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The Impact of Automation on Employment: An NCCI Report
July 25, 2017

The Impact of Automation on Employment: An NCCI Report

During the 20th century, automation largely impacted routine tasks, contributing to significant shifts in agriculture and manufacturing employment. This edition explains why automation in the future has the potential to change labor markets more dramatically than in the past.

Infinity QS releases whitepaper on automated food safety guidelines
October 17, 2016

Infinity QS releases whitepaper on automated food safety guidelines

The increasing availability of the tools that facilitate higher levels of manufacturing productivity and quality creates an opportunity for manufacturers to embrace a fresh mindset and leverage prevention and traceability regulations to improve safety, increase revenue, and elevate brand reputation.

September 02, 2015

Vision Inspection is vital for brand protection

By Omron
Companies are increasingly using vision systems as a critical component of their traceability and recordkeeping protocols. This whitepaper outlines new industry regulations, the impact of traceability and recordkeeping on the supply chain and the use of vision systems to minimize product liability.

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How Vision Systems play an increasingly important role in food safety, traceability and record keeping requirements
April 15, 2015

How Vision Systems play an increasingly important role in food safety, traceability and record keeping requirements

By Laura Studwell, Omron
Companies are increasingly using vision systems as a critical component of their traceability and recordkeeping protocols. This whitepaper outlines new industry regulations, the impact of traceability and recordkeeping on the supply chain and the use of vision systems to minimize product liability.

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Integrating Multigenerational Automation Systems
January 14, 2015

Integrating Multigenerational Automation Systems

By Chad Harper, Maverick Technologies
Process manufacturing plants are famous for their tendency to keep automation systems and associated networks up and running for decades. Getting an automation system that includes multigenerational and multivendor components to work together can be a challenge.

Maintaining heat transfer fluid in the food and beverage industry
November 14, 2014

Maintaining heat transfer fluid in the food and beverage industry

By Clive Jones, et al, Global Heat Transfer
A properly maintained heat transfer system employing food-grade heat transfer fluids will contribute to low cost operation and efficient production.

Mobile Devices White Paper
May 07, 2014

Mobile Devices White Paper

By Opto 22
Can off-the-shelf mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets be safely used in industrial automation applications? This timely white paper explores the promise and problems of this popular new trend.

Protecting our Water – Keep Chemicals in the Tank
March 25, 2014

Protecting our Water – Keep Chemicals in the Tank

By Bill Sholette and Ricardo Chavez, Endress+Hauser
Leaking or overfilled tanks can cause environmental problems, contaminate drinking water and cost a company millions of dollars. Proper instrumentation, monitoring and control can prevent these problems. This white paper explains how.

Transforming the Light Curtain
July 22, 2013

Transforming the Light Curtain

By Tyler Glieden, SICK
By reducing the need for physical guards and barriers, light curtains can increase the maintainability of the equipment they are protecting. Light curtains using pattern and object recognition require fewer sensors and less wiring while providing a safety solution that’s secure.

Preventing Dust Explosions For Hazardous, Class II Applications
October 12, 2012

Preventing Dust Explosions For Hazardous, Class II Applications

By Mike Mendicino, Pepperl+Fuchs

Explosion prevention techniques are readily available for use in industrial and agricultural areas. This paper highlights some of these techniques and provide some practical application knowledge to consider.

Long-Term Instrument Control and Connectivity Solutions
May 03, 2012

Long-Term Instrument Control and Connectivity Solutions

By National Instruments

The key to developing long-term instrument control applications is software and hardware that enable seamless connectivity to any instrument in an application and offer built-in capabilities for advanced data analysis and presentation. The two decisions, the instrument and the software, should be independent of each other.

February 27, 2012

Endress+Hauser Releases White Paper Showing How to Maintain pH Sensors

Automation.com, March 2012

By Fred Kohlmann, Endress+Hauser

White paper describes when and how to inspect, clean and calibrate pH sensors-including a complete decision tree diagram that outlines all necessary steps.

February 09, 2012

Using Guided Wave Radar in Steam loops

Automation.com, March 2012

By Keith Riley and Ravi Jethra, Endress+Hauser

White paper addresses the application of Guided Wave Radar to measure level in steam loops, including discussions of how this technology functions and differs from more traditional forms of level indication.

Innovative New Air / Gas Thermal Flow Meter Changes the Rules
February 08, 2012

Innovative New Air / Gas Thermal Flow Meter Changes the Rules

Automation.com, February 2012

By Randy Brown, Fluid Components International

Upgrading a plant’s gas flow meters can improve process efficiency, reduce energy costs and save on maintenance expenses. Here’s how FCI’s newest line of thermal mass flow meters can help when replacing old meters.

FDI: Field Device Integration Technology
February 07, 2012

FDI: Field Device Integration Technology

Automation.com, February 2012

By FDI Cooperation

FDT Group, Fieldbus Foundation, HART Communication Foundation, OPC Foundation, PROFIBUS & PROFINET International, are supporting and driving forward the development of FDI Technology. Here’s how FDI works.

Energy Harvesters reduce wiring and battery costs for wireless sensors
January 23, 2012

Energy Harvesters reduce wiring and battery costs for wireless sensors

Automation.com, January 2012

By Roy Freeland, Perpetuum

Energy Harvesters are now readily available to power most low power wireless installations.

December 27, 2011

Wireless technology in industrial automation

By Johan van der Westhuizen,Yokogawa

The use of wireless technology in industrial automation systems offers a number of potential benefits. Here’s what Yokogawa thinks about wireless.

December 21, 2011

Signal Conditioning: Getting the most for your money

Automation.com, December 2011

By Acromag

This paper reviews signal conditioning features such as accuracy, adjustability, isolation, surge withstand capability, RFI/EMI protection, packaging, and repairability.

December 21, 2011

Simplifying Plant Safety Instrumentation

Automation.com, December 2011

By United Electric Controls

For point safety applications, a properly designed and implemented digital switch with self-diagnostics can be an important part of the solution.