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Inspiration may take awhile
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What inspires today’s youth? Is it team robotics, commercialization of space, or contests to get an experiment into space? Sometimes it takes awhile for even the best messages about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to sink in, according to Leland D. Melvin, associate administrator for education, NASA.... Read More

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Energy harvesting power for the Internet of Things
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Energy is everywhere within reach; it just needs to be harvested. This is the principle of energy harvesting. Today, energy harvesting wireless solutions are already well established in the... Read More

Network architecture of the future: It’s now
Network architecture of the future: It’s now

We have all seen the situation: a new piece of equipment has to be connected to some network right now, because the facility manager has labeled it critical and it must appear on the monthly reports.... Read More

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IT support of industrial control networks
IT support of industrial control networks

It’s no secret these days that information technologies (IT) and operations technologies (OT) are continually merging. In the past, two different groups built and managed the dichotomy: OT ran the... Read More

Socializing success with automation standards, models, systems
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If you have ever been tasked with trying to move your company to new standards, new methods, or new systems, you probably realize that moving your company can be like steering a supertanker.... Read More

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Design and Deployment Best Practices for a Reliable Fiber Optic Network

Avoid EMI while achieving longer distances and higher performance utilizing fiber optics for EtherNet/IP networks across manufacturing zones and devices. In this Webcast, you’ll hear about physical layer best practices and understand proper fiber media selection for each physical layer in the EtherNet/IP network.

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Gantry handling system for assembly and medical automation
Gantry handling system for assembly and medical automation

Festo's EXCM mini-H gantry is a handling system designed for small parts assembly and... Read More

Desktop robot for focused plasma treatment
Desktop robot for focused plasma treatment

The JOT400 Plasma Cell by JOT Automation is a desktop robot designed for focused plasma... Read More

Stationary panel computers have 21.5 inch screens, multitouch, IP66 rating
Stationary panel computers have 21.5 inch screens, multitouch, IP66 rating

Advantech's SPC-2140WP is a 21.5 in. widescreen multitouch panel PC designed to provide easier... Read More

Control design toolbox has additional control algorithms
Control design toolbox has additional control algorithms

Maplesoft's MapleSim Control Design Toolbox allows engineers to take advantage of the... Read More

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