioneer

HARTING Technology Group is Positioned as an Electromobility Technology Partner and Pioneer


With its portfolio of products and solutions, the HARTING Technology Group is positioned as an electromobility technology partner and pioneer - and thereby driving the energy transition forward.

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Electromate Inc. Recognized as the 35th Best Workplace in Canada

Electromate Inc. Recognized as the 35th Best Workplace in Canada


Electromate has been recognized as the 35th Best Workplace in Canada.

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IFS Appoints Johan Made Chief Commercial Officer

IFS Appoints Johan Made Chief Commercial Officer


IFS bolsters executive leadership team to continue growth momentum.

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The Benefits of Digital Deployment of HART Instruments

The Benefits of Digital Deployment of HART Instruments


When instruments are connected to HART smart cards, the end-user has three key benefits.

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Case Study: How One Manufacturer Put Out the Fire on its Burning ERP Platform

Case Study: How One Manufacturer Put Out the Fire on its Burning ERP Platform


C&C Power, Inc. identified that it was on a burning platform which was getting in the way of being able to make essential business changes. This is the story of how the company achieved a reduction in stock-outs by 25% thanks to real (not general) materials requirements planning (MRP) functionality, reduced the impact on processes associated with design changes after orders are released to manufacturing, and achieved faster order turn time and a hugely improved customer experience.

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Festo: Stable Position for the Future

Festo: Stable Position for the Future


In the 2020 financial year, the Festo Group had to cope with a 7.5% decline in turnover due to the pandemic, but was able to close with an overall operating result above the previous year. The workforce was also guided through the crisis in a stable manner. After a strong first quarter, the company expects a catch-up year in 2021. With smart and intelligent products as well as digital learning platforms, Festo supports the structural change in industry and society–from electromobility to vaccine production and laboratory diagnostics to energy efficiency and climate-neutral production.

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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.

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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.

  • 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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Festo Presents SupraCube: Maximum Flexibility in Automation Technology

Festo Presents SupraCube: Maximum Flexibility in Automation Technology

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ODVA's Ethernet/IP Network Extended to In-cabinet Resource-constrained Devices

ODVA's Ethernet/IP Network Extended to In-cabinet Resource-constrained Devices

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Beckhoff Combines TwinCAT Vision with TwinCAT HMI

Beckhoff Combines TwinCAT Vision with TwinCAT HMI

  • Beckhoff Automation
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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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