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HMIs in 4 sizes, 3 housing styles, offering extensive connectivity

CARLO GAVAZZI is proud to announce the launch of their new CGHMI Series of HMIs available in 4 different sizes, constructed in one of up to three different housing bezels: economical plastic, durable aluminum or rugged, wash down resistant stainless steel. The CGHMI Series feature ARM processors, wide panels, high resolution, 65,536 colors, 128MB ROM,

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New fuel cell and hydrogen energy association website

With interest in fuel cells growing around the nation, the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) launched its new website to help the public understand the many benefits of fuel cell technology. The website reflects the industry’s continued commitment to educate consumers, policy makers, and others through the internet and digital media, as well

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Kübler slip rings SR060E do not require oiling any more

Cleanliness in connection with minimal maintanance is the focus of the packaging industry. This maxim often poses enormous challenges, since the packaging machines, which are faster and more productive than ever, are in continuous operation throughout the service life. But, in spite of the intense machine run times, neither dirt accumulation nor dust generation is

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Open communication for Industry 4.0

POWERLINK, openSAFETY and OPC UA deliver features to meet the high demands of Industry 4.0. Automation Studio supports OPC UA clients and servers directly on the controller, allowing vertical communication to SCADA, MES and ERP systems as well vendor-independent communication from PLC to PLC. With PLCopen-compliant OPC client function blocks, this communication can be easily

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The era of designing defensively

By Leslie Langnau • Managing Editor The buzz around the Internet of Things (IoT) is, in effect, throwing down the gauntlet to design engineers. With “everything” connecting to the Internet, you must now think about designing defensively when creating connectable devices. Here’s why. Medical device developer Medtronic created a line of insulin pumps that communicated

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AutomationDirect named a STEM education awards finalist

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, announced that AutomationDirect has been named as a Finalist in the Corporate Outreach category for the 2014 STEM Education Awards. The Technology Association of Georgia’s 3rd STEM Education Awards recognizes schools, programs, and companies

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Opto 22 Releases PAC Project 9.4 Industrial Automation Software

Opto 22 has announced PAC Project 9.4, an upgrade to its PAC Project suite of software applications and utilities that provide control programming, HMI development, OPC connectivity, and database integration. This latest PAC Project upgrade supports Opto 22’€™s new HART protocol SNAP I/O modules, adds the option of logging HMI data to SQL and other

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