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Streamlining assembly systems using PC-based control
Streamlining assembly systems using PC-based control

Beckhoff’s Shane Novacek recently spoke with Adam Moyer, principal controls engineer at Itron, to discuss how the company has used PC- and EtherCAT-based automation technology to improve manufacturing efficiency and save costs at its Waseca, Minn. facility. Data acquistion is 15% to 20% faster in overall process cycle...Read More

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CLPM: Improving process efficiency, throughput
CLPM: Improving process efficiency, throughput

Process manufacturers are under constant pressure to improve efficiency and throughput. Fortunately, opportunities to optimize production control are readily available. Advances in control loop... Read More

3-D additive manufacturing advancements
3-D additive manufacturing advancements

Advancements in 3-D printing have made the technology more sophisticated and affordable. The automotive, aerospace, and medical industries have made some major strides recently, and 3-D printing is... Read More

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Energy saving control projects
Energy saving control projects

Energy usage is a major factor associated with manufacturing facilities. Tracking energy usage at the plant, production line, and equipment level can help monitor and reduce energy usage, saving... Read More

EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook sees winds of change
EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook sees winds of change

The Annual Energy Outlook 2016 indicates that natural gas will lead U.S. production into 2040; clean electrical generation is expected to increase, however.Read More

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Engineering Leaders Under 40
Control Engineering and Plant Engineering are now accepting nominations for the 2016 Engineering Leaders Under 40 program to those who have made significant contributions to their plant and to the control engineering and/or plant engineering professions. Nominees must be working professionals who are under the age of 40 as of Sept. 1, 2016.
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It's clear by now that the Industrial Internet of Things is a transformative manufacturing strategy that will improve operations, reduce cost and increase quality and safety. This digital report is one of the many ways CFE Media will educate audiences on the importance of IIoT. Learn more.
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2017 System Integrator of the Year Call for Entries
Control Engineering and Plant Engineering are looking for the best integrators in the automation business for the 11th System Integrator of the Year program. The chosen System Integrator of the Year winners will receive worldwide recognition from Control Engineering and Plant Engineering, and will be inducted into the System Integrator Hall of Fame.
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Workcell for welding applications
Workcell for welding applications

Yaskawa Motoman's ArcWorld C-30 workcell is designed for welding of small- to medium-sized parts... Read More

Contactor series for military, commercial aircraft applications
Contactor series for military, commercial aircraft applications

TE Connectivity's (TE) Hartman KD400 series contactor is designed for 28 Vdc power systems in... Read More

Arc welding robot for high-density layouts
Arc welding robot for high-density layouts

Yaskawa Motoman's 6-axis MA1440 arc welding robot features a 6 kg payload and a large 50 mm wrist... Read More

Adjustable long-range read/write head
Adjustable long-range read/write head

Pepperl+Fuchs' long-range F192 reader is designed for reading tags at distances of more than 15 ft.... Read More

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