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System integration survey results show increase in spending for next year
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The system integration business is looking up, according to a new Control Engineering original research study, with most survey respondents (87%) likely to be involved in system integration projects in the coming year, and spending on system integration projects was expected to increase next year. Three main groups of... Read More

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Automation justification
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For maximum return on investment (ROI) when deciding to automate, ensure systems can scale with an operation, evolve, and be redeployed for maximum return on investment. For a productivity boost,... Read More

3D design software top 10 features, simulation, visualization, electrical; helps with robot design
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Dassault Systèmes (Paris:DSY) discussed SolidWorks 2014 enhancements with a small group of media on Sept. 5. Upgrades to shape control, sketch enhancement, visualization control, sheet metal,... Read More

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HART – the next 20 years…
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With the HART Communication Foundation celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Ted Masters, president and CEO at HART Communication Foundation, offers his views on how and why the HART protocol... Read More

HMI includes Microsoft Windows 7 industrial panel PC
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The new EZPanel PC HMI from EZAutomation combines the easy-to-use EZAutomation EZTouch software known for reliability and universal connectivity to all PLCs, with a powerful Microsoft Windows 7... Read More

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Avoid the worst control system ever
Avoid the worst control system ever

This is the WORST control system I have ever worked with! It shut down AGAIN last night! My... Read More

Engineering project management: Avoid thrashing
Engineering project management: Avoid thrashing

Engineering project management requires careful quantifying of scope, attention to scope creep, and... Read More

5 ways to avoid scope creep on an engineering project
5 ways to avoid scope creep on an engineering project

If you work in an engineering project-based world, I am sure you have heard the term “scope creep.”... Read More

Quick tips for managing expectations
Quick tips for managing expectations

In a previous posting Anthony Baker talked about quantifying things and not letting a blanket... Read More

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