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How Sensors Are Moving Material Handling Towards Safe Automation
May 29, 2018

How Sensors Are Moving Material Handling Towards Safe Automation

By Alessandro Bosio, Sensata Technologies
Automated and integrated systems are proving to be solutions in industries like Materials Handling. The rise of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) in these applications is driving the need for safer and more reliable sensing systems and controls.

A New Deal for Buildings
February 02, 2018

A New Deal for Buildings

This whitepaper discusses ways to facilitate the adoption of information technologies in order to enable a more productive indoor environment.

Where Is Wi-Fi Heading?
November 10, 2017

Where Is Wi-Fi Heading?

By Cees Links, Qorvo
This whitepaper gives an overview of what customers expect from Wi-Fi, where it is heading, and how Wi-Fi fits into a larger context in the Smart Home, but also meshing networks, edge computing, FTTH and DOCSIS.

The Adaptive Machine: Acheiving batch size one
September 18, 2017

The Adaptive Machine: Acheiving batch size one

By B&R Industrial Automation,
Dedicated machine designs are giving way to base machine modules that are configured to production requirements, reconfigured as needed and support ‘batch of one’ operations. The result is a new category of machinery, the adaptive machine.

Powering Automatic Teller Machines One Board at a TIme
August 01, 2017

Powering Automatic Teller Machines One Board at a TIme

By AAEON
In 2014, China overtook the USA and became the world’s largest ATM market, according to Retail Banking Research (RBR), a financial strategy and data consultancy headquartered in London.

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.

The Impact of the IoT Demystified
July 21, 2017

The Impact of the IoT Demystified

By Cees Links, Qorvo
The IoT (Internet of Things) is a modern-day buzzword with lofty expectations to have a profound impact on society. But what is it, how will we use it and what will that impact be?

Protecting Signal Lines Against Electromagnetic Interference
July 14, 2017

Protecting Signal Lines Against Electromagnetic Interference

By Dataforth,
In today's dynamic industrial environments, electronic devices, signal and power wiring, and other electrical plant/process equipment often interact to create 'noise' or electromagnetic interference (EMI) problems which can degrade critical measurement and control signals. Proper grounding and shielding techniques can help reduce or eliminate these problems and maintain signal integrity.

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Protecting the Connected Barrels:  Cybersecurity for upstream oil and gas
July 05, 2017

Protecting the Connected Barrels: Cybersecurity for upstream oil and gas

By Anshu Mittal, Andrew Slaughter, Paul Zonneveld
This Deloitte report addresses cybersecurity concerns in the oil & gas industry, and discusses how companies can better protect themselves in an increasingly connected world.

Cybersecurity: Going Beyond Protection to Boost Resiliency
June 28, 2017

Cybersecurity: Going Beyond Protection to Boost Resiliency

By Don Dickinson, Phoenix Contact USA
The challenge of protecting sensitive data and cyber-assets becomes even more daunting as tens of billions of devices are connected globally, creating the Internet of Things (IoT). Cyber-threats take on an even greater significance when the target is critical infrastructure.

Technology and Approaches to Cut Lab & Building Energy Use
June 21, 2017

Technology and Approaches to Cut Lab & Building Energy Use

By Gordon P. Sharp, Aircuity Inc.
A major research study was conducted that generated a significant amount of objective data on the indoor environmental quality (IEQ) conditions of labs and vivariums that are using dynamic control of air change rate.

Indoor Autonomous Mobile Robots : A Maturity Framework
April 10, 2017

Indoor Autonomous Mobile Robots : A Maturity Framework

By Aethon
As the market for robots evolves and these devices are used in new ways, it becomes important to look at what it means to be an autonomous mobile service robot and evaluate the differences relative to the terms "autonomous" and "mobile."

What is a Cloud  Serialization and  Traceability Solution?
April 05, 2017

What is a Cloud Serialization and Traceability Solution?

The core principles of a Level 4 system make it uniquely positioned to deliver data sharing capability up, down, and across the supply chain.

