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Virtualization In Manufacturing

April 8, 2013 9:23 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Articles | Comments

SOFTWARE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Frank Hill, director of manufacturing business development at Stratus Technologies, discusses virtualization. Hill explains what it is, how virtualization can help manufacturers take advantage of the processing power they may already have and how to mitigate some of the risk facing companies every day.

Pipeline Scheduling Software

March 20, 2013 11:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aspen Technology Inc. has acquired Pipeline Scheduling System (“PSS”) and Dock Scheduling System (“DSS”) software from Refining Advantage Inc.

Are You Ready for a Mobile-Centric World?

February 28, 2013 10:34 am | Blogs | Comments

These five practices will help you augment your current marketing strategy by being prepared for success in an increasingly device- and context-ready world.

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Searching for Seamless Integration?

February 21, 2013 8:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Siemens announces the latest version of the Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) portal, which now gives users the ability to commission and configure Sinamics G120 drives using Sinamics Startdrive.

Hammond Reduces IT Costs 39%

February 17, 2013 6:28 pm | by industrygal | Videos | Comments

In this video, Ray Rex, President of Hammond's HALOX Division, and Gerry Kaoukis, Hammond's IT Director, discuss their formula for reducing IT costs by 39%, reducing document management costs by 80%, improving service levels, increasing cross sell opportunities, and empowering their customers.

Motors that Are Geared Toward Efficiency

February 13, 2013 11:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Siemens introduces Simogear, its new geared motor series that features helical, parallel shaft and helical bevel gear unit types with integral high-efficient and NEMA Premium® efficient motors.

How to Solve Food Manufacturers’ Top Three Concerns

February 12, 2013 10:41 am | by ROBERT LOCKARD, Copywriter, Fishbowl | Blogs | Comments

With uncertainty looming, cost control and labor issues fall just behind food safety as top manufacturing concerns. So how do you ease the worry over these issues?

Is Technology a Job Killer? A Few History Lessons

February 12, 2013 9:20 am | by BERNARD CONDON, AP Business Writer | Articles | Comments

To workers being pushed out of jobs by today's technology, history has a message: You're not the first.

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Enabling the Digital Plant

February 4, 2013 10:40 am | by DAN O’BRIEN, Global Leader, Collaborative Manufacturing, Honeywell Process Solutions | Blogs | Comments

Vertical markets across the process industries compete in an increasingly rigorous environment marked by tighter regulation, growing margin pressures and an aging workforce.

Data Acquisition Stations

February 1, 2013 5:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

The GX and GP data acquisition stations and GA10 software are the first members of Yokogawa’s all-new SMARTDAC+ product family that incorporates Smart User Interface, Smart Architecture and Smart Functionality design principles.

Robust Industrial Box Computers

January 25, 2013 8:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

B&R Automation’s robust and reliable Automation PC 910 features the newest third-generation Intel® Core™ i technology.

Purchase Mobile Computers Wisely

January 23, 2013 10:46 am | by JERKER HELLSTROM, CEO, Handheld Group | Blogs | Comments

Organizations will have to start spending more on durable and reliable mobile computers rather than looking for bargains, if they want to avoid losing valuable productive time.

Wireless Thermocouple Modules

January 18, 2013 10:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omega introduces the OM-WLS-TC eight-channel wireless thermocouple input module as a solution that supports thermocouple types J, K, T, E,N, R, S and B.

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The Skinny on Lean Manufacturing

January 10, 2013 10:28 am | by FRANK HILL, Director of Manufacturing Business Development, Stratus Technologies | Blogs | Comments

Lean manufacturing ... While you may think you have strategies in place to make you more efficient, you may be missing a big part of the picture.

Rugged Tablet Evolution: What’s Next?

January 10, 2013 8:29 am | by TOM CALLAHAN, General Manager & Chief Technology Officer, QRC Technologies | Articles | Comments

The industry has come a long way, but industrial computing’s operational requirements have driven an evolutionary path quite different from its consumer counterparts.

Ten Business Technology Trends For 2014

January 4, 2013 1:00 am | by Matthew Littlefield | Articles | Comments

Which business technologies will lead the way in 2014? Immersed in today’s dynamic business technology environment and excited about what’s to come, LNS Research offers an early list of main focus areas you can expect experts to be discussing over the next few months. 

Basic CPU & Remote Modules

January 2, 2013 11:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

AutomationDirect’s Productivity3000 line of programmable controllers now includes basic CPU and remote slave modules.

The Cloud Doesn’t Guarantee Project Success

November 7, 2012 10:06 am | Blogs | Comments

Just because you have chosen to go with a cloud solution or a SaaS application doesn’t mean you will have guaranteed project success.

For Seamless Data Automation

November 7, 2012 9:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Zontec Inc. offers an update to its Synergy 2000™ Multi-function Toolbox, which automatically collects data in real-time from programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and coordinates measurement machines (CMMs) and similar plant hardware.

Hygienic Keypad Module

November 6, 2012 7:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new B&R keypad module with integrated illuminated ring keys features the compact dimensions of a mobile phone and IP65 washdown protection.

Enhanced Process Automation System

October 31, 2012 8:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Emerson Process Management offers DeltaV™ Version 12 (v12) with features that build on the system’s ability to help users simplify complex operations for increased productivity and value.

Three Simple Complexities of Data Protection

October 30, 2012 8:00 am | by DENNIS WENK, Symantec | Articles | Comments

There is little disagreement that data has value. In fact, digital data seems to be the new world currency. So protecting valuable data assets is a central concern for business continuity management. 

Durable Barcode Label Printers

October 26, 2012 10:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tharo Systems Inc.’s H-600 Series 6-inch-wide thermal transfer barcode label printers, offered in 203 DPI and 300 DPI versions, feature a durable, all-metal construction with a cast-aluminum center wall for added strength.

Critical Innovation Trends & Technology

October 17, 2012 6:03 am | by Milind Lakkad, Global Head of Manufacturing, Tata Consultancy Services | Articles | Comments

Emerging data technologies can be categorized in four trends -- mobile, social, big data and cloud computing. How can you address varied technological needs within your plant?

Inclusion in Virtual Teams

October 15, 2012 8:12 am | by JUDITH H. KATZ, Executive Vice President, The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Organizations that operate across several regions grapple continually with differences in language and culture, as well as efficient collaboration across multiple time zones.

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