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Automation executives to meet at ISA EXPO

The Third Annual Automation Executive Summit focuses workforce development issuesThe International Society of Automation (ISA) will host its 3rd Annual Automation Executive Summit on October 7, 2009, at the Reliant
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ODVA chooses new leadership

New leadership includes board of directors and technical review boardOpen DeviceNet Vendors Association (ODVA) has chosen its leadership for the upcoming term, including its board of directors, officers and representatives
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SERCOS International to release encoder profile, open source driver library

Ethernet capabilities drive integration of this real-time networkIn consultation with users and suppliers, SERCOS International (SI) is developing a specification for an encoder profile for the SERCOS III real-time Ethernet
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ISA100 group seeks papers and presentations

Wireless can link sensors with automation systemsThe ISA100 Factory Automation Working Group (WG16) is seeking presentations and papers for new wireless technology and system architecture for the link between sensors/actuators
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Wireless looks for home in European factory automation

Is wireless ready for primetime?The need for real-time data, workforce mobility, easy installation and commissioning are key drivers for wireless adoption across discrete industries (e.g., food and beverage, plastics) in
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EtherCAT Technology Group expands conformance initiatives

EtherCAT supports high-speed packagingThe EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) is placing a priority on device conformance and interoperability. At its recent 7th European EtherCAT Interoperability Meeting, the group stressed the importance
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Tighter security in automation

New spec describes managing securityA second standard in the ISA99 series Security for Industrial Automation and Control Systems was approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The new standard,
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Real-time process optimization market on the rise

But the food industry lags in adoptionThe real-time process optimization and training (RPO) market is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9% over the next
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Energy reduction goals set

25% over the next ten yearsThe US Department of Energy (DOE) and the Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPA) set ambitious goals to reduce energy use and carbon emissions in the
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Industrial market tunes into wireless

Industrial protocols expected to see 50% CAGRThe worldwide market for industrial infrastructure wireless networking products exceeded $299 million in 2007, says a supply-side analysis report from VDC Research. Despite current
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