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The HMI of the future will look very familiar
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Ever since PC-based software was introduced to industrial automation, the once very separate worlds of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) and industrial technologies have become more aligned. Many readers will remember when PC-based software was first introduced for HMI/SCADA systems in the mid-1980s. At the time, there... Read More

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Consortium formed for semiconductor wafer fabrication challenges
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A group of 10 global companies announced the formation of the Facility 450 Consortium (F450C) to address the complex facility and infrastructure challenges of 450mm semiconductor wafer... Read More

Time to step up: Actions you can take today
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Control systems represent a high-value target and are under attack. How bad is the risk? A recent survey and webcast conducted by Control Engineering indicated that most respondents recognize that... Read More

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PCs in the workplace: Will they survive?
PCs in the workplace: Will they survive?

I have noticed a lot of chatter lately on various forums and in articles about how tablets and smartphones are starting to become significant players in today’s workplace. The word is that the new... Read More

Motion card integrates high-performance amplifiers, motion control package
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Performance Motion Devices Inc. (PMD) announces a new family of Prodigy motion cards that combines a full-featured four-axis motion card with high-performance on-card amplifiers. The PMD Prodigy/CME... Read More

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Machine Safety: enhanced safety networks, the Internet of things, and autonomous safety
Machine Safety: enhanced safety networks, the Internet of things, and autonomous safety

Machine safety and HAL 9000: Does anybody remember HAL 9000, the computer that controlled the... Read More

Machine safety standard merger: One global machine safety standard
Machine safety standard merger: One global machine safety standard

A joint working group is looking at global functional safety standard unification. At present,... Read More

Machine Safety: what is the value of ISO 13849-1 for U.S. domestic compliance?
Machine Safety: what is the value of ISO 13849-1 for U.S. domestic compliance?

ISO 13849 clearly states that it is a standard for designers. If these designers work for U.S.... Read More

Machine Safety: Who is responsible for international standards?
Machine Safety: Who is responsible for international standards?

A lot of work has gone into harmonizing international standards but a dilemma still exists – who is... Read More

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