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Industrial Internet of Things, Industry 4.0
Industrial Internet of Things, Industry 4.0

Cover story: Connected automation and analysis enable smart factories. How can Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 concepts help with your next automation, controls, and instrumentation implementations? Advice from industry experts follows. Read More

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Do it yourself HMI
Do it yourself HMI

Technology Update: Should you build or buy a human-machine interface (HMI)? Developing PC-based HMI software may seem a simple task, but there are pitfalls. Configuring a purchased HMI software... Read More

Best practices for energy-efficient machines
Best practices for energy-efficient machines

Machine control designs are changing to integrate best practices in energy management. These steps include measurement and monitoring of energy use and control and optimization to minimize energy... Read More

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Evaluating servo system performance
Evaluating servo system performance

Servo system selection criteria involves more than just wattage and price. Other important servo criteria to consider include rated torque, rated speed, overload time, torque-to-inertia ratio,... Read More

The role of RFID in the smart factory
The role of RFID in the smart factory

Control Engineering International: Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology will have a big role to play in the smart factory of the future, enabling things to communicate in real-time with... Read More

Vision standards update: nine criteria help with standard selection
Vision standards update: nine criteria help with standard selection

Inside Machines: Machine vision standards advance at the spring G3 meeting of the EMVA, AIA, JIIA, and VDMA machine vision associations; nine criteria help with selecting standards.Read More

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Engineering Leaders Under 40
The future is now! Are you a leader under 40? The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program recognizes manufacturing professionals under the age of 40 who are making a significant contribution to their plant’s success, and to the control engineering and/or plant engineering professions. Control Engineering and Plant Engineering are now accepting nominations for the Engineering Leaders Under 40 program.
Nominations end June 24, 2015.
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Connecting Infrastructure

Presenter Dan McGrath from Panduit will review a maturity model and assessment approach to simplify robust industrial networking that will deliver improved overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and path to innovation. He will also discuss tools and resources for developing a solid execution plan to transform their physical infrastructure from restrictive, poorly planned networks to more secure, effective and innovative network fabric that will deliver sustainable value.

Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 11 a.m. PT /1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

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Six-axis robot for assembly, material handling applications
Six-axis robot for assembly, material handling applications

Yaskawa Motoman's MH12 six-axis robot is designed for assembly, dispensing, material handling,... Read More

Non-contact safety switch series
Non-contact safety switch series

The Omega LPC/LMC, CPC/CMC, and SPC/SMC series are designed to interlock hinged, sliding, or... Read More

Safety hinge switch for industrial environments
Safety hinge switch for industrial environments

Schmersal's Tesk safety hinge switch is designed to provide position monitoring for machine guards.Read More

Safety interlock switches with stainless steel tongues
Safety interlock switches with stainless steel tongues

The Omega K-SS Series tongue operated safety interlock switches are designed for food processing,... Read More

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