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Engineering customer service: 3 ways tech companies can improve the customer experience
Engineering customer service: 3 ways tech companies can improve the customer experience

Customer service can improve using three simple techniques. Professionals involved in robotics, machine vision, and motion control heard from a former Disney expert about how to improve customer service in the opening presentation at the A3 business conference, as part of the 21st Annual Robotics Industry Forum,... Read More

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Solar-power device would use heat to enhance efficiency
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A new approach to harvesting solar energy, developed by MIT researchers, could improve efficiency by using sunlight to heat a high-temperature material whose infrared radiation would then be... Read More

Wireless networks can save money and speed turnarounds
Wireless networks can save money and speed turnarounds

Today refineries and other process plants have to run as close to 100% of the time as possible in order to maximize their capital assets, and downtime must be minimized. Of course things eventually... Read More

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Supplementing lab analysis with inline measurements
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Food plant managers are faced with many challenges today, not the least of which is ensuring product quality. Depending on the product being made, they may have to meet the requirements of the U.S.... Read More

Growth expected in 2014 manufacturing sector
Growth expected in 2014 manufacturing sector

The growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector is expected to be positive for 2014 and beyond, said Dr. Helmuth Ludwig, CEO, Siemens Industry Sector U.S. Economic growth is expected to continue in key... Read More

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Were we just hacked? Applying digital forensic techniques for your industrial control systems

Presenters Robert M. Lee and Matthew E. Luallen will discuss how you can analyze and document your systems well enough to perform incident response and learn from those attacks. Your ability to know every detail about your systems is the biggest advantage you have when trying to secure your systems. Put that knowledge to work.

Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET
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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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