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Industrial Ethernet learning opportunity

Few would argue that implementation of Industrial Ethernet is an important topic these days among controls and automation professionals in the manufacturing space, including packaging.
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Pepperl + Fuchs: AS-Interface I/O modules

Pepperl+Fuchs’ three new G11 Series AS-Interface I/O Modules feature a simple, round housing design that enables the AS-Interface cable to easily exit the housing in any direction to significantly simplify installation and operation.
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A new approach to conveyors

Different products can be conveyed on a single line and moved in different directions, while an operator has complete control over the speed and direction of movement of the conveyed food products by implementing control commands virtually in real-time.
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Take a quick virtual tour

See the latest in packaging automation technology from B&R Industrial Automation, all in just 3 1/2 minutes.
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Vision system easily integrated into control system
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Vision system easily integrated into control system

The B&R/Cognex vision system lets you directly integrate the Cognex 7000 camera with the B&R control platform. High-performance scan time is a key benefit.
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Why wireless sensor networks are everywhere (almost)

It seems like it was not so long ago that there was a serious debate over whether or not wireless sensor networks — and wireless communications in general — were a technology suitable for industrial applications. If you take a look around, that debate is over.
Ethernet gateway modules communicate with multiple legacy systems
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Ethernet gateway modules communicate with multiple legacy systems

ProSoft's Ethernet IP gateway allows you to talk to various legacy systems. Stand-alone gateways let you talk to multitude of manufacturers' control systems--100 different protocols for industrial automation as well as building control, fire control air conditioning systems.
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TURCK, Inc: Ethernet gateway

TURCK’s BL67 Ethernet Gateway for Ethernet/IP and Modbus TCP/IP provides a reliable communication solution for on-machine, modular I/O applications, and is suitable for use in environments where conditions may not be conducive to traditional I/O.
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Rockwell Automation: Industrial Ethernet switch features scalable managed switching capabilities

Built with Rockwell Automation and Cisco technology, the highly-scalable, compact-sized Allen-Bradley Stratix 5700 layer 2 managed industrial Ethernet switch meets a broad range of switching capabilities including entry-level, machine-builder applications and converged or IT-ready integrated user solutions.
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OEE: A Controversial Figure

This performance metric takes center stage as a growing number of users turn to it both to boost the efficiency of their equipment and to compare the performance of machines and production lines. But is this increasingly popular metric really this versatile?

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