Archive: Jan 2013

Siemens announces collaboration to create integrated production-control and monitoring system for storage battery production facilities

Siemens, with their long standing tradition of automation technologies, has collaborated with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in order to develop better automation and monitoring technology for large-scale Lithium-ion battery producers. Wind and solar power plants already generate large amounts of electricity. The need to supply this energy as and when required will boost…

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Infographic explains how sustainability in business helps profits

Distinctive Doors released an infographic earlier this month showing how sustainable business practices are starting to help companies become more profitable. Consumers have influence on the way manufacturers produce their goods. Many are willing to pay more for an eco-friendly product, which catches the ear of manufacturers — as well as marketing departments. This infographic…

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Manufacturing outlook good for 2013

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reported that their manufacturing index climbed up to 50.7% from a three-year low of 49.5 last November, which designates economic expansion. “We are starting the new year on at least a fairly firm note,” said Tim Quinlan, an economist at Wells Fargo Securities LLC in Charlotte, North Carolina , who…

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Ethernet use in automation up in the beginning of 2013

With the increase in the need, and desire, for machines to communicate with each other in the manufacturing process, ethernet has been making great strides in its adoption and use in automation systems. Gavin Stoppel, applications manager with Harting’s Smart Networks Infrastructure Product group, said: “Ethernet is making itself the de facto standard for a…

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