August 22, 2018
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Keeping Pace with Technological Innovation through Finance
Keeping Pace with Technological Innovation through Finance

By Peter Austin, Siemens Financial Services
Today more than ever, manufacturing leaders must understand the value of digitalization, how it applies to this industrial shift and establish the capital to enable this transition.

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Changing Business Models with IoT
Changing Business Models with IoT

By Jonathan Wilkins, EU Automation
An organization’s business model sets out how it will create and deliver value. Emerging, innovative technology can change existing business models or create new ones altogether.

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Integrated Plant Performance Management as a Means to Improve Profitability
Integrated Plant Performance Management as a Means to Improve Profitability

By Yasunori Kobayashi, Yokogawa
In today's competitive environment, process industry companies need to balance multiple objectives including safety, profitability and delivering value to customers. However, these objectives are often conflicting goals not aligned across departments, plants, or enterprise boundaries.

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LPWAN as the New Sensor Communication Infrastructure for IIOT
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Industry News

Sponsored by PAS
Renishaw partners with Bristol Music Trust charity to combine music and STEM education
Operations Risk Management Explained
What happens when automation systems go wrong? PAS talks operations risk management and the lines of defense for safe and reliable production in an upcoming webinar series.
 

BEUMER GROUP helps Röfix AG enhance automatic palletizing
BEUMER GROUP helps Röfix AG enhance automatic palletizing
BEUMER Group provided an entire system to the site in Sennwald, Switzerland and integrated it into an existing building. The system can be adapted to the different materials, no retrofitting required.
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Swissbit partners with Hiddn Solutions to enhance productivity
Swissbit partners with Hiddn Solutions to enhance productivity

Swissbit produces industrial-grade flash memory products and memory cards with security features for embedded systems in its own state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Berlin. The new site will be ready for the volume manufacturing of the Norwegian company Hiddn Solutions’ products.

Digitata Networks Americas LLC announces launch in the United States
Digitata Networks Americas LLC announces launch in the United States

Digitata Networks Americas LLC is a woman owned and operated enterprise that offers intelligent subscriber-centric and network-centric solutions to monitor, audit, and control  mobile technologies and domains, allowing Mobile Network Operators (MNO) to automate laborious operational tasks.

New Products

Sponsored by Digi-Key
Mechatronics LPH Series EC Fans
Mechatronics LPH Series EC Fans

Mechatronics’ low power fans are electronically commutated, providing DC fan efficiency with the simplicity of connecting to an AC power supply.

 

 
Mechatronics LPH Series EC Fans
TRACO POWER releases TPP 450-M series of 450 watt power supplies

Ruggedized to meet IEC 60068-2-6 (Vibration), IEC 60068-2-27 (Shock), MIL-STD-810F (Thermal Shock) and UL 62368-1 approved extends the application base of these power supplies into industrial markets.

Novotechnik introduces Vert-X 2800 Series of angular measurement sensors

Novotechnik introduces Vert-X 2800 Series of angular measurement sensors

The J1939 CAN bus option enables peer-to-peer or broadcast signaling and is a standard often found in commercial vehicle applications. J1939 is a software protocol associated with CAN bus and provides serial data communications between microprocessor systems connected through the bus.

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Phoenix Contact introduces RAD-900-DAIO6 900 MHz spread-spectrum transceiver

Phoenix Contact introduces RAD-900-DAIO6 900 MHz transceiver
This device can monitor digital on/off status, actuate relay outputs, and transmit or receive 4–20 mA signals over distances up to 20 miles. The I/O signals can be mirrored at other stations in the wireless network or mapped to Modbus RTU for integration into a Modbus host system.
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Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence announces Optiv Performance 322 coordinate measuring machine
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence announces Optiv Performance 322 coordinate measuring machine

Weighing under 400 lbs, the fixed bridge and moving table-type machine is light enough to be placed directly on existing workbenches and relocated without recalibration by a Hexagon engineer.

Mitsubishi Electric Automation introduces Pak/iQ portfolio of packaging products
Mitsubishi Electric Automation introduces Pak/iQ portfolio of packaging products
Mitsubishi Electric’s portfolio of products and solutions include pre-configured diagnostic and maintenance screens, operator screens and an application code library for designs. Pak/iQ is intended for bottling, pillowing and wrapping machines.
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This Area Electrical and Instrumentation Engineer will provide electrical and instrumentation technical expertise for increasing plant reliability. They will recommend and implement technical solutions for extending equipment life, troubleshoot and problem solve instrument and electrical issues, develop preventative maintenance plans for all facilities.
 

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