Benefits of Intelligent Valve Actuation in Low Temperature Environments
March 17, 2017

Benefits of Intelligent Valve Actuation in Low Temperature Environments

By Rotork
With the current emphasis in the oil and gas industry on unmanned, remotely operated sites, often utilising renewable energy sources in harsh and challenging environments, capitalising on the functionality and energy saving benefits of IQ3 technology has never been more important.

The Safety of AC Power Supplies Fed with DC Voltage
January 12, 2017

The Safety of AC Power Supplies Fed with DC Voltage

By Dr. Qin Wang, PULS
This whitepaper is an assessment of the safety situation with AC and DC power supplies and what organizations can do to ensure safe power supplies in their facilities

January 10, 2017

Slow Speed Applications Using a Soft Starter

Many applications could benefit from the ability to adjust the speed of a process while operating. Reasons for this include positioning, checking or adjusting alignment, or inspecting equipment, such as a band saw. There are several methods you can use to obtain slow speed control in applications, including variable-frequency drives, soft starters, and mechanical gearing.

Powering the Internet of Things with MQTT
January 06, 2017

Powering the Internet of Things with MQTT

By Ming Fong, Schneider-Electric Software
Even though MQTT was designed prior to this age of IoT, its characteristics meet the requirements of IoT and have full advantage of being adopted into the IoT space. This paper provides an insight into the MQTT protocol.

Warehouse Automation Buyers Guide: A Complete Guide to AS/RS
December 07, 2016

Warehouse Automation Buyers Guide: A Complete Guide to AS/RS

By Dan Labell, Westfalia Technologies
One fact exists for most manufacturers and distributors: Warehouse automation stands as one of the last areas where long-term costs can be significantly reduced. Given this fact, the decision to implement an Automated Storage & Retrieval System (AS/RS) should be an easy one to reach.

Determination of Power Supply Efficiency
November 04, 2016

Determination of Power Supply Efficiency

By Bernhard Erdl, PULS
This article should help users determine the accurate efficiency and thus the power losses of a power supply

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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.

Integration of CAD for Electrical Engineering by Automation
September 15, 2016

Integration of CAD for Electrical Engineering by Automation

By Has Group
When dealing with CAD for electrical engineering the situation is different: the right technology and high integration enable a company to save a great deal of time, money and manpower through systematic information management.

How Technology is Reshaping the Modern Supply Chain
September 06, 2016

How Technology is Reshaping the Modern Supply Chain

By Gregory Braun, C3 Solutions
This paper explores the current influence of mobile technology, Software as a Service (SaaS), big data, and web APIs. . These four have come a long way recently and continue to evolve rapidly

Industrial Wired vs. Wireless Networking on the CNC Shop Floor
August 12, 2016

Industrial Wired vs. Wireless Networking on the CNC Shop Floor

In order to improve efficiency and remote management on the CNC shop floor, networking is required from both device level and infrastructure level. This whitepaper discusses which method is preferred, wired or wireless?

Supercar Engine Assembly Optimized by Manufacturing Execution System
August 04, 2016

Supercar Engine Assembly Optimized by Manufacturing Execution System

This document summarizes the manufacturing execution system (MES), or manufacturing operations management (MOM) solution implemented by a leading Automotive manufacturer to manage the complex assembly of the engine for their new Supercar.

How to Monitor CO/CO2/Temperature/Humidity/Dew Point with DL-300 Data Loggers
June 28, 2016

How to Monitor CO/CO2/Temperature/Humidity/Dew Point with DL-300 Data Loggers

The DL-300 series are ICP DAS USA’s product line that accurately measures and log concentration data of carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), temperature, humidity, and dew points in the air.

Siemens publishes white paper on digitalized pumping solutions for pipelines
June 08, 2016

Siemens publishes white paper on digitalized pumping solutions for pipelines

The white paper describes energy-efficient pumping solutions from Siemens designed to achieve a sustainable reduction of operating costs while helping to improve the reliability and safety of pumping stations.

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From Measurement to Management: How IoT and Cloud-Based Data is Changing the Oil & Gas Industry
April 05, 2016

From Measurement to Management: How IoT and Cloud-Based Data is Changing the Oil & Gas Industry

By Adam Chapman, Fluenta
The Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to change the capability of businesses to monitor and measure an almost unlimited number of different objects. Deploying this capability will be crucial for the Oil & Gas Industry over the coming decades, particularly as it relates to flaring and cold flaring (venting).

