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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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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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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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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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