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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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Giant dragonfly, jellyfish make waves
Giant dragonfly, jellyfish make waves

Festo, a manufacturer of pneumatic and electromechanical systems, components and controls for... Read More

Designer software for improved automation productivity
Designer software for improved automation productivity

Rockwell Automation's Software Studio 5000 Logix Designer v24 provides design capabilities to... Read More

Ground fault circuit interrupters, Ethernet safety software on display
Ground fault circuit interrupters, Ethernet safety software on display

Molex's Woodhead Super-Safeway and Safeway Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) and Brad... Read More

HMI touchscreens with modular IO architecture
HMI touchscreens with modular IO architecture

Red Lion's Graphite series of operator panels, which feature HMI touchscreens and an all-aluminum... Read More

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