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Content tagged with Automation & Control posted in January 2012
Slideshow: Plant Safety Takes Center Stage in Factory Automation
Blog 
1/30/2012  36 comments
Safety networks have become more complex, and have actually become simpler and easier to deploy for plant operators. This slideshow highlights developments in plant safety with an emphasis on integrated safety networks.
What's Your Pick for Best Engineering Movie?
Mechatronics Zone 
1/25/2012  70 comments
The PBS film "Azorian" documents the construction of the equipment needed to raise a sunken Russian submarine.
Vision System Powers Multi-Camera Inspection
Engineering Materials 
1/20/2012  5 comments
The newest embedded vision system targets multi-camera imaging applications where 24/7 uptime is needed.
'KISS' Among Engineers' Top 2012 Concerns
Wolfe's Den 
1/9/2012  42 comments
As we enter 2012, it seems that the design engineering audience is noticing that jobs are becoming encumbered by lots of stuff that may not result in better end products.
2012 Will Be Year of the Engineer
Wolfe's Den 
1/4/2012  45 comments
Designers will no longer be the Rodney Dangerfield of the tech world.




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MIT students modified a 3D printer to enable it to print more than one object and print on top of existing printed objects. All of this was made possible by modifying a Solidoodle with a height measuring laser.
A battery management system to support an electric motorcycle lithium-ion battery pack took first place in Texas Instruments' annual engineering innovation contest.
This Gadget Freak Review looks at a keyless Bluetooth padlock that works with your smartphone, along with a system that tracks your sleep behavior and wakes you at the perfect time in your sleep cycle to avoid morning grogginess.
Siemens released Intosite, a cloud-based, location-aware SaaS app that lets users navigate a virtual production facility in much of the same fashion as traversing through Google Earth. Users can access PLM, IT, and other pertinent information for specific points on a factory floor or at an outdoor location.
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