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Quantified benefits of Industrial Internet of Things implementations
Quantified benefits of Industrial Internet of Things implementations

Automation experts already have been implementing Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) architectures for years, prior to calling it IIoT; benefits of digital manufacturing including less downtime, fewer defects, energy savings, and more new product introductions, as explained by Douglas Bellin, Cisco Systems Inc., at...Read More

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Well-grounded serial networking
Well-grounded serial networking

Without proper grounding in a RS-422/485 installation, the user becomes vulnerable to common mode voltage transients that can compromise accurate data transfer and sensor measurements and damage... Read More

Wireless sensor network streamlines semiconductor fabrication facility operations
Wireless sensor network streamlines semiconductor fabrication facility operations

Wireless mesh networks offer a viable workaround to traditional wired systems. They can be deployed without costly construction or downtime. In addition, the networks can provide data in real time... Read More

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This digital report covers: PLCs, robots, and the quest for a single controller; how OEE is key to automation solutions; how part 4 of PLCopen is blurring lines among PLCs, robotics, and motion control; and additional stories. Click here to download the Machine and Robot Control Strategy Digital Report today.
What we learned about engineering communication
What we learned about engineering communication

Think again about engineering communication and advice: Listening attentively is a learned skill; key phrases such as “what we learned” provide clues about where special attention is needed. Heed... Read More

Industrial networking company acquires IIoT manufacturer
Industrial networking company acquires IIoT manufacturer

HMS Industrial Networks AB has signed an agreement to acquire the Belgium-based company eWON SA, an IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) manufacturer of intelligent Internet-based remote access... Read More

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Engineers' Choice Winners
A total of 27 winners and 27 honorable mentions were named for the 2016 Engineers' Choice Awards, which were voted on by Control Engineering's print and digital audience. The 2016 Engineers' Choice Awards will be presented to the winners on March 21, 2016, in Chicago.
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How to Maximize Factory Automation Efficiency with Low Cost Machine Vision eGuide
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems. Vision systems are a primary consideration for any manufacturer who is looking to improve quality or automate production, but choosing systems that match your application and ownership requirements can be confusing. Learn more.
Upcoming Webcast
IIoT Webcast Series 2016, Part One: Effective Change Management
Presenter Stan Schneider will discuss how the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) disruption by exploring leading applications. These use cases highlight disruptive changes common across industries.

He will also review the role of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), the rapidly-growing alliance of over 200 companies that form ground zero of the IIoT ecosystem. Finally, it will overview the IIC architecture, early standards, and testbed programs.

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

Sponsored by: Atlas Copco, Rittal
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Remote IO modules with EtherNet/IP
Remote IO modules with EtherNet/IP

Moxa's ioLogik E1200 line of remote input/output (I/O) modules features support for EtherNet/IP and... Read More

Software for simplified automation system design
Software for simplified automation system design

Rockwell Automation's Rockwell Software Studio 5000 integrated development environment features... Read More

Industrial Ethernet extenders for train networks
Industrial Ethernet extenders for train networks

Westermo's DDW-002-B1 is an industrial Ethernet extender designed to interconnect Ethernet networks... Read More

Data acquisition system for process control applications
Data acquisition system for process control applications

Endress+Hauser's Memograph M RSG45 data manager is a data acquisition system for small process... Read More

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