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Integrating HMIs with PLCs and PACs
Integrating HMIs with PLCs and PACs

Today's industrial manufacturing, utility, and distribution companies require extensive data collection and analysis to stay competitive. Although newer automation technologies have made it relatively easy for these businesses to gather tremendous amounts of data, simply collecting data isn't sufficient. To achieve... Read More

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Industrial robot sales hit record in 2013
Industrial robot sales hit record in 2013

Industrial robots sales increased 12% in 2013 to a new record, and there are indications that total will be surpassed in 2014. At June's AUTOMATICA in Munich, International Federation of... Read More

Rockwell Automation reworks production systems globally
Rockwell Automation reworks production systems globally

In 20 production facilities globally, Rockwell Automation is implementing SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) and Rockwell Automation software, replacing disparate customized, homegrown... Read More

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Motion control in packaging: 10 tips for improvement; 1 for good measure
Motion control in packaging: 10 tips for improvement; 1 for good measure

Recent technology developments in packaging machine and line motion control provide significant benefits for machine end users and expand capabilities for the machine original equipment manufacturer... Read More

Connecting the networking dots
Connecting the networking dots

The cover story in this issue of AppliedAutomation covers the timing aspect. By properly synchronizing industrial Ethernet networks, advanced industrial Ethernet protocols can become more effective.... Read More

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Wireless for stationary applications Q&A session
Presenter Daniel E. Capano, owner and president, Diversified Technical Services Inc. of Stamford, Conn., took time to answer some follow-up questions on the subject from webcast viewers. Learn what he had to say about deploying wireless networks in outdoor industrial facilities, whether extreme humidity, rain or snow affect wireless signals, and whether wireless is best served for remote monitoring versus closed loop control.

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Machine safety standards: ANSI Z10 versus new ISO 45001 in late 2016
Machine safety standards: ANSI Z10 versus new ISO 45001 in late 2016

The standard ANSI Z10-2005 is a machine safety concern and an opportunity. I barely... Read More

Machine Safety: We haven’t finished assessing cloud computing; here comes the fog
Machine Safety: We haven’t finished assessing cloud computing; here comes the fog

Microsoft, Apple, Cisco Systems, IBM, Google, Facebook, HP, Sony, and other "big... Read More

Machine Safety: Which safety circuit design is required?
Machine Safety: Which safety circuit design is required?

First of all, is everyone familiar with “B” level and “C” level machine safety standards? Secondly,... Read More

Machine Safety: Can one channel mitigate a Cat 3/PLd functional requirement?
Machine Safety: Can one channel mitigate a Cat 3/PLd functional requirement?

Category 3 and 4 architectures typically call for a control reliable (that is, redundant)... Read More

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