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PanelView 800 family of graphic terminals
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Rockwell Automation: Graphic terminals

Increased CPU processing speeds and memory in new terminals are supported in Connected Components Workbench software Release 8.0.
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Why your manufacturing environment may soon run in the cloud
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Why your manufacturing environment may soon run in the cloud

Learn why cloud computing is quickly becoming the dominant architecture from plant to supply chain.
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nPC20 industrial node computer
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Nematron: Industrial PC

Nematron announces the launch of a high performance computer in its’ lineup of fanless, rugged, industrial-strength embedded PC’s – the nPC20 industrial node computer.
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Voice-activated commands for machines
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Voice-activated commands for machines

At PACK EXPO East, Beckhoff demonstrated how Google Glasses connected directly to a cloud server make it possible to adjust machine speeds with voice-activated commands.
IO-Link Master DR-8-EIP
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Comtrol: IO-link master

Comtrol Corporation announced the release of the IO-Link Master DR-8-EIP for industrial IO-Link sensor and actuator connectivity.
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OEE on the docket at PACK EXPO East

OEE provides visibility into your operation, helping you to produce more with your existing equipment and prevent unplanned equipment downtime.
Beckhoff's booth at WestPack 2015 illustrates the possibilities of Industry 4.0
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Industry 4.0 at WestPack

The sometimes the vague concept known as Industry 4.0/Industrial Internet of Things was a subject of discussion at more than one booth at WestPack and Automation Technology West, held in Anaheim Feb. 10-12; but there was nothing vague about the conversations to be had at these booths.
Sleek and compact. The sleek, hygienic design of the RoboLoader (shown) is complemented by the compact, multi-axis servo drives
OEM Application Note
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Simplifying the integration of machine and robotic control

This robotic case packer has a sleek, hygienic design that appeals to producers of packaged salads. But it’s the controls package that brings the most tangible benefits.
B&R’s two new master modules
Controls Product Brief
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B&R: Master modules for digital communication

B&R’s two new master modules each use IO-Link 1.1 to communicate digitally with four intelligent field devices: the X20DS438A with IP20 protection, and the X67DS438A with IP67 protection for use outside the control cabinet.
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Maker of thermoformed cups warms to PC-based controls

Kalamazoo, MI-based Fabri-Kal has been moving rather aggressively in the direction of PC-based control architecture in the thermoforming equipment they use to make plastic cups, bowls, and other containers found everywhere from the supermarket shelf to the kitchen pantry.

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