Energy-efficient machine tool technologies for any size shop
February 18, 2016

Energy-efficient machine tool technologies for any size shop

By Okuma
CNC machining processes contain hidden costs that often go unnoticed. Here’s how Okuma’s ECO suite technology can achieve significant energy savings by reducing power consumption.

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AAEON publishes white paper about its products
February 17, 2016

AAEON publishes white paper about its products

White Paper details 8 of AAEON’s latest product offerings with Intel 6th Generation Intel Core processors, including their key features and most viable applications. From embedded SBCs to network appliances, these products will harness the strength of these processors to bring you the most powerful and well-rounded solutions available.

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Enclosure Materials for Harsh Environments
December 06, 2015

Enclosure Materials for Harsh Environments

By Stahlin
Harsh environments similar to those found in water and wastewater facilities can affect the ability of an electrical enclosure to protect the controls contained within, leading to a multitude of problems.

7 Steps to a Successful Analog ASIC
December 02, 2015

7 Steps to a Successful Analog ASIC

By Bob Frostholm, JVD Analog ASIC Semiconductors
Advanced planning, thoughtful and proper resource allocation, intimate understanding of your supplier’s Analog Design and production skills, a well-defined objective specification, and more will ensure the success for your project.

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Industrial Computers, Embedded Automation
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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Factory Automation, Vision, Food & Beverage
Characteristics of Filling Systems
August 28, 2015

Characteristics of Filling Systems

By Penko
In principle, filling is a dosing process, only much faster. Product that has been produced in one batch, is now filled in multiple packages in succession or simultaneously. The filling process is typically done in a matter of seconds per package, as opposed to minutes or hours.

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Filling Systems for Liquids
August 28, 2015

Filling Systems for Liquids

By Penko
This White Paper discusses the challenges, options and solutions for process manufacturers when packaging products for consumers and/or the processing industry. This white paper focuses on packaged liquids in units smaller than 10kg (22 lbs).

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Gain Total Measurement Confidence with Smart Meter Verification
June 15, 2015

Gain Total Measurement Confidence with Smart Meter Verification

By MicroMotion
Inaccurate measurements and process oversights can result in imperfect product, decreased output, non-compliance with industry regulations and requirements, and unscheduled downtime. This trend report explores how Smart Meter Verification can help you not only minimize downtime and confirm the accuracy of your measurements, but also cut costs and maintain compliance.

Improving the Ins and Outs of the Digital Factory
May 28, 2015

Improving the Ins and Outs of the Digital Factory

By Robert Gee, Maxim Integrated
Designs of digital input and output modules for automated industrial controllers have, historically, been discrete in nature. Industry 4.0, the next revolution in the way factories run, will demand not only cloud control, but also faster throughput to maximize efficiency and profits. This white paper has practical information on building the PLCs customers want.

Cyber Security Design Methodology for Nuclear Power Control & Protection Systems
May 11, 2015

Cyber Security Design Methodology for Nuclear Power Control & Protection Systems

By Al Braik, Emirates Nuclear Energy Cooperation
Cyber Security design process and its implementation in the Nuclear Power ICS Architecture are explained. A complete Nuclear Power ICS cyber security life cycle program is described and how the Defense In Depth approach is sequenced in this life cycle is explained.

Machine Tool Apps: A Manufacturing Definition
April 16, 2015

Machine Tool Apps: A Manufacturing Definition

By Okuma
Paper describes machine tool apps and the 29 apps available in Okuma’s App Store, ranging from CAD/CAM software, measurement and gaging to security and tooling.

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Enabling Big Data Benefits in Upstream Systems
April 15, 2015

Enabling Big Data Benefits in Upstream Systems

By Steve Sponseller, Kepware
Big Data applications change the focus from reaction and response to anticipation and prevention. By incorporating Big Data technologies in their operating and business systems, upstream Oil & Gas companies can leverage information to anticipate problems, reduce costs, and coordinate resources in one effective process.

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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Factory Automation, Vision, Food & Beverage