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Using a historian to store machine data
Using a historian to store machine data

Cover story: HMI-historian integration cover story: Integration of historians with human-machine interface software allows knowledge workers to change the future based on past collection of big data. Here’s the why and how of linking your machine HMI to a historian, and the best ways to view and analyze historical...Read More

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Soft starters: The modern solution for every girth gear drive
Soft starters: The modern solution for every girth gear drive

Soft starters replace old mechanical solutions such as star-delta or autotransformers and are gaining market share in the electrical drive field, previously dominated by variable frequency drives.... Read More

Conformance and interoperability testing
Conformance and interoperability testing

Compatibility is just a marketing term. Testing of conformity is nice to have, but customers are more interested in interoperability. With CAN controllers, different test plan implementations can... Read More

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Bosch Rexroth’s free Advancing Factory Automation Kit provides a special collection of useful automation case studies, technical papers, videos and links to Rexroth online resources—tools and insight to help you advance your automation solutions. Learn more.
Proactive obsolescence management: Plan now or pay later
Proactive obsolescence management: Plan now or pay later

Skyrocketing costs of today’s industrial equipment coupled with the accelerated pace of technological change are creating expectations from customers that products will be supported far beyond the... Read More

Automated material recovery system more than doubles recovery of key recyclables
Automated material recovery system more than doubles recovery of key recyclables

The new facility is able to sort more tonnage of recyclables than other facilities operating in New York City, due to automation, conveyors, magnets, and optic augmentations in the design. During... Read More

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System Integrator Giants Call for Nominations
Participate in the 2015 System Integrator Giants program, which recognizes the top system integrators listed in the CFE Media Global System Integrator Database. The in-depth analysis of these companies will appear in the August issue of Control Engineering and online at www.controleng.com/giants. Access the 2015 System Integrator Giants Submission Form.
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The CP6606 Panel PC from Beckhoff combines a full color 7-inch TFT touch screen display (800 x 480 WVGA), 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 CPU, and 1 GB DDR3 RAM — offering an all-in-one HMI and controller with an impressive price-to-performance ratio. Learn more.
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Upcoming Webcast
Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 webcast: Overview and practical advice for today

Presenters Dr. Richard Soley, executive director of the Industrial Internet Consortium and an Industrie 4.0 group speaker will talk about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 and provide practical advice that manufacturers can implement today to realize productivity gains sooner rather than later.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 11 a.m. PT /1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

Sponsored by: Advantech, B&B SmartWorx, Beckhoff, Hilscher, WAGO
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Featured Products
Automated checkweigher system for in-motion items
Automated checkweigher system for in-motion items

Hardy Process Solutions' Dynamic Checkweigher is a fully automated system designed to weigh items... Read More

PLC platform for data logging, Ethernet communication
PLC platform for data logging, Ethernet communication

AutomationDirect has added the BRX PLC platform to their line of programmable logic controllers... Read More

PLC data logger for collecting historical, production, troubleshooting data
PLC data logger for collecting historical, production, troubleshooting data

InterConnecting Automation's FC-LOG is a programmable logic controller (PLC) data logger that... Read More

Universal data logger for research, industrial applications
Universal data logger for research, industrial applications

Omega's OM-DAQXL series of portable, handheld data logger is designed for process monitoring and... Read More

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