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ISM Index wraps up 2013 with bullish growth
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It was a happy old year for manufacturing. The first big manufacturing report of 2014 greeted industry analysts as the Institute of Supply Management’s PMI Index for December 2013 hit 57%. That’s just three-tenths of a point below November’s high-water mark of 57.3% and the sixth straight month above 55%. After the... Read More

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Machine Safety: 13 terms to know for compliance with functional safety, ISO 13849-1
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Since the international community passed ISO 13849-1: 2006, Safety of machinery, Safety-related parts of the control system, many large companies have become early adopters of the new quantitative... Read More

2014 FIRST Robotics Competition contestants learn this year’s robot task
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Strict rules, limited resources, time crunch, and stiff competition. High school robotics teams are about to learn the tasks their robots must complete to win the 2014 FIRST Robotics Competition... Read More

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Top Control Engineering articles, December 2013
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Most-read Control Engineering online articles during December 2013 at www.controleng.com included: building diversity in the engineering profession, System Integrator of the Year, tutorials on... Read More

Ametek acquires test and measurement manufacturer
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Ametek Inc. has acquired the Teseq Group, a manufacturer of test and measurement instrumentation for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing, for CHF 83 million ($92 million). Headquartered... 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.

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Gripper designed for multiple automated manufacturing tasks
Gripper designed for multiple automated manufacturing tasks

Empire Robotics' Versaball is a gripper archetype designed to flexibly adapt to multiple automated... Read More

AC motor line expanded, integrates encoder
AC motor line expanded, integrates encoder

AutomationDirect has expanded its Marathon AC motor line to include 0.5 to 5 HP Marathon Max+... Read More

Barrel sensors for tight spaces
Barrel sensors for tight spaces

Turck's EG05K and EH04K barrel sensors are 15mm shorter than the standard EG05 and EH04... Read More

Configurable modular industrial Ethernet switch
Configurable modular industrial Ethernet switch

Belden's MSP30 Layer 3 configurable modular industrial Ethernet switch offers extensive... Read More

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