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New course for technology professionals

The first-of-its-kind training course provides foundational skills to manage networked industrial control systems
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Rockwell Automation is collaborating with Cisco to offer a new training course to help candidates prepare for Cisco Industrial Network Specialist certification.


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Market size for process instrumentation expected to increase by $2.5 billion

Process instrumentation and automation equipment is projected to grow to $13.6 billion by 2018
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The 2014 market forecast provides a five-year look at process instrumentation and automation equipment, segmented by major process industries.


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Production line ‘transformers’

Manufacturers turn to robotics and automation for increased flexibility, safety and efficiency
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The need to meet the demands of the food industry, including its current and pending regulations, is driving the demand for new technologies.


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Report: PLC market stagnant

Previous growth levels in the programmable logic controller market have not been reached in three years
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The ARC Group says technological developments are shifting away from programmable logic controller hardware.


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ARC: WMS market driven by omni-channel requirements

The ARC Advisory Group says the global market for warehouse management systems (WMSs) is driven by macroeconomic growth, demand for add-on modules and the omni-channel retail paradigm shift
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In Europe, ARC says warehouse management systems suppliers are optimistic about growth prospects


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Automation center addresses Michigan’s needs

The center in southeast Michigan offers affordable product lifecycle management (PLM) technologies training to local business leaders, employees, students and individuals
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Automation Alley partners with Tata Technologies to offer classes.


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In automation, system availability is key

Machine operators expect efficiency, and for Big Drum Engineering, demand-oriented maintenance and fast troubleshooting through remote service are crucial
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Big Drum Engineering says an emphasis on quick, efficient maintenance and troubleshooting is required to ensure safety and security.


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Survey reveals upswing in automation industry

A recent survey reveals positive results for the industry in 2014
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CSIA says the automation industry could grow between 5 percent and 15 percent in the coming months.


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New service reduces automation costs

An advanced project execution approach can cut total automation costs by up to 30 percent
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Known as LEAP, the new project services combines Honeywell proprietary hardware and software, virtualization and cloud engineering.


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Remote monitoring system provides needed oversight for egg company

The system allows greater functionality by providing smartphone monitoring and control
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With its automated feed mill operating 14-16 hours a day, Schipper Facilities Manager Dan Berghorst says additional oversight equipment was necessary.


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Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.

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Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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The August 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how your operation could be doing more to create a culture of employee engagement. Also, read more on how your business and insurance partners must know the basics of your business and its nuances as well.

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