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Automation

The use of machines, control systems and information technology in the production of goods and delivery of services, automation includes development of the programmable logic controller (PLC), distributed control systems (DCS) and infrastructure for plant networking. Systems synchronize the flow of inputs from sensors and events with the flow of outputs to actuators and events, for greater flexibility in production.

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Project Execution and System Management

Honeywell Process Solutions has launched its latest version of Experion® PKS Orion, featuring advanced capabilities that allow industrial plants to implement automation projects faster and more efficiently, while making it easier to manage daily operations.
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Improve decision-making in process operations

Invensys recently unveiled what it says is Invensys’ next-generation control system, “the Foxboro Evo process automation system.”
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Process Automation System

With advanced tools and applications delivered across a high-speed, fault-tolerant and cyber-secure hardware platform, the Foxboro Evo process automation system was designed to improve operational insight and integrity.
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Industrial Controls and Automation Packages

Knowledgeable in the latest automation and programming software, Ross SyCon can provide industrial controls solutions and packages of virtually any complexity.
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New Orleans to host Siemens 2013 Automation Summit

The summit will provide engineering and operational professionals, automation and operations management and senior-level executives with end-user learning opportunities covering the complete spectrum of automation.
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Automation expenditures in food & beverage industry to top $7 billion by 2016, report predicts

The report, titled “Automation Expenditures for Food and Beverage Worldwide Outlook,” examines the market for automation products and systems in food and beverage products and ingredients manufacturing.
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Anglo American launches major automation plan

The National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is working with one of the world's biggest mining companies, UK-based Anglo American plc, on the development of innovative robotic technologies for mining.
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Dual capabilities, four business segments and many global macro trends

“R&D today isn’t about white coats. It’s about working with customers,” Ashish Kulkarni, Dallas-based Celanese Corp.’s recently appointed chief technology and innovation officer, says. But, Kulkarni adds, you need to go beyond the bromide of “listening to your customer.”
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Reduce the expense of field wiring

Intelligent Marshalling from Houston, Texas-based Invensys Operations Management can eliminate process field rewiring and, indeed, the need for marshalling cabinets entirely. Furthermore, Intelligent Marshalling breaks the dependency between control system design and I/O subsystem installation, says the company.
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ASCO Numatics announces winners of 2012 Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarships

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – ASCO Numatics, a manufacturer of fluid automation, flow control, and pneumatics solutions, has announced the recipients of the 2012 ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarship.
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