Thursday, January 24, 2013
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Ethernet for sensor networks? Why it makes sense today
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Active (or smart) enclosure-less I/O blocks, supporting industrial Ethernet, can be installed close to the sensors to eliminate logistic complexities of running wire back to a central control panel for each sensor and enable two-way communications among the I/O block and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) or remote...Read More

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The importance of client reviews
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A few simple discussions with and demonstrations for your client at strategic times can prevent a world of problems and keep your project on track.Read More

Cyber war stakes rising
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U.S. intelligence officials have warned as nation-sponsored cyber warfare goes mainstream this year, attacks on U.S. installations and institutions could result not just in damage and theft but in... Read More

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Make the virtualized manufacturing environment visible
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Engineering and IT Insight: Add IT assets to your manufacturing data historian and alarm system for faster reactions and greater plant-floor reliability. Use existing data historian and OPC-UA to... Read More

Motion control: Product handling, re-feeder challenges
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Integrator update: Controlling the product flow in adjacent machines can be challenging. Polytron and Finesse Manufacturing address product handling and re-feeder interruptions, turning a... Read More

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Video: Advice From System Integrators Of The Year, 2013
Leaders from the Control Engineering 2013 System Integrators of the Year provide advice about system integration of automation and controls in a video interview.
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Industrial matrix drive with reduced harmonics, power regeneration
Industrial matrix drive with reduced harmonics, power regeneration

Yaskawa's U1000 Industrial Matrix Drive has 9 bi-directional switches that are arranged in a matrix... Read More

Push buttons and signaling devices for harsh conditions
Push buttons and signaling devices for harsh conditions

Siemens' Sirius Act are of 22 mm IEC push buttons, indicator lights, and selector switches are... Read More

Laser contrast sensor with fixed background suppression
Laser contrast sensor with fixed background suppression

Banner Engineering's Q3X LD50 laser contrast sensor has fixed background suppression as well as... Read More

Process controller with touch-screen technology
Process controller with touch-screen technology

Watlow's F4T with Intuition temperature process controller is designed to provide intuitive... Read More

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