Thursday, January 24, 2013
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Ethernet for sensor networks? Why it makes sense today
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Sensors are like the “scouts” of the manufacturing world; they collect vital information that keeps a manufacturing plant running effectively, efficiently, and with minimum waste, and they report it to the control system, preferably in time to take corrective action when things are trending awry. Today, thanks to... Read More

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The importance of client reviews
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This is a continuation of an earlier article which discussed the importance of specifications in engineering services projects. That article described the importance of good specifications to define... 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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The world has changed, and we no longer live in the environment where all computers, networks, and storage devices used for manufacturing are on the manufacturing floor. It was easy to see when... Read More

Motion control: Product handling, re-feeder challenges
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Two closely coupled machines can each falter from each other’s stumbles, like two runners in a three-legged race. Three-legged races can cripple even two fit athletes. Although production processes... 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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Signal conditioners for confined spaces
Signal conditioners for confined spaces

Phoenix Contact's Mini Pro signal conditioners are designed to save space and make... Read More

Analog IO modules with HART communications
Analog IO modules with HART communications

Opto 22's SNAP-AIMA-iH and SNAP-AOA-23-iH two-channel analog input and output modules... Read More

Rotary encoders with web-based diagnostic system
Rotary encoders with web-based diagnostic system

Leine and Linde's XHI 801 and XHI803 rotary encoders are equipped with a web-based Advanced... Read More

Software designed to monitor asset health, operations
Software designed to monitor asset health, operations

The NI InsightCM Enterprise by National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) is a software solution that... Read More

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