Automation News for June 25 2017

GE2017: Automation in the workplace

Chairman of reed.co.uk, James Reed, puts jobseekers’ questions to three candidates from the major political parties: Damian Hinds for the Conservatives, …

Microsoft Azure

With Automation you can save time, reduce errors, and increase efficiency while lowering your operational costs. Automate all of your frequent, time-consuming, and error-prone IT management tasks, in the cloud or on-premises, freeing up your own time to focus on work that adds business value. Automation works with all the Azure services you know and love, as well on-premises systems and those in other clouds. You can also use Automation to connect and manage any online service with an API. Azure automation provides capabilities to do process automation as well as desired state configuration. Process automation is priced per job execution minute while desired state configuration is priced per managed node.
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The Automation Conference

At the 2017 Automation Conference & Expo, Caterpillar, Snyder’s-Lance, BP, WestRock and other industry heavyweights discussed some of the most significant developments in manufacturing today. Leveraging MQTT and the IIoT for industrial data analysis. Model-based engineering for design and fabrication of machinery. 3D printing and prototyping – exploring advanced manufacturing techniques. Our 2018 conference is scheduled for May 22-23 at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare. To learn more about exhibiting or sponsoring – including an opportunities to present – please contact your Automation World sales representative. The Automation Conference & Expo is the leading peer-to-peer educational and networking event for industrial automation professionals in the process industries, discrete manufacturing and packaging, and includes general and track sessions; in-depth Technology Workshops and tabletop exhibits, staffed by solutions experts. Manufacturing systems/IT and networking professionals. Purchasers of equipment for OEMs and discrete manufacturers, as well as processing and packaging operations systems integrators. Software development engineers for the discrete and process production industries.
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Automated Logic

Automated Logic … A proven, industry-leading system, the WebCTRL® building
automation system gives you the ability to fully understand your operations and …
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IEEE Xplore: IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and …

T-ASE will publish foundational research on Automation: scientific methods and
technologies that improve efficiency, productivity, quality, and reliability, …
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Your second Automation

After the scratch on the Automation surface, let’s dive deeper and create the automation rule: Turn on the lights when the sun sets. Because we specify no parameters, it will turn on all the lights. Starting with 0.28 automation rules can be reloaded from the frontend and are shown by default. To set an automation to be disabled when Home Assistant starts set initial state: to False. After a few days of running this automation rule, you come to realize that this automation rule is not good enough. Let’s add an offset to the sunset trigger and a condition to only turn on the lights if anyone is home. You start to like this automation business and buy some more lights, this time you put them in the bedroom. What you now realize is that when the sun is setting, the lights in the bedroom are also being turned on! Time to tweak the automation to only turn on the living room lights. You see the names of your lights and you write them down: light. Instead of hard coding the entity IDs of the lights in the automation rule, we will set up a group. This will allow us to see the living room separate in the app and be able to address it from automation rules. So we tweak the config to add the group and have the automation rule only turn on the group. Christmas is coming along and you decide to buy a remote switch to control the Christmas lights from Home Assistant. You can’t claim to live in the house of the future if you’re still manually turning on your Christmas lights!
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Hydraulic Pneumatic Simulator

With Automation Studioâ„¢, you can run your own scripts, which affects the software’s runtime behaviour and data; this is called Automation Studioâ„¢ extensibility. The extensibility feature allows a third party to manipulate Automation Studioâ„¢ runtime data model and process flow using a scripting language or. NET languages, a script writer can interface, augment, and redirect functions as well as manipulate data within the software’s model and provides this information to an external process.
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General Types of Automation Systems

Applications include e-mail spam filtering, system control, pattern recognition in systems, pattern recognition in speech, movement, and text, and financial automated trading systems. Traffic lights are usually controlled by distributed control systems, and they can also be applied in oil refining and central station power generation. A supervisory control and data acquisition system is a larger, industrial control network that is often comprised of smaller sub-systems, including human machine interface systems connected to remote terminal units, which work to translate sensor signals into comprehensible data. These systems can work together to control an entire manufacturing site, or even an entire region by connecting several different manufacturing plants. SCADA systems bear a high resemblance to distributed control systems, and at times it may be difficult to differentiate between the two.
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AR Automation & AP Automation Solutions

Corcentric’s B2B commerce experience is unrivalled. Our solutions cut transaction complexity by automating order-to-cash and procure-to-pay, freeing you from the manual, paper processes at the root of the chaos. Our accounts receivable and accounts payable software automates and streamlines your financial processes, giving you 100% visibility into the cash flow in your network. Eliminate manual and paper-based financial processes with a scalable solution that never becomes obsolete. When you make the change to accounts payable automation and imaging, you can enjoy a reduction in invoice processing costs of 80% and accelerate processing times by 70%. Invoice and AP automation allows you to focus on what you do best growing your business.
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Home Automation – Leviton

Leviton Automation Makes Life Easier Have your home respond to your needs Save money with wireless energy management… …your HVAC system operates
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Lead Tinning, Selective Soldering, Solderability Testing

NEWMAN LAKE, WA – In an effort to improve visibility, RPS has partnered with SMT Capital, a manufacturer’s representative organization that provides best-in-class equipment, consumables, and services to the electronics manufacturing industry. Operating out of the north central United States, SMT will provide RPS with representation in Ohio, Indiana, and Western Pennsylvania. With over 50 years of combined industry experience, the staff of SMT prides themselves on not just providing their customers with equipment or supplies, but solutions that help the businesses run more efficiently. Says, “We are pleased to be joining the RPS team. With the addition of RPS to our line card, we’re in a better position to provide solutions to our customers. The RPS Selective Soldering and Lead Tinning equipment will allow us to respond to our customers’ specialized needs.” About Hentec Industries, Inc. Hentec Industries Inc. is a manufacturer of automated selective soldering, lead tinning and component test equipment for electronics and component manufacturing, assembly and distribution.
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