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Goodbye Windows XP; Hello IsXP?

Microsoft Windows XP support ends April 8. What happens April 9? Three things to remember. NEW:... » more

Distributed control systems: Four things to consider when emulating a third-party application

The capabilities of a DCS appear so limitless that we’re sometimes asked to replicate an external... » more

Motion control and drives profile expanded

The CiA 402 motion control and drives profile originally developed for CANopen systems will be... » more

Touch screen interface panels have 800 MHz CPUs, 50,000 hr backlights

AutomationDirect's EA9 series operator touch panels are equipped with 800 MHz CPUs, 64k colors, and... » more

Router, camera system used to enhance billboards

Moxa partnered with Media Resources on a project to improve the reliability of billboards with a... » more

Justifying manufacturing IT investments using the RAVE approach

Engineering and IT Insight: Justify investing in and applying new technology by explaining four... » more

DIN-Rail controller with programmable warning lights

Advantech's Uno-1110 DIN-rail controller features four programmable LED warning lights and isolated... » more

Building sustainable value through improved reliability

Creating a four-fold framework for instrument reliability has earned Dow Chemical’s Deer Park... » more

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Security stopgap for Windows XP users

The Edge7200i security appliance from Milton Security Group is designed as a stopgap for companies and customers who have not upgraded from Microsoft Windows XP. » more

Motion control and drives profile expanded

The CiA 402 motion control and drives profile originally developed for CANopen systems will be extended for functional safety. In addition, A new PDO mapping was introduced, to control asynchronous as well as synchronous motor... » more

Touch screen interface panels have 800 MHz CPUs, 50,000 hr backlights

AutomationDirect's EA9 series operator touch panels are equipped with 800 MHz CPUs, 64k colors, and 50,000-hr backlights and three serial ports as well as an Ethernet 10/100BaseT port. » more

DIN-Rail controller with programmable warning lights

Advantech's Uno-1110 DIN-rail controller features four programmable LED warning lights and isolated digital I/O ports so users no longer require extra signal converters. » more

Products inside: Packaging OEM offers multi-touch enabled machines

Edson Packaging InteleVüe is a multi-touch enabled packaging machine interface that uses a 24-in. CP3924 multi-touch Control Panel and the C6930 Industrial PC (IPC) from Beckhoff Automation. » more

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New ideas for quality management: Part 6

Managing manufacturing quality is never a one-size-fits-all solution.... » more

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Pump Control: Introduction

The U.S. alone has 32 million motors and about...

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