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  • Oct 15, 2014 9:42 am EDT

    Today's transit agencies face tremendous challenges as they chart a path to drive their constituents deep into the 21st century. Finding the delicate balance between budgetary issues, operational costs, lifespan, environmental concerns and future growth can be a daunting task that many transit agencies are simply uncomfortable navigating alone.  Here are some tips to transforming your bus fleet into a sustainable fleet of the future.

    Mass Transit
  • Oct 8, 2014 9:33 am EDT

    In less than one year, United Water's operations in Westchester County, New York, cut its non-revenue water losses by more than 1 million gallons a day, or more than 5 percent of average daily production. For each of two water districts, by modeling the complex water flows involved, operations managers were able to convert the system into smaller, more easily managed zones. Each zone’s flow can be viewed independently. Battery-operated magnetic flowmeters in each zone record information in

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    Water/Waste Processing
  • Sep 30, 2014 10:53 am EDT

    Santa Clara, CA – Sept. 30, 2014 – Expertus announced today that Siemens Building Technologies (BT), the world’s market leader for safe and energy efficient buildings, won a coveted Brandon Hall Group Gold Award for excellence in the “Best in Competencies and Skill Development” category. One of Expertus’ high-tech customers, Siemens BT was honored for their “Standardized Training Program” which involved a comprehensive plan supported by Expertus’ ExpertusONE LMS.

    Expertus
  • Sep 24, 2014 12:36 pm EDT

    When Mitch Miller and his team of industry veterans formed Carbon Green BioEnergy, LLC (CGB), they had a vision to own and operate an ethanol plant. The team raised enough equity to purchase a mothballed, two-year-old plant in Lake Odessa, Mich. that had been sitting idle since it went bankrupt in 2008. CGB purchased the plant in 2009 at a time when many thought the ethanol boom was going bust. However, the team strongly believed in the future of ethanol as a sustainable, clean fuel that

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    Control Magazone
  • Sep 18, 2014 9:42 am EDT

    When my team formed Carbon Green BioEnergy LLC, we had a vision to own and operate an ethanol plant. We raised enough equity to purchase a mothballed, two-year-old plant in Lake Odessa, Michigan, that had been sitting idle since it went bankrupt in 2008. CGB purchased the plant in 2009 at a time when many thought the ethanol boom was going bust. However, we strongly believed in the future of ethanol as a sustainable, clean fuel that creates jobs and reduces the country’s dependence on foreign

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    Ethanol Producer Magazine
  • Sep 1, 2014 4:11 pm EDT

    Gravity is a universal pain in the neck. However, because we all must struggle against it, those who can provide labor-saving assistance in one endeavor or industry can often deliver similar aid to others. This is the logic underlying 30-year-old Fori Automation's worldwide growth and its diversification into a variety of applications focused mainly on carrying, assembling, welding and testing heavy automotive, aerospace, and defense parts and products.

    Control Design
  • Jul 15, 2014 3:55 pm EDT

    By: David Greenfield

    With all the focus on energy efficiency in manufacturing over the past decade and a half, it’s become common knowledge that motors are the devices responsible for most of the industry’s energy use. Now consider those motors being applied in one of the more energy intensive manufacturing industries—steel making—and you’re looking at some seriously intense energy consumption.

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    Automation World
  • Jul 15, 2014 12:46 pm EDT

    If there was one theme that seemed to dominate the agenda at the Siemens Automation Summit 2014, it was cybersecurity. On the first day of the event, I sat in on three different cybersecurity-related sessions. Industrial control system (ICS) cybersecurity experts from Dow Corning and DuPont presented two of these sessions.

    DuPont’s Top-Down/Bottom-Up Approach
    Eric Feldmeyer is manufacturing technology senior engineer at DuPont who has worked with automation and process controls for 30 years.

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    Automation World
  • Jul 15, 2014 12:40 pm EDT

    In the oil exploration world, performance and safety rule. Keeping those always top-of-mind challenge companies like CAD Control Systems, a BOP (blow-out preventer) control system manufacturer, and Siemens Industry. They have been working together for more than a decade building BOP control systems for drilling rigs, and when the opportunity arose for CAD Control Systems to participate in a pilot program with its longtime business partner, the company welcomed the challenge.

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    Control Engineering
  • Jul 14, 2014 10:05 am EDT
    I really enjoyed researching this month's "Automation's Got Talent" cover article on how science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs are beginning to produce the rookie engineers, technicians and operators needed to replace their veteran and rapidly retiring counterparts. It was especially refreshing to learn about the headway these programs are making because I've sat through at least a couple dozen presentations in recent years proclaiming the coming brain drain, but offering
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    Control Design