Tuesday, September 24, 2013
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Automation providers bring innovations to Pack Expo
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Advances shown or announced at Pack Expo, Sept. 23-25, Las Vegas, include the following. Universal light curtain, light grid ABB Jokab Safety Focus II Light Curtains and Light Grids offer complete range of features in one low cost package. One curtain or grid model works for all applications, eliminating the need to... Read More

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Wonderware owner Invensys acquires InduSoft
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Invensys, a supplier of industrial software, systems, and control equipment to major industries, has acquired InduSoft, a provider of human machine interface (HMI) and embedded intelligent device... Read More

Plant Engineering Workforce Development Study: Lack of skilled workers leading to unfilled jobs
Plant Engineering Workforce Development Study: Lack of skilled workers leading to unfilled jobs

Manufacturing has a skills gap; that much is understood by industry professionals. As the recently completed Workforce Development Study of the issue by Plant Engineering reveals, identifying the... Read More

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Women ready for leadership roles in manufacturing's growth
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Have you taken inventory of your coworkers recently? And have you noticed the lack of women, and specifically women in leadership roles within the STEM fields? Why is that? To me, the definition of... Read More

Agricultural machinery and industrial robotics set to lead growth in China’s machinery market
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Production of agricultural machinery and industrial robotics in China is projected to expand at a strong rate in the coming years with average yearly growth of 18.1% and 18.8%, respectively—making... Read More

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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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Pneumatic series with solenoid valves
Pneumatic series with solenoid valves

AutomationDirect’s Nitra AVS-series of pneumatics now includes additional directional... Read More

Robotic series for processing large parts
Robotic series for processing large parts

The MH50 II-series robots by Yaskawa Motoman have a flexible design and are... Read More

Linear piezo nanopositioner series
Linear piezo nanopositioner series

Aerotech's QNP-L series of linear piezo nanopositioning stages give nanometer-level... Read More

Current transducer combines current transformer, signal conditioner
Current transducer combines current transformer, signal conditioner

NK Technologies' AT/ATR-LS Current Transducer combines a current transformer and signal... Read More

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