SPONSORED White Paper: Using Commercial Off-the-Shelf Mobile Devices in Industrial Automation: "Russian Roulette" or the "New Normal?"
This white paper explores the pros and cons and discusses four things to consider: environment, safety, security, and connectivity and whether you should use off-the-shelf mobile devices in your industrial automation system.
This white paper talks about a new, unique LED-based sensing technology as well as how it works, the scientific principles behind it, and the beam patterns it uses to offer effective detection and distance measurement.
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Mitsubishi Electric Automation's A800 Series all-in-one variable frequency drive (VFD) combines induction and permanent magnet motors and is suitable for low performance applications and high performance industrial applications.
UL is offering functional safety certification, and the Control Engineering Machine Control blog has additional comments about functional safety certification, with a place to leave your views and questions.
Ridgid offers new hand-held diagnostic tools: the Ridgid micro LM-100 laser distance meter, the Ridgid micro CD-100 combustible gas detector, and the Ridgid micro IR-100 non-contact infrared thermometer.