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Airware unmaned aerial vehicles get ready to go solar

Alta Devices recently announced its cooperation with Airware to enable manufacturers of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to integrate solar power into their aircraft. Alta Devices says the company holds the world record for solar cell efficiency at 28.8%, and has shown that by integrating its thin and lightweight solar material onto the wings of

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MC Works 64

Software improves visibility of manufacturing operations

Mitsubishi Electric Automation recently released MC Works64, a PC-based supervisory control and data acquisition software suite that improves the visibility of manufacturing operations. Graphical user interfaces, alarm and event management, and data logging and trending are core features supported by the MC Works64. Other key features of MC Works64 include: vector-based 2D and 3D graphics

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The Automation PC is barely larger than your hand yet still delivers maximum performance right where it's needed.

Maintenance free 2-in-1 controller and PC delivers maximum graphics performance

The new Automation PC 2100 from B&R unites the PC world with hard real-time applications. If needed, Automation Runtime and Windows can run at the same time thanks to powerful Intel Atom multi-core processing technology, allowing the Automation PC 2100 to be used simultaneously as a high-performance industrial controller as well as a PC for

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GE launches Proficy Monitoring & Analytics Suite 2.0

At its User Summit: Making the Industrial Internet Real, in Orlando, GE’s Intelligent Platforms business announced the launch of a new version of the Proficy Monitoring & Analysis Suite (PMAS), which integrates its industrial data historian, Proficy Historian, with its advanced analytics capabilities, Proficy SmartSignal. The new offering also uses GE’s Predix platform for the

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GE summit focuses on how the Industrial Internet is changing business

GE’s Intelligent Platforms User Summit: Making the Industrial Internet Real, at the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Oct. 27–30, features more than 50 presentations from GE’s global customer base and will be headlined by GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt talking about how the Industrial Internet is changing business today. More than

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AutomationDirect supplies automated trophies for state robotics competition

AutomationDirect supports STEM education, including competitive robotics at the local, regional and national levels. For the second year in a row, in addition to sponsoring the annual Georgia Robotics Invitational Tournament and Showcase (GRITS) competition, AutomationDirect also provided the very unique trophies awarded to the winners. GRITS is a one-day event, produced by GeorgiaFIRST Robotics,

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Forget about the cool factor – 3D printing saves time and money

This guest blog is by Tyler Reid, Manufacturing Application Manager, GoEngineer The idea of iterative design – the cyclic process of prototyping, testing, analyzing, and refining a product...

Make Parts Fast

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