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Helmet technology demonstrated using compact data acquisition system
Helmet technology demonstrated using compact data acquisition system

At NIWeek 2014, Dr. John Lloyd demonstrated his prototype helmet technology, which is designed to cut rotational impact forces by 50% and reduce the potential for a concussion for the wearer. The test stand was demonstrated at the 20th annual National Instruments conference and show in Austin, Texas. (Link to related...Read More

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High-efficiency steam production from the sun
High-efficiency steam production from the sun

New spongelike structure converts solar energy into steam, according to MIT researchers. The new material can convert 85% of incoming solar energy into steam, a significant improvement over recent... Read More

How to write a good process operation description document
How to write a good process operation description document

Back to Basics: Describe your process to preserve the process engineer knowledge for the future. To program the process controller, programmable logic controller (PLC), or distributed control system... Read More

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Top 5 Control Engineering articles, August 4-10: PID control loops, PID math, process operation descriptions, more
Top 5 Control Engineering articles, August 4-10: PID control loops, PID math, process operation descriptions, more

Articles about centralized tuning PID control loops, PID math, writing a process operating description document, radio frequency basics, and motion control and robotics integration were Control... Read More

Deploying a reliable physical infrastructure for process
Deploying a reliable physical infrastructure for process

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the plant floor in radical ways, and companies are learning they need to put together a viable physical infrastructure. One metal processing company realized... Read More

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A Network Foundation - Applied Case Study in Deploying a Reliable Physical Infrastructure for Process

Presenters Alan McFarland and James Neawedde, Jr. from Panduit will explain how a robust physical infrastructure can provide you with the ability to manage and improve manufacturing processes and productivity, while reducing downtime and improving overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) in your plant.

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Miniature data recorder mounts directly, without slip rings
Miniature data recorder mounts directly, without slip rings

The miniature Slice data recorder from DTS is designed to be mounted directly on the test article... Read More

Vibration meter designed to share data in real-time
Vibration meter designed to share data in real-time

Fluke's 805 FC Vibration Meter is a portable multifunction screening tool that can share data via... Read More

Solenoid and pneumatic valve series for clamping and locking operations
Solenoid and pneumatic valve series for clamping and locking operations

Festo's VS series of piston-spool solenoid and pneumatic valves and valve manifolds are designed... Read More

Robot programming for painting without coding
Robot programming for painting without coding

ABB Robotics' Simplified Robot Programming (SRP) combines the skill and craftsmanship of hand... Read More

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