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Machine safety standard merger: One global machine safety standard
Machine safety standard merger: One global machine safety standard

A joint working group is looking at global functional safety standard unification. At present, there are two predominantly accepted functional safety standards for machinery in the world: IEC 62061, Safety of machinery: Functional safety of electrical, electronic and programmable electronic control systems,... Read More

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PMI Index increase part of the spring thaw
PMI Index increase part of the spring thaw

Manufacturing continued its spring thaw in March, as the monthly PMI Report from the Institute of Supply Management showed an increase to 53.7%. That's up five-tenths of a point from the February... Read More

Integrating HART data from smart devices
Integrating HART data from smart devices

There is a resource present in your plant that can help facilitate asset management, but if you're like most companies, you aren't using it, or you aren't using it to the extent that you could. That... Read More

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Software to go provides wireless mobility
Software to go provides wireless mobility

The number of mobility applications has exploded, including many for engineers' use. I had heard some suggest a while back that software for automation, controls, and instrumentation was too complex... Read More

Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement touted at Hannover Messe opening
Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement touted at Hannover Messe opening

Hannover, Germany—Get ready for TAFTA. With key U.S. industry representatives in the audience at the opening of the 2014 Hannover Messe, German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, touted the... Read More

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CFE Media's Apps for Engineers is an interactive directory of more than 240 engineering-related applications for Android and iOS operating systems, that were created by various companies. The app will help users do their jobs better and save time, providing a "pre-sort" of relevant mobile engineering applications loaded with various calculators, catalogs, file viewers, measurement tools and more.
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Fiber optics improve industrial controller communications
Fiber optics improve industrial controller communications

Industrial controller communications may be improved with fiber optic cables. Optical fiber cables... Read More

Gateway switch for PLC programming and process visualization
Gateway switch for PLC programming and process visualization

Wago's PFC200 is designed to offer compact, computing power for PLC programming and process... Read More

Multi-touch panel PC series has multi-core CPUs
Multi-touch panel PC series has multi-core CPUs

Beckhoff Automation's CP22xx Panel PC series combines a multi-touch interface with... Read More

Communications module for Profibus network
Communications module for Profibus network

Molex's Brad SST Communication Modules SST-PB3S-CLX-RLL, SST-PB3S-CLX-RLL-CC and SST-PB3S-CLXT-RLL... Read More

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