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Are Microsoft technologies still best for process control systems?
Are Microsoft technologies still best for process control systems?

Engineering and IT Insight: Process control architects and designers are questioning the 15-year wisdom that you cannot go wrong by picking the Microsoft environment for a process control system. See 6 critical requirements for process controls.Read More

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Big data can drive big energy savings
Big data can drive big energy savings

Advanced analytic technologies enable “virtual audits,” enhancing manufacturers’ ability to pinpoint—and reverse—energy waste on plant floors.Read More

Standardization for the operator interface
Standardization for the operator interface

Inside Machines: OI standardization helps original equipment manufacturers speed time to market by using or adapting standard human-machine interface (HMI) screens.Read More

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Gestures can control cranes
Gestures can control cranes

Haptic control is proven for cranes, by using a Microsoft Kinect system.Read More

The next generation of HMIs offers more than just screens
The next generation of HMIs offers more than just screens

Mobility, security, maintenance all part of system considerations Read More

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Cyber security question and answer session
Matt Luallen and Robert Lee, who presented the Control Engineering Webcast "Were we just hacked? Applying digital forensic techniques for your industrial control systems?" took time to answer some follow-up questions on the subject from webcast viewers. Learn what they had to say on honey pots, corporate LAN, and other cyber security issues.
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Miniature data recorder mounts directly, without slip rings
Miniature data recorder mounts directly, without slip rings

The miniature Slice data recorder from DTS is designed to be mounted directly on the test article... Read More

Vibration meter designed to share data in real-time
Vibration meter designed to share data in real-time

Fluke's 805 FC Vibration Meter is a portable multifunction screening tool that can share data via... Read More

Solenoid and pneumatic valve series for clamping and locking operations
Solenoid and pneumatic valve series for clamping and locking operations

Festo's VS series of piston-spool solenoid and pneumatic valves and valve manifolds are designed... Read More

Robot programming for painting without coding
Robot programming for painting without coding

ABB Robotics' Simplified Robot Programming (SRP) combines the skill and craftsmanship of hand... Read More

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