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Five Phases in the Adoption of a Technology

The Gartner Group Develops Reports on a Wide Range or Predominantly IT-Driven Technologies for the Consumer Markets Called "Hype Cycles" That Describe the Five Phases in the Adoption of a Technology

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Energy Harvesting Challenges For Industrial Communications Systems

Photovoltalc Systems Need to Consider not Only the Availability of Light, But Also How Covers Such as Dust or Snow Reduce the Availability Incident Radiation Energy.

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Alternate Energy Sources Are Increasing Important to Industrial Communication System Design

Wireless Networks Have to Dependably Enable Power to the Sensors

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A Beacon for Wireless Signal Integrity

Until Now, the Measurements Brought in Wirelessly Have Not Been Safety-Related or Mission-Critical, at Least With Respect to Time. If a Signal Went Offline, the Plant Manager Wasn't Going to Appear in Anyone's Office.

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Seventh Grader Takes Home the Winning Prize at Science Fair With Minitab

Seventh grader, Jonathan Riska used Statistical Software Minitab to help him analyze energy data for his award winning PJAS science fair project.

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The Great Kanduski

The Fieldbus Foundation and HART Communications foundation have now officially merged to form a new organisation to known as FieldComm Group.  As no surprise Ted Masters will be president and CEO of FieldComm Group.

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The Shape of 3D Printing Changes in the Automation World
Traditional Automation and Motion Control Suppliers Increasingly Are Interested in Additive Manufacturing

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Ahead of the Herd: Our 2014 Readers' Choice Award Winners Galloped Away From the Competition
This Year, the Overall Distribution of These Service Recognition Scores Trended Up

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In With SSR? Out With EMR?
Are There Applications for Which There Are Justifiable Reasons not to Make This Change?

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Reader Feedback: R.I.P. PLC?
The PLC May Be On the Verge of Extinction as a Hardware Proposition

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What's Your Machine Safety Cost?
How Much Cost Really is Incurred When Implementing a Safety Strategy on a Machine?

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From Touch to Feel Sensors
Contact-Sensing Technologies Bring Human-Like Sensitivities to the Machine/Work Interface

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Put Industrial Printers to the Metal
EOS Direct-Metal, Laser-Sintering Systems' Micro-Welding Process Produces Industrial-Grade Parts in an Expanding Variety of Alloys

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The Importance of Machinery Safety Labels
A Matter of Risk Assessment, Liability & Compliance: Machine Safety Labeling in the 21st Century

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Put Industrial Printers to the Metal
EOS Direct-Metal, Laser-Sintering Systems' Micro-Welding Process Produces Industrial-Grade Parts in an Expanding Variety of Alloys

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Process the Analog Variables: Skid Builders Have Many Measurement and Control Options
Selecting the Right Sensor or Instrument to Measure Each Process Variable Can Be a Daunting Task Because There Are Hundreds, if Not Thousands, of Options on the Market. As With Many Applications, the Key is to Fit the Right Component to the Task.

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Network Infrastructure Gets Larger, but Less Protected
How to Analyze 'Big Data' and Prevent Cybersecurity Threats From Adversaries

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How Technology Has Influenced Engineers
Work in Harmony: Despite Differences in Their Approach to Problem-Solving, Older and Younger Engineers Begin to Appreciate Each Others’ Skill Sets and Methods

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Future Machines
How Technology Pushes Machine Builders and Integrators to Design Smarter Machines, and Why Processes Have Become Better and More Efficient

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Safety Relays or Better Diagnostics?
Where Do Machine Builders Draw the Line Between Diagnostic Needs and Safety?

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