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Submitted by Joe Feeley on Fri, 07/26/2013 - 09:23
"Wearable technology" brings a new view of data collection to the shop floor.
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Submitted by Joe Feeley on Thu, 11/01/2012 - 11:22
During a few recent vendor visits I've seen more examples of automation suppliers promoting aesthetics of design in what I'd consider non-customary places, and the use of contemporary social media-influenced interfaces.
Category: new technology trends operator interface Integration Connectivity Component Compatibility Machine Design Automation Design Human Machine Interface Controls Architecture
Submitted by Joe Feeley on Wed, 09/26/2012 - 16:47
IMS Research projects world sales revenue of operator terminals with embedded PLC hardware will rise from $99 million in 2011, to approximately $148 million in 2016; a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 9% over the period.
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Submitted by Joe Feeley on Thu, 09/20/2012 - 17:18
Here's a quick update about two of the many exhibitors that caught my attention at September's IMTS 2012 in Chicago. I'll do more as I can. The event now includes an Industrial Automation North America (IANA) conference and exhibitor component produced by Deutsche Messe, the folks who do the Hannover Fair.
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Submitted by Joe Feeley on Wed, 05/09/2012 - 11:43
As I assemble our 15th anniversary issue, which looks back and excerpts our content over the years, I reread the first issue of Control Design. The leading industrial PC technology of the time had 200 MHz Pentium processors, 512 MB RAM, powered by Windows NT.
Submitted by Joe Feeley on Wed, 03/14/2012 - 10:11
In your mailboxes right about now, many of you are finding our March issue, which features the results of our annual product research study. One of its elements is monitoring the progression away from traditional product research tools to digital alternatives.
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Submitted by Joe Feeley on Thu, 03/24/2011 - 15:39
PLANTVILLE--An Innovative Online Game Simulates a Plant Manager's Experience Challenging Players to Increase Productivity, Sustainability and the Overall Health of an Industrial Plant
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Submitted by Joe Feeley on Wed, 10/27/2010 - 12:52
Got this response to my post about MAG's "no coolant" machining center. I'll repost the link to it below Dal's comments if you don't know what this about
Submitted by Joe Feeley on Fri, 02/05/2010 - 15:11
Umm, Pete, the machine runs like a charm, but I think we better go back and review the criteria for "purpose" in the RFQ.
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Submitted by Joe Feeley on Tue, 03/24/2009 - 10:11
As we've monitored the progress that wireless technology had made in discrete automation applications---and there hasn't been a lot of it---it appears that the discrete crowd is reluctant to get very far into it until the wireless standards mess that's been accummulating in process automation begins to sort itself out.