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Connectivity Software for IoT Data Sharing

The crux of any Internet of Things (IoT) application is seamless data sharing. It is the complexity of such data sharing in industrial environments—with decades of legacy devices systems using different communications protocols—that presents the toughest industrial IoT challenges. This industrial data sharing complexity is often the

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Design strategies & attributes of the adaptive machine

Discover the enabling technologies behind this new category of machinery

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Preparing for Industrial Manufacturing 3D Printing

With its continuing advancement, broad application of 3D printing by industrial manufacturers might not be far away. To unlock its value, however, industrial companies will first need to determine how it can fit into their business and technology landscape. It is a prospect worth considering, given that 3D printing is an example of the growing

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Siemens Performance enhancements for advanced controllers for automation

Firmware 2.1 for the Simatic S7-1500 advanced controller enables the use of Engineering Framework TIA Portal V14 SP1 functions

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Troubleshooting Methodology—Art or Science?

Have you ever run into a technical resource (programmer or engineer) who outright confessed not being very good at troubleshooting? I suspect not. However, unlike Lake Wobegon’s children, we are not all above average, and it is a natural human tendency to overestimate one’s capabilities. Due diligence up front minimizes problems down

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Oil and Gas at the Edge

Downtime is expensive for any manufacturer, but downtime in the oil and gas industry—needless to say—is extremely expensive. According to an MIT Sloan study, a single day of downtime for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility can cost $25 million. And a typical midsize LNG facility goes down about five times a year. With the new reality

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